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Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre
8.1 Excellent

1.1 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

ExcellentBased on 2,098 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, free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool.

KK Times Square Hotel
7.2 Good

0.5 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

GoodBased on 300 reviews
7.2

Situated within walking distance of Secretariat Railway Station, KK Times Square Hotel provides guests with a convenient base while in Kota Kinabalu. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of free Wi-Fi access during their stay.

The Crown Borneo Hotel
5.9 Okay

1.8 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

OkayBased on 80 reviews
5.9

Less than a 20-minute stroll from Tanjung Aru Railway Station, OYO 563 The Crown Borneo Hotel provides guests with a convenient base when in Kota Kinabalu. It also offers a safe, room service and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Monaco Boutique Hotel Kampung Air
7.6 Good

0.3 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

GoodBased on 683 reviews
7.6

Monaco Boutique Hotel Kampung Air is located in Kota Kinabalu and offers free Wi-Fi. It is situated a short walk from Atkinson Clock Tower and Kota Kinabalu Central Market.

TD Plaza Hotel
7.2 Good

0.3 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

GoodBased on 327 reviews
7.2

TD Plaza Hotel provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Kota Kinabalu. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of complimentary wireless internet throughout their stay.

Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu
8.1 Excellent

0.5 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,487 reviews
8.1

Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu provides comfortable 3.5-star accommodation in Kota Kinabalu. Those staying at the property can also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout their stay.

Impiana Mutiara Hotel @ Kampung Air
6.8 Good

0.3 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

GoodBased on 5 reviews
6.8

Impiana Mutiara Hotel @ Kampung Air is located in Kota Kinabalu and features free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for guests wishing to visit local attractions.

Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu
8.2 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,345 reviews
8.2

This modern hotel in Kota Kinabalu provides complimentary wireless internet, as well as an outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi. It also offers an executive floor, valet parking and a sauna.

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
8.8 Excellent

6.2 mi from city centre, Tuaran Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,665 reviews
8.8

Set between a beachfront and a nature reserve, Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa features relaxing stays in elegantly furnished guest rooms, award-winning restaurants, and a selection of therapeutic treatments at the spa. It is a 5-star accommodation overlooking the South China Sea.

Promenade Service Apartment
7.5 Good

0.2 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

GoodBased on 983 reviews
7.5

Promenade Service Apartment is located in Kota Kinabalu and is close to the Sabah State Mosque. It provides 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned apartments.

Tips for booking a Kota Kinabalu hotel

Cheapest month:March
Most expensive month:April
Average price in Kota Kinabalu:£98/night
Absolute cheapest price found:£8/night
Cheapest day:Friday
Most expensive day:Thursday
£47 - £159
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
£21 - £364
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Top Rated Kota Kinabalu hotels

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Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa
8.6 Excellent

2.5 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

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

2
Horizon Hotel
8.4 Excellent

0.6 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

Located in Kota Kinabalu, the hotel is within a 15-minute drive of Kota Kinabalu International Airport and offers an infinity pool and a Jacuzzi. Guests also have access to complimentary Wi-Fi and on-site parking.

3
Gaya Island Resort
8.7 Excellent

3.5 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

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

4
Sky Hotel Kota Kinabalu
7.6 Good

0.3 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

Situated in Kota Kinabalu, Sky Hotel Kota Kinabalu provides chic 4-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool. Guests can also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi.

5
Pullman Kuching
8.2 Excellent

1.3 mi from city centre, Kuching Show on map

Strategically located in the middle of the city, this 5-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Kuching. It also offers a Jacuzzi, a sauna and an outdoor pool.

6
KK Times Square Hotel
7.2 Good

0.5 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

Situated within walking distance of Secretariat Railway Station, KK Times Square Hotel provides guests with a convenient base while in Kota Kinabalu. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of free Wi-Fi access during their stay.

7
The Klagan Hotel
8.2 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

The Klagan Hotel is located in Kota Kinabalu and features free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for those wishing to sightsee in the area.

8
The Magellan Sutera Resort
8.4 Excellent

1.1 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

Boasting a lap pool and a private beach, The Magellan Sutera is a deluxe place to stay in Kota Kinabalu. Guests also have exclusive access to the Mandara Spa and Fitness centre.

Cheapest hotels in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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Vibrant Hostel
9.5 Excellent

0.6 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

Vibrant Hostel offers a comfortable setting while in Kota Kinabalu. It also provides luggage storage and a lift.

£6
Avg. per night
Borneo Tree House
6.5 Good

9.0 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

Borneo Tree House is located in Kota Kinabalu and provides guests with free Wi-Fi. It provides an outdoor pool and a garden, and is a brief stroll from Kota Kinabalu Central Market.

£7
Avg. per night
Aristo Hotel @ Putatan
7.7 Good

3.0 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

Aristo Hotel @ Putatan is located in Kota Kinabalu and offers free Wi-Fi. It also features laundry facilities, a 24-hour reception and massage services.

£9
Avg. per night
Iskandar Sinsuran Guesthouse
7.2 Good

0.4 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

Situated a short walk from Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal, Iskandar Sinsuran Guesthouse offers guests a convenient base while visiting Kota Kinabalu. Guests can also enjoy free internet access throughout the property.

£9
Avg. per night
Impiana Mutiara Hotel @ Kampung Air
6.8 Good

0.3 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

Impiana Mutiara Hotel @ Kampung Air is located in Kota Kinabalu and features free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for guests wishing to visit local attractions.

£10
Avg. per night
Yomi Hotel
6.9 Good

0.3 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

Less than a 20-minute stroll from Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal, Yomi Hotel provides guests with a convenient base when in Kota Kinabalu. The multiple facilities this unique hotel offers include a 24-hour reception, an airport shuttle and a safe.

£11
Avg. per night
Promenade Service Apartment
7.5 Good

0.2 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

Promenade Service Apartment is located in Kota Kinabalu and is close to the Sabah State Mosque. It provides 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned apartments.

£11
Avg. per night
Hotel Traveller
7.3 Good

0.3 mi from city centre, Kota Kinabalu Show on map

Ideally situated for sightseeing, Hotel Traveller is a short walk from several of the city's tourist attractions, including Kota Kinabalu Central Market and Atkinson Clock Tower. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet throughout the property.

£11
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Kota Kinabalu

2 stars or below

£6 - £32

No. 1 most popular

£7
Avg. per night

No. 2 most popular

£11
Avg. per night

Best value

Vibrant Hostel
9.5 Excellent
£6
Avg. per night
3 stars

£11 - £60

No. 1 most popular

£26
Avg. per night

No. 2 most popular

The Klagan Hotel
8.2 Excellent
£25
Avg. per night

Best value

Yomi Hotel
6.9 Good
£11
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

£14 - £190

No. 1 most popular

Gaya Island Resort
8.7 Excellent
£167
Avg. per night

No. 2 most popular

£82
Avg. per night

Best value

£14
Avg. per night

Best prices found by HotelsCombined users in the past 24 hours.

Where to stay in Kota Kinabalu

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.

Kota Kinabalu travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Kota Kinabalu?

    Gaya Island Resort is a very popular hotel in Kota Kinabalu, with a score of 8.7 from 306 reviews. Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa (8.6 from 2,741 reviews) and Hilton Kota Kinabalu (8.9 from 1,527 reviews) are also highly rated Kota Kinabalu hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.

  • What is a good hotel near Centre Point Sabah?

    A good hotel close to Centre Point Sabah is Hilton Kota Kinabalu (rated 8.9/10 from 1,527 reviews).

  • What is a good hotel in Kota Kinabalu near Pantai Tanjung Aru?

    For a good hotel near to Pantai Tanjung Aru, consider Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa - it is rated 8.6/10 from 2,741 HotelsCombined reviews.

  • Is there a good hotel near Manukan Island?

    If you’re visiting Manukan Island then the nearby Sutera Sanctuary Lodges At Manukan Island is a popular hotel with HotelsCombined users (326 reviews scoring it at an average 8.8/10).