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Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu
Ranked #19 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Penang Island, Malaysia
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84 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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“Nice Big Room”
Reviewed 2 April 2012

Got a triple room, which sleeps three people comfortably. Nice views from the highest floor (12th floor). Only a small number of parkings are in the hotel car park, so if you're driving, make sure you get one, otherwise the parking outside the hotel is charged by the hour. Around 15 minutes walking to Gaya Market, which opens on Sunday mornings only, with a lot of local products around.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 March 2012

Great value budget hotel. Safe and clean. Rooms are very cramped - furniture almost doesn't fit in. Otherwise clean, modern and thoroughly satisfactory. Great food court 5 minutes walk away.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Kuching
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Reviewed 29 March 2012

The hotel is strategically located in the centre, near to Centre Point. Secure lift with key sensor card, with water dispenser at each floor. Great LCD TV, the image is clear. I was staying at the standard single room, is pretty small but is ok for light traveller like me.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Reviewed 20 March 2012

I stayed here for a night and although the rooms are tiny, you have everything you need and everything's very clean. I stayed in the Standard Double (sea view) and I found the bathroom to be even bigger than the room itself. The bathroom was clean, modern and felt spacious. There were lots of restaurants right outside the hotel and Gaya Street was only a short 15-minute walk away.

The only downside is that you will need to pay to access the Internet, but it wasn't too expensive. The Wi-Fi connection was a bit sporadic and didn't work all the time, but I think that might have been KK thing as I found the Wi-Fi connection here to be rather unstable.

I highly recommend this hotel to travelers who are out and about during the entire day and only need a comfortable place to shower and sleep. If you're the type who wish to hang out in the hotel room a lot, then I would probably upgrade to a bigger room or head to another hotel.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 March 2012

The Superior Triple room configuration was lovely, one queen bed and another single and at 23 sq m it was spacious enough for the 3 of us as compared with their other standard single or double rooms which were very much smaller.

What I liked most about Cititel Express in KK is that it is located right smack in the heart of the city & yet is only about 10 mins from the airport. How about that for convenience? It sits in a commercial area called Asia City where there are many shops, offices, restaurants and also smaller eateries all around.

KK has a beautiful seafront and from the hotel it's just about a 5-minute walk to the esplanade where many local & western restaurants spring to life as night falls. And a short distance after these trendy restaurants is the much-talked-about but nothing-to-shout-about Filipino market, which is an open air hawker square selling mostly grilled seafood.

The highly strategic & centralized location of this hotel makes everything within easy reach, and this more than makes up for its other shortfalls. I will definitely recommend Cititel Express to anyone coming to KK because above all else it's the convenience that any traveller would cherish most so as to maximize on his holidays.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu

Property: Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu
Address: No. 1 Jalan Singgah Mata, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,064 - ₹ 3,096
Hotel Class:3 star — Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu 3*
Number of rooms: 275
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