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Sabah Oriental Hotel
Ranked #42 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Reviewed 21 January 2013

It must have been quite a nice hotel about 10 years ago but the time took its tool. The hotel is dark and grim. The quality of air inside the hotel is horrible, a mixture of cigarette smoke and must, even in non smoking rooms.The rooms are generally OK, rather clean and old fashioned. Don't get too excited about rooms with sea view. Our sea view room turned out to overlook a dirty river. We tried to open the windows to air the room but the smell from the river was unbearable. Hotel is alright for few days in between trips but not a destination itself.
It is located quite a walk from the KK centre and quite a walk from convenience shops.Unfortunately, it is not a pleasant walk as you have to follow the main road, with some parts lacking a pavement. But pavements are a general problem in Malaysia so I wasn't particularly surprised.
Breakfast offers a variety of local delicacies mainly.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 13 January 2013

I had booked only for 2 days but i ended up staying 5-6 days. I stayed in a standard room. I came to the hotel at 8 am, i was kindly offered a room to rest although check in time was 2 pm. The room was basic, it had a damp smell. But the view was fantastic, it was facing to the sea side and the river was just below the hotel. However i changed my room on 10 th floor so the view was much better, wifi connection was strong, enough to make skype calls. Cleaning was perfect, the room was a bit aged and it had a damp smell but it was clean. Breakfast was perfect to me. There was both western and far eastern menu, with large selection of bakery.
Location was just ok if you like walking.
Overall my staying was perfect.

Room Tip: Ask a room facing to the sea on 10 th floor.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
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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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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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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  Thank Benpro
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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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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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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
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Ranked #42 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: £28 - £48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sabah Oriental Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 200
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