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#16 of 187 hotels in Kota Kinabalu
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Overlooking the city with sea views, featuring branded 42/50" Plasma TV, restorative rain showers, comfortable beds, free high speed internet access and all the extra touches that will make your stay memorable. Our thoughtfully designed modern spacious and luxurious rooms promise a restful stay.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Babysitting
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Valet parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
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Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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Safe
Telephone
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Iron
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Modern
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Indonesian, Malay
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Federico B wrote a review Feb 2022
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia130 contributions114 helpful votes
Hotel is nice. Rooms are quite big and nice, and value for money is quite good. Also, the cleaning staff at my floor (11) was great. Super nice.

Anyway, they have to improve on 3 things:

1. Mantainence: the desk's power socket in my room wasn't working, and also the scale was broken or out of battery. These need to be checked more regularly!
Moreover, regarding the socket, they said they can't fix it, unless I stay in the room during repairing time (!!!). If I trust cleaning staff to be in my room while I'm outside, why shouldn't I trust maintenance?

2. Breakfast staff: breakfast staff was not kind and seems lazy. Eg: I asked for ice, and they just told me they don't have it. But if they put ice in the juice, how come they don't have it for me? Need to improve.

3. Reception staff: reception staff was very nice, but they should be more prepared on basic tourist info. Eg. I asked them how to reach Gaya island, and they didn't know it, neither they were able to retrieve this info. At the end, I discovered it was enough to go to the Central Market, and jump on a boat. They should have known this!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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khadije wrote a review Feb 2020
Australia143 contributions40 helpful votes
An average hotel for what you pay.
Staff are lovely. Great location, MO Close to Gaya markets just across the road. Walking distance to jesselton point to catch ferry to islands.
minuets away to malls and money exchange places.
The hotel needs an up grade starting to get run down.
My last visit to this hotel was a much better experience.
House keeping the rooms needs more attention.
The buffet breakfast has gone down in this trip not much variety and there chef can’t even cook a sunny side up egg without making a mess of it. The fry pans where old and sticking to the eggs. Food Trays where empty and had to wait till they filled them.
December is a busy time but the hotel should have better experience to adjust and train there staff in this peek season it’s not the guests fault.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from HH_Communications, Manager at Horizon Hotel
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Dear khadijee, Greetings from Horizon Hotel, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia - Borneo! Thank you for taking your time to review your stay with us at Horizon Hotel and we are glad that there were many aspects of the hotel (and its surroundings) that you enjoyed. For our guests' comfort, the hotel is currently in the midst of upgrading its rooms and facilities. On the issues of the breakfast spread, egg preparation at the egg station and the room’s housekeeping were brought to our respective team’s attention. We sincerely appreciate your constructive feedback and a copy of your review has been forwarded to our Management for their attention. We shall continue to improve our facilities and services to ensure that valued guests such as yourself have a pleasant stay with us. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Warm regards from Sabah, Borneo ~ Land Below The Wind, Horizon Hotel Management
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hamblewoman wrote a review Jul 2022
London, United Kingdom13 contributions8 helpful votes
The rooms are quite dark, and whilst clean, just felt a little shabby. The pool area looks nice on the surface, but then smelt quite badly of rotting rubbish or fish. It's close to the fish market, so maybe that was why, but also there were bits floating in the bottom of the pool - it needed a good clean. Breakfast was OK, but not great. We were using it as a transition hotel, not to spend any time there. If I went again, I'd spend a little more and go for someone on the waterfront, as we felt a little uncomfortable walking around the area (we were very obvious tourists in a place that hasn't had tourists for some time).
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Date of stay: July 2022
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RafikiLondon wrote a review Jan 2020
Hong Kong, China521 contributions322 helpful votes
A good hotel with clean and spacious rooms and a small pool. A bit disappointed by some tourists using the rooms as a "village street" with the doors open and kids running around and screaming until quite late at night. - But thats the guests and not the hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from HH_Communications, Manager at Horizon Hotel
Responded 2 Jan 2020
Dear RafikiLondon, Greetings from Horizon Hotel, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia - Borneo! Thank you for taking your time to review your stay with us at Horizon Hotel and we are glad that you enjoyed the hotel, room and its facilities. We appreciate your constructive feedback. Your review is also forwarded to our Management for their attention. We shall continue to improve our facilities and services to ensure that valued guests such as yourself have a pleasant stay with us. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Warm regards from Sabah, Borneo ~ Land Below The Wind, Horizon Hotel Management
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Biffro wrote a review Jul 2023
London, United Kingdom1,165 contribution307 helpful votes
We stayed here for 2 nights and this hotel is fantastic and represented such great value for money. We had a really comfortable, clean, modern and spacious room with lots of space for your belongings. We had a safe and a kettle and tea and coffee. The bed was so comfortable and even though our room looked out over the main road, it was really quiet with good soundproofing. We had a really comfortable stay. The staff in reception are so helpful and welcoming and we liked that the hotel had a really nice pool area and a fantastic gym with really good equipment. The hotel is central and in close proximity to the waterfront and there are lots of bars and restaurants close by as well as a shopping mall with lots of food options. We’d absolutely recommend this place
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Don W wrote a review Mar 2023
20 contributions2 helpful votes
This is a very nice clean hotel. They are doing renovations to maintain its quality. Front desk is good. Rooms a nice clean and clean. Breakfast is not huge but you won’t go away hungry. Very close to several very tasty restaurants and there is a coffee shop across the street with good coffee and if you go in the afternoon the owner is there and he is a lot of fun.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sareena wrote a review Aug 2020
4 contributions3 helpful votes
I booked Grand Deluxe King Room. Sound great is it. Arrive around 730pm. Room had bathtub but bathtub was outside the bathroom behind the bed..(can you imagine). The funny things, we only can soak only our up to ankle only inside the bathtub. Room ambience quite dark. Several down lights cannot be use.Channel TV was not attractive.

Location was near to Gaya Street, convenience stores etc. Walking distance to Filipino market and Dataran Todak. There was a link bridge behind the hotel to go the location.

Breakfast was ok. Room was spacious (beside the bathtub and channel TV).Wifi was slow.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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MikeM wrote a review Apr 2023
Horsham, United Kingdom77 contributions48 helpful votes
Good hotel in prime location. Very clean and spacious room. Attentive staff. Great shower. Did only stay one night so didn't get any opportunity to use facilities or have breakfast so can't comment on those. The only slight negative was we felt the decor in the room could do with an update.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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myrabell wrote a review Apr 2020
Boston, United Kingdom50 contributions40 helpful votes
We had a free upgrade to a seaview room. Very good restaurant and great variety of food at breakfast, including apple crumble! Staff helpful and friendly and very clean. Several local markets to visit near by
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: seaview rooms have a much better outlook than city view.
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MichelleChanHL wrote a review Dec 2022
Singapore, Singapore1,318 contribution111 helpful votes
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Booked a family room for 1 night stay. Room is spacious and clean. Toilet came with bath tub and standing shower.
There is a gym and swimming pool but we didn't use it. Free parking for hotel guest. Nice lobby with Christmas decoration for the festive season. Breakfast was OK.
Great location which is near to Api Api weekend night market and many coffeeshop. There is a big supermarket Bataras nearby.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Answer from stephen l
Sydney, Australia44 contributions55 helpful votes
the pool with a great view is open
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Sui H asked a question Jun 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Hi, may i know what is the breakfast timing?
Khey17 asked a question May 2019
Miri, Malaysia5 contributions
Would like to ask if the tv in room functioning with good channel/ netflix?
Answer from Shyenfoong
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia171 contributions42 helpful votes
No don’t think so
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Answer from wengSDK
Sandakan Division, Malaysia432 contributions81 helpful votes
Actually there is no typhoon in Malaysia including Sabah. Just that october is the starting of rainy season but the wind will not be too strong. Sabah is well known as Land Below The Wind as well. Welcome to Sabah.
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myrabell wrote a tip Apr 2020
Boston, United Kingdom50 contributions40 helpful votes
"seaview rooms have a much better outlook than city view."
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suzannepayne5 wrote a tip Nov 2019
Thurrock, United Kingdom26 contributions11 helpful votes
"The higher floor you book, the better the view"
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NICK B wrote a tip Sept 2019
London, United Kingdom70 contributions41 helpful votes
"Th higher the better for best views"
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Noshtalgia wrote a tip Jul 2019
Melbourne, Australia192 contributions74 helpful votes
"Best views on opposite side to reception - looking toward the ocean and markets, Reception side just as good looking toward the green hills."
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SweetnessCopenhagen wrote a tip Jul 2019
Gentofte Municipality, Denmark61 contributions74 helpful votes
"Facing the sea"
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PRICE RANGE
RM 221 - RM 319 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
horizon hotel kota kinabalu, horizon hotel and spa
LOCATION
MalaysiaSabahWest Coast DivisionKota Kinabalu DistrictKota Kinabalu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
180
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Frequently Asked Questions about Horizon Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Horizon Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Kota Kinabalu City Mosque (0.4 km), Gaya Street Sunday Market (0.1 km), and Night Market, Kota Kinabalu (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Horizon Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Horizon Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Horizon Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Horizon Hotel?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Horizon Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Centro, Chilli Vanilla, and Nook Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Horizon Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Horizon Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Kota Kinabalu.
Are any cleaning services offered at Horizon Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Horizon Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Horizon Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Indonesian, and Malay.