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Honeymoon hotel - Nexus or STAR

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Irish in Seoul
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Honeymoon hotel - Nexus or STAR

Advice please. We are looking for a bit of luxury and also quiet. We will be doing tours of Sabah from here. In the last year we have stayed in some very nice hotels and have developed high standards. Cleanliness and good quality bathroom high on agenda without tired looking rooms

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1. Re: Honeymoon hotel - Nexus or STAR

Hi, if you are looking for a beach resort-then it has to be Nexus, however if you wish to be closer to KOta Kinabalu town, then STAR, but it does not have much of a beach to boast of. Another Shangri-La property further out from KK town and also has a nice stretch of beach is Rasa Ria.

Nexus is more for golfers as there is a golf course over here.

Do rest assured, hotels in KK, in the likes of STAR, Nexus, Rasa Ria, Sutera Harbour have high standards and great looking rooms and good quality tiling and amenities in bathroom.

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2. Re: Honeymoon hotel - Nexus or STAR

Hi JennyinSeoul

The Rasa Ria and Nexus are two of the hand full of 5* resorts in Sabah. Both have sprawling properties and long stretches of beach. They can both get fairly busy, but are big enough to always have a quiet corner.

Nearly in the city is the Tanjung Aru Resort and Sutera Harbour Resort - again, both 5* Resorts, but because of their city locations no beach as such. The flip-side of the coin is that they're only about 10 minutes from the 5 nearby islands which do have nice beaches.

All of these resorts, except Tanjung Aru, feature golf courses (although I wouldn't say they are necesarily geared towards golfers because of this), and all bar none feature spa facilities. The latter two are nice for DIY's, days out in the city, the night life, shopping and island hopping at your leisure, as they're only 10 to 15 minutes from the city centre and near all the above, so you can come and go as you please.

The former two are situated about 40 or so minutes out of town and, although they have shuttles into town, are no so convenient for those activities as the shuttles are hourly and the last one back is fairly early. On the other hand, they are a wee bit closer to Mt. Kinabalu, Poring Hot Spring, Kudat (tip of borneo), Tuaran, etc.

But all of them will meet your standards of cleanliness and good quality bathrooms, so it's up to you to decide what you'd like.

Hope that's helpful.

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