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Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

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Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Adult pool
Airport Transportation
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Tennis Court
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Great View
Ocean View
Full view
Getting there
Kota Kinabalu Airport2 km
Nearby restaurants
Nearby attractions
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had a good experience at the hotel. but becareful- i settled my bill upon checkout- got my receipts and an invoice showing that i have a "zero" balance. they now have charged twice- two weeks after leaving the resort. no communication from them as to why- when i call- they
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Hotel's Favourite
From the minute we were collected from the airport to the moment we were dropped back it’s was 1st class! The stunning location is breathtaking! The hotel staff can not do enough for you, every aspect of your stay is looked after! If you want something just ask! Food fantastic,
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Response from ShangriLa_TAH, Director of Communications at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa
Responded 22 Jul 2018
Dear dmodernmarcopolo, Wow! You've made our day, I simply cannot wait to show my colleagues this review. This will put a huge smile on everyone's face tomorrow. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much for this amazing review of the resort. We'd love to welcome you back again soon. Until we meet again, safe travels always. Yours sincerely, Claudina Wong Director of Communications Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu
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We spent a week at this hotel and enjoyed our time there. The best thing here is the staff. They are very friendly and will bend over backwards for you. The restaurants have good food but are pricey and don't really incentivize you to stay on the resort for dinner.
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We holidayed in the resort years ago and the resort was so much better. Now the place looks more like a tourists hotel rather than a 5 star resort. The staff are friendly, rooms are reasonable and facilities are ok. Not sure if we would come back but I recommend a facelift for
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We had a very nice stay. We are a family of six. Four children aged between five and 15. We had two interconnecting rooms which overlooked the pool area. Rooms overlooking the pool area 113 to 119 I think are good as they make it extremely to use the pool area as our backyard!.
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Response from ShangrilaTAH, Director of Communications at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa
Responded today
Dear Hais90 Thank you for taking the time to write this review of your holiday in Kota Kinabalu. We are very happy to hear that you and your family had enjoyed your time with us. If you have any queries or would like a travel suggestion or two when you return to stay with us next, my colleagues and I will be delighted to help you. We look forward to welcoming you all back again soon. Until we meet again, we wish you many safe and happy travel adventures ahead. Yours sincerely, Claudina Wong, Director of Communications, Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu
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Hi Does the hotel offer pool towels? Thanks
Yes, and you can get as many as you need, I recommend getting 2 for 1 bed :)
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Can a single twin room accommodate 2 adults and 2 children (11 and 8 year olds)?
The rooms are huge, with two double beds.... I would think you could easily fit four
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Can a single twin room accommodate 2 adults and 2 children (11 and 8 year olds)?
We stay in the Tanjung Wing and there is an extra bed incorporated in the room (fold down from the wall), you would need to ask if they can provide and extra one. We have also stayed in the Executive Suite which also has the same arrangement, but being MUCH bigger (Living room, Bedroom and 2 bathrooms) there would be more space for an extra bed. Can thoroughly recommend this resort, having been there at least 12 times.
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Is there any where local to book scuba diving, thanks in advance.
Try Downbelow Adventures. Door to door service and good diving options for new and experienced divers. I used them a couple months ago and would recommend checking them out. Good website, too.
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"Club rooms were reasonably priced."
"Get a room near the pool if you have kids as you will be there a lot and the hotel is quite extensive"
"Club Rooms are the best and the mountain views are very restful."
"Ask for a sea facing room!"
"Choose a higher floor room for a quieter nights sleep"
US$194 - US$543 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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MalaysiaSabahWest Coast DivisionKota Kinabalu DistrictKota Kinabalu
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