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Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre
4.1/5857 Reviews

Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre

Kota Kinabalu City Center Kota Kinabalu|0.5km from city center
I recently stayed at Mercure Kota Kinabalu, and my overall experience was a mixture of positives and negatives. The hotel's ambiance and service were generally acceptable, but a couple of aspects left me with a less than perfect impression. On the positive side, the room, although not the promised city view, was comfortable and well-maintained. The amenities provided were standard and met our basic needs for a short stay. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful, adding a pleasant touch to our overall experience. However, one notable drawback was the discrepancy in the room description. Despite being assured of a city view, we were assigned a room overlooking the opposite facing the busy road. While this may seem like a minor issue, it did impact our overall satisfaction, as the promise of a particular view was one of the factors influencing our choice. Another inconvenience was the lack of dedicated parking facilities at the hotel. This meant that my husband had to purchase parking coupons daily, adding an unexpected expense to our stay. Moreover, the strict enforcement of parking regulations by 8 am posed a challenge, especially for guests who preferred to start their day later. In conclusion, Mercure Kota Kinabalu is a decent choice for a short stay, offering comfortable accommodations and friendly service. However, potential guests should be aware of potential discrepancies in room assignments and the absence of on-site parking facilities, which may affect the overall convenience and cost of their stay.

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Hotels Near Famous Attractions in Kota Kinabalu

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Gaya Street

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Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal

Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre
4.1/5857 Reviews

Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre

Kota Kinabalu City Center Kota Kinabalu|0.21km from Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal
I recently stayed at Mercure Kota Kinabalu, and my overall experience was a mixture of positives and negatives. The hotel's ambiance and service were generally acceptable, but a couple of aspects left me with a less than perfect impression. On the positive side, the room, although not the promised city view, was comfortable and well-maintained. The amenities provided were standard and met our basic needs for a short stay. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful, adding a pleasant touch to our overall experience. However, one notable drawback was the discrepancy in the room description. Despite being assured of a city view, we were assigned a room overlooking the opposite facing the busy road. While this may seem like a minor issue, it did impact our overall satisfaction, as the promise of a particular view was one of the factors influencing our choice. Another inconvenience was the lack of dedicated parking facilities at the hotel. This meant that my husband had to purchase parking coupons daily, adding an unexpected expense to our stay. Moreover, the strict enforcement of parking regulations by 8 am posed a challenge, especially for guests who preferred to start their day later. In conclusion, Mercure Kota Kinabalu is a decent choice for a short stay, offering comfortable accommodations and friendly service. However, potential guests should be aware of potential discrepancies in room assignments and the absence of on-site parking facilities, which may affect the overall convenience and cost of their stay.

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Tanjung Aru Beach

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Mamutik Island

Sutera Sanctuary Lodges At Manukan Island
4.4/583 Reviews

Sutera Sanctuary Lodges At Manukan Island

Kota Kinabalu|1.42km from Mamutik Island
We stayed here as part of a group tour. The first impressions were great as the staff took our luggage to our accommodation and they gave us a helpful briefing about the island. We were also welcomed with cold towels and a cold drink which was very welcome. The island does get very busy, particularly on weekends with day trippers, but we liked that there was a beach specifically for hotel guests. The hotel also has a pool but we didn’t use this. Our room was really nice with a comfy bed and fluffy pillows and good air con. We had a safe, a fridge and kettle and tea and coffee, and the bathroom was nice and spacious. We also had sofas to sit and relax with a tv. The only point I would make is that there were no shelves to put your clothes on in the rooms but we got creative and took the ironing board out of the cupboard and created our own makeshift shelf. It was so sweet that the staff left us a weather forecast on a card for the next day, and some chocolates in our room. The restaurant on the island was really good with nice breakfast choices and dinner options. Breakfast was included and we thought the food options and drinks were reasonably priced. We were also serenaded by a band who played a few songs for us at dinner which was fun. We loved walking along the pier where you could see baby black tips, puffers, needle fish and shoals of fish - anchovies. There are a lot of sandflies and mosquitoes on the island and in our room we were given a plugged in repellant along with a candle to deter them which the staff lit for us. Even though we wore repellent at night (dusk and dawn), we got so many bites so it is worth covering up at night; especially legs and feet. We also got lots of stings on the snorkelling trip from sea lice, so if you are sensitive to bites and feel allergic, we would recommend that you wear a long wetsuit or lycra pants if you have them. We had a lovely relaxing time here and it was a very enjoyable stay for us.

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Borneo Coastal Residence @ Imago Mall
4.4/53 Reviews
Kota Kinabalu City Center
The facilities were okay but the pool was very nice. We had no hot water in our room. We switched it on and waited for 2 hours but nothing. There were ants everwhere as well. The lady that met us out front to show us in was very good though and we appreciated her assistance.
Hotel Oriental
3.8/528 Reviews
I stayed here with a friend before my flight back to the Philippines and boy I had the worst time. The hotel is too hidden. Literally at the back of warehouses! The parking was too small and my friend had a hard time finding a good spot. Its a rundown old hotel and OYO took over to give it a more ”modern” feel. There were no complimentary water or even toiletries. Only towels. No telephone inside the room to contact the front desk. No lift. You need to get ready for the stairs. You also need to pay the tourist tax if you are a foreigner but luckily my friend is Malaysian so its under his name. You get what you pay for. If you are on a tight budget and just want to sleep the night out you can just pick this one. You just have to really find it in the busy city and if you are not familiar, try Waze or Google maps. It helped us get to there.
Unic Hotel
3.7/517 Reviews
Kota Kinabalu City Center
Got same room like in this picture. So far everything is well. Clean, complete facilities and got qiblat label for pray but not all the lights is working. Need to be careful if bring your children because the furniture mostly from glass and the parking area is not free.
Space Cap Hotel
4.8/543 Reviews
Kota Kinabalu City Center
Decided to try this capsule since I was travelling alone + had great experience staying capsule hotels throughout Japan. Good location, rather central, Starbucks & convenience store just downstairs. Paid an average of just S$11 per night, great value considering breakfast is included, though a simple one with bread/ jam spreads/ instant coffee. Washing machine free to use, but your clothes are never really dry since its cramped together with someone else’s wet laundry next morning. The capsules themselves are made from cheap plastic, squeaks loudly every time you move, absolutely nothing like those I stayed througouht Japan, plus the blue themed lights made it even harder to sleep. Wi-fi signal is pretty bad from within the capsule. Spent 3 nights here before moving to the newly built 5-star Marriott across the street.
Nana Marina Court
4.5/58 Reviews
Kota Kinabalu City Center
The apartment is more comfortable than the hotel. First, there is good air circulation. Second, there is space for children. Third, they can cook by themselves. It is very convenient for shopping and grocery shopping. You need to swipe your card to come in downstairs. There are two doors without worrying about safety. The aunt has a friendly cleaning attitude. There is a bar street on the opposite side of the apartment, and you can watch the sunset. It rained that day and the burning clouds after sunset were so beautiful! NaNa people are very nice, we can check out at 2 o'clock in the afternoon on our plane at night, and also printed out the information for us, which is very recommended!
Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre
4.1/5857 Reviews
Kota Kinabalu City Center
I recently stayed at Mercure Kota Kinabalu, and my overall experience was a mixture of positives and negatives. The hotel's ambiance and service were generally acceptable, but a couple of aspects left me with a less than perfect impression. On the positive side, the room, although not the promised city view, was comfortable and well-maintained. The amenities provided were standard and met our basic needs for a short stay. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful, adding a pleasant touch to our overall experience. However, one notable drawback was the discrepancy in the room description. Despite being assured of a city view, we were assigned a room overlooking the opposite facing the busy road. While this may seem like a minor issue, it did impact our overall satisfaction, as the promise of a particular view was one of the factors influencing our choice. Another inconvenience was the lack of dedicated parking facilities at the hotel. This meant that my husband had to purchase parking coupons daily, adding an unexpected expense to our stay. Moreover, the strict enforcement of parking regulations by 8 am posed a challenge, especially for guests who preferred to start their day later. In conclusion, Mercure Kota Kinabalu is a decent choice for a short stay, offering comfortable accommodations and friendly service. However, potential guests should be aware of potential discrepancies in room assignments and the absence of on-site parking facilities, which may affect the overall convenience and cost of their stay.

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Highest PriceUS$421
Lowest PriceUS$10
Number of Reviews 22,789
Number of hotels3,067
Average Price(Weekday Night)US$65
Average Price(Weekend Night)US$68

Kota Kinabalu Hotel Guide

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For those traveling for business and tourism, Kota Kinabalu International Airport is the preferred choice when visiting Kota Kinabalu.

There are 376 hotels in Kota Kinabalu on Trip.com, including luxury, boutique, and budget hotels. When looking for hotels in Kota Kinabalu, there are likely good options at a nightly budget of just 49 USD. There are 7 five-star hotels in Kota Kinabalu at an average price of 129 USD per night. There are 13 four-star hotels in Kota Kinabalu at an average price of 106 USD per night. There are 98 three-star hotels in Kota Kinabalu at an average price of 47 USD per night. There are 69 two-star hotels in Kota Kinabalu at an average price of 38 USD per night. As a popular tourist city, Kota Kinabalu has many renowned chain hotels. Those who favor Novotel can choose a hotel under its name. In Kota Kinabalu, chain hotels such as Novotel are one of the top choices among travelers. Horizon Hotel Kota Kinabalu in Kota Kinabalu is a favorite among Trip.com users. If you're still unsure, Trip.com recommends Hotel Sixty 3 Kota Kinabalu.

If you stay at a hotel in downtown Kota Kinabalu, nearby attractions like Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, Borneo Holiday and Vehicles Rental, Pu Toh Si Temple can be your first stop. For short trips in Kota Kinabalu, Pulau Tiga Park, Mantanani Islands, Mengalum Island are all good options. The most popular attractions for tourists in Kota Kinabalu are Tanjung Aru Beach, Gaya Street. Upon departure, you can head to popular commercial areas like Centre Point Sabah, Suria Sabah Shopping Mall, Imago Shopping Mall to buy souvenirs or travel accessories.

Average Temperature

• January to March: 28.92°C during the day, 25.04°C at night

• April to June: 30.06°C during the day, 26.11°C at night

• July to September: 29.55°C during the day, 25.65°C at night

• October to December: 29.14°C during the day, 25.36°C at night

Average seasonal Rainfall

• Spring: 76.23 cm

• Summer: 203.27 cm

• Autumn: 272.73 cm

• Winter: 296.83 cm

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