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Where to stay in Kota Kinabalu: Best areas for travelers

  • 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.
  • 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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Frequently asked questions

How much are vacation packages to Kota Kinabalu?
You can find an amazing hotel and flight bundle for as little as . With one of our Travelocity vacation packages, a visit to Kota Kinabalu has never been more tempting! Save some time and money and get an early start with packing your suitcases.
How long should my Kota Kinabalu vacation be?
Generally, travelers spend 3 nights in Kota Kinabalu. However, that mightn’t be sufficient time for you. If your aim is to discover some of the region’s hidden gems, why not add another few nights to your travel itinerary?
Where can I get the best vacation package deals for Kota Kinabalu?
You can lock in fantastic Kota Kinabalu package deals with Travelocity. Choose from as many as 400 partner airlines and 665,000 properties worldwide and turn those travel dreams into reality.
Why should I purchase my Kota Kinabalu vacation bundle via Travelocity?
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Will I save money on my Kota Kinabalu car rental if I book it with hotels and flights?
Combining your bookings into a Kota Kinabalu vacation package will leave you with some serious savings. You can combine a car and flight; a hotel, flight and car; or a car and hotel. There’s no better way to explore the greater Kota Kinabalu region than with your own set of wheels. You can also add experiences and tours to your Travelocity package.
What is the best time of year to go to Kota Kinabalu?
If you’d prefer to avoid pricey airfares, hordes of tourists and packed hotels, plan your escape outside of August, July, June. The quietest time to travel through Kota Kinabalu is December, October, November. You’ll find the highest hotel prices in July and the cheapest in November.
Which airport is best for Kota Kinabalu?
The main airport is Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.), around 4 mi south of the heart of Kota Kinabalu.
What is there to do in Kota Kinabalu?
While veering off the tourist trail is rewarding, you shouldn’t ignore the big attractions that make a destination famous. 1Borneo Hypermall and Lok Kawi Wildlife Park are just two of them in Kota Kinabalu.
Where should I stay when visiting Kota Kinabalu?
You have lots of options, with Downtown Kota Kinabalu and Pusat Bandar being the more popular neighborhoods among travelers. If the former is better suited to your Kota Kinabalu itinerary, have a look at the Grandis Hotel (4.0 stars) and the Gaya Centre Hotel (3.0 stars). If you’d prefer the latter, consider checking in to the Grandis Hotel (4.0 stars) or the Gaya Centre Hotel (3.0 stars).

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