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Sabah Oriental Hotel
Ranked #34 of 91 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
“Basic”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2013

A rather basic hotel. Deluxe rooms are OK, rather old fashioned but generally clean. Certinaly not a sea view however! superior are musty and damp.
Incessant Chinese pop music in the corridors and reception area, which can get quite overwhelming. You need to get a different internet PIN everyday to use wifi, which can be very time consuming to get from front desk. Trying to get two wine glasses delivered to my room was an unbelievalbly difficult task - by the time they arrived, after four phone calls, we had gone to bed!
Breakfast is OK, but it's impossible to get a cup of tea or coffee. Apparently tea and coffee is available from the staff, but i never succeeded.
Price is fair I suppose, food alright, but nothing special.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled on business
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2013

The hotel might be outdated but the price is really cheap (USD50-USD 60) for the kind of facilities being offered:
-Sauna
-Gym
-Swimming Pool
-Buffet Breakfast (Sumptuous with varieties)
-In-room Wifi though limited to ONE password per room
-Room equipped with electrical iron + board
-Bath robe and slippers
-Prayer mat & 'sarong' for the muslims
-Free parking

Room Tip: -Look for non-smoking room type to avoid the ciggy smell -Breakfast time strictly 6.30am-10.30am. S...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2012

We stayed here for one night and enjoyed our stay. This hotel has good facilities with a gym and swimming pool.

We ate at the restaurant a couple of times and the food was very good on both occasions and offers 25% off for hotel guests.

All in all a good value hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2012

This hotel is not as described, it is by no means a 4 star hotel. It is very very dated and the rooms were damp damp damp! We asked to move to a higher floor as that was what we had paid for and were told there was no rooms available, after my husband went to the reception they suddenly offered another room on a higher floor. This room while not being as damp as the first was still of a very poor standard.
Breakfast however was very good with a wide buffet selection, so if your looking for a budget hotel outside the city centre and dont mind damp rooms then this is for you. We found this to be too far away from the centre to walk, there are many other hotel choices which are the same price and better quality in the centre of KK.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2012

This hotel is perfectly adequate for anyone wanting a 3 1/2 star hotel. It is a little out of town, but is quite easy to walk in to all the attractions. There is a shuttle 3 times a day and I found this a nice comfortable hotel to stay at.
There is a basic gym, a pool, ok restaurant and ok service. This is not an expensive hotel by western standards and needs to be judged that way.

Room Tip: Asking for a non smoking room doesn't mean it hasn't been used by a smoker he previous night...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2012

We needed a quiet room to rest for some nights so we chose this hotel as it's not directly in the center.
Room are really spacious but not completely new. All you need is there.
It's a big hotel so it's quiet impersonal but very effecient.
Shuttle is really useful to go to the city center.
Breakfeast is really big. It's only a little bit freezy in the dining room.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2012

We spent just one night in this hotel.
Our room was big and fully functional (the hair dryer was missing).
We did not go to the pool which seems to be ok.
The gym is Not that big but functional.
The breakfast buffet was really good with a lot of choice.

Room Tip: Choose a none smoking room otherwise it can be a nightmare!
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Sabah Oriental Hotel
Address: Lorong Kemajuan, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia (Formerly Beverly Hotel)
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Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 91 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sabah Oriental Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 200
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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