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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 24 January 2013

I was here for 2 nights and for the price paid, it could have been better. The hotel is dated, but however the rooms are refurbished and was acceptable. This is typical beach resort without a decent beach but the facilites are all there. Food is of average quality and overpriced. If you are looking for a place to relax...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 24 January 2013

Just spent 1 week at the Panjung Aru Resort with my family including 7YO Zeida and 4Yo Paddy. Everything was as you would expect from a 5 star resort. But the big plus comes from the staff, especially Rohan who is the Guest Relations Administrator. His title should be 'Pied Piper' The fun and good feelings he creates among Children...

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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 January 2013

The resort is beautiful, with wonderful fauna and well designed facilities. The infinity pool is amazing, and the sunset bar is a great place to end a day around the pool. There are a range of restaurants, two of which we used and were good and the spa, which we didn't use, looked alos looked very good. The service at...

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1Thank AngelBA1
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 23 January 2013

One of the more decent hotel in Kota Kinabalu, East Malaysian hotels have always had poor staffs training but this one had a couple of japanese staffs etc. After all its Shangri-La, you cant go wrong! Lobby is very interesting too, they bang the "gong" when you arrive to welcome you! Design is traditional native style I think, interesting! Ask...

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1Thank Ernest K
Seoul, South Korea
Reviewed 22 January 2013

I've been here for 3 days with my 5 families. Swimming pool and Kids pool was so good. My daughter loved "Water War" and water slides very much. Restaurants were good, but little bit expensive. I've been Coco Joe's 3 times, and loved its big burger so much. Cafe Tatu's breakfast buffet was excellent. Beach was not good for swimming,...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 21 January 2013

I have traveld to 38 countries now. This will be an experience that I will remember forever.. If you are trying to decide which hotel to stay at. I recommend this one over the other one. We went there for the monkeys in the forest.. great trip!! Great hotel, service, drinks.. Make sure you utilize the happy hour or your...

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1Thank navmoxon26
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 20 January 2013

We had a wonderful family holiday here and didn't want to leave. We were able to relax and enjoy the surroundings. The service was excellent and staff were very friendly. Our room had everything we required. There was plenty of things to keep us busy. Our son enjoyed the water slides and kids club. The sunset bar on sunset was...

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Reviewed 19 January 2013

Tanjung Aru Beach witness sunset on beautiful beach side. The breakfast spread provides wide varieties of choice. Comfortable room and bed. Nice bathroom. Chi spa is a must experience when staying here. Near to Terminal 1 Airport.

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Reviewed 19 January 2013 via mobile

I really didnt expect to be writing a bad review on this hotel, upon booking I actually thought it was a sure thing this hotel would be amazing because it was a Shangri La. We stayed here over Xmas & new year & had a club mountain view room. We went to check in at the club reception, which went...

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Makati Philippines
Reviewed 16 January 2013 via mobile

What I loved - views views views - General lay out of the resort. Expansive grounds, children's pool and slides, adult pool, private beach, not-so-mini golf. - Chi spa is out on a beach point as is the Sunset Bar. - planned activities such as yoga, taichi, cocktail mix, aqua exercises to keep one as busy (or not) as they...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A paradise for the senses surrounded by natural beautyA gentle breeze caresses your face as you wake to the sound of waves lapping the beach. The balcony opens up to an inspiring vista of sparkling coral islands and swaying of palm trees. Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, bordered by crystal clear waters and lush vegetation Sophistication surrounds you in a lavishly decorated suite inspired by Borneo’s rich cultural heritage. Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Kota Kinabalu, is a perfect tropical getaway, a luxurious tranquil retreat just a short drive from the city.Yet, excitement beckons as you set out to discover all Kota Kinabalu’s delights. Making your way to Kinabalu National Park, you are thrust into a jungle paradise of natural wonders, rugged landscapes and scenic beauty. From the Rafflesia, the largest flower in the world, to the famous Orangutans in their natural habitat, it only gets more breathtaking every step of the way.The afternoon is spent exploring the picturesque town of Kota Belud. As Sabah’s largest and most popular open market, you find gems of all sorts, ranging from handmade handicrafts to mouth-watering local delights like natural honey.Back at the resort, you look forward to a sunset cruise, which departs from STAR Marina, to catch Borneo's famous sunset. Not long after, you wind down at Coco-Joe’s Bar & Grill. Lounging atop one of the beach-dining platforms, over cocktails and a delectable seafood tower, you continue to enjoy the sound of overlapping waves on the shores of Sunset Beach. A pampering session at CHI, The Spa rounds off the day. With treatments based on traditional Asian healing philosophies, you lose yourself in an enchanted and indulgent journey, all on the resort’s private spa island.For every experience here, you are surrounded by natural beauty. And it all begins at Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Kota Kinabalu ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

Address: 20 Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu 88100, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: ₹ 13,880 - ₹ 26,450 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 495
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Also Known As:
Shangri-La`s Tanjung Aru Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Shangri-La`s Tanjung Aru Resort And Spa
Shangri Las Tanjung Aru Resort
Shangri Las Tanjung Aru Hotel
Shangri La Kota Kinabalu
Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#2 Spa Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#2 Business Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#3 Family Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
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