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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had the chance to stay (for free) at this resort to attend an international conference with my company. Flying from Hong Kong, the journey wasn't too tiring. Indeed, I was surprised by the number of western tourists I saw in the resort, which is quite remote. Since we spent most of the time working, I didn't really have time... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's my first time here and I just got it to the hotel 1 hour ago. I will stay here with my family for 3 nights and then we are going to another resort by boat also for 3 nights. I will not wait to the last day for my review. Ok so the suite is very nice. Hotel is... More 

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London, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was great. We spent 3 nights here for a special birthday and the resort was perfect - lush, tropical and in a great setting. All staff were fantastic. The pool is big enough to accommodate everyone. However, if you love your beach, the beach is OK for sunbathing and looks beautiful but the floor of the sea is somewhat... More 

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Langport, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent hotel. Everyone very helpful and friendly. Facilities very good. Food very good and outstanding view. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone. Room very comfortable and clean and had all I could need.

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Woodinville, Washington
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at this resort on two separate occasions in August. The experience at both these times was fabulous. Some points: 1. Rooms are very comfortable. This includes, the bed, shower, etc. 2. Morning breakfast in the 6th floor lounge was excellent. We did not go to the big restaurant for breakfast at any time. 3. Cocktail hour for family... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Travelling with my husband and 2 adult children, we booked 2 club rooms at Tanjung Aru. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the facilities the resort had to offer. We had family challenges in petanque, golf and tennis. We also made good use of Star Marina with whom my family enjoyed snorkelling and diving trips, especially as swimming was... More 

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ShangriLa_TAH, Director of Communications at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Julie J, Thank you very much for your compliments and feedback. I will let Johnny and Augustine know of your review, I'm sure they will be absolutely delighted! This will make their day. We can't wait to welcome you back again soon. Until then, safe travels always and may the family have many more fun adventures ahead. Yours sincerely,... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights and was very happy with our stay. He staff were very friendly and accommodating, poo area great and a good choice of restaurants. Particularly like to comend Chris who we met at reception and again at Coco Jo's and Darnah one of the waitresses at Coco Jo's who both went out of their way to... More 

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ShangriLa_TAH, Director of Communications at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Vicky T, Thank you very much for this amazing review and for pointing out our colleagues who stood out during your holiday here. It means a lot to us that you were happy during your stay here and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Safe travels always. Yours sincerely, Claudina Wong Director of Communications Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru... More 

Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So many good features to this hotel - the sunset bar, the infinity pool, the club rooms, the spa, the marina...... But what made our holiday so special was the people. Linda and her team in the Club facility deserve the highest praise. Johnny, Carl, Mark, Fennedy and all the staff just go out of their way to make you... More 

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ShangriLa_TAH, Director of Communications at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Andy G, Thank you for taking the time to write this review of the resort and for personally letting us know your feedback while you were on holiday here. That means a lot to us because we get the chance to prove ourselves to you. I'll be sure to let Linda and her team know of your compliments. I... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm here now and must say the best thing about the hotel is the staff! Linda Apuk is amazing and worth her weight in gold and will help you with anything. Other favourites include Johnny & Carl from the club lounge. Upgrade to club it's really worth the little extra. Lovely food! Dont forget to go into town for different... More 

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ShangriLa_TAH, Director of Communications at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Squinn73, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review of the resort and for giving us full rating. We truly appreciate your compliments! I'll be sure to let Johnny, Carl, Mohammed and James know about this review. As for Linda, I personally think she's worth TWICE her weight in gold. Let me tell her that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The resort was perfect for family with kids under 10. The restaurants had reasonable price and quality. The staff were kind and especillay, the scenary at the roome and club lounge was beautiful. Also, I cannot forget the sunset.

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ShangriLa_TAH, Director of Communications at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear gogili69, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review of the resort. We truly appreciate your kind compliments and are very happy to hear that you caught an unforgettable sunset during your stay here. Until we meet again, safe travels always. Yours sincerely, Claudina Wong Director of Communications Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Kota... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Breakfast
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

Address: 20 Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu 88100, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: $213 - $473 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 495
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Also Known As:
Shangri-La`s Tanjung Aru Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Shangri-La`s Tanjung Aru Resort And Spa
Shangri Las Tanjung Aru Resort
Shangri Las Tanjung Aru Hotel
Shangri La Kota Kinabalu
Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#1 Spa Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#2 Business Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#3 Family Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
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