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The Crown Borneo Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   23 Jalan Pinang | Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu 88100, Malaysia
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Ranked #30 of 92 hotels in Kota Kinabalu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

Pre trip e mail contact was friendly and efficient. Excellent value (one night was the equivalent of about $57 NZD) We checked in late, about 9pm and were out again by 6am the next day so only ever saw it in the dark! While certainly nothing fancy it was very clean and tidy with honest friendly service. Extremely close to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

This hotel was fine for our overnight transit and cheap. Free transfers and location make it perfect plus a nice walk to the beach is possible for dinner if you feel inclined! The bathroom is strange as they are glass boxes but free wifi and friendly service makes up for it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

The price is quite reasonable for a small, simple, clean and comfortable room which has provided free shuttle to airport.Airport (KKIA Terminal 2) is just 5mins away by car to reach the hotel. 15-20mins walks to Tanjung Aru beach and Perdana Park . Free wifi, coffee maker and LCD TV in the room. There is one convenience store located in... More

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Redwood City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

We enjoyed our stay here. The staff was organized and helpful. They were friendly and provided us with an early breakfast for an early flight. Its a good place to stay especially if you are just in and out of KK. Quick trip to the airport but not close to the downtown area, which was fine for us. As other... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2011 via mobile

The hotel looks nothing like the photos! The rooms were bizarre - I've never seen anything smaller and the bathroom (shower squashed it with a toilet) was in a bubble in the middle of the room. Breakfast doesn't start until late, so if you're overnighting to catch the early plane don't be fooled!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2011

We stayed here for one night en-route to Sandakan. I booked the hotel having read the positive reviews on Trip Advisor, and based on the proximity to the airport. We were collected at the airport, driven the short drive (about 5 minutes) to the hotel, and given an incredibly warm welcome by the staff at reception. A lady even came... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2011

nice hotel close to the airport and tanjung aru beach walk. offers free airport transfers. service to the city is available with a minimal fee. the staff is very helpful and accommodating. the room is small but clean and comfortable. the bathroom is interesting (glass wall). free wi-fi and coffee and tea making facility in the room. restaurant is available... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2011

This hotel was just what we needed - it was cheap, near the airport and a short taxi ride from the main town, and with friendly staff. The rooms are pretty small but are clean, modern and in good nick. The price includes transfer from the airport and breakfast (a good selection of mostly Western stuff). The staff were helpful... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2011

A small boutique hotel that is about 2 years old. Rooms are new but small. Barely enough space to move within the room and bathroom but comfortable and clean. Can't complain for the price. Location is good: lots of food outlets, supermarkets and ease of grabbing taxi's into Kota Kinabalu City (10 minutes) or the airport (5 minutes). Room came... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2011

stayed for 1 night as transferring from KK to Tawau. Free airport transfer. The staff are extremely helpful. There's some provision of good like sandwiches and soft drinks to buy. Room is clean and shower is hot, there's free wifi. Great for budget travel. prob a bit far from town if you plan to explore KK, but perfect for in... More

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Address: 23 Jalan Pinang | Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu 88100, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Crown Borneo Hotel 3*
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The Crown Borneo Hotel is centrally located within the Tanjung Aru town just minutes away from the city centre. The Crown Borneo has 28 rooms, offering queen bedroom and twin bedroom and comes with an attached bathroom with shower. All rooms are air-conditioned with an individual control, features a 32" LCD TV with selected satellite channels and tea/coffee making facilities. ... more   less 
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