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Hotels in Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia · 429 hotels available

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Kota Kinabalu is the capital city of the state of Sabah. It was named Kota Kinabalu due to the close proximity of the city to Mount Kinabalu. It is a major travel destination and a well-established gateway for travellers coming to Sabah in general. Some of the nearby attractions here include Sabah State Museum, Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park and Gaya Island. End your day at some of the best Kota Kinabalu hotels that can be found here.

Popular hotels in Kota Kinabalu

EXTERIOR_BUILDING Tune Hotel - 1Borneo Kota Kinabalu
Hotels
Unit No. G-803, 1Borneo Hypermall, Jalan Sulaman, Kota Kinabalu City Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88450
With a stay at Tune Hotels - 1 Borneo, Kota Kinabalu in Kota Kinabalu (Menggatal), you'll be minutes from 1 Borneo Hypermall and close to University of Malaysia Sabah. This hotel is within close proximity of Borneo Marine Research Institute and Tun Mustapha Tower.
Impressive - 8.3 / 10(1585)
BEDROOM Promenade Service Apartment
Apartments
3-G-17, Lorong Api Api 2, Api Api Centre , Kota Kinabalu City Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88000
Convenient - 8.0 / 10(1700)
LOBBY Hotel Deleeton Kota Kinabalu
Hotels
Lot 45-46, Block E, Asia City P.O. Box 13797, Kota Kinabalu City Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88843
Impressive - 8.6 / 10(637)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING Sabah Oriental Hotel
Hotels
Jalan Kemajuan, Kota Kinabalu City Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88000
With a stay at Sabah Oriental Hotel in Kota Kinabalu (Downtown Kota Kinabalu), you'll be minutes from All Saint's Cathedral and Plaza Wawasan. This family-friendly hotel is within close proximity of Kompleks Karamunsing and Kompleks Asia City.
Impressive - 8.3 / 10(816)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING The Klagan Regency
Hotels
TB-00-01 1Borneo Hypermall Jalan UMS, Kota Kinabalu City Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88450
Impressive - 8.6 / 10(514)
LOBBY Grand Borneo Hotel
Hotels
TA-00-01, 1Borneo Hypermall, Jalan UMS,, Kota Kinabalu City Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88450
Impressive - 8.5 / 10(1205)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING Raia Hotel Kota Kinabalu (Formerly known as TH Hotel Kota Kinabalu)
Hotels
Jalan Sembulan,, Kota Kinabalu City Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88832
Impressive - 8.6 / 10(974)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING Tang Dynasty Park Hotel
Hotels
Lot TL 147, Jalan Belia , Kota Kinabalu City Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88000
Convenient - 8.0 / 10(560)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Hotels
No. 4, Lorong Api-Api 3, Api Api Centre, Kota Kinabalu City Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88000
Impressive - 8.6 / 10(375)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING Eminent Hotel
Hotels
Lot 31, Ground Floor, Block D, Kepayan Point, Jalan Pintas Penampang,, Kota Kinabalu City Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88200
Impressive - 8.7 / 10(518)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING Impiana Mutiara Hotel @ Kampung Air
Hotels
Lot 12, Lorong Perpaduan, Kampung Air, Kota Kinabalu City Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88000
Convenient - 7.7 / 10(648)
BEDROOM Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu
Hotels
No. 1 Jalan Singgah Mata 1, Asia City, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu City Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88000
Impressive - 8.3 / 10(487)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING Golden Hill Hotel
Hotels
Lot 10, Pekan Tanjung Aru Jalan Pinang, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu City Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88100
Impressive - 8.3 / 10(628)
LOBBY Lintas Platinum Hotel
Hotels
Lintas Jaya Uptownship, Jalan Lintas, Kepayan Highway, Kota Kinabalu City Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88200
Impressive - 8.6 / 10(205)
LOBBY Hotel Traveller
Hotels
Shoplot 27&28 Jalan, Tugu Kampung Air,, Kota Kinabalu City Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88000
Impressive - 8.5 / 10(415)
LOBBY Ming Garden Hotel And Residence
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Lorong Ming Garden, Jalan Costal, Kota Kinabalu City Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88000
Impressive - 8.7 / 10(448)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING Sky Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Hotels
Lorong Kemajuan Karamunsing,, Kota Kinabalu City Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88000
Impressive - 8.5 / 10(217)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING Sky Hotel Kota Kinabalu - Buy Now Stay Later
Hotels
Lorong Kemajuan Karamunsing, Kota Kinabalu City Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88000
LOBBY The Klagan Hotel
Hotels
Unit 25 - 28, Ground Floor, 8th-10th Floor, Block D, Warisan Square, Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu City Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88000
With a stay at The Klagan Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Kota Kinabalu, steps from Warisan Square and Filipino Market. This hotel is within close proximity of Centre Point and Sedco Square.
Impressive - 8.7 / 10(462)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING KK Times Square Hotel
Hotels
C-16-G, Signature Office, KK Times Square, off Coastal Highway, Kota Kinabalu City Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88100
Impressive - 8.4 / 10(348)

Guest reviews in Kota Kinabalu

8.2
Convenient

44807 reviews from hotels in Kota Kinabalu with aggregated rating of 8.2/10.

Review from various users that have stayed in Kota Kinabalu will help you to choose the perfext hotel easily!

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Muhammad k. e.
Promenade Service Apartment
6.3
/ 10
6.3
18 Apr 2021
The previous was good and fast but not much to my liking probably due to just for working stay only
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Evie
Tune Hotel - 1Borneo Kota Kinabalu
7.0
/ 10
7.0
18 Dis 2020
very disappointed with the breakfast. definitely not worth the rm 16 extra I pay. only 2 toast bread, 1 egg, 1 sausage, 2 slice of papaya and 1 cup of coffee. after eating people still hungry. if known earlier should have order foodpanda instead. bet can get much better food with the extra price I paid. and the room have no remote control for TV. throughout the stay only able to watch 1 channel. thank God their internet line was fast.
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SABRINA B. S.
Grand Borneo Hotel
8.2
/ 10
8.2
22 Dis 2020
everything ok. only the menu for breakfast is not as expected. no one to assist us about the list of menu that we can order since it's not buffet.
Hairil A. M.
Raia Hotel Kota Kinabalu (Formerly known as TH Hotel Kota Kinabalu)
9.4
/ 10
9.4
8 Jan 2021
everything good and comfortable
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Hossny
Courtyard Hotel @ 1Borneo
8.8
/ 10
8.8
12 Feb 2020
the hotel is good and the staffs are very friendly.
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amanda r.
Stay Inn Hotel
5.4
/ 10
5.4
15 Jan 2020
I asked for a new room, I want to change room since this is my second night here. Really stressing me out, regret didn't pick another place with widest window with cheaper price. I am dying inside this room, no air! Super uncomfortable.
AA
ANTHONY ANAK MANGGANG
Sabah Oriental Hotel
6.0
/ 10
6.0
18 Feb 2020
The shower can’t be use. aircond not cool. toilet not clean
NY
Nooramisa Y.
Impiana Mutiara Hotel @ Kampung Air
8.5
/ 10
8.5
25 Jul 2020
Awesome! Most cheap during this pandemic. My parents pun suka
AB
Ahmad B. B. J.
Hotel Deleeton Kota Kinabalu
9.7
/ 10
9.7
13 Sep 2020
Thank you deeleton hotel. First time stay. Good hotel near the city. Clean room. Staff friendly. Thank you so much but TV channel can be improved ok. Thank you
RB
ROSLI B. S.
Golden Hill Hotel
9.1
/ 10
9.1
2 Jul 2020
All ok staff helped but no service for airport shuttle

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Currently, there are around 429 hotels that you can book in Kota Kinabalu

About

Kota Kinabalu is the capital city of the state of Sabah, Malaysia. Geographically, it faces the South China Sea on the northwest coast of Borneo. Previously, it was under the influence of the Bruneian Empire way back in the 15th century. Later in the 19th century, the British North Borneo Company (BNBC) set foot in Sabah by setting up a settlement in Gaya Island. After a scheme by Mat Salleh causing the settlement to be destroyed by fire, the company relocated to the land opposite to the island which was known as “Api-api”. The place would eventually get renamed as Jesselton and became a major trading port until the Japanese occupation. Devastation that occurred during the Japanese occupation gets too big for BNBC to fund the repair costs, hence the control of Jesselton was ceded to the British Crown Colony and rebuilding processes begun soon after that. After the formation of Malaysia, Jesselton or North Borneo is then known as Kota Kinabalu as of today. The renaming for Kota Kinabalu is due to the close proximity of the city to Mount Kinabalu. In Malay, “kota” means city, therefore Kota Kinabalu can be loosely translated as “the city of Kinabalu”. Kota Kinabalu or KK in short is a major travel destination and a well-established gateway for travellers coming to Sabah in general. At the same time, it is also a significant trade and commercial centre for East Malaysia. Due to these factors, growth of Kota Kinabalu has been ongoing at full speed, allowing it to be granted a full city status in the year 2000.

How to Get There

By Plane

There are flights to Kota Kinabalu from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) which are provided by both Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia. Upon touchdown, from the airport, guests can go around town using public transportation or ride-sharing services.

Tourist Attractions

Sabah State Museum

This state museum located in Bukit Istana Lama on a 17 hectares of land. It houses both the museum and the state art gallery, as well as a botanic garden, a zoo and a heritage village. The history of the museum can be traced way back until 1965 when Sabah Society and George Cathcart Woolley Collection of photographs, diaries and other artefacts begun efforts in forming the nucleus of the museum. It was then moved to its current location in 1984 and remain unchanged till this day.

Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park

It feels incomplete to talk about Kota Kinabalu without mentioning this park. The marine park is a collection of islands with some beautiful wonders of nature, home to numerous species of wildlife and mesmerizing flora – some of them are actually remaining untouched by human development till this day. To begin with, travellers can do island-hopping around the Gaya Island, Sapi Island, Mamutik Island, Manukan Island and Suug Island with the Jesselton Point terminal as a starting point. There are touring services provided by the tour boat companies with affordable rates.

Gaya Island

Gaya Island is an island located 10 kilometres off Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. While people come over to Kota Kinabalu to visit the capital of Sabah, they may drop by Gaya Island during their visit to Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park. Gaya Island is the biggest island in the national park, being covered in thick forest. The island gets its name from the word “gayo” in Bajau which means big. The island has a legendary beach located at the Police Bay which is famously known for its white sand, crystal clear water and well-preserved coral reefs which is suitable for diving and snorkelling.

Hotels

KK Times Square Hotel

A glorious two-star hotel situated in the Signature Office, KK Times Square. It has ample facilities at an affordable price which is great for travelers on a stringent budget.

TH Hotel Kota Kinabalu

A more established hotel located in Jalan Sembulan. Managed by TH Hotels and Residence, this hotel offers comfort and elegant atmosphere. Hotel services include minibar, front desk, luggage storage and car rentals.

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