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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
lawpohhong Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

luxury resort? not quite think so. everything all not in good maintenance. Especially the children pool area and children activity area in Cafe Tatu and by the way just forget about the beach in this resort. Just unexpected this is Shangri-La's quality except the good quality photos in their website.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family (husband, myself and our 21 month old daughter) just got back from the Shangri-La this weekend and had a great stay! PROS - Pool - the pool is amazing! The walk in pool was perfect for our daughter, as was the "circle pool" as she called it. They both are very kid friendly and there was ample room... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First time staying here with my family of 5 (three kids below ages of 10) for 5D4N. Words fail to describe how much we have enjoyed the Resort. We have used almost all facilities available to hotel guests. Kids (of course) loved the pool and 3 slides (there were helpful staff manning the slides to prevent overcrowding or injuries). The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went here as a site trip from Hong Kong. Terrific. Clean rooms, great staff, kids had a wonderful time. Don't miss the orangutans and make time to enjoy the sunset. The food was above average and the rooms were spacious. Watch out for the humidity and make sure you take time to enjoy the pool

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good place for leisure and retreated, nice staff in Star Marina especially Nelda for scheduling and recommendations for visiting two islands and Osman for caring and touring in both islands, made us feeling comfortable and enjoyable.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good experience overall Club floor in Kinabalu wing well worth the money esp. the club lounge Food quality is average Service staff are generally good but training doesn't seem consistent. One lady in club lounge suggested I get my non fat latte by adding skimmed milk to black coffee! Thanks to Sonia for saving the day and getting me a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Big fans and users of Shangri-La hotels...had our wedding reception there a few years back. Had booked suite in Kinabalu wing, club. Agreed upon arrival to upgrade (with cost) to a larger suite in Tanjung wing far from the recently added and super noisy kids pools/slides area. Hotel has clearly aged...it shows everywhere. Room was not the quietest but ok.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Customer service was very good. Injured myself during the trip and hotel was extremely accomodating taking me to the doctor and then hospital. Many thanks to Nurul Service Manager at Rasa Ria and drivers including Geoffrey from Tanjung Aru. Despite injury, service and amentities offered by Tanjung Aru made for a pleasant and enjoyable holiday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have had the good fortune to stay in several five star hotels over the last few years. While this resort has some areas for improvement, overall we found this to be of a high standard and a pleasant experience. Here are the good points of staying at this hotel: 1) the staff are extremely friendly and welcoming- the service... More

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was supposed to stay on the Tanjung Aru Seaview King but was so happy we took the upsell and changed to a Kinabalu Wing Club Room. The rate difference is so worth it. Very good service, awesome personalized greeting for our anniversary and great amenties. The whole resort is a WOW! Hope to return soon!

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Address: 20 Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu 88100, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa 5*
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Also Known As:
Shangri-La`s Tanjung Aru Resort And Spa
Shangri-La`s Tanjung Aru Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Shangri Las Tanjung Aru Resort
Shangri Las Tanjung Aru Hotel
Shangri La Kota Kinabalu
Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 Top resorts Hotel in Kota Kinabalu #2 Business Hotel in Kota Kinabalu #2 Spa Hotel in Kota Kinabalu #2 On the Beach Hotel in Kota Kinabalu #2 Luxury Hotel in Kota Kinabalu #3 Romantic Hotel in Kota Kinabalu #3 Family Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
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A paradise for the senses surrounded by natural beautyA gentle breeze caresses your face as you wake to the sound of waves lapping the beach. The balcony opens up to an inspiring vista of sparkling coral islands and swaying of palm trees. Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, bordered by crystal clear waters and lush vegetation Sophistication surrounds you in a lavishly decorated suite inspired by Borneo’s rich cultural heritage. Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Kota Kinabalu, is a perfect tropical getaway, a luxurious tranquil retreat just a short drive from the city.Yet, excitement beckons as you set out to discover all Kota Kinabalu’s delights. Making your way to Kinabalu National Park, you are thrust into a jungle paradise of natural wonders, rugged landscapes and scenic beauty. From the Rafflesia, the largest flower in the world, to the famous Orangutans in their natural habitat, it only gets more breathtaking every step of the way.The afternoon is spent exploring the picturesque town of Kota Belud. As Sabah’s largest and most popular open market, you find gems of all sorts, ranging from handmade handicrafts to mouth-watering local delights like natural honey.Back at the resort, you look forward to a sunset cruise, which departs from STAR Marina, to catch Borneo's famous sunset. Not long after, you wind down at Coco-Joe’s Bar & Grill. Lounging atop one of the beach-dining platforms, over cocktails and a delectable seafood tower, you continue to enjoy the sound of overlapping waves on the shores of Sunset Beach. A pampering session at CHI, The Spa rounds off the day. With treatments based on traditional Asian healing philosophies, you lose yourself in an enchanted and indulgent journey, all on the resort’s private spa island.For every experience here, you are surrounded by natural beauty. And it all begins at Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Kota Kinabalu ... more   less 
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