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Top Rated Hotels for your Kota Kinabalu Vacation

Estimated price for 1 night/2 adults

Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre
Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre
4.0 out of 5.0 41, Jalan Gaya, Pusat Bandar, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free Cancellation
$60
4.5/5 (2 reviews)

The room is very big with two bedrooms and two toilet, which is very convenient for us. The location is very good too. It is very close to Jesselton Point.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2018
Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Suria Sabah Shopping Mall, Gaya Street Sunday Market, and Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal. ...
Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
5.0 out of 5.0 Pantai Dalit Beach, Tuaran, Sabah
$174
4.5/5 (4 reviews)

Great location; clean beach; clean everywhere!; friendly staff; good variety of food; jet ski and 14 year old able to drive solo; nice bath products; free mini bar snacks (limited choice but still free so that was nice)

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2019
Situated in Tuaran, this luxury resort is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Dalit Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of Karambunai Peninsula and Tuaran Crocodile Farm. 1 Borneo ...
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
5.0 out of 5.0 Jalan Datuk Salleh Sulong, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free Cancellation
$87
4.4/5 (8 reviews)

everything fine. engratiating and knoledgeable staff. desk in room had many marks. could/should be repainted/rebuffed. only hot water heater and instant coffee/tea. hotel of this quality should have had an in-room expresso machine.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018
This family-friendly Kota Kinabalu hotel is located on the waterfront, just steps from KK Esplanade and Wisma Merdeka. Suria Sabah Shopping Mall and Gaya Street ...
The Klagan Hotel
The Klagan Hotel
3.0 out of 5.0 Unit 25-28, Ground Floor, Block D, Warisan Square Jalan Tun Fuad Step, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free Cancellation
$44
4.0/5 (2 reviews)

Superior King room was spacious with a nice city view from the window. The room had everything I needed, plus more including iron, bathtub, shelves, etc... staff was very courteous and quick to respond. Location is also great. Close to shopping and eateries, or even a short 15-20 min taxi ride from ...

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2017
Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hotel is steps from Local Fruits Market and Filipino Market. Centre Point and Kota Kinabalu Central Market are also within ...
The Magellan Sutera Resort
The Magellan Sutera Resort
5.0 out of 5.0 1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
$162
4.0/5 (1 reviews)

My family stay in this hotel for two days, always to like this hotel, but in the swimming pool to swimming, my family members to lost two phones, so please attention your own goods, do not to carry with the swimming, I am very unhappy and the trip unConvenience!

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2017
Nestled on the beach, this Downtown Kota Kinabalu hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Sutera Harbour, Sabah State Mosque, and Imago Shopping Mall. Centre Point and ...

Things To Do during your Kota Kinabalu Vacation

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Kota Kinabalu Travel Guide

Where is Kota Kinabalu?

Wondering where exactly Kota Kinabalu sits on the map?

It's situated 1,000 miles east of Kuala Lumpur, the national capital, and 25 miles north of Papar.

The population of this area of Sabah is approximately 460,000.

Places to Visit in Kota Kinabalu

Here you'll discover a number of worthwhile tourist attractions, such as the Sabah State Mosque and 1 Borneo Hypermall. Make sure you swing by all of them!

With almost everything at hand in one central precinct, Centre Point is the perfect place to quench your shopping thirst. Like some more options? City Mall is among the best shopping malls in the region and the perfect place to spoil yourself with a bit of retail therapy. But wait, that's not all! Step off the lively streets and into a calm house of worship at All Saint's Cathedral. Enjoy a few moments of quiet contemplation or just admire its meaningful art.

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Flying in? Europcar at Kota Kinabalu International Airport is the vendor to visit after collecting your baggage.

Where to stay in Kota Kinabalu – Hotel Accommodation

Orbitz is here to help you pick the best place to stay in this epic destination. At present, we list 144 hotels in Kota Kinabalu.

If you appreciate all things luxury, the Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa is a brilliant option. Also check out the Gayana Marine Resort. Alternatively, have a think about the D'Beach Street Lodge and the Le Hotel Kota Kinabalu. These are our top economical accommodations.

Nearest Airports to Kota Kinabalu

Located 4 miles to the south of Kota Kinabalu's center, Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI) is where your getaway begins. Once you've grabbed your suitcase from the baggage carousel, you'll be soaking up the best bits of Kota Kinabalu soon enough!

Popular Places to Visit Near Kota Kinabalu

If you have seen the best of Kota Kinabalu and have a day to spare, don't panic! Just 17 miles away is Tuaran, and you definitely won't be bored here. Upside Down House is a fantastic place to start discovering the culture of the area. The Tuaran Crocodile Farm and the Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club are more fantastic spots to visit. Searching for more options? Bongawan is 40 miles from Kota Kinabalu. Visit for attractions including the Nurul Hidayah Pekan Bongawan Mosque, the Membakut Chinese Temple and the Borneo Golf and Country Club. You have all the options in the world!

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