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Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu, hotel in Kota Kinabalu

Boasting an outdoor pool and 4 dining options, Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu is set in the heart of Kota Kinabalu. The property offers spacious guest rooms with city or sea views.

Italian restaurant had really good service
8.9
Scored 8.9
Fabulous
Rated fabulous
2,354 reviews
Price from£81.17per night
Horizon Hotel, hotel in Kota Kinabalu

Boasting 4 dining options and an outdoor swimming pool, Horizon Hotel is located in Kota Kinabalu. The property is a 5-minute walk to Gaya Street and offers elegant, air-conditioned guest rooms .

8.3
Scored 8.3
Very good
Rated very good
2,128 reviews
Price from£60.62per night
Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre, hotel in Kota Kinabalu

Boasting 4 dining options and an outdoor pool, Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre is situated 200 metres from Jesselton Point.

The aircon in room is really good. Bed is comfortable. Room has a very good view, spacious as well. And there is balcony area to sit and enjoy view.
7.9
Scored 7.9
Good
Rated good
2,115 reviews
Price from£44.60per night
C'haya Hotel, hotel in Kota Kinabalu

Featuring 2 dining options and an infinity pool at the rooftop, C'haya Hotel offers modern guest rooms in Kota Kinabalu. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

The locations.
8.0
Scored 8.0
Very good
Rated very good
1,452 reviews
Price from£31.02per night
Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu, hotel in Kota Kinabalu

Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu is located in Kota Kinabalu and is 240 metres from Atkinson Clock Tower. Offering modern guest rooms, it also provides free WiFi in the room and an on-site restaurant.

Location
8.1
Scored 8.1
Very good
Rated very good
1,253 reviews
Price from£31.15per night
The Klagan Regency 1Borneo, hotel in Kota Kinabalu

Featuring direct access to the 1Borneo Hypermall, The Klagan Regency offers modern air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. The property boasts an outdoor rooftop pool and a restaurant.

Everything
8.4
Scored 8.4
Very good
Rated very good
401 reviews
Price from£41.94per night
Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel, hotel in Kota Kinabalu

Set in Kota Kinabalu, 800 metres from Filipino Market Sabah, Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel offers accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a fitness centre and a terrace.

The location is good. Room is tidy and clean. Good room ambience. Nice lobby. Helpful and kind staffs.
8.6
Scored 8.6
Fabulous
Rated fabulous
1,054 reviews
Price from£93.63per night
Ming Garden Hotel & Residences, hotel in Kota Kinabalu

Strategically located in Kota Kinabalu's commercial district, Ming Garden Hotel & Residences offers elegant guest rooms with free WiFi throughout. It boasts an outdoor pool and 4 dining options.

The room is quite spacious. The view from the room is also quite awesome.
7.7
Scored 7.7
Good
Rated good
126 reviews
Price from£31.41per night
Pantai Inn Kota Kinabalu, hotel in Kota Kinabalu

Located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, Pantai Inn is a 5-minute walk from colourful Sunday Gaya Street Market and Merdeka Shopping Mall's many souvenir shops.

each & everythingsssss
7.6
Scored 7.6
Good
Rated good
853 reviews
Price from£24.33per night
Hotel Shangri-la Kota Kinabalu, hotel in Kota Kinabalu

Hotel Shangri-la Kota Kinabalu offers accommodations with views of Kota Kinabalu and the islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Park.

one man staf on duty on 16.6.24 @5.00 pm he is very good man...very helpfully. thank so much
8.2
Scored 8.2
Very good
Rated very good
1,716 reviews
Price from£27.69per night
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Kota Kinabalu's best hotels with breakfast

  • Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 1,054 reviews

    Set in Kota Kinabalu, 800 metres from Filipino Market Sabah, Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel offers accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a fitness centre and a terrace.

    Nice view and tasty breakfast. And really kind service.

  • Hilton Kota Kinabalu
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 1,417 reviews

    Nestled in the heart of Kota Kinabalu City, Hilton Kota Kinabalu boasts four dining options, a cocktail bar and an outdoor rooftop pool with a bird’s eye view of the city and harbor.

    ROOM WAS FANTASTIC, THE POOL & TABLE SERVICE WAS GREAT

  • Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 1,407 reviews

    Centrally located in Kota Kinabalu, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu offers spacious and elegant accommodation with free WiFi throughout. The property boasts an outdoor pool and 6 dining options.

    Best Location & Clean Room & Friendly Staff

  • Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 2,356 reviews

    Boasting an outdoor pool and 4 dining options, Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu is set in the heart of Kota Kinabalu. The property offers spacious guest rooms with city or sea views.

    Breakfast marvellous & many choices and room spacious

  • Hotel Shangri-la Kota Kinabalu
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 1,716 reviews

    Hotel Shangri-la Kota Kinabalu offers accommodations with views of Kota Kinabalu and the islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Park.

    Easy to fund, clean and tidy and very helpful staff

  • Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 1,365 reviews

    Located a 5-minute walk from Oceanus Waterfront Mall, Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu offers accommodation overlooking South China Sea. The property has 5 dining options and an outdoor swimming pool.

    great hotel to stay for a vacation at Kota Kinabalu

  • Citadines Waterfront Kota Kinabalu
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 120 reviews

    Located in Kota Kinabalu, 200 metres from Filipino Market Sabah, Citadines Waterfront Kota Kinabalu provides accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, private parking, a fitness centre and a shared...

    Close to Waterfront. Nice pool. Nice room. Amazing staff

  • Asaya Hotel Kota Kinabalu - Refurbished 2024
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 286 reviews

    Situated in Kota Kinabalu, 7.6 km from Filipino Market Sabah, Asaya Hotel Kota Kinabalu - Refurbished 2024 features a bar and views of the city.

    Comfortable, clean & easy to get grab to airport.

Budget hotels in Kota Kinabalu

  • Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre, an IHG Hotel
    8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 2,197 reviews

    Situated in Kota Kinabalu, 1.8 km from Filipino Market Sabah, Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre features accommodation with a fitness centre, free private parking, a bar and a shared...

    Breakfast is excellent.Location of hotel is fabulous

  • Hotel 7 Suria
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 2,136 reviews

    Less than 1 km from Filipino Market Sabah, Hotel 7 Suria is situated in Kota Kinabalu and features free WiFi and concierge services.

    .worth it... everything is perfect! right location

  • FLYPOD Hotel
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 1,040 reviews

    Set in Kota Kinabalu, 2.7 km from Tanjung Aru Beach, FLYPOD Hotel offers accommodation with a shared lounge, free private parking and a restaurant.

    Easy to find. Strategic locations.. near the airport.

  • TOOJOU Kota Kinabalu
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 1,469 reviews

    TOOJOU Kota Kinabalu features a shared lounge, terrace, a restaurant and bar in Kota Kinabalu.

    Everything. This hostel is beautiful and extremely clean

  • Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 1,253 reviews

    Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu is located in Kota Kinabalu and is 240 metres from Atkinson Clock Tower. Offering modern guest rooms, it also provides free WiFi in the room and an on-site restaurant.

    Strategic location. Everything okey. Staff service 👍

  • C'haya Hotel
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 1,452 reviews

    Featuring 2 dining options and an infinity pool at the rooftop, C'haya Hotel offers modern guest rooms in Kota Kinabalu. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

    Very comfortable,frendly staff & very recomend👍👍

  • Horizon Hotel
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 2,128 reviews

    Boasting 4 dining options and an outdoor swimming pool, Horizon Hotel is located in Kota Kinabalu. The property is a 5-minute walk to Gaya Street and offers elegant, air-conditioned guest rooms .

    Fantastic location, spacious rooms, friendly staff

  • King Park Hotel Kota Kinabalu
    8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 1,656 reviews

    In the city centre, King Park Hotel Kota Kinabalu is in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, a walkable area in Kota Kinabalu with good shopping.

    The room is very clean.. toilet also clean and tidy.

Hotels located in the centre of Kota Kinabalu

  • KK Homestay City Deluxe room - Ming Garden Hotel & Residence
    10.0
    Scored 10.0
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 1 review

    Situated 2.3 km from Filipino Market Sabah, KK Homestay City Deluxe room - Ming Garden Hotel & Residence offers 3-star accommodation in Kota Kinabalu and has an outdoor swimming pool.

  • Hyatt Centric Kota Kinabalu
    9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Superb
    Rated superb
     · 717 reviews

    Hyatt Centric Kota Kinabalu has an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, a restaurant and bar in Kota Kinabalu. With free WiFi, this 5-star hotel offers room service and a 24-hour front desk.

    breakfast was good, nice sunset view, kindly staff

  • Gemilang Hotel
    9.0
    Scored 9.0
    Superb
    Rated superb
     · 1 review

    Set in Kota Kinabalu, 700 metres from Filipino Market Sabah, Gemilang Hotel features views of the city. The 2-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom and free WiFi.

  • Stanton Hotel
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 296 reviews

    Located in Kota Kinabalu and within 2.4 km of Filipino Market Sabah, Stanton Hotel features a restaurant, non-smoking rooms, and free WiFi. This 3-star hotel offers a concierge service.

    The hotel was very clean. Staff were extremely helpful.

  • Diamond Inn
    8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 114 reviews

    Located in Kota Kinabalu, within less than 1 km of Filipino Market Sabah and 2.4 km of Sabah State Museum & Heritage Village, Diamond Inn offers accommodation with free WiFi.

    Staff's attitude and services. Clean and cozy room

  • Hotel Sixty3
    8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 506 reviews

    Only a few steps from Gaya Street Sunday Market, Hotel Sixty3 offers elegantly decorated, air conditioned guest rooms in Kota Kinabalu. Free WiFi is accessible throughout the property.

    The room is big & clean. Good location. Friendly staff.

  • Residence-South China Sea Place by WinJ Management
    8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 3 reviews

    Located in Kota Kinabalu and within 2 km of Filipino Market Sabah, Residence-South China Sea Place by WinJ Management features a garden, non-smoking rooms, and free WiFi throughout the property.

  • Walk In Hotel
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 194 reviews

    Walk In Hotel is located in Kota Kinabalu, within 2.7 km of Sabah State Museum & Heritage Village and 5.4 km of North Borneo Railway. This 2-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi.

    Very clean. Everything looks clean like new. WIFI good.

FAQs about hotels in Kota Kinabalu









Tropical Paradise in East Malaysia

Kota Kinabalu (KK) is the capital of the East Malaysian state of Sabah on the island of Borneo. It features white-sand beaches, tropical rainforests and the outer lying coral reefs and islands of the Tunku Abdul Rahman (TAR) Marine Park, a haven for scuba divers.

Occupied by the Japanese and heavily bombed during World War II by the British, some remnants of this colonial era remain in the Atkinson Clock Tower and Signal Hill Observatory, with its sweeping view of the coast.

Tanjung Arn is KK’s most popular public beach and secluded northern beaches like Karambunai and Dalit have resorts dotted along the coast.

Kota Kinabalu Harbour hosts international cruise ships and the KK Waterfront is a popular place with many bars. The KK Handicraft Market is your chance to grab a nice souvenir to take home.

Mount Kinabalu is Malaysia’s highest mountain at 4,101 metres. This highly important ecological region contains rare fauna and flora and makes a good day trip from the capital.

A variety of hotels on Booking.com are centred around Kota Kinabalu International Airport, the city centre and islands.

Learn more about visiting Kota Kinabalu
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What guests said about Kota Kinabalu:

  • 10
    Scored 10

    Tour the city by walking around during peak hour is the best...

    Tour the city by walking around during peak hour is the best option. love seafood? here's is the seafood heaven but make sure you know on how to pick the fresh one. Good to shop during sales or promotion. and make sure you have the exact amount of money during buying transaction or else they wont give you balance cause they'll sum up the amount into the nearest whole number.
    NB Omar
    Brunei Darussalam
  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0

    We spent some two days in the city and then transferred out...

    We spent some two days in the city and then transferred out to Tuaran for a five day beach holiday which I thoroughly recommend. The beach was amazing and our hotel opened on to it. Whilst in the city, we eat at Little Italy and the food was fresh, delicious and very reasonably priced. ‘Grab’ taxis are very cheap and make it easy to move around the city.o
    A
    Anonymous
  • 10
    Scored 10

    Great place for vacation.

    Great place for vacation. The Philippine market was so crowd. the goods are expensive but still can bargain. Be careful with the seller who offer you to pack your things in the box. you have to check before they seal it.
    Nor Ameer
  • 6.0
    Scored 6.0

    The little city or small town is not special at all, there...

    The little city or small town is not special at all, there is no charm to it really and I would not visit it for the town itself. However, it is a town where the airport is so you have to go through it. It is very convenient to access the Jesselton pier to take the boats to the island and to go to the markets, which are not really that special. They are OK. I have seen many great markets throughout Asia.
    Sandra Virginia
    United States
  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0

    we stayed in 4 different hotels for 3-4 nights.

    we stayed in 4 different hotels for 3-4 nights. All good in different ways. Sea food was super and other meals good,(some too spicy for us but we learnt to ask for "not too spicy") Taxi transport was cheap and easy. Ferry boat transfers were more difficult, Ask Island Hotels for their ferry times BEFORE you book return flights as free ferries only go at selective times. We had to book a private ferry so we could get to the airport for a 13.00 flight. (cost £48) Loved the area but we were on the wrong coast for easy access to oranotang monkeys . Flights across were too expensive for us to make the trip!
    david
    United Kingdom
  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0

    My Mrs. and the group enjoyed the trips to central fish...

    My Mrs. and the group enjoyed the trips to central fish markets and night markets, seafood restaurants, etc. Big spacious living room for everyone to use. Easy to hail transport…so many cars around us waiting for passengers Buying provisions no problem Good food in the mall
    PHILIP

Explore guest reviews of hotels in Kota Kinabalu

  • From £126.47 per night
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 2,356 reviews
    Evrything is just perfect and deserve 5 stars..especially the service is wonderful and they are always there to assist us in any issues, the food is fantabulous with lots of varieties and the service of the staffs are really great, they are ready to serve us anytime and with smiling and friendly faces always.. i just love the lightings on the bedhead insde the room...the raya buffet is just out of the world...Great and fantastic hotel..pls keep it up ur wonderful job..😍
    Thirukkumari
    Malaysia
  • From £28.61 per night
    7.3
    Scored 7.3
    Good
    Rated good
     · 104 reviews
    The location is at the city center, near to the airport and you can find a lot of famous food & beverages outlets within walking distance. The Hotel allowed us to store our luggage after check-out as we are taking a night flight back to hometown. The Hotel does not have a lift. However, a male staff is polite and kind and helped us to carry down our heavy luggage from the reception which is located at the 1st floor.
    Chee Cheong
    Malaysia
  • From £35.44 per night
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 404 reviews
    the property was very good ! everything was within walking distance (from Jesselton Point to small local restaurants to nice malls) or within a short Grab ride. the staff was extremely friendly and welcoming as well as helpful. Although the room didn’t have a window, it was very comfortable and pretty large for the price paid. Good bathroom too. I’d come back to this hotel without any hesitation !
    Meryem
    Hong Kong
  • From £175.07 per night
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 1,054 reviews
    everything is perfect…i just want to try and experience for myself to stay for one night to know if the service and everything is the same as in marriott hotel in manila philippines….because if i go back philippines with my boyfriend we always stays at marriott hotel…
    t
    tricia
    Malaysia
  • From £26.02 per night
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 1,716 reviews
    At that cheap price, I thought it is a "fake Shangri-La" But i was confirmed, its one of the hotels of the Shangri-La 5 star chain but this one is only 3-star. Well, lobby was presentable and room spacious and cozy. Breakfast buffet had also many choices.
    Anselm
    Malaysia
  • From £18.68 per night
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 660 reviews
    This is a very new budget hotel. Room was spotless and comfortable. Location is accessible with plenty of parking spots around, but be sure to buy parking coupons from nearby stores to avoid getting fined
    Hilman Adrees
    Malaysia
  • 9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Superb
    Rated superb
     · 717 reviews
    Very stylish hotel in a great location. The rooftop pool and restaurant can’t be beat. Walking distance to many amenities, including the Jesselton Pier and shopping malls. Great service by staff.
    Andrea
    Canada
  • From £36.14 per night
    7.0
    Scored 7.0
    Good
    Rated good
     · 789 reviews
    Its old hotel, the service is good, staff is nice, the room size is good, but the room condition is not good, it was leaking near the Air con., Many switches were not working.
    Parth
    Brunei Darussalam
  • From £32.61 per night
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 1,452 reviews
    The swimming pool was great with amazing views. The receptionist was helpful when we had to change our room. The location of the hotel is great as it is near the airport.
    Aishah Dewi
    Malaysia
  • From £154.74 per night
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 1,407 reviews
    my first 5 star hotel experience. the ambience. the view. the service. the room size. loveee the interior. definitely gonna stay here again whenever in KK again 🥰
    Asma'
    Malaysia
  • From £22.66 per night
    7.6
    Scored 7.6
    Good
    Rated good
     · 853 reviews
    the room big enough.. bathroom spacious the room and bathroom is clean.. the hotel have lift.. near Jesselton food court, jetty and market, walkable length..
    NOOR RAWAIDA
    Malaysia
  • From £36.13 per night
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 296 reviews
    Super duper comfy bed with cold air con and fully carpeted floor makes it so cosy like 5 stars hotels and shower room was new and modern with good shower
    Ivron
    Malaysia
  • From £30.71 per night
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 653 reviews
    Gaya centre hotel is located near shopping mall and many restaurants, 5 mins walk to Jesselton point, night market on the weekend,
    OPAS
    Thailand
  • From £46.90 per night
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,116 reviews
    The hotel high floor can overseeing the sea, and Jesselton Bay. The room I booked was apartment type, and spacious.
    Chia Loo
    Malaysia
  • 9.6
    Scored 9.6
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 32 reviews
    The swimming pool is good and the location is very close to Jesselton Jetty,just five minutes.
    YUN
    China
  • From £33.49 per night
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 1,253 reviews
    Customer services is awesome.. n stay there like hotel 5 star.. i will back again
    nor hasmila
    Malaysia
  • From £36.13 per night
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 296 reviews
    it’s a good cost-value, and has an airport-hotel service that is very convenient
    Marisela
    Mexico
  • 8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 2,136 reviews
    The hotel totally at town centre.near to jesselton point.love its much❤️❤️❤️❤️
    Nency
    Malaysia
  • From £33.49 per night
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 1,253 reviews
    Recommended hotel to stay
    LadySue75
    Malaysia
  • From £46.97 per night
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 673 reviews
    near Airport
    Sumitra
    Thailand

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