All hotels in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Sinsuran, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 88000, Malaysia, ‏‎800-491-6126
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4.2 / 5Excellent

Score breakdown (from 347 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    4.3
  • Service
    4.3
  • Comfort
    4.3
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0

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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Excellent, but..."
Great hotel, great service especially concierge desk help, unexpected friendly reception party and a great pool. Perfect downtown location. But we had a bit of trouble at the pool with the odours drifting in from the fish market across the street. Obviously not the fault of the hotel.
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3 night trip Mar 29, 2014
JPH
CA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Great location. Huge room and bathroom, very comfortable and clean. Excellent customer service, very friendly and efficient. Recommend highly for a stay KK. Slightly pricier than the rest in the area, but worth the extra, and still a very reasonable price.
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1 night trip Apr 8, 2014
A Traveler
AS
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Good location, Friendly Staff, Affordable Price."
This place is excellent. Its very clean, its near a nice open market and its near the baywalk where you can eat and get a nice view of the sunset. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. The rooms are spacious, nice and clean. Despite the fact that the bathroom pipes make odd noises, everything else is good.
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Other trip Apr 1, 2014
Hans
PH
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"flawless services"
spacious room, superb services, good location.
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1 night trip Mar 2, 2014
w chan
AS
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"“Fantastic service”"
Great
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1 night trip Jan 26, 2014
A Traveler
AS
4.0 / 5Excellent
"A place away from home"
Very nice, affordable and good location. Service a bit slow but worth the wait. Recommended of you are looking for a hotel in KK which is convenient all around.
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3 night trip Dec 16, 2013
Azmi
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Don't stay anywhere else, this is the best hotel i"
We went to Kota Kinabalu in Nov 2013 for one week. It was all decided and booked at the last minute so we really relied heavily on the expedia recommendations of others. We were a little worried that the hotel would not live up to the hype on expedia, but on we went. When we got to the hotel we were pleasantly surprised to find that the location was in the middle of everything. The hotel itself is immaculate outside and in. Beautiful decor. The staff couldn't do enough to help us check in even though it was almost midnight. The next day and the days that followed we used the Club lounge facilities. The staff were beyond friendly and helpful. So much so that they knew us by name and remembered our food and drink choices and room number as soon as they saw us. We have travelled all over the world and these staff are the best I have come across. Particularly Frank, Ashma, Dorothy and Vivien. Also in the pool area, Kenneth was exceptional. They felt more like friends by the end of our trip we were so sad to leave. Food in the restaurant was beautiful, everything was perfect. We loved it. Laundry was expensive, but that is the only thing we could fault.
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Other trip Nov 24, 2013
Claudine
AU
3.0 / 5Good
"Great location. Nice hotel"
Hotel was nice. Requested for a non-smoking room but hotel staff gave us one on 'smoking floor' and having learnt our lesson in KL, we quickly requested a change to a non-smoking floor which they did without too much hassle. Rooms were nice and great facilities. Lobby was very classy. Pool area had a lot of kids which isn't a bad thing but privacy and relaxation was limited. Location was excellent but a bit on the expensive side for Malaysia. You should consider Pacific Sutera Resort which is 20% more per night, but that covers a fantastic buffet breakfast which Le Meridan didn't offer as part of the package. Pacific Sutera resort is 5 star quality with the best facilities in KK easily.
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Other trip Nov 16, 2013
David
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"If it is just luck, I was very lucky indeed."
I chosen the hotel based on review and my gut feeling. If it is just luck, I knew I was very lucky to receive such unforgettable stay at Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu. 1. Requested for seaview and interconnecting rooms and I got it. 2. Requested for extension of checkout time as my flight on later in the evening and I got it too. 3. Requested for seafood packaging and they were willing to do it at no charge. 4. Requested for finished items at breakfast counter and they managed to get it for my mother. 5. Staffs at restaurant aware that there were eight of us, when only three came down, they inquired about the rest. Even assured us that we shall be placed together once the rest did come. 6. Despite on check out time, the housekeeping staff did offer their service, she said maybe we want our bedsheet to be changed or at least change our towels. The staffs friendliness and their gestures were commendable. Almost all willing to give the extra mile of service. Thank you and keep the excellent services. Good jobs. One area that might be good to improved is the staff manning the counter at Club Lounge. Please communicate more with your customers especially old people.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 10, 2013
Omar
MY
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"feel at hom home"
we arrived midnight due to flight delayed and feel a little tired but we managed to have a quick check in with the help of their staff. we found the room is clean & we could sleep well as though as we are at home. their staff are well trained and polite, able to give us clear direction of where we intended to go. we shall surely come back again with a longer stay.
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1 night trip Oct 29, 2013
Dr M
AS
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Love this hotel"
Le Meridien is an excellent hotel with spacious rooms and bathrooms, the sea view was a plus. The staff were the most courteous we have come across in a long time. They couldn't do enough for us to ensure our stay was perfect. It was. We would definitely recommend this hotel and will come back to stay again. The only negative experience we had was with Kimiraya the tour desk at the hotel. We were served by unprofessional girls. Bad experience with them.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 26, 2013
M
SG
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Top location - STAY HERE!"
Brilliant location for exploring KK. Could do with a re-furb here and there but I would suggest this is the best place to stay overall for comfort and location. Nice staff who seem genuinely pleased to try and help. They also sorted me out with a hire car to road trip over to Sandakan and back (far easier than sorting at the airport). Right by the night markets. Also easy to walk to they Ferry Terminal. All in all, very pleased and would absolutely recommend. FYI, this hotel is owned by Starwood who own the 4 Points in Sandakan.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 20, 2013
Ed
GB
2.0 / 5Fair
"Nothing special"
View from club floor great but nothing else of note apart from the very sweet and helpful concierge and porters. Food average, rooms ok, location was fine...was just expecting a bit more.
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3 night business trip Oct 4, 2013
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Cosy hotel with sea breeze in the city"
Location is excellent both with sea view and city facilities
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Other trip Sep 10, 2013
Idris
MY
5.0 / 5Outstanding
We stayed 3 nights and the Hotel was overall great - location was perfectly in the centre of the city and close to the night markets. Breakfast selection was plentiful, and we had access to the Club lounge for the evening drinks and hors d'oeuvres which was wonderful. Only issue was that we had booked an extra roll out bed for a 3rd person and housekeeping kept providing 2 towels and didn't refresh toiletries. And the jacuzzi/whirlpool in the swimming pool area was broken which we were looking forward to to massage our tired legs after climbing mt Kinabalu!
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3 night trip Aug 22, 2013
Helen
AS
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great location"
Arrived very early in the morning and although not due to check in later we were checked in immediately and provided breakfast. Our room was very big and had great view of the ocean and night markets. Excellent selection of food for breakfast and very good coffee. Service was very good. Definitely recommend Le meriddien
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2 night trip with friends Aug 5, 2013
Suepe
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excellent location, rooms and food"
I can honestly say that Le Meridien is the best hotel I have ever stayed at. The rooms are spacious and clean, the service is great and last but not least - they have an amazing breakfast buffet. I ended up going there for breakfast in the mornings even though I was staying at another hotel. They also have really good pool fascilities with excellent food and service. Make sure you book in advance, though, as they are often fully booked a long time ahead.
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2 night trip with friends Jul 2, 2013
A Traveler
AS
4.0 / 5Excellent
"le meridian"
The hotel is in a good central location in the city.The staff are very friendly and helpfull.The pool is good and the steam room with sauna and spa is very relaxing.the buffet breakfast is very good.
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Other trip Jul 22, 2013
Danny
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great location"
Good hotel, great location. Purchasing food and drinks at hotel very expensive, although markets and shops just across the road.
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2 night romance trip Jul 13, 2013
Kazekho
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Le Meriden KK"
I didn't like that breakfast and Wifi were added extras. This is not a cheap place to stay and for the price we paid I would have expected both wifi and breakfast to be included . The breakfast option was quite expensive too. The service was very good. The pool was great for our 7 yr. old. I did not really like the location either, there are no nice beaches nearby, next time we would stay further out at a resort close to a beach.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 19, 2013
Susan
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great stay"
stay was wonderful. Slight hiccup with room on arrived but cheerfully moved us to correct room next day. we were there for 11 days and it was fantastic. Had a cess to lounge on 12 th floor. Wonderful girls there Vivienne and asmar and two great guys yusuf and zufahel. Their service was first rate. Ate at the steak restaurant one evening. Very professional and food delicious. Only complaint was having to pay 22myr($7.50aud) plus16o/o tax for a bottle of water. A great place and would stay again.
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Other trip Jul 16, 2013
A Traveler
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great location, very good service"
Excellent
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5 night trip Jul 1, 2013
Lorna
AS
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great location; good value"
This hotel was a good choice and I thought it was good value. Great location on seafront and in the hub of KK so easy to get to restaurants, shopping. A seaview room is definitely worth the little extra - lovely to look out over the South China sea and the waterfront hubbub rather than a city building. Good room decor, beds, facilities, staff and food quality; one or two minor room fittings that showed a little age but overall what you would expect at a 5 star. Make sure you take your online reservations - I had thrown mine out in the packing up cleanout and had to pay for breakfast I had already paid for in my travel booking. Reception wouldn't budge. I have followed it up with proof but still waiting for a reply. Despite that, I would stay there again - just keep my booking confirmation til I was out the door!
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Other trip Jun 24, 2013
Linda
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"A fantastic hotel to stay while visiting K. K."
We enjoyed our stay very much,staff all grades very helpful and efficient,nothing was too much trouble for them. Would recommend this hotel to anyone,we would definately use this hotel again. Very good value for money. Breakfast very variety.
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Other trip Jun 23, 2013
L.P,
MY
3.0 / 5Good
"Not a bad experience but expected more"
Pales in comparison to other Le Meridien experiences but still above average.
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1 night trip Jun 6, 2013
A Traveler
AS
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good quality hotel for business and pleasure"
Good quality hotel and good located in the center of town. Even though one may have some doubts about the traffic flow, because even KK is a very small city, the traffic jams can be huge. Especially when raining.
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Other trip Jun 10, 2013
A Traveler
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Club Room Floor Excellent"
We stayed for 3 nights, went away for one whilst doing the Mt Kinabalu climb, then came back for 3 more nights. The hotel is a little dated but still very nice. We booked a club room and highly recommend it for value. The sea views, along with sunsets every night are stunning. Also the free breakfast and evening drinks and nibbles meant that we didn't need to eat out at all. Plenty of great food and drinks including spirits were on offer as well as free Wi-Fi. The staff we also excellent, nothing was a problem. Location of the hotel is outstanding, easy walk to just about everything. We would definitely stay there again.
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Other trip May 20, 2013
A Traveler
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Worth paying for"
Highly recommend staying at this hotel, well worth paying the extra money for. Great location as well, being across the road from the night markets. The staff are great and are happy to help. It was nice to be able to go walking around KK during the day and then come back to the tranquility of the hotel and relax by the pool.
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Other trip May 20, 2013
Haydn
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Kota"
It was great room was very clean and spacious staff were amazing
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Other trip May 18, 2013
Paula
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great location"
Great location if you want to know about Sabah's city life and to get around the shopping area. Satisfactory hotel services and room condition.
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4 night trip May 1, 2013
Helen
AS
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Comfortable hotel to stay in"
Staff very customer focused and helpful. Hotel overall very pleasant and clean although some of the crept outside the lifts may need cleaning.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 17, 2013
Winnie
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great location, big rooms."
Have stayed here a few times and always satisfied. Great location to all the shopping and eateries. Rooms are big and comfortable with lots of amenities provided including DVD player. Would have no hesitation to stay again on my next visit.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip May 5, 2013
D Wong
SG
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good Hotel"
Great location, good hotel, staff very friendly, recommended
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2 night trip May 5, 2013
NJL
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"A Great Experience"
The Staff at this hotel go out of their way to please the needs of the guests. If there is a problem which sometimes happens tell them and you can be sure it is fixed. My wife was cold during dinner because of the air conditioner and the manager observed this. Without any fuss he came up to her and offered a shawl to put over her shoulders.Become a member of the Starwood Preferred Guest and take advantage of the 20% discount off meals. This cancels the tax that you would have to pay. Wednesday night is getting to know the staff and the other guests. An invitation is issued for nibbles and a drink at the pool area.This is a great idea of mixing because you never get that opportunity to meet other guest and share their experiences. The Manager at the Meridien Kota Kinabalu has got it right. You can see that the staff are happy in their work and this satisfaction flows on to the guests. The tour desk services this hotel only which is good because you are not wasting time doing pick ups at other hotels. They also provided tours at short notice. Location was excellent. Within walking distance of most shopping centres. Finally, when you ask for a taxi from the hotel you are given a card with the taxi number on it and told if there is a problem with the taxi driver call the hotel.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 5, 2013
Ken
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Would Stay Again"
Very enjoyable stay, large and comfortible room (Club Suite), great outlook, central location, reasonible rates, friendly and helpful staff. Wide breakfast menu selection, adequate gym, pool, sauna/steam facilities. Room and guest areas were clean,well presented with all services (hot water, television, wifi etc) working. Some minor maintenance requirements observed in places but not significant.
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Other trip May 5, 2013
A Traveler
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"One for the romantics"
Unrivalled views (I recommend upgrading to sea view) good spacious rooms with all facilities you'd expect, big modern bathroom/shower - good hotel all round with a welcoming lobby, will stay again
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 3, 2013
Tj
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"The Perfect place to stay in Kota!"
The Le Meridien Hotel in KK was the perfect place for our stay. The hotel was and build in the days when room space and quality appointments were done in fine style (marble bathroom, hugh wall mirror, etc). It is rare to find this type of old school quality these days even in the top hotels. It was perfectly positioned in Kota Kinabalu overlooking the habour and within minutes of the tourist restaurants on the water and the town centre. The swimming pool on L7 was a great place to cool off after a hot day walking the city or sight seeing. I would highly recommend this hotel and would stay again if we return.
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Other trip May 2, 2013
Steve
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice hotel"
Nice hotel good location and room size. Very friendly and helpful staff. Slight downside some scuffs and stains to furniture spoils the rooms. Stunning view from our room of the seafront
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5 night romance trip Apr 21, 2013
AHM
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Le Meridien - Le Fantastic!"
This is a fine hotel - great service; clean; superb facilities; distinguished decor; terrific dining options; and the best, friendliest staff ever encountered - everyday we were made to feel special by all, especially the magnificent team in the Le Meridien Club Lounge. We celebrated our wedding anniversary during our stay and the staff made sure we felt extra special, including finding our room decorated in rose petals. We were just so overwhelmed by the beautiful attention we received. This hotel in very centrally located which provides easy access to tours, city life, the waterfront area, shops, markets etc. We chose an oceanview suite with associated Club Lounge access at an extremely affordable rate - the view from our room and the Club Lounge, particularly the sunsets, is quite magnificent. A well equipped gym, spa and sauna, also compliment the total package this hotel has to offer - and only a short ride from the well serviced international airport. I have travelled extensively across Asia and the pacific region, and I rate our stay at this hotel as number one. Did I mention how great the staff are?? Thanks Le Meridien.
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Other trip Apr 24, 2013
Rob
AU
2.0 / 5Fair
"poor front office personnel"
arrived at the hotel around 1pm in the afternoon and no one around to help with the baggage, but 2 porters appeared at check in area. at check in, was told that preferred room was not ready though the room was already paid for. waiting time for room was 1.5hrs couldn't wait so accepted another room with complimentary wireless. yes wireless was not free in this age! room tel did not work and had to come down to reception twice to fix it. iron was not working too and didn't bother anymore to call house keeping. left a note for the GM but there was no return call etc. at the most, a 3 star hotel!!!
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2 night trip Apr 19, 2013
kumaran
SG
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"great hotel for short or long stay"
club room great quality service nothing was to much trouble... staff were wonderful
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 21, 2013
mike
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Fantastic hotel"
large room with superb sea view excellent service excellent food, great buffet breakfast
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 16, 2013
Peter
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"very spacious room but no free wifi"
It was very pleasant to stay in Le Meridean . However the internet service is way too expensive .I wonder how much it cost to the hotel if free internet service is given to the guest .
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1 night trip Apr 6, 2013
Phenix
AS
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Roomy & Efficient Staffs"
Check in process is fast and simple and staffs were courteous and helpful. Rooms were huge by my standards so it's a plus for average sized families.
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Other trip Apr 1, 2013
Jeremy
MY
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Room is spacious for the price paid!"
All staffs are friendly especially the Concierge, very helpful. Will stay there again when I visit K.K. Sabah again. Room is big facing cityview and near to the massage parlour. Pubs are walking distance and Pasar Malam just opposite at night for some local suppers!
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4 night trip Mar 22, 2013
Kathryn
SG
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Clean well located Hotel"
Hotel was very clean large rooms comfortable bed large bathroom with bath and clothes line for washing, which was handy. Location great for sunset views local market across the road a bit fish smelly at night after a hot day. Shopping very close and lots of eating choices close, would stay again.
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4 night trip with friends Mar 9, 2013
Vicky
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"centrally located"
very convenient and good service. bed is too soft.
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2 night trip with friends Mar 26, 2013
A Traveler
AS
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Perfect Location"
Perfect Location. A bit run down compare to previous stay 4 years ago.
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Other trip Mar 25, 2013
A Traveler
SG
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Hotel with helpful and friendlt staff"
We want to commend one of the female staff, Reakie whom made our stay (19 -21 Mar) very pleasant. She is very helpful and displayed "customer first" service. Kudos to Le Meridien management and your staff.
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Other trip Mar 22, 2013
A Traveler
SG
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Beautiful"
This has to be the loveliest hotel I have ever stayed in. I think what made it special for us was the staff. They are so friendly and welcoming, we felt at home straight away. The ocean view room is definitely worth the extra. The pool is fabulous! We spent more than one afternoon there drinking cocktails! The pool bar is also reasonably priced. If you're heading to KK, it's the place to stay.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 21, 2013
Cat
AU
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