We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Shangri-La\\
Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa
Panoramas (28)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

3,551 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa
See the most recent reviews
Showing 2,810: English reviews
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 15 December 2013 via mobile

Hubby and I stayed here during our honeymoon in 2011. We quite enjoyed our stay. Our room was lovely. They have an amazing pool. We used to often swim at night. Weather was great. Had a treatment at th spa and it was amazing. Definately recommend ..

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Anoor
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 14 December 2013

Stayed 3 nights in this resort. Very beautiful hotel with pleasant staff. Location is very good and have a boat pier to other islands. Good breakfast but the dinner buffet was a bit disappointed. Very suitable for family joyful and relaxation.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank FUNG E
Brussels
Reviewed 13 December 2013

We stayed 2 nights during a trip in Borneo. Extraordinary buffet, nice room en service minded staff. A beach bar with a view to never forget! :) I will remember the Shangri-La chain. A happy customer!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Johan126
Ilkley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2013

Great place to stay,they will make your holiday special, very friendly staff. We will be back for a third visit, great staff, they realy put them selves out to help you and make your stay special. Left feeling we had really had a holiday

Review collected in partnership with shangri-la.com
 Report
Helpful?
Thank stuart f
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 10 December 2013

We had a fantastic time at the hotel ! Would not hesitate to recommend because our family meet with the highest of service standards and witnessed the most friendly hard-working and sincere staff at this amazing hotel. Ms Ruini the housekeeper made my day in retrieving my lost earring...outside my room near a common lift no less.. Mr Majid F&B...

Review collected in partnership with shangri-la.com
 Report
Helpful?
Thank KimLee1968
Shangrila_TAH, General Manager at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear albkim68, many thanks for your glowing feedback. We arevery happy to learn that you and your family had a fantastic stay at the resort. Also, thank you for highlighting the efforts made by our passionate colleagues during your stay. Our resort team are dedicated to making your stay at the resort a comfortable and enjoyable one. All of us...

Reviewed 10 December 2013

We stayed at this hotel for our honeymoon and we were never disappointed. The rooms were very excellent but given that we were on our honeymoon we upgraded to a Kinabalu Wing Deluxe Seaview suite for the last 2 nights of our stay which was well worth the experience. An excellent view, deluxe bathroom and everything that you could have...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ronniewin
plymouth
Reviewed 10 December 2013

A resort covering a vast area but in a lovely position for sunsets. Be careful where you are located as it can be a lengthy walk to reception. The bar on the island is a good place for sunsets and happy hour. The bedrooms were tired but clean and large. The Italian restaurant is worth a visit and the breakfast...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank beats21
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 10 December 2013

This place is awesome! It has a wonderful water play area with water balloon launchers and 3-4 different water slides! My 2 yr old absolutely loved the kidzone and the people there are all very friendly and for the most part genuine. Free and fast wifi! Plenty of activities within the resort makes it very easy for me to keep...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank heenja
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 9 December 2013

We have just returned from Kota Kinabulu and I feel compelled to write about our stay at the Shangri-La. I stayed there with my family (including my parents) and it was a truly wonderful experience. The staff there are courteous and caring. My mother had broken her foot several weeks before we travelled and needed a wheel chair. The staff...

Review collected in partnership with shangri-la.com
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Brett1965
Shangrila_TAH, General Manager at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Brett1965,thank you for your review. I am delighted to hear that you had a wonderful experience at the resort and that our team took good care of you and your family during your stay. Once again, thank you for staying with us and we look forward to having you stay with us again in near future! Sincerely, Craig Powell...

Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 December 2013

Resort is in an ideal location. We stayed in a mountain view room with balcony overlooking extensive gardens. It was quiet and seemed more private than the seaview rooms. Staff were always helpful and coped exceptionally well with large numbers of guests at breakfast. Good children's facilities but adult only areas as well around the pool. Free activities provided and...

Review collected in partnership with shangri-la.com
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jill C

3,667 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (3098)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (673)
Viewed
Bathroom (65)
Viewed
Dining (157)
Viewed
Room/Suite (384)
Viewed
View from Room (273)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (35)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (16)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (478)
Viewed
2:31
Videos (2)
Viewed
Other (1015)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (530)
Viewed
Amenities (138)
Viewed
Beach (12)
Viewed
Infinity Pool (47)
Viewed
Kinabalu Wing Executive Seaview Suite (56)
Viewed
Kinabalu Wing Seaview Room (41)
Viewed
Dining (115)
Viewed
Tanjung Wing Seaview Room (34)
Viewed
The Hotel (87)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (39)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (6)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (6)
Viewed
Dining (7)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (6)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (4)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (7)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Kota Kinabalu
2.5 km away
Sutera Harbour Resort (The Pacific Sutera & The Magellan Sutera)
25.2 km away
Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
4.3 km away
Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
#5 of 91 in Kota Kinabalu
1,980 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
5.0 km away
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
#3 of 91 in Kota Kinabalu
1,304 reviews
19.0 km away
Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai
Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai
#12 of 91 in Kota Kinabalu
1,264 reviews
5.2 km away
Hotel Sixty3
Hotel Sixty3
#1 of 91 in Kota Kinabalu
614 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A paradise for the senses surrounded by natural beautyA gentle breeze caresses your face as you wake to the sound of waves lapping the beach. The balcony opens up to an inspiring vista of sparkling coral islands and swaying of palm trees. Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, bordered by crystal clear waters and lush vegetation Sophistication surrounds you in a lavishly decorated suite inspired by Borneo’s rich cultural heritage. Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Kota Kinabalu, is a perfect tropical getaway, a luxurious tranquil retreat just a short drive from the city.Yet, excitement beckons as you set out to discover all Kota Kinabalu’s delights. Making your way to Kinabalu National Park, you are thrust into a jungle paradise of natural wonders, rugged landscapes and scenic beauty. From the Rafflesia, the largest flower in the world, to the famous Orangutans in their natural habitat, it only gets more breathtaking every step of the way.The afternoon is spent exploring the picturesque town of Kota Belud. As Sabah’s largest and most popular open market, you find gems of all sorts, ranging from handmade handicrafts to mouth-watering local delights like natural honey.Back at the resort, you look forward to a sunset cruise, which departs from STAR Marina, to catch Borneo's famous sunset. Not long after, you wind down at Coco-Joe’s Bar & Grill. Lounging atop one of the beach-dining platforms, over cocktails and a delectable seafood tower, you continue to enjoy the sound of overlapping waves on the shores of Sunset Beach. A pampering session at CHI, The Spa rounds off the day. With treatments based on traditional Asian healing philosophies, you lose yourself in an enchanted and indulgent journey, all on the resort’s private spa island.For every experience here, you are surrounded by natural beauty. And it all begins at Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Kota Kinabalu ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

Address: 20 Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu 88100, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: RM931 - RM1,774 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 495
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Agoda, Booking.com and Travelocity so you can book your Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Shangri-La`s Tanjung Aru Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Shangri-La`s Tanjung Aru Resort And Spa
Shangri Las Tanjung Aru Resort
Shangri Las Tanjung Aru Hotel
Shangri La Kota Kinabalu
Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#2 Spa Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#2 Business Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#3 Family Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa staff and other travellers.
64 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (64)

Questions? Get answers from Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“7th floor is quieter with some amazing views of the sea , our room was 1907”
 of 5 bubbles mumsypops, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Stay elsewhere! The walls are paper thin and unruly kids run the corridors squaking.”
 of 5 bubbles PerfectionOnly, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“sea view, 9502 and 9503 were below the club...could hear some noise from above.”
 of 5 bubbles mafam03, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Horizon Suite”
 of 5 bubbles Dr-R-Fun, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“ground floor south side with sea view”
 of 5 bubbles YorksFish, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
5 of 5