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  • 10 Best Hotels in Sabah

    Sabah Most Popular Hotels

    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

    Gaya Island
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    4.4/5

    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...

    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

    Downtown Kota Kinabalu
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    4.3/5

    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...

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    Grandis Hotel

    Downtown Kota Kinabalu
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    4.3/5

    Grandis was named after Ascidieria Grandis (Eria Grandis), an endemic orchid found on Mount Kinabalu, Sabah.Malaysia.The Eria Grandis is one more than 700 orchid species that have been recorded in Mount Kinabalu, but it is one of the most common.These orchids have numerous small, pale pink flowers and grow up to 14 inches tall.Hotel Grandis is a local business hotel in Sabah.With continuous development and effort in tourism industry in Sabah, there is an expanding in Grandis Resort offering a range of different brands for tourists in order to cater various market demands. Read More...

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    Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

    Downtown Kota Kinabalu
    Great
    4.2/5

    Hyatt Regency Kinabalu is centrally located in Kota Kinabalu city, with views of the South China Sea.Just a 15 minute drive from Kota Kinabalu International Airport and the Low Cost Carrier Terminal 2, the hotel also features four restaurants and a bar.Local attractions like the Gaya Street Sunday Market, the KK Waterfront Esplanade and the jump off point to the nearby islands of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine are all within 10 minutes walking distance from the hotel.The North Borneo Train station is about 3 miles from the hotel.Rooms in Hyatt Regency Kinabalu are all spacious with modern décor, air-conditioned, with large walk-in shower stalls and toilets. Read More...

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    The Pacific Sutera Hotel

    Downtown Kota Kinabalu
    Great
    4.2/5

    Located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, the exclusive Sutera Harbour Resort offers an experience of unrivalled luxury and indulgence.The resort has two hotels: the business-styled Pacific Sutera and the resort-styled Magellan Sutera, each offering a slightly different atmosphere.A combination of 2 luxuriously designed hotels, this 956-room resort and country club features first class facilities covering a vast 384 acres.Here, you will find the Graham Marsh designed 27-hole championship golf course and 104-berth marina.In addition, there are two Mandara Spas and a host of dining and recreational facilities. Read More...

    When you stay at Avangio Hotel Kota Kinabalu Managed By Accor, you'll be 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Likas Stadium and 4.8 mi (7.8 km) from Sabah State Mosque.Guests can indulge in massages and enjoy international cuisine at Mercato, which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.There are 3 bars/lounges and a fitness center, and rooms at this upscale hotel offer 24-hour room service and minibars. Read More...

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    Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu

    Downtown Kota Kinabalu
    Great
    4.1/5

    Inspire the mind.Engage the senses.Discover renewed passion for life at Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu.Embracing the eclectic beauty of Sabah Borneo while showcasing superb views of the city, Mount Kinabalu, and South China Sea, Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu is located at the heart of the city’s vibrant retail and entertainment districts.Conveniently located within short walking distance of the business and commercial districts and major local attractions, we provide easy access to some of East Malaysia’s finest beaches and golf courses.The Kota Kinabalu International Airport and Low Cost Carrier Terminal T2, with direct connectivity to several major Asian capitals, is approximately 10 - 15 minutes away. Read More...

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