I took a little risk with Hotel Sixty3, seeing that it only has 3 reviews (as of Jan 2012). I wasn't disappointed as it was conveniently located with sufficient amenities nearby.
Room: Opt for lower floors if you can. I was on top level (5th floor) but was disturbed in the morning by reno works on level 6. Once inside, it was spacious, with room to hold a queen bed, 2 single seaters, a coffee table and the whole works. Not much view as it is not located next to the sea but I was happy nonetheless. Wifi is available and consistent.
One of the hotel's selling point is their high-tech TV. You can surf the Net, play games, watch TV, listen to the radio, watch movies on demand, set your alarm clock, play ambient music - all on the TV. Novelty I must say.
Food: Opposite the hotel is Fook Yuen and Old Town Coffee - local eateries that are worth a try. Fook Yuen has the softest white bread ever! A cup of coffee and 2 toast is only RM3.10. Not too bad really. The hotel is situated on Gaya Street, where it's lined with food and more food.
Location: It's near to Suria Sabah - the newest mall in town. Only 1/3 of the shops are open unless you want to catch a movie on the 8th floor. Wisma Merdeka, KK Plaza are also within walking distance. I did manicure for RM29 - a good bargain I thought. :) On Jalan Pantai is a massage place call 1-Healthy. I went for the one hour massage for RM47. Not too bad if you are not into pain.
Stone's throw away from the jetty to the nearby islands.
I'll come back again if I were to go for another solo trip to KK!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Sixty3 is a truly centrally located hotel in Kota Kinabalu city.It sits on the quaint, bustling, yet charming street of Jalan Gaya (formerly known as Bond Street during colonial times), with the State’s tourist information office right opposite the hotel. The street is flourishing with a myriad of restaurants, bistros and cafes, burgeoning with everything from lifestyle malls (Suria Sabah Mall, Wisma Merdeka) to local side-stalls, and being the city’s business high street, it is surrounded by financial institutions. Also famous for its colourful and vibrant Sunday market, it is evident that Jalan Gaya captures perfectly the essence of life in Kota Kinabalu and at Hotel Sixty3; all of this are just pulses away! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Sixty3 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah