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Bulatan Hostel
4.4/522 Reviews

Bulatan Hostel

Tanjung Aru Kota Kinabalu|1.15km from Tanjung Aru Beach
This hostel is very clear, well-run with friendly staff and nice decoration. Compared with 2 other hostels I stayed with in KK, the room in this hostel is the most spacious and the air-cond is very good. •Bed: very comfortable. •Electricity socket: all bunk beds have at least one USB port, some may have 2 USB ports and/or universal socket which fits China/Aust/USA plugs. •Bathroom: Clean, yet there is some room for improvement. Water pressure is good. •Bicycle: Rate is RM10 for the first hour, RM5 for every hour thereafter, and an hamlet is provided. It's nice to ride along the airport/beach in the morning. The sun could become very strong after 11am though. •Food nearby: Tried several eateries (Chinese/Malay/Indian-styled) in the neighborhood and all the food was so-so, nothing more than filling up your stomach. KFC, which run by hearing impaired staff, maybe a better choice. At night, Tanjung Aru Beach provides a wide range of hawker foods. •Hostel restaurant: The restaurant in the hostel is well decorated and air-conditioned with value meal set priced from RM15.9 to RM17.9. The grilled lamb was very nice. •Breakfast included: Self-serviced and very simple–just toast, egg and tea/coffee. Beach: Tanjung Aru beach (15 minutes walk) has beautiful sunset. Few people swim in the daytime (there is a jelly fish warning sign in the beach), but at sunset it's flocked with people. Overall, high quality hostel providing good value for money, esp for those want to stay near the beach.

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The Aru Hotel at Aru Suites
4.3/570 Reviews
Tanjung Aru
The hotel room which I stayed was very confortable, with wide space, big bed, clean bedsheets and near to eating places and also near to the airport. Initially I was afraid the noise from the airplanes may disturb my sleep as my room was facing on the left side of the building, but to my surprise I did not hear planes flying so I was happy that I didn't experience any noise to disturb my tranquility. The only con is there is no restaurant in the hotel so my breakfast came as a bento like box takeaway. No coffee also, the coffee is available in the room but is chargeable. Only the tea bags are free. The parking is multi-storeyed and managed electronically. You put your car into the car lift and it is then parked automatically one car at a time. To retrieve your car, you need to scan your hotel card for it to be brought down via the car lift again. It may be time consuming if you are in a hurry and there are a few people in the queue before you.
Casuarina Hotel
3.9/5173 Reviews
Tanjung Aru
I have stayed at this hotel for many times & will always come back. • The staff at this hotel were so friendly and helpful. They made my stay so comfortable. The rooms were spacious, clean and well-maintained. The location was perfect - close to the city centre, airport & you will enjoy the best sunset ever at Tanjung Are beach! The staff would also give you a free transfer to the airport for your early morning flights, fantastic you guys! You could find a lot of hawker stores at the beach area so dinner is easily sorted. “The breakfast was always great, simple but nice.
Seapark Condotel Hotel
4.3/55 Reviews
Tanjung Aru
A one-star hotel shines brightly because of the boss's super five-star service. Just listen to the boss for hotels, supermarkets, tools for catching the sea, and travel guides. It's about a quarter of an hour's walk from the beach, and there are restaurants and supermarkets along the way. The three single beds met our rest needs, which was great! Want to stay a few more days
Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu
4.5/5839 Reviews
Tanjung Aru
I've had the privilege of staying in numerous Shangri-La's throughout Southeast Asia, and this particular one felt somewhat dated and in dire need of modernisation. I could see signs of improvements in progress, with sections that appeared to have already received a facelift. On my first day, I ventured to the sauna, only to find the temperature so lukewarm that I couldn't even work up a sweat. I voiced my discontent, and I'm pleased to report that the issue was addressed promptly by the next day. One aspect that left me somewhat disenchanted was the interaction, or rather lack thereof, between the staff and guests. It didn't quite embody the exemplary service one would expect from a high-end 5-star establishment. However, there was a shining exception to this observation - Addy, who was stationed at the breakfast area. Addy demonstrated a commendable level of attentiveness, engaging guests at their tables and ensuring needs were met promptly. Whether you required additional items or sought information, Addy was the person to turn to. This kind of service truly exemplified the standard one would anticipate from a hotel of this caliber. I did have an enjoyable stay, but for this hotel to remain a five star there is room for improvement.
Paradise Perch Tanjung Aru Inifnity Pool 2BR
4.6/53 Reviews
Tanjung Aru
Very clean and spacious, management quite dizzy but manageable, car park got lift wow.. definitely wanna come again
Deco Home @ Aru Suites
4.5/510 Reviews
Tanjung Aru
Tanjung Aru Beach is a 15-minute walk away. You can stop by Perdana Park on the way. When it comes to Kota Kinabalu, sunset is famous. Tanjung Aru Beach is also a sunset point.

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