Hotels in Kota Kinabalu

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Popular hotels in Kota Kinabalu

Courtyard Hotel @ 1Borneo

G-800, 1 Borneo Hypermall, Jalan UMS, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88450

7.9 / 10


Grand Borneo Hotel

TA-00-01, 1Borneo Hypermall, Jalan UMS,, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88450

8.4 / 10

Very Good

Promenade Service Apartment

3-G-17, Lorong Api Api 2, Api Api Centre , Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000

7.8 / 10


Sabah Oriental Hotel

Lorong Kemajuan, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000

8.3 / 10

Very Good

Tune Hotel - 1Borneo Kota Kinabalu

Unit No. G-803, 1Borneo Hypermall, Jalan Sulaman, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88450

8.2 / 10

Very Good

Hotel Traveller

Shoplot 27&28 Jalan, Tugu Kampung Air,, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000

8.5 / 10

Very Good

Aristo Hotel @ Putatan

Lot 15, 1st Floor, Putatan Central Plaza, Mile 6, Jalan Putatan, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 82000

7.7 / 10


Hotel Iskandar

Lot 14, Jalan Perpaduan, Kampung Air, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88100

8.2 / 10

Very Good

TH Hotel Kota Kinabalu

Jalan Sembulan, Peti Surat 12908,, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88832

8.7 / 10

Very Good

Disini Hotel

No.1, Lorong 14, Jalan Kampung Sembulan., Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88100

8.2 / 10

Very Good

North Borneo Paradise @ Marina Court

Marina Court, Lebuh Raya Pantai Baru , Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000

8.8 / 10

Very Good

Putatan Platinum Hotel

Lorong Hussin, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88200

8.8 / 10

Very Good

Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu

No. 1 Jalan Singgah Mata 1, Asia City, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000

8.2 / 10

Very Good

Asiana Hotel Kota Kinabalu

No. 1, Grace Square Shophouse, Lorong Grace Square Jalan Pantai Sembulan, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88100

8.3 / 10

Very Good

Celyn City Hotel

Ground Floor, Block A, Warisan Square, Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000

7.6 / 10


KK Times Square Hotel

C-16-G, Signature Office, KK Times Square, off Coastal Highway, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88100

8.5 / 10

Very Good

Eminent Hotel

Lot 31, Ground Floor, Block D, Kepayan Point, Jalan Pintas Penampang,, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88200

8.6 / 10

Very Good

Hotel Sri Iskandar

Lot 16, Jalan Perpaduan, Kampung Air, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88999

8.1 / 10

Very Good

Manja Hotel

25-26 Block E, KK Times Square, Off Coastal Highway, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88100

8.2 / 10

Very Good

Impiana Mutiara Hotel @ Kampung Air

Lot 12, Lorong Perpaduan, Kampung Air, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000

7.5 / 10




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 go to Kota Kinabalu

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 in Kota Kinabalu

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.

Hotels in Kota Kinabalu

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.

Travel Tips in Kota Kinabalau

  • Be fascinated with the variety of cuisine offered not only in hotels and restaurants but also by hawker’s stalls that bring out the exquisite flavor of over 30 ethnic groups that can be found in Sabah.
  • Shop for souvenirs and mementos at the Handicraft Market that runs along the waterfront (Jalan Tun Fuad Stephen). This is the place to sharpen your bargaining skills and browse through a lovely range of sarongs, textiles, pearls, jewellery, woodcarvings, ceramics, woven crafts and trinkets galore.