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Imperial Boutec Hotel
Ranked #66 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
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“Clean, comfortable and convenient”
Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

This place is not a bad base for KK, the rooms are clean and comfortable, they change sheets and towels daily, bathRooms are well equipped and it is just a comfortable and convenient base. It is worth noting that the rooms have windows that open to a corridor so you may as well not have a window at all, they have ancient crappy wifi that only works in the reception and does not cover the rooms which is pretty unforgivable in this day and age. To add insult to injury on this front you can always pick up a strong wifi signal from the Kalgan hotel next door in your rooms! Just not from this hotel...

Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Not a bad place or a few nights in KK. Not overly flash or fancy but a bargain for the price, offer good rates for late checkout. Can access the city easily by foot. Wifi available which is a little slow, but hey you're on holidays right? Rooms are a decent size, clean and comfortable with helpful staff. Almost didn't stay here after reading the reviews, but you get what you pay for and for the price I had no complaints ! Good place to access shopping, restaurants, sightseeing etc, central location means you're close to everything. Buffet breakfast not too bad, nothing gourmet but good enough to feed your face and fuel up for the day. We'd stay again purely for the price and convenience of the location.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Queenscliff, Australia
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Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

It is hard to find being on the 7th floor of a mall but,we found it clean, comfortable and easy to reach all that KK has to offer.
Down sides
We only got one door card, wifi dropped out a bit but it happens in 5 star hotels too, shower too some working out and could have been a tad hotter. It's looking rather warn
Up side
For the price it's hard to fault, we were happy with our choice, we booked for location



Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 20, 2013

Bigger room than other hotels (etc Cititel Express) with comfortable bed and efficient service. A strategic location to places like 3 mins walk to philipino market or 10 mins walk to Gaya Street or 30 mins to Jesselton point (habour to island hoping and sea activities!). But I keep calling the maintenance to repair the toilet bowl for almost everyday we stayed in the hotel (3 Days). At time we found cockroaches in the toilet!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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New York, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2013

We stayed here for one night on a layover. The hotel is a short 10 minutes from the airport by taxi, on the 7th floor of a mall. It is in the middle of town, close to shopping and restaurants. The room was awful - cheap materials, very dirty, terribly small. The worst is that it smelled like cigarette smoke. It took a while to get the AC to work, and the room never really got cool. In the morning, it took me 10 min to get the complicated shower system to work, but I never did get hot water. We went down to the breakfast buffett, but all the food was cold and there was no western food (all cheap noodles and fried food). The front desk woman was nice, but her English was not great, so I had a hard time getting the information I needed. Even thought the room rate was cheap and it was a layover, I would not stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Stayed here for four nights during a business trip early July 2013. Location wise it is a good spot as it's nearby the shopping district and also wide variety of eateries and watering holes nearby.

Basically my main issue is with housekeeping. On the second day the towels were not changed and the same also for the bedsheet. On the third day, the maids put in two new towels but forgot to take out one of the old towels. The bedsheets was also not changed. Now, the hotel management might accuse me of making this story up but if you refer to the picture that I attached here, you would notice that there's a hole there which happens to be in the same place everyday for three days in a row. Or maybe the hotel do have a lot of bedsheets with holes in the same place.

Anyway they would have got a better review if they happened to clean the mold in the shower room which was growing even more rapidly during my stay.

The hotel also needs to clearly state that the whole hotel is a non smoking hotel. Found out only after checking in about this policy despite going through their website a few times before making the reservation. There is not even a smoking lounge for the smokers tucked away somewhere discreet so that the guests does not have to go down all the way to the ground floor(The hotel is on the 7th floor of a shopping complex) to have a puff. What you get is that every time you are walking through the corridor you could smell somebody smoking inside the rooms. Though this is irresponsible of the the guest to do so, but who canblame them if the hotel does not provide a smoking lounge for the smokers. Even airports have smoking lounges. Or the least clearly state in their website that the hotel is a non smoking hotel so that everybody are informed beforehand.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Stay here for 2 consecutive nights before the Mt KK climb and another 1 night before we flied out. First 2 nights my room is without towels and toilet but because it was already quite late so I decided to only request for it the next morning before I went out. Requested from the front desk before I left but when i returned there were still no towel & toilet paper - service was super poor. Wifi is only available at the lobby unless you are allocated the rooms with room numbers starting from 100 onward. My last night stay - the aircon is no working - i sweat whole night despite my aircon temperature is at 18c. In summary the hotel is poorly maintained. If you are searching for convenient I notice there are so many new hotels around the same area with much cheaper prices while I did my walkabout the area. Do not think I will return to this hotel.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Imperial Boutec Hotel
Address: 7th Floor Jalan Puri Warisan, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
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Ranked #66 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
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Hotel Class:3 star — Imperial Boutec Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 96
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