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Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
Great for couples
5 out of 5
Pantai Dalit, Kota Kinabalu, Tuaran, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM378 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)
Couples like: on-site spa services, on the beach
Travellers say...

"Perfect place for family getaway...spectacular view"…"

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2020

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
Gaya Island Resort
Great for couples
5 out of 5
Malohom Bay, Pulau Gaya, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Gaya Island, Sabah
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4.4/5Excellent! (424 reviews)
Couples like: full-service spa, couples spa treatments, beachfront dining, on the beach
Beautiful Gaya Island Retreat

"My family and I stayed at GIR for 2 nights and had a great time. The rooms were enormous (complete with separate areas for walk in robes, bathtub, shower, toilet). Room amenities were excellent, with bug spray and ointment for insect bites. Our rooms had fantastic views across the sea to Mt Kinabalu, ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jan 2020

Gaya Island Resort
Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
Great for couples
5 out of 5
No. 20, Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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The price is RM377 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan
4.4/5Excellent! (1,039 reviews)
Couples like: full-service spa, restaurant with ocean view, hot tub, on the beach
Travellers say...

"Love the view from my room and the ambience was relaxing. The Sunset Bar was a winner, just chill while watching the beautiful view of the sunset. Definitely will return."…"

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2020

Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
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Grandis Hotel
4 out of 5
Suria Sabah Shopping Mall, 1A Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM344 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
4.3/5Excellent! (835 reviews)
A grand stay at the Grandis

"We stayed in the Deluxe Room, Sea View on the 8th floor. 2 Adults and a 14 year old. The room and bathroom were very spacious and had modern décor. The view of the sea and islands is beautiful. Also staff are very friendly and courteous. Extensive choices at breakfast buffet however highly recommend ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jan 2020

Grandis Hotel
Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa
Great for couples
5 out of 5
Polish Bay, Gaya Island, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Gaya Island, Sabah
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4.3/5Excellent! (132 reviews)
Couples like: full-service spa, couples spa treatments, beachfront dining, hot tub
Travellers say...

"The staff where amazing, so helpful, friendly and happy. The staff we encountered made every possible attempt to accommodate us at every turn, we wanted for nothing at Bunga Raya Resort. The resort was breathtaking, we stayed in a villa with an amazing view overlooking the bay. Our villa was huge, ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jan 2020

Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa
Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island
Great for couples
3.5 out of 5
Manukan Island, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Manukan Island, Sabah
The price is RM267 per night from 7 Feb to 8 Feb
4.3/5Excellent! (68 reviews)
Couples like: bar, on the beach
Travellers say...

"We had a great stay, the accomodation was very nice and with stunning views!"…"

Reviewed on 8 Jan 2020

Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island
Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
Great for couples
5 out of 5
Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Sinsuran, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The price is RM300 per night from 14 Feb to 15 Feb
4.3/5Excellent! (999 reviews)
Couples like: full-service spa, couples spa treatments, restaurant with ocean view, couples dining
Travellers say...

"spacious room with strategic hotel location in the heart of Kota Kinabalu."…"

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2020

Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
The Magellan Sutera Resort
Great for couples
5 out of 5
1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM250 per night from 7 Feb to 8 Feb
4.2/5Excellent! (999 reviews)
Couples like: full-service spa, restaurant with ocean view, hot tub, on the beach
Travellers say...

"Enjoy👍👍👍👍👍 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👍👍👍👍👍👍👍"…"

Reviewed on 3 Sep 2020

The Magellan Sutera Resort
Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Kinabalu Park
3 out of 5
Kinabalu National Park, Mt. Kinabalu, Ranau, Sabah
The price is RM118 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
4.1/5Very Good! (83 reviews)
Value for money

"I stayed at Peak Lodge. The view is beautiful. However , the lodge is a little dated and deserves a refurbishment .overall, it's comfortable without much hassle Staff are very friendly and responsibke .I left so personal belongings behind and Azlan managed to deliver it to KK city to my friend. Thank ..."…"

Reviewed on 30 Aug 2020

Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Kinabalu Park
The Pacific Sutera Hotel
Great for couples
5 out of 5
1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Sutera Harbour, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM535 per night from 6 Feb to 7 Feb
4.1/5Very Good! (998 reviews)
Couples like: full-service spa, al fresco dining, hot tub, on the beach
Travellers say...

"Breakfast need to be improved....................."…"

Reviewed on 21 Jan 2020

The Pacific Sutera Hotel
Kinabalu Pine Resorts
2.5 out of 5
Kampung Kundasang, (Along Kundasang Ranau Highway), Ranau, Sabah
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The price is RM180 per night from 5 Feb to 6 Feb
4.1/5Very Good! (152 reviews)
The best so farrr im lovin it 😘😘

"Its a good place to stayed with ur family..the cleaness superbb..staff are verry friendly...will repeat to stay here..tq kinabalu pine 💓"…"

Reviewed on 22 Aug 2020

Kinabalu Pine Resorts
Gayana Marine Resort
Great for couples
5 out of 5
Malohom Bay, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu, Gaya Island, Sabah
The price is RM1,200 per night from 6 Feb to 7 Feb
4.1/5Very Good! (395 reviews)
Couples like: full-service spa, couples spa treatments, restaurant with ocean view, hot tub
Travellers say...

"Diving was moderate. Overall rather expensive compared to Malaysian standards. Super service! Staff was extremely attentive. Monkeys were enjoying!"…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020

Gayana Marine Resort
Horizon Hotel
Great for couples
4 out of 5
Jalan Pantai, Locked Bag 2084, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The price is RM200 per night from 6 Feb to 7 Feb
4/5Very Good! (920 reviews)
Couples like: full-service spa, poolside dining, hot tub
Travellers say...

"Only the best will survive this tough period..Horizon is one of them..great staff from reception till breakfast. Over my budget during pre MCO period"…"

Reviewed on 3 Sep 2020

Horizon Hotel
Pan Borneo Hotel Kota Kinabalu
4 out of 5
One Place Mall, Lorong Putat 3, Putatan, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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4/5Very Good! (139 reviews)

"I thought the staff were helpful and friendly enjoyed the happy hour and karaoke sessions. Way too far from the city ?food terrible little variety . Housekeeping poor ,wifi dreadful .lifts were a hazard."…"

Reviewed on 8 Nov 2019

Pan Borneo Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai
Great for couples
4.5 out of 5
Off Jalan Sepangar Bay, Locked Bag 100, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM350 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan
3.8/5Good! (749 reviews)
Couples like: full-service spa, couples spa treatments, beachfront dining, on the beach
Travellers say...

"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."…"

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2020

Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai
Ming Garden Hotel and Residences
Great for couples
4 out of 5
Lorong Ming Garden, Jalan Coastal, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The price is RM225 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan
3.7/5Good! (729 reviews)
Couples like: full-service spa, couples spa treatments, poolside dining
Travellers say...

"Nice and clean. Spacious and comfortable. Recomended"…"

Reviewed on 27 Dec 2020

Ming Garden Hotel and Residences
Celyn Resort Kinabalu
3 out of 5
Kampung Samuruh, Jalan Samuruh Kinoundusan, Ranau, Sabah
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The price is RM197 per night from 8 Feb to 9 Feb
3.4/5Good! (49 reviews)

"We booked kinabalu wing & the view simply amazing. Apart from this, the property is old & lack of maintenance. Bulbs not working, mosquito mesh broken, stains on bedsheet, tv channels not working well. and No wifi (wifi only available at lobby which is a distance from hotel room). The property seriously ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jul 2019

Celyn Resort Kinabalu
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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.

Frequently asked questions

Searching for romantic hotels in Kota Kinabalu?
Are you looking for a romantic getaway? 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 Mount Kinabalu National Park, Kota Kinabalu Wetlands Centre or KK Esplanade. Whether you want to watch the sunset from your balcony or lounge around in luxurious bedding, you can pick from 14 hotels and other accommodation options in Kota Kinabalu to make for the perfect retreat.
What's the best hotel for a romantic holiday in Kota Kinabalu?
Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai is a favourite 4.5-star resort for couples, and features 24-hour room service and a full-service spa. Other good choices for a romantic stay include Gayana Marine Resort and Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa.
How many romantic hotels are there in Kota Kinabalu?
Expedia has 11 romantic Kota Kinabalu hotels for you both to enjoy.
When is the best time of year for a romantic getaway to Kota Kinabalu?
If you’re looking forward to lots of outings with your partner, take a look at these details about year-round temperatures in Kota Kinabalu: The hottest months are usually April and May, with an average temperature of 28°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 27°C. The rainiest months in Kota Kinabalu are October, June, September and November, with each month seeing an average of 323 inches of rainfall.
What is there to do in Kota Kinabalu?
There’s nothing better than experiencing a new place with your sweetheart, so consider taking time to discover all that Kota Kinabalu has to offer. Couples looking for a little of everything will enjoy Kota Kinabalu for its island views, parks and shopping. You might think about stopping by Imago Shopping Mall, 1Borneo Hypermall or Mount Kinabalu National Park while you’re seeing the sights.
What’s the best way to get to Kota Kinabalu and around town during my romantic getaway?
This information about transportation options in Kota Kinabalu might help your romantic getaway go off without a hitch: If you’re looking to fly in, the closest major airport is iKota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.), located 4.1 mi (6.6 km) away. You can learn about water transport options at the local marina.

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