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Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens Sinsuran, Kota Kinabalu 88000 Malaysia
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#7 of 174 hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu is a contemporary 5 star hotel, strategically located at the heart and city center of downtown Kota Kinabalu across the fresh and handicraft markets and Kota Kinabalu waterfront. Overlooking the sea, Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu features newly renovated rooms, leisure outdoor pool, a sunset rooftop bar and a pool side bar and cafe. Convenient within easy walking distance of other local attractions like Gaya Street in less than 10 minutes walk, retail and entertainment facilities in less than 20 minutes walk like Centrepoint, Suria and Imago Shopping Malls. Enjoy access to local art gallery, golf courses and other island excursions.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Kids stay free
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kid-friendly buffet
Poolside bar
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Full body massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
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Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Nate B wrote a review Yesterday
New Haven, Connecticut2 contributions
We stayed here for our honeymoon and had an incredible stay — we are about to go hike Mt Kinabalu and can’t wait to return to stay for a few more days!!! The sea view rooms are beautiful; they have an amazing view and stylish furniture. The hotel lobby is swanky and stylish, the pool area is very nice and relaxing, and there is an incredible view from the roof deck. But probably the best part of the hotel is the phenomenal service we received!!! The hotel is very well-staffed and every single person we interacted with was so friendly, helpful, welcoming, and professional. They provided us with a lot of helpful local information, brought us multiple helpful items to our room, went above and beyond when cleaning and organizing the room each night, broke multiple large bills up for us, called cabs for us, and are storing luggage for us while we are on our hike—to provide just a few examples. Finally, the hotel is a perfect location for those looking to explore KK on foot. Thank you for a wonderful stay, Le Meridien!!!!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
alshane wrote a review Jun 2022
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia459 contributions25 helpful votes
We stayed in Room 1122 from June 26-28, 2022. SERVICE: Check-in was very efficient (Herna Syam), we booked two rooms, and one was ready before 1pm. A couple of hours later we collected the key card for the other room, and Herna actually recognized me as I approached the front desk, even though I have not spoken. Everyone we met at the hotel was nice and friendly, among them are Roger and Vivi at Latest Recipe, Raja at The Rooftop, and Matthew in housekeeping. ROOM: It was spacious and clean. The bed was comfortable and TV reception was excellent. The rain shower was a bit weak, perhaps it's a bit clogged up. Amenities-wise, only 1 bathrobe was provided, no saucer and spoon in the room (though there are wooden stirrers), and it would be nice to have a better tea selection than Sabah Tea. The glass window also suffers from quite a lot of water spots, but the sea view is still amazing, especially during sunset. FACILITIES: The swimming pool is covered, so the water temperature is colder than it would be otherwise. Sauna and steam rooms in the changing rooms are well-maintained. FOOD: We had dinner and breakfast at Latest Recipe. We were impressed with the selection of cheese and quality of pastries during breakfast. Hash browns were remarkable, though hot dish selections were a bit limited otherwise. Overall it was a very good experience, first time staying with Le Meridien. We rate it at 85/100. As we used the Club Marriott e-vouchers to get discounts on the stay and meals, it was a very good deal for us. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: June 2022
RameshP2311 wrote a review Jun 2022
Singapore, Singapore11 contributions14 helpful votes
My wife and I did a 4d3n weekend stay here. Upon arrival check in was smooth and fast. All the staff were courteous and professional at all times. The sea view room size and the views were amazing. Breakfast buffet was sumptuous. Overall we had a very pleasant stay!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu, General Manager at Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Ramesh, Greetings from Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu. Thank you for trusting us to be your weekend getaway home! From delivering a seamless check-in process to ensuring that our rooms and food selections are of uncompromising quality, we believe that you deserved to have an exceptional stay and a unique and memorable experience with us. May your future travels bring you back to Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu and looking forward to your next return!
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dland08 wrote a review Jun 2022
Singapore, Singapore64 contributions59 helpful votes
Friendly front desk staff. Breakfast was good and wide variety. Some minor issue with my room and very quick action from the hotel to arrange another room for me. Hotel location was walking distance to some of the shopping malls. Room view is facing facing the sea if you are lucky enough go get it.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
Hidayat Hamdani wrote a review Jun 2022
Bandar Baru Bangi, Malaysia14 contributions27 helpful votes
My first stay here after 3 years. The hotel look fresh with modern concept and really impressed with the duplex suite which occupied with outdoor bathtub facing the beautiful sea. Perfect fir those planning for honeymoon and family trip. Why LMKK will be my first choice when visiting Kota Kinabalu is because if their friendly staff. You can see their GM busy greeting all the visitors during breakfast and all the staff will definitely try to fulfill all your request. Located in center of the city which easy to access to all area i.e. night market, seafood stall, shopping mall and souvenir shop within walking distance range.
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Date of stay: June 2022
Room Tip: Choose seaview room
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Response from Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu, General Manager at Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
Responded 1 week ago
Dear hidayathamdani, Greetings from Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu. We sincerely thank you for your trust in our hotel! It was a pleasure to welcome you back after 3 years. Thank you for staying in our duplex suite, we hope you enjoyed your time admiring the sea view from your room and most importantly, had a restful and comfortable stay. We believe in providing the best and memorable service for our guests, and hence, will take every opportunity we have to engage and fulfill your requests. Thank you, and already excited to welcome you back soon!
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Yasmine wrote a review Jun 2022
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia1 contribution
We stayed in this hotel during the long weekend, didn’t expect the staff member will arrange for a special setup for our wedding anniversary! There was even cake to wish us! During our stay we got upgraded to the club room, and this was the highlight of our stay since we get to view such a breathtaking view of sunset. The complementary evening cocktail was nicely done with simple but scrumptious food, the diy sandwich was nice for kids to do too! We as a family of four with 2 small kids had a really good time here, our son really enjoyed the swimming pool. Our room was spacious and cleaned, even with an extra bed there is still plenty of room for two kids to run around. The breakfast had a nice spread, with few selections for us to choose. We will definitely come back for the service and the sunset in the club lounge!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu, General Manager at Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Kyogokuy, thank you for your warm and positive words! We are grateful to have you stay with us during the long weekend, hope it was a memorable getaway for you and your family! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to celebrate your wedding anniversary with us and for letting us upgrade you to our club lounge room. Great to know that you and your family enjoyed the breakfast spread and had a terrific time at our club lounge and swimming pool! Thank you and we hope to welcome you and your family back to our hotel soon.
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Rushdi wrote a review Jun 2022
Singapore, Singapore23 contributions37 helpful votes
It was our first time visiting Sabah and we needed to stay in a hotel which has a good location for ease of travel as well as walking distance to eateries. This hotel was 15mins from the airport and it was also a short walk to the waterway which has lots of seafood eateries and the famous filipino market. Hotel staff was also very pleasant and more importantly very warm and approachable. I am very thankful to every single staff who was attentive to our needs and also friendly! Malcolm and Sara (if I remember the name correctly) from the front desk were very helpful and friendly during my check in and when we were asking for directions.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Parking seems to be free but it is worth checking with the hotel prior.
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Response from Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu, General Manager at Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
Responded 1 week ago
Hi RushdiAbidin, Greetings from Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu. Thank you for choosing us, especially since this was your first time visiting Sabah! We hope you had a memorable and wonderful time discovering Kota Kinabalu. Thrilled that we could assist in giving directions for you to conveniently navigate your way through the city and thoroughly enjoy your time discovering places and sights. Thank you and let us meet again in the future.
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William Ching wrote a review May 2022
Subang Jaya, Malaysia4 contributions
An extremely delightful experience. From the check in to check out my expectations of Le Meridien staffs were met beyond my expectations. Check in: Less than 5 minutes after arrival Slight hiccup during check in but went as expected. Concierge: delivered by bag to my room without having to request Room: Club Sea View Location: 10th floor, as for this I wasn’t sure if it was right seeing as there were many rooms on the club level at 14th floor. Maybe those are the Presidential suites? Room: very comfortable room, the bed is the best part of the room. The sofa, also very comfortable. The TV is acceptable. The high speed Internet is also acceptable. The bathroom was appended but I felt the shower pressure could be improved as it did not have a strong flow. Imagine having an amazing flow of water during your shower. The toilet bowl is something that the hotels may wanna take a look at, constantly getting jammed up. Frequent flushes required. In room dining: Perfect, no regrets with the food. However it would have been even better if they provided a trolley table for ease of consumption in front of the TV. Club Lounge: Before cocktails servings, the drink servings and snacks were very limited. I had a better experience in terms of club lounge experience at other Marriott hotels. But the local cuisine served by the chefs were impeccable. Overall: I am very satisfied and once again my compliments to the chefs, and duty managers. Regards, Guest from room 1030 16 May to 20 May 2022
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Location is good Markets surrounding the hotel Near the airport within 10 minutes Opt for the...
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Response from Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu, General Manager at Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
Responded 1 week ago
Hi there, Greetings from Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu. Thank you for your thoughtful review and constructive feedback. We value your trust and thank you for giving us the opportunity to make your stay a unique, memorable and exceptional one. It was a delight to welcome you to our hotel and thrilled that you had a comfortable stay in our Sea View room. Rest assured that we have informed our team to take note of the water flow in our bathroom and to fix it accordingly. Thank you also for pointing out on our club lounge’s drink and snacks servings, we will look into it and improve where needed. Last but not least, we would like to thank you for compliments to our chef and duty managers. We hope to welcome you back soon. Cheers!
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Yun Kee C wrote a review Apr 2022
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia76 contributions26 helpful votes
Hotel is extremely clean and nice. Stayed from 28th to 30th Mar 2022. Their Club view is to DIE for! Superb view overseeing the sea and the hotel is right in front of the market. Ms Laurean (I hope I got the name right), who was in charge of the Club floor on 28th Mar was extremely helpful. Many thanks to her for going out of the way to assist! Club floor was serving evening cocktails Buffett style. I am not sure how many other hotels are doing this buffet evening cocktail so Le Meridien KK has really set the Platinum Standard. Syabas!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Get the club service, you won’t regret the view!
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xpinker wrote a review Mar 2022
Malaysia36 contributions75 helpful votes
I booked this hotel based on its proximity to the markets but was surprised to see what else they offered. While doing some shopping for fresh seafood, we were informed by the seller that Le Meridien provides a freezer for guests to keep their seafood. We were skeptical at first and thought it was rather unusual for a hotel to to that. But we still bought some seafood hoping that the ice would at least keep it cold for the whole night before our early flight the next day. During check in, I asked whether they have a freezer, and true enough, there is a chest freezer at the concierge. The also offer packing services and will make sure your frozen seafood is properly sealed. Apart from that, knowing that i will check out at 5am, the hotel also offered packed breakfast. Upon walking into the room, I can say that this is my favourite Le Meridien property so far (compared to KL and Putrajaya). Even though the room is a city view category, it is beautifully designed, uses spaces creatively, has multiple mirrors, floor to ceiling windows overlooking the city (luckily we had a partial sea view), and the bathroom is huge with both separated shower and tub. Checking out was a breeze. The cab (Innova) we booked (since we were worried Grab is not available early in the morning) had waited at the lobby, and we just grabbed the 2 packed breakfast after returning our key cards. The packed breakfast consists of croissant sandwich, bottled orange juice, green apple, kitkat chocolate bar, a slice of banana cake and a yogurt. If i have the opportunity to return to KK again in the future, I would definitely come back to this hotel.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu, General Manager at Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
Responded 1 week ago
Hi xpinker, Greetings from Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu. Thank you for your decision in staying at our hotel! We hope you enjoyed your time shopping for fresh seafood at the markets. It will remain our greatest pleasure to assist you in every possible way, especially in storing your seafood and making sure you had comfortable and restful stay. Many thanks for your compliments on our City View room, glad that you had a positive experience with us. Until then, we look forward to your next return. Cheers!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
Which popular attractions are close to Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu?
Nearby attractions include Night Market, Kota Kinabalu (0.07 km), Centre Point Sabah (0.3 km), and Filipino Market (0.04 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mother India Restaurant, Laundroluxe, and Gusto Food & Wine.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu have airport transportation?
Yes, Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Kota Kinabalu.
Are any cleaning services offered at Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.