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“Excellent value for money in good location” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Shangri-La Kota Kinabalu

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Hotel Shangri-La Kota Kinabalu
Ranked #13 of 91 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent value for money in good location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

We enjoyed our stay at this hotel. Lot of good restaurants were available nearby. Sunday market is also walkable. Good breakfast and swimming pool. Love to stay again

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank msrinivas
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2012

After 2d1n in the mountain, to be back in the city is a kind of feeling that undefinable.

The hotel is not great compare to many other availabled, but for the $$ we paid is good enough to give a 4 star. And it has wifi available all floors.

Walking distance to the seafood paradise, shopping malls and local market. We have BBQ seafood for local price in the local market, taste good!

An issue, we have to cross a busy road to go shopping or eating, and it is danger with small children.

When we walking back to hotel late at night, it a little too dark for single or ladies traveller. If I am with my family or children, I will not stay at the hotel. Rather spend a little more $$ for safety.

The breakfast is normal, others foods price as like any hotel. So, it better to eat out.

To stay cheap, it a great place. Walking distance to all tourist places.

  • Stayed March 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CPTanz
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kuala lumpur
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26 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2011

Eventhough it's situated at the edge of city centre but the hotel gives the most comfortable room in KK. The price range is very affordable and meet the quality of all the services a hotel should provide. A nice and comfy bed attached with a clean bath tub. The cafe provide a wide range of food at affordable price.

Room Tip: Be sure to request for city view room otherwise you'll only have a view of jungle and hill.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank suffian
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PJ
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2011

The hotel is actually on par for a 3 stars range. However, unfortunately the first time having noisy & annoying teenage neighbours going in & out of the room, ringing bell, knocking door, banging door & speak & laugh out loud few times a night is a minus for the environment.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Chewsinsin
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UK
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75 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2011

We visited the Hotel Shangri-la during June 2011 as part of a two week holiday. We did not actually book this hotel as it just came as part of an eco-tours safari package. The first thing I must add is that you must not confuse this hotel with the 5 star Shangri-la chain as this hotel just bears the same name. Our experiences of the hotel were as follows:


Positives
The hotel was clean enough

Negatives
A VERY budget hotel – There were far better hotels available in the local area
The room was facing a huge heating vent that droned loudly all day and night
The room stunk of cigarette smoke
The hotel was full of young budget travellers
The breakfast was poor and the thought of fish porridge still makes me feel ill
The hotel is in a bad location on a main road that takes a good while to cross
The lift was extremely slow and always full
The reception staffs were unfriendly and uninterested

To conclude don’t stay here unless your budget won’t allow an alternative – the cleanliness is the only thing preventing me from giving it a one out of five rating

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Soho_Travellers
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Singapore
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101 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2011

Room was clean and the facailities in good condition. About a 5 min walk to the large Centre Point shopping centre. Breakfast was ok with enough to choose from to please everyones tastes.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sralls
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Prague, Czech Republic
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2011

A very good hotel, clean, nice view, nice staff, good breakfast. After coming a little bit problems at the reception - couldn´t differ a credit and a debet card. A very good location but problems with crossing the street in front of the hotel (traffic)

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank LetnaPraha
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Property: Hotel Shangri-La Kota Kinabalu
Address: Hotel Shangri-La 75 Lorong Bandaran Berjaya, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
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Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 91 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Shangri-La Kota Kinabalu 3*
Number of rooms: 121
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Shangri-La Kota Kinabalu, situated in the heart of business district and entertainment spot offers comfortable yet affordable accommodation with panoramic view of Kota Kinabalu City. Located 10 minutes away from Kota Kinabalu International Airport and is walking distance to an array of restaurants serving sumptuous cuisines such as Japanese, Thai, Chinese, Indian, Malay and Seafood. It's central location makes it easily accessible to all major shopping complexes, Gaya Street Sunday Market, Night Market and Jesselton Point Jetty which provides regular 20 minute boat rides to our famous islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. Our guest rooms are of reasonable size and comes either with double bed or twin bed and standard amenities such as working table, air-condition, minibar fridge, satellite TV, bathtub, hair dryer, free internet access, and ironing board on request. The hotel features a restaurant and bar that serves international food and beverage during breakfast, lunch and dinner with ample free parking space for it's guests. ... more   less 
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