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Aeropod Sovo by Tweetbox
3 out of 5
Aeropod, Jalan Sabah Rail, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The price is £44 per night
2.33 mi from city centre
3.9/5Good! (8 reviews)
Trap

"Not a nice experience to only found out that there is a cleaning fee compulsory to be paid separately after checked in. It felt like a trap. The fee should be clearly indicated or included in the final price when making payment."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jun 2019

Aeropod Sovo by Tweetbox
Ibis Styles Kota Kinabalu Inanam Hotel
3 out of 5
No 1 Jalan Taipan 28 Inanam, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £25 per night
4.66 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (47 reviews)

"nice and good"…"

Reviewed on 26 Jan 2020

Ibis Styles Kota Kinabalu Inanam Hotel
The Klagan Riverson Hotel & Residence
3.5 out of 5
Block B, 3rd Floor, Lorong Riverson, Off Jalan Coastal, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £31 per night
0.89 mi from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (104 reviews)
Just to kill d time

"Amazing there is a microwave oven to warm cool food..n soft pillow n comfort bed."…"

Reviewed on 29 Feb 2020

The Klagan Riverson Hotel & Residence
Borneo Beach Villas
4 out of 5
Pool Villa 163, Precinct Dillenia, Jalan Sepanggar Bay, Locked Bag 100, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The price is £56 per night
10.65 mi from city centre
4/5Very Good! (304 reviews)

"Nice location, next to the beach with water sport equipment for rent"…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2020

Borneo Beach Villas
Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre
4 out of 5
41, Jalan Gaya, Pusat Bandar, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £27 per night
0.8 mi from city centre
3.9/5Good! (557 reviews)

"It's located at the central region of the city and walking distance to most tourists places. Hotel is clean and the staffs are all kind and friendly"…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2020

Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre
CJ Residence
2.5 out of 5
#4, 2nd Floor, Block J, Sinsuran Shopping Complex, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The price is £14 per night
0.04 mi from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)

"Good service... Next time i stay again at Cj residence"…"

Reviewed on 1 Aug 2020

CJ Residence
Hotel Eden54
2.5 out of 5
54, Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellation
The price is £17 per night
0.68 mi from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (309 reviews)

"Reception on 1st floor. Staff very helpful .Good location close to Jesselton Pier. Wifi ok. Good lounge commun area which included kitchenette and fridge.Clean. They arebuilding a new consffuctio n at the back so noisy from 7.00am on wdek days."…"

Reviewed on 5 Mar 2020

Hotel Eden54
Ming Garden Hotel and Residences
4 out of 5
Lorong Ming Garden, Jalan Coastal, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £26 per night
0.73 mi from city centre
3.7/5Good! (726 reviews)

"Good location"…"

Reviewed on 7 Jun 2020

Ming Garden Hotel and Residences
Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
5 out of 5
No. 20, Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £113 per night
2.66 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (1,134 reviews)

"Great location for the beach and sunset, extremely friendly and helpful staff. Great amenities. Would definitely recommend."…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar 2020

Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
5 out of 5
Jalan Datuk Salleh Sulong, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £53 per night
0.47 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (1,000 reviews)

"This hotel have beautiful ocean view,is close to shopping center and eateries...Staff are friendly and helpful..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb 2020

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Visiting Kota Kinabalu

Couples looking to get away will find a romantic atmosphere in Kota Kinabalu, and visitors give high marks for the bustling marina and shopping. This city also attracts tourists with its parks. Top sights in the city include Imago Shopping Mall, Sabah State Mosque and Likas Stadium.

  • There are 416 hotels and other accommodation options in Kota Kinabalu
  • The closest major airport is in Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.), 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from the city centre

Sightseeing and Staying in Kota Kinabalu

Cultural venues in the city include Sabah State Museum, Mari Mari Cultural Village and Museum of Islamic Civilisation. Attractions like Lok Kawi Wildlife Park, Sedco Square and Water World Theme Park are fun for kids of all ages. The city is notable for landmarks like Sabah State Mosque, Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and Mount Kinabalu Park Entrance.

In Kinarut, there are 416 hotels and other accommodation options so you can easily plan your perfect holiday retreat at an affordable rate. Below are highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa - This 5-star resort features 2 outdoor pools, a private beach and 6 restaurants. It's a favourite with Expedia travellers for its family-friendly amenities and clean, comfortable rooms.
  • Gaya Island Resort - Our customers like the beach locale and helpful staff at this resort. With a stay at this 5-star resort, guests can enjoy access to a full-service spa and free breakfast, along with a private balcony.
  • SKYPOD Hostel - With a stay at this 2-star hostel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its breakfast and quiet location.

Other favourite sights in Kota Kinabalu include Imago Shopping Mall, Likas Stadium and 1Borneo Hypermall.

Getting around Kota Kinabalu

With so many ways to get around, exploring all of Kota Kinabalu is a breeze. To see more of the larger area, hop aboard a train at Tanjung Aru Station. You can find out about your water travel options at the local marina.

Dressing for Kota Kinabalu

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 31°C, whilst night-time temperatures stay around 24°C
  • From April to June, the average is 32°C during the day and 24°C at night
  • July to September sees average temperatures of 31°C during the day and 24°C at night
  • Between October and December, you can expect 31°C as the daytime average and 24°C as the night-time average
  • Kota Kinabalu gets about 93 millimetres of rain per year
  • April and May are usually the hottest months averaging 31°C, while June and January are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 24°C

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Kota Kinabalu?
Signel Hostel is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This property is a short 3-minute walk from Centre Point, and it offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Other favourite options based on traveller reviews include Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa and Shangri La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Kota Kinabalu, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most hotel bookings are fully refundable as long as you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your arrival date. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, it may still be possible to cancel it and get a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Enter dates and click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to get the top deals on offer in Kota Kinabalu.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Kota Kinabalu?
Based on reviews, Hotel Five 2 is a popular 2-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and air conditioning. Other choices to stay on the cheap include De Galleria Hotel and KK Waterfront Hotel.
What's the best place to stay for families in Kota Kinabalu?
Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa is a top 5-star resort on Expedia for families, and features 2 outdoor pools and a private beach. Other choices for your child-friendly holiday include The Pacific Sutera Hotel and Ming Garden Hotel and Residences. Also, attractions such as Anjung Samudera and Lok Kawi Wildlife Park are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a romantic getaway to Kota Kinabalu?
Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai is a favourite 4.5-star resort for couples, and features 24-hour room service and a full-service spa. Other good options for your romantic getaway include Gayana Marine Resort and Celyn Resort Kinabalu.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Kota Kinabalu?
Balada Hostel is a top property for people travelling with their pets, and offers a rooftop terrace and free WiFi for its human guests.
What's the best place to stay for a beach holiday in Kota Kinabalu?
Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa is a top 5-star beachfront resort with 2 outdoor pools and 6 restaurants. Other good options to stay near the beach include Borneo Beach Villas and Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai. Head to Dalit Beach or Pantai Pulau Mamutik for some quality time by the water.
What's the best luxury accommodation option in Kota Kinabalu?
The Pacific Sutera Hotel is a 5-star resort with a private beach and 2 restaurants, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu and Shangri La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa are other upscale choices for your holiday.
What's the best boutique hotel in Kota Kinabalu?
Gayana Marine Resort is a favourite 5-star resort with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features 2 restaurants and a poolside bar. Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa and Gaya Island Resort are a couple of other boutique hotels.
What's the best place to stay if I'm looking to play golf in Kota Kinabalu?
The Pacific Sutera Hotel is a top 5-star resort that has a golf course and features a marina. Other good options to stay near a golf course include Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa and The Magellan Sutera Resort. You can tee off at Borneo Golf and Country Club during your trip.
What are some hotels with pools in Kota Kinabalu?
The Pacific Sutera Hotel is a popular 5-star resort featuring 3 outdoor swimming pools, a children’s pool and a private beach. Other choices that offer an on-site pool include Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa and Shangri La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa.

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