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Kota Kinabalu
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Kota Kinabalu
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Low season

May

High season

July

Average price (weeknight)

$78

Average price (weekend night)

$115
Cheapest month to stay with an average 73% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 182% rise in price.
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Top tips for finding 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 May and September.
  • 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 Saturday. The opposite is true for, Thursday, 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.
  • The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Kota Kinabalu found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $34, while the most expensive was $129.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Kota Kinabalu for 3 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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Beringgis Beach Resort & Spa7.5/10 ratingout of 40 reviews · $47 avg price/ night
PROS: Location and staff was good , but rooms need to be up graded. Room service food very bad.CONS: WiFi very slow, breakfast food,
(Anonymous, 1 Jan. 2020)
Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu8.9/10 ratingout of 77 reviews · $58 avg price/ night
PROS: Quick efficient staff, good restaurants, clean rooms, adequate space in the room, central locationCONS: 2 of 4 elevators not functioning but didn’t have to wait too long though
(Anonymous, 25 Dec. 2018)

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