Stayed here for just one night with my wife. We had spent the previous two nights on a resort and needed to be close to town so we could be picked up in the early morning for a grueling trek up Mount Kota Kinabalu.
The hotel was right in the middle of all the shops and restaurants, so location and convenience was A+. We were on one of the middle levels so could not hear any noise from the hustle and bustle of the streets below. The check-in was smooth and the lifts were a short walk away from the reception. The lobby was clean and modern, although the giant horse lamp was a little strange!
Our room was straightforward enough but very clean and modern and more than enough. Unfortunately the window faced the mountain, and not the sea, and overlooked some of the back streets and main road, although it was our fault we didn't want to pay for sea views, not the hotel's. Having said that, I did enjoy staring out for ten minutes, watching life move about and the traffic weave around the tight-ish back roads amongst the low-rise shops.
As we had an early start the next morning with the hiking company's shuttle bus scheduled to pick us up at 7.30am, we had a quick but pleasant enough buffet breakfast in the hotel's dining room. Although the hotel seemed designed more for business travelers, keen on no-nonsense surrounds and service, the breakfast was nice enough.
For the money we paid, this was excellent value and we couldn't have been happier.
- 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 And Spa
- Horizon Hotel Kota Kinabalu