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“Very clean, near airport”
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Megah D'Aru Hotel
Ranked #40 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Reviewed 10 November 2012

I booked a hotel room here as an event was taking place in the same hotel the very next morning. To my surprise, the room was super duper clean and the free airport shuttle was waiting when we arrived, about 30 minutes later than scheduled at the airport. The local breakfast looked greasy and unappetizing however. Nevertheless there were many restaurants around the hotel if you want to grab a bite, as well as convenience stores, mobile phone stores etc etc. For an airport stayover, I'd definitely stay here again.

For the price paid, this is a good deal.

Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 September 2012

This hotel is ideal if you have an early flight since it is super close to the airport. The hotel is not located in the city center of Kota Kinabalu but in an area a little outside but it is entirely possible to walk from the hotel to the city if you want. However, if you don't want to walk, taxis are easily found in this area and are relatively cheap.

The rooms are a nice size, clean, and I personally the beds to be extremely comfortable. Overall, a good place with friendly and helpful staff.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 September 2012 via mobile

This hotel offers free shuttle bus to and from the airport.
However, no transport is provided to the city center. One can hail a cab to the city center point - a shopping mall in town for the price of rm15-20.
As for the free breakfast provided by the hotel, no refill/top up was done. So, go early to fill your stomach. Nothibg's fancy is in the menu though..fried noodles, fried eggs and baked red beans. Additionally, there is white bread loaf for toast.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Thank eemee131
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

I stayed at Megah D'Aru Hotel recently for one night between flights. I contacted them last minute in hopes of getting airport pickup and immediately I received a warm reply from Felix, the hotel manager.
As a long-term traveler staying frequently in basic guesthouses, my room was great. Great English cable t.v. channels (BBC), a large bathroom, good Air-Con and big window with an ocean view. The airport shuttle is wonderful, a big relief when arriving solo to a new city.

Front-desk staff very professional and attentive to a picky traveler like myself.

Free breakfast, wifi in the lobby, newspapers, strong coffee :)
Exceeded expectations for an 'airport' hotel.

Room Tip: Some rooms on the higher floors have an ocean view.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 March 2012

We had an unforced layover in K.K. so we had a friend that lives in K.K. book this Hotel last minute for us and are we glad he did.
The Free shuttle is a plus.
The Staff is very friendly.
Th room was very clean but not with an odour of cleansers, just a well maintained type of clean. The room was very basic with a T.V. , air conditioner and full bathroom. all were in perfect working order.

We left very early the next morning. when we were ready to go the staff fired up the shuttle and quickly ran us to the airport like we were v.i.p.'s.

A nice place. I recommnend it.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 January 2012

We stayed at Megah D´ Aru one night when having very late Air Asia arrival and departing early next morning. Free airport transfer was reliable and convenient, but the hotel is very basic. Our room was not ready (one extrabed was missing) despite our late arrival. Toilet was practically out of order and we were adviced to use public toilets downstairs.
Also the breakfast is very simple (noodles and some toast). No complaints about the cleanliness, though.
Kota Kinabalu city is not that far from the airport so this property is only recommended for a short night sleep when having early departure next morning.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 December 2011

It is a classical hotel yet provided modern facilities. The room is clean & comfortable.. i just love the way they prepare 2types of pillow (soft & hard).. We got the standard room for a cheaper price.. there are some of time when the aeroplane passing by and the loud noise may cause dis-comfortable but it stopped in the evening (the airport terminal 2 are just 2minutes drive from the hotel & 10minutes drive from KKIA). Will stay here again for our next trip...

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: 2 Jalan Kinabalu | Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu 88100, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Airport Transportation
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Ranked #40 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: £20 - £26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Megah D'Aru Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Megah D'Aru Hotel is budget boutique hotel with 72 elegantly appointed rooms fitted with modern conveniences located nearby the city centre and Kota Kinabalu International Airports. Free scheduled shuttle service is provided for all guests staying in this hotel. ... more   less 
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