"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.Genuine Expedia guest review
It was great room was very clean and spacious staff were amazingGenuine Expedia guest review
"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
"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
Great location, good hotel, staff very friendly, recommendedGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"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. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"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. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"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 againGenuine Expedia guest review
"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. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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 seafrontGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"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. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"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!!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"great hotel for short or long stay"
club room great quality service nothing was to much trouble... staff were wonderfulGenuine Expedia guest review
large room with superb sea view excellent service excellent food, great buffet breakfastGenuine Expedia guest review
"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.Genuine Expedia guest review
"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!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"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.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Perfect Location. A bit run down compare to previous stay 4 years ago.Genuine Expedia guest review
"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.Genuine Expedia guest review
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. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great buffet, room and service."
The room and service was fabulous. The buffet was international but really great pizza and pasta, reasonably priced by western standards but not by local standards. Beautiful pool but the local seafood market smells wafted up, for a not altogether pleasant experience. The beauty spa was amazing, very accommodating and professional very reasonably p […] riced. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Arrived late and got upgraded to a massive room with a bay view - can't ask for anything better than that!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good hotel in KK"
A very nice place to stay in KK. We would recommend the sea view rooms to take full advantage of the great location. Lovely outlook and nice sunset vistas. The only major issue is the outrageous charges for internet access at 20 ringgit per hour or 35 ringgit per day. Modern travellers rely on the internet and this service must be made available for […] free or a very nominal charge. This aspect negatively impacts the quality of the hotel experience. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Disappointed with the service"
The check-in was extremely slow. I am not too sure what is holding it back but I was waiting for about 15 minutes at the counter to get my room. The situation for the breakfast the next morning is even worse. I was assigned with a table by a gentleman. Then, I went to get my food. To my surprise, my table was assigned to another group of people when […] I return. I told the girl handling that group that the table was assigned to me. No apology mentioned. Instead, I got a sarcastic stare and was assigned to another table. I was quite disappointed with the service as I am not expecting this from Meridien. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel is really convenient as its next to Waterfront restaurants bars and shoppingGenuine Expedia guest review
"Highly recommend this one"
A good hotel with great staff who really want to make your stay a pleasant one. Unfortunately we needed to arrange for a doctors visit and the staff were very understanding and concerned for our situation. They arranged foe one within 10 minutes and ensured they arrived in the 45 minutes that was agreed. The staff then continued to "check up on us" […] to ensure our comfort etc. very much appreciated. The hotel has a great restaurant and the food is very tasty and fresh. The location was perfect. Close to the shopping centres restaurants and markets. Overall a very good hotel and would highly recommend to others Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Stayed in Club room on 11th floor. Well worth the extra dollars.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Big-hotel comfort with a smile"
A very comfortable bed, huge room, and a classy breakfast buffet, but what I really appreciated was the courteousness of the service which made a one-night stay seem longer.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location and very helpful staff. Close to the shops. I had a deluxe sea room view which had great views over the South China Sea. I would definitely stay there again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Terrible service from Manager of Guest Relations"
We stayed here for one night, and whilst the room was pleasant enough, we were disappointed with the view. Our voucher indicated we had a classic seaview room, and i remember when i booked it several months ago paying extra for the seaview. But actually, we were facing ugly buildings and the sea was off to the right so you had to crane your neck to […] even get a glimpse. I brought this up with the Manager on check out, as we were returning a few days later. He was rude and patronising and made me feel like I was stupid for expecting a ful sea view. The rule of the customer is always right was not exercised here and we were very disappointed. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good views of KK harbour and sea"
Wife and I happy with our stay. Good sea food restrs in the area, friendly people, not too cramped or rushed pace of life in KK.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Relaxing Stay & Excellent Views."
Excellent location to shops ranging from stalls to upmarket retail outlets. Close to food stalls, restaurants and bars. Staff very helpful with the exception of the bar staff. Two incidents resulting from the bar staff unfortunately put a damper on an otherwise good experience. The overall standard of the hotel was very good.Rooms were well appointed […] and the "seaview" room I had was well worth the upgrade. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
10 / 15 minutes from airport (RM30 taxi) .. good location in downtown, not a "resort" hotel .. but the hotel is one street back from the seafront and the views from the sea facing side are great (and worth the cost) ... I paid a few dollars per night for the club floor upgrade, which is well worth it if you plan to take breakfast and cocktails (also […] includes internet) ... there are various tour operators offering Mt Kinabalu, or Islands/ beaches etc ... cost RM 150-250 per day depending on the trip ... but IF you just want one day on a nice Island beach then walk or take a taxi from the hotel to the town pier and by a return ticket on the water taxis for about RM30 ! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Excellent hotel on arrival to KK before moving on to explore the rest of the country. Close to restaurants and bars on the waterfront. Hotel staff were very pleasant, courteous and helpful.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very satisfied with Le Meridien KK"
We travelled to Kota Kinabalu with 2 children, 7 and 10 years old. After a minor misunderstanding on check-in about how many beds we needed, (which was fixed very promptly), we were very satisfied with the hotel. We had a very large, comfortable room. The bathroom was also roomy, clean and well-stocked. I would definitely recommend this hotel if you […] want to stay right in the middle of the city. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Great. We had a lovely room near the top, overlooking the sea and the huge market. Our room was Club. So we enjoyed a lovely breakfast there and drinks and nibbles in the evening. Good central location, although there are not many great sights to see in KK. Great Indian restaurant on the watrefront. Highly recommed the colonial steam train ride through […] the jungle, now running on Weds and Saturdays - expensive, but a great experience. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Value for money. Service excellent.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
My stay is fine except I was really disappointed with the international phone call charge. It was explained very clear and I was way over charged for using less than 30 minutes. I am coming back with a group of friends next year but will not stay your hotel again. Thank you very much. William.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Hotel perfect location"
Perfect location, super friendly, polite and very well groomed and spoken staff, this hotel is within walking distance of markets, restaurants and shopping plazas. It has fantastic ocean and sunset views. The Circle Restaurant is brilliant for a vast and delicious selection of dishes to suit any guest. Would have liked to stay longer but will definitely […] go back and would recommend this hotel to anyone travelling to Kota Kinabalu Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Quality of Service"
The service provided by Mr Suresh including all the reception staff was very good. It is certainly worth it to have stayed in Deluxe Room. I will come again for sure.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great central haven in a very interesting city"
Thoroughly enjoyed the variety of Kota Kinabalu and all that the surrounding areas had to offer.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The best sunset's from the club room, they let us check out 2 hours passed our check-out time! Breakfast at the Circle was better than the Club room. Staff were very friendly.Genuine Expedia guest review
Staff was very helpful but hotel is a little tired and you need to take a taxi and a boat to get to a decent beach.Genuine Expedia guest review
Great hotel, beautiful pool. Really good location, just across the road heaps of resturants on the waterfront. Staff very helpfull.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"3 star hotel at a 5 star price"
After a long journey, we were excited to be staying at the Le Meridian. We arrived at about 9:30PM and were crestfallen when we were shown to our room. We immediately noticed a damp musty smell in the room and got the general impression that the room had seen better days. All the things you don't expect from Le Meridien - Stains on the ceiling Mould […] in the shower Mysterious stains on the carpet and light fittings Towels and Linen with an odd chlorine smell While disappointed, we were exhausted so we just went to bed. The bed seemed very worn and creaky, and sagged in the middle, clearly a bed that had seen too many guests. We didn't sleep well. The next morning we raised these concerns and asked to see other rooms. The staff were really professional and helpful, and did move us to a room that smelled fine and had a slightly better bed. That said, the room still wasn't up to scratch. It wasn't a nice place to come back to at the end of a long day. Frustrated with the old stained pillows we ended up just buying our own from a local department store for the week. This isn't a Le Meridien and shouldn't charge Le Meridien prices. Don't be fooled by the opulent lobby, the rooms ring more of a Holiday Inn, the beds of a by-the-hour motel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Location and Value"
Great central location, stroll to markets, restaurants, shops, good sunset view. Pool nice after a hot walk ! Big rooms and beds, although hotel showing signs of aging. Great staff and value for money. Only disappointment was the upgrade to Club probably not worthwhile.Genuine Expedia guest review
"beautiful sea view"
had a great stay, arrived wednesday, had an invite to have drinks and snacks at the poolside, met the F& B Manager,Mr Krishnan, the family enjoyed the overall stay. view from the room was super, also access to nearby sights.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Rewarding Holiday Choice"
The Hotel is situated in the most promiment part of town allowing access to all facilities. The Staff are excellent and try hard to please. The Room was excellent however I did not realise a Sea View Classic Room was one with partial view of the sea and overlooking housing and trade areas. The Meals in the Circle and Lounge were first class, but the […] Al La Carte menu only changes monthly and you can quickly run out of options. AS it was my wifes birthday during our stay, the hotel feted her with flowers and cake a great surprise greatly appreciated. Recommend the hotel to all. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"5-star experience at a 2-star price"
We booked this trip from Manila on the spur of the moment and couldn't believe how inexpensive the rates were. We were skeptical about the quality of the hotel at such an inexpensive rate, and once we arrived, were left wondering if the rate was a misprint. The food was excellent, staff was friendly and helpful and the rooms were large and clean. The […] location was OUTSTANDING. Right on the water, with awesome sunset views from the 12th floor lounge. Huge outdoor markets are short walks in seemingly every direction. Definitely recommend this hotel for anyone looking for a nice hotel experience. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Good hotel in a good central location. Plenty of room for my family and good concierge staff. On the downside the food is very expensive and if booking tours avoid the tour desk. Its much cheaper to hire a taxi (ask the concierge) Pool was great but if you want just to stay at hotel and relax perhaps a resort is a better option.Genuine Expedia guest review
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