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Reviewed 6 February 2017

We were meeting friends and in transit so this place was okay, and taxi driver had no problems finding it and telling us where to find other things in the area. A little overpriced but the views aren't bad in the higher floors. Could have been a bit cleaner, like maybe time for a thorough carpet steam clean.

1Thank manalive53715
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2017

The building is aged but you can tell the staffs there are trying hard to maintain it as best as they can. But still some mold and dirt can't be removed in the bathroom, and don't know why there were some ants around the tap, didn't bother us though. Wifi wasn't working in the room, this annoys me the most,...

1Thank Nevinci
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Few days ago was organising an event for my office together with colleague so we decided to choose SOH. Facilities was good, service provided just nice and the staff were very help and friendly. Although the location of the hotel are not-so-strategic but it only take about 3min to the heart of the city. Room rate was good as well.

Thank fatimabdulrahman
Sandakan, Malaysia
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Was really happy with the location. Not walking distance to the malls or the seafront stalls/pubs but a short cab ride away will get you there. All the staffs were really friendly and helpful. Went for a business trip with a baby in tow and didn't realize we were booked into a smoking room/floor, requested for a room change late...

1Thank beeepooo
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Checked into room 721 on the 14th Dec. Dined in at the lounge and when we tried to order, was told there was no red wine. On the next night, we went to the coffee house and everything we ordered was not available. There was even no Heineken at the lounge! On the issue of basic amenities, there was no...

1Thank saa7781c
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Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Very dirty and disgusting rooms, with bugs (ants and other unknown small beasts). No internet in the room during our stay (and no compensation offered, the staff just said "internet is broken"), out of the city (bad location). Stinky corridors (old and dirty, unhygienic carpetry on the floors). Avoid !!!

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Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Honestly, it is a very nice hotel. The breakfast buffet included in the price is delicious, and the staff are pretty friendly. The rooms are very nicely appointed, though the bathrooms are slightly less luxurious than you would expect given the price. Also, the location leaves it a bit of a walk away from the action of KK, which can...

Thank Nicholas M
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Cannot access to designated room (give key but cant open, but failed to find replacement key). Hence given a new room (had to go up and down the lift many times due to this incident). Eventho the staff are friendly but services are bad and slow; request for an electric iron but only received it after an hour. No wifi;...

Thank ikhwan a
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed 3 nights at the Sabah Oriental during a trip to Borneo to trek through the rainforest and climb Mount Kinabalu. Whilst the rooms are a bit dated it is a lovely hotel. It has a very pleasant dining room and the food on offer is exquisite, with many dishes available to be cooked to your own preference on...

Thank AK0704
Kuching, Malaysia
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Came back to this hotel after more than 12 years and was surprised that the hotel is in good condition. The beds, furniture, and overall room is clean. Priced lower than many surrounding hotels, you will get a larger room, good service, excellent breakfast, swimming pool, gym and spa facilities. Location is not too far from the center.

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our rooms are designed with your comfort in mind. At Sabah Oriental Hotel you’ll discover that attention to details is our hallmark to ensure your stay in Sabah Oriental Hotel is a perfect one. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sabah Oriental Hotel

Address: Lorong Kemajuan, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia (Formerly Beverly Hotel)
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: ₹ 2,785 - ₹ 4,793 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sabah Oriental Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 200
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“bring extension plugs.”
coolclarec, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Any room is good we have had three different rooms all good”
C_G_Crowley, 28 May 2016 | Read review
“Always select a room at higher floor to be less traffic noise”
hod799, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
“don't choose a room that near to swimming pool, a bit noisy. choose higher or corner rooms”
zaffyvsmonster, 30 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Lower floor to access room faster.”
AnnieYFYap, 28 Dec 2015 | Read review
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