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The Palace Hotel Kota Kinabalu

4.0 of 5 No 1 Jalan Tangki, Kota Kinabalu 88100 , Malaysia (Formerly Berjaya Palace Hotel)
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Family from Australia including 2 kids stayed in adjoining rooms Kids Loved the pool and buffet and the karaoke bar was a hit The distance from the city centre was a little bit of a walk but there was a shopping centre across the road, there is a courtesy bus a few times a day into the city but taxis... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this hotel for 5 nights on Dec. 11 with 4 guests. Although the location is further from the city centre, we chose it because of the nice pool and, what we thought would be a quiet location. However, this is a very busy hotel - of the 5 nights we stayed, there was 2 weddings, a class reunion,... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

in deed appearance is deceptive. This uninspiring looking building is a wonderful place to stay. i stayed in this hotel fo 3 days nd 4 nights. the rooms are spacious nd clean. u can see the "tropical forest" behind the hotel. i enjoyed the hospitality. Oh,yes, and the food.

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Brooklyn, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I liked the Palace for it's modern and bright rooms. It's worth it for that I guess if you need a bit of a splurge from the regular cement rooms of Borneo. The pool is nice too. But it's a bit outside the center, the food is pretty mediocre, and the wifi was really terrible while we were there -... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This hotel my look aged from the facade but they have already refurbished their room to look modern. Location: A little deserted. Far from the city centre. Room: Modern, clean, quiet and sufficient. Facilities: Outdoor pool with changing/locker rooms & gym Breakfast: Buffet style Overall: Pleasant stay

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8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We stayed for 5 nights. The room was large and the staff freindly. the bed linen although clean had holes in it and very few towels that had to be used for the pool as well . Wi Fi was very patchy. Breackfast was very asian orintated and eco friendly does not mean being stingy with everything. Very dissappointed to... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I stayed for 2 nights in this hotel for a little bit of 'luxury' and it was great. The staff on reception spoke superb English and are friendly, the gym was more than reasonable for me, pool a bit on the small side but they are in progress of making it larger. The restaurant was good, i ate there both... More 

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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The Palace looks okay in pictures, but the place reeks of mold. I stayed on the third floor and the smell is my room was horrible, and it horrendous in the basement where the gym, pool and steam room are located. Plus, I had no hot water. The breakfast buffet was not good. They cook the eggs in advance and... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I was a little skeptical of the hotel, simply based on the price. I was pleasantly surprised to have a simple, but very functional, very clean room. I arrived at 2am and the front staff was very accommodating, changing my room from a twin to a queen with no hesitation. I like the fact that the water for the room... More 

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Camborne, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We stayed here for 5 nights. The first room in the basement was very musty so we asked to be moved. The second room they realised had a power fault so they upgraded us to the 3rd floor. The room was comfortable and clean but the air con was so loud it was difficult to sleep. The desk and lobby... More 

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Address: No 1 Jalan Tangki, Kota Kinabalu 88100 , Malaysia (Formerly Berjaya Palace Hotel)
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Palace Hotel Kota Kinabalu 4*
Number of rooms: 151
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Also Known As:
Palace Hotel Kota Kinabalu
The Palace Hotel Kota Kinabalu Sabah
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#8 Luxury Hotel in Kota Kinabalu

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