Hotels in Kota Kinabalu City feature contemporary guestrooms and facilities with fast access to Kota Kinabalus central business, commercial and places of interest. Located halfway up Sabah’s western seaboard, first impressions of Kota Kinabalu are of densely packed blocks of concrete structures, but the city has genuinely friendly residents and its proximity to a clutch of islands makes it simply hard to resist.
You’ll be hard pressed to avoid Kota Kinabalu on a trip to Sabah and if truth be told, you shouldn’t – this city has a surprising array of not-to-be-missed sightseeing attractions. Noteworthy are the bustling street markets, traditional Malay villages and the State Museum but Kota Kinabalu’s true highlight is the offshore Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, whose five unspoilt islands are just 10 minutes away by speedboat. Kota Kinabalu City hotels are plentiful, offering no-frills backpackers inns, charming mid-range establishments and five-star luxury ventures.