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“Good location but room was a bit skanky” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Le Hotel Kota Kinabalu

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Le Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Ranked #77 of 91 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Bristol, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good location but room was a bit skanky”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2013 via mobile

Great location, good air con, free wifi, hot shower, nice staff and free bottles of water.

On the downside the room was pretty skanky and probably overpriced. The room wasn't cleaned with stains on bedding and towels. Hairs on the floor and wall paper coming off.

It does NOT look like the pictures and the lonely planet's advice is nonsense.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank bertpalmer
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Newcastle, Australia
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35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2013

So many good reasons not to stay here! I'll be brief:

-Room was terrible. cracks, mould, holes, no fulshing toilet...
-property is up a staircase in a shopping centre, and you won't get help with anything
-Corridors smell of cigarettes and something else bad
-staff are friendly but not helpful or useful
-walls and windows are paper thin. you will not sleep.
-Hotel is overcharging for the product delivered.

There are some seriously good options in town for less money than you will pay here.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Mick M
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Antwerp
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2012 via mobile

It's a rip off!
First of all, they're using the confusion of "Le Meridien" and "Le Hotel" on Google! When you type in "Le Meridien" on Google, you get a web link that's named "Le Meridien" but the actual link is to the booking page of "Le Hotel"! So we unknowingly booked this one in stead of Le Meridien. Then when we actually arrived, the friendly but barely English speaking receptionist checked us in. We immediately knew something had gone wrong. A cleaning lady on bare feet showed us to our room, he couldn't even open the door because the lock was so poorly working! We walked in the "Super Delux" room which we smaller than a shoe box!(and I'm from Europe, I know small hotel rooms) on top of that there was still hair left on the bathroom floor, the sheets looked anything but clean, the lock wa dangling off the door, the window was thinner than a sheet of paper ad there were cracks, missing paint and strange gue on the bathroom door. We literally RAN out of there and booked a room at Eden 54. Better side of town with great room and impeccable service, FOR THE SAME PRICE!!! I think the owners of this "hotel" should be ashamed of themselves and I feel for anyone staying there in the future...

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kellsey
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Bacolod City
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18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2012

Saw this hotel while strolling around the waterfront and looking for a hotel to stay. Upon seeing the hotel I was already hesitant to get in but the only thing that convinced me was the location. Scary stairs going up because to "secluded". So I wasn't expecting much from this hotel. The lobby was at the 3rd floor as it was posted in the elevator. The receptionist is nice and accommodating and they presented as a big room that could accommodate the four of us. It's the family room with sea view and they let us see the room first before booking it, and it was way better than i expected it to be. The price is right so we booked it and because we just really need to have a nice place to sleep during night as we will go on tour the whole day.

The room is nice because it is overlooking the waterfront, the beds are okay, but the beddings are a little bit dirty. The room's carpet has an iron marked but we didn't mind. The bathroom is small. The towels provided are old. There are smoking and non-smoking rooms available.

The hotel is ideally located at the waterfront, beside the Le Meridien Hotel and the Center Point Mall. The hotel is part of a shop building so downstairs are different shops.

It's an okay hotel, not that nice, not that pricey, okay for comfort sleep. Good location.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Phoebskie
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Ampang, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2012

I went to vacation on October 2012. Weekend and no hotel available anymore. So i had to choose this hotel. The hotel is not worth money. No well kept. Lift is broken. And actually you will share the same building with shoplots. The only thing good is the location.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Chucky R
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Kuala lumpur
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2012

Seems to be more for long term and the rooms were not well kept. Stayed for 2nights . Good location right in city center. Opposite the famous waterfront which was great for four dinners. Staff was friendly at all times.

Room Tip: Good for short trips , not really for families with children
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank Bluetravel262
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Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
Level Contributor
74 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2012

Arrive at hotel building but no SIGNBOARD guide where the lobby is. No concierge or security at the building.. walking scary in the dark lane while searching for the lobby which is actually located at third floor of the building while I had to carry 3 large bag myself all the way to the lift.

Service at front counter ok.. staff friendly.

Room Tip: If you are overnight or connecting at KK, this is a good choice as located at Warisan Square, near P...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Kennyahm
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Additional Information about Le Hotel Kota Kinabalu

Property: Le Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Address: Warison Square, Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens | Lot 15-16, 3rd Floor, Block B, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #77 of 91 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Le Hotel Kota Kinabalu 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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