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Promenade Service Apartments
Promenade Service Apartments

3-G-17, Lorong Api-Api 2, Kota Kinabalu 88000

2.5 out of 5.0
2.8 out of 5 (184 reviews)

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this aparthotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Warisan Square and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sabah …

SGD30
Crystal Hill R
Crystal Hill R

Kg. Kundasang, Ranau 89308

3.0 out of 5.0
3.1 out of 5 (30 reviews)

Located in Kundasang, this lodge is 1.3 mi (2 km) from Kundasang War Memorial and within 6 mi (10 km) of Mount Kinabalu Par …

SGD45
Borneo Vista Suites Hotel
Borneo Vista Suites Hotel

K.K. Suites, Kota Kinabalu 88000

3.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (94 reviews)

Located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, this aparthotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from City Mall and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sabah Stat …

SGD49
Horizon Hotel
Horizon Hotel

Jalan Pantai, Locked Bag 2084, Kota Kinabalu 88999

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (645 reviews)

Located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, this family-friendly hotel is steps from South Sea Sanctuary, KK Plaza, and Atkinson …

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Kinabalu Pine Resorts
Kinabalu Pine Resorts

Kampung Kundasang, Ranau

2.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (71 reviews)

Located in Kundasang, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Kundasang War Memorial and within 6 mi (10 km) of Mount Kinabalu Par …

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Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai
Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai

Off Jalan Sepangar Bay, Kota Kinabalu 88993

4.5 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (474 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Karambunai resort is within 12 mi (20 km) of 1 Borneo Hypermall, University of Malaysia Sabah, and …

SGD124
Putatan Platinum Hotel
Putatan Platinum Hotel

Lorong Hussin, Jalan Putatan, Kota Kinabalu 88200

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (21 reviews)

Located in Penampang, this hotel is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Petagas War Memorial and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Monsopiad Cultural …

SGD31
Hotel Sri Iskandar
Hotel Sri Iskandar

No 16, Jalan Perpaduan, Kampung Air, Kota Kinabalu 88100

3.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (53 reviews)

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Sedco Square and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sabah State …

SGD21
Hotel Iskandar
Hotel Iskandar

Lot 14, Jalan Perpaduan, Kampung Air, Kota Kinabalu 88100

3.0 out of 5.0
3.1 out of 5 (24 reviews)

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Sedco Square and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sabah State …

SGD18
King Park Hotel Kota Kinabalu
King Park Hotel Kota Kinabalu

Jalan Masjid Lama, Kota Kinabalu 88000

3.0 out of 5.0
3.1 out of 5 (57 reviews)

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Sedco Square and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sabah State …

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About Kota Kinabalu

About Kota Kinabalu

Standing as the commercial, economic, administrative and transport hub of Borneo, Kota Kinabalu (or KK) has enjoyed vast development in the last decade. It is the main gateway to Sabah, from where the entire Malay insular region can be effortlessly explored. From scaling the dizzying heights of Mount Kinabalu to uncovering the majestic coral islands off its coastline, KK is one of the most appealing destinations in Malaysia.

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Kota Kinabalu is a treasure chest of natural and man-made sites that demand the attention of tourists.

The city is only a short distance from numerous fascinating dive and snorkel sites in Malaysia. Tour operators offer trips to the nearby islands daily, including spots like the beautiful Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park and Usuku Bay. While island-hopping, tourists can also absorb the stunning beauty of the sun-drenched cays, some of which are completely secluded, offering an unrivalled tranquillity.

The built environment of Kota Kinabalu is also intriguing. From the bustling Chinatown to the state museums, religious structures and old colonial landmarks that dot the city, KK is bursting with architectural highlights.

Several parks make fantastic places for tourists to explore. Kids will fall in love with the water park at Tun Fuad Park, which is located just 15 minutes from the downtown area. South of KK is Lok Kawi Wildlife Park. This magnificent zoological reserve contains a host of local and international animal species, making it great for the whole family.

Restaurants and Bars

One of the city’s most important features is its wide culinary culture. There are plenty of international influences to accompany local Malay cuisine, including Indian Chinese, European and even Western. Tourists are advised to try the kedai kopi buffet chain, which offers plenty of local specialities. For a true KK experience, dining along the seafront at one of the make-shift stalls is recommended. Of course, for a grander experience, eating along the pier is a must. After hours, the best places to enjoy a drink are the Waterfront and Times Square. However, bars and clubs can be found along Beach Street and Jalan Datuk Salleh Sulong.

Shopping in Kota Kinabalu

Several major shopping malls reside within Kota Kinabalu, so shopaholics will feel satisfied. Centre Point Sabah, 1Borneo Hypermall and Suria Sabah are the largest and most visited retail department stores in the city. Of course, the Handicraft Market is also quite popular, offering pearls, crystals, hand-made crafts and other lovely souvenir options.

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