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“OK But Not Central”

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KK Times Square Hotel
Ranked #39 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“OK But Not Central”
Reviewed 10 February 2014

KK Times Square is a self contained modern development but you will need to use taxis (note: KK drivers are off-meter ) or take a good 20 minute walk to reach downtown.
A busy Chinese New Year meant my hotel choices 1 thru' 5 were fully booked so I plumped for KKTS.
It was clean, value for money, rooms were ever so slightly showing their age in a not so old development. Facilities are limited as are views and there is construction work ongoing.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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100 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2014

Having to go outside to take the elevator was something to get used to, the rooms seem old yet the are is new....how did they manage that one?? the restaurants in the area benefit as there is no other places close by and the ones there are not that great.....overall....average......

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Ampang
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135 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2013

Location
20 minutes from the airport
10 minutes drive from major shopping malls and KK hotspots
the square is currently under development. hence, there is nothing much here at night for nightlife. there are pubs which open till 2-3am and ktv which closes quite late. also make sure u eat sufficiently before coming back to the hotel.

Facilities:
Very basic
Mamak restaurant downstairs.
24 hours convenient store inside the square.

Service
Very accommodating
Check in & out process quite fast
Reception and housekeeping staff are friendly and pretty :)
ask the receptionist to call for taxi (then get the cab's phone number to ease your movement).

Room
very basic with sofa.
very basic toilet amenities
separate shower and toilet
room is spacious - can fit around 4-6 pax
toilet is spacious - can fit around 4 pax at a time

Sleeping quality
Satisfying

Overall experience
Satisfied

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2013 via mobile

We stayed here last year and it was my husband who booked this hotel at my surprise. Eventhough we live only 5min drive away, we sometimes stay at hotel for fun. Personally, I don't really like the area. It's near to the city centre but then u need to have ur own transportation to move around as there was no taxi around. There are clubs nearby but a little difficult to find a restaurant withing walking distance. Transportation is important if u stay here. When we stayed there, the air con was broke n it was quite hot that night. The interior does not really impressed me. It's just an average room

Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

They are few hotels in KK time square but I personally like this one the most.
I stayed here twice and the first time (August 2012) I stayed in a standard room and it was very small, the interior looks a bit old, then decided to stay again this year due to the price it's pretty valuable, and got myself a bigger room which was the deluxe king. It was way bigger then the previous room I stayed and it was pretty clean and quality of the interior was good! Exceeded my expectation than my precious stay.

Overall, receptionist were alright and the room are always ready (I think the housekeeping do a pretty good job on that) however the location were a bit inconvenient, there are not much restaurants around. I think it's okay for a short stay.

I would definetely cme back again

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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MY
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117 reviews
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Reviewed 25 April 2013

Stayed in this hotel back in year 2010 but did not write any review about the hotel until now... Frankly, I had an awful stay in this hotel which I'd never forget. The hotel is located within city centre but it is not so convenient if you don't have your own transport. I did not enjoy my stay in this hotel mainly because the room was so dirty - there were ants found in the room! The housekeeper did not clean the room properly and she was even lazy to change the bedsheet as I could tell it was the same bedsheet from the dirty stain left on it! There was this very rude and brainless front office male manager - luckily I've forgotten his name. He was very unprofessional and failed to deliver good customer service. Anyways, my stay with this hotel was a nightmare and I definitely wouldn't recommend to anyone!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 21 February 2013

Stayed over for a night for a business trip. Room was alright, comfortable and wi-fi was available. There's nightlife around this KK Times Square area. However, getting around is a concern as it is quite out of the way from the city area and having a vehicle is a necessity. Else, the stay was just alright.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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Property: KK Times Square Hotel
Address: Block C-16-G, Signature Office KK Times Square | Off Coastal Highway, Kota Kinabalu 88100, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — KK Times Square Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
KK Times Square Hotel offers a business boutique style hotel, which is a modern & contemporary designed with the essence of true Sabahan hospitality, Our hotel, from the courteous and friendly staffs, right up to the rooms that spell practically and comfort ability is our theme. The aim of the hotel is to redefine the expectation of the guests. The convenient location of the hotel also means that one is never too far away from the center of the city shopping districts. In addition of that the hotel also provides free parking space including basement parking and 24 hours security guard & CCTV security control. ... more   less 
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