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Pantai Inn

No. 56 & 57, Jalan Pantai, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
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Ranked #20 of 72 Kota Kinabalu B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

Very basic hotel, but very clean and nice friendly staff. For this money you can't find better, I think. The Ferry station is close (15 minutes walk) to Pantai Inn. Manuka Island is a must, but don't wear a baseball cap on the ferry.... Wonderful experience, wonderful Borneo

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Stayed here for 3 nights. Staff on reception fine, some don't speak very good english. Rooms are cleaned everyday, basic but the usual amenities are supplied. Had some laundry done at the hotel, another guest said it's much cheaper up the road though. Wifi was very temperamental, not sure if that's just our room location. Would recommend to stay here... More 

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Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

For 32 AUD per night for a double room, this hotel is good value. Location is great and everything is within walking distance. The room & be sheets are clean but agree with other reviews regarding the place needing a fresh paint. If you're looking for budget and want a step up from a backpackers, I would recommend pantai inn

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Semporna District, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

its a budget hotel with an excellent location. a door step to Gaya Street. walking distance to KK's many attraction, such as night market, shopping malls and eateries.easy to get a taxi. wi-fi is a bit lousy although the modem was located front of the room. the room was small and old tv with limited channel.

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PantaiInn, Manager at Pantai Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We take note of the size of our rooms as we are rather a very old hotel (about 20years). We apologise with the wifi connection here in KK as in our area the Telco is still doing upgrading to the internet. The management is planning for a full refurbishment in a very near future, we... More 

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Stayed here several times, although the room was small & outdated, it was clean. The best part about this hotel is location, location, location. Easy access to local eateries & shopping complexes, not to mention the Gaya Sunday Market is just right behind the hotel. Affordable rates too.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

We spent 2 nights in room no 307. We made a booking in advance via booking.com thanks to the opinions and appealing price (MYR 87 per night for a double room). What we found there was hugely disapponting. The reception is quite nice and the service is good. I'll start with the good things: - the reception is quite nice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

This s quite a basic hotel but it is very reasonably priced and it is central Kota Kinabalu so handy for the harbour front and the markets and restaurants. It s about 15/20 minute drive from the airport -the cst if the taxi ride us 30 RM - about £5. The one down side is that it was noisy at... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Bed bugs.!! Stay anywhere else.! We stayed at Pantai and the staff were lovely minus one. Our holiday involved a visit to the doctors due to bed bug attack. When we spoke to lovely staff they directed us to the female manager who quite honestly was uninterested and uncompassionate to our bed bug cause. She offered no compensation or care... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

I agree with others when they say the location of this inn is it's only greatest feature. Otherwise the stay wa pretty horrible. First of all the stink of cigarette smoke throughout the whole hotel is enough to give you constant nausea. Second the walls are SO thin! We couldn't sleep all night because we could hear every noise made... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

We stayed for only one night and the thing that we really like about the place is it's location because it is near the night market and also just a walking distance to wisma merdeka and bayview waterfront and other restaurants and establishments. We booked through booking.com and the frontdesk personnel are friendly, thought they know a little english so... More 

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