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Very good location - 2.29 kilometers from city center
Popular landmarks
Sunny Supermarket 190 m
Tanjung Aru Perdana Park 280 m
Shot Put Pitch 330 m
Long Jump Pitch 360 m
Sabah Turf Club 360 m
Roll Call Area 660 m
Perdana Park Playground 820 m
North Borneo Railway 920 m
Perdana Park Parking Lot 960 m
Kinabalu Golf Course 1.05 km
Nearby landmarks
Sabah State Museum 1.85 km
Mamutik Island 3.08 km
Night Market 3.43 km
Gaya Street Sunday Market 3.9 km
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque 4.19 km
Signal Hill Observatory Platform 4.32 km
Manukan Island 6.59 km
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park 8.05 km
Sapi Island 8.06 km
Poring Hot Springs 17.4 km
The Crown Borneo Hotel

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The Crown Borneo Hotel

23 Jalan Pinang, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88100 - See map
  • 920 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

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Value for money7.1
Location rating7.4
Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Distance to airport3.5 km

Rooms available at The Crown Borneo Hotel

Standard Queen Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at The Crown Borneo Hotel?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to The Crown Borneo Hotel?

The Crown Borneo Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Crown Borneo Hotel has a car park available for guests. Parking is available for an additional charge. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kota Kinabalu with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

What is the smoking policy at The Crown Borneo Hotel?

The Crown Borneo Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

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  • 7.2
    Very good
    Location

    "Easy to find restaurant around hotel."

    Aung

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    April 1, 2018

  • 7.6
    Very good

    "Overall, this is a nice hotel."

    Loree

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    August 2, 2019

  • 8.0
    Very good
    Staff 

    "The staff are very friendly."

    Ray

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    July 10, 2019

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2,298 reviews
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6.6
Facilities
6.0
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7.4
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Nice small & cosy hotel with good free wifi.
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More about The Crown Borneo Hotel

Located in the heart of Tanjung Aru Town, this modern property is simply 10 minutes away from the city center and five minutes from Kinabalu International Airport. A convenient location, The Crown Borneo Hotel is surrounded by a variety of restaurants and cafes and is within walking distance to Tajung Aru Beach. Apart from being well located, The Crown Borneo Hotel boasts simple, yet modern, rooms that incorporate facilities such as individually controlled air conditioning, an LCD TV, and satellite channels in every room. The Crown Borneo Hotel is modern, classic, and definitely affordable!

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7.6
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"Nice place to stay if you are on a budget."

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8.7
Excellent
Shuni from Indonesia
Group
Stayed 2 nights in March 2011

Small But Comfy”

Convenient Location

I choose this hotel because first, expected to capture sunset at Tanjung Aru, and second, because it was close to the airport. However, we weren't lucky with the weather. Therefore we don't really know how close is The Crown Borneo Hotel to the sunset spot. But, it was really close to the airport. And on top of that, they serve a free shuttle to the airport which saved us quite a lot since taxi fares in Kinabalu are amazingly more expensive than in Kuala Lumpur. The hotel is also not far away from restaurants of various local cuisine. You'll surely find a nice place for breakfast, lunch, and dinner -- with local taste. I just wish that the hotel had a more spacious lobby.

Reviewed April 05, 2011
9.0
Exceptional
Timothy from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in October 2014

so very helpful”

very helpful staff very quick airport transfer lovely beach and Prince Philip Park nearby

The staff at the Borneo Crown really do try very hard to make each guest welcome. A 5 minute ride from the Air Asia terminal allows for a very quick transfer in the hotel minibus. Staff are on hand for rapid registration and room allocation, and the service in the excellent dining area is also very good. The beach and ‘Prince Philip Park’ are only a 25 minute walk away, as is the airport terminal should one wish to walk there. The air conditioned rooms may not be spacious, but they are certainly very comfortable. Maximum use is made of the space available to include enough shelf and hanging space, TV and electric kettle. Most helpful of all was assistance from the manageress when our flight out had been cancelled. Phone calls to the office and transport to the terminal to book a new flight were arranged immediately so that a new booking was hassle free, a wonderful service beyond the call of duty. We stayed twice and would always choose the Borneo Crown for transit through or stays in Kota Kinabalu.

Reviewed October 07, 2014
8.7
Excellent
Hazel from Philippines
Family with young children
Stayed 2 nights in June 2012

Excellent service for a budget hotel”

Great location, very accomodating staff, clean rooms

our stay at crown borneo was very pleasant. we were picked up from the hotel and welcomed by a very friendly staff. we are a group of 6 (4 adults and 2 kids) but we booked two rooms only good for 4 persons. crown borneo upgraded our two rooms to one big room for 6 persons for free. the rooms are clean. the air conditioner and water heater worked perfectly. the hotel is also conveniently situated near the airport and the beach, with two convenience stores nearby. the hotel room though has no windows, no fridge and no amenities. so if you wish to tour kota kinabalu the whole day and are just looking for a place to crash in at night, crown borneo would be a great place for you. as for me, i would definitely go back here again.

Reviewed June 14, 2012
9.3
Exceptional
Rhea from Philippines
Couple
Stayed 1 night in February 2012

Best Value for Your Money”

Clean, Friendly Personnel, Near the Airport, Good Food

we stayed here for 2 nights and we enjoyed it very much. what we liked best was the airport pick-up and the airport transfer on our departure date. the staff were really friendly and were very nice to talk to because they have good english communication skills. it was not difficult to get our meaning across. the rooms are clean and cozy and the general area where the hotel is located was also very nice. we will definitely stay here again if ever we are in kota kinabalu. thank you crown borneo hotel for a very nice stay!

Reviewed February 28, 2012
8.7
Excellent
Annahleen from Philippines
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in December 2011

We would definitely go back to this place! ”

Hotel is accessible

we enjoyed our stay at the crown borneo hotel in kota kinabalu, malaysia. our daughter loved the room (the queen sized-bed with lcd television). she was also amazed in the transparent bathroom. the location is accessible, it is near the airport, park/playground, restaurant, etc. the hotel rate is affordable. staffs and crews can understand english and they are accommodating. we would definitely go back to this place!

Reviewed January 03, 2012
9.3
Exceptional
MUHAMMAD from Malaysia
Group
Stayed 3 nights in July 2015

NICE”

THE LOCATION IS NEAREST TO BEACH AND TOWN

THE HOTEL WAS EASY TO FIND FROM AIRPORT.JUST TAKE 10 MINUTE.HAVE A GREAT MAMAK STALL BESIDE THE HOTEL YOU CAN EAT ROTI CANAI AND NASI GORENG THERE.24 HOUR. EASY TO GO TO BEACH TANJUNG ARU JUST TAKE 5 MINUTES ONLY. ALSO JUST TAKE 15 MINUTES TO KOTA KINABALU TOWN. THE ROOM JUST NICE.ITS OK IF YOU STAY FOR 1 OR 2 PERSON, FOR FAMILY OR GROUP NOT SUGGESTED CAUSE THE ROOM TO SMALL

Reviewed August 04, 2015
8.3
Excellent
Zoe from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in January 2014

Great Impression. Thanks!”

Cleanliness. Charming Staff. Proximity to Airport

Great little budget hotel near the airport. Staff are friendly, accommodating and helpful. Breakfast is really good. Great large portions which are great for the money conscious traveller. Beds are comfortable. And the hygiene/ cleanliness of the whole place was absolutely outstanding. The bathroom and shower, though small were so modern and clean I was shocked. (Have been travelling for 2 months and seen the full gamete in terms of hygiene! The Hotel is perfect for airport stopovers as is 2 - 5 mins from the airport and only 10- 15 mins walk from the beautiful Tanjung Aru beach. Shuttles and rides can be arranged at extremely affordable prices and the Hotel offers a wide variety of tours, from city, to wilderness to cultural. On my trip I was desperate for some beach after having been on weeks of city/ jungle travel and so left to find something closer to 1st Beach, Tanjung Aru. I wish I hadn't. For the ten minute walk down to the shore, you suffer greatly in accommodation quality and I wish I had have stayed at the crown. Staff are gorgeous and lovely.

Reviewed January 31, 2014
8.3
Excellent
Ian from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in June 2011

Nice hotel, close to the airport.”

Clean and friendly.

we wanted a kk hotel close to the airport, since we were due to travel to sandakan the next day. the crown borneo fitted the bill just right. the hotel's complimentary shuttle bus picked us up, as requested, and the staff provided a friendly welcome. the rooms are not that spacious, but are clean and have everything you'd need for a short stay. the hotel is located in a very nice area, close to tanjung aru, a pleasant beach area about 15 minutes' walk away, and there's also a really nice exercise park en-route. for food, there are cheap eateries very close by, and even a food market. we were very happy with our stay.

Reviewed July 24, 2011
9.3
Exceptional
Azhar from Malaysia
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in March 2012

Nice hotel near airport”

very close to airport

it was a short trip to kk for a seminar which is also a walking distance from the hotel. it was a superb location with proximity to tg aru town and tg aru beach. the room was small, but it is very new and clean. the hotel also provide free shuttle to and from the airport. it was a very nice experience staying at crown borneo.

Reviewed March 29, 2012
8.3
Excellent
Ryan from Philippines
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in April 2015

Hidden Gem”

1. Location (close to Tanjung Aru beach) 2. Friendly and helpful staff 3. Free airport shuttle ( 8am to 11pm )

It was a great stay. Location of Crown Borneo is perfect if you wanted to be close by the beach. There are plenty of restaurants in the area, drugstore, convenient store, bakery and a local market. 10-minute walk to Tanjung Aru beach and Perdana Park. Staff are very helpful and accommodating. Wifi is ok (lobby only) not working inside their rooms. Room was big enough for me since I travelled alone. Very safe to walk around even at night. I would definitely recommend this hotel to everyone.

Reviewed April 29, 2015
9.7
Exceptional
Ing from Singapore
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in December 2013

Very pleasant stop over! ”

1) Rooms clean and comfortable 2) Free airport shuttle, WiFi and breakfast 3) Affordable places to eat within walking distance and airport transfer to city

My friends and I had a wonderful stop over (twice) at the Crown Borneo Hotel. It is value for money and a great hotel for a stop over. My thoughts: Service and staff: friendly and helpful, airport shuttle free and reliable. Hotel: clean and comfortable. Food: Yummy affordable street food, a market and convenience stores within 2-5 mins walk. (The 24hr convenience store is just across a small from the hotel) The only thing to note is that there are no lifts! Other than that, I'd return!

Reviewed December 17, 2013
9.3
Exceptional
Mamdouh from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in March 2011

New hotel”

free transport to airport

The Crown Borneo Hotel,It is new hotel near the airport terminal two air asia terminal.It is small hotel but it is very clean .We just over night stay ,we came late and we left very early morning the best thing the hotel give us free transport to the airport.Our room was standard no window but has air con. Free WiFi or you can use their computer still free.Great staff with smile and helpful.

Reviewed April 11, 2011
9.3
Exceptional
Rhea from Philippines
Couple
Stayed 1 night in February 2012

Best Value for your Money”

Clean rooms, Near the airport, Friendly Staff, Good food

we stayed here for two nights and we enjoyed it very much. the room was clean and cozy and the amenities that we need were available. the staff were friendly and were able to communicate well with us. their breakfast was also very good and they were generous with the servings. all in all, it was a very nice stay for us at crown borneo hotel.

Reviewed February 28, 2012
8.0
Excellent
MUNIRAH from Malaysia
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in April 2015

Staff very helpfull & near to airasia airport”

cleanliness,comfortable..plus free.transfer from airport if u request earlier.good place for transit and family vacation as thia place near to restaurant and market.,

Pleasant stay..i arrived at nite in Kota Kinabalu n d staff fetching us from d airport..eventho the hotel doesnt have lift,its ok but sadly no bell boy helping us to carry our bag.overall is ok as the room is clean,the facility is working,hotel surrounded by restaurant n market.if u come by car,this is d nice place to stay.near to tanjung aru beach,tanjung aru plaza,15mins to sholping mall (by car)..quiete place,good for sleeping...=)..would recommended to all

Reviewed April 30, 2015
8.7
Excellent
Ng from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in March 2011

Excellent!!!”

Nothing~

We arrived at KK about 11.15pm, the driver've been waiting us 30minutes because of the delay. He fetch us with no complaints & treat us warmly. We have to rush for our early morning flight to Taipei, another driver pick us there again with no complain in the early morning 4am & it's free!!! That's convenience for 1night stay traveler, just 4minutes from the airport. Bed is comfortable & toilet is clean. I give them thumbs up for the service. I'll be back for sure!!! Thanks for your warm welcome "The Crown Borneo Hotel"

Reviewed May 04, 2011
9.0
Exceptional
Christine from Indonesia
Group
Stayed 2 nights in September 2011

Location is Near to Airport”

Hotel has Airport Transfer

This hotel rooms has exquisite modern selected furnishings offering queen, twin and family bedrooms with rain shower bathroom attached. This hotel features complimentary high-speed wireless internet access (WIFI). The nearby point of interest is the well known Tanjung Aru Beach, where you can jog along the white sand and enjoy the most beautiful sunset scene approximately a 15 minute walk from the hotel.

Reviewed September 28, 2011
8.0
Excellent
TUONG from Malaysia
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in January 2012

Nice Serice and Clean Room”

Shuttle free service between Airport to Hotel.

there is transpoartation servie between kota kinabalu international airport to crown borneo hotel. servcice counter very nice person and polite. have a short distance from airport about 5 minutes and it was very convinient for flight transiit. the room very clean, with free wifi and have tv program. there are restaurants around the hotel area.

Reviewed February 12, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
charmain from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in December 2010

Great Hotel in the old part of Tanjung Aru”

Surrounded by old but well known kopitiams
Not much for kids to do

The hotel was small but perfect. The transport and reception were fast and efficient as we arrived late at KK with young children. The American breakfast was superb and the chef could'nt have been more friendly.Overall the rooms were average but the staff service surpassed our expectations! Kudos to the staff at Crown Borneo~!

Reviewed January 18, 2011
7.0
Very good
Yuk from Malaysia
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in February 2012

Lovely hotel with small room.”

Hotel provide free transport to and fro airport

crown borneo hotel is a small budget hotel located in a small township called tanjung aru outside the capital kota kinabalu. this hotel is very near to the budget airport terminal, within 5 minutes drive and within 10 minutes drive from the main airport. most travellers who on over night transit will prefer to stay at this hotel as getting to airport will be caught traffic jam.

Reviewed February 28, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
VICTOR from United States
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

Very relaxing hotel”

clean hotel,friendly staff and managements, very helpful and very affordable.

If i have given a chance again to visit kota kanabalu, i will rather stay in Crown borneo hotel...very good and affordable...keep up the good work and more power!!!!!

Reviewed April 03, 2014
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