Sabah is visited by nearly 4 million tourist every year. This healthy growth of the state tourism industry in has attracted many big brand hotel operators to establish their businesses in this side of Borneo Island, especially in Kota Kinabalu. Whilst the existing ones continuously improving and upgrading their products and services.
The following is the list of The Best 10 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu for the year of 2020. The ranking is based on Tripadvisor customer rating for the year of 2019 which Sabah Travelogue believe that these hotels would maintain their ranking.
Hyatt Regency Kota Kinabalu is one of the old hotel in Kota Kinabalu. It has a perfect location just right by the sea front, connected to Wisma Merdeka Shopping Mall, and Todak Waterfront where the popular night seafood market is located.
A new comer in town, Ibis Hotel chain is an international hotel brand. However this hotel is not really located in the city centre of Kota Kinabalu. Inanam is a small town about 20 minutes driving from the city centre during the smooth traffic flow.
This could be one of the best hotel in Kota Kinabalu, Hotel Grandis is located right in the city centre, joining the Suria Sabah Shopping Mall, next to many attractions such as the Jesselton point, the getaways to all or jetty to get to all the islands nearby. The swimming pool is on the rooftop presenting you the beauty of Kota Kinabalu seafront.
Mandarin Hotel also located right in the heart of Kota Kinabalu city. It is actually a budget hotel, however due to the quality of service provided and it’s reasonable room rates has left big impression among it customer that made it in the top ten of the best hotel in Kota Kinabalu.
Hotel Shangri-La is one of the oldest hotel in Kota Kinabalu yes it is well-kept and the service as good as the other big hotels available in the city. Do make sure that you’re getting the sea view room as it does offer the best view of the city seafront and the sunset.
Shangri-La’s Tanjung Resort & Spa is one of the oldest hotel resort and spa in Kota Kinabalu and also one of the luxurious hotel in Sabah. It is just 15 minutes driving from the city centre and 10 minutes from the city airport. The hotel is located by the famous Tanjung Aru Beach, where it is famous for its sunset view event everyday.
This is actually a budget hotel that surprisingly been able to managed to keep itself on the Tripadvisor Top 10 hotel in Kota Kinabalu list for many years now. However, do not expect so much as it just a budget hotel occupying 2 storey shop lot building, at a good location that charge a very reasonable price.
Hotel Sixty3 is another budget hotel that made it on the top ten list of Tripadvisor for many years now. Other than its strategic location, Hotel Sixty3 is also getting credit for having a spacious and clean room, helping and friendly staff.
Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu it’s the Le Méridien 3rd hotel in Malaysia. It is a 5 Stars hotel standard that located right in the middle of the city, close to almost everything. The famous Filipino night market and the most happening nightlife spot in the city, KK Waterfront are just right across the street.
Hilton is a new comer in this beautiful Kota Kinabalu city and it is topping the list of the best hotel in 2019 according to Tripadvisor customer choice ranking. Hilton Kota Kinabalu like its other branch all over the world, is an accommodation striking for perfection that would satisfy anyone who staying here.