My son and I were spent a couple of nights here during our recent trip to the Seaventures rig in East Borneo; as our flight from Singapore arrived too late to catch the onward flight to Tawau.
While the location close to the airport and the included transfers are great; the rooms themselves are nothing to write home about. It's evident that they don't spend too much in the upkeep of the hotel, and the surrounding area of Tanjung Aru is just as unkempt.
Facilities are very limited in the hotel; apart from air-conditioning, cable TV with a few channels and hot water, there is no other modern conveniences. There's not even a lift in the building.
Having "breakfast included" in the price is a rip-off: "breakfast" is a couple of cold pieces of toast, some instant coffee and a a bowl of mushy cereal (seriously, how difficult is to get cereal right?) - you're much better off having a local Teh Tarik in any of the eateries around the hotel.
Said that, the convenience of the airport transfers makes this hotel a choice if you are just staying overnight.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Crown Borneo Hotel is centrally located within the Tanjung Aru town just minutes away from the city centre. The Crown Borneo has 28 rooms, offering queen bedroom and twin bedroom and comes with an attached bathroom with shower. All rooms are air-conditioned with an individual control, features a 32" LCD TV with selected satellite channels and tea/coffee making facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Crown Borneo Hotel Kota Kinabalu, Sabah