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Located in Tanjung Aru within a 15-minute walk of Tanjung Aru Perdana Park, Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa is within a few miles (5 km) of Sabah State Mosque. This 5-star resort has 492 rooms and welcomes guests with 4 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. It's on the beach and also near Sabah State Museum and Sutera Harbour.


This resort is home to 4 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start your day off with buffet breakfast, available for a fee.


Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa's 492 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies, minibars, and coffee makers. LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bathrobes. Free newspapers, free bottled water, and safes are also available.

Property features

Guests of Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. Onsite parking is available, both free self and paid valet parking (MYR 10 per day)—also useful is limo/town car service. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a fitness center, a sauna, and outdoor tennis courts.


  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

No. 20, Jalan Aru Tanjung Aru Kota Kinabalu Sabah 88100

Renovations & Closures

The hotel will be renovating from 10 October 2016 to 31 January 2017 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Dining venue
  • One of the dining venues
Guests will have access to the following alternate facilities during the renovation:
  • Business facilities
The hotel will be renovating from 10 October 2016 to 30 June 2017 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Select guestrooms
During renovations, the resort will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa is located in Kota Kinabalu, capital city of the Malaysian state of Sabah. The 492 room seaside resort is just 10 minutes away from the airport, city and Coral Islands, and is surrounded by 25 acres of lush gardens.

The resort offers 4 restaurants and an abundance of recreational facilities such a water play area complete with slides, swimming pool with tapered shoreline, spa tub and infinity section for adults, a private sandy beach with direct access, 4 tennis courts, a nine-hole pitch and putt golf course, Cool Zone (Kids Club), Leisure Centre, a Health Club and fitness facilities, children's club, seven restaurants and CHI, The Spa. Amenities also include 11 meeting rooms, airport transfers (surcharge), wired Internet access (surcharge), and free parking.

A buffet breakfast is available (surcharge).

  • Full-service spa 
  • Children's pool 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Concierge services 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Children's club (surcharge) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Business center 
  • Conference space 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Hair salon 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Garden 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free shopping center shuttle 
  • Waterslide 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Express check-in 
  • Children's club 
  • Sauna 
  • Library 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Total number of rooms - 492 
  • Meeting rooms 11 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of restaurants - 4 
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 4 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Year Built 1983 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Waterslide  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Outdoor tennis courts  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Arcade/game room  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa offers 492 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Rooms open to balconies. LCD televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Balcony 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower only 
  • Desk 
  • In-room safe 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • LCD TV 

Where to Eat

Café TATU - Open kitchen design and cooking stations. Includes Mongolian, Tandoori, Asian noodles, and dim sum. Breakfast buffet, lunch à la carte, and dinner. Casual dress.

Peppino - Modern Italian fare in an ambient setting, and wines from around the world. Dinner only. Smart casual dress.

Shang Palace - Chinese cuisine, including dim sum. 2 private dining rooms are available. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Casual dress.

Coco Joe's Bar and Grill - Serves lunch and dinner.

Nearby Things to Do

In addition to scheduled activities, the resort offers petanqué, a 9-hole pitch and putt golf course, and table tennis. Bicycle rentals, as well as a jogging path, are on site. Bay and deep-sea fishing and banana boat rides are available. The resort can assist with scuba diving, snorkeling, jet skiing and water skiing, parasailing, and windsurfing.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 

Spa Services

Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa's spa and health club offers a variety of services and is open daily from 6 AM to 11 PM (spa treatments from CHI The Spa from 10 AM onwards).

  • Facial treatments 
  • Body wraps 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Massages 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.


Check-out time is noon

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No cribs (infant beds) available


The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Valet parking fee: MYR 10 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: MYR 170 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Shangri La's Tanjung Aru
  • Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Kota Kinabalu
  • Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort
  • Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort Kota Kinabalu
  • Tanjung Aru
  • Shangri La Kota Kinabalu
  • Shangri Las Tanjung Aru Hotel
  • Shangri Las Tanjung Aru Resort
  • Shangri-La`s Tanjung Aru Hotel Kota Kinabalu
  • Shangri-La`s Tanjung Aru Resort And Spa
  • Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

We should mention

A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. Up to 2 children 11 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Awards & Affiliations

  • Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa is listed in the 2010 Travel + Leisure 500.

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