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“Great Hotel, very convenient, modern roms and great value for money!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu

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Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
Ranked #5 of 91 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
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78 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Great Hotel, very convenient, modern roms and great value for money!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2009

Stayed one night here after arriving from Singapore, before heading to ShangriLa Rasa Ria resort. It was a good decision - it was just 15 mins from airport, in the heart of the city. Shopping centers are all around the hotel, as well as affordable eateries of all kinds.
Rooms are modern, clean, huge and new. Bathrooms are large.
Service of hotel staff cannot be faulted.
Excellent view of the waterfront from some rooms and part of the hotel.
Pool is adequate for a city hotel. Gym has good facilities
Highly recommended hotel.
Good value for money.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with family
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2009

Have just returned from a 2 night stay at Le Meridien, Kota Kinabalu. I would recommend Le Meridien to anyone wanting to stay in KK.
You could spend one day sitting watching all the comings and goingsfrom the bedroom window.
We found the food very good, the service delightful and all in all very good value.
We will certainly return there.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2009

A wonderful 1 night stay after the hard trip up and down Mt Kinabalu. Coming back from many hours of rain, we checked in to a white, clean and perfect room on the 7th floor overlooking the harbour. Watching the sunset from the bed, we were fare away from the hardships of that morning when we 3am were heading up the cold mountin up to 4000m.

Stayed October 2009, travelled with friends
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Manila
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2009

We checked in late (8PM) after our flight was delayed to find out our assigned room was not yet ready. We managed to get an upgrade to a suite since we insisted on a non-smoking room. The 1 bedroom suite was very spacious, although in need of a bit of maintenance/updating. The bedroom had a great view of the water and the location of the hotel was perfect, directly behind the market and next to the shopping area. Bathroom was very spacious. Front desk staff were very pleasant.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bristol, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2009

My partner and I stayed here for five nights. Our room was huge with a sea view, it was very comftable and clean and just as important peaceful! The breakfast was incredible as the varity is endless, we didn't know where to start. The staff are also very helpful. A brilliant place to stay for relaxation!!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rharri
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Hannover, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2009

We stayed at the Le Meridien for five nights. We paid $100/night and felt it was money well spent. The hotel is located on the main coast road in the very centre of the town, close to the entertainment boulevard, the shops and restaurants. The room/bathroom was well appointed, spacious, modern and spotless. We had a FREE broadband connection and DVD player as well, great for the little fellow. The pool and other leisure facilities were excellent and the hotel has a bar, with a great happy hour and live music. When we arrived, I thought we were going to have a problem with the check in, as OPODO had not sent confirmation of our pre paid reservation. I was impressed by the reassurances I was given at reception. They then phoned Opodo directly to confirm the details of the booking and had us in the room with in twenty minutes.
We didn't use the restaurants but the buffet breakfast was extensive, the food is geared more to Asians, no pork of course.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Manila
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2009

My husband and I chose to stay in the Deluxe Seaview room of Le Meridien for one night in early November, as the perfect base before going on an island hopping trip the following day and thereafter transferring to Shangrila Rasa Ria. The location of the hotel is EXCELLENT, right smack dab in the middle of everything. We walked to the nearby malls, eateries, markets, waterfront and even the jetty for the boat trips to the TARP islands. As many reviewers have already mentioned, Le Meridien's strongest suit is its central location.

The room itself was great, with an awesome view of the sea and the market below. While the room did not have WIFI, it did have free internet connection which guests with laptops could use. I specifically requested for a non-smoking room on a high floor and these requests were all given to us without a hitch. It was my husband's birthday and the hotel staff were nice enough to give him a complimentary birthday cake, which was really delicious!

We availed of the prepaid package on the hotel's website which offered the best rates. The package did not include the buffet breakfast, but upon check-in, we were offered discounted breakfast vouchers which we happily purchased. The breakfast spread was more than adequate and the individual Bodum coffee presses given to each table were a nice touch.

We checked out of Le Meridien early to go island hopping, so we requested the concierge to keep our luggage until we returned in the afternoon. We appreciated the fact that when we returned, we were not only allowed to use the fitness center locker rooms on the 2nd floor to shower and freshen up, the concierge even helped us make arrangements for the shuttle service to Shangrila Rasa Ria.

The only reason why I did not give this hotel a perfect rating is that in my honest opinion, I felt that the hotel, like most big hotel chains, lacked soul. Service was efficient albeit quite impersonal, which was a far cry from our experience at the Shangrila Rasa Ria. All in all, we had a very pleasant stay in Le Meridien and we would not hesitate to recommend this good value hotel to others.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
Address: Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens | Sinsuran, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#4 Romantic Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#5 Business Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#6 Family Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu 5*
Number of rooms: 306
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu embraces the aesthetic and eclectic beauty of Sabah while showcasing superb views of the city, Mount Kinabalu, and the South China Sea. Located in downtown Kota Kinabalu, and within easy walking distance of local attractions, the commercial district, and retail and entertainment facilities, the hotel provides easy access to some of Malaysia’s finest beaches and golf courses. ... more   less 
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