We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Best of Kota Kinabalu Guide

Print this guide 
Kota Kinabalu
Kota Kinabalu on the island of Borneo is the bustling gateway to acclaimed Kinabalu National Park. The park's high point is 13,400-foot Mount Kinabula, Malaysia's tallest peak, a mecca for climbers. Ninety miles away, thrilling jungle trekking and camping await in the Crocker Range National Park.

All things to do » Things to do

Manukan Island
Manukan Island
Attraction type: Islands
See nearby places to eat
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites
See nearby places to eat
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
Attraction type: National Parks
See nearby places to eat
Sabah State Museum
Sabah State Museum
Attraction type: History Museums
See nearby places to eat
Mamutik Island
Mamutik Island
Attraction type: Islands
See nearby places to eat

All places to eat » Places to eat

Chilli Vanilla
Chilli Vanilla
Ranked #1 of 547 Restaurants in Kota Kinabalu
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European, Hungarian, International
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
El Centro
El Centro
Ranked #2 of 547 Restaurants in Kota Kinabalu
Price: $3 - $7
Cuisines: Mexican, American, Bar, International, Fusion
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Kedai Kopi Yee Fung
Kedai Kopi Yee Fung
Ranked #3 of 547 Restaurants in Kota Kinabalu
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian, Malaysian
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Sunset Bar at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
Sunset Bar at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
Ranked #4 of 547 Restaurants in Kota Kinabalu
Price:
Cuisines: Bar, Malaysian
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Little Italy
Little Italy
Ranked #5 of 547 Restaurants in Kota Kinabalu
Price: $8 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Masada Backpacker
Masada Backpacker
$16 - $25
Show Prices
SKYPOD Hostel
2.0 of 5
SKYPOD Hostel
$13 - $20
Show Prices
Fat Rhino Hostel
2.0 of 5
Fat Rhino Hostel
$13 - $20 (MYR 58 - MYR 89)
Show Prices

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hotel Eden54
2.5 of 5
Hotel Eden54
$30 - $50
Ranked #2 of 91 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Show Prices
B&B@21
2.0 of 5
B&B@21
$13 - $20 (MYR 58 - MYR 89)
Show Prices
PODs The Backpackers Home
PODs The Backpackers Home
$14 - $18 (MYR 62 - MYR 80)
Show Prices

All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa
5.0 of 5
Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa
$211 - $396
Ranked #3 of 91 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Show Prices
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
5.0 of 5
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
$99 - $263
Ranked #4 of 91 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Show Prices
Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
5.0 of 5
Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
$101 - $248
Ranked #5 of 91 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Show Prices

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.