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Tang Dynasty Hotel
Ranked #82 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
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51 reviews
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“It's not that bad...”
Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

... but then again it's not great either. I agreed with several things written by everyone before me. The place needs serious upgrade. But it's not all bad though...
Pros:
1. Free basement parking (it shared the same parking spaces as Wawasan Plaza patrons so just take the ticket to the reception place to be stamped).
2. The room is pretty spacious as well (with surprisingly good partial views of both the ocean & the highway)
3. There's also a swimming pool on the 3rd floor (but you do need to find it by yourself since there's no clear signage to the place - and it might not be cleaned that often)
4. Wawasan Plaza attached to the hotel. It might not be Centre Point but it's still pretty sufficient
5. Housekeeping people are pretty nice & efficient actually (or maybe i just got lucky)

Cons:
1. That famous cocroaches problem - yes I can verify that those babies are everywhere
2. We had a bathroom situation going on while we were there but thankfully it's bern resolved - after a day
3. Also had the same shower-not-being-hot-enough problem
4. If you're sensitive to sound while sleeping (like me) than this place is not for you since there's somewhat an illegal racing going on near the hotel almost every night. I know it's not the hotel's problem but still..

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2013 via mobile

location is ok but the room needs to be upgraded/refurbished. dusty carpet, leaky toilets, old beds, smelly towels and poor lighting.
spacious room but thats about it. bathroom seems disgusting sometimes when its leaky.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 December 2013 via mobile

This review is for the branch at Wawasan Plaza, KK.

We booked 2 rooms as we were traveling with family members for 4 nights.

The good:
1) Checking in/out was fairly simple and easy. Reception people were great but not excellent as expected.

2) Parking is free. Good plus point for this hotel.

3) Location is great. Attached to a small mall with a selection of retail outlets and food eateries.

4) Rooms are spacious.


The bad:
1) Lighting very bad in this hotel.
You can barely see anything unless you have night vision. Looks like they're saving on electricity the wrong way. Some lights were flickering or dead and did not get replaced. Even the rooms had very bad lighting unless you opened the curtain for some decent sunlight.

2) Roaches! Roaches everywhere!
Thankfully it was only visible during our last night there. As I for one have roach paranoia. Visible in the toilet and room. Will try to upload pics when I do have time.

3) Housekeeping very slow.
We had to call a few times just to get them to deliver towels or to simply get an iron.

4) Do not waste your money on the buffet breakfast. You can find better food outside because its basically the same boring food over and over again. Tables are cleared very slowly and often were left on the tables for hours attracting flies.

5) TV channels selection and reception is bad. Using FTA channels mostly.

6) Hot water is inconsistent in our room. However the other room was ok.

7) Door bell not working. No bathroom floor mat provided therefore the floor was wet everywhere. Basic soap and shampoo provided. No toothbrush, so bring/buy your own downstairs.

In summary, the hotel is good on price but it is also a very badly maintained hotel.

Hope to see this hotel improve someday. I for one will never stay here again due to my phobia with roaches.

Thanks!

Stayed December 2013
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Penang, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2013

I stayed in this hotel for couple of times as the rate of this hotel room is really affordable with their king size bed which is comfortable for me.
The last I stayed in this hotel is on Saturday, 14 December 2013.
What disappointed me most was their call service center. I tried to call their call service center by pressing '0' just to request for an iron board "but", i tried to call start from 10.50pm so many times but there was no answer from that department. Only by 12am there was an answered by the call service center.I also did complaint to the service center regarding there was no hot water in my room and they replied they will send someone to check but until I check-out early that morning, no one from their side come to check or fix the problem.
This is a good hotel with affordable rate but their staff not professional enough. This hotel should give training to their staff in quality customer service.There are few staff who are friendly but there are also who are not.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Labuan Island, Malaysia
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8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Hotel is situated in the heart of Kota Kinabalu. It is attached to a shopping mall (Wawasan Plaza). Other shopping area is in walking distance i.e. Warisan Square & Centre Point. Eateries are plenty nearby. Stayed for 3 nights. Room type Dynasty Family Suite. Rate is RM187/night with breakfast. if you are Malaysian Government Servant or the company your are working for is registered as customer, you can get less. In my case, I paid only RM178/night. The room consists of 1 King Bed & 2 Single Bed, 2 bathrooms, 2 TVs, 2 dressing table & a reading table. Just perfect for a family stay. Seriously a value for money. Breakfast is inclusive for 3 pax.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2013

First of all, the hotel is located nearby the waterfront. Easy to find and taxis are available all the time during the day. A walking distance for halal food for Muslims, convenience stores and restaurants.
The room is very spacious with comfortable bed but the hotel is little bit old and out-fashion. The services are good and for me the hotel is a 3 star hotel and also a budget hotel. i am a bit frustrated with my room because the hot shower is not functioning very well, the air conditioner is not cold enough compare to other room. We had 2 rooms at the same floor so i compare each of them. One is good but mine is bad.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Kluang, Malaysia
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

Check in for a couple of nights. Hotel lobby has been renovated. Toilets are also renovated. Coffee house is quite full but meals are simple. Free breakfast is simple. Room rates is ok. Dont expect 5 star service for 100 dollar rooms. Location is good. You can walk to almost anywhere is the city. Located near texi station and bus stop.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Tang Dynasty Hotel
Address: Lot 1-1, Tang Dynasty Hotel Lorong Plaza Wawasan, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
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Ranked #82 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Number of rooms: 206
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