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7.6

Very good
20.0% this month
/10
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Highly rated by guests – 87% would recommend
Housekeeping299
Shops57
Car Park33
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8.3

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Asia City Complex

50 m

Weston Wetland Park

130 m

Sabah State Mosque (Masjid Negeri Sabah)

140 m

Mamutik Island

140 m

Sabah Tourism Promotion Corporation

150 m

Popular landmarks
Night Market

580 m

Gaya Street Sunday Market

840 m

Kota Kinabalu City Mosque

1.1 km

Signal Hill Observatory Platform

1.3 km

Sabah State Museum

1.7 km

Closest landmarks
DBKK Parking

90 m

Tourism Malaysia

260 m

IT Point

310 m

Warisan Square

390 m

Airworld Travel & Tours

410 m

Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu

"Staff is friendly."

Amatul - May 14, 2022
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Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu

No. 1 Jalan Singgah Mata 1, Asia City, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000 - See map

In addition to the standard of Clean and Safe, all guests get free Wi-Fi in all rooms and free parking if arriving by car. Strategically situated in Central Business District, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Sapi Island. This 3-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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This property is in high demand!

44 travelers have booked today.

Clean and Safe

Unparalleled Level of Hygiene and Safety for Hotels

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Important announcement -- "As part of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, the property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identification, travel itinerary, and other relevant information. Please contact the property for more details."
  • 700 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Kota Kinabalu

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

Value for money7.7
Location rating8.3
Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Distance to airport6.4 km

Rooms available at Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu

Studio Suite
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Standard Single
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed
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Standard Twin (With Window)
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Standard Double with window
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Superior Triple
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Standard Twin - No Window
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Standard Double Room with City View
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Double - no window
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Superior Quad Room
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 double beds
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Standard Double Sea Facing
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 queen bed
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Frequently asked questions

Does Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu have a hot tub?

Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu does not have a hot tub.

What time is check-in and check-out at Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu has a car park that's close to the hotel. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kota Kinabalu with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

Is breakfast offered at Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu?

Start your mornings right, with the à la carte and continental breakfast options offered at Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 23 MYR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu?

Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. Breakfast is served here. You can pick and choose from a wide array of cuisines including western and asian.

Can special events be hosted at Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu?

Small or intimate events like honeymoons can also be accomodated.

Can business events be hosted at Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu?

On-site venues and convenient event services make Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu an ideal choice for hosting meetings. The 2 venues can accommodate up to 40 people. Projector or LED display is available to help your business event or meeting a successful one.

What is the smoking policy at Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu?

Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is South Bus Terminal, 710 m away from Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu.

What restaurants are nearby Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu?

Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu’s neighborhood is Central Business District which includes popular restaurants such as Sri Maju Steamboat Restaurant, Havana and Fish & Co..

What popular shopping places are close to Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu?

Located in the Central Business District area, Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu is close to great shopping choices like Gaya Street Sunday Market, Night Market and Suria Sabah Shopping Mall.

What are popular attractions near Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu?

Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu’s location in the Central Business District neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Poring Hot Springs, Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and Sabah State Museum.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu?

Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu is located within Central Business District, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre, Mount Kinabalu Botanical Garden and Kokol Hill.

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What people love about Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Staff is friendly."

    Amatul

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    May 14, 2022

  • 9.2

    Exceptional

    "This hotel has parking areas that are safe and convenient."

    Mixsimus

    |

    May 12, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "The room is clean, very comfortable bed and i love the feels of the room so cozy Very recommended"

    Aniah

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    May 11, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 1,312 Kota Kinabalu properties
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Room comfort score
7.1/10
Cheapest price score
Room size
18 sqm.
Location score
8.4/10
Better than
93
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
Better than
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Bigger than
87
%
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Better than
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Overall rating:

7.6

Very good
10,158 reviews
Cleanliness
7.8
Facilities
6.9
Location
8.3
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What travelers say they love:
Staff very friendly,clean & service is 👍👍👍.
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Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu

For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Kota Kinabalu, Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu is the perfect choice. Its convenient location right in the city center allows you more time to see all that Kota Kinabalu has to offer.
Enjoy all that Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu has to offer! Keep up with all your communications easily with the hotel's free Wi-Fi. Taxi services provided by Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu makes it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Kota Kinabalu. Guests can enjoy free parking right at the hotel.
Front desk services including concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes can assist with your needs. Packing light is possible at Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu thanks to the hotel's dry cleaning service and laundry service keeping your clothes clean. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time. For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hotel.
Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hotel.
Enjoy the services offered at Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu from the convenience of your guestroom. For your comfort, some rooms at the hotel are equipped with linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning. In-room entertainment amenities are available in some rooms and include television and cable TV. In some select rooms, you can find a coffee or tea maker, bottled water, instant coffee and mini bar at your disposal.
Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu also provides a hair dryer, toiletries and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Every day at Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu begins with a delicious in-house breakfast. Enjoy the morning bliss with a sip of good coffee at the cafe located in the hotel. A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the hotel, for whenever you get hungry.


Reasons to stay here

Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 92% cheaper than other options.
Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated it better than 94% of the city's other accommodations.
Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 92% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Good
Facilities

6.9

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

596 mentions

Food & Dining

194 mentions

Breakfast

110 mentions

Internet

109 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Malay

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Taxi service

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Closet
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Smoke detector
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Asian
Restaurants on site

Peniel Delicacy

  • Cuisine: Local, Malaysian
  • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte
Location
No. 1 Jalan Singgah Mata 1, Asia City, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000
Excellent
Location

8.3

Airports

  • Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
    6.4 km
  • Labuan Airport (LBU)
    118.6 km

Public transportation

  • South Bus Terminal
    710 m
  • North Borneo Railway
    3.7 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Klinik Lau & Choong
    470 m

Shopping

  • Gaya Street Sunday Market
    840 m

Convenience store

  • 7 Eleven
    300 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    270 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Mamutik Island
    140 m
  • Night Market
    580 m
  • Gaya Street Sunday Market
    840 m
  • Kota Kinabalu City Mosque
    1.1 km
  • Signal Hill Observatory Platform
    1.3 km
  • Sabah State Museum
    1.7 km
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
    8.0 km
  • Manukan Island
    8.0 km
  • Sapi Island
    8.0 km
  • Poring Hot Springs
    14.7 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Asia City Complex
    50 m
  • DBKK Parking
    90 m
  • Weston Wetland Park
    130 m
  • Sabah State Mosque (Masjid Negeri Sabah)
    140 m
  • Mamutik Island
    140 m
  • Sabah Tourism Promotion Corporation
    150 m
  • Golden Screen Cinemas
    190 m
  • Centre Point Sabah
    250 m
  • Tourism Malaysia
    260 m
  • Star City Mall
    280 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-11 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Getting around

  • Travel time to airport (minutes)30

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)23 MYR

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of floors12
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 275
  • Year property opened2009
  • Most recent renovation2017
Property announcements

Effective on the 1st November 2017 onwards, the property will be a smoke-free property. Hence, smoking is strictly prohibited within hotel premises.

As part of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, the property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identification, travel itinerary, and other relevant information. Please contact the property for more details.

In line with the latest SOP mandated by government, kindly be informed that Hotel only accept the guests who have completed 2 doses of vaccination & low risk status in Mysejahtera apps

Reviews of Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu from real guests

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7.6
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Cleanliness7.8
Facilities6.9
Location8.3
Room comfort and quality7.1
Service7.6
Value for money7.7
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10.0
Exceptional
Chris from Canada
Group
Standard Twin - No Window
Stayed 2 nights in July 2012

Great Experience of my life!”

Great staff

Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu Hotel is a great hotel to stay! Close to the mall and water, and nice staff members. All of them were very professional and respectful. They always try to help you out whenever you need one. For instance, finding a taxi rider for you to get to the airport. The day we had to go to the airport, we were short with money and we were running short with time so we couldn't go to the bank to get some money out. So instead, one of the staff members help paid our taxi ride. Very nice of her!

Reviewed October 09, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Khee from Malaysia
Business traveler
Standard Double Sea Facing
Stayed 2 nights in November 2011

A Place Felt Like Home”

Absolutely clean, spacious and wonderful view

as a business traveler, cititel express has all the basic facilities that i needed . the ideal location of the hotel to all my business destinations, made my daily travelling a pleasure and thus reducing lots of work pressures. after a tiring day of work, coming back to the hotel is just like coming back home, the clean and comfortable bed simply made the day . a good night sleep is what we get with a harmonious enviroment around the hotel. the staffs are helpful and friendly. the view from the room is excellent and puts you at ease even at times of stress. i would strongly recommend that cititel express is just the right place to stay for business dwellers like me.

Reviewed November 13, 2011

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9.0
Exceptional
Emmanuel from Philippines
Family with teens
Standard Twin - No Window
Stayed 4 nights in June 2010

Worth the money Hotel”

very accessible (near malls, and tourist places), friendly staff (restaurant), has water dispenser every floor, very clean and rooms are perfectly organized rooms

Primarily we had a great time at kota kinabalu... cititel express is definitely worth the money, very clean and accessible... staff at the resturant are so accomodating, they went out of their way to make us feel at home... we are grateful to the ones who helped us before we left for our flight going back to the philippines, something happened and they allowed us to stay at the hotel for a few hours for free... probably 2-3 hours. :)

Reviewed November 05, 2010

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8.0
Excellent
SITI from Brunei Darussalam
Couple
Standard Double Sea Facing
Stayed 3 nights in December 2013

Pleasant, Clean and Strategically located”

Clean room, Value for money & Safe Private Parking Area

Each time we traveled to Kota Kinabalu, we often book a room at Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu Hotel. Not only the hotel was accessible to shopping malls and restaurants, it was also a value for money and always clean (very important in my opinion). Though the room was quite compact, the fast complimentary Wifi in our room is a new major perk! My only gripe during our latest stay is that private parking space was often full and occupied at that time. Perhaps it was due to Peak season? Hopefully the hotel will do something about it in the future. Perhaps upgrading the space provided? Overall, we loved our stay at the hotel :)

Reviewed January 28, 2014

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8.3
Excellent
lee from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Standard Double with window
Stayed 4 nights in June 2013

Best choice for budget hotel”

1. Centrally located 3. Value for money 3. Close to local restaurants and shopping areas

We have totally 8 persons (3 couples and two friends) staying at Cititel Express in Kota Kinabalu. All have good comments about the hotel for its centrally location, clean and tidy rooms. It is centrally located and close to local restaurants and shopping areas. It is also 10-15 minutes' walk to the waterfront and Philippines market/handicraft market. It only take about 15 minutes from the airport to hotel. Last but not least, it is economical for budget travel.

Reviewed June 21, 2013

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8.3
Excellent
Thomas from Malaysia
Family with young children
Standard Twin - No Window
Stayed 2 nights in June 2010

Nice hotel!”

1) clean 2) easy access 3) in the middle of Kota Kinabalu 4) free parking
none

Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu Hotel is in the middle of town, easy access to almost every where. The hotel room is clean, although the room size is a bit small, but it has all the basis facilities. There are many food stores around the hotel, recommended for traveler who looking for budget and clean hotel in Kota Kinabalu.

Reviewed June 20, 2010

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9.0
Exceptional
Chuan from Malaysia
Group
Standard Twin - No Window
Stayed 3 nights in August 2011

Affordable hotel with clean, relatively new rooms”

Cleanliness, location, price

me and my friend were in kk for four nights where we stayed in promenade hotel for the first night. we decided that the price we paid for promenade was not worth the cost so we moved to cititel express. out of the hotels we compared in kk (trust me, we looked at a few), cititel stood out to be one that was the best choice at the affordable cost. room is quite small at this price point as the beds would occupy most of the space of the room already. but that was not a concern for us as we only needed a place to sleep at night. we were out during the daytime anyway. all in all, i would highly recommend staying here.

Reviewed September 30, 2011

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10.0
Exceptional
Tham from Malaysia
Business traveler
Standard Double with window
Stayed 2 nights in January 2012

Great Hotel”

Nice Hotel

I was have an wonderful trip at Cititell Express Kota Kinabalu Hotel during my stay at KK. Clean roonm and friedly staff is the important point that make me stay with this hotel.

Reviewed January 12, 2012

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8.3
Excellent
Sian from Malaysia
Business traveler
Standard Double with window
Stayed 2 nights in July 2015

Convenient and Strategic Location”

1. City Centre Location; 2. Relaxation and night entertainment centre; and 3. Food and beverage within the working distance

Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu Hotel is the one unique hotel within the city. It is located in the city central and convenient for Tourist to shop, variety of Food and Beverage, relaxation and entertainment around the walking distance. Standby transportation 24 hours for Taxi to anywhere within the town.

Reviewed July 12, 2015

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8.7
Excellent
Jiao from Malaysia
Group
Standard Twin - No Window
Stayed 4 nights in March 2011

Great location but small room”

overall is good

have a nice experience to stay with cititel express kota kinabalu hotel on my travel to kk. the room is small, but is new and clean. overall is satisfied with the room and is value for money, is a recommended hotel

Reviewed March 16, 2011

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8.7
Excellent
Jiao from Malaysia
Couple
Standard Double with window
Stayed 4 nights in March 2011

Great location but small rooms”

near to town

have a nice experience to stay with cititel express kota kinabalu hotel on my travel to kk. the room is small, but is new and clean. overall is satisfied with the room and is value for money, is a recommended hotel.

Reviewed March 16, 2011

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9.3
Exceptional
Puteri from Malaysia
Group
Standard Twin - No Window
Stayed 2 nights in April 2012

Great location, great service”

Location, Service

It was a really comfortable stay. The service is great and the staff were really professional. I'm not too happy because they didn't let each room have a kettle. But on each level, near the lift, there's a water cooler if you need water hot, warm and cold. The ironing facility is also located at the same place. So, all is good I think. The hotel is located near lots of restaurants and food court. My favourite was Fook Yuen which served halal economy food. Nearby is also the Guardian pharmacy/health n wellness store if you need toilettries or drinking water. The hotel is located in the CBD and it's around 15minutes walk to Wawasan Plaza public bus terminal, if you're a fast walker. At the bus stop opposite Centre Point, you can also take City Bus for 50cents, a loop bus service that takes you along the CBD/waterfront shopping complexes. The loop service covers the are from Wawasan Plaza bus terminal till the Suria Sabah shopping complex. From Suria Sabah, Jesselton Point is less than 5 minutes away and Jesselton Point is the jetty where you can take boats for day trips to Manukan Island and other islands for very affordable rates. I really enjoyed my stay at Cititel Express. I'd definitely recommend it to all my family and friends.

Reviewed May 20, 2012

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9.0
Exceptional
Melvin from Singapore
Couple
Standard Double with window
Stayed 3 nights in August 2011

Excellent location to food & shopping!”

Great location

Love the location. Immediately outside the hotel are food. We were blessed to have the Ramadan food stall event from popular local restaurants. There is a big seafood place just 1 street away which open till 2am. We dined there 3 nites consecutively from 3 different well known restaurants. The seafood variety and freshness of seafood from Kota Kinabalu is 1 of the best in Asia. Cheap and absolutely yummy. Will stay at Cititel again.

Reviewed August 30, 2011

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8.3
Excellent
DENNIS from Philippines
Group
Standard Twin - No Window
Stayed 2 nights in May 2013

Great stay. enjoy enviroment, friendly people”

Clean, Near shopping mall and city views

Our stay at kota kinabalu Cititel express hotel is ok, the staff are friendly and attentive. the room are clean because we occupied 2 rooms. However , we have issues on the 6th Floor, because every time we get in the room the building is shaking. i ask the staff to check why but they dont give me feedback about that. At first i thought its just spring on the foundation of the bldg. to protect from earthquake. but the staff said no. hope they know the reason why.

Reviewed May 21, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
lian from Malaysia
Couple
Standard Double - no window
Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

Great value hotel in KK”

Basically, very happy with my stay in Cititel Express KK. Shower was perfect, powerful water pressure and good flow of hot water. I didn't pay the room with breakfast inclusive so didn't eat there. Location was convenient, hotel was clean, staff friendly. Ample free parking right infront of hotel. Easily can book the ehailing transport. The seafood restaurant, Aki, which is just next to it served great food with friendly staff. Definitely will consider staying again. Well, the std room is equipped with queen bed so just nice for 2 pax....can't fit more pax or extra bed -- can't ask for more as room was <RM100 per nite.

Reviewed March 01, 2020

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8.3
Excellent
SHIH-HSIUNG from Taiwan
Group
Standard Double with window
Stayed 2 nights in August 2010

Cititel Express Hotel”

good location!
small room

It is located in downtown kota kinabalu and easy assess to ererywhere in city ceter area. The price is quite reasonable. Their check-out time is 12; therfore, you won't be in a hurry. The only weakness is its small room. Generally speaking, i enjoy my stay in Cititel Express Hotel.

Reviewed August 11, 2010

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7.7
Very good
TEOH from Malaysia
Couple
Standard Double Sea Facing
Stayed 3 nights in October 2013

a nice hotel with reasonable rate”

great location, ocean view, free private parking

We had a great stay at the Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu. The room is not big, but it's comfortable, clean, and every basic thing u need is provided. There is a free private parking for hotel guest which is very convenient for us who have rented a car because we could go in and out from the hotel as many times as we wish to. And the best thing is, the famous Welcome Seafood Restaurant and Fook Yuen Cafe is located next to the hotel(in Asia City Complex)! The only down side of our room is the sound of the air-conditional system is too loud and noisy which affected our sleep a bit.

Reviewed October 10, 2013

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9.3
Exceptional
Anton from United States
Couple
Standard Double Sea Facing
Stayed 1 night in June 2013

Great Value for Money”

Fast wifi in room, cleanliness, comfortable bed

I stayed here for two nights after 4 days of diving in Kota Kinabalu. The hotel is not ideal location if doing diving because it is far from the jetty and dive shops. However, anything else, it was perfect. The seafood market was one block away, which was a foodie's paradise. There are plenty of bars and restaurants within a short walking distance. The Taiwanese restaurant just opposite the lobby entrance next to hotel was superb. The hotel staff were very friendly and accommodating. The room was a luxury compared to my previous hotel, but doesn't break the bank. It's perfect for those who do not plan to spend much time in the hotel room. Was very quiet, great views, and the bed was comfortable. Nice walk in shower that was a western standard, so the bathroom floor wasn't flooded. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to spend just a little more for the quality.

Reviewed June 07, 2013

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8.0
Excellent
Aileen from Malaysia
Couple
Standard Double with window
Stayed 1 night in November 2012

Lovely hotel”

Shopping

i had a transit flight to taipei and i had chosen cititel express kota kinabalu hotel to stay. i was first greet by the friendly attendance from the hotel and wait to check in. the room is quite small but overall is clean and comfortable. i had chose the sea view room and its refreshing once woke up in the morning. i will recommend this hotel to others.

Reviewed January 10, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
Pei from Malaysia
Group
Superior Triple
Stayed 2 nights in August 2017

Clean and nice hotel”

Cititel express is a clean hotel and I noticed that the hotel upgraded my triple room to four person room. The room is big enough for 3 of us and the room environment is great and the bed is soft and comfortable. The location is quite ok and nearby got a lot of food stall to try for it. The hotel also provide free parking for my rented car, just go to the reception counter to get a chop and you no need to pay for it. The hotel breakfast cost RM18 so far is ok for us for the simple morning breakfast and some local food.

Reviewed August 14, 2017

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