Mandarin Hotel

Mandarin Hotel

No. 138 Gaya Street, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88820
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    Mandarin Hotel Reviews

    8.6
    Excellent
    /10
    (1658 reviews)See what guests said
    8.0
    Very good

    "Clean hotel, with good location and friendly staff."

    Robert

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    January 7, 2019

    9.2
    Exceptional service
    Recommended by 93% of guests

    Things you’ll love about Mandarin Hotel

    • Free airport transfer

    • Located in heart of Kota Kinabalu

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    This property is in high demand!Booked 15 times since yesterday | 9 travelers are looking at this property right now
    Exceptional
    Location
    9.2
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    Exceptional location - Inside city center
    Popular neighborhood
    Nearby
    Popular
  • Dataran Desoka50 m
  • Gaya Street Sunday Market80 m
  • Net Access120 m
  • Atkinson Clock Tower130 m
  • Milimewa Superstore140 m
  • General Post Office190 m
  • Main Post Office200 m
  • City Park250 m
  • Sabah Court House260 m
  • Upperstar Cafe & Bar280 m
  • Value for money8.5
    Location rating9.2
    Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
    Distance to airport5.2 km

    Rooms available at Mandarin Hotel

    8.3
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Family Room
    Family Room
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    • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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    Standard Single Room
    Standard Single Room
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    • City view
    • Shower
    • 1 single bed
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    Junior Suite
    Junior Suite
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    • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe Single Room
    Deluxe Single Room
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 single bed
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    Deluxe No Window
    Deluxe No Window
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • No Windows view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Superior Room With Window
    Superior Room With Window
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed
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    Superior Room No Window
    Superior Room No Window
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • No Windows view
    • 1 king bed
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    Standard Deluxe Room
    Standard Deluxe Room
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Double Room
    Double Room
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 single beds
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    standard superior
    standard superior
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed
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    What people love about Mandarin Hotel

    • 7.2
      Very good

      "Every thing good, staff good and easy to get food"

      amy

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      December 31, 2018

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "The location is awesome."

      YUN-HSUAN

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      July 17, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "All the staffs are super friendly, will greet all the guests with smiling face."

      Loo

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      December 17, 2018

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    8.8
    Excellent

    "It is reasonably priced and the free shuttle transfer from h..."

    Wei S.

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    January 14, 2019

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    What they offer

    9.2
    Exceptional

    "Walk strait from right side of entrance will leads you to wa..."

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    January 12, 2019

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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.

    Reviews of Mandarin Hotel from real guests

    Agoda Reviews (1651)Booking.com Reviews (1706)
    8.6
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    10
    Cleanliness8.7
    Facilities7.6
    Location9.2
    Room comfort and quality8.3
    Service9.2
    Value for money8.5
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    9.2
    Exceptional
    SH from Brunei Darussalam
    Couple
    standard superior
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Exceptional”

    I love this place. I stayed here during the weekend. Saturday evening, they have live band at Gaya Street and on Sunday morning, they have Sunday market. You can get all sorts of goods, cloths and etc. I love the room too. Its clean and most importantly, it has direction for Qiblat and a tap for wudhu. Convenient and very clean hotel. Staffs are friendly.

    Reviewed March 06, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Wei from Brunei Darussalam
    Solo traveler
    Standard Deluxe Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Central location”

    It is situated next to Gaya Street so it is a happening place on Sunday morning (Gaya Street Sunday market). There are lots of traditionally eateries around the area and walking distance to Wisma Merdeka and Suria Sabah. It is reasonably priced and the free shuttle transfer from hotel to airport is a big plus.

    Reviewed January 14, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    See from Malaysia
    Couple
    Standard Deluxe Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    If you undecided on which hotel to stay, just choose Mandarin. You can't be wrong.”

    Perfect location, room ammeneties more complete compared to similar size hotel. Shower room very well designed and seperated from toilet. Shower water so strong that you dont wish to stop showering. All water in hotel is filtered, you can have peace of mind to boil it for drink. Location at the end of Gaya street with access to plenty of esteries nearby. Walk strait from right side of entrance will leads you to waterfront where you can find lots of local seafood, fruits stall n Serway dept store. Can further to Philipino market as well. If dont want to walk, you can take grab around KK with rm 4 or 5 only.

    Reviewed January 12, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Alvin from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Standard Single Room
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    My favorite hotel in KK”

    Great location just across the Gaya Street. Staffs are friendly they will greet you and smile everytime they see you. They will collect Rm100 for the security deposit and will return on check-out. Bottled water will be given upon request.

    Reviewed January 12, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    irna from United States
    Couple
    Deluxe No Window
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Excellent Receptionist, clean, in heart or chinatown”

    We loved our stay here, from the beautiful-hearted receptionist who welcomed us when we checked in on Jan 5th around 8pm, to the clean room with cold AC and strong water pressure in the shower. We are steps away from the gaya street night market and sunday market, as well a short walk to great restaurants. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed January 07, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Emily from Malaysia
    Couple
    Deluxe No Window
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

    Kind and helpful staff”

    During this trip, I unexpectedly fell ill and spent much time in the hotel room. Having low blood sugar at 3 in the morning, I went downstairs hoping to find a vending machine, but there wasn't one in sight. The kind receptionist provided me with peanut butter biscuits and water from her own locker. She was professional and caring - that small gesture was greatly comforting in my time of need. The hotel itself is excellent, but it is the service given that it is the heart of this establishment. I will definitely come back here to stay in the future.

    Reviewed December 31, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Loo from Malaysia
    Group
    Deluxe No Window
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Friendly Staffs & Free Airport Transfer from Hotel.”

    All the staffs are super friendly, will greet all the guests with smiling face. The hotel also provide free airport transfer from hotel to airport. The room is quite small but it is very clean. The location is strategic, surround with coffee shops, banks & conivenient stalls. The Sunday Market just next to it. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed December 17, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kim from Malaysia
    Couple
    Deluxe No Window
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

    Location & Service”

    Location is utmost strategic, Gaya Street which is full of restaurant/ local hawker shop. It's only 10+ min walk to famous tourist spot such as Filipino market, KK seafront and mall. Staffs are very friendly, greet you every time you walk in and out. Room service everytime we went out from room. The staff help us to buy medicine due to my partner fall fever in midnight, without extra charge. Really appreciated that. highly recommenced the hotel and staff, thank you.

    Reviewed November 19, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jill from Philippines
    Couple
    Standard Deluxe Room
    Stayed 4 nights in November 2018

    A+ Staff; Superb Cleanliness”

    One of my favorite hotels in my SE Asia trip. The location was perfect, right on Gaya Street which is close to all the action. The Sunday market is just outside the hotel. The room was dust free and was cleaned every time we go out! Even twice a day on days we went out twice. You could go out to have lunch and come back to a clean room with new towels etc. Then go out for dinner and they'll clean your room again. It was amazing! I've never seen another hotel do that. They're really particular with cleanliness. Bathroom was PERFECT. Shower was amazing and toiletries were complete. One of my favorite things was the staff!!! I stayed there on the week of my birthday. I didn't tell any of them but they must have seen from my passport. Everyone greeted me Happy Birthday. It was a nice personal touch! I appreciate it. I definitely recommend Mandarin Hotel to everyone!!! I will surely stay again when I visit KK in the future!

    Reviewed November 10, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    PO-HUNG from Taiwan
    Couple
    Standard Deluxe Room
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Very nice hotel in Kota Kinabaru”

    We stayed here for one night. It's our last night in KK, and we had a tour to Weston in the afternoon we checked in. We arrived at Mandarin Hotel at 1 pm and requested for leaving luggage first. Surprisingly, our room was ready so we could have early check-in. This is not routine but I felt we were lucky and we could have a break before our tour. On the next day, our flight was quite early so we needed to check out at around 4 am. The night shift staff was friendly and kindly helped us call a Grab car to the airport. In conclusion, this is a very nice and valuable hotel with clean and comfortable room and friendly staff. We will stay here again when we come to KK again.

    Reviewed November 08, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Triccia from Philippines
    Couple
    Standard Deluxe Room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

    Good value for money”

    Had a great stay here for 2 days. Staffs are nice and accommodating. We checked in super late like 2am and the staff were just there waiting for us. This hotel indeed is in a great location esp on sundays, there are Street market. Yay! The room is very clean altho a bit small but still good. Their T&B is also nice coz they have bidet and it’s also clean. All in all we had a great stay here.

    Reviewed November 01, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    NOOR from Malaysia
    Couple
    standard superior
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018

    great hotel to stay”

    I enjoy to stay at this hotel.. the room very clean, friendly staff and cheap price.. will stay again here for next trip.. hopefully they can serve breakfast together.. on sunday have a sunday market infront hotel..

    Reviewed October 31, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Niro from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    Deluxe Room With Window
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018

    Superb location ”

    Mandarin hotel is located in the Gaya street where the Gaya Street Sunday Market is directly outside the hotel. Staffs are attentive and helpful. Too bad there is no breakfast provided. But nearby there are a lot of eateries in walking distance. Recommended

    Reviewed October 18, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    John from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Standard Single Room
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

    Great location and friendly staff”

    This hotel is my 1st choice whenever I come to Sabah. Location is very convenience from me because near boat jetty. Good local food is nearby and there is 24 hours Kentucky nearby. The rooms are very clean and spacious. Best is that they even provide free transport to the airport now.

    Reviewed September 25, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Bavani from Malaysia
    Couple
    Superior Room No Window
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

    Excellent ”

    clean hotel with friendly staffs. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed February 18, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    YUK from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Superior Room With Window
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    Excellent”

    convenient location in kk center, easy to move around

    Reviewed February 13, 2019
    2.0
    Nicholas from United States
    Couple
    Superior Room With Window
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Avoid this hotel! Not possible to sleep here.”

    The windows do not block any sound. There were drums and singing until 10pm. We asked to change rooms away from the front of the hotel but we're told that couldn't happen. To make matters worse, we were woken up at 5am by more drums and people on microphones. I wish would have book anywhere else. Do not make the same mistake I did by staying here.

    Reviewed February 02, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Donglin
    Solo traveler
    Standard Single Room
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

    Great location to explore KK”

    This hotel is located at the entrance of the Gaya street and opposite to the airport bus stop, which makes it easy to find and access. Although there is no restaurant inside the hotel, finding delicious local food won't be an issue since there are dozens of seafood restaurants and food stalls within walking distance. Even if you want to do some shopping, supermarket and shopping mall (Suria) are at a stone-throw-distance. The front desk staffs are warm, friendly and helpful. Although the elevator is a bit small, corridor a bit narrow, room size a bit compact and noiseproof is quite thorough...the bath room is quite spacious and clean, bath water hot and strong, room is cleaned thoroughly everyday, all these have compansated for the above shortcomings. If you are travelling light and just look for a place for night sleep. Mandarin Hotel would be a good choice.

    Reviewed January 17, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Cai from Singapore
    Couple
    Standard Deluxe Room
    Stayed 6 nights in December 2018

    Excellent location ”

    Staff are very friendly and attentive. We appreciate how responsive the staff are to our queries, whether via Agoda messenging, or during our stay, from our phone call to reception. Hotel provides free transport to Airport at the end of our stay. The location of the hotel at one end of Gaya St makes it so convenient to enjoy the Api Api night Food market on Fri and Sat nights and the huge Sunday morning market. Our only complaint is that the walls are a bit thin and we could hear noises from the street and nearby live band. May we suggest noise-cancelling curtains?

    Reviewed December 19, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Ong from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018

    Excellent choice”

    Staffs are friendly, room is spacious n clean, shower is superb as the bath area is large, water flow is strong, location is superb, many eateries around that area and walking distance to many places.

    Reviewed September 03, 2018
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    • Exceptional location
    • Gaya Street Sunday Market
    • South Bus Terminal is within 1.43 km