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KK Suites Hotel
Ranked #30 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
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“Cheap hotel”
Reviewed 2 February 2012

This hotel room was pretty cheap. The hotel is in a good location. The rooms are small but I knew that from previous reviews on here. The bed was comfortable, but there was some noise during the night from upstairs and some road noise. The room was clean but a bit tired looking. The staff were helpful, although we couldn't find anyone at reception when we wanted to check out which was a bit inconvenient. The room deposit was quite large compared to some of the other hotels we stayed in, but they did tell us about it when we booked and returned it with no problem at check out.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2012

We were recommended this hotel by the Lonely Planet’s 'top choice' Hotel Eden 54 that couldn’t accommodate us, and it was a great find.
Rooms are quite small but not at all cramped for a couple with two massive rucksacks and daypacks. They are stylishly decorated, modern and minimal, with the bird theme art on a feature wall tastefully done.
The bed was incredibly comfy with quality crisp white linen - a pleasant surprise.
The whole place was spotless.
Very efficient, quiet A/C.
There’s not really anywhere other than your room to hang out in - reception is sparse and functional and rooms are all accessed by a small lift.
Reception staff were friendly and helpful, but their English was surprisingly limited, so don’t count on them for anything more than the basics.
Only very minor gripe was that there was a kettle and mugs in the room teasing us without any tea or coffee (they were for sale!). There was a complementary bottle of water though.
Perfect location a short walk to restaurants, nightlife, night market and bus station - a rare combination of handy that offers a peaceful night’s sleep.
We actually reserved the room through Hotel Eden and seemed to get a preferential rate to the one advertised in the window, so might be worth trying that.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2011

Perfect for what we wanted. It is clean and cozy, nothing fancy. We were out all day, so all we wanted was a place to sleep and rest. There is a restaurant right beside it were we had kopi tarik every morning (coffee) and it is in a perfect location for walking everywhere. The pirce is very cheap and affordable. Only negative would be very small rooms, but we really couldn?t care less about that!

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2011

small but deemed sufficient for me and my wife. Provided the basics. Great location.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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101 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2011

This bird-themed hotel has rooms fit for a sparrow, but definitely not raptor-sized! It had a very comfortable comforter - nice and soft - and the bed was a good one. Our room overlooked Gaya Street, where you can get a "birds-eye" view of the Sunday Market - yet sound-proofed enough where the noise didn't wake us up, which was a surprise.

As others have said, the plumbing isn't quite right. The toilet in our room (104), when flushed, took almost 2 hours to fill. When we told the staff, they said that we needed to jiggle it. It wasn't that it was running, it was just refilling a drop at a time. But that was the only real problem there. The shower (despite the door, the floor still got soaked) had good enough pressure and temperature, and the in-room safe (sparrow-sized) was good. Housekeeping did a nice job and the room was kept clean during our 3-night stay.

They were running a special for October and our double-bed room was 100 RM/night, which seemed like a good value for this area. We liked the bird-theme. We'd stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Manila
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Reviewed 30 September 2011

No frills no problem! Sarangova is the perfect hotel for our IT!
We arrived KK at around 6 in the evening, and were scheduled to head to Kinabalu Park the following morning. Our thoughts were to just look for a decent hotel with comfortable beds and a reliable A/C to ensure us of a blissful slumber. We’re very much happy to have come across Sarangnova.
The room we got was clean and decent, fairly small for a triple room but nonetheless big enough for me, my wife, and 3yo son. Beds were comfortable, A/C was strong enough, and we had no problem with the bathroom whatsoever. For RM160 a night, I actually don’t have anything bad to say about it.
The receptionist and staff were friendly and casual, they didn’t have any uniform but that’s ok. They were all polite and helpful and that’s what really matters.
The best thing about the hotel is its location. It’s located in a friendly and quiet neighborhood, along Jalan Gaya. It’s a 5 minutes walk to the Atkinsons Clock Tower, and about 10 minutes to the Hyatt Hotel waterfront. It also only takes about 8-10minutes by taxi to get to the city center (night market area). The hotel does not offer breakfast or room service, but that’s not a problem since Jalan gaya has a string of eateries along its street which, pretty much like the hotel, are mostly cheap clean and simple. We enjoyed Bah Kut Teh for dinner, and Nasi Lemak and Curry for brunch. MMMM-MMMMMMM.
All in all it’s all but a simple decent and relatively new hotel. For the rate that we got, I don't have anything negative to say about it… The rooms did its purpose and made us happy campers.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Arusha, Tanzania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2011

The rooms are small and even though they are mostly clean they are nothing special - definitely not as nice as shown on the website. The beds are comfortable and the shower good, but there is no space in the bathroom to put your toiletries and the towels are really small.
Location is good - right in the centre of town in Jalan Gaya (great Sunday morning market).
The receptionist was efficient but not very friendly and the lobby smelt of cigarette smoke.
Overall, an average hotel in a good location.

Room Tip: We stayed in a twin room (207) which is bigger than a double but still not that spacious.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: KK Suites Hotel
Address: 98-100 Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia (Formerly Sarangnova Hotel)
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #30 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — KK Suites Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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