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“Personal service and great view” 4 of 5 stars
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Seaside Travellers Inn
KM 20 Papar Road | Kampung Laut Kinarut, Kota Kinabalu 89600, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #21 of 92 hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Copenhagen, Denmark
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“Personal service and great view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

Seaside is a family run business. Don't expect the Sangria La - but a small resort - clean and affordable - but simple. It has a small pool and a restaurant. A small beach area that is kept clean and a fantastic view over the ocean and islands. We stayed in a family room with 3 kids for 12 days with a fantastic view and our own balcony. The Seaside is 30 minutes outside of Kinabalu and you should keep that in mind. The bus is cheap only 3 RM into town. Seaside is a quite place and really nice for families and people who want some quiteness. If you are looking at something more modern - this is not the place. It is authentic and out of the turist area. It is not turist you are likely to meet on the beach (that is not very clean) but locals.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

We booked 2 nights and stayed 7! The property is absolutely amazing. Pool area is small but great since the sea is not nice to swim in as when the tide is out it's full of rubbish although hotel staff clean it daily. Staff are all helpful, food in the restaurant is so good and a lot of choice, even for vegetarians. The rooms are simple but clean and we had a sea / pool view, very nice.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

Lovely simple place for chilling out. Nice pool. Excellent food in restaurant. Beach not suitable for swimming - all rubbish became visible once tide out. Avoid the massage lady - more like joint manipulation and knuckling than a massage - most painful massage I have ever had! Sit by the pool a d relax for 24hours is perfect though. Free wifi.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

We had a lovely room, Sunflower I think, nice and big, but no view sadly. Spotlessly clean. There is a lovely pool with beer on hand from the restaurant. The food was excellent at night - really fresh and the beer and wine comparatively cheap - everywhere is on a par for UK prices for beer.

Staff were very helpful, big taxi into town can be arranged for bigger groups. Night market in KK is well worth a visit and so cheap it makes up for the taxi price.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

We stayed with our two offsprinig aged 16 & 23 for four nights at the start of our 17 day holiday. The place was clean, staff very helpful, rooms simple but clean with air conditioning. The taxi to KK was a 20 min trip costing £10 or a bus outside for very little. The pool was small but hardly anyone in it and the food in the restaurant was good. The sunsets over the sea were amazing!
At the end we stayed at Pacific Sutera for one night at decided that we would have preferred to be at Seaside Travellers Inn.
Peter Heather Abigail and Henry

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

This is a great place to stay if you just want to unwind and chill by the seaside for a day or two after all the busy sightseeing and shopping in KK. The price is right for the accommodation we got (a chalet with aircond and ensuite bathroom); it's generally clean and drinking water is free, as is the wi-fi (in the reception area). While we didn't have a seaview room, we could at least hear the soothing sound of the waves crashing against the beach. However, don't bother going to the beach or swimming in the sea as it's littered with rubbish (which you can see during low tide, but not during high tide). There's a small swimming pool for you to enjoy, and it's well maintained. Our only grouse is that the food quality could be improved on; truly not worth the amount we paid unless you like very oily food! Apart from that, we've always have a good time at Seaside (this was our third time) and will certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2011

After travelling for a while, and doing a lot of diving, I wanted a few days of pure beach time to get a tan before going home. This was the perfect place. The hotel is quiet, with a reasonable swimming pool, and just on the beach. The beach isn't stunning, but it is sandy and quiet, and fine to spend a few days on. The sunsets are also incredible.

The food was reasonable, rooms were quiet, and generally I thought it was a good place to get a bit of R&R. The only downside is that it is in the middle of no where, you are about 45 mins from KK. A taxi is not that cheap (though you can get a local bus). Also I was a bit miffed that when I booked it I was told I would get a free transfer to the airport, but when I came to book the transfer they refused to include that as free.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Seaside Travellers Inn

Address: KM 20 Papar Road | Kampung Laut Kinarut, Kota Kinabalu 89600, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #21 of 92 hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Also Known As:
Seaside Travellers Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Seaside Travellers Inn Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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