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Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre

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No. 1 Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Sabah, Kota Kinabalu 88000 Malaysia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 28/01/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 28/01/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 171 in Kota Kinabalu
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Travellers' Choice
The pioneer IHG hotel in East Malaysia, Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre is the smart choice for travellers looking for comfortable and hassle-free stays in Sabah, Malaysia. Located in the city centre of Kota Kinabalu, the hotel is a 13-minute drive from Kota Kinabalu International Airport, and within short walking distance of shopping malls, bustling markets, local attractions and activities. Enjoy restful sleep with high-quality bedding and a choice of soft or firm pillows in the hotel's 250 contemporary twin- or queen-bedded rooms. Families may also opt for rooms with sofa beds that can accommodate up to three guests. Amenities and facilities cover everything a traveller needs - Free Express Start Breakfast or a Grab & Go option, free and fast Wi-Fi, coffee- and tea-making facilities in every room, a 24-hour gym, a business centre, a self-service launderette, a 12-person meeting room, and beverages and light meals available at the Great Room.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Boating
Diving
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Paid private parking on-site
Car park
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Hiking
Snorkelling
Bicycle tours
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Walking tours
Water park offsite
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bidet
Interconnected rooms available
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Business
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Indonesian, Malay
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Nanea wrote a review 17 May
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Been told bad reviews but we don't care and think why don't give a try. and after that, we a bit disappointed. Not worth the money , not many selection of foods. The taste just so so, ok la but won't repeat next year for Ramadan sungkai, sorry.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Najeeb Kurungottu, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre
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Dear Nane_amd, Thank you for taking the time to share your review of your experience with us. However, it was very disappointing to hear that your experience was not to your expectations. We do take feedback from our guests seriously, as we aim to deliver a positive experience to all our guests. Please be assured that your feedback has been shared with the team, who continually take active steps to ensure our rooms provide refreshing and comfortable stays. We hope we will be given a chance to recover your impression of our Hotel for your next visit. Best Regards, Najeeb Kurungottu Cluster General Manager
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Molly wrote a review 16 May
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Great stay and good hospitality, the staffs are friendly and helpful. My room rate came with breakfast … i can say this is a good choice I will rate that at 9/10.. , except the food choices is not that much , but quality is great .Room cleanliness I will rated at 10/10. I will definitely comes back for my next tour.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Najeeb Kurungottu, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre
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Dear Mokyoh, We are delighted to note that the Service of our Team was the highlight of your experience with us. It is always gratifying to learn that our guests appreciate the efforts of our Team. We are pleased to note that you also enjoyed the value for money, the cleanliness & the quality of Breakfast. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We look forward to giving you a great experience during all your future stays with us. STAY SMART With us! Best Regards, Najeeb Kurungottu Cluster General Manager
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Gobindran wrote a review 13 May
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Rooms are very nice to make it more perfect all the staffs are very friendly, and efficient. There is a saying "Walk the talk" this i personally would like to compliment the Hotel Manager Mr.Shashi Kant and the General Manager Mr.Najeeb for making my stay very comfortable. Thank you so much to all staffs at Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu the a wonderful Hospitality.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Najeeb Kurungottu, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre
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Dear G9bin, We are delighted to note that the Service of our Team was the highlight of your experience with us. It is always gratifying to learn that our guests appreciate the efforts of our Team. We are pleased to note that you also enjoyed the comfortable rooms and the Hotel facilities. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and for recommending us. Your comments will be shared with the entire Team including Shashi Kant and motivate us to continue delivering our best. We look forward to giving you a great experience during all your future stays with us. STAY SMART With us! Best Regards, Najeeb Kurungottu Cluster General Manager
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LJ wrote a review 12 May
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The hotel provides great staycation experience. Paying attention to the details, the room is welcoming and cosy to my liking. It is a great convenience to stay for work and leisure as they have good amenities. The staffs are incredibly helpful and pleasant. Breakfast is 👍 and I like their pastries. I certainly enjoyed my stay here 😃😃
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Najeeb Kurungottu, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre
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Dear LindajX9014IT, We are delighted to note that the Service of our Team was the highlight of your experience with us. It is always gratifying to learn that our guests appreciate the efforts of our Team. We are pleased to note that you also enjoyed the comfortable rooms, the amenities & the Breakfast especially the pastries. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and for recommending us. Your comments will be shared with the entire Team and motivate us to continue delivering our best. We look forward to giving you a great experience during all your future stays with us. STAY SMART With us! Best Regards, Najeeb Kurungottu Cluster General Manager
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Dominic wrote a review 12 May
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Checked into this hotel for the first time. Impressed by the minimalist layout of the foyer with a touch of vibrancy colors here and there. The room is ok. Comfy, could be a bit bigger but no complaints. Very clean and shower water pressure is good. My floor was quiet which I really needed after a long day out. Housekeeping was good, room was kept cleaned daily. Additional requests were always promptly done, less than 10 mins after the call to the reception. Azuan is one of the housekeeping staff whose service and smile makes a hard day worthwhile.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Najeeb Kurungottu, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre
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Dear Dominicp957, We are delighted to note that the Service of our Team was the highlight of your experience with us. It is always gratifying to learn that our guests appreciate the efforts of our Team. We are pleased to note that you also enjoyed the Hotel decor, comfortable rooms, the cleanliness, water pressure in the shower & the quiet ambience. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and for recommending us. Your comments will be shared with the entire Team including Azuan and motivate us to continue delivering our best. We look forward to giving you a great experience during all your future stays with us. STAY SMART With us! Best Regards, Najeeb Kurungottu Cluster General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$48 - US$55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MalaysiaSabahWest Coast DivisionKota Kinabalu DistrictKota Kinabalu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
250
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre?
Nearby attractions include Mamutik Island (0.1 km), Weston Wetland Park (0.2 km), and Sabah State Mosque (Masjid Negeri Sabah) (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre?
Conveniently located restaurants include Laundroluxe, Welcome Seafood Restaurant, and Restoran Sri Melaka.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Kota Kinabalu.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Indonesian, and Malay.