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4.7 out of 5

"The staff at this hotel were AMAZING. So friendly and attentive. Our room was not ready when we arrived and we had to wait 15 minutes. Malcolm at re ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 01 Jul 2019

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in the heart of Kota Kinabalu awaits you at Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu, a recipient of the prestigious Conde Nast Top 100 List award in 2015. You'll be within steps of Anjung Samudera and within a short 5-minute stroll of Centre Point. Highlights at this Art Deco hotel include 4 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges, and a full-service spa.

All 412 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, free wired Internet, and sitting areas. Minibars provide refreshments, and room service is also available. Pillowtop beds and premium bedding welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include rainfall showerheads and bathrobes. Separate bathtubs and showers, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers are also available.

A day of pampering at Solace Spa can include massages and facials along with access to the steam room. The restaurant, Latest Recipe, serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Rooftop @ Le Méridien is the hotel's own cocktail bar, serving drinks along with dinner and light fare. Enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, sauna, and pool loungers. 4962 square feet (461 square meters) of event facilities include a conference center, and other business amenities include a 24-hour business center. Plus you'll find free WiFi in public areas and a coffee shop/café. Each morning continental breakfast is served between 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Sights within a 20-minute walk of this 5-star Downtown Kota Kinabalu hotel include Imago Shopping Mall and Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal.

Room, 2 Single Beds, City View (Urban)

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$86* Per night/room 20 Nov. - 21 Nov.

Loft, 1 Bedroom (Le Meridien Club Lounge Access, Suite)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Club Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking (Le Meridien Club Lounge Access, Urban)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 2 Single Beds, Sea View (Vista)

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Club Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking (Le Meridien Club Lounge Access, Suite)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, City View (Urban)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu ratings based on 46 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu

Everyone (15) Couples (19) Family (12)
5 out of 5
The staff at this hotel were AMAZING. So friendly and attentive. Our room was not ready when we arrived and we had to wait 15 minutes. Malcolm at reception was so apologetic and offered my daughter and I a complimentary drink at the bar while we waited for our room. Breakfast was included in our booking and the breakfast buffet was sensational. We also had complimentary drinks and food for happy hour on the pool deck. It is a great location to watch sunset. Could not fault this property for location, food, staff and amenities. I hope we can return one day.

Posted by on 1 Jul. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Jul. 2019 by Regards, Jacqueline, Guest Experience

Dear guest, thank you for choosing Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu and for taking the time to review us! Thank you for the excellent full 5/5 star rating! We are very happy you loved our hospitality, breakfast and amenities. We look forward to welcome you and your loved ones again soon!

4 out of 5

Good location, walking distance to markets, shops.

Nice hotel close to harbor, markets, shops. Great breakfast, pool with ocean views.

Posted by , from Perth WA. on 16 Jul. 2018

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23 Jul. 2018 by Regards, Jacqueline Rowena, Guest Experience

Dear Gary, thank you for choosing Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu and for taking the time to review us! Glad to know you enjoyed your recent stay with us and loved the location, breakfast and pool. Looking forward to welcome you and your loved ones again soon!

4 out of 5

Roomy but lacking

The room we had was huge and had a wonderful ocean view. However, there was limited wardrobe space, no drawers, paltry tea and coffee making, no power in the bathroom and short supply of towels. The lounge access was not good as it was only open from 2:00 pm.

Posted by , from Blue Mountains, Australia on 30 Sep. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Nov. 2017 by Jacqueline Jinuin, Guest Experience

Dear bruceh, thank you for choosing Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu and for taking the time to review us. Thank you for your feedback, we apologize if any expectations were not met. I will share with the team, hopefully your next visit will be an enhanced experience. Regards, Jacqueline Rowena, Guest Experience

5 out of 5
Location: Close to everything, Good views
Facilities: Good, Nice , Above average; Value: Reasonable; Service: Remarkable, Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Spotless, Immaculate;

Posted by , from Australia - NT - Darwin on 12 Nov. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: Location and staff excellent.
Cons: Frustrating application of key cards in lifts. seldom worked efficiently and staff even said one lift was a problem.
the hotel needs a makeover. our floor was musty. rooms were great but needed freshening up.

Posted by , from Australia - WA - Perth on 5 Jul. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: Excellent service, responded very quickly to requests; fantastic views of Sth Chiina Sea from front rooms
Location: Perfect
Value: Affordable; Service: Outstanding; Excellent menu choice, grest steaks for a change from Malay food

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Newcastle on 27 May 2014

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4 out of 5
Pros: Prompt and polite service
Cons: Expensive. However, you get what you paid for!

Posted by , from Australia - NT - Darwin on 26 May 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: Excellent, attentive staff
Cons: Nil
Location: Outstanding
Facilities: Above average; Value: Great deal; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Immaculate; Sunsets from the upper sea-facing floors or pool area are magnificent

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 9 May 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: The optional room upgrade to include buffet breakfast and 2 hours in the club room was great! Great food and value there. Very friendly staff too
Cons: Nothing really! The rooms were quite expensive for Kota Kinabula overall but was a great place to stay highly recommend and will be back!!
Location: Close to everything, Good views, Australia
Facilities: Outstanding; Value: Reasonable; Service: Professional, Friendly, Courteous; Cleanliness: Immaculate, Beautiful; Staff were great and the buffet breakfast was the best we have had in a long time anywhere! Thanks for an amazing finish to our travels!

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 1 May 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: Most hotels are very dated or smell or unpleasant, this was the nicest by far so didn't mind paying.
Cons: Still expensive
Location: Near night market/bars
Value: Moderate; Fantastic location near to great bars with live music and a short walk to the night market

Posted by , from New Zealand - Auckland on 10 Mar. 2014

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Property Features

Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu offers its guests a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a sauna. There are 4 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. Event space at this hotel measures 4962 square feet (461 square meters) and includes a conference center. A fitness center, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the luxury Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. A complete renovation of Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu was completed in July 2019. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Art Deco Kota Kinabalu hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 412 guestrooms or units
  • 14 levels
  • 4 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 4962 sq ft of conference space
  • 461 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2006
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Kota Kinabalu Intl. Airport (BKI) (8.7 km / 5.4 mi)
  • Train station: Tanjung Aru Station (5.1 km / 3.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu offers 412 accommodations with minibars and safes. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 55-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with rainfall showerheads, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Separate bedroom
  • Sitting area
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Latest Recipe - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Favola - This fine-dining restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open select days.

Rooftop @ Le Méridien - This poolside cocktail bar specializes in international cuisine and serves dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Latitude 05 - This lobby lounge specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Late night fare is available from room service (during limited hours).

Spa Services

  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Number of treatment rooms 7
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Massages
  • Steam room in spa

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 11 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector and a security system in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia) and Commitment to Clean (Marriott) guidelines.

  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Service animals not allowed
  • One child stays free
  • Debit cards
  • UnionPay
  • Staffed front desk
  • Car not required
  • Security system
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property follows regional sanitisation guidelines Safe & Clean (Malaysia)
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitisation guidelines Commitment to Clean (Marriott)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property beginning July 1, 2021. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between MYR 48 and MYR 78 for adults, MYR 24 and MYR 39 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: MYR 117 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 4)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Kota Kinabalu Meridien
  • Meridien Hotel Kota Kinabalu
  • Meridien Kota Kinabalu
  • Kota Kinabalu Le Meridien
  • Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu Hotel Kota Kinabalu
  • Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu Sabah
  • Meridien Kota Kinabalu Hotel
  • Kota Kinabalu Le Meridien
  • Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu Sabah
  • Meridien Kota Kinabalu
  • Le Merien Kota Kinabalu Sabah
  • Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu Hotel
  • Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu Kota Kinabalu
  • Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu Hotel Kota Kinabalu

You should know

  • Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 72 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • One child 11 years old or younger stays free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.

Awards & Affiliations

Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu is listed in the 2015 Condé Nast Traveler Top 100 List.

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