We stayed 6 nights in Feb/March as part of a tour around Sabah. The Inn is located at Kinarut, which is about 20 min bus ride from KK (RM3 fare - buses run every few minutes up to about 7pm - after that its a RM15 taxi ride !)
We had a "deluxe" room (room 1) which had a double bed and two singles. The room looked out over the beach, and you stepped outside onto a walkway which led to the restaurant. The airconditioning worked fine, (although we found the ceiling fan quieter and perfectly effective at night). The electric shower provided limitless hot water, the Wi-Fi functioned fautlessly (and was free), and the small pool was kept clean and inviting for a refreshing dip. The staff were happy to arrange laundry at a very reasonable price.
Our room rate included breakfast, which consisted of homemade jam, toast, fresh fruit, and on some days a cooked option. Tea & coffee was also available. The Restaurant offered cooked food almost all day, with seating indoors or overlooking the Ocean. We ate there several times, and the food was consistently good, particularly the local receipes. Dinner for two, including a couple of large beers, typically came to about RM70.
The Inn also hosts an office of "Josway Tours" - a tour company that can arrange transport and visits to attractions in Eastern Malaysia.
I suppose I should give some "negatives", to provide a good balance. But there was nothing serious to complain about. On one night the neighbours held a birthday party, which was a bit noisy - but they shut up around 10pm. And on some days the beach looks a bit scruffy - depending on what was washed up by the tide. You will need some decent insect repellent to sit outside - but that is standard practice almost anywhere in Borneo !!
Overall, we found this a terrific place, and all the staff were always friendly and eager to please. Highly Recommended !!
- Also Known As:
- Seaside Travellers Hotel Kota Kinabalu
- Seaside Travellers Inn Kota Kinabalu, Sabah