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Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
Ranked #3 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Still Not Found It”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights each in August and September.. First up, I was not helped at the lobby with my huge work baggage since I checked in at almost midnight. Nonetheless, that is not an excuse for the absence of the bell boy. Anyhow, check in was quick and the room was acceptable. Buffet breakfast was pretty good compared to Hyatt Kota Kinabalu. Overall it was fine but I still haven't found the best hotel yet in this town.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Fiona H, General Manager at Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Hello Volatile75,

You have set us a challenge with your subject line - "Still not Found It" Whilst I am biased I know, I do believe that we have the most wonderful associates and caring staff in Kota Kinabalu (not to mention location location). Though on this occasion we missed an opportunity upon your arrival to the hotel, which I absolutely agree with you this should not happen!

Please do try us again in the future to see if we have been able to move ahead of the other hotels you have experienced in KK!

With best regards,
Fiona Hagan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

This is our favourite hotel in kk because of its location, spacious room n great view.
This time we stayed on the higher floor in the club rooms.
Room 1129 was spacious n clean n faces the sea. We get free access to the lounge on the 12th floor which served bfast, high tea n pre dinner cocktails. Great food n view.
Location is fantastic in the city centre with many eateries n malls within walking distance.
Portview seafood restaurant n the night market is just across the road.
Great place n will definitely return.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Fiona H, General Manager at Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Hello Merc8989,

Thank you for your review and for sharing pictures of the Club Lounge so others can review also.

As you are based in KL, please come back and visit us again soon!

Fiona
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Ocean Grove, Australia
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

We have just returned from 3 weeks in Borneo. Le Meridien in KK was our absolute favourite hotel. As we all do I read all the TA reviews..some were concerned with minor things eg lifting wallpaper and mould the size of a 20c piece in bathrooms....so here's the truth. Yes the decor is a little dated, small areas of peeling wallpaper and tiny areas of mould on the bathroom ceilings, however the service and club facilities far out weighed these minor issues. All staff were friendly and helpful and so quick to fufill any request. The room size was spacious, comfy beds and the view spectacular, location fantastic, great breakfast..pay the extra for the Club rooms, it is well worth it! This will be the place we stay if we are in KK again.

Room Tip: Make sure you book a Club room on the 11th or 12th floors
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Fiona H, General Manager at Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Hi Lisa,

Wow 3 weeks, you are real Borneo explorers, what a fantastic amount of time to spend here.

Thank you for sharing your feedback with others from your recent stay with us, I am thrilled that our service and facilities in the hotel outweighed the small imperfections in the rooms. I am very proud of our team and they way that they care for our guests so I am delighted that they were a highlight for you on your travels.

If you decided to explore Borneo little more please come back and visit us!

Fiona
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Shenzhen
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

I had 2 stays there in October 2013

It is a great Hotel. Right across from the night market and centrally located. Nice gym and pool and great breakfast. Really can not complain.
The staff is super friendly - really excellent!!!!! Fast check-in and check-out...
15 minutes to the airport.

HOWEVER: The doors are not equipped with hinges that let them close slowly so that you hear doors slamming all night. it is VERY loud. This was during our first stay on the 12th floor or so...
Next time we stayed we got a room which had a connecting door to the room next door. We heard EVERY word they spoke next door. That is NOT ok for a Hotel in this price range.
At 2 am we had to call the reception because they were yelling around in some room close to us and we could not sleep even WITH EARPLUGS. I know this is just bad luck... but a hotel of this price category and from the LeMeridien brand should have much better noise insulation!!!!


SO BRING YOUR EARPLUGS> and then enjoy the Hotel.

Room Tip: A room away from the elevators and DO NOT allow them to give you a room with a connecting door to an...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Fiona H, General Manager at Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu, responded to this review, October 6, 2013
Dear TravelRaoul,

Thank you for sharing your feedback with others from your recent stay with us. I am terribly sorry that you were not able to sleep due to the noise form the guest room adjacent to your room. I hope that our associates offered to move you to another room during your stay without a connecting door as an alternative. We do have an odd occasion when this becomes an issue and most times after we speak with the guests in the adjoining room it is no longer a challenge.

I am pleased to read that you had a fast arrival and departure and you found our staff super friendly.

Thank you again for sharing!

Warm regards,
Fiona Hagan
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

Le Meridian is a great 5* hotel in a great location. It's right on waterfront, next to the night market and close to a couple of shopping centres. If you want to be in the centre of town it's perfect.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Moe, Australia
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

Stayed here for four nights. The staff were so welcoming and made you feel at home. Farrah and Asmah were so friendly and always had time to talk to us as well check that everything was fine. The location was great only a short walk from Gaya St market and the Jessleton Wharf as well shopping malls. We upgraded to club status which was worthwhile as it was quieter to go upstairs for breakfast and could get a drink anytime as well as nibbles in the evening with alcoholic drinks.
Will certainly be returning.

Room Tip: We had sea view which was great. But certainly worth upgrading to club level.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

We went there last september 2013, book a deluxe room facing towards the sea
Big room, clean bedroom and also bathroom. Quite environment. Friendly and efficient staff. Great buffet breakfast, serve different set of buffet every day. A mix between western and malaysian cuisine.
Excellent location near the night market.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Fiona H, General Manager at Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu, responded to this review, October 6, 2013
Hello 195Lou,

Many thanks for sharing your views on your recent stay with us! please come back again soon.

Fiona Hagan
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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 Luxury Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#1 Spa 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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