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Check-in: 2:00 PM
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Winner Hotel, a 3-star smoke-free hotel, is situated in the heart of the Kota Kinabalu city. It is a mere 3 minutes' walk from Centre Point Sabah Shopping Complex, Warisan Square, the Night Market and the Central Market. It is also in close proximity to Kota Kinabalu City Hall, KK Waterfront, State Library, High Court, Main Post Office, the City Park, the Maybank, money-changers, Sedco food court and the Sinsuran Shopping complex. It is within a 10 minutes' walk from KK Plaza, the latest shopping complex in the city, and to the Sunday Gaya Street Fair. It is also 15 minutes’ drive from Kota Kinabalu International Airport.
How to get to Winner Hotel
By Flight - 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.
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.
Different Types of Rooms in Winner Hotel
The hotel offers 49 rooms inclusive of free WiFi, coffee maker and LCD TV with satellite channels. Other amenities available for guests include complimentary breakfast, free newspapers, free daily bottled water and a safety deposit box. The guestrooms are fully air-conditioned, and guests are given the option of staying in a deluxe double room, deluxe twin room, a single room. The single room which has 1 single bed is perfect for solo travellers or businessmen on a short stay in the city. The deluxe twin room comes with 2 single beds, whereas the deluxe double room comes with 1 double bed. All rooms have an ensuite bathroom complete with a hot shower.
Restaurants and Cafes in Winner Hotel
There is a Chinese restaurant on the 1st floor serving delicious Cantonese cuisines. Winner Hotel Restaurant is over 60 years old and is one of the more popular venues for intimate wedding banquets. Its operating hours are11.00 am to 2.00 pm for lunch and 6.00 pm to 10:00 pm for dinner. One of the signature dishes at Winner Hotel Restaurant is its steamed pork with salted fish. The food is priced reasonably to allow everyone the chance to taste what they have to offer. The restaurant is run and managed by seasoned staff, most who have worked there for over 30 years. There is also a lobby café which is pork free open to both guests and the public from 7am until 6pm. Guests can enjoy their complimentary breakfast served here every morning. If guests are looking for to try other varieties of food, there is a 24-hour KFC outlet and a 24-hour convenience store located nearby the hotel. Coffee shops and the Centre Point Basement Food Court is also a 5 minutes’ walk away.
Facilities and Activities in Winner Hotel
The hotel has a hair salon on its premises. LY Unisex Hair Salon operates from 9am to 8pm daily except on Sundays. The hotel also provides function halls and meeting rooms for business events. Free WiFi is also available in these areas. Guests are also given free use of the desktop computer in the lobby area.
Interesting Places near Winner Hotel
Filipino Market (Handicraft Market) – Less than 10 minutes’ walk from the hotel, the Handicraft Market is a favoured shopping haunt for locals and tourists alike. Travellers can find an array of souvenirs to suit everybody’s taste. You might even find authentic treasures belonging to the diverse indigenous tribes in Sabah. However, shoppers are advised to bargain for prices before making a purchase. The market’s opening hours are from 9am to 4.30pm daily.
Kota Kinabalu City Waterfront – The KK City Waterfront is an are comprises of a mall, a luxury hotel, resort homes and a 2.1km waterfront boardwalk. It is located less than 10 minutes’ walk from the hotel and is perfect for those looking for a one-stop dining and entertainment centre. The Waterfront is a popular hangout for both locals and visitors alike. There are plenty of food outlets to choose from, from Indian cuisine to fusion food. The Waterfront would come to life at night, a popular after-hours hangout and lots of great places to enjoy happy hours as you watch the sunset over the South China Sea.