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Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

5.0 of 5 Resort   |   20 Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu 88100, Malaysia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

1. Room 9220 has an cigarette odour upon entering 2. Carpet not very clean(some areas ok, some not) 3. Toitet show not properly clean as hairs still sticking on the walls from previous guests 4. Balcony dirty if not wearing shoes Asked for a baby stroller, but reception informed that housekeeping did not answer the call at that point of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed there after climbing Kinabalu mountain. It's a very nice resort and the sunset bar is amazing. the may be off point for some people is that it's very child friendly and there are children everywhere. However we were four guys and this didn't bother us at all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After a week exploring the jungle near Sandakan we arrived here anticipating a week of rest and luxury and we were not disappointed. From our arrival to departure we were delighted with the staff, facilities and location of this resort. We enjoyed eating in Pepino twice and used the lounge as part of our package. The pool is outstanding and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel was Part 1 of our honeymoon, and the only way to describe it was 6 nights of paradise. We arrived early and were talked into upgrading from a Kinabalu Seaview Room to a Club Seaview Room for $200MYR extra p/n ($67AUD). You only honeymoon once right... The room was on the top floor with amazing views out to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great location and pool/kids facilities. But for a 5 star Shangrila it needs an upgrade or they need to lower their prices. Not even a free shuttle bus and into town :(. A bit of a rip off. We stayed in the Kinabalu wing whuch is the oldest part of the hotel and while it was clean, the rooms were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Shangri La Tanjung Aru for 8 nights at the end of a fantastic trek across Sabah and enjoyed a faultless break. Friendly and immaculate staff, nothing too much trouble. We stayed in the Tanjung Wing (room 456) - our room was spacious, really well equipped, immaculately clean at all times and beautifully furnished. The room had... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The pools and play area are great for the kids. One of the best places to catch sunshine. However the service was sub par for Shang's standard, and local Sabahan's are much more friendlier then most of the hotel staff. The duty managers were the most helpful and sincere, some of the frontdesk folks, were not pleasant. http://fyi-penang.blogspot.in/2014/04/sabah-kota-kinabalu-trip-planner-series.html

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed with my wife at this resort from 31st March to 4th April, during the Motorola annual event, the overall experience was really very good, the staff was very courteous, the front desk was very efficient., the rooms excellent, the over all layout of the hotel was nice and above all they have been successful to create the serene... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Lovely hotel, very well laid out. You could relax by the 'adults only' section of the pool without even realising there was a whole section for children, complete the water slides, not far away. The hotel was very well designed. Service was wonderful, everyone was so kind and helpful. We even had drinks brought to us around the pool! Nothing... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Comfortable rooms, bar and food at reasonable rates (for a 5 star hotel), but breakfast a bit crowded (maybe because it was mid-Feb, and Chinese new year still going on) making it feel, at times, a bit like an upmarket Butlins. Good choice of buffet food catering for many different styles (Chinese, Malay, Japanese, as well as western options). Great... More

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Additional Information about Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

Address: 20 Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu 88100, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#2 Business Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#3 Family Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just ten minutes from Kota Kinabalu International Airport the resort is set in 25 acres of award-winning gardens along the sweeping bay with a private beach overlooking the islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park. The contemporary rooms provide modern luxury and are situated in two separate wings overlooking the mountain or stunning South China Sea. The resort offers a wealth of recreational facilities such as a beach, four tennis courts, a nine-hole pitch and putt golf course, Leisure Centre, fully equipped Health Club and Borneo’s largest kids club. Other facilities include a brand new 2,000 sq. meter pool with tapered shoreline and infinity section for adults, Sunset Bar, Coco-Joe’s Bar & Grill, Health Club and Cool Box Ice Cream Bar.In February, 2013 the resort unveiled a brand new STAR Marina. At the STAR Marina, one can choose to go sailing, windsurfing, water-skiing or take a day trip to the island for swimming, snorkeling or scuba diving. Additionally, the marina also offers private charter services, fishing and diving courses and equipment for rent. With seven restaurants and bars, the resort offers a multitude of dining experiences and culinary creations ranging from Asian to international favorites and is also home to the award winning CHI, The Spa. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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Shangri La Kota Kinabalu
Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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