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Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu
Ranked #19 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Hong Kong, China
Level 4 Contributor
8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Nice location with amazing price”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

I stayed here for three nights because of the great location. A lot of famous restaurants were just located nearby the hotel. the room is quite small but still it is very comfortable. however , the water pressure was low when you lived in a higher floor. the price is relatively low and suitable for the budget saver!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2013

The hotel is easy to locate and most of the taxi driver all knew the place. the location of the hotel is very center which made all restaurant, local shops and international departmental store walking distance away. If you wish you could even walk to the ferry terminal which is around 25 min of normal speed walking.

The room is decently clean, not very clean compare to so many other hostel and cheaper hotel that i have stay in, but its not terrible around 7/10 from my count.

The room is small, very small. How small is it? well i cant even open my luggage and I'm only carrying a 21" luggage. There is no dresser table or even a work desk in the room, totally no place for me to use my laptop to surf the net.

The wall and the windows are also not very sound prove. At night all the sound from the corridor or even the guest from next door can be heard from my room totally.

Water pressure is somewhat low from time to time, I even encounter twice that there is totally no hot water or dripping hot water when i was taking a shower in the afternoon.

The internet however is very good, most of the time i was able to surf the net with ease and the speed was ok. was able to watch video and even post video there, hope this can be maintain.

Overall the hotel is located in a very good location, but the room is not as great. will advice for a short trip like 2 nights, but for long stay you better find some other hotel which has better rooms.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

We stayed there for four nights. It is very clean and reasonably priced hotel. The location is pretty good as it is surrounded by retail stores and restaurants. There is also a free wifi provided, with complimentary amenities (e.g. tea, coffee). Although the room is pretty small for three of us, we are happy with our stay, apart from the fact that our sleep is interrupted due to the noisiness caused by the next door Chinese tourists.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2013

got ourself a standard room. expected the size of the room but most important the room is clean. good for sleeping only. no space to hangout. walls are quite thin, you can hear other doors closed, and people talking outside. no bell

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Ipoh, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2013

good location but the room is too small. No space & even difficult for muslim to pray in the room. No pipe in the toilet for cleaning . The only thing that will convince us to come again is the location & easy parking. Overall is ok.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Kuching, Malaysia
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4 reviews
Reviewed September 3, 2013

The room at Cititel Express is very small. It is as small as Tune Hotel.
There is no space to put the luggage, and it only can accomodate 1 small sized luggage only. There is no corridor to walk around.
But the bed is very comfortable to sleep.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2013

The check in was done quick and& brief and the front staff attentive , hence completed the check in quickly an was up to our room. I chose the Sea view room and generally the room is really small with the basic necessities rather in lack. This is definately a Budget hotel, and would not consider staying here again unless constrained by limited funds. Having said that , the location is centralised with shopping malls and a short walk to enjoy a beautiful sunset !

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu
Address: No. 1 Jalan Singgah Mata, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #19 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu 3*
Number of rooms: 275
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