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Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Kota Kinabalu

5-star5 stars
No. 20, Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 88100, Malaysia

5-star beachfront resort with spa, near Sabah State Mosque
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Fantastic service
Great location
Delicious food
Great room

Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Kota Kinabalu

from $233
  • Tanjung Sea View, Room, 1 King Bed
  • Tanjung Sea View, Executive Suite
  • Tanjung Sea View, Deluxe Suite
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Sea View (Kinabalu)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Mountain View (Kinabalu)
  • Tanjung Sea View, Room, 2 Twin Beds
  • Room, 2 Twin Beds, Sea View (Kinabalu)
  • Room, 2 Twin Beds, Mountain View (Kinabalu)
  • Kinabalu Family Room
  • Horizon Club, Room, 1 King Bed, Sea View
  • Horizon Club, Room, 2 Twin Beds, Sea View

What’s around Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Kota Kinabalu


  • In Tanjung Aru
  • Mamutik Island - 2 min walk
  • Tanjung Aru Perdana Park - 14 min walk
  • Sabah State Mosque - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Sutera Harbour - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Sabah State Museum - 2.8 mi / 4.4 km
  • Museum of Islamic Civilisation - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Likas Stadium - 5.6 mi / 9 km

Getting around

  • Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.) - 8 min drive
  • Tanjung Aru Station - 4 min drive
  • Free shopping center shuttle

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 492 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests who book breakfast-inclusive rate plans will receive breakfast for 2 adults and up to 2 children age 5 and younger. Additional children under age 5 and children 6-11 years old will receive 50% off the adult buffet breakfast price.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Babysitting/childcare *

  • Free children's club


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

  • Valet parking *


  • Free shopping center shuttle

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (free)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 3 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Kayaking on site
  • Parasailing on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Water skiing on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 3
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 7190
  • Conference space size (meters) - 668
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built - 1983
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Turndown service
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves with a trip to the onsite spa, which has 8 treatment rooms. Services include hot stone massages, facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a spa tub.

The spa is open daily.


Cafe' TATU - Overlooking the pool and garden, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Shang Palace - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in Chinese cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Coco-Joe's Bar and Grill - This poolside restaurant specializes in barbecue and serves brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Sunset Bar - Onsite bar. Reservations are required. Open daily.


On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Marina on site
  • Outdoor tennis courts -
  • Sauna
  • Tennis on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Parasailing on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Water skiing on site
  • Windsurfing on site


  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Kota Kinabalu’s small print

Also known as

  • Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort Spa
  • Shangri-La`s Tanjung Aru Resort And Spa
  • Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
  • Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Kota Kinabalu
  • Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort
  • Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort Kota Kinabalu
  • Tanjung Aru
  • Shangri La Kota Kinabalu
  • Shangri Las Tanjung Aru Hotel
  • Shangri Las Tanjung Aru Resort
  • Shangri-La`s Tanjung Aru Hotel Kota Kinabalu


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Optional extras

Valet parking costs MYR 10 per day

Breakfast costs between MYR 90.00 and MYR 110.00 for adults, and MYR 50.00 and MYR 60.00 for children (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 830 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Wonderful staff and facilities.
Such a nice 5star service. I was very impressed with staff specially in club lounge. Beautiful sunset you can watch from your balcony.
Seung eun, usFamily trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great Resort
Lovely resort that has everything you would expect for a good value. Rooms were clean and comfortable, good facilities including pool, mini beach, restaurants, beautiful sunset bar, and good breakfast buffet with lots of options.
Giancarlo, us3 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Relaxing weekend
We stayed there for the weekend and it was really busy during breakfast. The waiter was not happy when I requested a table by the window. What happen to service with a smile that other Shangri-La offers. He made me feel uncomfortable with his grouchy looking face. Everything else was perfect. It was a weekend well spent. Dinner at Peppino was awesome. The Matsusaka beef we ordered was cooked to perfection.
Amelita V, us1 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
A very good resort
I stayed for 5 days and 4 nights at the Kinabalu Suite. The overall experience was good.
us4 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Everything is good. Waterpark and pools are excellent. Only a bit disappointed with breakfast, many counters display same food.
Irene, hk1 night family trip

Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Kota Kinabalu

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