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Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu
Ranked #19 of 91 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Kulai, Malaysia
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15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Acceptable for the Price”
Reviewed 14 January 2014

I stayed in room 1010 for 6 days. The rooms is very small. Clean. Parking is free. On the downside, the sound proofing is extremely poor. The hotel seems to be jam packed with China mainland tourist & they can be extremely noisy a lot of times. I feel like i am the only Malaysian staying there throughout my 6 days of stay.
The door lock system has a flaw which you need to tap the card once again to close the door when you leave your room. My neighbours did not realised this and kept slamming their doors throughout the day/night of my 6 days stay. Thus sleep quality is poor. Well, you get what you pay for.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2014

This is my first stay in KK, we picked this hotel due to the price, which was good. Overall, the room was ok (triple room), slightly dated interior but still ok. Rooms were not too big but clean and does not have a bad smell (Which is good). Staff serves with a smile, even when they are busy. Dont eat near the hotel, there is better choices just a few minutes away from the hotel (mall, api-api).

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2014

If you are traveling on low budget and don't mind small rooms then this is the hotel for you. My wife and I stayed at this hotel last week for 5 days in total and enjoyed our stay. We did not mind the small rooms as we were out all day. The rooms are tidy, clean and modern. The hotel is situated in the centre of KK and easy access to the shopping and restaurants. It does not have a swimming pool but that was not our concern as we were on a adventure holiday.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Dev1964
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2013 via mobile

This is my second stay at the hotel,the first was in 2010. Stayed in the triple room on the top floor, sea view room. Everything was perfect. Food wise: the taiwanese restaurant nearby is lovely, so is yusof roti canai at api api centre.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Kuching, Malaysia
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2013

We booked a Standard Double room. Room was very small even for us who are very petite in size. However the bathroom and toilet was quite spacious. Bed was comfy enough. Hair dryer and free Wi-Fi provided. Room was very clean, which is a plus.
Not a bad place to stay if you do not mind the size of the room. After all we are out visiting tourist attractions for the whole day and only come back to shower and rest.
Good location as it is right in the heart of KK. Restaurants/coffee shops are within walking distance. Airport is just minutes away by car/taxi.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Roselyn777
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Alice Springs, Australia
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Its just another high raised building in the city.
Nothing special to talk about really, apart from it being good location to local amenities.
Room was small and very cramped especially with 2 off us and both our backpacks.
Had a good shower though!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ay L
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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74 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2013 via mobile

Eventhough I live in Kota Kinabalu, we sometimes stay at local hotels just for fun. We booked a double room n I was surprised to see the room was really cramped! The bed was placed next to the wall (no space even an inch) and the other side of the bed is the only space u have to walk around (abt 1 foot width). The space of the bedroom then was partitioned by a wall which was the bathroom. Then a small corridor from the door to the bed (abt 1metre). I've stayed in so many hotels before n this was the smallest one. I could barely sleep because I could not stand small space. The rate was also not up to the standard of the room. Other inns (below the rank of the hotel) offer cheaper rate n bigger room. It's just the location is good. U can go to popular places like Gaya Steet within walking distance (8min).

Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu
Address: No. 1 Jalan Singgah Mata, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
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Hotel Class:3 star — Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu 3*
Number of rooms: 275
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