Where to stay in Kota Kinabalu: Best areas for travelers
- Downtown Kota Kinabalu: Combine your urban break with a bit of time out in nature. When you're weary from running around, slow things right down at Sutera Harbour or Signal Hill Observatory Platform. Afterward, chill out some more at the Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel, the Stay Together 4 5 6 Bedroom Apartments Marina Cour or the Promenade Service Apartments.
- Pusat Bandar: On top of sightseeing, why not add some retail therapy into the equation? This area is renowned for its shopping hot spots, like Suria Sabah Shopping Mall and Wisma Merdeka. You'll need a good snooze after all that splurging. For a healthy dose of R&R, book yourself a room at the 1 City Hotel, the OYO 1159 Hotel New Sabah or the OYO 699 Plaza Hotel.
- Kampung Sembulan Baru: Good hotels such as the Asiana Hotel, the DiSini Hotel and The Pacific Sutera Hotel are just one reason to stay in this neighborhood. But Sabah State Mosque, one of the neighborhood's biggest sights, is what really attracts the crowds. Base yourself here and tick it off your bucket list.
- Tanjung Aru: Every neighborhood has its own personality, and this place is no exception. Settle into the Casuarina Hotel, the C'haya Hotel or the Megah D'Aru Hotel then venture out and explore some of its popular attractions. Make sure you don't miss Tanjung Aru Perdana Park!
- Penampang: You'll find a good assortment of hotels to choose from in this neighborhood. The D Arc Hotel, the OYO 1108 Bundusan Hotel and the OYO 371 Grand Eastern Hotel are a few options to think about. With Kipandi Butterfly Farm, St. Michael Church Penampang and Monsopiad Cultural Village all in the area, it's little wonder so many people decide to base themselves in this part of town.
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