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Kinabalu Daya Hotel
Ranked #54 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Reviewed 27 August 2010

The breakfast was quite nice, rooms and clean and spacy, but that's it. There are places in town for better value, because it is compared to other hotels a sort of expensive. The internet is just working with cable in the room, but WIFI in the lobby.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 August 2010

I stayed here recently as part of the Exodus Family Tour of Borneo. The hotel was just what you'd expect from a Best Western -clean, spacious room with tea & coffee making facilities, TV, hairdryer, iron and ironing board. Our room had a double bed and a single bed.
The breakfast was good with cereal, toast, Maylasian hot breakfast and Western hot breakfast. The waffles were good so were the freshly made scrambled eggs.
The hotel is in a good location for walking around KK although there isn't really much to see, it is a small city.
Having eaten rice and noodles for a fortnight we enjoyed the pizza and pasta at Little Italy, a restaurant on the corner of the street.

  • Stayed: August 2010
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Reviewed 16 August 2010

i just came back from a 3D/2N leisure stay with my friends in Kota Kinabalu. We chose to stay in Best Western Daya Hotel Kota Kinabalu because of the reasonable cost and strategic location. We arrived slightly earlier than the check-in time, hence we were not able to enter the room first. However, we were able to deposit our luggage at the lobby first while we toured around the city area. When we came back by around 5pm to enter our room, we found our luggage were not properly stored but left exposed at the lobby area. Yet, we need to wait for another 15 min to confirm whether we can enter our rooms already or not. We have booked for 2 non-smoking rooms with one extra bed. The staff are kind enough to arrange our rooms adjacent to one another even though we actually request for connecting rooms. Our rooms were located on the 4th floor, which is a non-smoking floor. But one of our rooms smelt of cigarette smokes so badly. Despite the ventilation fan, the smell just wont go away. N the staff gave us extra bed but without extra towel, drinking water and extra pillow. We need to call for 3 times to have all these extra things delivered to us. The second day, we went out for island hopping at Sapi island and Mamutik island. When we came back to our room, we found out there was no room service carried out in our rooms. When we called the service counter to query them on the absence of room service, we were again told for a shocking news. The counter recorded our hotel stay for only one night instead of 2 nights. With so many mistakes they made, I would not want to stay in this hotel anymore in my future KK trip. The only good thing is the staff's carelessness may save you some money, cos they may " forget" to charge you for the extra bed.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 August 2010

"Though there's no window, the room is clean and the facilities are well-kept. The hallway is too narrow as well as the elevator. Breakfast is simple but okay. Videoke bar is great and the staff are courteous and not so inquisitive. T'was a good stay and I would still love to stay there when I go back to Kota Kinabalu."

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 2 August 2010

Kota Kinabalu is really small. This hotel is smack in the center. Be warned though that it is not up to the quality of the other Best Westerns in other countries. Kota Kinabalu is a province after all.

Breakfast in the hotel is just ok. Not too many choices.

There is a convenience store and a taxi stand beside the hotel so the location is convenient for those who want to tour around.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 July 2010

we stayed in best western kinabalu daya for a day last Jan 2010. we came from another hotel and we needed a hotel in the city center 1 day before our flight out.

we got the family room with 3 beds. beds and sheets were nice and clean. however, elevator is a bit too small for luggage and the room, even if non-smoking, smelled like cigarettes.

room has ample storage but the bathroom door is not good since it's translucent, you can make out the silhouette of the person inside the toilet and bath.

breakfast is not too good, a bit too limited in choices and the breakfast area is a bit too cramped. we liked the free drink at the bar downstairs, however, it's a nice welcome touch.

location is ok, it's near the little italy pizza place that had great reviews. it's also right across a (bit too dated) mall. but when it comes to cleanliness, i think they could have done better. there were pencil marks on the walls. it seems like the rooms were newly renovated and yet the shades werent working properly and there were a few shoemarks here and there.

if you absolutely need a place near the airport for a family of 4 (and you want to have spacious beds) then this is an ok place. other than that, it might be better looking for another hotel.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 June 2010

If you want a cheap hotel in downtown Kota Kinabalu then you may find this hotel good for you as it is near to all the happenings in the city. I believe that some of the rooms in this hotel has no windows (lower level rooms) so specifically note in your booking that you want a room with window. The room and toilet are clean so I am happy with my stay. You might want to skip breakfast as I found it to be unappetizing.

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Address: Kinabalu Daya Hotel Jalan Pantai | Lot 3 & 4 Block 9, Jalan Pantai, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia (Formerly BEST WESTERN Kinabalu Daya Hotel)
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #54 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: £23 - £52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kinabalu Daya Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 135
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