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The Pacific Sutera Hotel
The Pacific Sutera Hotel

1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Kota Kinabalu 88100

5.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (778 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Downtown Kota Kinabalu hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sutera Harbour and Sabah State Mosque. Plaza …

£98
The Magellan Sutera Resort
The Magellan Sutera Resort

1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Kota Kinabalu 88100

5.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (472 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Downtown Kota Kinabalu hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sutera Harbour and Sabah State Mosque. Plaza …

£127
Gaya Island Resort
Gaya Island Resort

Malohom Bay, Pulau Gaya, Gaya Island 88000

5.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (238 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Gaya Island resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal, Likas Stadium, and …

£200
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 (165 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. …

£174
Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa
Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa

Polish Bay, Gaya Island, Gaya Island 88300

5.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (81 reviews)

This coral reef island resort is on Gaya Island, Sabah, Malaysia, just off the coast of Borneo, on a crescent of white-sand …

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TD PLAZA HOTEL
TD PLAZA HOTEL

Level 4, 5, and 6 Plaza Wawasan, Kota Kinabalu 88000

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Plaza Wawasan and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sabah State …

£18
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 (465 reviews)

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

£46
Grandis Hotel
Grandis Hotel

Suria Sabah Shopping Mall, Kota Kinabalu 88000

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (456 reviews)

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal and within 3 mi (5 km) o …

£71
Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu
Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu

5, Jalan Padang, Kota Kinabalu 88000

3.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (869 reviews)

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Atkinson Clock Tower and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sabah …

£30
The Jesselton Hotel
The Jesselton Hotel

69 Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu 88000

3.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (202 reviews)

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Gaya Street Sunday Market and within 3 mi (5 km) of …

£42

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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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