|Most expensive month:||January|
|Average price in Kota Kinabalu:||£80/night|
|Cheapest price found:||£9/night|
|Most expensive day:||Wednesday|
J & J Hotel
1st Floor, Lot. No 1, 2 & 3, Block K, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu
N0.1,Jalan Singgah Mata1,Asia City, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Gaya Centre Hotel
Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, PO Box 13751, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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The Pacific Sutera Hotel
1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu
No. 20, Jalan Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A good hotel near Jesselton Point is Gaya Centre Hotel, which has been rated 8.0/10 by 424 HotelsCombined user reviews.
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.
£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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.