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Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
Ranked #3 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Certificate of Excellence
Waterford, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
212 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Fantastic Hotel and Location”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

What a lovely hotel. We have stayed in Venetian – Macau, Nikko Ho Chi Minh, Traders in KL and finally here – in all hotels we had suites with stunning views. The suite in this hotel is better than them all. Beautiful waterfront views. Stunning view from the club lounge and lovely place to watch the sun set. If you want a hotel where you can lie out on a beach this is not it, go to the Shangri-La. If you want a hotel which is right on the waterfront, lots of restaurants within walking distance and the markets a short 2 min walk away this is the place to stay. Book club access it is definitely worth it for the view at sunset. Stayed here previously and was so taken with the view included KK and specifically this hotel in a 50th birthday celebration trip for my wife. The hotel sent up flowers and chocolates. Our suite had lounge/dining room, toilet, next door bedroom, cloakroom and toilet with shower, bath and WC. Flat screen TV and DVD players in both rooms. The staff were fantastic – I really can’t fault anything in our stay and we will come back.

Room Tip: For suites rooms #19 and #32 are the seafront views, largest seafront rooms are #25, #26, with #23...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Suresh R, Manager at Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
Dear Eddie,
Greetings from Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu!
I am happy to hear that you had a wonderful stay at our club room while enjoying our sunset view from there. I am also glad to know that our staffs have treated you and your lovely wife well on your stay throughout. I hope you truly enjoyed the flowers and chocolates that we have sent you.
If there’s anything else you need on your next visit, please share with us and we will do our best to be of any assistance. Look forward to seeing you and your wife at the hotel again.
Thank you and have a discovery week!
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

Stayed here for three nights in November 2012 as the first part of my honeymoon. Great Platinum recognition at check in with comp upgrade to one bedroom suite with great views. Excellent lounge with very accommodating staff who helped get me my iphone back to the US. Not a resort hotel though, and mainly caters to business travelers. All in all however, an excellent place to stay before jumping off into Borneo.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Suresh R, Manager at Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Dear Olimaspecto,
We have reviewed your comments regarding your stay with us at the Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu. We are more than happy to hear you had a great stay while especially enjoying our exclusive lounge. We hope to see you again very soon for your next stay.
Thank you and have a discovery week

Suresh Ramasamy
Executive Assistant Manager
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

After climbing the Kinabalu, we've returned to Kota Kinabalu but stayed this time for 5 nights at the Le Meridien Hotel.
We've booked a Deluxe room having sea view and have been asked, if we like to upgrade to Club paying a promotional fee.

At the end, really great stay there, the Club feeling was great!
Drinks all the time for free, Wifi for free, cake at tea time, snacks afterwards and breakfast in the morning, and the staying on the 12th floor.

Really enjoyed the time there!

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Suresh R, Manager at Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Dear Invocation,
We have reviewed your comments regarding your stay with us at the Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu. We are glad you had a great stay with us here. We hope to see you again very soon for your next stay.
Thank you and have a discovery week.

Suresh Ramasamy
Executive Assistant Manager
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

Seems everything is good about this hotel: location, food, facilities, rooms, staff.... Nothing to complain about. But also, nothing to exclaim about. Nothing stands out as "Wow!" If you want a very good hotel, with no nasty surprises, this would seem to be a good choice. But probably not a hotel you will remember for a long time as being something special.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Suresh R, Manager at Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Dear Raintree,
We have reviewed your comments regarding your stay with us at the Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu.
We are pleased to share with you that we will constantly find ways to improve ourselves in all aspects. We hope to see you again very soon for your next stay, and hopefully we are a better and improved version of ourselves then to you.
Thank you and have a discovery week.

Suresh Ramasamy
Executive Assistant Manager
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Southampton
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

We had booked a Club Floor Sea View room for a two night stay in KK. Check-in was delayed by 20 minutes because there was no suitable room available. The room we were allocated appeared to be just acceptable, albeit with a restricted view of the quay and ocean. unfortunately, our first night was blighted by strange noises from the AC and a lot of laughing and giggling coming through the interconnecting door to the adjacent room so next morning was asked to move. The duty manager dealt with the situation in exemplary manner; apologizing profusely and moving us to a suite for the second night. He also provided us with a free bottle of wine as a way of making amends. - We really appreciated his concern and attention.
We used the club lounge in the evening for cocktails and snacks and in the morning for breakfast. The club lounge is pleasant with good views of the ocean and local street market.
Apart from the first-night problem with the room - which was dealt with in a very satisfactory manner - we enjoyed our stay at Le Meridien and would opt to stay there again.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Suresh R, Manager at Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Dear sejlane,
We have reviewed your comments regarding your stay with us at the Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu. We do take all comments seriously and appreciate all the feedback we can get. I would like to apologize for the Room Arrangement and Air Conditioning issues that arose.
I will address it to the Front Office and Engineering team regarding these issues to act on them accordingly.
As a management team, we take all comments seriously and share them with our staff, so we may resolve any and all issues. Again, thank you for the comments because we are always looking for ways to improve our service.
Thank you and have a discovery week.

Suresh Ramasamy
Executive Assistant Manager
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Kuala Lumpur
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed November 24, 2012

Checked into the Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu for one night while on an official trip to KK. Arrived at the hotel a bit before noon and well ahead of the check in time. Was swiftly checked in and upgraded to an Suite as the Deluxe Sea View room was not available at the time. Upon arriving into the suite and was extremely comfortable and modern. The amenities provided were also top notch.

The suite however had a very strong damp smell to it. Upon called Housekeeping, someone was send to spray some freshener in the room. That took care of it for a while but the smell was back later in the evening. They need to find a way to clean the room so that the smell goes away for good. There was also a large hair in one of the bath towels at the rack and hence, I am a bit unsure about the overall hygiene at the hotel.

The staff at the hotel was very courteous and friendly.

Overall it was a great stay and I would not hesitate to staying there again on future trips to KK.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Thank KL_Banker
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Suresh R, Manager at Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Dear KL_Banker,
We have reviewed your comments regarding your stay with us at the Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu. We do take all comments seriously and appreciate all the feedback we can get.
I apologize for the damp smell in your room and I will address this to the Housekeeping to act on it accordingly.
As a management team, we take all comments seriously and share them with our staff, so we may resolve any and all issues. Again, thank you for the comments because we are always looking for ways to improve our service.
Thank you and have a discovery week.

Suresh Ramasamy
Executive Assistant Manager
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

Stay 4 night at the hotel,sfaff from front desk to housekeeping very nice.room spacious,but pillow not comfortable,requirement for two more but same.shopping centre is around the hotel,walk15min can arrived jesellton point,very convenient..will be back

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Suresh R, Manager at Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Dear Ckwei,
We have reviewed your comments regarding your stay with us at the Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu.
We are glad you enjoyed your time here at the hotel and your exploration of places of interests nearby. We hope to see you again very soon for your next stay.
As a management team, we take all comments seriously and share them with our staff, so we may resolve any and all issues. Again, thank you for the comments because we are always looking for ways to improve our service.
Thank you and have a discovery week.

Suresh Ramasamy
Executive Assistant Manager
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Property: Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
Address: Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens | Sinsuran, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
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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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#4 Romantic Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#5 Business Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#6 Family Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu 5*
Number of rooms: 306
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu is a contemporary 5 star hotel, strategically located at the heart and city center of downtown Kota Kinabalu across the fresh and handicraft markets and Kota Kinabalu waterfront. Overlooking the sea, Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu features newly renovated rooms, leisure outdoor pool and sundeck with sunset pool side bar. Convenient within easy walking distance of other local attractions like Gaya Street in less than 10 minutes walk, retail and entertainment facilities in less than 20 minutes walk like Centrepoint, Suria and Imago Shopping Malls. Enjoy access to local art gallery, golf courses and other island excursions. ... more   less 
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