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Ming Garden Hotel & Residences
Ranked #18 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Reviewed 29 October 2013

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

Fast check-in. Modern room deco. 24hrs room dining. Room feel is comparable with some international chain. Some reviews complained about noisy tourists but mass influx during peak season is totally understandable. Personally I recommend this hotel for biz travelers. Hope the management will keep up the good work. Syabas!

Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

Very good facilities. Shuttle bus service good. Kind, considerate staff. Even though this hotel caters more for tourist groups, as a couple we felt well cared for. Location is a good distance from both the airport and shopping areas

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

Ming Hotel is located in a strategic location for tourist as it's just a few minutes away from Airasia airport and less than 10 minutes from Kota Kinabalu International Airport. There is also KK Times Square which is very happening at night just across the road, all the popular clubs are gather in that area. Prefect for those who loves club. Room is clean and big. Facilities are okay.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

Room facilities are ok, good for those traveller who just need a room but not for leisure purposes. Breakfast is bad, not much choices. Room service is worse, requested Chinese newspaper for many times but always not available. Requested for porridge for in room dining also not available. Too crowded with china tourists.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

Located on the highway near the airport with nothing else around in terms of food or shops, you are effectively TRAPPED here if you do not wish to venture to the city.
Front office is poorly organised and lack either language or listening skills. Being a tourist group focused hotel, individual travellers get ignored or de-prioritised by the louder tour leaders. This hotel IS NOT RECOMMENDED if you wish a quick check-in or a place to come back to relax after a long day at work.
Food: The breakfast is of poor quality and you have to pay extra for an omelette at the egg station (who does this?). With the tourist groups fanning in and out, eating alone also means your table gets occupied in the 2 minutes you go off to replenish your juice or get more toast. A la carte dinners are a nightmare as the restaurant is buffet-focused. Service staff arbitrarily tell you certain condiments or dishes are unavailable so they don't have to go back to the kitchen (I saw that they have set 3 course dinners but the menus with them mysteriously disappeared when I came back later in the evening - a bit dodgy)
Rooms are new and relatively comfortable. Bathrooms DO NOT have bathtubs but are well-appointed. A common complaint with fellow travellers is that the shower stall doesn't drain properly, so you get a mini bathtub in the first 3 minutes of your shower which is an unpleasant bonus. The room corridors are noisy at all times of the day with different travel groups coming in and out until late at night.
The pool is a nightmare on the weekends with hordes of families and children in the pool. There are limited sunbeds and you will have people circling around you waiting for you to finish your time at the pool or dropping their room keys and belongings around you.
The only true plus point is its proximity to the airport and at the end of my 1 night stay, I would safely say I could not get out of there fast enough.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

Stayed one night for work related travels. Overall the hotel is average. A lot of tour groups staying at this hotel, so breakfast was pretty crowded. The choice of food was pretty limited for such a big group of people.
Staff were friendly and helpful when I asked for assistance. Hotel is clean and new. There is a frosted glass between the hotel room & the shower area, thought that was interesting. The driveway into the hotel is quite weird, you have to make a big round to the entrance and its confusing as there is a hotel entrance and an service apartment entrance.

So overall, I would say it is okay.

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Additional Information about Ming Garden Hotel & Residences

Address: Lorong Mangga | Jalan Costal, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: £46 - £98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ming Garden Hotel & Residences 4*
Number of rooms: 600
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ming Garden Hotel & Residences welcomes you with warm Sabahan hospitality. Situated near the junction of several thoroughfares, our strategic location along the Coastal Highway allows fast access to Kota Kinabalu's central business, commercial and places of interest. Located within minutes from the airport, main bus terminal and jetty, this hotel is indeed the ideal choice of accommodation for business and leisure. ... more   less 
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