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Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai

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Overview of Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai

Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai

4.5 star property
7.6 out of 10 Good
7.6/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • On private beach
  • Pool
  • Parking included
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
Off Jalan Sepangar Bay, Locked Bag 100, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 88993

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNexus Golf Resort Karambunai4 min walk
  • Popular LocationBorneo Marine Research Institute27 min drive
  • Popular LocationUniversity of Malaysia Sabah29 min drive
  • AirportKota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.)48 min drive

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About this area

Kota Kinabalu

Located in Kota Kinabalu, Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai is on a private beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Tabin Wildlife Reserve and Karambunai Peninsula, while Sabah State Museum and Sabah Art Gallery are cultural highlights. Travelling with kids? Consider Orchid De Villa and Water World Theme Park. Discover the area's water adventures with nearby kayaking, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • Nexus Golf Resort Karambunai - 4 min walk
  • 1Borneo Hypermall - 24 min drive
  • Borneo Marine Research Institute - 27 min drive
  • Hospital Wanita Dan Kanak-Kanak Sabah - 27 min drive
  • University of Malaysia Sabah - 29 min drive

Getting around

  • Tanjung Aru Station - 42 min drive
  • Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.) - 45 min drive


  • Restoran Norita Tom Yam - 22 min drive
  • Restoran AROMA - 13 min drive
  • Gayang Seafood Restaurant 佳揚海鮮樓 - 18 min drive
  • Our Land Eco Farm - 24 min drive
  • Restoran Ziemal - 12 min drive

About this property

Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai

4.5-star luxury hotel by the sea
18 holes of golf, a return airport shuttle and a beach bar are just a few of the amenities provided at Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai. With a private beach, beachfront dining and beach massages, this hotel is the perfect place to soak up some sun. For some rest and relaxation, visit the sauna or the steam room. In addition to a poolside bar and a cafe, guests can connect to free WiFi in public areas.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • 3 outdoor pools and a children's pool
  • Free self-parking
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), luggage storage and smoke-free property
  • A lift, a 24-hour front desk and a gift shop
  • Guest reviews say good things about the beach locale, pool and helpful staff
Room features
All 485 rooms feature comforts such as 24-hour room service and air conditioning, in addition to perks such as safes and dressing gowns.
Extra amenities include:
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) and free cots/infant beds
  • Bathrooms with separate baths/showers and free toiletries
  • 32-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels
  • Daily housekeeping and desks


Chinese (Mandarin), English, Malay

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Free off-site parking
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge) from 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times, on request

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–10:30 AM: MYR 58.00 for adults and MYR 29.00 for children
  • 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 beach bar, 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Restaurants on site

  • The Penyu
  • Sunset Bar & Grill

Things to do

  • 18 holes of golf
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Playground
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Children's pool
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Lift
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Turndown service


  • Beach umbrellas
  • Garden
  • Private beachfront location


  • Massage - on the beach


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Lift
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible (may have limits)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Dressing gowns
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Towels


  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service

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Check-in from 2 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
2 children, up to the age of 12 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for MYR 125.0 per night.
Free cots are available on request at the property

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: from approximately MYR 58.00 for adults and from MYR 29.00 for children
  • Airport shuttle fee: MYR 120 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: MYR 125.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
This property does not permit cooking or outside food on the premises.

We should mention

Reservations are required for golf tee times; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, health club, fitness facility or hot tub without adult supervision

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Frequently asked questions

Does Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai have a pool?

Yes, this property has 3 outdoor pools and a children's pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai?

As of 2 Jun 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai on 3 Jun 2023 start from RM 588.4, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai?

Self-parking is free at this property; nearby parking is also free.

What time is check-in at Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai?

Check-in is from 2 PM - midnight.

What time is check-out at Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai?

Checkout is at noon.

Does Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs 8:00 AM-11:00 PM on request. A fee of MYR 120 per vehicle applies.

Where is Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai located?

Nestled on the beach, this Kota Kinabalu hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Karambunai Peninsula and Nexus Golf Resort Karambunai. Dalit Beach and 1Borneo Hypermall are also within 12 miles (20 km).




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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Good

Kamsin Joanne

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful location and lots of nature in and around the resort. My only real complaint is that the food was disappointing.
Stayed 5 nights in Mar 2023

6/10 Okay


Travelled with group
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
A very mixed review! I have now stayed here on five different occasions however it has noticeably in disrepair and badly maintained after Covid. My stay this time was not great but on my previous stays 2006-2018 it was great therefore I will hope this is purely down to the effects of covid and will improve in the near future.
Stayed 6 nights in Mar 2023

8/10 Good

Victor charles

Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service
A bit dissapointed with the clenaliness of the bathroom.overall okey.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021

4/10 Poor

Aljalinah Biou

Travelled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2021

8/10 Good

Verified traveller

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The room was not ready when we arrived at hotel, towels were not allocated in the room, room service took a long time every time.
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020

2/10 Terrible


Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2019

8/10 Good


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Short stay in Nexus Karambunai
Is a bit run down for the garden villa. Not suitable for elderly as buggy service drop off point is lobby, whereby restaurant is at lower floor and do not have lift service. Chinese restaurant service is not so good and it took an hour waiting time to serve food. Food choices limited for dinner and some are buffet which is not suitable for elderly and young kids.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

6/10 Okay


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

6/10 Okay

Yunshi Anna

Travelled with family
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
A mediocre stay
The hotel staff were friendly enough but the hotel was a bit old and requires a bit of maintenance work. The food was quite disappointing and a lot of the things we wanted on the menu were out of stock. The kids activities were disorganised, whereby everything started late and only lasted 30mins when it was an hour activity. None of the water sport activities were available to do even though it was advertised everywhere. This hotel has so much potential but requires a lot of work to make it at a higher standard
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2019

8/10 Good

David, Seoul, Korea

Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
I really liked the surrounding nature of the resort. Staffs were friendly as well. However, room (especially bathroom) and some of the resort facilities were outdated and unclean. Bathroom needs refurbishment work and overall cleanness needs to be improved.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

General hotel information

Hotel location
Kota Kinabalu
Star rating
4.5 star property
Nearest airport
Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.)
Accommodation type
Nearby landmarks
University of Malaysia Sabah, Borneo Marine Research Institute, Dalit Beach