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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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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We initially hesitate coming to this resort but did the bookings anyway. Definitely not a regret staying here... Wow. What a wonderful place to stay. The staff are all so friendly and smiling all the time. Food was average but it's fantastic service, and super friendly staff made us regret not booking for a longer duration. The facilities for kids... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is my second stay at Shangri-La Tanjun Aru. I returned with my Father for his first overseas holiday.... From the time we arrived the Shangri-La team have been fantastic and have treated us like family. Before leaving Australia I had e-mailed to arrange tours to Sandakan War Memorial and the team arranged all the information and the tours were... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is our second trip back to Tanjung Aru. The hotel is getting slightly old now, and could do with some maintenance. However, the beauty of the compound and the great views of the ocean more than make up for it. Many actives available here for the entire family. Great place to get away and just to relax and get... More

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Dresden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at Tanjung Aru Shangri-La hotel for 4 nights and it has beed a pleasant stay. We upgraded to the Club where breakfast/snacks/drinks/dinner are inclusive & don't have to rush downstairs to meet the crowds. We also upgraded to the sea view room but i won't recommended as the sea view got blocked by the trees. Most of the... More

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing service from all the staff, the rooms were immaculate and the facilities superb. Plenty of choice for food and drink. The city is close enough to visit as often as you choose with a taxi costing just RM30 when we visited, coincidentally the same as the taxi from the airport to the resort. The attention to detail was second... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here on arrival in kk for 2 nights, good hotel excellent facilities, not too expensive, very busy bit sunset bar was amazing and prawn bucket at the pool was good value. We stayed in the Kinabalu wing the room was of a good standard but the tanjung wing looked like it had been updated. If you want a nice... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are 3 kinds of employee at shangri la tanjung aru. First, employee that give us smile and greet us warmly. Second, employee that do not give any attention to guest (just pass by since we don't know each other). And third, busy employee that seemed like we disturbing her while she was busy (only one employee like this, but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was staying here for 3 nights with my family and found that the hotels has everything for my family and kids. Shangrila is the best choice hotel compare with Sutera Harbour which I just stayed there recently too in terms of service, food and facilities for the kids.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really nice rooms, once you get access, amazing pool and beach and the service outside checking is fabulous. First impression counts, the reception process is miserable, really small cramped space, cases everywhere, lots of staff doing not much. Bad start but got better. Not as good overall as the rasa ria

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 2nights at the beginning of our Borneo Adventure Holiday and it was perfect, however i would recommend the sister hotel Rasa Ria for anyone wanting longer then 2 night stay. The tanjung is only 10 minute drive from KK airport and like us the vast majority of the guest were on a short stop, this did... More

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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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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
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Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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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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