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“Very Accommodating Staff and a Pleasant, Clean Room.”
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D'Borneo Hotel
Ranked #58 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Cairns, Australia
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6 reviews
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“Very Accommodating Staff and a Pleasant, Clean Room.”
Reviewed 3 July 2013

This hotel is located just off the waterfront, not far from the Philippine markets. I found it to be very clean and comfortable and the prices are very reasonable.
The staff were the most memorable aspect of the hotel as they helped me to book further holidays in Borneo, including accommodation and tours in other cities and stored my partner's bag for a few days while we were in another part of the island.
I would feel confident recommending this hotel to friends and family as a safe, clean and reliable mid-level hotel and will stay there on my next visit to KK.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Stay a night at this hotel. Location is very good, at the centre of the city. You can find food and fish market just a one mins walk from the hotel.
Selling point is conveniently located at the heart of the city.

Room is okie, toilet consider spacious and is clean. Bed is okie. No breakfast provided and no lift. You need to walk up stairs with your own luggage.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Fremantle, Australia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2013

We were reasonably happy with most aspects of the stay here except for the fact that our young adult daughter had a $50 note stolen from a closed wallet in the zipper-closed front pocket of her bag left in the room we were absent from for several hours. Ok - she should been a little less naive to not have realised that you don't leave cash in easy to find places even in locked hotel rooms as cleaners & other staff have key access to the rooms and temptation can be strong in some people who may not be that well paid. We didn't make a big fuss but did report it to the management and strongly suggested that the hotel install basic CCTV cameras to at least monitor hallways and stairs as well as entry & exits as a deterrent to petty theft like this and for increasing the sense of security of guests and management alike..The two other hotels / backpacker lodges we stayed at in the city DID have basic working & monitored CCTV setup.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 19 February 2013 via mobile

We booked last minute so we weren't expecting much but were pleasantly surprised. A big room with really comfy beds, big bathroom and everything was clean. The hotel staff were lovely too. There is no breakfast which was a bit annoying as also not a lot of places nearby for breakfast.
However, the location in general is great. Just off the waterfront road.

Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2011

Hot water is an on off affair here, depending on your room. It's a little tired but good value for money, we paid rm150 a night for their top room, this is what they offered on 2 separate occasions stating it was the only room available, in hindsight I'd say that was a ploy to get us to book the most expensive room, but never mind still good price.
The location is excellent just a short stroll to the night food Market and famous phillipino barbecue.
However, just a little further away and for less money is Hotel Eden54, which is much nicer with excellent staff and a great supermarket serving breakfast lunch and dinner next door!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 July 2011

Have a deluxe room and ask for discount! Room is huge (for backpacker standards) with comfy chair and good bed! Tv with moviechannel and fridge. Bathroom is big but shower was getting a bit old, still fine. Service is good, friendly staff and the make sure your have Everything you need. Breakfast included, standard but fine.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2011

Stayed at this hotel conveniently located in town and easier for my mum & 10-yr old daughter to move around with nearby coffee shops & stores selling local food & souvenirs.

Close to wet market opposite and 5-10 mins walk to nearby shopping complexes too. There's a night market closeby and the hotel staff are equally courteous & helpful.

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Property: D'Borneo Hotel
Address: Lot 6, d'Borneo Hotel D'Borneo Hotel Block L, Sinsuran Complex, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
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Ranked #58 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — D'Borneo Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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