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Grand Borneo Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   TA-00-01, 1 Borneo Hypermall | Jalan UMS, Kota Kinabalu 88450, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked online via hotel.com with a steal rate. Was worried w some -ve reviews but thought why not gv a try. Checked in by 430pm on 27.7.14 without any problem (thanks Nadiah). Was really surprised and pleased with the upgrade from deluxe to exec suite. Location of hotel within the 1Borneo enable each family members to do their shopping, dining,... More

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Kuala lumpur
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Located just next to the famous one borneo shopping complex in Likas area, it is very convenience and strategic place to stay since we don't have our own transport. checking in was fast, eating and shopping were easy. Since it was fasting month, sahur was provided for the muslims. Room service was good and staffs were friendly. You should try... More

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Binan City, Philippines
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We attended a summit in Kota Kinabalu. The organizers have chosen One Borneo Hotel as the venue. That is also where they decided to book the delegates to stay. Approximate travel time from airport to Grand Borneo hotel is about an hour. I preferred to take a bus over taxi as it is way cheaper. About one tenth of what... More

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I attended a function in this hotel a few weeks ago and thought the lobby and atmosphere is quite good. Foods served here is quite delicious although the selection is limited, unlike other hotels I visited in KK. Luckily 1 Borneo is located next door, so if you don't like the foods served here, feel free to dine at the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is my first trip to Kota Kinabalu and I wasn't sure which hotel is good so I spend a bit of time researching online and found this hotel. When I saw the price was pretty decent and the photos looked good, I proceeded to book a superior room as compared to a standard, thinking to have some place nice... More

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Okinawa, Japan
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Stayed at the Grand Borneo and the first thing I thought when we walked in was wow. The rooms were newly renovated and they had an amazing view. There were a few things that seemed like they were trying to cut on costs when they were renovating the rooms. Definitively worth spending the money on the higher rated rooms. Loved... More

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Bangi, Malaysia
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I spent one night here due to business meetings. Location is good, easy access to food and shops since it's connected to shopping mall. When I checked in, service at the counter was super slow. Despite all pre arrangements made, I have to wait for about 30 min before I get my key card. There's no wifi in the room,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Location of the hotel is very strategic, convenient and easy access to nearly everything I needed. Lots of food choices, from fast food to local delights at 1 Borneo Hypermall, which is where Grand Borneo Hotel is situated IN. I did not have time to shop for souvenirs (as it was a really short business trip) yet I did not... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The staff were relatively friendly but the rooms were awful, and when I asked to change I was offered a worse one. It was ages away from the centre of KK and to be honest I tried to spend as much of my time away from the hotel as possible.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Convenient location as it is just next to a mall (have access doors straight into the mall). Plenty of taxis waiting as well. Good for travellers that is concentrating in One Borneo area, as travelling from KK city centre to One Borneo is long and tedious, especially in mornings and evening where jams are unavoidable. Rooms, staff service and breakfast... More

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Address: TA-00-01, 1 Borneo Hypermall | Jalan UMS, Kota Kinabalu 88450, Malaysia
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Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
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Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Borneo Hotel 4*
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Grand Borneo Hotel, a fast growing home-grown brand, makes its debut in the pulsating tropical wonders of Kota Kinabalu. This 325-room property of modern chic deluxe class forms an integral part of the largest mall in Sabah - 1Borneo Hypermall; an entertainment complex with over 400 stores of leisure, entertainment and culinary delights. This international class hotel caters to business travelers as well as holiday makers. ... more   less 
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