The hotel in itself was nice, we were upgraded to some sort of suite on the 10th floor which was very spacious, good as it had a mini kitchen etc (though no utensils at all - that would have been useful!)
The real downside is the location - it was pretty difficult to walk into the centre due to the need to cross the 6 lane road just outside the door - we did this anyway but it wasn't particularly easy OR safe to navigate! I found it incredibly frustrating that the mall across the road was impossible to get to on foot! However, taxis are cheap and plentiful. Don't bother with the shuttle bus as it just seemed to be full every time we tried to book!
Food and drinks were fine in the restaurants downstairs and the staff were friendly and kind especially the doormen & bar staff.
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- 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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