Before we booked the trip we noted on the hotel website that the resort was 45 mins from Kota Kinabalu.
It was actually 1hr 15 mins away so travelling this distance with young children after a flight of two hours was not ideal.
There is nothing to do at the hotel and only country roads if you step outside. The road leading to the resort was full of potholes so every journey that you ventured out on meant a nice bumpy ride back.
The chalet was clean but there were no cooking facilities save a kettle for making tea and coffee. The staff at the restaurant were helpful and did make some dishes that we requested.
In the evenings there is a pub on site however there was nobody in there, as the resort was really quiet.
We did do a horse ride which was pleasant however the beach is not very clean and there were a few stray dogs around.
We were out most days doing day trips so we didn't feel too lonely but there is nothing for children to do apart from the swimming pool.
The return trip to the airport was interesting- we organised transfers via the hotel. they advised us to leave at a certain time.We weren't told of a pick up on the way (which lasted around 30 mins) and we arrived at the airport around one hour before take off. This was a very stressful end to our holiday and I would not recommend booking transfers with the hotel or even the hotel itself.
Luckily we did not miss our flight but no thanks to the hotel transfer!
The decking on the pool was also being changed when we were there so the noise was very loud!
- Also Known As:
- Tuaran Beach Hotel Kota Kinabalu