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“Good location with heaps of great eateries around” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Eminent Hotel
Ranked #32 of 91 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good location with heaps of great eateries around”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

Stayed there over Christmas, and was very satisfied with the overall experience.. Location is pretty good, very close to the airport, and not too far from the city (they provide a transportation for a fee). The rooms were well-maintained and the staff were very friendly and helpful. What I didn't expect was the quality of the restaurants literally next door to the hotel, namely i-Lotus for its fantastic seafood, and Grillz Kitchen if you miss some Western cuisine. The only issues I had with the place was the absence of a fridge in the room and the lack of pillow choices (I like mine as soft as possible), but I assume these might be rectified as the hotel matures .Overall I had a great stay for the price and would definitely recommend to anyone who might be heading to KK.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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EminentHotel, Manager at Eminent Hotel, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
Dear Esplin14

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and are pleased to advise that we now have softer replacement pillows for guests who prefer them.

We hope to welcome you again at Eminent Hotel.

The Management
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

Just opened recently so everything is new. Location is out of town so for a tourist, this might not be right since public transportation in KK is not great. Staff are pleasant. Took a superior king room. Comfortable bed. Just a room with a sofa and for this type of hotel, it is good. Long term, I have no idea if they could maintain the pleasant and clean ambience. Great wifi too. Restaurant next to it which is acclaimed for its food by the locals. My only gripe is that astro channels was advertised as available but it wasn't.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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EminentHotel, Manager at Eminent Hotel, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
Dear chrisj28

Thank you very much for your review. We are pleased to advise that we now have shuttle services available for our guests, making it easier to access the city from our location. We apologise that the Astro TV channels were unavailable during your stay. We confirm that all rooms now have selected Astro TV channels for the enjoyment of our guests.

Thank you and we hope to welcome you again at Eminent Hotel.

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Property: Eminent Hotel
Address: Lot 32 Ground Floor, Block D | Kepayan Point, Jalan Penampang By-Pass, Kota Kinabalu 88200, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 91 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Eminent Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 112
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a new hotel with 112 rooms, strategically located along the highway of Penampang By-Pass Road, Kota Kinabalu, 10 -15 minutes from the airport. We provide quality bedding, selected Astro TV channels, tea and coffee making facilities, free Internet WiFi access and easy access to several nearby restaurants and shops. ... more   less 
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