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Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai, Kota Kinabalu

4.5-star4.5 stars
Off Jalan Sepangar BayLocked Bag 100, Kota KinabaluSabah88993Malaysia

Kota Kinabalu beachfront resort with 5 restaurants, golf course
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
Beautiful beach
Rather comfortable
Decent vibe
Ordinary amenities
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Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai, Kota Kinabalu

from $130
  • Ocean Panorama
  • Borneo Garden Deluxe
  • Nexus Family Room (1 Set Connecting Room)
  • Ocean Panorama Premier
  • Borneo Executive Suite
  • Nexus Club Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 485 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children (6 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Children's club *


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Free nearby parking


  • Shopping center shuttle *
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 5 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Beach bar
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • On private beach
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Golf course on site
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Golfing on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Arcade/game room
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 8
  • Year Built 1997
  • Elevator/lift
  • Garden

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Borneo Spa has 5 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.


The Penyu - This poolside restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

The Kingfisher - This poolside restaurant specializes in Malaysian cuisine and serves dinner only. Open daily.

The Olives - This fine-dining restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves dinner only. Open select days.

Noble House - This restaurant specializes in Chinese cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Sunset Bar & Grill - This beachfront cafe serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.


On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Golf course on site
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Golfing on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site


  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Kayaking nearby

Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai, Kota Kinabalu’s small print

Also known as

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The property advises that cooking, parties, barbecues, and outside food are not allowed in guestrooms, suites, and villas.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, health club, fitness facility, or spa tub without adult supervision.

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

For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for golf tee times and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

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.
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: MYR 258.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: MYR 129.00 (from 6 to 12 years old)

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for MYR 125 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of MYR 58.30 for adults and MYR 29.15 for children (approximately)

Children's club access is available for an extra charge

Shopping center shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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

What’s around Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai, Kota Kinabalu


  • Karambunai Peninsula - 1 min walk
  • 1 Borneo Hypermall - 10.9 mi / 17.5 km
  • Likas Stadium - 15.3 mi / 24.6 km
  • University of Malaysia Sabah - 11 mi / 17.7 km
  • Tun Mustapha Tower - 12.3 mi / 19.8 km
  • Hospital Wanita Dan Kanak-Kanak Sabah - 12.4 mi / 19.9 km
  • Tuaran Crocodile Farm - 12.4 mi / 20 km
  • Borneo Marine Research Institute - 12.4 mi / 20 km

Getting around

  • Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.) - 51 min drive
  • Tanjung Aru Station - 43 min drive
  • Free parking nearby
  • Airport shuttle
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 246 reviews

Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai, Kota Kinabalu
overall impression is very bad upon checkin front desk told me that my room was not ready and I waited in the lobby for two hours consequently I arrived at the front desk for checking after 2 PM and the listed to check in time was 2 PM however I was still kept waiting no let me talk about breakfast I was asked to dine at a very small place with very little choices While many other people dying in March home with much more choices of food. I raised my complaint about this short of food selection when I check out and the receptionist told me I should have told her earlier I believe I will not stay at this hotel unless I absolutely round out of choices
chiehming, us13 night trip
Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai, Kota Kinabalu
Slice of paradise
This hotel is absolutely wonderful. The service is second to none- everyone was charming and helpful and incredibly friendly. Our room- an ocean view deluxe - had an incredible view of the sea and was spacious and beautifully presented. The beach and general location is absolutely stunning- a beautiful sandy beach framed by jungle with fantastic waves for jumping. The beach bar serves wonderful cocktails with a dreamy view - and the sunset bar certainly lived up to its name. The pool was great too and the Malaysian and Chinese restaurants were also delicious. We very much hope to return!
Miss Amanda, us4 night trip
Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai, Kota Kinabalu
Might be the best beach front property in the area
Excellent resort hotel just outside Kota Kinabalu. However I would recommend renting a car if you stay at this property. Nothing is in walking distance outside the property, but they do offer daily shuttle service to the city. I stayed in the 1 bedroom suite and it was suite! Great ocean front double patio with comfy lounge chairs. The resort sit on a bay so the water is safe to swim, but also no big waves. The service staff is very friendly even with guests I saw being a little rude in return. There is also a very nice golf course that is too busy and not to difficult. This resort maybe the best value for a high end stay in the area. I got my suite for ~$290 USD per night. It was close to 1000 sq ft plus the large (semi private) balcony. Three criticisms: The big one is the walls are thin. You will hear everything going on with your neighbor. Two the breakfast buffet is just lacking, As a westerner (who likes Asian food), there wasn't much to offer that was good. And last, like most places in Asia, the in-room coffee sucks. It's instant step up from Sanka. Oh, and the Wi-Fi is a little slow. I would definitely stay here again if I had a rental car and the regular room is probably good enough so you can save money there ~$200 USD per night would be a good deal
Thomas, us3 night trip
Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai, Kota Kinabalu
Very Good8.0
Not a bad place
The private beach was beautiful. The staff was very friendly. If you are going with a young family, this is a great place to relax. However, the rooms need to be refurbished. The toilet barely flushes and if you require in room internet access, this is not the place.
A Traveler, us1 night family trip
Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai, Kota Kinabalu
Very Good8.0
Great beach and relaxing place
The beach and swimming pool was great. However, the check in time should start from 2:00PM. We arrive at 2:30PM but they said the room is still cleaning and kept us to wait until 3:30PM There were too few white chairs on the beach.
MINPING, us1 night romance trip

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