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KK Waterfront Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Warisan Square, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #65 of 93 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Wrong hotel”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Oh my God !! In KK waterfront now. I just read a review by a guy about cockroaches in room 211 and I am in the exact room now. Yes. I saw a baby cockroach outside the room just now. The walkway to the room smells mushy. There's people staying here like they are here on "short-term" I.e. Bang and Go type of people

The room smells. The wifi works. There's no mini bar in the room. Lighting seems inadequate. I will be checking out tomorrow after arriving today and don't think I want to put up an additional night here.

Yup.. Location good but still... Is that going to be the only factor to choose this hotel ???

Good luck to those staying here...

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

I was travel here to attend a wedding dinner. But I had a nightmare staying at this suck hotel. I made 3 complaint to reception,the room 211 had few cockroach and then change me to room 212. This room is dust everywhere. And they change to me to room 311, this even worst cos it got huge smell coming in to the room and time of 5am. And they said is mosquito fogging from the building. The management said can't do anything of it. So have no choice and made a police report.

Stayed October 2013
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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

we stayed here for single nights when passing through KK, the staff were always very helpful, helping us arrange car hire, storing excess baggage etc..
very clean (new) and comfortable.
just a couple of minutes away from the seafront

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

KK Waterfront Hotel is smackdabbed right in the center of KK city, therefore, making it the best location in terms of accessibility to all the interesting spots (i.e. nightlife) in KK. Some of the rooms in the hotels boast a fantastic view of the sea. The rooms are very clean - I love the water pressure in the shower! Just be careful of the floors in the bathroom. It can get really slippery. Wear the flipflops that the hotel provide - they provide a few of different sizes in the room. The lights in the rooms make up for a cozy ambience - I had a great sleep in all the five nights i was there! I stayed in a deluxe room. There is a huge flat screen TV in the room, however, the channels are quite limited.

The best thing about the hotel is that it is located just opposite STARBUCKS and of course other lovely eatery joints. So, if you do get hungry, just go down and out and you'll have what you want. The hotel is a 2-minute walk across to the waterfront where some of the best nightlife and water holes are.

The hotel overall looks chic /elegant, lobby area is comfortable. Check in/out was swift, however, I must comment on the grooming of the staff. I think the management could do more about staff grooming overall - no long colored finger nails, no chewing gum while speaking and checking in /out guests, no flashy make-up, and have proper uniforms for the staff. Remember, every word that you say, everything that you wear and every move that you make speaks on behalf of the hotel & management.

I would stay in this hotel again when I'm in Kota Kinabalu. It's value for money.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

Was staying for 2 nights 22nd and 23th July 2013, convinnient location. The reception was kind enough to waive my cab fare to airport as there was a power cut for 3 hrs( better than nothing) ... Thanks( Kunar @ Johor Bahru)

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

good location, close to almost everything...food, pubs, massages, shops, shopping complexes...all close by.
rooms were clean, rooms were made everyday, receptionist and staffs were great.
just wished for the price u pay, the rooms were better...thats all...

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Stayed here for one night in April, and you could not get a better location as it's right opposite the the bars and restaurants. Though, that does mean it can be noisy, especially if it's Saturday night when we stayed. The music goes on until about 2am, and you can hear the planes taking off from KK airport. Recommend earplugs if not staying out too late.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Warisan Square, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #65 of 93 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — KK Waterfront Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 44
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