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Ruby Hotel
Ranked #89 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
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4 reviews
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“Do not stay here”
Reviewed 23 October 2012

Disgusting. Was last resort when everything else seemed booked out. Bugs, blood on pillows, sparks from power-points, no hot water, mattresses stored in stairways/fire exists - don't do it. At least ac worked.

  • Stayed November 2011
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

Ruby has a good thing going with her "resort". Namely, she can charge outrageous prices for very subpar rooms since she is the only pet friendly resort around. Ruby desperately needs to renovate/ clean the rooms. Mattresses had springs sticking out and there were holes in the rooms where frogs (and their predators) were free to come and go.
Judging from the food and room quality Ruby really does treat all her guests the same....like animals.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Good service and very clean. The lobby just had a makeover and it is nice. Good rooms. Good location in K.K.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 December 2010

not comfortable at all.the staffs were rude.had to change room twice.turned out they had a better room. but still not comfortable since the bed is smelly...not recommended at all.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Reviewed 20 December 2009

I stayed at this hotel as I've to conduct a 4 days course organised by a state agency. Since the course was held at this hotel, I chosed to stay here so that I didn't have to move around as the seminars starts from 8am till 10.30pm daily.

The room wasn't comfortable. the bed smelt unpleasant & bad condition. it looked like it has been there for 10 years! the aircond was not cool enough and the lights was not bright enough. The bathroom also looks like a vintage bathroom.

I think the hotel like this condition will only qualify for a RM40/ day but I paid RM100/day. I've no other option as my class held at this hotel.

If you're looking for a budget hotel, I do not recommend this hotel though!

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  • Stayed January 2009, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Ruby Hotel

Property: Ruby Hotel
Address: Block 36 Lot, Ruby Hotel 17 Jalan Laiman Diki, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
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Ranked #89 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Hotel Class:2 star — Ruby Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 120

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