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Top 10 Hotels in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu

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Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
5.0 out of 5.0 Jalan Datuk Salleh Sulong, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellation
4.1/5 (1029 reviews)
RM376/ night for 2 guests

It was good that there was a veranda.

Reviewed on 31 Jul,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 (799 reviews)
RM195/ night for 2 guests

The hotel is at the town center. There is a lot of restaurant in the surrounding area

Reviewed on 14 Aug,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
3.1/5 (371 reviews)
RM88/ night for 2 guests

The room was very nice

Reviewed on 17 Aug,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 (1066 reviews)
RM440/ night for 2 guests

Good location..good & friendly staff.

Reviewed on 16 Aug,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
4.2/5 (177 reviews)
RM475/ night for 2 guests

Good location, relatively new place. Friendly staff

Reviewed on 30 Jun,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 (439 reviews)
RM450/ night for 2 guests

Check in and checkout were very quick and efficient. Room (Premium King) was very spacious, especially as we were 3 adults, and clean with all the expected amenities. Parking was easy and complimentary for hotel guests.

Reviewed on 13 Aug,2019
KK Times Square Hotel
KK Times Square Hotel
2.0 out of 5.0 C-16-G, Signature Office, KK Times Square, Off Coastal Highway, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellation
3.5/5 (127 reviews)
RM151/ night for 2 guests

Nice and comfortable.. Easy to find, near town and nice view..

Reviewed on 17 Aug,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 (1490 reviews)
RM478/ night for 2 guests

Excellent stay, would love to come back soon! Recommend any day

Reviewed on 30 Jun,2019
The Magellan Sutera Resort
The Magellan Sutera Resort
5.0 out of 5.0 1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
4.2/5 (923 reviews)
RM609/ night for 2 guests

Very good :)

Reviewed on 12 Jul,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.