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    Accommodation In Sabah

    On the world’s third largest island is a Malaysian state full of adventure. An iron-rung trail takes you to the top of one of Asia’s highest mountains. Tropical islands with sandy beaches are gateways to dive sites with rare sea creatures. The world’s largest flower bursts into life from the vines of a jungle reserve. Welcome to Sabah. There’s a lot to see here, so book one of our Sabah hotels and stay a while.


    Sabah is Malaysia’s third most populous state and shares the island of Borneo with Brunei and parts of Indonesia. The history of the region is tied up with the history of the three countries, with the Sultan of Brunei giving the eastern part of Sabah to the Sultan of Sulu in 1658. In 1963 Sabah became part of the Federation of Malaysia, and today it’s home to 32 recognised ethnicities.

    Things to see and do

    At 4095.2 metres, climbing Mt. Kinabalu is definitely a challenge. But the views from the top of its rocky summit are worth the two-day hike, and on the way you can enjoy rainforest and waterfalls. If you’re feeling adventurous, climb to the top using the world’s highest Via Ferrata, a mountain-side trail made of cables and iron rungs. You’ll be strapped in and led by a trainer, and if you can steady your nerves the views are awesome.

    Sabah is home to a number of blissful dive sites like Sipadan Island, Mabul Island and Kapalai Island. Take a dive from these islands and you can see unusual species like the Harlequin Ghost Pipefish (great name, great fish) and the mimic octopus. Want to go under the sea without having to learn the ways of the scuba? Book a Sea Walk, strap on a helmet and wander along the ocean floor.

    Kota Kinabalu is Sabah’s capital city. It has a scenic waterfront boardwalk with a fancy shopping mall, and historic structures like the Atkinson Clock Tower and the City Mosque, nicknamed "the Floating Mosque" because of its position on a man-made lagoon.

    Shopping and dining

    For a relatively small city, Kota Kinabalu has a decent amount of malls like the 1Borneo Leisure and Lifestyle Hyper Mall. At dinner time you can also find a decent amount of Asian restaurants – including Indian, Chinese, Japanese and Thai – and experience the street food and busy atmosphere of Kota Kinabalu’s night market.

    Getting here and around

    Ready to experience Sabah? Check out our cheap flights to Kota Kinabalu. Here, you can hire a car, ride in a taxi or take the bus between towns if you have a little more time on your hands. Feel the full force of nature when you book your Sabah accommodation with us.

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    Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu

    Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu - Map
    4.3 out of 5 (734 reviews)
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    Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai

    Off Jalan Sepangar Bay, Kota Kinabalu - Map
    3.7 out of 5 (379 reviews)
    Offering direct access to the beach, this Karambunai resort is within 12 mi (20 km) of 1 Borneo Hypermall, University of …More
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    Kinabalu Daya Hotel

    Lot 3 & 4 Block 9 Jalan Pantai, Kota Kinabalu - Map
    "Good Value for Money and Position in Town"
    Good value for Money for the price of the room. Free Wi Fi and good size rooms. Hotel in a well situated position in town.
    A Traveller
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    Km 1 Jalan Utara, Sandakan - Map
    "Lovely pool, eateries and service. "
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    Traveller from Gold Coast, Australia
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    Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan - Sandakan Hotels

    Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan

    Lot 106 & 107 Blk Hs 11, Sandakan - Map
    "Good location and comfortable hotel"
    This hotel on first glance is quite 'flash' but when you look a bit closer it could do with a couple of improvements. The rooms are not super clean for what I would expect from a hotel of this standard. Service wasn't great, there were no staff at the hotel pool bar despite there being a lot of people (eg over 100) using the facilities. The reception staff seemed a bit confused with the key card system. I ended up with 3 cards and my friend ended up with 5. They kept giving us new cards because the first card wasn't programmed properly. One of the lifts was out of commission for the duration of our stay (5 days) and this meant considerable waiting for a lift - up to 15 minutes on one occasion. However, on the plus side all the staff were very friendly and helpful, I think they just need a bit more training.
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    Jalan Rambutan, Mile 14 Sepilok, Sandakan - Map
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    Block C& D, Lazenda Centre, Labuan - Map
    4.1 out of 5 (15 reviews)
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    Dorsett Grand Labuan

    462 Jalan Merdeka, Labuan - Map
    4.1 out of 5 (11 reviews)
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    Jalan Batu Manikar, Labuan - Map
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