Cathay Hotel

Cathay Hotel

Block E, Lot 27 & 28, Sedco Complex, Kampung Air, Jalan Albert Kwok, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000
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    Guest reviews

    7.3
    Very good
    /10
    (303 reviews)See what guests said
    9.6
    Exceptional

    "Overall, worthy to live if you want to stay in a budget hote..."

    Molla

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    October 12, 2018

    7.8
    Very good room comfort and quality
    Recommended by 87% of guests

    Property highlights

    • 860 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Kota Kinabalu

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    This property is in high demand!Last booked 9 hours ago | 5 travelers are looking at this property right now
    Excellent
    Location
    8.0
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    Excellent location - Inside city center
    Popular neighborhood
    Nearby
    Popular
  • Centre Point Sabah160 m
  • Asia City Complex170 m
  • Kota Kinabalu City Waterfront280 m
  • Vals Bundle Shop310 m
  • Sabah Court House330 m
  • Night Market, Kota Kinabalu350 m
  • Night Market380 m
  • The Waterfront390 m
  • Borneo Trading Post390 m
  • Filipino Market420 m
  • Value for money7.5
    Distance to city center1.8 km
    Location rating8.0
    Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
    Distance to airport4.6 km
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    7.8
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Deluxe with Window
    Deluxe with Window
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    Deluxe No Window
    Deluxe No Window
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • No Windows view
    • 1 double bed
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    Superior Twin With Window
    Superior Twin With Window
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    Family with window
    Family with window
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 double beds
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    Standard With Window
    Standard With Window
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 single bed
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    Single Twin No Window
    Single Twin No Window
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • No Windows view
    • 2 single beds
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    Standard Room, 1 Single Bed (Window)
    Standard Room, 1 Single Bed (Window)
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    • Shower
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    Luxury Room
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    • Shower
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    What people love about the property

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "Overall this place is very convenient & value for money."

      karthikeyan

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      March 23, 2017

    • 6.8
      Good

      "Love the location, only a walking distance to the famous craft market and seafood stalls."

      Mohd S.

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      May 10, 2017

    • 8.4
      Excellent

      "Nice location"

      amirrul

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      October 29, 2017

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    8.8
    Excellent

    "Room was decent (& basic) for 3 occupants."

    Christine

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    November 1, 2018

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    What they offer

    8.8
    Excellent

    "Friendly staffs at the reception."

    Christine

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    November 1, 2018

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    From September 1st, 2017, as per Government of Malaysia requirements, hotel guests who are not Malaysian citizens or long-term/permanent residents of Malaysia will be levied a tourism tax of RM 10.00 per room per night stay. Please note these changes in tax structure will result in revised taxes being charged and will be payable additionally during check out.

    Real reviews from real guests

    Agoda Reviews (303)
    7.3
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    10
    Cleanliness7.3
    Facilities6.2
    Location8.0
    Room comfort and quality7.8
    Service7.4
    Value for money7.5
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    8.8
    Excellent
    Christine from Malaysia
    Group
    Superior Twin With Window
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018
    Decent hotel ”
    Stayed for a night with my two friends here. It took us a while to find the hotel and it was hard to find parking spot as the hotel is located in busy city centre. Friendly staffs at the reception. Room was decent (& basic) for 3 occupants.
    Reviewed November 01, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    SAMSIAH from Malaysia
    Couple
    Deluxe with Window
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018
    Very good”
    Lokasi yg baik
    Reviewed December 27, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Nora from Malaysia
    Couple
    Deluxe with Window
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2017
    Pretty good”
    We were very satisfied with their room & facilities, as everything looks pretty new. We love their high & hard bed but room size might be a bit small (but sufficient for us). We were there during a school holiday so parking was near impossible to get (even after midnight since there's this bundle carnival right in front of the hotel). And they also request a cash deposit during check in. Location wise they're also very strategic, smacked in the middle of asia city-kg air & very near to centre point mall. Last but not least, the staff were pleasant enough but it doesn't hurt for them to smile a bit
    Reviewed August 31, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    Ebel from Brunei Darussalam
    Family with young children
    Superior Twin With Window
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2016
    Great Location”
    Pros: Excellent location, value for money, good room size Cons: Not soundproof, TV not working It is located at city centre so you can walk to the many eateries surrounding this hotel (Seri Selera Kg Air is just behind the hotel) and malls (5 mins walk to Centrepoint). Room is a good size and clean. Stayed over during christmas weekend, so there were people partying nearby which can be heard in your room, if there is no festive going on, shouldn't be a problem. A good stay given the proximity to malls and eateries and also there are parking spaces in front which is a plus for people who drive.
    Reviewed January 06, 2017
    7.6
    Very good
    Lom from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Standard With Window
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2018
    Great location, but smelly due to nearby restaurant ”
    The location is very strategic. Within 10 minutes walking distance, you will be able to reach numerous of famous attraction. The backlane of the hotel will have restaurant cooking heavily, the smoke will able to penetrate you room if you stay the room of backlane.
    Reviewed December 10, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Muhammad from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    Superior Twin With Window
    Stayed 1 night in March 2018
    Good location”
    Good location. Easy to move around and find food. Nearby to the markets. If you travel using grab or uber tho, you need to tag the location of the nearby mall or the name of the road. Couldn't find it in the app
    Reviewed April 02, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    chan from Malaysia
    Couple
    Deluxe with Window
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018
    The room are clean and the staff are nice too..”
    I well recommend my family, cousins and friends too..staying at this hotel it is near town too and night time easy to get foods as this hotel many nearby coffee shops and pubs too.
    Reviewed September 05, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Jasbillery from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Standard With Window
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018
    Very good”
    200myr for steam iron. Others are acceptable
    Reviewed August 29, 2018
    5.6
    vinia from Malaysia
    Group
    Superior Twin With Window
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2018
    cleaness of the room not really satisfied”
    the rubbish did not been thrown after room service. making some weird smells of the rubbish in the room
    Reviewed October 25, 2018
    7.2
    Very good
    yeoh from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    Standard With Window
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018
    good hotel in Town”
    A convenient place to access market in town, it was a good hotel, TQ
    Reviewed October 09, 2018
    6.8
    Good
    Harinder from Malaysia
    Couple
    Deluxe with Window
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018
    Need room of improvement for the value of money.”
    Toilet not clean and too near to wall. could not take the smell of smoke...guess someone was smoking in the corridor or their room.
    Reviewed September 09, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Shahrulanwar from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe No Window
    Stayed 1 night in May 2018
    Suitable with price”
    Overnight stay. Suitable with the price given. It’s budget hotel. The lift & corridor is old. But the room is modern & well renovate
    Reviewed May 08, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Aziah from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Standard With Window
    Stayed 1 night in July 2017
    cosy hotel”
    valuable for money
    Reviewed March 02, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Aziah from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Standard With Window
    Stayed 1 night in July 2017
    COSY”
    valuable for money
    Reviewed March 02, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Xiao from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Superior Twin With Window
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2018
    satisfied”
    everything is good except the shower coz the water not strong enough and my family and I take long time to shower
    Reviewed February 28, 2018
    4.0
    Syarah from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    Deluxe with Window
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017
    Acceptable”
    cons:i extend my stay and asked for housekeeping at the reception before going out @ 8am, but when i return @ 1 pm nothing was done. the water flow was very slow and the heater cannot be adjusted. sorry but not really worth the stay. pro: good location
    Reviewed December 31, 2017
    6.0
    siti from Malaysia
    Group
    Superior Twin With Window
    Stayed 1 night in October 2017
    Good for one night stay only”
    The receptionist were not friendly at all. The facilities were all good but there's no sign of kiblat for muslim travelers. I and my family stay in family room. The room was a bit smaller. And the bad things i experienced when staying was the receptionist called our room at 12 midnight and ask for iron. they said another customer want to use it. Does they only have one iron at their hotel?? Wont stay at this hotel if i go to kk next time.
    Reviewed October 18, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    AHMAD from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Family with window
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2017
    Good place to stay”
    We are travelling to KK for first time and we stayed here for 2 nights. The environment is okay since its in the downtown but the only thing is the parking space might not enough. I barely can park here at noon, luckily we stayed here in non-peak season. So I guess its easier to park the car at night. Facilities here I could rate 5 star but the only thing I get disappointed is the TV channel/Astro is not available during my staying due to breakdown. They apologized for it, and it's okay. The staff is very helpful, polite and friendly. We requested a few things from the receptions and they respond to our request very promptly. That's make our journey feels very smooth and happy to stay here again.
    Reviewed January 09, 2017
    7.2
    Very good
    Bee from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    Deluxe No Window
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2016
    Value for money ”
    A decent hotel. Areas to improve: 1. The toilet need proper scrubbing. 2. The lobby (receptionist) area doesn't smell good -sweaty smell, perhaps that area need to switch on aircond throughout the day or by installing an air freshener.
    Reviewed October 18, 2016
    5.2
    Stephanie from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Single Twin No Window
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2016
    OK except for the cockroach”
    The whole time I stayed here there was a massive cockroach running around the room. It was huge and pretty disgusting. Other than that though, this hotel was Ok. The location is close to the seafood market and waterfront. The Wi-Fi was pretty good. It can be quiet if nobody is in the room beside you, but if someone is beside you, you can hear them moving around in their room. There is a security guard and receptionist at the desk 24-hours, so that is nice. However, when I asked if they knew where to rent a car, they had no idea. Shouldn't a front desk person at a hotel know that? But they were very nice to let me keep my bags there while I went to scour the city for a car. Overall, I would have liked this place a lot better if the cockroach wasn't there. Maybe they should invest in some pest control.
    Reviewed May 05, 2016
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