"We love the place, nice location with its long white sandy b..."
January 5, 2019
|Value for money||7.6|
|Distance to city center||28 km|
|Nearest airport||Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)|
|Distance to airport||19.9 km|
"Awesome room with awesome view of the sea."
August 21, 2018
"The resort manager is very kind, considerate and give very good service."
January 17, 2017
"The most great thing about the hotel is the have wonderful spa."
December 21, 2016
December 30, 2018
Ideally located just 28 kilometers from the city and approximately 30 kilometers from the Kota Kinabalu International Airport, this resort and spa is set amidst a beautiful and natural landscape creating a picturesque view and relaxing ambience for their 485 well-appointed guestrooms, suites, and luxurious villas. Aiming to offer comfort and a lavish lifestyle, Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai features an award-winning, 18-hole golf course, Borneo Spa, other excellent facilities, and a variety of leisure and recreational activities. Their newly opened wing offers rooms ranging from Two Bedroom Pool Villa to One Bedroom Spa Suites, located about 2 kilometers from the main Nexus Resort Wing. A lovely place of stay, their Pool Villa offers a lap pool, spacious living and dining area, and a private garden. Their elegantly designed Spa Suites offer cozy setting and are serviced by private lifts. The resort also commands breathtaking views of the ocean and rainforest, and you can opt for a private BBQ at your villa.
"Pros: -very helpful staff"
January 3, 2019
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 0 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-11 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
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Nice view, Spacious and clean room”
We really enjoyed our stay at Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai. Most of the staffs were kind and had taken proper and swift action for the things we requested. Room was very clean, spacious and well managed. We have never experienced any problem during our stay at the Resort for three nights. We were very satisfied with all the facilities of the Resort. Surely we will come again for the next visit.
A Littel More Attention to Detail”
The resort is beautiful with the grounds kept immaculate. It was low season when we were there so many of the entertainment/services advertised around the resort were not running. This proved constantly disappointing and we wondered why the promotions weren't just taken down if they weren't applicable at the time. One of the breakfast restaurants closed due to low occupancy without warning. Food in the Sunset Bar was outstanding. Food in the other restaurants was okay. Drinks were extortionate prices. No idea why beer cost so much when it is a fraction of the price everywhere else we visited in Sabah. Staff were generally all very friendly and attentive. The rooms and walkways could do with some maintenance. Little things like broken washing lines, safes, remote, cracked tiles, stained sheets, and damp issues in the rooms were not deal breakers but are easily and cheaply fixed so it was disappointing to find some areas were a bit run down. All in all a lovely place for relaxation.
Perfect location for a romantic and quiet honeymooners ”
We love the place, nice location with its long white sandy beach. Hotel facilities are adequate, we love the food in the Noble Chinese Restaurant 👍, very reasonable price good choices of menu and the taste is really authentic , we visited it twice during our stay. Highly recommended !
Great anniversary experience”
It was our anniversary and everything was perfect, the Nexus team even offer complimentary delicious cake and anniversary card! Thank you Nexus team. The place is beautiful and breathtaking. The only downside is it took nearly an hour before our room was ready. The check in time was at 2 pm but our room was only ready a couple minutes before 3 pm. But still, it was an unforgettable first wedding anniversary
Ordered the hotel occianally, a very wonderful experience.Our whole family are very satisfied with the room,the circumstance,espically the ocean.We would like to travel there again.PS:It would be perfect if the food were more richer.
Good accommodation, family friendly accommodation”
It is a little far away, but there are also good accommodations for family members, especially infants, which are also useful because there are Korean staff. I would like to recommend a tourist to take a rest for nature-friendly lodgings. The accommodation was in good condition and breakfast was also worth eating. I'd like to recommend a tourist with my child. Unfortunately, the grab wasn't caught well, but it was an alternative service for staff to call a help. There's also a pricey marit.
You can never go wrong staying here ❤️”
I am in awe in my experience staying here even just for 1 night. And i hope I could come back and will surely come back here. Everything was perfect from the location ( a bit far from the city which I think is very okay) to the facilities and staff of the resort. They were very accommodating and even let us checked out late without charge. The beach resort is so big you and every part of it is picture worthy. Their beach is also a plus plus for having a powdery white sand and super clear water 😍 There are many restaurants also which you can choose whichever you prefer. The room is so big and spacious. The T&B also a spot in the hotel to remember for it is very clean and spacious. We had a great view from our room overlooking the garden and beach. All in all, it was worthy staying here. Great value for money. Yes it’s a bit expensive, but clearly, it is what you paid is what you get moment. Plus plus plus for this beach resort 👍👍👍
Excellent staff. ”
I booked the ocean panorama deluxe room. The room faces the ocean however the view was 80%blocked by the trees. So I had it changed a couple of time. The gist is I recommend to book the ocean panorama premier rooms because these are recently renovated and the view of the ocean is unblocked because it is on the higher floor. The staff fr the reception to the restaurant are A++ and would the deciding factors for me to recommend this property. The property itself is a bit tired looking while the landscape is well maintained, the roads leading to this property is not. Although I stayed in the newly renovated room, the bed sheets had two v visible torns + the shower cubicle was blocked. Things that I v sure the hotel would have rectify with a smile but I didn’t want to trouble them.
Quite far from Kota Kinabalu and there’s nothing in the immediate area. So you are pretty much stuck at the resort if you don’t want to ride in to town that takes about 50mins . Mostly Asian market stays here and that reflects in the variety of food and drinks. Breakfast selection and general variety on the menus of the different resturants within the resort was pretty poor if you are European and poor quality but that’s probably because 99% of the guests are Asian and European cuisine is not their focus . Nice but wouldn’t visit again.
overall its ok, the only thing that's upset me was was they change our room at last minutes and it takes few hours to get the room ready. Even i have asked them to arrange for the honeymoon surprise, yet was disappointed.
Excellent Hosting ”
I joined my friends on this resort on 31st Dec evening , my booking was in another wing but when i requested the reception that i would like to join my friends and would like to stay in the same area, they were kind enough to change my booking free of cost and the over all stay was superb, excellent staff great food and no extra charges, the girl Souleha at the resorption was a sweetheart , she took exceptional care of all of us throughout the stay.
Not the best resort in the area, only provide average service quality and facilities”
As a resort in this famous travel location, Nexus Resort & Spa in Karambunai just average, not the best resort in the area, only provide average service quality and facilities. Facilities here are aged, although most are working correctly, but they are not in their best condition. And the service here is not good, come here early, but strictly no early check-in from the reception. And during the check-in process, the receptionist didn't introduce any facilities or activities provided by the resort. After all, this is not just a hotel, it's a resort for leisure, a briefing on facilities is reasonable here. Their WiFi is not able to connect, but lucky 4G still covered in here But the beach here is excellent, the beach is long, and water is clear during good weather. And resort location is far from city, so you can enjoy a relaxing environment where away from people
Loved this place so much - we will be back !!”
Everything is good except for check-in process - we arrived 2.30 pm (23rd Dec 2019) and we got our room 2 hours later :( Breakfast: 1st day at the Olives - the food was very average and the dining place is not so great too 2nd day at the Kingfisher - the food was a lot better and the dining place is way better than the Olives
Wonderful resort!!! ”
I stayed at Nexus in 2011 and this is my second time and definitely more times to come!! We really enjoyed everything at Nexus starting with our beautiful room that overviews the see and paradise like view to the facilities in every spot of the resort. The staff are extremely friendly, helpful and passionate about their work!! The sand, the sea, gardens, gulf area and everything are so beautifulI!! The prices in the resort are fairly reasonable and food was delicious!! I will definitely recommend this resort to my friends and anyone wants to escape the busy life and have an awesome experience!
It was a nice resort but the beach is North facing hence do not expect sun rise or sun set. In the month of Dec, the sea is quite rough and the sand is not exactly white. The good side of it was it’s service and ambience which is good.
A private beach with absolute panoramic view of the south china sea ”
Great place for relax and chill. Luxury resort with quite a lot of beach activities available, price is reasonable as well. It is not too crowded, but not creepily quiet, good place for a group of friends or family to enjoy the time. It is one the best place to view sunset. There's a night club for drinks and karaoke, which is quite fun. The only drawback is the hotel facility is slightly aging, but still it clean and good.
A perfect getaway for anyone!”
I never seen such a beautiful and perfect getaway resort like Nexus Karambunai. I had travelled and been to all 5 star resorts in Malaysia and with no doubt I can say this is the best. It is a perfect getaway for anyone. Sands are soft, beach is private and clean, all staff are super friendly and helpful, rooms are spacious, everything was perfect! Special thanks to the lady who had helped us with our check in who I forgot her name! Lovely girl, beautiful smile! We will return!!!
my kids love the long long beach so much!!! We saw the sunset n have enjoyable holiday in the resort. it is huge n comfortable. thank you for everything !!! the location is a bit far from the city. we can call taxi or urber. the seafood restaurant nearby is not good. we will come again in the future. this is an excellent resort i recommended for family with kids. just stay on the beach and enjoy :)
Aged resort and no manners staff”
Many thing not up to date. The floor inside my room is sticky and scar every where. Cabinet are aged and the fridge inside is ridiculous loud. Breakfast are so so only, should provide more local food such as chicken curry, rendang, kurma and many more Malay dishes, nasi lemak pun tiada. The thing I dislike the most is one of the F&B staff chit chat about the Chinese tourist, they are the one who pay for your salary. Staff should respect them. Overall will reconsider 10 times if I want to stay at this resort again.
Facilities are old,public cleanliness poor”
The management should look into the services in the front desk only two receptions are working during peak periods, long queue to wait, the lock of the toilet inside the room is broken, the cleanliness toilet near penyu restaurant is worse, toilet bowl is old and fungus around the wall . Look likes no body doing the job..?
Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai
Central Business District