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【Homesuite' Hotel】|King-Bed|Fast WiFi

Everything you want to explore is right outside the door of this pl[DEEP CLEANING] Our team is taking extra precaution to enhance our cleaning routine. We disinfect frequently touched surfaces (i.e. door knobs, table top, keypad button) between reservations just to ensure our guests have the safest and best stay experience with us. HOMESUITE’ HOTEL is strategically located at Sutera Avenue, city center of Kota Kinabalu, which is only 5 minutes walk to KK greatest mall, Imago Shopping Mall.ace.

$29 per night
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Deco Home 1# Cozy 2BR @ IMAGO Loft City Centre

Deco Home is located above Kota Kinabalu city centre's largest shopping mall, IMAGO. Deco Home is hereby presenting you our tastefully decorated place with strong sense of 'Home', just to make sure our guests will have the most comfort and relaxation during their vacation with families, friends and their love ones. 我们的民宿位于亚庇市中心最大型的我格广场的楼上,地理位置特好。我们希望每一位住客都能够感受到家的味道,让住客感受最舒适和放松的一趟旅程。

$68 per night
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JQ/Sea View 3-Bay Sunset View/Wifi/Urban location/Largest room/High floor/Comfortable bed

High-rise & most spacious rooms with panoramic 3-Bay sea views and sunset Shopping malls and major entertainment are all close by. It is located in the center of the city. The security is thorough in the new building, so it is quiet and safe. • 2 Bedrooms - 1 Queen Bed & 2 Single Beds - 2 sofa beds • Living room - Smart TV, Air conditioner - Free WiFi • Kitchen - Water purifier - Refrigerator, Freezer - Microwave, Electric Cooktop - Cooking Utensils and Cutlery - Electric kettle, toaster • 2 bathrooms - Water heater, hair dryer - Towels, body soap, shampoo, hand wash • Free parking • Gym Airport pick-up/drop, transfer service, fireflies, golf, Lifting, island touring, seawalking, marine leisure, fishing, Kinabalu Mountain, Night Tour, Callibay, Folk Village, Massage, Seafood, Korean

$56 per night

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Stay near Kota Kinabalu's top sights

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Jesselton Point24 locals recommend
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Tanjung Aru Beach25 locals recommend
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filipino market10 locals recommend
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Oceanus Waterfront Mall7 locals recommend
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Suria Sabah Shopping Mall25 locals recommend
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Tanjung Aru Perdana Park3 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Kota Kinabalu

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Imago The Loft 2BR Top Floor Hidden Gem
$42 per night
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Aeropod Sovo. Convenient, near City Kota Kinabalu
$20 per night
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Seaview Homey Studio 1
$40 per night
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SquareSuites at SOVO Aeropod@Tanjung Aru (a)
$20 per night
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【JIA by Homesuite'】|King Bed+|Netflix|WiFi|IMAGO
$36 per night
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Sunset Seaview Apt KK City| Airport| Tj Aru Beach
$34 per night
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SquareSuites at SOVO Aeropod@Tanjung Aru (b)
$19 per night
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Urban Seaview - Lavender Homes @ JQ | 2 Rooms 5pax
$43 per night
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D6 IMAGO MALL UPSTAIR-2 BEDROOMS IMAGO商场楼上-两房城市公寓
$15 per night
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Imago Loft E 2BR Sea&City View@C&R 依玛歌亚庇时代广场两房高级公寓
$39 per night
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RV#01 -1 BR Suite @ Riverson SOHO (Beside Imago)
$37 per night
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B8 IMAGO MALL UPSTAIR-2 BEDROOMS IMAGO商场楼上-两房城市公寓
$22 per night

Your guide to Kota Kinabalu

All About Kota Kinabalu

Featuring stunning islands set in cerulean waters, a bustling coastline, and Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Malaysia, Kota Kinabalu is the capital city of the state of Sabah. Partly surrounded by rainforest, the town itself is home to vibrant markets, a modern boardwalk, and a waterfront mosque. Despite being a rapidly modernizing city, the past is preserved here through historical sites like the Petagas War Memorial Garden, which honors fallen resistors of Japanese occupation during WWII, and the Double Six Monument — a striking white arch that commemorates Sabah’s late Chief Minister. The city also houses several art galleries along with the Sabah Islamic Civilization Museum, where you’ll find intricate brass antiques under its five domes, and the Sabah State Museum, which is home to galleries focusing on archaeology and natural history. There are plenty of restaurants and bars offering a wide array of cuisines at the waterfront, where you can enjoy dinner with a spectacular view.

Just outside the city, you’ll find white-sand beaches leading to calm, clear water, hot springs where you can soak after a long day of hiking, and wetlands where you can take a river cruise through the mangrove forests. There are several unspoiled islands off Kota Kinabalu’s coast, and you can reach them by ferry or boat for a day of tranquil sunbathing and watersports.

Kota Kinabalu is also known as the gateway to Borneo, the third-largest island in the world that is almost entirely overrun by rainforest and features incredible biodiversity.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Kota Kinabalu?

Kota Kinabalu has great hiking trails and stunning beaches, making this city attractive all year round. Given its tropical location, the weather in Kota Kinabalu remains hot and humid all year, and there is a chance of rain at any time, so always be prepared with an umbrella and be sure to pack proper shoes.

If you are an experienced hiker and want to have a better chance of spotting orangutans out in the wild, you should book a trip between March and October. This period also offers clear weather, blooming flowers, and minimal rainfall, creating a beautiful atmosphere for outdoor recreation.

Alternatively, if you are hoping to spend your days on the beach, renting a house in Kota Kinabalu anytime between April and December is ideal. During this time, the waterfront comes alive, with art and music festivals and cultural programs happening along the coast. Sabah’s Harvest Festival runs for the whole month of May with rice wine and traditional dances.


What are the top things to do in Kota Kinabalu?

Mount Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Malaysia, stands over 13,000 feet tall at the center of Kinabalu National Park. A trek to the top of Mount Kinabalu is a two-day adventure with mountain accommodations along the way where you can stop for rest and food. From the summit, you’ll be rewarded for your efforts by exquisite views of the Sabah region.

Kinabalu Handicraft Market

Kinabalu’s Handicraft Market, located along the scenic waterfront, is a popular place to pick up handmade souvenirs and gifts. You’ll find signature items, such as sarongs, pearl jewelry, and traditional instruments like the sompoton alongside one-of-a-kind handmade gifts.

Tanjung Aru Beach

Between the peaceful pockets of Tanjung Aru Perdana Park and Prince Philip Park in the south of town, this 1.3-mile expanse of coastline is fringed by aru and palm trees. Bring a frisbee and join the locals in the late afternoon sun or grab some satay at a street food stall and watch kites and blue-naped parrots zig zag across the sky.

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