Stayed here 2 nights. Room was ok, nothing special (don't expect any kind of view), but fairly clean. There's a frosted glass partition between bathroom and bedroom so if you go to the loo in the night and your partner is sensitive to light they might get woken up when you turn on the bathroom light. Staff seem inexperienced and have trouble understanding what is required so everything seems to take a while to explain (which is fine seeing as though English might not be their first language and we don't speak Malay- the problem was more that they'd say yes to understanding something but then not deliver what was requested because they'd not understood clearly- it's always better to ask again if not sure!) Location is probably the worst aspect of this place- it's not walking distance to KK town centre, and it's next to a pretty deprived shanty settlement so it's potentially not very safe to walk even if you wanted to. There's a free shuttle service provided by the hotel to transport you to town but it only runs once per hour. If you get a taxi, and the driver knows you're a tourist, be prepared to be ripped off (RM40 for a taxi from KK town centre to the hotel is a total rip off but we couldn't be bothered to argue). We didn't eat breakfast so can't comment on the food. We used the gym once which was ok, it's got a decent range of equipment although some of it is not in the best shape and needed maintenance.
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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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