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Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

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A paradise for the senses surrounded by natural beautyA gentle breeze caresses your face as you wake to the sound of waves lapping the beach. The balcony opens up to an inspiring vista of sparkling coral islands and swaying of palm trees. Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, bordered by crystal clear waters and lush vegetation Sophistication surrounds you in a lavishly decorated suite inspired by Borneo’s rich cultural heritage. Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Kota Kinabalu, is a perfect tropical getaway, a luxurious tranquil retreat just a short drive from the city.Yet, excitement beckons as you set out to discover all Kota Kinabalu’s delights. Making your way to Kinabalu National Park, you are thrust into a jungle paradise of natural wonders, rugged landscapes and scenic beauty. From the Rafflesia, the largest flower in the world, to the famous Orangutans in their natural habitat, it only gets more breathtaking every step of the way.The afternoon is spent exploring the picturesque town of Kota Belud. As Sabah’s largest and most popular open market, you find gems of all sorts, ranging from handmade handicrafts to mouth-watering local delights like natural honey.Back at the resort, you look forward to a sunset cruise, which departs from STAR Marina, to catch Borneo's famous sunset. Not long after, you wind down at Coco-Joe’s Bar & Grill. Lounging atop one of the beach-dining platforms, over cocktails and a delectable seafood tower, you continue to enjoy the sound of overlapping waves on the shores of Sunset Beach. A pampering session at CHI, The Spa rounds off the day. With treatments based on traditional Asian healing philosophies, you lose yourself in an enchanted and indulgent journey, all on the resort’s private spa island.For every experience here, you are surrounded by natural beauty. And it all begins at Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Kota Kinabalu
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Property amenities
Free parking
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Adult pool
Airport transportation
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Tennis Court
Wheelchair access
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Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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We stayed here for 3 nights either side of our tour. Its a great hotel in a good location, close to the airport and access to other attractions but doesnt feel like you are in the middle of town.On the first stay they upgraded our room for a sunset/ sea view (thanks) and
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Hotel's Favorite
From the minute we were collected from the airport to the moment we were dropped back it’s was 1st class! The stunning location is breathtaking! The hotel staff can not do enough for you, every aspect of your stay is looked after! If you want something just ask! Food fantastic,
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Response from ShangriLa_TAH, Director of Communications at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa
Responded Jul 22, 2018
Dear dmodernmarcopolo, Wow! You've made our day, I simply cannot wait to show my colleagues this review. This will put a huge smile on everyone's face tomorrow. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much for this amazing review of the resort. We'd love to welcome you back again soon. Until we meet again, safe travels always. Yours sincerely, Claudina Wong Director of Communications Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu
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I love this place! Been here 3 years ago for a quick stopover and since then we wanted to come back to enjoy the whole property for a few days. Catch the sunset with some cocktails or wine at the sunset bar and enjoy the water sports like SUP, kayaking and rent a jets ski it’s
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My wife and I booked a sea view suite located at the Tanjung Wing to celebrate our 50th Birthday together and truly enjoyed our experience in this lovely hotel, From the pick-up from KK Airport to the drop off back to the airport, everything was seamless and thoughtful. Staff
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Response from ShangrilaTAH, Director of Communications at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa
Responded 3 days ago
Dear TriprotonSin, Thank you so much for this amazing review of the resort, the spa, the marina and of our colleagues. I cannot wait to show your review here to my colleagues, I am certain this will put big smiles on their faces! We look forward to welcoming you back. Until we meet again, we wish you many more happy and safe travel adventures ahead. Once again, happy 50th birthday. You know what they say, 50 is the new 25! Yours sincerely, Claudina Wong, Director of Communications, Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu
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We top and tailed our Borneo tour with a few nights at this large resort. The rooms and public areas are what you would expect with this chain, the resort itself is set on a peninsula and a considerable distance out of town, therefore the bar and restaurant prices are
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Response from ShangrilaTAH, Director of Communications at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa
Responded 3 days ago
Dear i_love_me_hols, Thank you for sharing your experiences here. We are very sorry to hear that your stay here had failed to live up to your expectations but are grateful for the time you had taken to write this. We will do our utmost to continuously improve ourselves. Meanwhile, we wish you many happy and safe travel adventures ahead. Yours sincerely, Claudina Wong Director of Communications Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu
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The Kinabalu Wing Executive Seaview Suite at the Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa
Which wing - Tanjong or Kinabalu has the fold down extra bed?
Hi Sorry I do not know. I think you should contact the hotel directly. That said they might have fold out beds in both wings
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Hi - do men need to wear long trousers for dinner or are smart tailored shorts ok? Thanks
No just neat casual shorts are fine👍
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Would definitely recommend upgrading to a Club Room the benefits are well worth the extra cost. We said had it not been for the extra benefits of the Club that we would not have enjoyed our stay. If you have booked with an online site suggest you email the hotel and request a price to upgrade, if booked through a tour operator sure you won’t have any problem upgrading. To give you an example the cost of a small beer is about £8 and a gin and tonic about £12, all free in the club room for approximately 3 hours each evening. You also have the added benefit of canapés which are quite substantial and breakfast is also served in the Club Lounge. The main dining room is like a ‘bun fight’ for breakfast. Suggest you become a Golden Circle member (free to join) for added benefits.
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"A room with a sea/ sunset view"
"Tanjung Wing is quieter and less direct view of the sea. Kota Kinabalu has a more direct view of the sea but more busy."
"Ask for room nearer to lift! Or else it will take a good 5 mins to get to your room from lobby."
"Long walk from lobby to your room.The leisure center is very good to leave the children while you read your book by the pool!!!"
"Club rooms were reasonably priced."
$208 - $485 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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