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Gaya Centre Hotel
8.1 Excellent
Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, PO Box 13751, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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1.4 km from city centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 
ExcellentBased on 402 reviews
8.1

Gaya Centre Hotel is situated in the city's famous tourism and shopping area. Just 10 minutes' stroll from Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal, the hotel provides guests with an ideal base when in Kota Kinabalu.

Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu
9.0 Excellent
Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.6 km from city centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 
ExcellentBased on 1,092 reviews
9.0

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
8.8 Excellent
Lot G-23A, Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.5 km from city centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 
ExcellentBased on 1,115 reviews
8.8

Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel provides 5-star accommodation in Kota Kinabalu. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and meeting rooms.

Hilton Kota Kinabalu
8.9 Excellent
Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Asia City 3, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.2 km from city centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 
ExcellentBased on 1,437 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.

Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai
7.6 Good
Off Jalan Sepangar Bay, Locked Bag 100, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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16.0 km from city centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 
GoodBased on 447 reviews
7.6

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.

Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu
8.2 Excellent
No 4, Lorong Api-Api 3, Api-Api Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.4 km from city centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 
ExcellentBased on 1,914 reviews
8.2

This modern hotel in Kota Kinabalu provides complimentary wireless internet, as well as an outdoor pool and an executive floor. There is also a fitness centre with cardiovascular equipment, free weights and a swimming pool.

The Pacific Sutera Hotel
8.6 Excellent
1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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1.9 km from city centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 
ExcellentBased on 615 reviews
8.6

Located in Kota Kinabalu, The Pacific Sutera is within a 15-minute drive of Kota Kinabalu International Airport and provides an outdoor pool, a private beach and free Wi-Fi. It offers 5-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

Promenade Service Apartments
7.7 Good
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.3 km from city centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 
GoodBased on 1,866 reviews
7.7

Featuring views of the city, Promenade Service Apartment offers 2-star accommodation in Kota Kinabalu. The numerous amenities this modern property has to offer include luggage storage, meeting rooms and a 24-hour reception.

Ming Garden Hotel & Residences
7.9 Good
Lorong Ming Garden, Jalan Coastal, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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0.8 km from city centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 
GoodBased on 276 reviews
7.9

This modern hotel in Kota Kinabalu provides free Wi-Fi, as well as a free shuttle service and an outdoor pool. There is also a fitness centre with a cross trainer, a swimming pool and cardiovascular equipment.

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
8.5 Excellent
Jalan Datuk Salleh Sulong, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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1.2 km from city centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 
ExcellentBased on 781 reviews
8.5

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.

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Cheapest month:May
Most expensive month:June
Average price in Kota Kinabalu:₹ 520,795/night
Cheapest price found:₹ 1,349/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Monday
₹ 1,427 - ₹ 16,850
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₹ 2,359 - ₹ 16,850
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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 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.

Facts about staying in Kota Kinabalu

  • 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.

  • What are the best hotels in Kota Kinabalu?

    One of the most popular hotels in Kota Kinabalu is Hilton Kota Kinabalu, which has been reviewed by 1,437 users and currently has a rating of 8.9/10. Other top-rated locations include The Palace Hotel Kota Kinabalu and Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu, which have received 8.6/10 and 9.0/10 ratings from our users, respectively.

  • What is a good hotel near Suria Sabah?

    Reviews of Gaya Centre Hotel recommend it as a good place to stay near Suria Sabah, scoring 8.1/10 from 402 ratings.

  • What is a good hotel in Kota Kinabalu near Sutera Harbour?

    The Magellan Sutera Resort is a hotel near Sutera Harbour that is popular with HotelsCombined users, scoring 8.6 from 1,455 reviews.

  • Is there a good hotel near Centre Point Sabah?

    Close to Centre Point Sabah you will find The Magellan Sutera Resort, which has a rating of 8.6 over 1,455 HotelsCombined reviews.

  • How much do hotels in Kota Kinabalu cost?

    ₹ 5,157/night is the average price of a hotel in Kota Kinabalu, based on HotelsCombined searches over the last 3 days. For 4-star hotels in Kota Kinabalu, the average price found is ₹ 4,760/night, and for 5-star hotels the average price is ₹ 8,886/night.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Kota Kinabalu?

    Over the last 3 days, Kota Kinabalu hotels have been found for as cheap as ₹ 476/night in searches by HotelsCombined users.

  • How much is a hotel in Kota Kinabalu tonight?

    Users have found prices for hotels in Kota Kinabalu tonight starting as low as ₹ 555, rising to an average cost of ₹ 4,919, based on searches in the last 72 hours. Prices start from ₹ 1,825 for a 4-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu for tonight.