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Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I visited Nexus resort and spent half of the day on Sunday Oct.29, 2017 with my wife and our friend, everything was wonderful, I really would like to thank all managers, and all staff for the joy and hospitality they've brought us at that day. My wife had wonderful time because we celebrate her birthday and the staff made it as outstanding moments as we can never forget. Because of that, I told many of my friends to visit and have some pleasant time at Nexus resort. And I will diffidently visit Kota Kinabalu and Nexus resort again. Thank you very much

We absolutely love this place! We were welcomed by friendly and sweet staff who looked after us so well during our visit (thanks!!), and led to the most beautiful room I've ever been in! The pool is shaded partly due to the palms during the day, which meant for me that I was able to swim during the sunny hours. We loved the garden wholeheartedly, housing many birds and butterflies! There are several restaurants in the area (I think five!) each having something different to offer! Foodways, the highlights were the Nexus and 3-Cheese pizzas at the sunsetbar, the eveningbuffé at Kingfisher and the breakfast at Olives, where the chef made lovely poached eggs and omelets! We also enjoyed karaoke at the Darlin' Darlin' (even though we're Dummies at it!) Everything we needed was on site, but shuttlebusses are provided for 30RM two ways to 1Borneo or KK Center Point! The only thing I got tired of was the drinkingmenu, which was the same in all restaurants. But then again we were here for a whole week 😁

Been there 4th time this for 3d/2n since my 1st visit on family love the hotel so much.all the staffs was so nice and helpful.much thnkful for Mr.Justin for the hospitality.we had stayed at borneo garden and also ocean panorama before...this time we stayed at borneo garden again...such a great, spacious, clean, comfort, cozy and excellent room.variety food offer at the penyu and kingfisher for b/fast and dinner...but the road to the resort is a bit bumpy...maybe the responsible authorities should been inform...but forget about that...make sure to check out their website often coz they always have great offers for everyones...surely will come back again next time if the great offers is back... Lots of love from me and my family!!! -eida from sandakan-

Looked a little old at first, but the whole lot of us loved it! We were a party of 10, we most of all loved: 1. Sabah hospitality at its best, many restaurants to choose from coz its far from the city but all were nice 2. The staff were awesome, always with a smile 3. The beach was super clean, my children played till we all got sunburnt 4. The oceon panorama, we got the view despite other peoples complaints on this site. It was awesome to wake up and see the sunrise Just a tip, bring your repellant coz of all the nature there are a lot of mosquitos as well. And best you hire a car to explore the other parts of sabah as well.

Visiting Nexus Resort was a very Luxury experience. From start to finish the service was incredible and it felt nothing less than Paradise. The food from Olives Restaurant was very delicious, with very fast and efficient service. We had the pleasure of having Nelysha as our waitress, she was extremely friendly, professional and bubbly. She made our dining experience very easy and enjoyable so big thanks to her for looking after us. The resort is located right on the beach which was amazing. Also we visited the Sunset bar which had the best Cocktails! Again the staff there were awesome, the cocktail bartender was Romario who made us our very tasty drinks, he went out of his way to make sure we were happy and were having a great time. Very friendly and funny ! Would love to drink his cocktails again ! Overall I would highly recommend this resort. The Staff were great, especially Nelysha from Olives Restaurant and Romario from the Sunset Bar as they gave exceptional customer service. The location awesome and very clean with really good facilities.Will visit again for sure! Thanks!

The resort is pretty and it is on a nice beach. The rooms are very decent. The place is slightly run down, a bit of wood rot here and there but nothing too bad again especially as its not top prices, it's a bit of fallen glory. The toilets really are terrible! Everyone was complaining about them, you had to flush two to three times at least and stand there while the weird system tried to clean it out. They have a cultural show in the evenings which was okay at first but it went for hours and was so incredibly loud we could no longer have any dinner conversation and it was just too much! Poolside the music was also really bad R&B that was only suitable for teenagers of whom there were none and it would be better to play either cool Jazz or soft rock. The surrounding gardens are well kept and look great especially when those amazing giant lizards are lounging amid it all. On top of that there are cool monkeys and lots of diverse bird sorts. Staff are friendly and the breakfast is pretty good which is included (or was in our deal). It's nice but if you expect state of the art it is not. I had a great time relaxing and eating here however. The thing that my friends and i really loved was our spa day, great spa, beautiful interior and decent massage while you are pampered with hot towels and a ginger tea.

We were given a spacious, clean and comfortable room with seaview. Breakfast was delicious with varieties. The staffs were helpful and friendly. The spa nearby was very relaxing and at reasonable price for the locals Definitely going to visit this place again!

Weekend getaway at Nexus Karambunai Resort. Seamless check-in & clean rooms a good start for a good well rested stay. We had dinner & lunch at the Chinese Restaurant the Noble House, the food was yummy we really liked the Fried pumpkin cooked with salted eggs and the variety of dim sum. Overall staff are friendly especially Justin Hiew the Front Office Manager. Had a good chat & very a knowledgeable guy. Thank you for the memorable stay Nexus Resort.

Me (Christian) and my friend (Tanyel) had a wonderful holiday at Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai during our first ever asian trip. We live far away in Hannover, Germany and had no expectations when starting the trip. We just wanted to see what happens. First of all I have to say that we had great stays at Singapore and Hongkong before we traveled forward to Kota Kinabalu and we also had interesting impressions in Kuala Lumpur and Taman Negara a few days later. But most of all, we enjoyed our holidays at Nexus Resort Karambunai and it was because of the very kind people. When we arrived at the hotel we felt right at home. Especially Florina and Christina gave us such a warm greeting. That was very special and we would have never expected that. Thank you so much, you're wonderful. :-) I have also to mention that we loved to sit at the Sunset Bar every day. In the afternoon we always went there for lunch (great pizza, you must taste) and enjoyed the chill out atmosphere. And after dinner we always went there drinking some cocktails. They had a new menu and we've nearly tasted every cocktail. They were so delicious. The bar tenders did a great job and you could see exactly with how much love and passion the cocktails were made by them. The best ones we had in life. The whole service team with Bobby, Romario, Elizabeth, Roslin, Linda, Alex and Hafiz at Sunset Bar were awesome and they entertained us every night with singing, dancing and we're laughing together all night long. That was fantastic! :-) Everybody there was so friendly, open minded and attentive to us that it felt like we're a big family. All we can say is that you have to visit this resort. Nice rooms in the middle of the beautiful nature, very clean, nice view of the sea, you can ride the waves, a long private beach and wonderful people around you. The animals can move freely on the hotel terrain, but it isn't dangerous. It is even good, so that the habitat of nature is not destroyed. At Nexus Resort Karambunai you get everything you need to have an amazing holiday. We will always remember that stay and will come back as soon as possible. Tanyel & Christian

We were given a beach side villa unit in block 7, very spacious room and bathroom and in good condition, had to get use to the "resort" feel, you can't cross the road and go shopping or pubbing, it's a 40 min. shuttle ride to town, so relax and enjoy what they have on site, and that's 5 different restaurants, we found Noble House excellent value in quality and price, we did try them all, and they were all great! After dinner there is the lounge with a great band, or the karaoke bar, or watch a outdoor movie near the beach bar. The staff is absolutely wonderful and go out of their way to please you, daily fresh cookies and fruit in the room, time for a chat anytime of the day and open to suggestions. We can honestly say...we loved our stay, and made great friends with staff and management, would we go back?...don't know when...but we sure will!!!!!

Off Jalan Sepangar Bay Kota Kinabalu Sabah

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • Private beach

Located in Karambunai, Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai is 10.9 mi (17.5 km) from 1 Borneo Hypermall. This 485-room, 4.5-star resort has 3 outdoor pools along with a private beach and a golf course. Likas Stadium is also within a 30-minute drive of this Kota Kinabalu resort.


There are multiple options for onsite dining with 5 restaurants, including The Penyu , which specializes in Asian cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and The Kingfisher with its garden views. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with 24-hour room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai's 485 rooms are air-conditioned and provide minibars, free bottled water, and safes. For entertainment, guests can expect to find satellite TV. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bathrobes. Phones, ironing boards, and desks are also standard.

Property features

Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai features a private beach, a golf course, and a full-service spa. You can take advantage of free offsite parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours). The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include 3 outdoor pools, a children's pool, and a fitness center.

Room options

Ocean Panorama

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Nexus Family Room (1 Set Connecting Room)

King 1 | Sleeps 6

Ocean Panorama Premier

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Borneo Executive Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

63% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1414 reviews