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Top 10 Hotels in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
5 out of 5
Jalan Datuk Salleh Sulong, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellation
RM358
per night
31 Oct-1 Nov
4.1/5Very Good! (1,094 reviews)

"Prfet position, amazing staff..didnt enjoy long ques waiting for seats for breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 26 Sep,2019

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
The Klagan Hotel
3 out of 5
Unit 25-28, Ground Floor, Block D, Warisan Square Jalan Tun Fuad Step, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
RM195
per night
19 Oct-20 Oct
4.1/5Very Good! (853 reviews)

"The Deluxe Room offers a pleasant surprise - the bathroom was very spacious not like any other hotels. The room was clean and neat. Everything was new and I love the red chair which was near the glass window. It feels cosy and relax to sit on it. It helps that the room facing the sea. But I was quite ..."…"

Reviewed on 10 Oct,2019

The Klagan Hotel
Hilton Kota Kinabalu
5 out of 5
Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Asia City, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
RM420
per night
20 Oct-21 Oct
4.5/5Wonderful! (488 reviews)

"I was asked to wait an hour and a half for check in - though the room was empty - following policy rather than going the extra mile to make us feel welcome. Was told wifi would be an extra RM15 per day, but was actually upgraded to an executive room and the wifi charge would be waved - great, what ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Oct,2019

Hilton Kota Kinabalu
Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre
4 out of 5
41, Jalan Gaya, Pusat Bandar, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
RM213
per night
28 Oct-29 Oct
4/5Very Good! (432 reviews)

"The location close to Jaselton pier. Had nice view of KK and staff are friendly."…"

Reviewed on 25 Sep,2019

Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre
Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu
4 out of 5
No 4, Lorong Api-Api 3, Api-Api Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
RM352
per night
20 Oct-21 Oct
3.9/5Good! (388 reviews)

"clean hotel, love the peace and quite atmosphere too. however, the bellboys were very passive. saw us lugging baggages but they just stood around and did nothing."…"

Reviewed on 4 Oct,2019

Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel
5 out of 5
Lot G-23A, Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
RM432
per night
16 Nov-17 Nov
4.2/5Excellent! (228 reviews)

"Nice pool area, spacious rooms and an overall great experience."…"

Reviewed on 7 Oct,2019

Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel
Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
5 out of 5
Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Sinsuran, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
RM398
per night
16 Nov-17 Nov
4.3/5Excellent! (1,111 reviews)

"Service is excellent. Went above and beyond to meet my demands."…"

Reviewed on 5 Oct,2019

Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
Ming Garden Hotel and Residences
4 out of 5
Lorong Ming Garden, Jalan Coastal, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
RM252
per night
31 Oct-1 Nov
3.8/5Good! (695 reviews)

"Breakfast ok but oily .. Corners of rooms n hallways & public washroom near main elevator are .. dirty & waste paper strewn around"…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct,2019

Ming Garden Hotel and Residences
The Pacific Sutera Hotel
5 out of 5
1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Sutera Harbour, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
RM429
per night
12 Nov-13 Nov
4.2/5Very Good! (1,518 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 30 Jun,2019

The Pacific Sutera Hotel
The Magellan Sutera Resort
5 out of 5
1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
RM609
per night
11 Nov-12 Nov
4.2/5Excellent! (975 reviews)

"Very good :)"…"

Reviewed on 12 Jul,2019

The Magellan Sutera Resort
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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.

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