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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
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.
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:
Complimentary Wired and Wireless Internet Access
Facilities for the Physically Challenged
Safe Deposit Box
Babysitting / Child Care (4 years & above)
Complimentary Shoeshine Service
Express Check-in and Check-out Services
Laundry & Valet Service
Taxi & Limousine Service
Travel Agency / Tour Desk
Foreign Exchange Counter
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.