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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Gaya Island Resort
Gaya Island Resort
8.6 Excellent
Malohom Bay, Pulau Gaya, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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3.5 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu 
ExcellentBased on 156 reviews
8.6

Gaya Island Resort is set on Gaya Island, and offers 5-star facilities, including a private beach. It also features an outdoor pool, a kids pool and a kids club.

Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu
Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu
8.8 Excellent
No. 20, Jalan Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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2.5 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu 
ExcellentBased on 2,991 reviews
8.8

Boasting an infinity pool and a limousine service, Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Kota Kinabalu is a luxurious base in Kota Kinabalu. Guests also have exclusive access to the CHI, The Spa and Swimming Pool.

Hilton Kota Kinabalu
Hilton Kota Kinabalu
8.9 Excellent
Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Asia City 3, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.1 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu 
ExcellentBased on 1,554 reviews
8.9

Located in Kota Kinabalu, the hotel is an easy drive from the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park. Those staying at the property have access to an outdoor pool and a sauna.

Borneo Beach Villas
Borneo Beach Villas
7.8 Good
Pool Villa 161, Borneo Beach Villas, Off Jalan Sepangar Bay, Locked Bag 100, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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10.9 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu 
GoodBased on 1,245 reviews
7.8

Borneo Beach Villas offers 4-star accommodation in Kota Kinabalu. Guests also have exclusive access to the on-site Spa and wellness centre and Swimming Pool.

Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre
Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre
8.1 Excellent
41, Jalan Gaya, Pusat Bandar, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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1.1 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu 
ExcellentBased on 1,787 reviews
8.1

Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre offers 4-star accommodation in Kota Kinabalu. It also provides an express check-in and check-out feature, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.

Gayana Marine Resort
Gayana Marine Resort
8.7 Excellent
Malohom Bay, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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3.0 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu 
ExcellentBased on 116 reviews
8.7

Just minutes on foot from Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal, Gayana Marine Resort offers an infinity pool, a Jacuzzi and free wireless internet. It provides 5-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
8.4 Excellent
Jalan Datuk Salleh Sulong, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.7 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu 
ExcellentBased on 811 reviews
8.4

Offering views of Kota Kinabalu, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu is located in a well-known shopping area, plus boasts a sauna and an outdoor pool. It is a 10-minute drive from Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre and has free private parking on site.

Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu
Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu
8.9 Excellent
Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.4 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu 
ExcellentBased on 1,015 reviews
8.9

Set in Kota Kinabalu, Le Meridien Kota is a five-minute walk from Kota Kinabalu Central Market and features a sauna, a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool. It offers 5-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel
Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel
9.1 Excellent
Lot G-23A, Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.3 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu 
ExcellentBased on 156 reviews
9.1

Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel is situated in Kota Kinabalu and offers complimentary Wi-Fi. It is conveniently located for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai
Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai
7.3 Good
Off Jalan Sepangar Bay, Locked Bag 100, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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9.9 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu 
GoodBased on 73 reviews
7.3

Boasting an outdoor pool, a private beach and outdoor tennis courts, Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai is situated in Kota Kinabalu and offers peaceful accommodation. It provides free Wi-Fi, a sauna and a Jacuzzi.

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Cheapest month:May
Most expensive month:January
Average price in Kota Kinabalu:£80/night
Cheapest price found:£9/night
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Most expensive day:Wednesday
£33 - £173
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£45 - £144
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About Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu continues to find new ways to lure you with its friendly locals, fiery sunsets and natural wonders. Rugged mountain terrain interspersed with secluded beaches meets a charming old-world vibe and thriving music scene.

Things to do

Most travellers visit Kota Kinabalu for Shangri-La’s Orangutan Care Project, where you can meet orangutans up close. The nature care project raises awareness for endangered species, taking visitors on an excursion through 25 hectares of wild terrain. For an exciting wildlife experience, walk along the hanging canopy bridge and watch as orangutans eat fruit and move from one tree to another.

Spend your evenings sampling delicious Malay fare in the Night Market, dining on fresh seafood at Sedco Square and indulging in local delicacies in Chinatown. Climb Signal Hill Observatory Platform, the highest point in the city, where you can relax on an airy deck with coastal vistas.

Go island hopping in the unspoilt Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park to see beautiful coastal landscapes only 30 minutes away via speedboat. Hike the scenic trails of Gaya, snorkel the clear waters of Sapi and escape the tourist crowds on Mamutik Island.

Adventurous travellers can test their endurance with an excursion to the top of Mount Kinabalu, where they’ll be rewarded with mountain and valley vistas. There are also smaller trails around Kinabalu National Park that reveal scenic viewpoints and exotic wildlife. You can also take a river cruise in the Klias Wetlands reserve to see lush mangrove areas and possibly spot an elusive Proboscis monkey.

Getting Around

Most of Kota Kinabalu’s major attractions are near the city centre, so it’s easily navigated on foot. Minivans and buses are ideal for getting to the airport, while hired drivers are recommended for farther destinations. You can also catch a ferry or cruise to visit islands and nature reserves.

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Kota Kinabalu continues to find new ways to lure you with its friendly locals, fiery sunsets and natural wonders. Rugged mountain terrain interspersed with secluded beaches meets a charming old-world vibe and thriving music scene.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Most travellers visit Kota Kinabalu for Shangri-La’s Orangutan Care Project, where you can meet orangutans up close. The nature care project raises awareness for endangered species, taking visitors on an excursion through 25 hectares of wild terrain. For an exciting wildlife experience, walk along the hanging canopy bridge and watch as orangutans eat fruit and move from one tree to another.

Spend your evenings sampling delicious Malay fare in the Night Market, dining on fresh seafood at Sedco Square and indulging in local delicacies in Chinatown. Climb Signal Hill Observatory Platform, the highest point in the city, where you can relax on an airy deck with coastal vistas.

Go island hopping in the unspoilt Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park to see beautiful coastal landscapes only 30 minutes away via speedboat. Hike the scenic trails of Gaya, snorkel the clear waters of Sapi and escape the tourist crowds on Mamutik Island.

Adventurous travellers can test their endurance with an excursion to the top of Mount Kinabalu, where they’ll be rewarded with mountain and valley vistas. There are also smaller trails around Kinabalu National Park that reveal scenic viewpoints and exotic wildlife. You can also take a river cruise in the Klias Wetlands reserve to see lush mangrove areas and possibly spot an elusive Proboscis monkey.

Getting Around

Most of Kota Kinabalu’s major attractions are near the city centre, so it’s easily navigated on foot. Minivans and buses are ideal for getting to the airport, while hired drivers are recommended for farther destinations. You can also catch a ferry or cruise to visit islands and nature reserves.

  • What are the best hotels in Kota Kinabalu?

    Gaya Island Resort is a very popular hotel in Kota Kinabalu, with a score of 8.6 from 156 reviews. Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu (8.8 from 2,991 reviews) and Hilton Kota Kinabalu (8.9 from 1,554 reviews) are also highly rated Kota Kinabalu hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.

  • What is a good hotel near Centre Point Sabah?

    With a rating of 8.9/10 from 1,554 reviews, Hilton Kota Kinabalu is a hotel close to Centre Point Sabah that is highly recommended by HotelsCombined users.

  • What is a good hotel in Kota Kinabalu near Manukan Island?

    Sutera Sanctuary Lodges At Manukan Island is the hotel close to Manukan Island that is most recommended by HotelsCombined users, with 220 reviews rating it at 8.8/10.

  • Is there a good hotel near Jesselton Point?

    A good hotel near Jesselton Point is Gaya Centre Hotel, which has been rated 8.0/10 by 424 HotelsCombined user reviews.

  • How much do hotels in Kota Kinabalu cost?

    Hotels in Kota Kinabalu cost an average of £42/night according to HotelsCombined data in the last 72 hours. A 4- or 5-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu had higher average prices of £48/night and £114/night, respectively.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Kota Kinabalu?

    £5 per night is the cheapest Kota Kinabalu hotel price found in our data from the last 72 hours. This coming weekend (20 May to 22 May), prices can start from as low as £6/night.

  • How much is a hotel in Kota Kinabalu tonight?

    Prices for a hotel in Kota Kinabalu tonight are about £45 on average, but HotelsCombined users have found prices as low as £5 for tonight in the last 3 days. The best price found for a 4-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu tonight is £18.

  • What is the best place in Kota Kinabalu for bars and restaurants?

    Kota Kinabalu is the capital city of Sabah province, located on the island of Borneo, Malaysia. The epicentre of food and drink in the city can be found on Jalan Coastal Road, which offers multiple streets filled with restaurants and bars, with a very modern boardwalk along the ocean side. There are several hotels in Kota Kinabalu available here, like the Promenade Hotel, which will offer travellers a few nights of pub crawls. Stick with the centre of the city for easier access to local bars and restaurants. You'll find a range of Kota Kinabalu accommodation here, including Hotel Deleeton, Monaco Boutique Hotel Kampung, De Galleria Hotel and Hotel Traveller. All of these places are within walking distance of a range of bars on the same street.

  • What is the best place for a family holiday in Kota Kinabalu?

    A good place to have a family holiday in Kota Kinabalu depends on what your family enjoys doing. On one side of the city, there are lakes and jungles and mountains, and on the other side, there are beaches and the ocean. So if your family is adventurous and outgoing, then perhaps camping, hiking or fishing would be suitable for you, but if your family needs to rest and relax, then the beaches in Kota Kinabalu are some of the most pristine in all of Borneo. If you're keen on being beachside, Kota Kinabalu hotels around Tanjung Aru Beach, like Hin Loi Guesthouse or Megah D'Aru Hotel are quality family-friendly options.

  • What are the best things to do and see in Kota Kinabalu?

    There are two things that are very unique that draw travellers to Kota Kinabalu: the beaches and the rainforest. With the city locked between these two biomes, travellers mainly want accommodation that is surrounded by either thick rainforest with hiking trails, rivers and rock pools or long, white beaches with boardwalks and pools. The island of Borneo is also the home island of the orangutan, and there are many orangutan sanctuaries located around the island. The city has many great hiking trails available along thick-jungle walkways around Mount Kinabalu. There is also a large island off the coast of the city, Gaya Island, which has many popular beach resorts and bars.

  • Where are the best places to stay for surfing in Kota Kinabalu?

    Good places to stay in Kota Kinabalu if you're looking to surf would be along the coast of the city. There is minimal surf between the island and the coast of the city, but if you travel further down the city’s coast or to the opposite side of Gaya Island, then you will find a few great beaches to catch some waves. One of the most notable beaches on the mainland is Tanjung Aru Beach, where you'll find accommodation like C'Haya Hotels. Some popular surf spots on Gaya Island are Bungaraya Island Resort and Gaya Island Beach. Although there isn't accommodation on Gaya Island, you'll find a variety of options close to the pier where you'd catch the ferry, like Gaya Centre Hotel, Grandis Hotel and Hotel 7 Suria.