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Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Kota Kinabalu

No. 20 Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, , Kota Kinabalu City Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88100
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No. 20 Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, , Kota Kinabalu City Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88100
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Mohammad s. K.
/ 10
08 Jan 2023
One of the best hotel I've ever stayed in! 5 star! Make me feel rich hahaha

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Khairul A.
/ 10
02 Apr 2022

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Vian A. S.
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/ 10
14 Mar 2022
I've always loved staying here. Everything was good before this but this time, I encountered unpleasant experience during check-in, which really blew off my whole mood. Nonetheless, the rest of my stay here was awesome!

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17 Mar 2022
Hi Vian, thank you for your review. We apologize for the inconvenience caused by our end. We will update and forward this to our team regarding this matter. We hope that you would not deter from staying with us in the future and wish you will allow us another opportunity to demonstrate our usual service standards and the hospitality you expect from the Shangri-La Hotel and Resorts.
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25 Feb 2022

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Azza B. M.
/ 10
25 Jan 2022
Excellent! Appreciate to all staffs to their efforts to make a room decorations for our honeymoon and my husband's birthday. Clean room, amazing view from our balcony, great staffs, good breakfast. All good! Will come back here next time.

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/ 10
05 Jan 2022
Slow check-in counter. Problem hotel check-in because our booking number does not appear in the hotel system when we arrived at the hotel. Had to wait about an hour to settle down. Finally had to paid again for the walk-in rate. So pathetic 🥺.

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/ 10
31 Dec 2021
I stayed in Kinabalu Wing rooms. The room facing the SEA view. Its was awesome! The breakfast are varities, although quite a long queue but it was manageable. Full recommended 👍.

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Mawaddah M.
/ 10
06 Nov 2021
I had the most pleasant stay here and all staffs were professional & nice. Definitely will return here again!

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nursyahidah r.
/ 10
12 Oct 2021
I had an amazing stay. Superb experience! Will surely come back for another stay.

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Hong S. L.
/ 10
14 Jun 2021
Spacious room, tip-top service! Love it.

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Check-in/Check-out Time
From 15:00
Before 12:00
Important Note
As announced by Royal Malaysian Customs Department, Tourism Tax is imposed starting 1 January 2023 for all hotel guests that are non-Malaysian or non-permanent Residents of Malaysia. Please expect that hotel will collect the Tourism Tax from you during check-in at the hotel. The Tourism Tax rate is 10 RM per room per night. To help our guests enjoy a more stress free stay with us, participating hotels at Shangri-La group are making available emergency medical insurance coverage of up to USD 184,000, at no additional charge, should the guest be diagnosed with COVID-19 during their trip. For more information please contact the hotel.
Hotel Description

Shangri La Tanjung Aru Resort is an award-winning 5-star hotel strategically located just 10 minutes away from the Kota Kinabalu International Airport and 20 minutes away from the city centre. Set in a sprawling 25-acre garden, overlooking the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, it is a luxurious, tranquil retreat that provides the perfect setting for an amazing tropical getaway. The resort takes pride in its luxurious facilities and offers its guests both convenience and exclusivity. The resort offers a variety of recreational activities, including a private beach, four tennis courts, a nine-hole pitch and putts golf course, Leisure Centre, a Health Club and a kid’s club, which is also the largest in Borneo. Guests can also go to the STAR Marina for daily trips to the island and indulge in watersport activities.

How to get to Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort

By Flight

Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort is approximately 10 minutes away from Kota Kinabalu International Airport. Kota Kinabalu International Airport is the main gateway to Sabah and situated around 7 km from the city centre. Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia and Malindo Air offer direct flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to Kota Kinabalu International Airport and flights are available daily. Flights from Kuala Lumpur will take approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes. Airport buses and taxis are both available at the airport to take travellers into the city. Bus tickets into the city will cost RM5 and will leave every 1 hour whereas taxis will cost RM30 per trip. Ride-hailing services such as Grab is also available in Kota Kinabalu. Alternatively, you can also contact the hotel directly to arrange for an airport pickup. An airport representative will be waiting for you at the arrival terminal.

By Car

For those wanting to self-drive around Kota Kinabalu can easily find car rental services at the airport itself. However, car rentals in the city offer far more competitive prices. There are various types of cars on offer, so visitors can choose according to their budget. A standard sedan such as the Proton Saga FLX will cost around RM140-150 per day. It takes less than 15 minutes to drive from the airport to the hotel.

Types of Rooms in Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort

Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa comprises 492 luxurious rooms and suites in two wings, the Kinabalu Wing and the Tanjung Wing. All the rooms at the hotel are inspired by the colours and textures of traditional Borneo and are designed to provide contemporary luxury. The rooms at the Kinabalu wing offer memorable views of both the ocean and Mount Kinabalu while rooms in the Tanjung Wing face the South China Sea. The rooms at the Tanjung wing comes with a private balcony that offers guests a private area from which to enjoy Borneo’s famous sunsets. To help keep you connected, all the room features complimentary broadband Internet access, international television channels, and international direct dial telephones. The ensuite bathrooms come with extra towels, exclusive Shangri-La toiletries, and a shower cubicle separate from the soaking tub.

Restaurants and Cafes in Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort

There are plenty of dining choices at the resort. If you’re in the mood for exquisite Italian food, you can try dining at Peppino--Sabah’s very own award-winning fine dining restaurant. You can also enjoy a one-of-a-kind barbeque dining experience at Coco-Joe's Bar & Grill where you can enjoy a cultural performance that pays tribute to Borneo’s fascinating heritage. Apart from that guests can also relax or catch the sunset with a cool cocktail at Sunset Bar, a beach bar at the edge of the South China Sea or hang out at the Borneo Lounge & Bar. Guests with a sweet tooth can satisfy their cravings with desserts from Cool Box Ice-cream Bar.

Facilities and Activities in Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort

The resort offers a multitude of facilities and services. Some of the facilities offered are:

Business Centre

Complimentary Wired and Wireless Internet Access

Conference Facilities

Facilities for the Physically Challenged

Nail Salon

Non-smoking Rooms

Parking Facilities

Safe Deposit Box



Babysitting / Child Care (4 years & above)

Complimentary Shoeshine Service

Express Check-in and Check-out Services

Laundry & Valet Service

Medical Service

Airport Transfer

Car Rental

Taxi & Limousine Service

Travel Agency / Tour Desk

Foreign Exchange Counter

Shopping Arcade

24-hour Room Service

Interesting Places near Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort

Mount Kinabalu Golf Club – The golf club is situated 0.54 km from the resort. It is situated on the Pinosuk Plateau at 1,500 meters above sea level in Kundasang. It is also the highest golf layout in Sabah. Designed by Robert Muir Graves, the golf course boasts a breathtaking landscape made up of sprawling farmlands and rolling hills.

Tanjung Aru Beach – The beach is located 0.78 km from the resort. It is located at the end of Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman and about 6 kilometres from Kota Kinabalu. It is a favourite among the locals as this is a place where one might catch one of the greatest sunsets in Borneo. There are also food stalls serving local food and drinks up until late at night.

Tanjung Aru Perdana Park – The park is located 0.92 km away from the resort. Perdana Park offers a range of recreational activities such as a running track, exercise areas and a reflexology path. Children can also have fun at any of the two playgrounds found here.Visitors are also spoilt for choice with the wide selection of eateries found here. But the main attraction of Perdana Park is none other than the musical water fountain which comes alive from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, Mondays to Thursdays. On weekends, the performance runs an extra half hour.

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What is normal check-in & check-out time at Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Kota Kinabalu?

The standard check-in time at Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Kota Kinabalu is starting from From 15:00 while the latest check-out time is at Before 12:00

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