Kota Kinabalu hotels

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What travelers to Kota Kinabalu are saying

the beautiful beach and the unique different islands and i like to dive here .. the water is clean and the sea is so blue. it is good place to have fun for family and the lovers.
Liya Y. Aug 18, 2015
Interesting town and near to Mt. Kinabalu as well as tourist trips for probocis monkeys.
david s. Mar 20, 2015
Well a good place to release stress.
terry w. Aug 15, 2015


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Hotels in Kota Kinabalu

Bio-Pittaya Resort Berhad (057044K), Borneo Trekkers, Mat Salleh Memorial — with attractions like these, it's no wonder why people visit Kota Kinabalu. And with 30 hotels to choose from on Orbitz, which are highly rated for Hotel Staff and Location, there's likely a comfortable hotel room available to fit your needs and budget.

Activities and entertainment in Kota Kinabalu

It's easy to have a little fun in Kota Kinabalu — the rides at The Green Connection and the silver screens at GSC Suria Sabah Mall (Golden Screen Cinemas) make sure of that.

South Sea Sanctuary Day Spa offers soothing services that will leave you feeling renewed.

Where to shop in Kota Kinabalu

Want a whole new wardrobe? The shops in Centre Point Sabah and Karamell Almondo Palm Square won't disappoint. You can pick up sparkling accessories for any occasion at Elegold Jewelry and Zhulian Inanam Agency, Kota Kinabalu.

If wearable tech is more your speed, check out the gadgets and accessories at NuTech Electronics.

Best times to visit Kota Kinabalu

If you're planning a trip to Kota Kinabalu, consider visiting in September, October and December. Orbitz offers great deals 365 days a year, but during these months, you'll save the most — 21%, 20% and 16%, respectively.

Getting to Kota Kinabalu

The most direct path to Kota Kinabaluis through Kota Kinabalu International Airport.

Where to eat in Kota Kinabalu

You have to eat while in Kota Kinabalu, so why not enjoy it? Grab a snack or order up some serious grub at Bio-Pittaya Resort Berhad (057044K), Borneo Trekkers and Mat Salleh Memorial.

Nightlife in Kota Kinabalu

Enjoy cocktails or challenge the locals to a dance-off at El Centro, Cowboy Bar KK and Charles' Place. Kota Kinabalu's bars and clubs are on hand for pre-dinner drinks or a nightcap.

Outdoor activities in Kota Kinabalu

There are ways to kick back in Kota Kinabalu beyond its marquee attractions. Tunku Abdul Rahman Park and Bio-Pittaya Resort Berhad (057044K)are great places to get some fresh air and spend time outside.

The Green Connection is a great activity for families and solo travelers alike, as is The Green Connection, where, you can see a world hidden beneath the ocean's surface.

Arts and culture in Kota Kinabalu

While getting to know Kota Kinabalu, tour the exhibits at Mat Salleh Memorial, Petagas War Memorial and Tun Mustafa Gallery to get your culture fix.

The quiet corners in Sabah State Library are an oasis for reading and a little quiet getaway.

Kota Kinabalu is the home of Queen Elizabeth Clinical Block, University Malaysia Sabah and Open University Kota Kinabalu Sabah.

Recently booked Kota Kinabalu hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
The Magellan Sutera Resort 1 hour ago 5 stars $140
Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa 12 hours ago 5 stars $182
Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu 13 hours ago 5 stars $94
Gaya Island Resort 1 day ago 5 stars $162
Bunga Raya Island Resort and Spa 1 day ago 5 stars $305
Ming Garden Hotel and Residences 1 day ago 4 stars $54
The Pacific Sutera Hotel 2 days ago 5 stars $121
Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu 3 days ago 3 stars $28
Gaya Centre Hotel 4 days ago 3 stars $36
Kinabalu Daya Hotel 4 days ago 3 stars $30

Recently Rated Kota Kinabalu Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu
5.0 / 5
1 reviews
3 stars $28
Gaya Centre Hotel
1.0 / 5
1 reviews
3 stars $36
Ming Garden Hotel and Residences
4.0 / 5
4 reviews
4 stars $54
Celyn Hotel
3.7 / 5
3 reviews
3 stars $34
Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa
2.2 / 5
5 reviews
5 stars $182
The Pacific Sutera Hotel
4.6 / 5
5 reviews
5 stars $121
Kinabalu Daya Hotel
3.7 / 5
3 reviews
3 stars $30
Hotel Shangri-la
3.7 / 5
3 stars $40
Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
4.0 / 5
5 reviews
5 stars $94
The Jesselton Hotel
5.0 / 5
1 reviews
3 stars $47

Featured Kota Kinabalu Hotels

From $140

1 The Magellan Sutera Resort

5 stars
4.0 / 5

1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard,

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This ethnic-themed, gloriously-designed resort incorporates the natural surroundings with fine timber furnishing and local art affects in creating a long house-like architecture. The grand entrance...

From $54

2 Ming Garden Hotel and Residences

4 stars
4.0 / 5 4 reviews

Lorong Ming Garden,

Chinese Privilege Package

Ming Garden Hotel & Residences welcomes you with warm Sabahan hospitality. Situated near the junction of several thoroughfares, our strategic location along the Coastal Highway allows fast...

a nice place to live
the room is very clean and we love being there to have a good time and the location is good. Wifi is convenient. the food is delicious.
Aug 19, 2015
From $47

3 The Jesselton Hotel

3 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

69, Jalan Gaya

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In the bustling heart of the city, discover the perfect balance of convenience and serenity of the bygone days.The Jesselton Hotel is a timeless piece of colonial beauty, with passenger lift...

Small and delightful
This was a great small hotel--32 rooms--with a history. Recently remodeled and well-run, centrally located and close to the port. Sunday flea market right on the street in front. Many local as well...
Mar 21, 2015
From $108

4 Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

5 stars
4.5 / 5 4 reviews

Jalan Datuk Salleh Sulong

Free High-Speed Internet, 15% off at Avantang Spa

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu is a 14 story highrise in the heart of Kota Kinabalu city overlooking the island-studded South China Sea. Features a 5 story atrium lobby in the heart of of the business,...

Very good
I was very happy with the hotel I would stay there again
Jan 13, 2014
From $162

5 Gaya Island Resort

5 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

Malohom Bay, Pulau Gaya

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There is a place, accessible only by boat, where all that nature has created, from sheltered coral reefs to protected mangroves, over thousands of years has been preserved by those devoted to its...

Idyllic hotel
Fantastic hotel- great service from start to finish. Amazing location, very close to KK and airport. Amazing spa! Lots of activities to do everyday. Family friendly! Only negative would be amount...
Feb 21, 2015
From $28

6 Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu

3 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

No 1 Jalan Singgah Mata 1

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Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu is strategically located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu City Centre, offer 275 guestrooms with all the essential amenities for a refreshing experience with great value....

From $94

7 Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu

5 stars
4.0 / 5 5 reviews

Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens

Club Lounge Access!

A great city-centre location with stunning views of the South China Sea and Borneo sunsets, Le Mridien Kota Kinabalu lies next to the citys best retail, dining and entertainment facilities as well...

Good place
We really appreciated thé location of this hôtel and thé wonderfull view on thé sea specially from thé lounge on thé evening. Just onde thing: children and babiies should not be allowed on thé...
Jun 4, 2014
From $48

8 Sabah Oriental Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 5 reviews

PO BOX 21840, Lorong Kemajuan

Our rooms are designed with your comfort in mind. At The Beverly you'll discover that attention to details is our hallmarks to ensure your stay in Beverly is a perfect one. NOTICE: Shuttle...

Comfortable stay
Stayed for two nights. First night was no problem but the second day, some of the lights in the room and air condition system did not work. We booked our stay with free dinner and 4 cans of drink...
Feb 24, 2014
From $281

9 Brahminy Kite Holiday Home

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

Jalan Wong Thau Yong

Situated in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Brahminy Kite Holiday Home is just a 5-minute drive from the Kota Kinabalu City Centre. This luxurious resort-styled vacation rental houses a self-contained...

From $36

10 Gaya Centre Hotel

3 stars
1.0 / 5 1 reviews

Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens

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The Gaya Centre complex has long been a prominent landmark on the waterfront of Kota Kinabalu and is now one of the city's newest hotel. The Gaya Center Hotel boast 260 rooms with some of the best...

Not for the faint hearted!
If you can afford to not stay here, avoid! Especially avoid the "chicken" at breakfast! If you can do cheap and (semi) cheerful then go forth!
Jan 3, 2015
From $182

11 Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

5 stars
2.2 / 5 5 reviews

No 20 Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru

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Just ten minutes from Kota Kinabalu International Airport the resort is set in 25 acres of award-winning gardens along the sweeping bay with a private beach overlooking the islands of Tunku Abdul...

Awesome family trip
Place is nice but poor service from front desk. I sure won‘t stay here next time.
Aug 16, 2015
From $121

12 The Pacific Sutera Hotel

5 stars
4.6 / 5 5 reviews

1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard,

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Subtle elegance permeates The Pacific Sutera Hotel with its grand entrance, high ceiling lobby lounge, panoramic views of the sea and 500 immaculately appointed suites and guestrooms, superlative...

From $82

13 Kinabalu Park Hotel

3 stars
5.0 / 5

Foot of Mount Kinabalu, Kinabalu National Parks

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The area around Mount Kinabalu, spanning 754 square kilometers, was converted into a National Park in 1964 because of its geographical and geological importance and the abundance of diverse flora,...

From $305

14 Bunga Raya Island Resort and Spa

5 stars
Not yet reviewed

Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa

As sensual and exotic as the hibiscus flower that bears its name, Bunga Raya Island Resort is a luxurious jewel set on a coral reef island just off the coast of Borneo. A secluded island hideaway...

From $30

15 Oceania Hotel

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

Lot 60-64, Lorong Ikan Juara 5, Sadong Jaya

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With resplendent sunsets, rainforests and wildlife, indigenous cultures and friendly locals, Sabah is a renowned paradise on the Malaysian part of Borneo island. Whether you are a business...

From $30

16 Kinabalu Daya Hotel

3 stars
3.7 / 5 3 reviews

Lot 3 & 4 Lot 9 Jalan Pantai

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Just steps away from the site city center,Kinabalu Daya Hotel is uniquely perched in the center of Kota Kinabalu vibrant city. Here, the city's history, contemporary culture, Business district and...

good location,nice staff
the hotel looks a little bit old,good location ,near old town、 jalan gaya,jesselton point just 5 mins walk. good experience
May 6, 2014
From $40

17 Hotel Shangri-la

3 stars
3.7 / 5

75, Bandaran Berjaya

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As one of the Sabahs first full service hotels, Hotel Shangri-la is renowned locally for its cosines, comfort and convenience and as well as providing premier service to our guests, a standard it...

From $227

18 Gayana Eco Resort

5 stars
Not yet reviewed

Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal, Lrg Haji Saman

Gayana Eco Resort rests serenely at the edges of a lush jungle forest on a coral reef island off the coast of Borneo. 52 over water, tropical villas are architecturally designed to enhance the...

From $254

19 Bunga Raya Island

3 stars
Not yet reviewed


As sensual and exotic as the hibiscus flower that bears its name, Bunga Raya Island Resort is a luxurious jewel set on a coral reef island just off the coast of Borneo. A secluded island hideaway...

From $202

20 Manukan Island Resort

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

Tungku Abdul Rahman Park

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Manukan Island Resort is located just off the coast of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and provides an island getaway with luxurious accommodation options. A mere 10 minutes by boat from the city of Kota...