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“New and clean, good sized rooms” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Oceania Hotel
Ranked #22 of 91 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Helsinki, Finland
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100 reviews
78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“New and clean, good sized rooms”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013

The hotel is quite good, the standard rooms are of good size, airy and clean. The bed was also good. They had quite a lot of problems with the wifi network authentication which they eventually solved.

KK is not very walkable city and Oceania is somewhat removed from downtown. It takes about 15-20 mins to walk there. Traffic is quite heavy, the sidewalks are narrow or sometimes they do exist. (Actually this does not have anything to do with the hotel but be warned - very different if you are coming from Kuching).

Breakfast which was included in the room price was quite ok. Just remember to order eggs, waffles or pancakes from a waitress. These are included in the breakfast but they do not advertise it. The same is true for marmalade and butter with your toast.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank JVi_Helsinki
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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66 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013

Rooms were decent sized, clean, comfortable and tastefully furnished. The bed and pillows were comfortable. Rooms were cleaned daily. The room corridors were wide and well lit.
It is not the best of locations but the city is not very large and it is about a 15 minute walk to the city centre.
If you drive, parking during the day will be an issue as there is very limited parking space due to the commercial activities around the hotel. I didn't book the breakfast option but the restaurant adjoining the hotel serves a basic local and western buffet for RM15++ per person which is very good value.
The free wifi and great room rate were the main reasons why I chose the hotel. However the wifi was patch at best and the hotel had their contractors in house trying to sort out the problem when I was there. Staff were friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: About half the rooms face the building at the back so there is no privacy and no view. The other hal...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Stevie-MYS
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2013

Frankly it is a very nice hotel at a good price, everything in this hotel is new and staff are helpful.
We stayed for 3 nights in July in room 404 (top floor). Everything was fine at the first night but not that good in second and third night. There is a function room next to room 404 and it is very noisy when people come in & out of that room. The hotel should do something to deal with this problem like making the sound isolation better.
There is no problem to get to the city center as there is shuttle buses provided and the town is pretty small actually. It takes only 10 mins walk to city center and another 15 mins to the pier.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Lawrence T
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Montreal, Canada
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26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2013

Size of the room is great. It's clean and it has everything you would expect from a major hotel chain in North America. Its a bit far from downtown and from the jetty. It's a good 20 minutes walk to get to downtown and over 30 minutes to walk to the jetty. The walk is feasible but you have to walk on the sidewalk of a main and noisy boulevard at first. The hotel does has free shuttle. Otherwise it's around 15 ringgits with a taxi.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michel J
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Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

The building design is impressive, friendly staff, great restaurant with delicious seafood and most importantly it's new, clean and comfortable!!! Ive read that some people had been complaining bout the wifi problem, but surprisingly I don't have that problem. I think it depends on which level you are staying, if you're close or far from the router.
Overall, everything is great. Unfortunately, the only downside of the hotel is the location as it is quite isolated. But they do provide transportation services so I think it's great that the hotel thought of our needs. So i would still highly recommend this hotel when visiting kk. I, personally will definitely go back.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Vcems
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China
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2013

Stay there for 5 nights with my friend.

The hotel is new and clean, helpful staff, breakfast and lunch are both inexpensive and tasty.
However, the wifi was constantly on stike. Also, the shuttle bus operates every 2 hours, for a hotel located inb such remote location you would expect more frequent shuttle services.

Overall, a good experience with them, should they improved the wifi and shuttle service, it would've been perfect. I would still recommend it.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Summer T
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Pune, India
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15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2013

We had a very comfortable stay at Oceania. The hotel staff was helpful. The rooms were clean and had decent facilities. The rates are cheap as compared to the comfortable stay we had. It is not too far from the main jetty point Jessleton, Hotel provides a shuttle for the transit.
The Shuttle to-fro from airport would be more useful.
The main attraction from the hotel for me was its restaurant 'Catch 22'. It is best for its seafood. As they mention their staff as Talent, there is no denying there.
The breakfast spread was awesome and also the a la carte dinner was superlative.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Priya_Traveller
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Property: Oceania Hotel
Address: Lot 60-64, Sadong Jaya, Sabah 5 Jalan Ikan Juara, Kota Kinabalu 88100, Malaysia
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Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 91 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Oceania Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 70
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