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“Alright for a Budget Hotel”
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Oceania Hotel
Ranked #24 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Reviewed 29 August 2014

We stayed two nights here, and the experience was mixed. But on the whole, considering the fact it is a budget hotel, I guess it was OK.

The positives: The room was reasonably spacious and comfortable. It was also clean and the hotel looks relatively new, so things work well in general. Location is about 3 minutes’ drive to the city centre during the less busy times. Service is alright—pretty clinical, nothing fantastic. Breakfast is adequate.

The negatives: Slightly dodgy neighbourhood. Parking can be a pain, especially on weekdays—the hotel does not have its own parking, and guests have to compete for the public parking spaces, and pay for parking. Thanks to the frustrating traffic in this city, the three minutes drive to the city centre can easily turn into 30 minutes during the busy periods. This is made worse by the fact that this neighbourhood is only accessible by two side roads which can get extremely congested. Also, there were quite a few guests from China when we were there, so it got pretty noisy at times, and we also had to be sure we went for breakfast early to avoid eating food that is contaminated by unhygienic handling (literally “handling”!).

On the whole, for folks on a budget, this is a good enough place to sleep and shower in. Just get your expectations right.

Room Tip: Request to be on a floor without the people from China.
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

I will choose this hotel again when i travel to kinabalu. The room very clean, the staff was very helpful. I can do early checked in for free. Although they not have a free shuttle to airport. The room is standard. The breakfast only a few dishes. Vut there are so many foods aka kopi tiam around the hotel that we can reach only a few steps. To suriah mall we need 5 to 10 min driving.they have free shuttle to reach malls. Only 3 min driving to reach jesselton...so many seafood we can found around jesselton at night.

  • Stayed: August 2014
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

This hotel is new, the lobby and rooms are clean, the facility are very new. But the floor of the room is dirty, and we were woke up in the morning 5AM, because of the next room's door have the sound like alarm. For continue 35 mins, call the hotel to solve the problem, don't know why. That's really a disaster! And also the location is not good , far away from the downtown, although the hotel have the shuttle bus, but you need book for the bus as there are only 8 seats, and they don't allow us to bring the luggage to the bus. Overall, although it's a new holt with a good price, I will not stay here next time.

  • Stayed: August 2014
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2  Thank Hellen S
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

We stayed just one night at the Oceania Hotel, which we chose as it is quite near to the airport and we had an early flight the following day. It's quite a sleek modern hotel with a large room (we had a Deluxe room) and a great shower.

There is nothing we can fault with the hotel itself: it was fine for just the one night. However it is not in the nicest part of KK: the canal is polluted, there is hardly anyone around (perhaps it is more of a business area?) and it is not just a quick walk to the centre. Although it was a Saturday night, we really struggled to find somewhere for dinner: nearly everywhere (and there weren't that many restaurants to begin with) was closed so that we ended up eating in a casino around the corner, which was ok but not what we had set out to find.

The hotel does offer a free shuttle bus service into the city centre so we would definitely have used this if we were staying longer for better dinner choices and a nicer atmosphere.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

This hotel is good for a pitstop in your holiday. It is near the airport and you could arrange a pick-up at the airport (35 RM). There is a fine breakfast. The rooms are clean with a modern bathroom. In the room we had tea and coffee facilities (very handy if you have instand noodles with you with a late check in). The hotel has good wifi.
If you want to explore the city this hotel is not in the centre. But I believe the hotel has a shuttle bus to bring you to the centre. Otherwise a taxi (teksi) is not expensive.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Mel3000
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Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

The room is comfort & nice design, however, the toiletry provided by the hotel need to be improve e.g. please provide the hair dryer and the others basic toiletries such as comb & dental kit. Since the hotel fee was not cheap, therefore, the toiletry provided by the hotel must be standardized with it. By the way, I like the design of the bathroom. It was simple & clean.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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2  Thank SiobhanLui
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

Nice new hotel with good size bed and bathroom. Check in and out very efficient with friendly helpful staff. The hotel is outside of the town and although walkable in the heat is not practice as takes circa 15 mins. The hotel provide a free shuttle service with hourly drop off in town in the morning and several choices for evening pick up and takes around 5 mins max. We used in the morning but took taxi back which was always 15RM.
The only area we thought needed improving was the breakfast which although we had paid for with our room was very basic and not to our taste, that said this is a good value for money hotel.

Room Tip: We paid for a room with no view and was fine for our needs as out all day.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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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 #24 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: £25 - £48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Oceania Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 70
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