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“Average room at decent price”
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Pantai Inn
Ranked #8 of 81 Kota Kinabalu B&B and Inns
Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

For 32 AUD per night for a double room, this hotel is good value. Location is great and everything is within walking distance. The room & be sheets are clean but agree with other reviews regarding the place needing a fresh paint. If you're looking for budget and want a step up from a backpackers, I would recommend pantai inn

Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

its a budget hotel with an excellent location. a door step to Gaya Street. walking distance to KK's many attraction, such as night market, shopping malls and eateries.easy to get a taxi. wi-fi is a bit lousy although the modem was located front of the room. the room was small and old tv with limited channel.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank shahzan82
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PantaiInn, Manager at Pantai Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2014

Thank you for your review. We take note of the size of our rooms as we are rather a very old hotel (about 20years). We apologise with the wifi connection here in KK as in our area the Telco is still doing upgrading to the internet.

The management is planning for a full refurbishment in a very near future, we hope to present to our customer a new facelift and a better level of comfort.

We are glad you had a great time visiting kk.

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Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here several times, although the room was small & outdated, it was clean. The best part about this hotel is location, location, location. Easy access to local eateries & shopping complexes, not to mention the Gaya Sunday Market is just right behind the hotel. Affordable rates too.

Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
2  Thank rusticwanderess
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

We spent 2 nights in room no 307. We made a booking in advance via booking.com thanks to the opinions and appealing price (MYR 87 per night for a double room). What we found there was hugely disapponting. The reception is quite nice and the service is good.

I'll start with the good things:
- the reception is quite nice and the service is good
- location (hard to find better one)
- hot shower and good air-conditioning.

And now much longer list of drawbacks:
- although hotel claims to be non-smoking, the first room we were offered (no 308) had terrible smell of cigarettes. After our intervention we were given room no 307 (the same in size)
- size of the room - for 2 persons it was really tiny and not comfortable at all
- dirty walls in the room
- no soundproof doors - when people were walking at night through corridor it felt like someone was in our room
- dirty ceiling in the bathroom
- strange sounds after toilet flush
- wash-basin with separate taps for hot and cold water
- when someone's taking a shower in the next room you hear the flowing water very clearly
- broken bulb.

In our opinion hotel is very outdated and needs major renovation, also on the outside. To put it short - I would not stay there again.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank KrisD_pl
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

This s quite a basic hotel but it is very reasonably priced and it is central Kota Kinabalu so handy for the harbour front and the markets and restaurants. It s about 15/20 minute drive from the airport -the cst if the taxi ride us 30 RM - about £5. The one down side is that it was noisy at night as it is near a bar that has music till midnight.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Julienne L
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Bed bugs.!!
Stay anywhere else.!
We stayed at Pantai and the staff were lovely minus one.
Our holiday involved a visit to the doctors due to bed bug attack.
When we spoke to lovely staff they directed us to the female manager who quite honestly was uninterested and uncompassionate to our bed bug cause.
She offered no compensation or care at all.
It is a shame as as the staff were very friendly and helpful dispite their broken English.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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1  Thank 1_Honest_Aussie
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

I agree with others when they say the location of this inn is it's only greatest feature. Otherwise the stay wa pretty horrible.
First of all the stink of cigarette smoke throughout the whole hotel is enough to give you constant nausea.
Second the walls are SO thin!
We couldn't sleep all night because we could hear every noise made by our neighbor!
I even went down stairs to ask whether it was a staff dorm as they had been up making washing sounds with the tv on and banterring from 9pm til 6am! They said it wasn't and told me they would ring the room... They didn't.
For 90rm it's reasonably priced but i would just pitch in that extra little money and stay somewhere decent so you don't have to stay awake all night or stress.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Additional Information about Pantai Inn

Address: Pantai Inn No. 56 & 57 Jalan Pantai, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Amenities:
Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 81 B&Bs / Inns in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: $22 - $36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Pantai Inn 1*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
01 Jan 2017 is the start of a new year!!! We at Pantai Inn is glad to inform all our current customer and future customers we are finally unveiling our newly renovated rooms, lobby and restaurant! After a few years of designing and hearing feedbacks from our loyal customers we have incorporated your feedbacks into our rooms. We at Pantai Inn would like to extend a warm welcome to you soon!! See ya! ... more   less 
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Pantai Inn Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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