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Sabah Oriental Hotel

Lorong Kemajuan, Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88000
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According to 221 guests
Everything is good, room is clean, breakfast are good, staff are friendly. Thanks.
Mohd Z. M. N.
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Based on 306 traveler reviews
Swimming Pool
24-Hour Front Desk

Nearby attractions
IMAGO Shopping Mall
(0.46 km)
Gleneagles Kota Kinabalu
(0.73 km)
Centre Point
(0.82 km)
KK City Waterfront
(0.96 km)
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119 Traveloka customers have stayed in this hotel and given reviews:

The pillows don't have covers. Dirty bathroom, so many dusk in room. The room don't have water heater, when I ask one, they give the broken one. I called room service but no one pick up. Then, I call receptionist, her said I will call back because she is dealing with customer, seriously? I'm not her customer? Until morning no one call me. This is very bad hotel.
Very good hotel. With best price, made just my holiday perfect!
Love the room not too many choice of food for breakfast. Overall, good experience for
I encounter slow hotel check in (25 mins) and staff never look at my face or even greet me at counter. Very bad for 4 star hotel, honestly I feel very bad
Nice and comfortable place to stay
Nice hotel...if spa and gym available must be better.
Old hotel but comfy bed, variety of breakfast.
Not bad! Just a bit hard to find with the small road. Food was average
Very pleasant and conducive hotel to stay. feel like at home. the buffet breakfast was good too.
Great. Minor comment, aircond at room 509 cannot be switched off.
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Friends getaway40
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Neither good nor bad
It was a tough decision for us where to stay in Kota Kinabalu. We didn’t want to go for a bagpackers kinda place and have no money to stay at luxury hotel. I feel like we had pretty good deal to take best room in this kinda hotel. We have to mention that from our room was stolen a phone - staff couldn’t do a thing since here ate no cameras or smth. So its not safe. Despite this hotel looking to be in a decent location - it’s tricky to go anywhere from here on foot and due rush hours it’s allways a traffic jam around hotel. All furniture is quit old.. Things that were good - staff super friendly, spacious room, very decent breakfast (western + chinese). So in general (despite stolen phone) it’s an average hotel for an average tourists :)
Family - Oct 19, 2017
Nothing special
The most disappointed the most is there was no room for a family of 4 pax. The fan adjustable switch were broken, and the air-conditioning in our room not cold enough although we've set 16°C the lowest temperature. Not forget to mention the breakfast buffet experience was really bad, we couldn't have teh tarik as fhe machine is broken. The only thing that amazed us is there's a basement parking provided for guest hotel and is free for us!
Family - Oct 12, 2017
Retro furniture
Although, the hotel is located within walking distance to the city centre, there is a feeling of separation. It maybe because there is a flyover separating the hotel from the main shopping area. But I did not find it noisy. The rooms are very clean and the cleaning staff are very efficient. On one occasion, I went to breakfast and found that on my return, the beds were already made. However being an old hotel, some of the fixture need updating. For example, my sink did not empty quickly and the shower was elderly, and the air-condition needed more features to enable controlling the environment better. The reception staff was very helpful and polite. My room did not have a safe but I used their safety box. The 2 features of note are: 1)The dining room is full of retro furniture (1970s - wow) I hope they don't get rid of them. 2) The hotel have some seating outside the main entrance. It was lovely sitting out there in the evenings. They should provide more seats because it's well used.
Couples - Sep 20, 2017
Stayed two nights
I came 17 of August. Receptionists were super kind.(not sure of name but two ladies at morning shift i guess) But shower room at swimming pool was.. terrible..... no key for locker.. no tower for shower room......(need to borrow from gym-kinda beach tower) We ask for high floor right side view and was good. Room is cozy and clean. But you need to call to housekeeping for shampoo things. We order room service twice, room service lady is so kind and cute. The thing is roomservice who pick up the phone(male) was poor in eng, bit rude. And we order steak as medium rare, but they made as super well-done...! For tour informations, No mini bar in the room, need to ask for make up room, Location is good, price is fare enough for 4 stars hotel..
Couples - Aug 18, 2017
Great Location
The hotel is situated right in the heart of KK. Near to shopping malls, Water Front and and sea food market and other tourist attractions. There's no public transport passing on this hotel however grab car is very accessible. It will cost you less than 10 Ringgits going to Water front and seafood market roughly around 4-6 ringgits. The hotel room is big and spacious. Facilities are in good condition except for the AC is not that cooling well and the swimming pool is quite old and it closes at early as 7PM. Beddings are ok, clean and fresh. Buffet breakfast is just ok. Acceptable for the price you pay. The hotel staff are very helpful and accommodating. Our room was bit noisy because it was situated beside the stock room and when we complain about it, the staff transfer us immediately in the next available room. The room can accommodate 3 persons as there is a big sofa in each room. Overall stay was ok.
Friends getaway - Jul 4, 2017
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Hotel facility


Hotel policy

  • Hotel Services
    • 24-hour Receptionist
    • Concierge
    • Laundry service
    • Luggage storage
  • Things to Do
    • Spa
    • Outdoor pool
    • Sauna
    • Turkish bath
  • Public Facilities
    • Elevator
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
  • Food and Drinks
    • Bar
    • Snack bar
  • Business Facilities
    • Business center
    • Conference room
  • Sports and Recreations
    • Fitness
  • Transportation
    • Area shuttle
  • Connectivity
    • Free WiFi

    Check-in and Check-out Time

    Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 12:00 PM

    Sabah Oriental Hotel is a hotel in a good neighborhood, which is located at Kota Kinabalu.

    The hotel has a very good location, also near the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI), which is only 4.26 km away.

    Not only well positioned, but Sabah Oriental Hotel is also one of hotels near the following IMAGO Shopping Mall within 0.46 km and Gleneagles Kota Kinabalu within 0.73 km.

    About Sabah Oriental Hotel

    The hotel’s fitness center is a must-try during your stay here.

    Have an enjoyable and relaxing day at the pool, whether you’re traveling solo or with your loved ones.

    Get the best deal for finest quality of spa treatment to unwind and rejuvenate yourself.

    24-hours front desk is available to serve you, from check-in to check-out, or any assistance you need. Should you desire more, do not hesitate to ask the front desk, we are always ready to accommodate you.

    Savor your favorite dishes with special cuisines from Sabah Oriental Hotel exclusively for you.

    Sabah Oriental Hotel is a hotel with great comfort and excellent service according to most hotel's guests.

    With all facilities offered, Sabah Oriental Hotel is the right place to stay.

    You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
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