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“Too far from Kota Kinabalu town center”
Review of Grand Borneo Hotel

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Grand Borneo Hotel
Ranked #65 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Reviewed 4 August 2013

I spent 2 nights in Room 929 from 27-29 July 2013. The room so small and "no window". So, I just like staying in a jail for 2 nights. You have to travel more than 10km from this hotel to the town center looking for good seafood and entertainment. The room rate was RM171.70 and considered quite expensive. Anyhow, you may find some restaurants at the shopping mall next to this hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

I registered at 12.30pm and was told the room would be ready at 2pm. When back at 2pm and the room is not ready...and was answered "The check in time is from 2pm onwards" when I told her that I was informed the room will be ready by 2pm.... or to make matter worse, the gentleman who registered the SAME time as me got his room. Then I was told the room would be ready by 3 to 3.30pm I waited and by 3.30pm I approached them and was again told the room is not ready!!!! Hmmmmmm 3 hours a registered guest still can't get a room. After much asking and asking I manage to get a room at 4.30pm. Wasted half of my day waiting for a room......

Room Tip: Novotel Hotel next door is of much better service and facilities.
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled on business
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2  Thank CeciliaFair
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Reviewed 20 July 2013

The hotel is at a development called 1Borneo whose only distinction I can tell is that it has two huge, overpriced hotels on premises. The website promised such amenities as airport shuttle and wet bar, neither of which existed (75 RM taxi fare from BKI!). There is a once-an-hour shuttle to the city center, but don't show up near to departure, or you'll probably miss out.

The bright spots were a super-comfy bed and decent breakfast included in the price.

Room Tip: "Gallery single" is code for window faces a blank wall.
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank Tuttle51
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Reviewed 11 July 2013

The Hotel is located in within distance of a few more hotels. It is all at 1Borneo Shopping Center.Rooms and breakfast is not bad. Staff at the hotel are helpful. If you are looking for something special in terms of food or entertainment, you need to drive into central Kota Kinabalu

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank lauknight
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

Me & my wife have a good remembrance.V stay in grand deluxe room 2 nights.good view v got both view mountain & city.39 sq m good king size bed spacious washroom romantic bath tube with view.value 4 money.

Room Tip: room num. 1009 is nice
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Engkoon
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Reviewed 24 May 2013

the cleanliness of the room is bad .. i stay for 2 night for business meeting.. i was checked in in level 5 on 20 may .. and i was very shock to see room is so dusty and smell something terrible the supervisor in the housekeeping doesnt check the room properly.. front office staff friendly.. food was not very good can be improve again later... far away from kk.. shopping mall was just nice... really hope got improvement for my second visit in jun

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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Thank loosen
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Reviewed 15 May 2013 via mobile

Stayed in a suite facing the main road and used the function room for seminar. The room is excellent equipped with most of our needs and comfortable enough for a short stay. Soul Cafe is okay except during peak meal times can be crowded and dishes not replenished fast enough though staffs were working hard. Buffet is okay typical of local menus. Seminar facilities are okay too with technical staffs give good support services. For those travelling by cars, parking facility is not provided by the hotel but multistorey car park is available next door and this is quite inconvenient as one had to drag our luggaged for quite a distance. The best thing about this hotel is that it is situated within a large complex housing the largest shopping mall in Kota Kinabalu(KK) banks, food outlets and entertainment premises. KK is about 15 kilometers away. Room views are good from all sides with mountain ranges in the distance and even KK's skyline is visible on clear days.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Additional Information about Grand Borneo Hotel

Address: D'Borneo Hotel TA-00-01, 1Borneo Hypermall, Jalan UMS, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #65 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: £24 - £47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Borneo Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 325
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Grand Borneo Hotel, a fast growing home-grown brand, makes its debut in the pulsating tropical wonders of Kota Kinabalu. This 325-room property of modern chic deluxe class forms an integral part of the largest mall in Sabah - 1Borneo Hypermall - an entertainment complex with over 400 stores of leisure, entertainment and culinary delights. This international class hotel caters to business travelers as well as holiday makers. ... more   less 
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