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Kota Kinabalu Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Kota Kinabalu hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

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Kota Kinabalu Holiday

What are the best places to visit in Kota Kinabalu?

Getting ready to take off on your Kota Kinabalu holiday? Haven't got a clue what things to add to your travel programme? Don't worry — we'll give you some hints.

The Sabah State Mosque and 1 Borneo Hypermall are some of the most popular attractions in this city. Organise a day trip around them and see for yourself what all the talk is about!

Shopaholics rejoice — you'll be able to treat yourself to some retail therapy at Centre Point. Ready to exercise that credit card and buy up a storm? There's a fabulous range of things to keep you busy in this destination. Body wash, shampoo and a toothbrush are a few of the supplies you need while on holiday. But — if you happen to forget your toiletry bag, you'll probably find what you need at City Mall. Still got some time on your hands? Used for public worship and private times of prayer, All Saint's Cathedral is a significant holy structure. That being said, you don't need to be a regular church-goer to explore this soothing space.

What are the most popular activities for a Kota Kinabalu holiday?

Holidays are pretty great already. But opening yourself up to the wonderful experiences on offer always makes them better!

Kick-start your trip to Kota Kinabalu by trying one or two of these things to do:

For more things to do, take a look at our Kota Kinabalu things to do page.

What types of accommodation options are available in Kota Kinabalu?

With around 133 accommodation in Kota Kinabalu, looking for a place to kick your feet up won't be a problem. But why hesitate any longer? Book now via Expedia and kick off your next luxury getaway or cheap holiday.

Visitors who delight in the timeless traditions of class and style will feel right at home at the Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa (Polish Bay, Gaya Island) and the Gayana Marine Resort (Malohom Bay, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park). Alternatively, the Mandarin Hotel (No 136 & 138) and the Victoria Hotel & Hostel (No. 17, Jalan Sentosa, Kampung Air) are a couple of accommodation worth checking out if you're travelling on a budget.

Is there an airport in Kota Kinabalu?

We don't think the airport is going to be the most exhilarating part of your holiday, but there's nothing like the thrill of knowing that your well-earned trip to Kota Kinabalu is just a plane trip away! Once you take off your seatbelt at Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI), you'll be 4 miles from the heart of town.




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Top Kota Kinabalu Hotel & Accommodation Deals

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Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa AU$208
Reviewed on 2 Mar. 2020
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Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

No. 20, Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
     
    4.4 of 5
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Great location for the beach and sunset, extremely friendly and helpful staff. Great amenities. Would definitely recommend.

    Borneo Beach Villas AU$104
    Reviewed on 24 Feb. 2020
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    Borneo Beach Villas

    Borneo Beach Villas

    Pool Villa 163, Precinct Dillenia, Jalan Sepanggar Bay, Locked Bag 100, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
       
      4.0 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Nice location, next to the beach with water sport equipment for rent

      Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre AU$50
      Reviewed on 12 Feb. 2020
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      Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre

      Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre

      41, Jalan Gaya, Pusat Bandar, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
         
        3.9 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        It's located at the central region of the city and walking distance to most tourists places. Hotel is clean and the staffs are all kind and friendly

        Hyatt Regency Kinabalu AU$97
        Reviewed on 13 Feb. 2020
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        Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

        Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

        Jalan Datuk Salleh Sulong, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
           
          4.1 of 5
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          This hotel have beautiful ocean view,is close to shopping center and eateries...Staff are friendly and helpful...

          Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Kinabalu Park AU$80
          Reviewed on 26 Mar. 2020
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          Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Kinabalu Park

          Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Kinabalu Park

          Kinabalu National Park, Mt. Kinabalu, Ranau, Sabah
             
            4.1 of 5
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Best!!!

            Oceania Hotel AU$35
            Reviewed on 15 Mar. 2020
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            Oceania Hotel

            Oceania Hotel

            Lot 60-64, Lorong Ikan Juara 5, Sadong Jaya, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
               
              4.0 of 5
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              it was a pleasant stay. definitely recommend to others and will surely return to the same hotel.

              Sabah Beach Villas & Suites AU$100
              Reviewed on 7 Jun. 2020
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              Sabah Beach Villas & Suites

              Sabah Beach Villas & Suites

              PV 139, Pecinct Dillenia, Nexus Residence, Karambunai, Kota Kinabalu
                 
                4.2 of 5
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                The seaside location, spacious rooms, friendly staff. Although this hotel has just restarted business due to the pandemic, the unit where we stayed in is in good shape. Only thing is, 1 night stay is too short!

                Gayana Marine Resort
                Reviewed on 1 Mar. 2020
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                Gayana Marine Resort

                Gayana Marine Resort

                Malohom Bay, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu, Gaya Island, Sabah
                   
                  4.1 of 5
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Diving was moderate. Overall rather expensive compared to Malaysian standards. Super service! Staff was extremely attentive. Monkeys were enjoying!

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