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“Clean Small Room with No Window”

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Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu
Ranked #19 of 91 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Clean Small Room with No Window”
Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

The room is very clean, new furniture. Clean toilet. Very small in size. Modern design and good interior set up, so you won't feel the room is that 'small'. Buffet breakfast was decent, but same menu every morning. We stayed 3 nights, our last breakfast became boring... wish they could have change some of the food..

Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

cheap,clean & comfortable for backpakers.the room was fine,quite small & bed is very comfy.this type of room is only for one who didn't care about spaces & maintenance. for the price just don't expect too much of it.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

Very blasé staff I must say....good location, tiny rooms if you don't go for the upper floor..no complimentary water other than in the rooms in the upper floor.they did have a water fountain station but it was broken during our entire stay. Clean rooms, good left baggage service. Lastly, don't waste money on the buffet breakfast... It is beyond passable.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

Located nearby the city centre, there's a lot of food stalls nearby. If you're on Halal foods, there's also some nearby.

We stayed for 1 night in the double-single bed room without window. Cleanliness is good, except the toilet have no cleaning hose which I think is necessary.

Location: 4/5
Friendly staffs:3/5
Cleanliness: 4/5
Value: 3/5

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

The hotel room rates are attractive and we do not expect much out of it. First of the location is good, 10mins walk to Filipino market, 5mins walk to palm square shopping center, and just beside hotel there were plenty of head chopping seafood restaurant and cheap eateries. 15mins walk to Jalan Gaya which is happening during sunday morning.

Hotel is small, new and clean. Staff are friendly and attentive. Rooms are small (a standard CItitel), but it was expected. Things we don't like is we were arranged to room without window, although slightly bigger but we dislike that. And the sound proofing of room is terrible, we could hear the slam of door and some inconsiderate patrons talking late at night and early in the morning. Particularly those door slamming, works better than alarm clock...

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

The hotel was very nice and clean, better than what I had expected. The room was superb with a very nice bathroom. The staff very very helpful. The hotel is very near the seafood restaurant called Welcome Seafood Restaurant so we just walked there. The staff even helped us rent bicycles for us to ride around town.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

I am here for family trips. First impressions upon check in, quick, flexible, friendly staff. Pass.
Then come to room, I quite shocked with the size. Barely a step gap between the bed and the wall . Did i choose the wrong hotel? will my parents feel comfortable. These come into my heads. But for the price that I have paid for. I shall not have too high expectations. Clean, comfort bedding, spacious toilet room, have safe to secure valuable item, hair dryer. It has everything. More than enough.
Then i started to walk around hotel. I can see plenty of restaurants (all walking distance). i like fook yan a lot, good place for breakfast (just right next to the hotel) . Centre point, a shopping mall just across the street. For the strategic location, I conveniently reach Filipino market on feet (10-15min).
I started to feel i made the right choice of staying at cititel express when I slowly discover more gems on my own.
I will definitely come back here. Will book a bigger room if coming with family members again.
I left the hotel with a satisfying heart. Hence it is depend on what you want. :)

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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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
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu 3*
Number of rooms: 275
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