Qlio Hotel

Lot 7 No 3 Block C Segama Shopping Complex, Kota Kinabalu 88814 Malaysia
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#42 of 116 hotels in Kota Kinabalu
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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3.8 of 5 bubbles
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3.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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The hotel is located in the centre of Kota Kinabalu City. It is surrounded by eateries, 24 hour convenience stores, 24 hour fast food outlets, restaurants and shops. It is just 3 minutes away from two major shopping malls (Wisma Merdeka and Suria Sabah). The Gaya Street Sunday Market is just 5 minutes away. The Segama Night Market is just 2 minutes away.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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2.0 of 5 stars
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Peter Pan wrote a review Sept 2020
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia6 contributions15 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
There's more than one water dispenser on each floor, and the property is walking distance from the waterfront, where there a lot of local food to try.

However, the soundproofing is bad and you could hear the doors closing on the same floor. On top of that, I'm not sure if the room has been properly cleaned, as the electric kettle is still half full when we checked into the room and that is extremely worrying especially in this time of pandemic.
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Date of stay: September 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Anne wrote a review Aug 2018
Maastricht, The Netherlands84 contributions84 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel located in somewhat obscure area. Rats running down the street. Very noisy, earplugs are a must. Room size quite small. Not clean, long black hair all on the floor. Bed nice. Very annoying you have to reenter WiFi code all the time. Bathroom was overfloading constantly, showerhead is in a weird (non-adjustable) angle. Staff friendly. Rules everywhere (no smoking, no durian, list of prices if you break/stain/take anything); not very welcoming nor neccesary (just provide pamflet at check in). We stayed only 1 night and I was glad to.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Annabelle F, General Manager at Qlio Hotel
Responded 14 Aug 2018
Hello, We do apologise that you found your stay unpleasant. We will try to improve on the cleanliness, but our rooms are cleaned everyday and one piece of hair can be missed at times. However, many of the things you mentioned we have no control of because it is outside of the hotel. The Wi Fi is adjusted as such that there is a firewall which protects the usage within from outside interference. The rules are just signages which you will find in most hotels in Kota Kinabalu. Thank you again for staying with us.
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Deborah H wrote a review Oct 2019
Perth, Australia125 contributions78 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for 5 nights. The room is small and basic but suited me travelling solo. The bed was comfortable although there was an obvious stain on the sheets when I arrived ( which was changed after 2 nights ). The air conditioning was cold ( although you have to turn on a switch on the wall before you switch on the A/C ). My room had a safe, a luggage rack, and one seat/stool. There was no fridge. Had kettle and cups and some sachets for ?coffee ( did not check ). TV had some English programmes. Window overlooking the street but cannot open the windows. The bathroom was small - the shower cubicle is not quite square and the door nearly touches the toilet when it opens. The shower head is removeable, which was a blessing, as it is so high and the shower so small that when turned on at a reasonable pace, it completely misses you and hits the glass behind. You have to have the pressure quite low to get it to fall on top of you, and you have to remember to hit the switch ( like the A/C ) to get hot water for the shower. When you open the shower door, water runs onto the floor. There were lots of power points near the bed. The rooms are cleaned daily. No water provided, but there is a water filter near the elevator. There is only 1 elevator but its only a small hotel and I never had to wait more than about 30 seconds. There is nowhere to hang clothes, other than a rack with 3 hooks on the wall. No hangers. No shelves.
The location is close to things, can walk to the waterfront, close to food outlets and shopping malls. Money changers in shopping centre 200m away. Some tours can be booked through front desk - did one to Mari Mari cultural village which was very enjoyable. Staff are friendly and helpful. They call taxi driver Peter, who is reliable and always on time and will take you to the airport for 30RM ( or 40 after midnight or early morning ). He even picked me up after a Sandakan day trip which was great.
The walls are a bit thin - could hear someone next door snoring and the cleaner in the other room during the day. This may be an issue for light sleepers if you have noisy neighbours.
Overall, for the price I paid, thought it was reasonable value for money.
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Date of stay: September 2019
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Sunflower8608 wrote a review Jun 2019
Oxford, United Kingdom173 contributions94 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Good air con, comfy bed, good location right next to seafood night market. 24 hour reception. Felt safe and clean. No storage space to unpack but we were only there one night. Room very small but was only there to sleep before an early start to Gaya Island.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Travel666666 wrote a review Oct 2019
Ari, Thailand144 contributions81 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Located nicely close to the market. Shower looks good but room was much smaller than expected. Pictures look much better than reality. Can see the marks of use. No refrigerator! Aircon in the aisle could be cleaned one day.
There are stated a alot of rules what to do and what not to do. In my opinion a little bit pricy for what you get. Would take another hotel next time which is maybe 150 m farer from the sea front since everything is quite close in this town. Staff is very nice. Internet also ok!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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kithman wrote a review Sept 2019
Kuantan, Malaysia24 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the second time I stayed here.

clean place with basic offering. it's not a full fledged service hotel, so don't expect bell and whistle. if you are looking for a clean place to stay this could be it. the hotel is only accessible through the pass card, so it's quite safe and secured

the location is very good. 7-eleven in the same row, Burger King around the corner, plenty of restaurant there. and on the night I stayed there, there was a night market; I'm not sure whether its a nightly affair or weekly stuff.

the place is stone throw away from waterfront which means more restaurant and market.
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Date of stay: September 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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LondonTaraLondon wrote a review Sept 2019
London20 contributions33 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a lovely hotel in the very centre of town, close to the Waterfront and to all shopping centres and restaurants. It is almost next door to the Hyatt and you can stay here at a fraction of the cost. The hotel is extremely clean, impeccable throughout, with modern aircon and great bathrooms. Reception staff were very welcoming and efficient.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Lior wrote a review Mar 2019
Berlin, Germany47 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful time in the Qlio Hotel. Rooms are small but they are modern and very nicely decorated and give a very warm welcome. The shower is very nice and has strong pressure hot water. The staff are VERY friendly and helped us in anything we needed. The location is excellent. Just 5 minutes walk to KK night market where you can get excellent seafood. Just opposite the complex where the Qlio hotel is located, there is a very useful shopping center with foreign currency exchange, bakery and other stuff. I can highly recommend the Qlio hotel to anyone who wants a non-expensive hotel which has everything you need.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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trekker177 wrote a review Apr 2018
Singapore4 contributions8 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel is centrally located and the rooms are simple but clean, which is extremely important. The housekeeping can be improved though as the cups were left unwashed during one of the days we stayed. Not a major issue but it's the attention to details that makes the difference between 'good' and 'great'. Nice stay overall.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Annabelle F, General Manager at Qlio Hotel
Responded 29 Apr 2018
Dear trekker177 Thank you for taking the time to write a good review about Qbic Hotel Kota Kinabalu. We are delighted to know how much you enjoyed your stay with us. We happy to know that our service and cleanliness meet your expectations. We will do our best to strive and improve our service specially our housekeeping team. We are looking forward to welcome you back in the near future. Thank you once again trekker177. Best regards, Benjy Alvynn Taraan Manager
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kwursty wrote a review Apr 2018
Brighton, United Kingdom30 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 2 nights. The staff were really friendly and helpful. The hotel is decorated nicely in a modern chic style, and as soon as you walk in there is a calming lemongrass scent which I really liked.
The room had everything we needed, a comfortable bed with a modern bathroom, hot drink facilities, tv and aircon. The WiFi also had a good speed. Very happy with our stay here. Good value for money, would come again if back in KK.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Annabelle F, General Manager at Qlio Hotel
Responded 17 Apr 2018
Dear Kwursty, Greetings! From Qbic Hotel Kota Kinabalu. Thank you for taking the time to review our property, your comments are very much valued. We appreciate your comments regarding our customer service and we are pleased that you found value and hospitality during your stay. We looking forward to see you on your next trip to Sabah again! Regards,
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popeye7814 asked a question May 2019
Sibu, Malaysia12 contributions3 helpful votes
Is there any elevator in the hotel?
Answer from Lior
Berlin, Germany47 contributions9 helpful votes
Yes. There is!
Answer from Annabelle F
Hello Suriati, For your information, the hotel does not allow fruit that has a strong smell, such as durian, jackfruit and tarap. The hotel also does not allow guest to bring in mangosteens and mangoes as the juice stains the linen and towels. Hope this helps.
Answer from Jordy
Kuching, Malaysia733 contributions73 helpful votes
Greetings Sir/Madam! Thank you very much for waiting!! I'm delighted to inform you that parking charges only apply from 8 a.m. till 5 p.m. Since you're referring to overnight, it's COMPLIMENTARY. Then, there is also parking right in front of Qbic Hotel Kota Kinabalu. Should you have other enquiries, feel free to call +60 88 204 886 / message @qbichotelkk (on Facebook). I hope this answers your enquiry & wishing you a safe & pleasant stay &... Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri!!
suriati s asked a question Jun 2018
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Hi, do your hotel provides ironing facilities inside the room?
Answer from Jordy
Kuching, Malaysia733 contributions73 helpful votes
Greetings Ms. Suriati! I regret to inform that the iron & ironing board is NOT readily available in all guestrooms. However, feel free to request for the iron & ironing board at/from the Reception anytime at your convenience & the hotel staff is more than willing to send them to your room complimentariy. I hope this answers your enquiry & wishing you a safe & pleasant stay &... Blessed Ramadhan!!
suriati s asked a question May 2018
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Hi, do you provide parking space for your guests?
Answer from Annabelle F
Hello Suriati. Kindly be informed that we do not provide free parking space for guests as the parking space is under the local city council's management and is chargeable via parking coupon.
Jordy wrote a tip May 2018
Kuching, Malaysia733 contributions73 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
RM 100 - RM 162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MalaysiaSabahWest Coast DivisionKota Kinabalu DistrictKota Kinabalu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
43
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Frequently Asked Questions about Qlio Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Qlio Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Kota Kinabalu City Mosque (0.3 km), Gaya Street Sunday Market (0.2 km), and Suria Sabah (0.4 km).
What are some restaurants close to Qlio Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Centro, Chilli Vanilla, and Nook Cafe.
Is Qlio Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Kota Kinabalu.
Are there any historical sites close to Qlio Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Monsopiad Heritage Village (10.5 km).
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