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10 best hotels in Kota Kinabalu

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Ming Garden Hotel and Residences
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Shuttle service
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Golf course [on-site]
  6. Fitness center
  7. Luggage storage
  8. Spa
"I love the fact that this hotel is the tourist choice to stay in Kota Kinabalu. This means the hotel lobby and breakfast time is very lively. 5 starts for friendly staff. If you're driving, then this hotel will leave you worry-free since there are plenty of parking space provided with security guards. Also it's very close to Imago Shopping mall."
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7.8

Very good

8107 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 38
Sabah Oriental Hotel
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Valet parking
  2. Shuttle service
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Fitness center
  6. Sauna
  7. BBQ facilities
  8. Luggage storage
"One of my preferred hotel in kota kinabalu. It is located just outside the busy boundary of kk city centre. Basically you are outside from the busiest part of the town yet you still can walk by foot to the city cemtre and by car, it only took 2 minutes (this because of the traffic light). The service is great, the staff is doing the best that they can to provide comfort. The room is spacious. The room is clean but it look a bit old. There is a nice view from our hotel window. We can see the busy kk town center and at the same time we can see the beautiful view of mount kinabalu. The breakfast is nice. There is a lot of variety to choose from. The restaurant environment somehow make me feel like i am home. Maybe because i have stay in this hotel quite a few time already. I love the lobby environment. The tapai lounge provide variety of drinks and nice relaxing music. You would definitely need to go the bar and relax with your family. I would highly recommend this hotel for family or couple who just want to relax yet at the same time want an easy access to town center. "
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7.7

Very good

7611 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 40
Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Fitness center
  6. Swimming pool [outdoor]
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. Luggage storage
"Very good value for money. Clean, good facilities and fit out is modern and functional. Would recommend to anyone as either business or holiday hotel. Facilities are just as good as some of the more expensive 'Brand' hotels in Kota Kinabalu but at a significantly lower cost."
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8.1

Excellent

8721 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 95
Hotel 7 Suria
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. Luggage storage
  5. Laundry service
  6. Safety deposit boxes
  7. Tours
  8. Concierge
"I liked the photo of Kinabalu Mountain view in the wall room. The toilet also cleaned and i liked also the mineral bottle by their own signature hotel. The location is strategic for people who like shopping. ✨👍🏻"
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9.1

Exceptional

2895 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 56
The Magellan Sutera Resort
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Valet parking
  2. Shuttle service
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Hot tub
  6. Kids club
  7. Check-in/out [express]
  8. BBQ facilities
"the location of magellan sutera is very good,only 3mins drive to the city centre and easy to look for local food. the room is classic,clean and the swimming pool is also an attraction of the hotel. the most amazing part is the breakfast,there're so many choices of food and drinks (including italy coffee) for us. well,the service,environment,cleaniness,facilities,food and drinks are all above my expectation. it could be considered as the best 5-star hotel in kota kinabalu."
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8.6

Excellent

5903 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 147
Tune Hotel – 1Borneo Kota Kinabalu
1 Borneo,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. Luggage storage
  5. Cash withdrawal
  6. Contactless check-in/out
  7. Shops
  8. Coffee shop
"My stay at Tune Hotel 1Borneo Kota Kinabalu is very positive. This is my second visit to the same hotel after a couple of years. But this is my first stay through Agoda.com and I find the service from both the online booking to actual staying very good. Room is small but equipped with all the essentials. I am glad that I had the air-conditioning as it is a bit tough without it. But still, it is reasonable in pricing. I was here for a seminar and having the hotel located right in the shopping mall itself made it feel integrated and easy to find things that I need."
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7.5

Very good

4056 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 30
KK Times Square Hotel
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  2. Front desk [24-hour]
  3. Luggage storage
  4. Contactless check-in/out
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Fitness center
  7. Sauna
  8. Spa
"first time for me to stay in KK Times Square Hotel and already i love the place!will definitely stay there again during future travels with my son.it is conveniently located with restos, bars and a 24-hr convenience store all within walking distance from the hotel.the place is safe even for a solo lady traveler like me that i had no fear of going out of my room and have a late dinner at a nearby restaurant.highly recommended to those who wants value for their money. KK Times Square Hotel is, for me, the "IN" place in Kota Kinabalu!"
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7.6

Very good

3902 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 44
Gaya Centre Hotel
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  2. Front desk [24-hour]
  3. Luggage storage
  4. Car park [on-site]
  5. Contactless check-in/out
  6. Fitness center
  7. Shops
  8. Coffee shop
"My husband and I visited this hotel during a short stay in Kota Kinabalu. We were pleasantly surprised by the position of the Hotel between two big shopping malls and on the seafront. The reception area is very grand and the door men always provided a 5 star service for this 3 star hotel by holding the door for you as you came in or left. We were lucky enough to be upgraded from a standard room to a suite and the room was a great size with a nice desk, comfortable chairs and two beds (one double and one single). Whilst other reviewers say that for great views, you need to be on a higher floor, we were on the 2nd floor and were still able to see the sea out of our window which we hadn’t expected because of the reviews. All the bedding was spotless and the bathroom and shower was huge. The corridors were very large and spacious too and it gave the feeling of being in a very grand hotel. Even though it is stated to be 3 star, it felt more like a 4 star. The breakfast choice was just okay. We didn’t fancy asian food for breakfast (which there was a lot of) so the options were beans, eggs and toast which was okay. My husband actually asked if they had any cereal and they did bring us both some cornflakes but you need to ask for it if you like cereal. There was also fruit too. We weren’t really impressed with Kota Kinabalu itself but its handy as a base to use before doing trips to the Islands or Mt Kinabalu and if you love shopping you will love it! Would thoroughly recommend the Gaya Centre Hotel as a good place to stay in KK! "
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8.1

Excellent

16902 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 38
The LUMA Hotel, a Member of Design Hotels
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. Check-in/out [express]
  5. Luggage storage
  6. Coffee shop
  7. Bar
  8. Laundry service
"Luma hotel exceeded my expectations!"
9.1

Exceptional

602 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 75
Horizon Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. Check-in/out [express]
  5. Fitness center
  6. Sauna
  7. Luggage storage
  8. Swimming pool [outdoor]
"the horizon hotel in kota kinabalu is situated in the heart of the city close the istanza, the sabah governor’s residence. it’s a new hotel, being only 4 months old. but don’t let that dissuade you from staying here. the general manager, philip d. theseira, who i would now count as a good friend, has a top rate staff. all are very welcoming, polite and most helpful; addressing you by name as to go about your business. they even moved me to a new room, because i couldn’t establish an internet connection in my original room. rooms are spacious having king sized beds, a small area for sitting and relaxing, and large walk in showers. larger rooms are also available for those with children. but the room size i had was perfect for the duration of my stay. the hotel has three levels of secure private parking, which is free to hotel guests. in addition there is a swimming pool and well equipped gymnasium on the sixth floor, allowing for mostly uninterrupted views out across the bay. these are used at the guest’s own risk, as there are no staff or life guards present. the two excellent restaurants, give the guest a choice of food styles from around the region, as well as international cuisine. however please be aware that all food is halal, so there is no pork available on the menus. with its situation in the centre of the city; it’s only a short walk to all the shopping malls, restaurants and bars. i never had to use a taxi once, preferring to walk around and see all that was on offer. it’s also ideally located to all the scuba dive centres that offer very reasonably priced diving off the islands of gaya and sapi. i’ve already planned my next stay, if for nothing else, but the convenience. but that’s not the only reason of course. "
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8.3

Excellent

7544 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 68

Fast facts about Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Accommodations2,578 properties
Popular hotelMing Garden Hotel and Residences
Popular areaCentral Business District
Nightly rates from$5
AirportKota Kinabalu International Airport
Reasons to visitBeaches, Nature, Sightseeing

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Frequently asked questions

What's the average price of a hotel in Kota Kinabalu?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu is USD 24. The average price for a 4-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu is USD 41. The average price for a 5-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu is USD 98.

What's the average price of a hotel in Kota Kinabalu this weekend?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu this weekend is USD 25. The average price for a 4-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu this weekend is USD 43. The average price for a 5-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu this weekend is USD 113.

What's the average price of a hotel in Kota Kinabalu tonight?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu tonight is USD 25. The average price for a 4-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu tonight is USD 45. The average price for a 5-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu tonight is USD 103.

What are the best hotels in Kota Kinabalu near Kota Kinabalu International Airport?

Verified travelers to Kota Kinabalu who stayed near Kota Kinabalu International Airport have given top reviews to Megah D'Aru Hotel, Goldenhill Hotel and The Atelier Boutique Hotel.

What are the best hotels in Kota Kinabalu near Sapi Island?

Verified travelers to Kota Kinabalu who stayed near Sapi Island have given top reviews to Gayana Marine Resort and Bunga Raya Island Resort.

What are the best hotels in Kota Kinabalu near Gaya Street Sunday Market?

Verified travelers to Kota Kinabalu who stayed near Gaya Street Sunday Market have given top reviews to Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu, Ming Garden Hotel and Residences and Hotel 7 Suria.

What are the most popular hotels in Kota Kinabalu?

Popular hotels in Kota Kinabalu include Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu, Hotel 7 Suria and Hotel Grandis.

What are the best hotels in Kota Kinabalu for couples?

Couples who stayed in Kota Kinabalu have given high ratings to Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu, Hotel 7 Suria and Hotel Grandis.

What are the best hotels in Kota Kinabalu for families?

Families who stayed in Kota Kinabalu highly recommend Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu, Hotel 7 Suria and Hotel Grandis.

What hotels in Kota Kinabalu have the best views?

Verified travelers to Kota Kinabalu have given top reviews for the views at Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel, Homy Seafront Hostel and Hotel 7 Suria.

What are the top accommodations in Kota Kinabalu for families?

Places to stay in Kota Kinabalu that are highly rated by families include Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu, Hotel 7 Suria and Ming Garden Hotel and Residences.

What hotels in Kota Kinabalu have the best breakfast?

Verified travelers to Kota Kinabalu have given top reviews for the breakfast at Escape Backpackers Kk, Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre and Akinabalu Youth Hostel.

What properties in Kota Kinabalu have the best views?

Verified vacationers to Kota Kinabalu have given remarkable testimonials for the views at Homy Seafront Hostel, Hotel 7 Suria and Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel.

What's the best neighborhood in Kota Kinabalu to stay in?

Popular neighborhoods among travelers staying in Kota Kinabalu include Central Business District, Tuaran and Tanjung Aru.

What are the very best hotels in Kota Kinabalu for business travelers?

Hotels around Kota Kinabalu that are very highly rated by business tourists are Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu, Hotel 7 Suria and Ming Garden Hotel and Residences.

What properties found in Kota Kinabalu are exceptionally rated with regards to facilities?

Hotelsin Kota Kinabalu which is exceptionally rated with respect to amenities include The Loft Imago, iSTAY - The Loft Imago and Kota Kinabalu Times Square Imago.

What are the prime hotels in Kota Kinabalu which have bars?

A property that has bars in in Kota Kinabalu which is very highly rated is Iris Suite @ Imago Loft.

What's the best resort in Kota Kinabalu next to a golf course?

Highly rated hotels located in Kota Kinabalu near a golf course include SINGA ANGSA HOUSE, Great Location, Nearby to beach and City Centre and Modern Duplex 1bedroom@KK City, Beside Imago Mall.

What's the best rated property in Kota Kinabalu close to a amusement park?

Highly reviewed accommodations around Kota Kinabalu close to amusement park include Lungo Kota Kinabalu and Spacious & affordable 3 Bedroom Deluxe Apartment.

What hotspot should I have a look at when I'm planing a trip to Kota Kinabalu?

Best attractions in Kota Kinabalu include Sapi Island, Manukan Island, and Poring Hot Springs.

When should I visit Kota Kinabalu?

Last year, Kota Kinabalu received its most visitors during the month of December. In spite of this, you may want to consider other months during which there are a fewer amount of visitors, as the most popular sights will be less crowded.

How long should I spend my time in Kota Kinabalu?

In the past 3 months, travelers stayed in Kota Kinabalu for 1 nights on average. The perfect duration for your trip will be determined by what you'd be interested to see and explore while there.

Are international tourists allowed into Kota Kinabalu?

International visitors are allowed into Kota Kinabalu, according to our most updated information. Due to changing restrictions, we strongly recommend that you visit here for additional details.

What vaccines are recognized in Kota Kinabalu?

Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech, CanSinoBIO, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Oxford/AstraZeneca, Sinopharm/BIBP, Sinovac are currently acknowledged and accepted by the national health authority of the country that includes Kota Kinabalu.

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