The drive from the Airport to Le Meridien is less than 10 mins and costs RM30 per trip. Location of the hotel is EXCELLENT, with almost everything you could think of within reach.
Best thing is at the new mall; Warisan Square, there are numerous massage parlours with fantastic prices!! It is also within walking distance to Gaya Street, Jesselton Point, the nearby malls, Filipino market, eateries and waterfronts. But if the weather is too hot and/or you're too lazy to walk (saving your energy for a fun day under the sun), taxi rides to anywhere between Jesselton Point and Le Meridien is at a fixed rate of RM10. It seems as if the taxi association has fixed the price at RM10 so no need to haggle if they don't use their taxi meter.
The market right opposite comes alive at 4pm with stalls set up selling the local cuisine: fresh catch from the sea, ABC (dessert), satay, etc. I love the huge fresh Tiger Prawns (the size of a lobster, but these prawns have more flesh) the most!!! And the price does not burn a hole in my pocket. Met many other foreign tourists, one couple from the UK sharing the same table, hadn't savour enough of the delicious food had sworn he'll r savour eturn the next night and he did!!! =)
As many reviewers agree on a common point, Le Meridien is indeed situated at a central location PLUS you get to enjoy a splendid view of the sunset.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu Hotel Kota Kinabalu
- Meridien Kota Kinabalu
- Kota Kinabalu Le Meridien
- Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu Sabah