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“Good value for money, centrally located”
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Ria Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Kudat
Aalborg, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good value for money, centrally located”
Reviewed January 21, 2012

Average mid-range hotel, located centrally in Kudat. Great place to stay if you need to recharge after a few days of adventure. Don't go there for the experience of Kudat town which is a rather run-down city - but if you're here, make sure to visit the chinese temple next door.

Staff is smiling but won't go an extra mile to help with practival questions.

Rooms are clean and spacious, and if you get one with a sea view sunsets are quite beautiful.

Breakfast is not included, but you can get basic food in the cafe next to the hotel entrance.

  • Stayed January 2012
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2011

Must start by saying that room rates are around RM100-150, which at the time of writing is approximately USD30-50 a night. Obviously not a 4 or 5 star resort, however, there is surprisingly robust free wifi during our stay and the rooms were old, but clean and well-maintained.

Kudat is a pretty small seaside town and other than nearby beaches and tip of borneo, there are definitely limited things to do. As a place to stopover, it offers excellent value for money and is conveniently located. At this price, no complaints.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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4 Thank splow
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Maitland, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2011

A good clean hotel with all the amenities you need, located on the edge of a slightly run down town.
Service was good and helpful, but go somewhere else for breakfast :-)

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Geoff_Heather
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London
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141 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2011

A very ordinary experience, where you this felt like a way station to get you to the Tip of Borneo...so go and stay there in the developing beach scene (i.e. bungalows and a ridiculously wonderful beach that would be wholly spoilt by now in other parts of South-east Asia).

Also, the breakfast here doesn't seem to be included because they want you to visit their completley separate, but adjoining cafe next door-the food here was also exceptionally ordinary).

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Slartibartfarst
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2011

Great hotel in Kudat. Had some communications issues but we managed to work around. Cost for making phone calls is prohibitive. If you are looking to go to beautiful Tip of Borneo, I would recommend to stay in bungalows on the beach instead.

  • Stayed July 2011
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1 Thank JM00
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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2011

Our family of four spent one night in the 2-bedroom suite with a living room, a small pantry, 2 bathrooms and a balcony! Great view of the town from the 4th Floor. Wifi available in room and at the cafe where we had breakfast (breakfast not included in room rate). Great location.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Thank JoeJBandar
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bangkok
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56 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed January 11, 2011

Modern and comfortable. Big rooms. RM 118, breakf. non included. There is a clean and good restaurant who serve breakfast, next door. Good deal.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank claudineBangkok
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Property: Ria Hotel
Address: Jalan Marudu lot.n 3, Kudat, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Kudat
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Kudat
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
Ria Hotel Kudat, Sabah

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