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Kota Kinabalu Beach Hotel

By Badriah - Oct 18, 2018 (Last Updated Nov 22, 2018)

What usually comes to mind after a tiring day at work? Vacation in sun-kissed sandy beaches, away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, how relaxing right? For your next trip, we suggest you to turn that thoughts you have into reality. Pack your bags and go to any of the untouched beaches in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah! Err what? Yes, Kota Kinabalu. Dead serious.

There are many islands and exotic beaches in Kota Kinabalu await you! One of the famous beaches in Kota Kinabalu that has drawn a lot of visitors is Tanjung Aru beach. If you plan to visit Tanjung Aru, we have compiled for you top 5 hotels located close to it. 

Asiana Hotel

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Located at Grace Square Shophouse, only 2.2 km from the Tanjung Aru Beach, Asiana Hotel boasts 40 spacious rooms with modern amenities. This luxurious boutique hotel is only 10 minutes from Kota Kinabalu International Airport and is within walking distance to eateries and supermarket.

For around RM130 / night, this hotel is value for money. It is also only a walking distance to the famous IMAGO shopping mall. Talk about convenience! 


Website: Asiana Hotel 

The Crown Borneo Hotel

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Enjoy spectacular sunset at Tanjung Aru's beach located only 15 minute walk from Crown Borneo Hotel. With 28 rooms equipped with modern furnishings and WiFi, this hotel is only 10 minute drive to Kota Kinabalu International Airport. They also offer free airport transfer to and from airports (T&C applies). 

It is also relatively easy for you to find eateries here as within the township of Tanjung Aru, there are arrays of restaurants selling a mixture of local and Chinese cuisine. Price starts from RM100 / night. 


Website: The Crown Borneo Hotel

Zara's Boutique Hotel

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Located in Harbour City, Jalan Kinabalu, Zara's Boutique Hotel is only 1.3 km from Tanjung Beach. Enjoy beautiful sunset with a fresh, coconut drink at nearby restaurants or at the seaside and unwind.

The hotel is only 1.5 km away from shopping options at Center Point, Warisan Square, Night Market, KK Water Front and Central Market. It is also only 10 minutes drive from Kota Kinabalu International Airport. Price starts from RM139/night. 


Website: Zara's Boutique Hotel

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Winner Hotel

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Don't be deceived by the run down appearance. Winner Hotel might look old, but when you step into it, their rooms are decent. Location wise, this is value for money deal. From only RM112 per night, you will get access (only walking distance) to Centre Point, Warisan Square, Night Market and Central Market.

Plus, it is only 1.3 km from Tanjung Aru beach. Truly a "Winner" we must say!


Website: Winner Hotel

Megah D'Aru Hotel

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Last but not least on our list is Megah D'Aru Hotel. As the name goes, this hotel is located in the heart of Tanjung Aru Township and only 5 minutes drive to Kota Kinabalu city. Boasting 72 furnished rooms, Megah D'Aru is only located 1.3 km to Tanjung Aru Beach. 

This hotel might be basic, but from only RM98 per night, it should be beyond worth it. Near to the airport, close to the beach, what else could we ask for? 


Website: Megah D'Aru Hotel

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