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The Crown Borneo Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   23 Jalan Pinang | Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu 88100, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #30 of 92 hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Hong Kong, China
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16 hotel reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Close to the airport”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

My friends and I arrived at mid night after the free-transfer period, but they offer us reasonable price for the airport transfer. We choose this hotel because we have to transit to early fight on the next morning. The hotel is close to the airport, provide free transfer from early morning to 11pm. It is good for transit travelers like us.

The room is clean and basic, which is good enough for a few hours stay. The staff are friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We came in a big group on our way to the interiors and stayed a few nights while in transit. Manager Edison and staff were very helpful from the time of booking till check out. Location is out of town but van transfers are available for small charge. Rooms are small (hotel is converted shophouses) but clean and neat. Breakfast is provided, and good food, laundry & convenience stores are within walking distance from the hotel. Homemade scones, eclaires, profiteroles etc are VERY NICE and not to be missed!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Stayed there for one night while waiting for our connecting flight. I had booked an standard room but they had upgraded me to a executive freely. The executive was clean and comfortable with 6 beds and two bathroom. Clean and toiletries.

The hotel provides free shuttle service. I had made an airport pick-up and had confirmation but nobody was there waiting therefore I came to outside and found the hotel shuttle car. However, the hotel management should pay more attention to this for new comers.

Room Tip: There have no lift services and you can put your luggage at reception counter. Overdue charge for 11...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

We only stayed one night, but had a good stay at the crown borneo hotel.
The free shuttle to and from the airport was great, and they also charged less than a taxi for a drive into town. Airport shuttles take priority they told us, but we were able to take advantage :)
Breakfast was included, and pretty good. They had a few selections to chose from.
Walls were very thin, so we heard people in the hallway often. If you're a light sleeper, bring ear plugs! Bathroom was nice enough, plenty of hot water in the shower.
Also there are lots of good little restaurants around, and a 24hr convenience store.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

The staffs are very helpful. Especially for traveller who is in difficulty. The good thing for this hotel is it's near to the airport and airport transfer is available, but there will be a surcharge if your flight is the early morning flight.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

I booked this hotel due to it's location near to the airport.

Pros : Friendly and helpful staffs, 5mins drive to airport, clean rooms, provide free shuttle(within certain time period),quiet rooms

Cons : No lifts, small rooms, transparent bathrooms,small pillows

As I only checked in late at night, the cons does'nt bother me at all. Sleep well through whole night. I expected noise from the shops below or the departing flights nearby,but gladly there are not much of a disturbance to me.

Recommended hotel!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

I stayed in The Crown Borneo Hotel with my parents for 1 night. I was glad. The room size is actually quite small. We stayed on the 3rd floor, then we found out that there was no lift on the building, we have to carry our luggage up to 3rd floor.

The greatest thing about this hotel is the location, where it is located just opposite the famous King Hu Restaurant. Besides, this hotel provide shuttle bus to/from airport. But it was chargeable on certain times.

Due to our early flight, we have to check out on 6.00am. The staff was sweet enough to offer us some American breakfast early in the morning upon check out. It was just cereal and toasts, with a cup of coffee, but it was more than enough. The staff also very kind to remind us the check in check out time and reconfirm our airport transfer arrangement.

However, if you happened to have family member whom is disabled, I do not recommend this hotel because it has no lift. But it is worthy for those budget travelers.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Crown Borneo Hotel

Address: 23 Jalan Pinang | Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu 88100, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Crown Borneo Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Crown Borneo Hotel is centrally located within the Tanjung Aru town just minutes away from the city centre. The Crown Borneo has 28 rooms, offering queen bedroom and twin bedroom and comes with an attached bathroom with shower. All rooms are air-conditioned with an individual control, features a 32" LCD TV with selected satellite channels and tea/coffee making facilities. ... more   less 
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