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Featured Kota Kinabalu Romantic Hotels

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Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai
Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai
4.5 out of 5.0 Off Jalan Sepangar Bay, Kota Kinabalu
3.8/5 (644 reviews)
RM504/ night for 2 guests

Great beach. The food was good. I liked the gym. Good resort!

Reviewed on 1 Jan,2019
Gayana Marine Resort
Gayana Marine Resort
5.0 out of 5.0 Malohom Bay, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Gaya Island
4.2/5 (273 reviews)
RM1,132/ night for 2 guests

very good. kindly staff and excellent landscape. I saw Clownfish.

Reviewed on 23 Oct,2018
Celyn Resort Kinabalu
Celyn Resort Kinabalu
3.0 out of 5.0 Kampung Samuruh, Ranau
Free cancellation
3.4/5 (40 reviews)
RM199/ night for 2 guests

The view of the resort is great, room is clean. The bed is uncomfortable to sleep.

Reviewed on 29 Aug,2018
Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa
Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa
5.0 out of 5.0 Polish Bay, Gaya Island, Gaya Island
4.3/5 (113 reviews)
RM1,189/ night for 2 guests

The resort is perfect if you want to relax. It was very quiet, even at CNY, we practically had the place to ourselves. The staff were so friendly and helpful, and the setting is beautiful.

Reviewed on 10 Feb,2019
Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Kinabalu Park
Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Kinabalu Park
3.0 out of 5.0 Kinabalu National Park, Mt. Kinabalu, Ranau
4.1/5 (41 reviews)
RM243/ night for 2 guests

Lovely view of mount kinabalu, cozy and private lodge

Reviewed on 15 Feb,2019
Manukan Island Resort
Manukan Island Resort
3.5 out of 5.0 Manukan Island, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Pulau Manukan
4.1/5 (31 reviews)
RM467/ night for 2 guests

Staff was beyond amazing. I’ve stayed in a lot of hotels in my life but they went above and beyond.

Reviewed on 29 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
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Romantic Hotels and Accommodations in Kota Kinabalu


Are you in need of a romantic escape? Couples choose Kota Kinabalu for its beautiful island views and waterfront location. You might want to spend some time strolling hand in hand through the natural surroundings with a visit to KK Esplanade, Signal Hill Observatory Platform, or Kota Kinabalu Wetlands Centre.


If you and your sweetheart are looking forward to a relaxing time away or you'd like to be pampered with luxurious amenities and fine dining, you can choose from 18 hotels and other accommodations in Kota Kinabalu for the ideal romantic vacation.


Travelers love these accommodations for their romantic atmosphere:

Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa: This 5-star resort offers couples' treatment rooms, a private beach, and a beachfront restaurant. Our guests appreciate its comfortable beds and pool.

Grandis Hotel: 4-star hotel featuring a poolside bar, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant. Customers give good reviews for its spacious rooms and walkable location.

The Pacific Sutera Hotel: With a stay at this 5-star hotel, you'll have access to massages, a private beach, and a garden-view restaurant. Expedia travelers speak highly of its spacious rooms and breakfast.

Manukan Island Resort: This 3.5-star resort offers massages, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant.

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa: 5-star resort featuring massages, a beach bar, and 2 outdoor pools. Customers give positive reviews for its comfortable beds.


When is the Best Time to Visit Kota Kinabalu?


Weather can be an important factor for your holiday, so we've provided rainfall and temperature averages to help you pick the best travel dates:


  • 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

Sightseeing in and Around Kota Kinabalu


There's nothing better than seeing a new destination with your sweetheart, so consider checking out all there is to see and do in Kota Kinabalu. Couples looking for a little of everything will enjoy Kota Kinabalu for its island views, parks, and snorkeling. You might consider a visit to Sabah State Mosque, Likas Stadium, or 1 Borneo Hypermall.


Travelers also enjoy Kota Kinabalu for its:
  • Boating
  • Marina

Getting Around Kota Kinabalu


To get to Kota Kinabalu, book a flight to Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.), which is the closest major airport, located 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from the city center. To see more of the larger area, hop aboard a train at Tanjung Aru Station. You can find out about your water travel options at the local marina.