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“Excellent hotel in an bit out of the way place”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Oceania Hotel

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Oceania Hotel
Ranked #23 of 91 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
India
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217 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Excellent hotel in an bit out of the way place”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

What worked:
- Excellent rooms (impressive at the price!!) with great amenities incl good wifi. The hotel is quite recent and the rooms look very nice (for this price range).
- Competent staff

What didn't work:
- Location: Other hotels were at a walking distance from the pier / sights. You needed a taxi to go anywhere. Even to find it originally was a bit of a challenge on arrival (at night 2100 hours).
- Taxi prices: Now taxi prices anywhere in KK are generally ridiculous (i.e starting at 15 RM for a small distance). This adds costs. Further, the staff was clueless - they advised us to pay 30RM for a taxi to the airport (u dont find them around the hotel easily), for about 5 mins of driving distance (at 60-80 kph). Needless to say, the taxi advise really pissed us off.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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90 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is relatively new - about 8 months old we were told by the management. It's a good hotel, rooms are clean with the minimum required facilities. All were fully functional. Toilets were clean and the big shower head offered a great showering experience. The location is only so-so that's because there are located in an area that is quite congested with traffic. I suppose that's ok for the tourist that isn't driving because getting a parking spot is quite difficult.

The only restaurant in the hotel serves fairly tasty food. The chef does bother about food presentation - we ordered a simple sandwich and it came all well 'decorated'. Prices are just a little bit on the high side. However, there are many other local fare located nearby the hotel.

All-in-all it's a good hotel.

Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Cairo, Egypt
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95 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2013

I stayed here with a group of friends in August and we found the place to be very clean and comfortable. Only negatives were that it was a long walk or short cab away from central KK area (not that inconvenient really) and that the wall between the shower and the room is colored glass, so you can see the outline of whoever is showering lol

I stayed at 2 other hotels in KK during my trip and Oceania was my favorite. Best value and cleanest, highly recommend.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Warsaw, Poland
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2013

Pleasant mid-budget hotel in Kota Kinabalu with clean an comfortable rooms. Located 10-15 minutes taxi drive ($10) from the airport and the same distance from the city centre. Friendly and helpful staff at reception happy to give you all the info you need for for your stay. No frills accommodation but considering the standards in some of SE Asia destinations, this is was a nice surprise. Recommended for flash packers or those transiting via Kota Kinabalu looking for a comfortable but reasonably priced place to stay for a night or two. Nice bathroom and free wifi:an additional advantage.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2013

-It's new so generally, the place is spic and span
-Accommodating and helpful staff who can speak good though they did not carry our luggage up to our room and did not make sure we're all settled in. But it's just me comparing to other hotels I've been to. :p
-Free shuttle service
-Located at near city center

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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540 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2013

the hotel is very nice and clean, everything is new (a beautiful bathroom!) the staff is friendly and helpful.
the location is not good... 30 minutes walk from the city center area.
there is no beach close to the hotel. (well no beach in Kota Kinabalu at all...) if you want to swim in the sea, you need to go to one of the islands around: Sapi or Mamutik (costs about 40 Ringgit per person).
internet connection was very slow and sometimes didn't work at all.
the rooms are supposed to be non smoking, but someone was smoking all the time in the neighbor room, so we felt a smoking smell in our bathroom.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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malaysia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights with family for vacation.stayed in the deluxe family which can accodomate 4 of us with a reasonable price This place is new, clean and nice. Very near to town and the staff here are friendly. But is you know the place well , you can walk to eating places, if not just catch a cab. All cab goes to town area for RM 15. Further away from town will cost you RM20-25 for example to tanjung aru beach.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Oceania Hotel
Address: Lot 60-64, Sadong Jaya, Sabah 5 Jalan Ikan Juara, Kota Kinabalu 88100, Malaysia
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Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Oceania Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 70
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