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5-star Sabah resort

This Malaysia beachfront resort on Borneo's northern coast is a 10-minute drive from downtown Kota Kinabalu and Kota Kinabalu International Airport. Poring Hot Springs is 30 minutes away.

Private beach

Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa features a private sandy beach and 2 outdoor pools set in lush gardens. The spa's open yoga pavilion includes a deck over the South China Sea.

Balconies, views

Rooms At Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa feature balconies, views of the South China Sea or Mount Kinabalu, and LCD TVs. Bathrooms include separate showers and soaking tubs.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa is located in Kota Kinabalu, capital city of the Malaysian state of Sabah. The 492 room seaside resort is just 10 minutes away from the airport, city and Coral Islands, and is surrounded by 25 acres of lush gardens.

The resort offers 4 restaurants and an abundance of recreational facilities such a water play area complete with slides, swimming pool with tapered shoreline, spa tub and infinity section for adults, a private sandy beach with direct access, 4 tennis courts, a nine-hole pitch and putt golf course, Cool Zone (Kids Club), Leisure Centre, a Health Club and fitness facilities, children's club, seven restaurants and CHI, The Spa. Amenities also include 11 meeting rooms, airport transfers (surcharge), wired Internet access (surcharge), and free parking.

A buffet breakfast is available (surcharge).

  • Children's club
  • Full-service spa
  • Children's pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Poolside bar
  • Concierge services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Health club
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Multilingual staff
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Hair salon
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Shopping on site
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Laundry facilities
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Garden
  • Elevator/lift
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2
  • Supervised childcare/activities
  • Fitness facilities
  • Free shopping center shuttle
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Express check-in
  • Tennis on site
  • Sauna
  • Total number of rooms - 492
  • Library
  • Arcade/game room
  • Meeting rooms 11
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Free self parking
  • Outdoor tennis courts 4
  • Number of restaurants - 4
  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Year Built 1983
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
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Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Outdoor tennis courts
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking, Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Balcony
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Climate control
  • Free newspaper
  • Air conditioning
  • Phone
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Turndown service
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe
  • Desk
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • In-room massage available
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Cable TV service
  • Free WiFi
  • LCD TV
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Where to Eat

Café TATU - Open kitchen design and cooking stations. Includes Mongolian, Tandoori, Asian noodles, and dim sum. Breakfast buffet, lunch à la carte, and dinner. Casual dress.

Peppino - Modern Italian fare in an ambient setting, and wines from around the world. Dinner only. Smart casual dress.

Shang Palace - Chinese cuisine, including dim sum. 2 private dining rooms are available. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Casual dress.

Coco Joe's Bar and Grill - Serves lunch and dinner.

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Nearby Things to Do

In addition to scheduled activities, the resort offers petanqué, a 9-hole pitch and putt golf course, and table tennis. Bicycle rentals, as well as a jogging path, are on site. Bay and deep-sea fishing and banana boat rides are available. The resort can assist with scuba diving, snorkeling, jet skiing and water skiing, parasailing, and windsurfing.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Spa Services

Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa's spa and health club offers a variety of services and is open daily from 6 AM to 11 PM (spa treatments from CHI The Spa from 10 AM onwards).

Body Scrub (50 minutes): MYR170

Pumice scrub of ylang ylang, geranium, and pine oils.

Thermal Salt Glow (50 minutes): MYR170

Body exfoliation treatment followed by massage with lotion.

Body Wrap (60 minutes): MYR300

Hydrating body wrap followed by a scalp, neck, and foot massage.

Herbal Delight (90 minutes): MYR270

Body scrub with chamomile followed by full-body massage with lavender oil.

Marine Immersion (120 minutes): MYR470 Natural spirulina boday wrap followed by a body massage with marine lotion and body-firming cream.

  • Facial treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Massages
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Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at 11 PM

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Please contact the property ahead of time to make arrangements for check-in.

Check-out

Check-out time is Noon

Payment types

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

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Fees

The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: MYR 85.00 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: MYR 10 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: MYR 170 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.

Awards & Affiliations

  • Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa is listed in the 2010 Travel + Leisure 500.
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