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Kinabalu Daya Hotel
Kinabalu Daya Hotel

Lot 3 & 4 Block 9 Jalan Pantai, Kota Kinabalu 88000

3.0 out of 5.0
3.2 out of 5 (282 reviews)

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Wisma Merdeka and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sabah State …

£25
per night
Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai
Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai

Off Jalan Sepangar Bay, Kota Kinabalu 88993

4.5 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (447 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Karambunai resort is within 12 mi (20 km) of 1 Borneo Hypermall, University of Malaysia Sabah, and …

£91
per night
Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu

Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu 88000

5.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (782 reviews)

This family-friendly Kota Kinabalu hotel is located near the airport, just steps from Warisan Square and Filipino Market …

£85
per night
Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

No. 20, Jalan Aru, Kota Kinabalu 88100

5.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (678 reviews)

This Malaysia beachfront resort on Borneo's northern coast is a 10-minute drive from downtown Kota Kinabalu and Kota Kinabalu …

£145
per night
Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa

Pantai Dalit Beach, Tuaran 89208

4.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (528 reviews)

Located on the Pantai Dalit Beach on Borneo's northern tip, the resort is 12 km (7 mi) from Tuaran Tamu, 30 km (17 mi) from …

£129
per night
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

Jalan Datuk Salleh Sulong, Kota Kinabalu 88991

5.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (524 reviews)

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this luxury hotel is steps from KK Esplanade and Wisma Merdeka. Suria Sabah Shopping Mall …

£94
per night
Horizon Hotel
Horizon Hotel

Jalan Pantai, Locked Bag 2084, Kota Kinabalu 88999

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (583 reviews)

Located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, this family-friendly hotel is steps from South Sea Sanctuary, KK Plaza, and Atkinson …

£52
per night
The Crown Borneo Hotel
The Crown Borneo Hotel

23 Jalan Pinang Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu 88100

3.0 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (259 reviews)

Located in Tanjung Aru, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tanjung Aru Perdana Park and Sabah State Mosque. Downbelow …

£17
per night
Ming Garden Hotel and Residences
Ming Garden Hotel and Residences

Lorong Ming Garden, Jalan Coastal, Kota Kinabalu 88000

4.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (440 reviews)

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Plaza Wawasan and Sabah State Mosque. Likas …

£44
per night
The Palace Hotel Kota Kinabalu
The Palace Hotel Kota Kinabalu

No. 1 Jalan Tangki, Kota Kinabalu 88100

4.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (181 reviews)

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from All Saint's Cathedral and within 3 mi (5 …

£25
per night
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Pocket Guide: Kota Kinabalu

Visiting Kota Kinabalu

Couples looking to get away will find a romantic atmosphere in Kota Kinabalu, though all visitors are sure to appreciate the restaurants, shopping, and beaches. Welcoming and walkable, this seaside city will also delight visitors with its sporting events, snorkelling, and island views. Top attractions include 1 Borneo Hypermall and Likas Stadium.
  • There are 144 Kota Kinabalu hotels
  • August is the most expensive month to travel here, while September tends to be the cheapest
  • Closest major airport is in Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.), 8.6 mi (13.9 km) from the city centre

Sightseeing around Kota Kinabalu

  • Popular cultural attractions include Mari Mari Cultural Village, Museum of Islamic Civilisation, and Sabah State Museum
  • Popular family attractions include Water World Theme Park, Green Connection, and Sedco Square
  • Notable landmarks include Sabah State Mosque, Puh Toh Si Chinese Temple, and City Mosque
  • The beach, island views, and seaside provide a picturesque setting, and places to consider visiting are Kiansom Waterfall, Kota Kinabalu Wetlands Centre, and Signal Hill Observatory Platform
  • Shopping is one of the top reasons to visit, so consider an excursion to 1 Borneo Hypermall, City Mall, and Gaya Street Sunday Market

Getting around Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu has many options for getting around. To see more of the larger area, hop on a train at Tanjung Aru Station.

Staying in Kota Kinabalu

In Kota Kinabalu, you'll find 144 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from, making it easy to plan your perfect holiday retreat at an affordable price:
  • 106 hotels, ranging from GBP 10/night to GBP 121/night
  • 6 aparthotels, ranging from GBP 20/night to GBP 69/night
  • 15 hostels, ranging from GBP 6/night to GBP 20/night
For family trips or any other travel plans, you might consider these top-rated, larger hotels:
  • Hotel Sixty3, averaging GBP 69.04/night
  • Grandis Hotel, averaging GBP 89.42/night
Looking for a romantic getaway, a cosy spot, or a boutique stay? You might like these highly rated smaller hotels or specialty properties:
  • Kasih Sayang Health Resort, averaging GBP 50.58/night
  • 1 Borneo Tower B Service Apartment, averaging GBP 86.85/night
Kasih Sayang Health Resort, a 3-star favourite with Expedia travellers, has a 5 out of 5 user rating. Also highly rated by guests are 1 Borneo Tower B Service Apartment and Hotel Sixty3.

Dressing for Kota Kinabalu

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 31°C and the nighttime average to be 24°C
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 32°C during the day and 24°C at night
  • July through September averages 31°C during the day and 24°C at night
  • In October–December, the average temperature is 31°C during the day and 24°C at night
  • About 93 millimetres of rain falls on Kota Kinabalu each year
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