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Hotels in Kota Kinabalu

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Kota Kinabalu is Sabah’s capital state that promises numerous attractions for their local and international tourists. Don’t miss out the chance to enjoy a great hike up Mount Kinabalu, the beauty of the crystal blue sea in Pulau Manukan and the activities that can be done with family and friends in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. Don’t miss out also amazing hotel stays in Kota Kinabalu that promises an unforgettable holiday.

Popular hotels in Kota Kinabalu

EXTERIOR_BUILDING Tune Hotel - 1Borneo Kota Kinabalu
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(1587)
BEDROOM Promenade Service Apartment
3-G-17, Lorong Api Api 2, Api Api Centre , Kota Kinabalu City Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88000
Convenient - 8.0 / 10(1700)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING Aristo Hotel @ Putatan
Lot 15, 1st Floor, Putatan Central Plaza, Mile 6, Jalan Putatan, Penampang, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 82000
Convenient - 7.9 / 10(749)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING Pan Borneo Hotel Kota Kinabalu
One Place Mall, Lorong Putat 3, Putatan, Penampang, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88200
Impressive - 8.8 / 10(129)
LOBBY Hotel Deleeton Kota Kinabalu
Lot 45-46, Block E, Asia City P.O. Box 13797, Kota Kinabalu City Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88843
Impressive - 8.6 / 10(638)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING Sabah Oriental Hotel
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)
TB-00-01 1Borneo Hypermall Jalan UMS, Kota Kinabalu City Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88450
Impressive - 8.6 / 10(514)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING Tang Dynasty Bay Hotel Sepanggar
Block D, Bandar Sepangar, Kg. Guidan, Sepangar Bay Road , Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88540
Convenient - 8.2 / 10(340)
LOBBY Grand Borneo Hotel
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)
Jalan Sembulan,, Kota Kinabalu City Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88832
Impressive - 8.6 / 10(976)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING Tang Dynasty Park Hotel
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
No. 4, Lorong Api-Api 3, Api Api Centre, Kota Kinabalu City Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88000
Impressive - 8.6 / 10(377)
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
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
No. 1 Jalan Singgah Mata 1, Asia City, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu City Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88000
Impressive - 8.3 / 10(488)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING Putatan Platinum Hotel
Lorong Hussin, Penampang, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88200
Impressive - 8.7 / 10(521)
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
Lintas Jaya Uptownship, Jalan Lintas, Kepayan Highway, Kota Kinabalu City Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88200
Impressive - 8.6 / 10(205)
LOBBY Hotel Traveller
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
Lorong Ming Garden, Jalan Costal, Kota Kinabalu City Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88000
Impressive - 8.7 / 10(449)

Guest reviews in Kota Kinabalu


49652 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!

Muhammad k. e.
Promenade Service Apartment
/ 10
18 Apr 2021
The previous was good and fast but not much to my liking probably due to just for working stay only
Tune Hotel - 1Borneo Kota Kinabalu
/ 10
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.
Grand Borneo Hotel
/ 10
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.
Raia Hotel Kota Kinabalu (Formerly known as TH Hotel Kota Kinabalu)
/ 10
15 Apr 2021
great hotel great service very comfortable
Courtyard Hotel @ 1Borneo
/ 10
12 Feb 2020
the hotel is good and the staffs are very friendly.
amanda r.
Stay Inn Hotel
/ 10
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.
Sabah Oriental Hotel
/ 10
18 Feb 2020
The shower can’t be use. aircond not cool. toilet not clean
Muhamad A. A.
Aristo Hotel @ Putatan
/ 10
30 Jul 2020
The staff yelling to us .. she speak to us like we are deaf .. and very rude staff treat customer like that ..
Nooramisa Y.
Impiana Mutiara Hotel @ Kampung Air
/ 10
25 Jul 2020
Awesome! Most cheap during this pandemic. My parents pun suka
Ahmad B. B. J.
Hotel Deleeton Kota Kinabalu
/ 10
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

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Currently, there are around 497 hotels that you can book in Kota Kinabalu


If you are planning to visit Malaysia, do make sure that Kota Kinabalu is in your list as it will surely be one of the most fantastic cities you would have ever come across in South East Asia. Kota Kinabalu is situated on the tropical island of Borneo, and is the state capital of the Malaysian state Sabah, which is one of the two states of East Malaysia.

This modern capital with its fair share of natural beauty is filled with warm hospitality that you can hardly find in many places around the world. Just around the corner you have the long, sandy beaches, paradise islands, virgin coral reefs, tropical rain forest and the magnificent Mount Kinabalu is just 90 minutes away. Affectionately known as KK or Api Api by the locals, Kota Kinabalu is a popular tourism getaway and a major gateway into Sabah and Borneo Island.

How to Get There

By Flight

Visitors can go fly to Kota Kinabalu International Airport from Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor Bahru from the Penisular and Kuching, Labuan, Lawas, Miri, Kudat, Sandakan, Lahad Datu and Tawau from the East of Malaysi as it is well served by MAS and AirAsia with several flights daily. Some of their international flights also including international flights to and from Brunei, Shenzhen, Jakarta, Manila, Singapore and Taipei.

By Bus

Several different stations around KK serve a variety of out-of-town destinations. There is a bus to Brunei. In general, land transport heading east departs from Inanam (Utara Terminal; 9km north of the city), while those heading north and south on the west coast leave from Padang Merdeka Bus Station.

By Boat

There are ferries departing from Jesselton Point, Kota Kinabalu to Brunei, Pulau Labuan and to Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park.

Tourist Attractions

Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park

Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine park located just off coast of Kota Kinabalu city and consist of 5 Island, namely Gaya Island, Sapi Island, Manukan Island, Sulug Island and Mamutik Island. Simply take the boat services at the Jesselton Point Terminal and choose which island you you would like to go. A wide-range of water activities such as banana boat, sea-walking, para sailing, jet ski to choose from.

Lok Kawi Wildlife Park Kota Kinabalu

This park is mainly a mini zoo along with a botanical garden. It houses an array of tropical animals found only in Borneo, with the inclusion of reptiles, birds and mammals. The unique point of this park is that it is designed around the natural habitat and is a spacious and open space with natural barriers like glass enclosures, camouflaged fences and virtual walls give the visitors a thoroughly fulfilling experience of watching the animals roam about in their natural habitat. Wildlife is at its best when it is left in its natural habitat just like how it is here.

Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

TSepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in the Malaysian Sabah District of North Borneo was founded to rehabilitate orphan orangutans and has 60 to 80 orangutans living free in the reserve. The facility provides medical care for orphaned and confiscated orangutans as well as dozens of other wildlife species. Some of the other animals which have been treated at the centre include; sun bears, gibbons, Sumatran rhinos and elephants.


The Magellen Sutera Kota Kinabalu

This beautifully designed resort incorporates the natural surroundings with fine timber furnishing and local artifacts. The grand entrance is a majestic longhouse-styled lobby, an architectural tribute to the Rungus natives of Sabah. All the 456 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites unveil balconies that offer magnificent views of either the carefully manicured gardens or the awe-inspiring beauty of the South China Sea and its occupying islands.

The Pacific Sutera Kota Kinabalu

Subtle elegance permeates The Pacific Sutera with its grand entrance, high ceiling lobby lounge, panoramic views of the sea, 500 immaculately appointed suites and guestrooms, superlative amenities, and excellent services. The lavish inventory was designed especially for those who appreciate the finer things in life. At The Pacific Sutera, discover unrivalled elegance and comfort.

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