After a long journey, we were excited to be staying at the Le Meridian. We arrived at about 9:30PM and were crestfallen when we were shown to our room. We immediately noticed a damp musty smell in the room and got the general impression that the room had seen better days. All the things you don't expect from Le Meridien -
Stains on the ceiling
Mould in the shower
Mysterious stains on the carpet and light fittings
Towels and Linen with an odd chlorine smell
While disappointed, we were exhausted so we just went to bed.
The bed seemed very worn and creaky, and sagged in the middle, clearly a bed that had seen too many guests. We didn't sleep well.
The next morning we raised these concerns and asked to see other rooms. The staff were really professional and helpful, and did move us to a room that smelled fine and had a slightly better bed. That said, the room still wasn't up to scratch. It wasn't a nice place to come back to at the end of a long day. Frustrated with the old stained pillows we ended up just buying our own from a local department store for the week.
This isn't a Le Meridien and shouldn't charge Le Meridien prices. Don't be fooled by the opulent lobby, the rooms ring more of a Holiday Inn, the beds of a by-the-hour motel.
- Also Known As:
- Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu Hotel Kota Kinabalu
- Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu Hotel
- Meridien Kota Kinabalu
- Kota Kinabalu Le Meridien
- Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu Sabah
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu embraces the aesthetic and eclectic beauty of Sabah while showcasing superb views of the city, Mount Kinabalu, and the South China Sea. Located in downtown Kota Kinabalu, and within easy walking distance of local attractions, the commercial district, and retail and entertainment facilities, the hotel provides easy access to some of Malaysia’s finest beaches and golf courses. ... more less
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