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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 an outdoor swimming pool.

Flat-screen TVs with cable channels are featured in all 412 individually decorated rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, coffee/tea makers and free newspapers. Minibars provide refreshments, and 24-hour room service makes dining in an option. Premium linens invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like rainfall showerheads and bathrobes. Free bottled water, safes and hairdryers are also available.

A day of pampering can include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages and facials. The restaurant, Latest Recipe, serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Azure Pool Bar & Cafe is the hotel's own cocktail bar, serving drinks along with brunch and lunch. Enjoy the fitness centre, spa tub, sauna and pool loungers. 13993 square feet (1300 square metres) of event facilities include conference centres, and other business amenities include a 24-hour business centre and limo/town car service. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also valet parking, along with the convenience of airport pick-up service.

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

Room, 1 King Bed, City View (Urban City View King, Guest room)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$132* Per night/room 2 Jan. - 3 Jan.

Room, 2 Double Beds, City View (Urban City View Twin, Guest room)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Club Loft, 1 Bedroom, Business Lounge Access (Suite, Club lounge access, 1 King)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Le Meridien Suite Urban, Club lounge access, 1 Bedroom Suite

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds, Sea View (Vista Sea View Twin, Guest room)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Club Suite, 1 Bedroom, Business Lounge Access (Suite, Club lounge access, 1 King)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu ratings based on 51 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 (16) Couples (23) 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

As a guest of Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu, you'll find an outdoor pool, a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness centre. There are 4 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/cafΘ and a nearby snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and A poolside bar. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Business amenities include a 24-hour business centre and a limo/town car service. Event space at this hotel measures 13993 square feet (1300 square metres) and includes conference centres. Spa services, a terrace, and tour or ticket assistance are also featured at the luxury Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered 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
  • 13993 sq ft of conference space
  • 1300 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 2006
  • Bar by the pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business centre (24 hours)
  • Conference centre
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.) (8.7 km / 5.4 mi)
  • Train station: Tanjung Aru Station (5.8 km / 3.6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport pick-up
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu offers 412 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and a safe. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. 55-inch Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead, a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary slippers and designer toiletries. This Kota Kinabalu hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

  • Separate bedroom
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

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

Latest Recipe – Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specialises 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 Restaurant – This fine-dining restaurant specialises in Italian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Reservations are required. Open selected days.

Azure Pool Bar & Cafe – This poolside cocktail bar specialises in local cuisine and serves brunch, lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Latitude 05 – This lobby lounge specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Late-night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness centre.

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Number of treatment rooms 3
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Airport transport is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for MYR 175.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed

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 are 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 guest room reservation. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds.

  • One child stays free
  • UnionPay
  • Debit cards

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: MYR 68 for adults and MYR 34 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: MYR 170 per vehicle
  • Self-parking fee: MYR 5 per day
  • Valet parking fee: MYR 75 per day
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: MYR 175.0 per night

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.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • 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.

Awards & Affiliations

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