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Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai
Ranked #12 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Brynmawr, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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“lovely hotel with fantastic facilities”
Reviewed 26 January 2013

this hotel feels like a royal palace, when u arrive staff make sure they know your name and make sure each day they see u they enquire about your day and if there anything they can do to help in any way to make your holiday better. facilities great loads of restaurants gym beach swimming pool etc.
only drawback it is 45 minutes from kota kinabalu but this was not an issue for us as there was a shuttle into town various times of day at a reasonable rate.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 January 2013

Good room and view, clean and tidy. Beach was very relaxed and chilled. Food was bobbins and dear, mostly catered for chinese and not very exciting even for them. customer service was not the best, staff not very helpfull. Quite isolated location and taxi service was dear, they want to make you stay on the resort and just eat there, but its expensive and plain. All in all resort is bland and boring, ok for relaxing on classic beach and doing nothing but we prefer more variation than this.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Guri, South Korea
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 386 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2013

CYC(2010)+G
It was calm place and good to rest. The buffet was very delicious and the room was clean. The thing impressed was the calm sound of wave. The good thing was that the ocean was near the hotel. Although it was far from the city, if you want to enjoy Kota kinabalu, the place far from the city is good.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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South Australia
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Unfortunately all the prior negative reviews are spot on. Stayed in 2 bedroom villa, which was quite good but starting to deteriorate. Main resort is some distance away and a shambles, no basic maintenance, furniture upgrades at all, very old and tired. Beach was not cleaned, empty bottles etc washed up daily. Staff are excellent but lack guidance and structure, no visible management, i.e western F&B Managers supervising, lots of nil menu / drink items, it appears as though the resort is run on a shoestring, when I enquired about ownership I was informed it was Chinese. Golf course scenic but greens pretty ordinary, mixed grasses.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 January 2013

We have stayed here on several occasions but our recent trip proved to be the worst experience. We booked 2 units of the 2 bedroom spa suite. The suite has a kitchen and was equipped with an induction stove. However, came dinnertime and as we prepared to cook our meal, the cooker was not functioning. Reception informed us that guests are not allowed to cook. When asked why they provided the stove in the first place, they answered simply, "hotel policy. We will send u a microwave".

There were no bath towels provided and we had to call room service for it. Tv in master bedroom could not receive cable channels. No towel rack at balcony to dry wet towels. No hotel staff at the pool, no pool towels provided.

Breakfast at Lanai was good. Good food selection. However they need to upgrade their high chair. For a 5 star resort, i was shocked to be offered a tattered rattan chair to put my baby in. Many trainee waitresses. I understand that they may be new and nervous, but in the service business i believe you should always have a smile on your face and a tidy appearance.

We also found the shuttle bus drivers to be reckless and rude on the road. They may be driving on a private road but road safety and rules applies regardless.

Overall not a good experience.

  • Stayed December 2012
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6 Thank bedede
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2013

We had 7 nights at the nexus. Nice maintained golf course, hotel definitely needs a lift. Threadbare towels, with holes in them. Breakfast not really suited for westerners. Seafood platter for 2, couldn't eat the king prawns or the crab as the flesh was like paste, cooked while still frozen or overcooked and mussels were cold. If you compare hotel and what it offers, Bali 5 star hotels are 200% better. Shopping same as Bali. Staff once they got to know you were great.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2013 via mobile

Location has a great potential but value for money is really poor!! Staff friendly, bed comfortable, breakfest so-so, but hotel needs serious renovation!
Drinks in the bar are unashamedly expencive, suggest to review pricing policy.
Flexibility of the stuff is to be improved
For me the stay was disappointing

  • Stayed January 2013
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Additional Information about Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai

Property: Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai
Address: Nexus Resort Karambunai 100 Jalan Sepangar Bay, Kota Kinabalu 88993, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#5 Spa Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#8 Luxury Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai 4.5*
Number of rooms: 479
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nexus Resort Karambunai is set within 3,335 acres of unique & unspoiled beauty. ... more   less 
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