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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 (473 reviews)

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

£79
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 (547 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 …

£162
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 (267 reviews)

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

£18
Gayana Eco Resort
Gayana Eco Resort

Malohom Bay, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Gaya Island 88300

5.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (167 reviews)

Located on the coast of Malaysia, Gayana Eco Resort is 1.8 km from Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, 6 km from Likas Stadium, and 6. …

£184
Kasih Sayang Health Resort
Kasih Sayang Health Resort

Kampung Sinagang, Kota Kinabalu 88450

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (16 reviews)

Situated in Kota Kinabalu, this resort is within 9 mi (15 km) of Mari Mari Cultural Village, Likas Stadium, and Kiansom …

£29
Switz Paradise Hotel
Switz Paradise Hotel

3rd Floor, Star City Complex, Kota Kinabalu 88000

2.5 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (25 reviews)

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Kompleks Asia City and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sabah Stat …

£14
Langkah Syabas Beach Resort
Langkah Syabas Beach Resort

Jalan Papar Baru, Kampung Laut Kinarut, Kinarut

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (46 reviews)

This Kinarut hotel is on the beach, 5.1 mi (8.3 km) from Lok Kawi Wildlife Park, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Sutera Harbour …

£43
Seapark Condotel
Seapark Condotel

Jalan Murni, Kota Kinabalu 88100

3.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Located in Tanjung Aru, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Tanjung Aru Perdana Park and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Sabah State …

£24
Summer Lodge
Summer Lodge

Lot 120, Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu 88000

2.0 out of 5.0
2.5 out of 5 (12 reviews)

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Gaya Street Sunday Market and within 3 mi (5 km) of …

£10
Seasons Street Lodge Kota Kinabalu - Hostel
Seasons Street Lodge Kota Kinabalu - Hostel

Lot 123, Kota Kinabalu 88000

2.0 out of 5.0
2 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hostel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Gaya Street Sunday Market and within 3 mi (5 km) of …

£11

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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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