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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 (627 reviews)
RM504/ nightfor 2 guests

Porter not efficient upon arrival

Reviewed on 4 Dec,2018
Gayana Marine Resort
Gayana Marine Resort
5.0 out of 5.0 Malohom Bay, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Gaya Island
4.2/5 (262 reviews)
RM1,019/ nightfor 2 guests

Gaya Island is a short boat ride from Kota Kinabalu. The Marine resort only has boat journeys at set times of the day. Upon arrival at the boat terminal we had to wait an hour for a scheduled departure. For a nominal sum you can arrange a private boat to take you. Contact the hotel directly to arrange. ...

Reviewed on 11 Aug,2018
Celyn Resort Kinabalu
Celyn Resort Kinabalu
3.0 out of 5.0 Kampung Samuruh, Ranau
Free cancellation
3.4/5 (36 reviews)
RM189/ nightfor 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 (112 reviews)
RM1,057/ nightfor 2 guests

Amazing views and beautiful bay and snorkling.

Reviewed on 9 Aug,2018
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 (38 reviews)
RM94/ nightfor 2 guests

the way to the room is not safety, because we arrived late at8pm+, hotel staff should show us the way to the room, we didnt know where is the room located, the road is too dark.im surprised when i arrived at the room because totally difference from the picture shown at expedia and expedia stated ...

Reviewed on 28 May,2018
Manukan Island Resort
Manukan Island Resort
3.5 out of 5.0 Manukan Island, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Pulau Manukan
4.2/5 (29 reviews)
RM425/ nightfor 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
Free cancellation
3.7/5 (636 reviews)
RM247/ nightfor 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.