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The Crown Borneo Hotel

23 Jalan Pinang | Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu 88100, Malaysia
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The Crown Borneo Hotel
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Ranked #40 of 97 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is good but the air-condition was not that cold enough. Near at the 24/7 convenient store and some Chinese and Muslim restaurants. You can take a walk from airport to the hotel for 15-20mins. Advisable for solo or couple travelers for temporary accommodation.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The staff were helpful and you can arrange airport pick-up and drop off for free, but the room was very small and the bed!!! I had to check under the sheet to make sure there was a mattress!! it was soo hard!!! Also if you have bad knees like me make sure you get a room on the ground floor!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Not the sort of place to hang out with the kids, and the shower collapsed on my head (seemed to be a recurrent issue in malaysia) but overall a clean, decent place for an airport stop over. I thought tanjung aru was a good little town actually.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The staff at the Crown Borneo really do try very hard to make each guest welcome. A 5 minute ride from the Air Asia terminal allows for a very quick transfer in the hotel minibus. Staff are on hand for rapid registration and room allocation, and the service in the excellent dining area is also very good. The beach and... More 

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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Location: 2km from the airport. Free return shuttle can be arranged with the hotel provided you inform in advance. They are very accommodative and arranged for the shuttle van for us to another location. Our friend left his passport in the hotel after we reached the airport, and the hotel graciously sent the shuttle van to pass the passport to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The hotel is within commercial shophouses area with a few other similar hotels nearby. Wanted to try it after reading Tripadvisor reviews. So reservation was done online, and upon arrival the receptionist was ready to check me in. I just mentioned the web site the reservation was made. I got a room on level 3, so had to walk up... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My wife and I had our flights changed and so we were now going to be arriving in KK at midnight, so I wanted somewhere cheap close to the airport. Because of the late arrival, and the shuttle not operating I think the taxi cost 40RM which is crazy when its 4 minutes drive but I guess understandable. At that... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This hotel claimed they provided a free airport shuttle, however they charged my husband and I 30RM ($10AUS) for a one-way trip. This would have been the same price for a taxi had we stayed in KK itself (which is a greater distance from the airport). The room was extremely cramped, dingy and smelly. We had to wash everything just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I only stayed for a night as I had an early plane to catch. The counter staff was nice and helpful. I did not know they offered free shuttle service to the airport when I asked about getting a taxi. The room I was in was small. Since I was only going to sleep over, it was OK. Everything in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Pros: Very near the airport, convenient stores around the area, you can walk to Tanjung Aru beach, accommodating staffs, transportation to the city proper is accessible. The hotel is clean and their housekeeping cleans our room everyday. Cons: Air freshener is needed at the Lobby. The door of the toilet inside our room needs repair. In general, I would like... More 

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