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“Great rooms at a reasonable price with extremely helpful staff”
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Hotel Eden54
Ranked #3 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
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Perth, Australia
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11 reviews
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“Great rooms at a reasonable price with extremely helpful staff”
Reviewed 25 May 2011

I stayed here for several nights in May 2011 with my husband. The hotel is in a good location, only a 10 minute walk to most of the main waterside markets, bars and restaurants. The rooms are of a high standard especially in view of the quite reasonable rates.
We changed rooms between a "Studio" room and a "Compact D with window" during our stay. There is a small difference in cost (approx 20RM). For that you get a king-sized bed instead of a queen and the room has an armchair. Otherwise, there is no real difference.
The reception staff are extremely helpful. Ling-Ling helped organise taxis and day-trips with a high level of efficiency. The hotel does not have a restaurant but there are a number of cafes/restaurants nearby and a supermarket just next door.
I would recommend this hotel to visitors to Kota Kinabalu who are looking for good rooms at a price that won't break the budget.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 May 2011

A lovely hotel in the heart of Kota Kinabalu. It is a basic hotel, but has everything you need with well above average service. Rooms have flat screen tvs, cold air conditioning, and most importantly - a comfortable bed. Highly reccomend this place to stay.

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Reviewed 22 May 2011

Before making a reservation we had read all the good reviews on Hotel Eden54. After having stayed there we can only agree that this is an excellent hotel. Originally, we had booked for two nights but, due to changed flight schedule, we could only stay for one. We have to come back and this is the place to stay.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2011

We stayed for 1 night before climbing mt kinabalu. The rooms were of a good standard and the service fantastic - we were given some good tips and recommendations for shopping and massage. We wanted to stay another night when we returned from the climb but they were fully booked. However, They booked an alternative hotel for us and even drove us there! Very impressive!

  • Stayed May 2011
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 19 May 2011

The service at Eden54 was amazing. The staff were fantasic and were professional and extremely helpful. They had cheap and efficient laundry service. Close to resaurants and tourist attractions. Parking isn't very good around the hotel. The hot water service wasn't the best, but the rooms were good. The size of the rooms varied. They had fridges for communial use. Tasteful Decor. Great price for the rooms expecially with the service that the staff provided.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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Paris
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2011

We have stayed in Eden 54 from 20.03.2011 to 24.03.2011 during our 3 weeks trip to West and East Malaysia. Kota Kinabalu was the last city we visited before flying home. The city is a good starting point for all kinds of activities in Borneo - be it mountain hiking, jungle trekking or scuba diving. A flight to Sandakan and the Sepilok Orang Utan reserve takes only 40 minutes and is a good idea.

The infrastrucure of Kota Kinabalu leaves not a lot to wish for with all the food, markets and all the shopping you'll need. People are laid back and friendly - and the doctor's are open 24h if you need one.

Hotel Eden 54 is a boutique-style hotel, interiour reduced to the necessary and inspired by the fashion of boutique hotels that can be found in Europe (but much cheaper!). The hotel is situated only 15 min by taxi from the airport – and in walking distance of several shopping centers.

We were welcomed by the owners who run the hotel with professionalism and a real spirit of service. We immediately felt at home here!

Eden 54 is the ideal stop for a couple of days or as a basis for exploring the environments. Free wifi, facilities to print out your next flight ticket and the nice rooms are just everything you need. There is no breakfast - but then, breakfast in a hotel would be a waste in Kota Kinabalu, where you have a tremendous choice of foodcourts and street food. We recommend a stroll down the road for some Roti Canai with Tarig tea - delicious.

Whenever you need an advise or help, you can count on the hotel staff to be right there - we have rarely met such friendly and helpful people, even in Malaysia.

So look no further when in Kota Kinabalu - just tell the taxi driver at the airport "Eden 54" and they will say "good choice"! What better reputation can a hotel have ?

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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Munich, Germany
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50 reviews
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Reviewed 10 May 2011

Eden54 is roughly a 15 minutes drive from Kota Kinabalu airport. The hotel is within walking distance to some restaurants, shopping malls and a supermarket, which came in handy to buy some food and drinks for our hike up Mt. Kinabalu on the following day. Our room was small but clean; not great for a longer holiday but just perfect and great value for staying a night before or after moving on to the national park or other sights. The staff was very helpful in pointing out where to find a place to buy gloves and they also stored our luggage (even though we did not move into the hotel again after our hike) during the following two days when we were climbing up the mountain. The hotel also offers a common dining area including a fridge where personal food can be stored free of charge.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Eden54
Address: 54 Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Eden54 2.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Eden54 is a budget boutique hotel located in the city center of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, near major shopping malls, banks, supermarket, restaurants, tourism offices and jetty to Labuan and other famous islands in Sabah. ... more   less 
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