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“Good hotel. Very busy though.”
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Horizon Hotel
Ranked #10 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is nicely located, has very comfortable rooms and friendly staff. The breakfast buffet is a zoo with far too many guests and not enough tables to sit or food for that matter. But overall, this is good value for money.

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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Nice rooms, lovely breakfast, good value. We had booked a double room but were given a twin room. The staff said that it was the fault of our booking agent. They said we could change to a double the next day but we thought it was too much faff to change.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

We have just spent a week there. The staff were friendly and helpful. They organised our trip to Shangri la to see the young orang tang sanctuary & delivered a much needed charger in an instance. Our room was well cleaned & a lovely size. We did enjoy the view of the ocean. The central location enabled us to walk to most places we wanted to go in town.
The breakfast buffet I thoroughly enjoyed. The tea and coffee used are local products made in Sabah and I enjoyed them so much I purchased them to bring back as gifts for friends.
Great location for lots of eating places & the Sunday morning markets.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

Horizon is a little more expensive than a lot of hotels in KK, but you get good value for your money. Rooms are big and well-appointed, the breakfast is great, free wifi throughout, nice pool and gym, as well as a good location. Service is very friendly but terribly slow. I stayed elsewhere in KK and felt it was well worth paying the extra for this hotel; $20 made a HUGE difference!!!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

Spent a total of 4 nights at the Horizon and cannot praise it highly enough. The staff were very friendly and helpful, location was excellent close to everything and room was spacious and classy. As mentioned previously the only downside was lack of seating at the pool (easily fixed by having bench and shade down the side of the hotel wall). Breakfast buffet was outstanding, computer access at the business centre and storage of luggage available (stored mine for 4 days while I went on tour). Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

Very well appointed rooms in this centrally located hotel. We booked through booking.com several weeks in advance and when we arrived we had been upgraded to a fabulous room with huge balcony looking out to sea with sun lounger and table & chairs.
Staff friendly and breakfast excellent! The breakfast is the reason i have rated the hotel 4, and not 3!
The major downside to this hotel is that the pool only has room for 3 sun loungers-not somethiong we had realised when booking. On three occasions when i went to the pool, i coudl not stay as no-where to lounge or even sit. The pool was the main reson we had chosen this hotel as we wanted to relax after climbing Mt.Kinabalu. Thankfully, the room upgrade meant that we had access to sunloungers looking out to sea.

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Reviewed June 30, 2013

We found the Horizon to be a very nice place to stay, well worth the price. The staff were very friendly and allowed us to check in early. The rooms are clean and well appointed - big TV on the wall, nice bathroom with large shower. Bed was a bit hard for our liking (and we usually prefer a firm bed) however the pillows were so awesomely plush and comfortable it made up for it.

Breakfast was magnificent. Served in the restaurant beside the lobby, there was a wide variety of choice, whether you wanted western or traditional Malaysian cuisine. The pool has a really nice view of the ocean and is reasonably clean. Unfortunately there are only 3 sun lounges so don't expect to get one - but you may be lucky. They do charge you a couple of ringit if you want to take a pool towel out of the hotel (e.g. to go snorkelling, etc.) and the paperwork you need to fill in is just ludicrous - no kidding, forms in triplicate! Had to laugh - the towels were pretty average and I doubt anyone would want to steal one.

Location was very central to restaurants, shopping, sights and the wharf area. On the whole we were very pleased with our choice staying at the Horizon. Recommended.

Room Tip: Ocean view is nice.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Horizon Hotel

Address: Jalan Pantai, Kota Kinabalu 88999, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#7 Romantic Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#8 Luxury Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: $68 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Horizon Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 180
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Overlooking the city with sea views, featuring branded 42/50" Plasma TV, restorative rain showers, comfortable beds, free high speed internet access and all the extra touches that will make your stay memorable. Our thoughtfully designed modern spacious and luxurious rooms promise a restful stay. ... more   less 
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Horizon Hotel Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Horizon Hotel And Spa

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