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  • 10 Best Hotels in Sabah

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    The best hotels in Sabah consist of globally-renowned brands that have been providing excellent amenities and well-appointed guestrooms with unbeatable views for many years. Ranging from five-star resorts surrounded by immaculate beaches to centrally-located hotels, Sabah caters to opposite spectrums of budget levels and preferences.

    Known for its prominent attractions such as Mount Kinabalu – Southeast Asia’s highest peak – and the Kinabalu National Park, Sabah offers more than just a picturesque landscape. This world-famous destination is primarily popular for its jungles as well as its seductive Sipadan coral reefs. The East Malaysian state is home to an interesting native population as well as the elusive orang utan, which can be found at the Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary. Sabah teems with a large variety of accommodation options, so deciding on the best one can be a daunting task. Therefore, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 best Sabah hotels to help you sort out the stars from the run-of-the-mill numbers.

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    1. Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu 4.3/ 5
    2. The Pacific Sutera Hotel 4.2/ 5
    3. Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu 4.0/ 5
    4. Hyatt Regency Kinabalu 4.2/ 5
    5. Horizon Hotel 4.1/ 5
    6. The Magellan Sutera Resort 4.2/ 5
    7. Gaya Island Resort 4.4/ 5
  • Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa comprises of 416 well-appointed guestrooms in the Garden Wing and the new Ocean Wing.The Garden Wing offers 326 rooms and suites.All ground floor rooms have private lanais accessible through verdant gardens while all the upper floor rooms have individual balconies with views of either the lush landscape or the sea, and have a two-level layout with daybed, creating an en-suite feel while the Ocean Wing offers 90 premier rooms with sumptuous floor area up to 90 square meter that comes complete with a private outdoor bathtub on each balcony with sweeping views of the sea. Read More...

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    Gaya Island Resort is located on Pulau Gaya, the largest of a cluster of five islands that form the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, a natural conservation area off the coast of Borneo, close to Kota Kinabalu.Gaya Island Resort has a unique setting: the land is fringed with a golden sandy beach, rocky coastal outcrops, and surrounded by coral reefs.The hilly island landscape is covered with lush tropical rainforest and an abundance of flora and fauna.And to complete this perfect setting, visible in the distance, is the stunning outline of Mount Kinabalu.The guest villa exterior respects Sabahan architecture, uses local materials and blends harmoniously with the natural environment. Read More...

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    Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
    4.4/5 Book Now!

    Just ten minutes from Kota Kinabalu International Airport the resort is set in 25 acres of award-winning gardens along the sweeping bay with a private beach overlooking the islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park.The contemporary rooms have been recently renovated to provide modern luxury and are situated in two separate wings overlooking the mountain or stunning South China Sea.The resorts 2,000 sq.meter pool complete with tapered shoreline, jacuzzi beds and infinity section for adults provides a cool respite from the sun meanwhile the renewed and iconic Sunset Bar offers the perfect spot for catching Borneos breathtaking sunsets. Read More...

    As sensual and exotic as the hibiscus flower that bears its name, Bunga Raya Island Resort is a luxurious jewel set on a coral reef island just off the coast of Borneo.A secluded island hideaway of 47 timbered villas, the resort is tucked away on a hidden bay framed by white sand beach on one side and virgin jungle on the other.Each private villa is rough hewn and terraced into the hillside reflecting simplicity of the Borneo architectural style, blending seamlessly with the comforts for the most sophisticated and discerning luxury traveler.Private balconies offer jaw dropping vistas of the beach and the South China Sea beyond. Read More...

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    The Magellan Sutera Resort
    4.3/5 Book Now!

    All the 454 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites unveil balconies that offer magnificent views of either the carefully manicured gardens or the awe-inspiring beauty of the South China Sea and its occupying islands.The Megellan sutera is part of The Sutera Harbour Resort, with its 27-hole golf course and two Mandara Spas, the harbour, many recreation facilities and luxurious accommodation options is the only hotel Kota Kinabalu has and only hotel Sabah has with this combination of assets, making Sutera Harbour Resort the best resort Kota Kinabalu has to offer and the best resort Sabah has to offer. Read More...

    Grandis Hotel Kota Kinabalu
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    Grandis Hotel
    4.3/5 Book Now!

    Hotel Grandis, located beside Suria Sabah Shopping Mall, offers elegant guestrooms with spectacular views of South China Sea and Tunku Abdul Rahman Park islands.It is also conveniently located within close proximity to popular attractions in Sabah.Kota Kinabalu City Bird Sanctuary is a 5 minute drive from Hotel Grandis while Sabah State Museum and Heritage Village is a 9 minute drive away.Hotel Grandis has 188 beautifully designed rooms that are fitted with airconditioning, complimentary WiFi, flat screen LED television with satellite channels, complimentary drinking water, desk, safety deposit box, ironing facilities, slippers, mini bar, as well as coffee and tea making facilities. Read More...

    Situated in Kota Kinabalu, this hotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Puh Toh Si Chinese Temple and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Likas Stadium.City Mall and City Mosque are also within 3 mi (5 km). Read More...

    4.2/5 Book Now!

    Designed as an oasis for business comfort and luxury, The Pacific Sutera comprises 500 immaculately appointed rooms and suites.Stylish in design and setting, this hotel is idyllically set against the boundless tropical sea and perfectly manicured gardens to provide a sense of unending tranquility and relaxation.The Pacific Sutera is part of The Sutera Harbour Resort, with its 27-hole golf course and two Mandara Spas, the harbour, many recreation facilities and luxurious accommodation options is the only hotel Kota Kinabalu has and only hotel Sabah has with this combination of assets, making Sutera Harbour Resort the best resort Kota Kinabalu has to offer and the best resort Sabah has to offer. Read More...

    4.2/5 Book Now!

    Overlooking the coral islands of the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, Hyatt Regency Kota Kinabalu is situated in a picturesque setting facing the island-studded South China Sea.Only 15 minutes from the Kota Kinabalu International Airport, the hotel sits in the hub of the vibrant business, shopping and entertainment districts of Kinabalu.The property features 288 elegant guestrooms that are replete with the finest comforts.Hyatt Regency offers a wide selection of hotel restaurants that serve various cuisines from western to Chinese, Japanese and Asian.The 24-hour room service allows guests to dine in the comfort of their hotel room. Read More...

    Horizon Hotel Kota Kinabalu
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    Horizon Hotel
    4.1/5 Book Now!

    Inspired Location Set in the heart of the City of Kota Kinabalu within 10 minutes from Kota Kinabalu International Airport and walking distance from the famous Sunday “Tamu” Gaya Street market, tourist attractions, commercial business district, shopping malls, restaurants, night market, bars and entertainment outlets.Be renewed at this urban retreat for both business and leisure travellers alike.We offer WIRELESS HIGH SPEED INTERNET ACCESS.Total Renewal Unwind, connect, dine at our Deco Cafe & Bar or The Asian Restaurant which blends the best of European and Asian cuisines.Stylish Relaxation Rejuvenate your body with a stimulating session in our gym/ swimming pool or surrender to exquisite pampering at the Spa. Read More...


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