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“small and smelly room”
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Winner Hotel
Ranked #77 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Reviewed 1 March 2013

Booked for this hotel for a night. But after check-in and went in the room. We were welcome with very unpleasant smell (maybe by the carpet) and the bath room is very dirty. It needs renovation and painting. Location is a bonus for this hotel and breakfast is provided.

Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Amy S
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Reviewed 26 February 2013

The hotel is acceptable. Rooms are clean and staff are willing to help. A disadvantage was the size of rooms. Double rooms were very tiny, and toilets are really small. Free breakfast was served in a short period every morning. It is in the city centre of Kota Kinabalu, so the location is O.K. There was a shopping mall nearby.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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Thank weeburn
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Reviewed 24 January 2013

My partner and I pre-booked a hotel room before our journey to Borneo started.
The hotel is located centrally in Kota Kinabalu, that was one of the reasons we booked it.
We did all sightseeing on foot. The room (superior room with 2 separate beds) was quite small, the bath room even smaller. However, amenities available (complimentary water, tea maker) and facilities working (including free wifi).
During the first two days of our stay, I found clutches of dark hair on the carpet. Not ours, I can assure you!
The breakfast was nothing special: choice between white bread with jam or pancake.
Altogether: pretty basic...

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Brigitte v
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Reviewed 1 November 2012

We (my parents and I) flew into KK late on 24 October 2012. Our pre-arranged transport was waiting for us at the airport & we got to Winner Hotel in good time. Having pre-booked a room (superior double with an extra bed), we expected the room to be ready, but no, they brought us to the room (a pokey room, even with just two twin beds) & proceeded to set up the extra bed. Upon switching on the air-cond. we discovered that it wasn't working, so called reception. The air-cond in the next room worked fine, BUT the extra bed (how could it be called a bed!) - the mattress was as hard as a rock..... it was very thin & lying down, one could feel the springs at the bottom of the bed. I reckon the extra bed must be as old as the hotel! Whatever you do, do not book a room with an extra bed! And it didn't come cheap either - RM198 (with breakfast included). And the glass shower door was in grave danger of falling off its hinges!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank sophiaJohorBahru
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Reviewed 25 October 2012

Winner Hotel in KK was great - easy to walk anywhere in KK - clean and decent rooms - and pretty tasty brekkies (I can recommend the kaya toast!). Beds nice and firm - good hot showers. No complaints at all.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank CarleeBrisbane
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Reviewed 19 September 2012

We stayed there because of the convenient location and value-for-money room with amenities such as complimentary drinking water, hair dryer, tea/coffee making facilities, etc. The hotel looks old from the outside but the interior is okay as the rooms have been refurbished before. The front desk staff were often helpful. The only bother was the housekeeping. One day, they did not replenish the tea/coffee sachets, another day, they forgot the drinking water. And the next day, they did not replenish the body shampoo and soap. The complimentary newspaper did not come as promised. Also, the air-cond was leaking at certain times. The maintenance guy came to do something about it while we were out but I don't think he got rid of the problem.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank LLS0811
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Reviewed 8 February 2012

I often ponder why I keep returning to this hotel. We come to KK for business almost every weekend and the service at the hotel doesn't seem to be very grateful for our custom. The wifi is dismal, rendering the reason for staying here near pointless.

The rooms are okay, the street can be very noisy, though not the hotels fault though. The hotel seems to be reluctant to help with unruly guests and they never seem to be able to fix the wifi or even assure you that it will work in your room. Despite this being the deciding factor in me choosing this hotel, you'd think that they would sort this out. It always seems to work in the lobby though, making us think it's almost certainly a fault they choose to ignore or deliberately cause.

The hotel and staff are average. It's centrally located and I never seem to have trouble finding somewhere to park. I will return, and I will whinge about the wifi situation too.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank darlingink
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Address: Winner Hotel No. 9 & 10 Jalan Pasar Baru | Kampung Air, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #77 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: £17 - £31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Winner Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Winner Hotel, situated in the heart of the Kota Kinabalu city (Sabah, Malaysia), is just a stone's throw away from Centre Point Sabah Shopping Complex, the Night Market and the Central Market. It is 10 minutes' leisure walk to KK Plaza, the latest shopping complex in the city, and to the Sunday Gaya Street Fair. It is also 15 minutes drive from Kota Kinabalu International Airport.204 ... more   less 
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