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Top 10 Hotels in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu

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Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre
Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre
4.0 out of 5.0 41, Jalan Gaya, Pusat Bandar, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellation
4.0/5 (317 reviews)
RM225/ night for 2 guests

Perfectly located for trips from Jesselton Quay. Walking distance to malls and markets

Reviewed on 12 May,2019
The Klagan Hotel
The Klagan Hotel
3.0 out of 5.0 Unit 25-28, Ground Floor, Block D, Warisan Square Jalan Tun Fuad Step, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellation
4.1/5 (735 reviews)
RM172/ night for 2 guests

The hotel is clean and nice. The staffs are helpful and accommodating. High recommended.

Reviewed on 21 May,2019
Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel
Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel
5.0 out of 5.0 Lot G-23A, Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellation
4.3/5 (121 reviews)
RM424/ night for 2 guests

Good location. New property at sea front. Buffet spread should have more options for vegetarians

Reviewed on 20 May,2019
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
5.0 out of 5.0 Jalan Datuk Salleh Sulong, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellation
4.1/5 (966 reviews)
RM358/ night for 2 guests

Very nice. Rooms and lobby are beautiful - the smell in the lobby area was fantastic! Pool area is nice. Staff are all very friendly. Airport transfer was reasonably priced and very good service (driver waiting for us rather than the other way around). Didn't try any food so can't comment on food ...

Reviewed on 6 May,2019
Hilton Kota Kinabalu
Hilton Kota Kinabalu
5.0 out of 5.0 Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Asia City, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellation
4.5/5 (365 reviews)
RM368/ night for 2 guests

Average hotel. Location good. Friendly staff. Bedsheets less comfy. Soft mattress.

Reviewed on 6 May,2019
Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu
4.0 out of 5.0 No 4, Lorong Api-Api 3, Api-Api Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellation
3.9/5 (331 reviews)
RM255/ night for 2 guests

Great place

Reviewed on 20 Apr,2019
The Pacific Sutera Hotel
The Pacific Sutera Hotel
5.0 out of 5.0 1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Sutera Harbour, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
4.2/5 (1,443 reviews)
RM505/ night for 2 guests

No welcome drink. Rest affected during day due to ongoing renovation work.

Reviewed on 7 Apr,2019
Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
5.0 out of 5.0 Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Sinsuran, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellation
4.3/5 (1,019 reviews)
RM342/ night for 2 guests

Nice place to stay

Reviewed on 12 May,2019
Promenade Service Apartments
Promenade Service Apartments
2.0 out of 5.0 3-G-17, Lorong Api-Api 2, Api-Api Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellation
3.0/5 (336 reviews)
RM88/ night for 2 guests

Can Cook and the price is affordable.

Reviewed on 19 May,2019

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Downtown Kota Kinabalu

Most overseas visitors travelling to the East Malaysian region of Borneo arrive in Kota Kinabalu. Downtown Kota Kinabalu is just seven kilometres from the city’s international airport and even when roads are busy the taxi journey rarely takes longer than 10 minutes. The downtown district has been built on reclaimed land and faces across the city’s harbour towards Gaya Island. Find your Kota Kinabalu hotel online with Expedia.

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The downtown area of Kota Kinabalu mostly comprises modern buildings with the occasional colonial era structure. The area referred to nowadays as Chinatown is centred on Gaya Street. It hosts a popular Sunday market and is home to a good assortment of Chinese eateries and cheap accommodation options. The Atkinson Clock Tower is perched on a hill behind the centre.

On the southern edges of downtown the Sabah State Mosque and Museum are among the attractions. As the major city in northern Borneo, Kota Kinabalu has lots of nearby tourism sights and among these are Likas and Tanjung Aru beaches, the Green Connection Aquarium and Tambalang Racecourse. Mt Kinabalu is one of Borneo’s key attractions and is only 100kms away by road.

Restaurants and Bars in Kota Kinabalu

There is an exciting array of restaurants, cafés and bars in downtown Kota Kinabalu. The food is a mix of Malay, Indonesian, Indian and Chinese and dishes served include dim-sum, nasi lemak, rotis and biriyani rice. Some restaurants specialise in fresh seafood dishes and for those looking for something different, Italian and Thai eateries are two of the alternatives. A night out in Kota Kinabalu is a delight as there are dedicated bar areas like KK Waterfront, while the Shamrock is one of a number of themed bars.

Shopping in Kota Kinabalu

Shoppers will enjoy Kota Kinabalu as it has a big choice of shops, markets and malls. The handicraft market is a few minutes’ walk from the ferry port and vendors here sell everything from pearls and jewellery to hand-carved statuettes and souvenirs such as Sabah keyrings and T-shirts. The Chinatown Market is another unmissable destination for shoppers in downtown on a Sunday. Free shuttles operate between downtown and the huge, modern 1Borneo Mall.