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Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
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Reviewed July 16, 2008

This hotel is spectacular. The rooms are clean and HUGE. We took a double sea view room (two beds) for two that could easily accommodate four. Also brilliant is the free broadband internet and the flatscreen TV with a DVD player to boot! The service is snappy and always with an endearing and earnest smile. The buffet lunches and dinner choices at the Circle Restaurant in the lobby are first-rate. And the nightly rates can be unbelievably cheap. Check their website for offers and discounts. All in all, Le Meridien offers great value for money in terms of accommodation quality.

The location could not be better: smack dab in the middle of Kota Kinabalu, with the best shopping outlets downtown (Centre Point, Api-Api and Warisan Centre) just next door. In addition, the waterfront is just across the street from the hotel, with the Handicraft market and an array of nice and clean seafood restaurants. The hotel is also close to KK airport. The taxi fare to the airport is only 20 RM one-way.

Sure Tanjung Aru, Sutera Harbour or Rasa Ria are somewhat more elaborate, but these hotels seem more adequate for an all inclusive resort getaway-style vacation. If you are just stopping over for a day or two on your way to other destinations in Sabah or Sarawak and want to explore Kota Kinabalu, Le Meridien is your best choice: it offers great service, excellent accomodation and great location for very competitive prices.

If you do choose Le Meridien KK, get one of the sea view rooms. The view of KK harbour, Pulau Gaya and Likas bay is really worth the extra 80 RM or so.

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 12, 2008

What a great hotel. The rooms are huge and luxurious. The included breakfast was delicious (especially the waffles!). The view of the ocean and night market is stunning. The location right by the water downtown couldn't be better. I'm not sure why there was a peculiar smell in the hallway, but that seemed to be a trend in Malaysian hotels. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat.

Stayed: July 2008
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Reviewed July 1, 2008

I have travelled to different Starwood properties all over the world and was amazed by this hotel located in the very heart of the quaint sea side city of Kota Kinabalu. Although my stay was quite brief , I thoroughly enjoyed it and the hotel was definetily one of the main reasons of this. The service was typical Le Meridien as was the general ambience of the place. The sheer size of the rooms is enough to coax any traveller back to this hotel.

I really enjoyed the Circle Restaurant in the hotel and the pool area of the establishment. While the size of the pool is not the largest it certainly provides a relaxing atmosphere during the sunset period. Kota Kinabalu is one of my favourite places to visit in South East Asis as it offers a sort of a sense of authenticity to travellers like myself who have often seen their favourite travel locations transformed into mass commercialized holiday hot spots.

I recommend this hotel to anyone visiting KK as the locals call it. Gaya or Gayana Resort (I cant remember the name) is also another place I would recommend to travellers visiting this part of the world. My stay there was almost reminiscient of an early visit I had to Koh Samui before it became fully commercialized.

Stayed: May 2008
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Reviewed June 17, 2008

Stayed a long weekend in May 2008. Great hotel and had a fantastic room with great ocean views. The pool area was very nice. The room itself was huge and had nice amenities.Great start to the day with a large breakfast offering. Very central to all areas of KK such as pier, cheap food stalls across the road and shopping areas. Would highly recommend to others and should I get back to KK I know where I will be staying!

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 8, 2008

We stayed for 4 nights is a superb room facing the ocean .The hotel is located in the center of town only minutes walk to all shops, restaurants and markets. Breakfast and buffet lunch were possibly superior to most hotels we have stayed in anywhere in asia and europe, service and staff were great, a large relaxing pool and excellent gym were nice to have. Nights were very quite with no traffic noise. Had an excellent stay and would love to return one day.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled with friends
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