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Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
5.0 out of 5.0 Pantai Dalit Beach, Tuaran
4.5/5 (835 reviews)
RM657/ night for 2 guests

This is an amazing resort. It has everything you need. The restaurants are great the pools are awesome. The grounds are well keep. The staff are so friendly. So many activities. Just the perfect place to go and relax.

Reviewed on 8 Feb,2019
Borneo Vista Suites Hotel
Borneo Vista Suites Hotel
3.5 out of 5.0 K.K. Suites, Kota Kinabalu
Free cancellation
4.1/5 (146 reviews)
RM248/ night for 2 guests

This is the 2nd time staying here and again a pleasant stay. Facilities and amenities are excellent except for the toilet door difficult to close.

Reviewed on 12 Sep,2018
The Pacific Sutera Hotel
The Pacific Sutera Hotel
5.0 out of 5.0 1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Kota Kinabalu
4.2/5 (1,364 reviews)
RM472/ night for 2 guests

Clear waters around d resort but not meant for swimming though. Convenient transfer to the nearby islands.

Reviewed on 30 Jan,2019
KK-Suites Residence @ Marina Court
KK-Suites Residence @ Marina Court
3.0 out of 5.0 Blk A, Marina Court Resort Condominium, Kota Kinabalu
3.6/5 (71 reviews)
RM369/ night for 2 guests

Carpet should be change, toilets prefer to have bidet.

Reviewed on 28 Oct,2018
Ming Garden Hotel and Residences
Ming Garden Hotel and Residences
4.0 out of 5.0 Lorong Ming Garden, Jalan Coastal, Kota Kinabalu
3.7/5 (640 reviews)
RM233/ night for 2 guests

Nice stay. Staff very friendly. But breakfast very packed with guest from korea n china. They all Makan berebut rebut.

Reviewed on 19 Nov,2018
Borneo Beach Villas
Borneo Beach Villas
4.0 out of 5.0 Pool Villa 163, Precinct Dillenia, Kota Kinabalu
Free cancellation
3.9/5 (183 reviews)
RM258/ night for 2 guests

Love the location, beach, breakfast buffet and swimming. Had a steam bath in the room. Some of the buildings and facilities need some TLC.

Reviewed on 1 Feb,2019
Grandis Hotel
Grandis Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0 Suria Sabah Shopping Mall, Kota Kinabalu
Free cancellation
4.3/5 (702 reviews)
RM385/ night for 2 guests

価格と利便性から選びましたが、スタッフのサービス・部屋の綺麗さ/大きさ、申し分ありませんでした。特にスタッフの方々には無理も聞いてもらいましたが、終始笑顔で対応して頂き印象に残っています。良いホテルだと思います。

Reviewed on 5 Feb,2019
The Magellan Sutera Resort
The Magellan Sutera Resort
5.0 out of 5.0 1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Kota Kinabalu
4.2/5 (827 reviews)
RM684/ night for 2 guests

Hotel was good with lots of facilities. The rooms where nice and cleaned daily with a turn down service at night. Staff were friendly and good.

Reviewed on 6 Feb,2019
Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
5.0 out of 5.0 No. 20, Jalan Aru, Kota Kinabalu
4.3/5 (1,214 reviews)
RM744/ night for 2 guests

Unfortunately I could not enjoy the beach due to jellyfish....

Reviewed on 7 Jan,2019
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Where Should We Stay in Kota Kinabalu?


The destination of Kota Kinabalu is a good option if you've been considering a getaway with the kids. The snorkeling spots, boating, and island setting are just a few things that make this an attractive vacation destination for families. Fly into Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.), which is located 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from the city center. When you're thinking about where to stay in Kota Kinabalu, you might want to consider one of the 82 child-friendly hotels and other accommodations here.


Vacationing families have positive things to say about these accommodations:

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa - Offers 2 outdoor pools, a kids' club, and 5 restaurants. Guests like the overall comfort and quiet location at this 5-star resort.

Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai - Features 3 outdoor pools, a private beach, and a kids' club. This 4.5-star resort is popular with guests for its helpful staff.

The Pacific Sutera Hotel - Offers 3 outdoor pools, a private beach, and a kids' club. Guests like the overall comfort at this 5-star hotel.

Ming Garden Hotel and Residences - Features a children's pool, in-room kitchens, and free parking. This 4-star resort is popular with guests for its comfy beds.


When Should We Visit Kota Kinabalu?


You're probably hoping for good weather for your family trip. You can use this information to decide when to pack up the kids and head to Kota Kinabalu.


  • Hottest months: April, May, June, and July, with an average temperature of 89°F
  • Coldest months: June, January, July, and February, with an average temperature of 76°F
  • Driest months: February, March, April, and May, with an average rainfall of 0.16 inches
  • Rainiest months: November, July, October, and June, with an average rainfall of 0.43 inches

What Should We See and Do in Kota Kinabalu?


Likas Stadium, 1 Borneo Hypermall, and Lok Kawi Wildlife Park are interesting attractions you and your family will enjoy exploring while you are staying in Kota Kinabalu. Make sure you have lots of time for activities like Sedco Square and Centre Point.


Kota Kinabalu is also known for the:
  • Boating
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Marina
  • Parks

Getting Around Kota Kinabalu


To see more of the larger area, hop aboard a train at Tanjung Aru Station. Kota Kinabalu might not have very many public transit options so consider renting a car to explore more.