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“Superb service, great value”
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Oceania Hotel
Ranked #22 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Reviewed 30 December 2013

10 mins by car from city centre, but the hotel provides regular shuttle services into the city. Friendly hotel personnel providing great information around the area. Nicely decorated hotel rooms. Given their rates, it would be difficult to find a hotel with better value in KK.

Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank Zhou L
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

We stayed at the Oceania hotel in December 2013 for a couple of days. Overall, our experience was good. Staff were friendly and polite. Rooms were clean and well-maintained and certainly roomy enough. Wifi was spotty and slow. The bed was hard as a rock and uncomfortable. A/C worked just fine.

The restaurant, Catch 22, was the worst part about the stay. Only a few things on their menu were actually available - most weren't. Very little seasoning was used - most dishes lacked even salt. One dish we had two days in a row. The first day it was 1/3 the amount of food as on the second day, which had many other ingredients added. And we were charged the same price both days. I understand that restaurants run out of things, but this was far beyond that. It was as if they kept only a few things in stock and if they ran out, oh well who cares. It was also overpriced for what we got. But we ate there anyway for convenience sake. If you can, eat elsewhere.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank LMAshton
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

This hotel is quite new so you will not find a nicer looking hotel for 50 USD per night in KK. The rooms are small but they are really clean and have a good layout and great 'underwater' art : ) the shower is a rain shower and the tiles are a gorgeous aqua colour. The water pressure is good, everything was in working order. My room was cleaned everyday. the service was good and friendly as well. the Staff speak english well ( which is not the case everywhere in Borneo ) and they are really helpful. If you are traveling on a budget then look no further.

In terms of food and restaurants, it is limited around here but the hotel provides a free shuttle into the city so its still convenient to stay here and its worth if for the price and friendly service.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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2  Thank TheLydster
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

Kota is a backpackers paradise so good, clean hotels at low prices were not easy to find. The Oceania was great in all these areas. Being relatively new it had clean well appointed rooms with decent size. The staff was also very helpful and attentive in booking us excursions, hiring a car for us while we were in and around Sabah as well as bringing us anything we needed to our rooms like a hairdryer and additional water. Location is pretty good as well it is a 10 minute to the waterfront where you can find a plethora of restaurants and about 15 minutes to CenterPointe mall. If you are not on a backpackers budget and are looking for a moderately priced clean place to stay this is a good choice.

Room Tip: Upgrade to one of the superior rooms for a bit more space and a bigger bed.
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank AlicesAdventures13
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

New hotel, well fitted out, large rooms, comfortable furnishings.

Kept very clean. Staff fairly helpful, some more friendly than others.

Pretty good breakfast selection, worth paying a tiny bit more to get it included in rate.

Location not great, can't walk to anything and need to take taxis, which are particularly expensive in KK. The room we were in had no view - looked straight into neighbouring building.

Rooms don't seem to be very well insulated for noise and we heard our neighbours' tv quite a bit - though it did seem incredibly loud.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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4  Thank Particuliere
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

This is a new hotel with clean, comfortable and individually styled rooms. The rooms we had were bright and airy with good ocean themed decor. The best thing about the hotel, however, are the really helpful and efficient staff, especially Miss Betty. Betty helped us plan trips, arrange transport and get good deals on the places we visited. She also helped me retrieve my phone charger from another hotel, and the hotel driver popped me over there to pick it up! The hotel is a few minutes drive from the centre of town, but it's easy to book on the hotel shuttle bus to get dropped off and picked up. It's the little things that give them the edge, like posting our postcards for us on the day we left when we couldn't find a postbox. A big thank you to Oceania Hotel - a lovely place to stay.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank Cherry B
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Reviewed 12 October 2013 via mobile

A relatively good city hotel if you are not looking for one with complete amenities.

The rooms are clean with wifi access, bathrooms are properly equipped, clean and brightly lit.

The only thing that this hotel didn't have was the usual room service, but they work with their hotel restaurant where they send up the staff to take order from you from their menu and deliver the order to you. No local food - only seafood but I like the Japanese Fish Burger with Seaweed that I ordered!

The hotel also provides free shuttle service to and from the nearby two big shopping malls in the heart of the city.

Overall - money worth spent!

Stayed: October 2013
4  Thank 785valeriey
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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
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
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Ranked #22 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: £23 - £42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Oceania Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 70
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