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Sunset Bar at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful bar overlooking the islands of Kota Kinabula - Great cocktails at sensible prices - Good service - A must when in KKMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Kota Kinabalu, Owner at Sunset Bar at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear garyb310, thank you so much for taking the time to write this review of the Sunset Bar. We are delighted to hear that you had had a wonderful time with us and we wish you many safe and happy travel adventures ahead. Yours sincerely,...More

Reviewed 23 April 2022

Make sure you make a reservation if u want the perfect sit. Drinks were good, food was okay. But the main agenda is the sunset :)More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Owner at Sunset Bar at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2022

Dear Varnteing, thank you for taking the time to write this review of the Sunset Bar. We'd love to welcome you back soon and wish you many more perfect sunsets until we meet again. Yours sincerely, Claudina Wong, Director of Communications, Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota...More

Reviewed 15 November 2020

Excellent place to chill & enjoy the sunset view of Kota Kinabalu. It's so mesmerizing! Great cocktails and attentive service rendered. I think this is the best spot to see the sun goes down!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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TAH Team, Director of Communications at Sunset Bar at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2021

Dear Sherona, Thank you so much for this amazing review of the Sunset Bar. We are so happy you found one of our favourite spots in the resort to hang out! Did you know it is known to be one of the world's top ten...More

Reviewed 17 August 2020 via mobile

A great little spot for enjoying the spectacular sunsets here in KK. As well as the views - the staff provide fantastic and friendly service. The manager Mr Jazni ? greeted us personally and made sure that we had a great experience even though the...place was full! I would go every day (as long as the weather behaves)More

Date of visit: August 2020
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ShangrilaTAH, Owner at Sunset Bar at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2020

Dear CaptainC, Thank you so much for this amazing review. We are so happy to hear that you had enjoyed your time at the Sunset Bar, it's one of our favourite places to hang out here. We'd love to welcome you back soon but until...More

Reviewed 30 March 2020

Good service, and top quality food made with freshest ingredients ,nice presentation of food. Reasonably priced ,right portion,tasty seafood pasta ,and pizza.Good selection of beers.Great energy,overlooking the see .More

Date of visit: March 2020
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ShangrilaTAH, Owner at Sunset Bar at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2020

Dear Biljana I, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We are absolutely delighted to hear that you had enjoyed your time at one of our favourite hangouts in the Resort and look forward to welcoming you back when better...More

Reviewed 24 March 2020

Great bar location for viewing the sunset, nice food and drinks, in better times it is very busy and in most cases a booking is essentialMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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ShangrilaTAH, Director of Communications at Sunset Bar at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2020

Dear Neil, Thank you very much for this review of the Bar and for your recommendation. It is one of our favourite hangouts in the Resort. We'd love to welcome you back when better times return. Until then, do stay safe. Yours sincerely, Claudina Wong...More

Reviewed 1 March 2020 via mobile

Fuad did a good job when it comes to customer service, he did explain for the "Golden Circle" member and benefits. Thanks for him for enrolling me as a member and for the good experience that we had at the sunset bar, surely will come...back again.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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ShangrilaTAH, Director of Communications at Sunset Bar at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2020

Dear ApipsMizam, thank you very much for commending Fuad here in your review. I know he'll break into a huge smile when I show him this review. Fuad and the team at the Sunset Bar will be waiting for you when you return next time....More

Reviewed 12 February 2020

A very nice spot to lay back and watch the sun set scenes that come with multiple color shades with boozes in our hands.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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ShangrilaTAH, Owner at Sunset Bar at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2020

Dear Cereal, Thank you for giving us a good rating. We are happy to hear that you had enjoyed your time at one of our favourite hangouts at the Resort. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Yours sincerely, Claudina Wong, Director of Communications,...More

Reviewed 1 February 2020 via mobile

First time come here at sunset bar tanjung aru , we really enjoyed the sunset , one of the staff approached us from bar entrance with really energetic personality and wide smile. Calvin was really outgoing and cheerful all the time with us and other...guests as Well. Very attentive to every request . Exceptional service . He made our 1st trip here memorable . Even joking around with us which made us non stranger to him . Thank you sunset bar team ! Thank you Calvin! Hope to see you again !More

Date of visit: February 2020
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ShangrilaTAH, Director of Communications at Sunset Bar at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2020

Dear nishawong92, Thank you so much for this amazing review of the resort, I am so happy to hear that you had enjoyed your time at the Bar. I cannot wait to show your review here to my colleagues, especially Calvin, I am certain this...More

Reviewed 21 January 2020 via mobile

We had a really good time at this place, staring at the sunset. The service is very personable and quick, the selection of gins is huge for this part of town, plentiful cocktails and a nice variety of snacks. Combined with a gracious sunset when...the weather gods allow, this is the perfect setting for a romantic evening or just a great start of your holidays!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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ShangrilaTAH, Director of Communications at Sunset Bar at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2020

Dear roelv45, Thank you so much for giving the Bar full rating. We are absolutely delighted to hear that you had enjoyed your time at the Sunset Bar, it's definitely one of our favourite places here in the resort. Until we meet again, we wish...More

Reviewed 17 January 2020 via mobile

I went to beach yesterday and i came to Sunset bar today. I paid RM 39 for entrance and one free drink (my choice is Wine), i feel like reasonable because this location and their staff is super friendly too. I can say that public...Tanjung Aru Beach and Sunset bar gave me difference feeling. You can have more fun and take more photo at public beach. If you don’t want crowd then you can choose sunset bar.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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ShangrilaTAH, Director of Communications at Sunset Bar at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2020

Dear mryijie, Thank you for stopping by the Sunset Bar and for giving us a good rating. We are certain many will find your tips useful here. We hope to see you again at the Bar soon. Happy New Year from all of us here....More

Reviewed 13 January 2020

Great views, top class service and a great experience. The cocktails were a bit weak though, needed more alcohol.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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ShangrilaTAH, Director of Communications at Sunset Bar at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2020

Dear Alok C, Thank you so much for giving the Bar full rating. We are delighted to hear that you had enjoyed your time at the Sunset Bar, it's definitely one of our favourite places here in the resort. Thank you very much for your...More

Reviewed 26 December 2019 via mobile

Lovely bar!! Staff are friendly and helpful, the views are great and the atmosphere is lovely. The only thing I have against this place is the cocktail and bar snack menu - extend!!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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ShangrilaTAH, Director of Communications at Sunset Bar at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2020

Dear ZabbyGW, Thank you for taking the time to write this review of the Bar. We are very happy to note that you had enjoyed your time there and hope you have many photos to remind you of those times. We truly appreciate the feedback...More

Reviewed 21 October 2019

So, the bar is OK, like any beach bar - no issues there. The cocktails were nice. Lets face it, you come here for the sun set, no arguments the sun set is amazing (see my pictures), But, you can see the sun set from...the beach without all the faff of trying to get a table. We went to the bar and were told we had to pay for entry - we advised we did not, we were guests. Guests do not have to pay but the signage is misleading. Eventually, after determining we were not on the flashpack tour we were offered expensive tables with packages for food and drinks. We didn't want this, we just wanted a sun downer before dinner. As we were not willing to pay for a package, you get a small table near the bar and cannot see the sun set for the bar itself. Despite there being only a small number of people in the bar, we had to get up to stand to see the sun set & take photos. For me, the hotel/bar is taking this money making too far - i would suggest to people so just sit on the beach and take in the view, its lovely, without the faff of trying to visit this bar.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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ShangrilaTAH, Director of Communications at Sunset Bar at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2019

Dear susan2909, Thank you for taking the time to write this review of the Bar and for posting those lovely photos that we will never tire of seeing. Please accept our apologies for the shortfalls you had experienced at the Bar. We will remind the...More

Reviewed 3 September 2019 via mobile

Very nice location, but it’s located in a resort full of other people! So either you pay 39/RM per person to enter (included one free drink) or you have to be a guest in the resort. It’s worth it fo a drink and the sunset,...but most likely all the nice places are reserved for resort guests!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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ShangrilaTAH, Director of Communications at Sunset Bar at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2019

Dear 676tonyv, Thank you for stopping by the Sunset Bar during your visit to Kota Kinabalu. We hope you had had a wonderful Kota Kinabalu holiday and wish you many more safe and happy travel adventures ahead. Yours sincerely, Claudina Wong, Director of Communications, Shangri-La's...More

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Response from David N | Reviewed this property |
The menu is not on the web that I am aware, the food and prices are in flux. You have the ask for the menu, if you do not you will have a limited option but which location you choose to eat at it is expensive as are the... More
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I am not sure they accept bookings from non clients. Better ask the hotel directly. Everything at the shangri la is expensive. A beer will cost $12 and a glass of wine $17. I did not eat there, only had drinks
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Just about 100 meters from Shangri-la, there is a Korean Restaurant. Further up about 200 meters, at the golf club, there is a family restaurant known as Lucy Kitchen serving local and western food. Further down, another... More
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Sunset Bar at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5