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Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu
Ranked #11 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Reviewed 3 May 2014

I found this hotel perfectly acceptable as a solo female traveller - especially for the price you're paying! I found it to be well located about 10-15 mins walk from the water front. I stayed a total of 4 nights in two different rooms - both were clean and in working order (admittedly when travelling my room is just a bed and bathroom though). The breakfast provided included everything I could want (I especially appreciated the egg station), so I'm not sure what any previous poor comments regarding breakfast relate to. If you have to check out early, they were more than happy to put together a breakfast box - simple, but it did the job. I didn't have any problems with the wifi in my room nor in the common areas. It is very close to the mosque though, so the morning and evening call to prayer is quite loud. As long as you're prepared for that, I think you'll be fine.
I'd happily stay here again.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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DreamtelKotaKinabalu, General Manager at Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014

Kopivosian from Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu!

Thank you very much for taking the time to let know your feedback. We were very happy to now that you had enjoyed your stay with us and especially our breakfast spread (and the egg station!), thank you for your encouragement!

We would love to welcome you back if you ever head this way again.

Kotohuadan.

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Reviewed 28 April 2014

We visited Kota Kinabalu for a stay at one of the resorts, but had a couple of days before we started, and wanted to stay somewhere a bit cheaper. The Dreamtel was absolutely perfect for this.

Our room was clean and nice (although the aircon could have been more efficient!), the service was great, even with a late arrival from our flight, the location was perfect, the breakfast had a great variety. We really could not have asked for more for the price we paid.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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DreamtelKotaKinabalu, General Manager at Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014

Kopivosian from Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu!

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and it was good to know that you had enjoyed your stay. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know your feedback both for encouragement and improvement.

We would love to welcome you back if you are making a trip to KK again soon.

Kotohuadan.

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Reviewed 28 April 2014

I like this hotel. It feels new. Rooms were clean, though a bit small. The breakfast is okay. The location is not bad. It’s a few streets down from the main action, but didn’t feel safe. And if you are not going to spend any time in the room, this is a great place for a cheaper rate then some of the other places. I stayed at the Klagan hotel (one of the higher ranked budget hotels) a few other days and was not as good.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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DreamtelKotaKinabalu, General Manager at Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014

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Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to let us know that you had enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you will come back and stay with us if you ever visit KK again.

Kotohuadan.

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Reviewed 27 April 2014

Nice hotel close to the city of Kota Kinabalu. Walking distant to everything in town including buses, restaurants and markets. Good personal service. Nice view over the town (from 8th floor).
The WiFi works fine! Thank you!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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DreamtelKotaKinabalu, General Manager at Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014

Kopivosian from Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu!

Thank you for staying with us and it was our pleasure to have served you. We hope you will come back some day to visit us again.

Kotohuadan.

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Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

Excellent accommodation! Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfast has a large variety and also additional staff on hand to make your custom omelet. Tea , coffee and fresh juice. Rooms clean/modern! Air com works very well. They also have a helpful travel agent on hand to assist with day trips ect. Location-everything within 5-10 min walking distance.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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DreamtelKotaKinabalu, General Manager at Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014

Kopivosian from Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu!

Thank you very much for your kind feedback and we were so glad to know that you had enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you will come back and visit us again soon.

Kotohuadan.

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Reviewed 25 April 2014

Its a newly built hotel. We took a triple room and it was exactly what we needed. The room looks the same as the pictures we've seen on tripadvisor. The price is very reasonable. It has all the amenities we could ask for. Very clean rooms which was the most important consideration for us. In many reviews that we read about hotels in Kinabalu they said that beds were not comfortable. This is not the case here. The bed was very comfortable. Breakfast was good. It was a mix of malaysian and western. I'm vegetarian and was able to many things, so thats a good thing here. The location is great. Very close to many eating places and a market.

Room Tip: We took a room on the 9th floor. IT was quiet and wifi was good.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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DreamtelKotaKinabalu, General Manager at Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014

Kopivosian from Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu!

Thank you for staying with us and we were delighted to know that you had enjoyed your stay with us and that our service met with your expectation. We appreciate your encouragement very much and will strive to improve further on our service standard in order to serve our guests better.

Please do let us know should you make a trip to KK again in the future and we would love to welcome you back.

Kotohuadan.

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Reviewed 21 April 2014

the rooms are clean and the location of the hotel is about 4 blocks away from the waterfront and 1 block away from the jalan gaya.
staff was friendly and they have city maps at the reception. the receptionists are not a lot of help if you are looking for something in perticular, the doof man could help us every time though. :)
and the tourist information at jalan gaya can help you to book tours etc. the receptionists didn't.
beakfast ist good too, fruits, toasts, different freshly made eggs, and asian style breakfast ist available.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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DreamtelKotaKinabalu, General Manager at Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014

Kopivosian from Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu!

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to let us know your feedback. We sincerely apologise that we were unable to assist you to the fullest extend on tour-booking but we do work closely with a few tour operators who provide attractive tour packages and refer them directly to the guests. Nevertheless, we hope you had a great time exploring in KK.

Thank you once again for your constructive comments.

Kotohuadan.

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Address: 5 Jalan Padang, Kota Kinabalu 88000, 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 ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #11 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: £29 - £40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu 3.5*
Number of rooms: 160
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Step into Dreamtel and be captivated by the friendly charm of our service associates. Situated in the historical part of Kota Kinabalu, the hotel is just within walking distance to Padang Merdeka, the Atkinson Clock Tower and the Malaysia Monument. The hotel is also minutes away from the central district of food, shopping, nightlife, business and everything downtown Kota Kinabalu has to offer. With 160 guestrooms, we have a wide selection of room types in our hotel to suit varying guest requirements including Twin, Double and Triple. Whether you are travelling for business or on holidays with friends and family, we have just the room for you. Dreamtel Cafe is a 120-seat restaurant that combines international flavours as well as local cuisine. From formal board meetings to casual corporate affairs and special events, Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu has the appropriate venue for all your event needs. ... more   less 
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