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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.

Nice, spacious room with a beautiful sunset view. Breakfast is very good. Good location and nice staff. Nice pool area.
8.9
Scored 8.9
Excellent
Rated excellent
2,292 reviews
Price from$93.77per night
FLYPOD Hotel, hotel in Kota Kinabalu

Located in Kota Kinabalu, 1.7 miles from Tanjung Aru Beach, FLYPOD Hotel provides accommodations with a shared lounge, free private parking and a restaurant.

i like that the staff were so kind and welcoming PLUS the room i booked was also better than what i expected. the view from my room was a cheff kiss hehe. will deff come again next time.
8.2
Scored 8.2
Very Good
Rated very good
985 reviews
Price from$38.32per 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 .

Nice location
8.3
Scored 8.3
Very Good
Rated very good
2,088 reviews
Price from$63.93per night
Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre, hotel in Kota Kinabalu

Boasting 4 dining options and an outdoor pool, Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Center is located 656 feet from Jesselton Point.

Colorful and bright. Doorman always friendly and present. Great location for the pier and restaurants
7.9
Scored 7.9
Good
Rated good
2,085 reviews
Price from$50.63per night
Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu, hotel in Kota Kinabalu

Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu is located in Kota Kinabalu and is 787 feet from Atkinson Clock Tower. Offering modern guest rooms, it also provides free WiFi in the room and an on-site restaurant.

Recommended hotel to stay
8.1
Scored 8.1
Very Good
Rated very good
1,214 reviews
Price from$28.44per 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.

Slow & Easy
8.0
Scored 8.0
Very Good
Rated very good
1,410 reviews
Price from$34.40per 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.

8.2
Scored 8.2
Very Good
Rated very good
1,697 reviews
Price from$31.97per 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 features an outdoor rooftop pool and a restaurant.

Bath tub
8.5
Scored 8.5
Very Good
Rated very good
320 reviews
Price from$39.58per night
Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel, hotel in Kota Kinabalu

Located in Kota Kinabalu, a 9-minute walk from Filipino Market Sabah, Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel has accommodations with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a fitness center and a...

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…
8.6
Scored 8.6
Excellent
Rated excellent
1,045 reviews
Price from$106.34per night
Pantai Inn Kota Kinabalu, hotel in Kota Kinabalu

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

The people so friendly and easily to access to different places
7.6
Scored 7.6
Good
Rated good
812 reviews
Price from$26.72per night
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  • Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,045 reviews

    Located in Kota Kinabalu, a 9-minute walk from Filipino Market Sabah, Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel has accommodations with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a fitness center and a...

    Nice view and tasty breakfast. And really kind service.

  • Hotel Shangri-la Kota Kinabalu
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,697 reviews

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

    The large clean rooms, the lobby and yhe kind staff

  • Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,372 reviews

    Located a 5-minute walk from Oceanus Waterfront Mall, Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu offers accommodations 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

  • Avangio Hotel
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 276 reviews

    Located in Kota Kinabalu, 4.7 miles from Filipino Market Sabah, Avangio Hotel features a bar and views of the city. This 4-star hotel offers room service, a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi.

    Comfortable, clean & easy to get grab to airport.

  • Hotel N°5
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 153 reviews

    Located in Kota Kinabalu, within 4.8 miles of Filipino Market Sabah and 2 miles of International Technology & Commercial Center Penampang - ITCC, Hotel N°5 has accommodations with a garden and free...

    Nice location, close to airport and friendly staff

  • ibis Styles Kota Kinabalu Inanam
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 895 reviews

    Located 6.2 miles from Filipino Market Sabah, ibis Styles Kota Kinabalu Inanam offers 3-star accommodations in Kota Kinabalu and features a fitness center, a restaurant and a bar.

    The room and the decoration is very beutiful and estetic.

  • Pan Borneo Hotel Kota Kinabalu
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 632 reviews

    Set atop One Place Mall, Pan Borneo Hotel Kota Kinabalu offers elegant guest rooms with free WiFi throughout. It features an outdoor swimming pool and 2 dining options.

    I like the privacy and helpful staff. Love them a lot.

  • Oceania Hotel
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 279 reviews

    A 3 star hotel located in the heart of beautiful Kota Kinabalu that offers a modern comfort, simple & value on every guest stay.

    The bed is comfortable. Large space to store bags.

Budget hotels in Kota Kinabalu

  • Hotel 7 Suria
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 2,133 reviews

    A 11-minute walk from Filipino Market Sabah, Hotel 7 Suria is located in Kota Kinabalu and has free WiFi and concierge services.

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

  • Hilton Kota Kinabalu
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,397 reviews

    Nestled in the heart of Kota Kinabalu City, Hilton Kota Kinabalu features 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

  • Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,214 reviews

    Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu is located in Kota Kinabalu and is 787 feet 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
     · 1,410 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
     · 2,088 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

  • Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,372 reviews

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

    Best Location & Clean Room & Friendly Staff

  • Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 2,292 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

  • King Park Hotel Kota Kinabalu
    8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,605 reviews

    In the city center, 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 center of Kota Kinabalu

  • The Shore by Calvin
    10.0
    Scored 10.0
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 2 reviews

    Located within a 2-minute walk of Filipino Market Sabah and 2 miles of Sabah State Museum & Heritage Village, The Shore by Calvin provides rooms with air conditioning and a private bathroom in Kota...

  • Kk homeStay City suites Room Ming Garden Residence
    10.0
    Scored 10.0
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 1 review

    Located in Kota Kinabalu and within 1.4 miles of Filipino Market Sabah, Kk homeStay City suites Room Ming Garden Residence features a bar, non-smoking rooms, and free WiFi throughout the property.

  • Gemilang Hotel
    9.0
    Scored 9.0
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 1 review

    Located within a 8-minute walk of Filipino Market Sabah and 2 miles of Sabah State Museum & Heritage Village, Gemilang Hotel has rooms with air conditioning and a private bathroom in Kota Kinabalu.

  • Hotel Sixty3
    8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 499 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
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 3 reviews

    Located in Kota Kinabalu and within 1.2 miles of Filipino Market Sabah, Residence-South China Sea Place by WinJ Management features a garden, non-smoking rooms, and free WiFi throughout the property.

  • Diamond Inn
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 111 reviews

    Located in Kota Kinabalu, within a 9-minute walk of Filipino Market Sabah and 1.5 miles of Sabah State Museum & Heritage Village, Diamond Inn has accommodations with free WiFi.

    Staff's attitude and services. Clean and cozy room

  • Walk In Hotel
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 192 reviews

    Walk In Hotel has accommodations in Kota Kinabalu. This 2-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi.

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

  • Matata Hotel Kota Kinabalu
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 254 reviews

    Matata Hotel Kota Kinabalu is located in Kota Kinabalu, within 2.2 miles of Sabah State Museum & Heritage Village and 3.2 miles of Likas City Mosque.

    Pretty much everything. Room is nice, staff is friendly.

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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.

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What Guests Said About Kota Kinabalu:

  • 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 of America
  • 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
  • 10
    Scored 10

    Kota Kinabalu is a fabulous place to visit for the amazing...

    Kota Kinabalu is a fabulous place to visit for the amazing food, from budget level to fine dining but especially the local and other Asian cuisine. The Filipino Market was exceptional and we left will full cases. Transport around the centre is easy by walking or Grab. The Island trips looked superb but not at our age unfortunately considering the very hot afternoons. Next year we'll go to Mount Kinabalu area but too far on a short visit. The people were invariably charming.
    Martin
    United Kingdom

Explore guest reviews of hotels in Kota Kinabalu

  • From $44.56 per night
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 697 reviews
    The staff went above and beyond to make our stay a good one. Excellent location with plenty of restaurants and shops to choose from on the ground level. There is no luggage storage provided by the hotel, but there is a luggage storage shop close by. The laundry machine was very convenient and if it's being used by another guest, there is also a coin laundry mat in the Suerta Ave tower. Close to a large mall and the city center with a safe pedestrian bridge to get there.
    EmilieRTKohler
    United States of America
  • From $41.43 per night
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,697 reviews
    There is always reason that the hotel worth 5 stars. All the staff are so friendly, especially the restaurant manager with his hospitality service at the covid season. From the room, wifi connection, the toilet design, I just felt that I'm so lucky to get the room. Atmosphere having breakfast in the hotel make me feel so comfortable and calm. Out from the hotel, there are alot of food and shopping mall nearby.
    CN
    Malaysia
  • From $24.05 per night
    6.4
    Scored 6.4
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 64 reviews
    absolutely terrible hotel. the pictures are not accurate. at all. dirty room. uncomfortable bed. described as brand new hotel but looked like it hasn’t been painted in years. no breakfast provided and no restaurants near by. not sure what guests are expected to do. thankful we only booked to stay 1 night as it was close to the airport and we had a transfer out.
    Louise
    United States of America
  • From $47.32 per night
    8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 387 reviews
    We picked this hotel because we landed very late and needed a place to stay for 1 night before being picked up by our driver early in the next morning and go on a trip. It was perfect for a temporary accommodation close to the airport. It's also good if you are on a short business trip. I would not choose this hotel for a longer stay, or for holidays.
    Anne Christine
    Hong Kong
  • From $54.68 per night
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,085 reviews
    Good location, spacious and clean room, friendly and helpful hotel staff. Breakfast was decent and we enjoyed the food. The hotel is just a walking distance to Jesselton and we enjoyed our island hopping! Near to a shopping mall (Suria Sabah) and a 24/7 laundry. The view of the rooftop swimming pool is magnificent!
    Nur Hafizah
    Morocco
  • From $80.77 per night
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,372 reviews
    The hotel is located right on the waterfront, close to the main Jesselton Jetty, Gaya Street and other key facilities. We got offered an upgrade to a sea view room. The rooms look very nice and are very comfortable. The breakfast buffet offers an amazing choice.
    Aurelie
    Australia
  • From $288.33 per night
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 3,242 reviews
    The staff were incredibly kind and friendly. The location was great - a short ride from the airport, city, and attractions. The hotel was clean and it had amazing facilities. The room was large and the bed was very comfortable. A wonderful stay!
    Belinda Vorster
    South Africa
  • From $33.37 per night
    8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 104 reviews
    The hotel is located in a rather new district of KL but it's just about 1.5 km away from the old quarters or China town (Gaya Street).Next door is a huge shopping mall called Imago. So it's convenient to look for food and other stuff.
    Cplai
    Thailand
  • From $41.43 per night
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,011 reviews
    Nice small budget hotel in the center of KK. We used it for a one night stay before transferring to an accomodation on an island the day after and it was perfect for this purpose. Room is very clean and well looked after
    ynter_83
    Australia
  • From $34.91 per night
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,214 reviews
    Hotel look very clean and comfy location is really good at the City center... Only 5 to 20 minutes walk to the jesselton jetty, Gaya street, Filipino market, and many shipping mall near by
    Redicao
    Malaysia
  • From $45.46 per night
    9.6
    Scored 9.6
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 623 reviews
    The staff is so friendly, the place is near to restaurant,comfy and cozy. For sure the price is cheaper. It's like booking 2 star hotel but got 5 stars room☺️🥰. Recommended hotel to stay
    Osman
    Malaysia
  • From $91.83 per night
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,397 reviews
    I like their breakfast choices.. the best from a 5 stars hotel so far
    Brian9709
    Malaysia
  • From $34.91 per night
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,214 reviews
    i love the new look of the room.. seems like staying at 5 star hotel
    A
    Anonymous
    Malaysia
  • From $26.10 per night
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 647 reviews
    Comfortable and nice place to stay for budget hotel. Easy to park
    Najihah
    Malaysia
  • 7.4
    Scored 7.4
    Good
    Rated good
     · 768 reviews
    Ink Hotel serve no breakfast. Location of hotel near airport..
    J
    Jamli
    Malaysia
  • From $61.29 per night
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 432 reviews
    the scenery, cleanliness. like a 5 star hotel
    A90
    Malaysia
  • From $31.33 per night
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 456 reviews
    Love this hotel. Near to airport..
    lydiawati
    Malaysia
  • From $30.95 per night
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 153 reviews
    Decent hotel around airport
    Elaine
    Singapore
  • From $110.47 per night
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 2,292 reviews
    Very comfortable hotel
    Skjall.
    United Arab Emirates
  • From $36.73 per night
    7.8
    Scored 7.8
    Good
    Rated good
     · 208 reviews
    Near airport
    Amir Syukri
    Malaysia

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