Kota Kinabalu area (Malaysia)

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Review of "Kota Kinabalu area (Malaysia)"

published 01/01/2001 | willow
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"Hotels in Kota Kinabalu"

A first time traveller to Kota Kinabalu need not be afraid of not finding good accomodation. Kota Kinabalu has a very good range of suitable hotels for both the tourist and business traveller.

The Shangri-la Tanjung Aru has long been established as a popular beach front resort hotel which is located approximately 20 minutes from the centre of the city. It has a nice relaxed atmosphere and a very good buffet breakfast spread which even includes japanese noodles and sushi. Prices are relatively high but promotional offers during non peak seasons can be very good.

A newer and undoubtably my favourite hotel is the Sutera Harbour Hotel, located next to Magellan and the Royal Yacht Club. The rooms have very big windows which afford stunning views of the sunset on the clear waters or if you opt for the left wing, then a view of the 18 hole golf course. It s also just about walking distance from the town and offers plenty of activities for its guests.

For some old world charm step into The Jesselton, located right in the heart of the old part of town. Jesselton is the old name for Kota Kinabalu
and many artifacts and photographs in the hotel will give you an impression of the town half a decade ago. At approximately 90pounds, the main suite is a bargain, as it has its own little rock garden with cascading waters which can be heard from any part of the room. The bathroom is filled with chinese antiques, or more likely replica's and adds a touch of graceful elegance to this small boutique hotel.

Other hotels in Kota Kinabalu include, The Magellan, The Hyatt Hotel, Shangri-la Rasa Ria at Dalit Bay and The Beverly Hotel. Whatever your budget, you won't be short of places to stay in Kota Kinabalu.

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  • helencbradshaw published 06/07/2002
    I wish I could go here! Helen
  • Hedgehog published 18/07/2001
    Nice op - Really enjoyed this one - Thanks Bob:)
  • judithritchie published 10/03/2001
    a good concise op there willow, with some good recommendations. id love to travel east and through malaysia but i really cant afford it :-( however i do love reading about travelling. cant wait to read more ops :-)
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