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“Great location, so-so service.”

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KK Waterfront Hotel
Ranked #55 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Sri Aman, Malaysia
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great location, so-so service.”
Reviewed 15 March 2014

Pros:
1. Strategic location. City attractions are within walking distance.
2. Decent room and comfortable beds.

Cons:
1. Slow service. Have to wait for 1 hour before our room was ready.
2. Not sound proof. You can hear all the activities outside at the corridor.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 January 2014

Agreed with a lot of the reviewer that it has good location. Simple & reasonable hotel but not sound proof. Stayed there in December and we can hear kids crying, running from room to room and door banging, which is annoying. However the bed is surprising comfortable. The bathroom hardware is rather "shaky" like turning on the taps, while the flash needs a bit of "muscle" to press down. There was a leak in the toilet but since we didn't stay for long, we ignore the problem.
This is a no frills hotel, so what with that, I would rate it 3 stars.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2014

Yup! The location is right smack in front of the waterfront. There's a Starbuck right infront of the lobby. A lot of shopping nearby too. Its a simple hotel... what would you expect from a (quite) cheap hotel. At least there's free wifi...
I got a room with the view of the waterfront... nice! Try to avoid the rooms without windows... u get the picture...

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Ed S
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2013

great location, within walking distance to most eateries & shopping complexes. room was okay. very clean & had basic amenities for comfort. front desk staff were friendly & helpful. don't take the room on the ground floor though, very noisy.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

Oh my God !! In KK waterfront now. I just read a review by a guy about cockroaches in room 211 and I am in the exact room now. Yes. I saw a baby cockroach outside the room just now. The walkway to the room smells mushy. There's people staying here like they are here on "short-term" I.e. Bang and Go type of people

The room smells. The wifi works. There's no mini bar in the room. Lighting seems inadequate. I will be checking out tomorrow after arriving today and don't think I want to put up an additional night here.

Yup.. Location good but still... Is that going to be the only factor to choose this hotel ???

Good luck to those staying here...

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 October 2013 via mobile

I was travel here to attend a wedding dinner. But I had a nightmare staying at this suck hotel. I made 3 complaint to reception,the room 211 had few cockroach and then change me to room 212. This room is dust everywhere. And they change to me to room 311, this even worst cos it got huge smell coming in to the room and time of 5am. And they said is mosquito fogging from the building. The management said can't do anything of it. So have no choice and made a police report.

Stayed October 2013
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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2013

we stayed here for single nights when passing through KK, the staff were always very helpful, helping us arrange car hire, storing excess baggage etc..
very clean (new) and comfortable.
just a couple of minutes away from the seafront

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Matthew C
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Property: KK Waterfront Hotel
Address: Jalan Puri Warisan, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #55 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — KK Waterfront Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 44
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