Kota Kinabalu Hotels

Kota Kinabalu hotels

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Low season

October Cheapest month to stay with an average 13% drop in price.

High season

January Most expensive month to stay with an average 61% rise in price.

Average price (weeknight)

₹ 4,260 Average Sun - Thu price over the last 2 weeks.

Average price (weekend night)

₹ 3,918 Average Fri & Sat price over the last 2 weeks.

When to book cheap hotels in Kota Kinabalu?

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Top tips for finding perfect Kota Kinabalu hotel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Kota Kinabalu, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Kota Kinabalu in October and August.
  • Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Kota Kinabalu if you stay on a Thursday. The opposite is true for, Saturday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • Book at least 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Kota Kinabalu accommodation.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Kota Kinabalu for 2 days.
  • One of the main landmarks in Kota Kinabalu is the Atkinson Clock Tower, which offers spectacular views over the rest of the city. A stay at Hotel Sixty3 or the Jesselton Hotel, both 3-star properties, will place you about 10min walking distance from the clock tower.
  • The Green Connection Aquarium is a must-see for any nature lovers interested in marine life. If visiting the aquarium, consider a stay at Dreamtel, a 3-star accommodation about 15min drive away. Good for families and friends, the property also features a restaurant, room service, laundry facilities and business centre.
  • Pick up some local souvenirs at Kota Kinabalu Handicraft Market, also known as Pasar Filipino, which sits along the waterfront. The Hyatt Regency is one of the best 5-star hotels in Kota Kinabalu, also situated by the water. As well as its prime location, guests can make use of a stunning swimming pool, spa and fitness centre.
  • Hike the tallest mountain in Southeast Asia and one of the highest in the world – Mount Kinabalu. Prepare for your multi-day trip or recover afterwards by staying at a spa hotel in Kota Kinabalu like Le Meridien. The 5-star property has a luxurious vibe, featuring a pool, spa and fitness centre, making it the perfect destination to relax and refresh.
  • Discover over 5,000 plant species in Mount Kinabalu Park Botanical Garden. Located about 2h drive from the city centre, look for a hotel on the outskirts of the city in Inanam. The ibis Styles, for instance, provides good access to the highway as well as local shopping and dining areas. Other amenities include a fitness centre, bar and restaurant.

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Best Kota Kinabalu hotels

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Hilton Kota Kinabalu - Kota Kinabalu - Building
Hilton Kota Kinabalu
8.9 Excellent
₹ 3,316+
₹ 3,316+
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The Magellan Sutera Resort - Kota Kinabalu
The Magellan Sutera Resort
8.4 Excellent
₹ 6,337+
₹ 6,337+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Spa
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The Pacific Sutera Hotel - Kota Kinabalu
The Pacific Sutera Hotel
8.2 Excellent
₹ 8,990+
₹ 8,990+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
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Hyatt Regency Kinabalu - Kota Kinabalu - Building
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
8.3 Excellent
₹ 4,643+
₹ 4,643+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
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Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai - Kota Kinabalu - Beach
Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai
8.0 Excellent
₹ 6,190+
₹ 6,190+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
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Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu - Kota Kinabalu - Building
Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu
8.2 Excellent
₹ 2,285+
₹ 2,285+
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Grandis Hotel - Kota Kinabalu - Outdoor view
Grandis Hotel
8.5 Excellent
₹ 3,243+
₹ 3,243+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
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Borneo Beach Villas - Kota Kinabalu - Outdoor view
Borneo Beach Villas
7.8 Good
₹ 4,569+
₹ 4,569+
Free Wi-Fi
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Gayana Marine Resort - Kota Kinabalu - Building
Gayana Marine Resort
8.3 Excellent
₹ 16,727+
₹ 16,727+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
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Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre - Kota Kinabalu - Front desk
Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre
8.1 Excellent
₹ 2,727+
₹ 2,727+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
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Gaya Island Resort - Kota Kinabalu - Outdoor view
Gaya Island Resort
8.7 Excellent
₹ 17,169+
₹ 17,169+
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Horizon Hotel - Kota Kinabalu - Building
Horizon Hotel
8.4 Excellent
₹ 2,285+
₹ 2,285+
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Ming Garden Hotel And Residences - Kota Kinabalu - Building
Ming Garden Hotel And Residences
7.9 Good
₹ 2,137+
₹ 2,137+
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Hotel Shangri-La Kota Kinabalu - Kota Kinabalu - Building
Hotel Shangri-La Kota Kinabalu
8.0 Excellent
₹ 2,653+
₹ 2,653+
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Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu - Kota Kinabalu - Building
Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu
8.1 Excellent
₹ 1,916+
₹ 1,916+
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The Klagan Hotel - Kota Kinabalu - Building
The Klagan Hotel
8.2 Excellent
₹ 2,579+
₹ 2,579+
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Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu - Kota Kinabalu - Front desk
Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu
8.7 Excellent
₹ 4,937+
₹ 4,937+
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Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa - Kota Kinabalu
Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
8.6 Excellent
₹ 8,401+
₹ 8,401+
Free Wi-Fi
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