Stayed here for 1 night in their Deluxe room. Wasn't too sure what to expect as we usually stick with chains we are familiar with in Malaysia, but was very pleasantly surprised! Calling it a boutique hotel would be the most accurate. We loved the decor, delightfully quirky starting from the lobby with its large standing horse sculpture all the way to its rooms. Style is reminiscent of the many boutique hotels in Hong Kong and Taipei. The room wasn't big, but very comfortable. All amenities provided for including free wired internet. View from our window was splendid (ocean view) only slightly marred by the fact that 1/3 of it was blocked by a neighbouring building. Our room had a small table with little cushions which are provided for sitting, Japanese style. Bathroom had a round wooden bathtub, which was rather fun.
If you need the pool, there is one, but it's small. Gym is similarly small, but with the essential treadmill and stationary bike. No free weights though. We tried the bakery and were satisfied with their pastries and baked items. Breakfast was the usual buffet spread, quality was average.
Right outside the hotel is the 'chinatown'. The seafront is around 15-20min slow walk away. All in all, very convenient location. Service levels were average, nothing that stood out. Everyone we interacted with were professional, but all with rather stern unsmiling faces, which was odd.
The only other thing unusual thing to mention in passing, is that the hotel logo reminds me of the biohazard sign. Not an association to be desired I'm sure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking the city with sea views, featuring branded 42/50" Plasma TV, restorative rain showers, comfortable beds, free high speed internet access and all the extra touches that will make your stay memorable. Our thoughtfully designed modern spacious and luxurious rooms promise a restful stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Horizon Hotel Kota Kinabalu
- Horizon Hotel And Spa