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“Nice comfy hotel”
Review of Oceania Hotel

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Oceania Hotel
Ranked #22 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Reviewed 3 September 2017

I stayed in this hotel for three nights as I attended a conference in a nearby hotel.
The hotel is a mere 10 minutes from the airport (not peak hours) making it a convenient place to stay. The check in and check out staff were helpful and friendly.
On the negative side, my room looked a lot nicer on their website and my allergies were triggered as soon as I entered the room. Perhaps the bedding needs thorough cleaning, I don't know. However, the beds were pretty comfy. Part of the wall had scuff marks and the bathroom had scum in between the tiles. On the plus side, there was good water pressure and plenty of hot water.
The wifi worked fine on my laptop but not on my hand phone which was quite odd. Breakfast was OK and there was variety everyday. I did appreciate getting a vegetarian omelette though I did not specify for it. The breakfast lady said the meat was non halal although they do not serve pork.
The riverside was nice and the river smelled better after a downpour. I like watching the egrets nesting in the tree and the kampong people on their boats.
Overall, like this hotel. It is quiet, comfy and restful and there is a cafe nearby that serve delicious fried bananas with cheese.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

From the lobby the hotel looks quite nice and modern.

However I am still puzzled as to why this hotel displays a certificate of excellence at reception and on the front window.

The check in was smooth and speedy but the receptionist was less than friendly.

The room is simple and clean but starts showing signs of poor maintenance. The biggest draw back was the stench of cigarette smoke in the room. There were marks of cigarette burns on the desk. The hotel is supposed to be a smoke free hotel with fines for people who smoke in the room which I doubt was enforced. For non smokers the smell in the room was unbearable.

The breakfast is the biggest joke. What breakfast? Definitely not a 3 star hotel breakfast...

Check out was smooth and the receptionist was very friendly.

There is parking at the front but it is not free. As we arrived at midnight we forgot to put our parking coupon and got fined the next morning. Of course this is our own fault not the hotel's but be mindful of it.

We will definitely not book this hotel again.

The attached picture says a lot about the management's attitude towards customers.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Iloveshinyshoes
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Stayed 3D2N.

Hotel appears new and well maintained. Rooms are well maintained. Staff are not too friendly but ok for 3star hotel. Location is a bit further from city centre but near to amenities and restaurants. Fried mihun(vermicelli) during breakfast was splendid!

Very limited breakfast menu. But taste is ok.
Hotel was flooded with tourists from China who as usual were indecent, behaved rudely and were noisy all the time, inclusive after midnight.

Barring the China tourist's ordeal, Overall recommmended for short stay.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Naleyah N
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel at the end of our journey and wanted to be close to airport for early ckeckout. This hotel is handy to access the north part of the city centre and is close to shopping mall and food places. The hotel is clean and comfortable and we are happy with our stay here but it is in need of a refurbishment. The carpets in the hallways are dirty and there were just some little things that where broken such as the cloths line in shower, built in waredrobe door wouldn't slide properly and the sink plug wouldn't seal properly. The rooms had a strange smell to, when we arrived.
The breakfast is not worth the money. There was not much of a choice of a cooked breakfast and what food there was, i thought was weird, such as mash potato for breakfast. I ended up with having the continental breakfast with the standard two cerial choices anywhere i stayed while in Malaysia. We got a good deal for this hotel but i wouldn't pay the full price.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank MattyJm9
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

House keeping forgot to provide shampoo & shower gel in the room. I had to call the reception counter to request. Not a big deal though cos the staff acted quickly to resolve the situation. I ordered singapore fried noodles via their room service in the morning ~ just an average dish, couldn't finish it as it was not to my liking.

Quick check-in & check-out. Big and spacious room. Good location although not really strategically located in the city centre. Close to convenience store and places to eat/restaurants.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Oceania Hotel

Address: Lot 60-64, Sadong Jaya, Sabah 5 Jalan Ikan Juara, Kota Kinabalu 88100, Malaysia
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Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
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Ranked #22 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: ₹ 2,515 - ₹ 4,062 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Oceania Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 70
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