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“modern room in the rainforest-perfect relaxtion room”

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Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Ranked #4 of 91 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
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New London, Connecticut
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12 reviews
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“modern room in the rainforest-perfect relaxtion room”
Reviewed 3 January 2010

their rooms are very modern the bathroom is very modern.make sure you get the sea view..just amazing.......
service is regular-no one speaks english as rest of the country-but perfect location

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2009

If you would like live in middle of construction and in unprofessionally managed hotel this is good choice.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled on business
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2009

On checking in the staff were very friendly but unfortunately they booked us in to the wrong room because they had run out of the type of room we had originally booked 2 months ahead. We were able to change rooms the following day thankfully. We found the bathtubs in both rooms stained with dirt and the drain was so sluggish that by the time you had finished having a shower you were ankle deep in soapy water. Not impressive at all. The view from the sea view room we had originally booked was superb.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank LondonBuff
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Hampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2009

All the boxes are ticked by this very pleasant and functional hotel but it is not cheap and is part of a big chain so really that is minimum you would expect. I give it 4 out of 5 only because at check in I was upgraded to a sea view room and club access which was the type of gesture that merits an extra one on the scale.
Indeed the sea view would almost have been worth the extra cash as it is a grand vista helped by the large balcony attached to the room.
TV was old and choice of channels rather limited but otherwise good 4 star hotel quality in the room.
Buffet breakfast was decent and the Chinese restaurant a nice place for lunch.
Do not though use the tour desk - they charge 50% more than you can get at one of the agents located just the other side of the shopping centre just by the side - the money changers there also have excellent rates.
Final criticism was the lack of free internet - I detest being charged for internet in this day and age. If you need a surfing fix there are plenty of places with free wi-fi nearby.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled solo
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 September 2009

We arrived at this hotel after an adventure week and we needed to some comfort and chill time.

Check in procedure was efficient and smooth.
The rooms are large with all necessary comforts. Excellent bathrooms and very effective aircon.
All the staff are fantastic, nothing was too much trouble and all staff members work hard to make the guest comfortable. Any problem was solved by personal attention with no fuss. Their service was amongst the best I have ever received and was made even better by the genuine care the staff showed me.
The breakfast buffet is very international with an excellent selection of food. The bread selection was extremely good. The main restaurant serves all sorts of standard fare to a very good standard at reasonable prices. The Chinese Restaurant was excellent, although more expensive, and the table service was amongst the best I have ever received. Drinks are at hotel prices but not too excessive.
The health spa is free to residents but treatments are charged for. The spa and gym is well equipped and looked after by attentive staff. The sauna helped me to have a very restful time.
Check out was smooth and I thought the bill represented excellent value for money.

The rooms are a little tired and need refitting but as this work is in progress I will not let this detract from an excellent stay. The building work should not put anybody of staying in this hotel as it is being carried out very unobtrusively and apart from some scaffolding it is not noticeable.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2009

Just returned from this hotel where we stayed for a few days. We had a wonderful time. as mentioned previously the hotel is being renovated at the moment but I must say you woudl eb unaware of this unless told. there was certainly no inconveninece or noise from the renovation.

We also had large room , Ocean facing , which whilst a little tired decor wise was certainly spotlessly clean and well maintained. Niceties like turn - down and extra bathroom amenities were a nice surprise.

Pool area was great, generally not very usy and servicea round this area could not be faulted. All in all the service at this hotel was excellent. The staff were all warm and welcoming and really could not do enough for us.

Location of the hotel was great, next to a shopping mall for when we were sick of swimming. 15 minutes by boat from the local islands where you can snorkel and dive.

I woudl definately recommend this hotel

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2009

Room was large and well maintained. They are renovating the entire hotel, even though my hotel room doesn't seem like it needs renovation - that's a good sign. Our ocean-facing room was noisy from the busy street below. Service is excellent. Restaurants are quite good. A nice hotel. A 10 minute walk to the ferry terminal with boats to the islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park Very good value if you don't mind the noise.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Property: Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Address: Hyatt Regency Kinabalu Jalan Datuk Salleh Sulong, Kota Kinabalu 88991, 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 Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#1 Spa Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#1 Business Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#5 Romantic Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Hyatt Regency Kinabalu 5*
Number of rooms: 288
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience five-star Sabahan hospitality at Hyatt Regency Kinabalu, the premier choice for business and leisure travellers to Sabah, the Land Below the Wind. This luxury hotel in Sabah is a mere 15 minutes drive from Kota Kinabalu International Airport, offering a central location in the heart of the city close to tourist attractions and stunning views of the famed sunsets in Kota Kinabalu. Unwind in one of our 288 spacious rooms and suites all exquisitely designed with sophisticated comfort in mind plus some of the best views in Kota Kinabalu including those of the sparkling South China Sea or the Kinabalu city surroundings. Dining options at our three Kinabalu restaurants and bars are a food aficionado's delight with some of the best food the city has to offer. Be it a dip in the blue waters of the outdoor pool, a relaxing massage at the Avantang Spa and fitness centre or a party at our Shenanigan's Fun Pub, our Kota Kinabalu hotel in Sabah has it all for you. ... more   less 
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