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8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 1.59 kilometers from city center
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Sabah State Museum 1.9 km
Mamutik Island 2.5 km
Night Market 2.7 km
Gaya Street Sunday Market 3.3 km
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque 3.5 km
Signal Hill Observatory Platform 3.7 km
Manukan Island 6.2 km
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park 7.2 km
Sapi Island 7.2 km
Poring Hot Springs 17.1 km
Nearby landmarks
Stone boardwalk sunset viewpoint 420 m
The Golf Academy Borneo 730 m
Double Six Memorial Park 750 m
Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club 760 m
Shot Put Pitch 1.0 km
Tanjung Aru Perdana Park 1.0 km
Whole Sale Super Market 1.0 km
Sunny Supermarket 1.1 km
Habour City car park 1.1 km
Long Jump Pitch 1.1 km
The Magellan Sutera Resort

"Wonderful stay."

wong - May 12, 2022
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The Magellan Sutera Resort

1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Sutera Harbour , Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88100 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Central Business District part of Kota Kinabalu, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Be sure to set some time aside to visit Sapi Island as well as Tanjung Aru Beach nearby. Rated with 5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and hot tub on-site.

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Staff Vaccination
Hygiene Plus
100% of staff fully vaccinated

100% of on-site staff have received all necessary vaccination shots for COVID-19.

Important announcement -- "Only fully vaccinated individuals are allowed to check in. Covid-19 vaccination digital certificate must be presented upon making reservations and upon arrival. 2 weeks after 2nd dose in a 2-dose series for Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccine OR; 28 days after a single dose vaccine for Johnson&Johnson and CanSino vaccine"
  • Private beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Currency exchange

  • Hot tub

  • Sauna

Value for money8.3
Distance to city center3km
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Distance to airport4.5 km

Rooms available at The Magellan Sutera Resort

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.5

Club Sea View
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  • Room size: 61 m²/657 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Getaway at The Magellan Sutera - Magellan Executive Suite
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  • Room size: 96 m²/1033 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Magellan Executive Suite
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  • Room size: 96 m²/1033 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
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Blissful Escape Package - Magellan Executive Suite
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  • Room size: 96 m²/1033 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 2 single beds or 1 queen be...
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Blissful Escape Package - Magellan Club Room with Sea View and Club Lounge Access
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  • Room size: 61 m²/657 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Deluxe Double or Twin Room with Garden View
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  • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Getaway at The Magellan Sutera - Magellan Club Room with Sea View and Club Lounge Access
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  • Room size: 61 m²/657 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Getaway at The Magellan Sutera - Deluxe Double or Twin Room with Garden View
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  • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Double or Twin Room with Sea View
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  • Room size: 61 m²/657 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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Blissful Escape Package - Magellan Club Suite
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  • Room size: 149 m²/1604 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at The Magellan Sutera Resort?

Check-in is from 03:00 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 resort 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 The Magellan Sutera Resort?

A stay at The Magellan Sutera Resort also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the resort. For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Magellan Sutera Resort has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. You can drive in and park yourself, or use valet service offered at the resort. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kota Kinabalu with private transportation, the resort can arrange both taxis or car rental.

Is breakfast offered at The Magellan Sutera Resort?

Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at The Magellan Sutera Resort. Children can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 33 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 resort.

What are my dining options at The Magellan Sutera Resort?

The Magellan Sutera Resort features 3 on-site restaurants for your dining convenience. Meals served include breakfast, dinner and lunch. You can pick and choose from a wide array of cuisines including international and asian. Dishes are served in a la carte and buffet during opening hours. Light meal like soup, coffee or tea, desserts and salad are served using only quality ingredients. To meet any special dietary requirements, vegetarian and halal diets are prepared with the utmost care and attention.

Can special events be hosted at The Magellan Sutera Resort?

Both indoor and outdoor venues are available to choose for your special gathering. Large events and gatherings such as weddings, private events and engagements can be hosted at The Magellan Sutera Resort. Small or intimate events like birthday parties, entertainment events, honeymoons and graduation parties can also be accomodated. Services for in-house catering, in-house planning, event decoration and audio-visual equipment are offered to help your event go smoothly. End your big event day with special turn-down services to celebrate your special occasion. Services including room decorations and flower petals are available upon request.

Can business events be hosted at The Magellan Sutera Resort?

On-site venues and convenient event services make The Magellan Sutera Resort an ideal choice for hosting events such as corporate events and meetings. All available venues come in different styles and sizes and can accommodate up to 100 people. An extensive range of facilities and services including projector or LED display, free Wi-Fi, meeting stationery and audio-visual equipment is available to help your business meeting or event a successful one.

What is the smoking policy at The Magellan Sutera Resort?

The Magellan Sutera Resort 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 The Magellan Sutera Resort?

South Bus Terminal is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 1.7 km away from The Magellan Sutera Resort.

What restaurants are nearby The Magellan Sutera Resort?

Restaurants including Breeze Beach Club, Spice Island and Ferdinand's are popular in The Magellan Sutera Resort’s neighborhood which is known as Central Business District.

What popular shopping places are close to The Magellan Sutera Resort?

Located in the Central Business District area, The Magellan Sutera Resort is close to great shopping choices like Gaya Street Sunday Market, Night Market and Suria Sabah Shopping Mall.

What are popular attractions near The Magellan Sutera Resort?

Guests at The Magellan Sutera Resort can easily visit Poring Hot Springs, Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and Sabah State Museum located in the Central Business District area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to The Magellan Sutera Resort?

The Magellan Sutera Resort is located in the Central Business District area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre, Mount Kinabalu Botanical Garden and Kokol Hill.

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What people love about The Magellan Sutera Resort

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Wonderful stay."

    wong

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    May 12, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Aisyah front desk has been so hospitable toward our stay."

    wong

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    May 12, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Loves our stay."

    YUNNYZAR

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    May 11, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 1,313 Kota Kinabalu properties
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Room comfort score
8.5/10
Room size
79 sqm.
Location score
8.8/10
Cleanliness score
8.6/10
Better than
98
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
Bigger than
96
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
Better than
90
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of Kota Kinabalu properties
Better than
90
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of Kota Kinabalu properties
Overall rating:

8.5

Excellent
6,242 reviews
Cleanliness
8.6
Facilities
8.8
Location
8.8
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What travelers say they love:
My kids was happy to stay here.
Shirlley from Malaysia
Family with young children
More about The Magellan Sutera Resort

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The Magellan Sutera Resort

Take everything available in Kota Kinabalu with a comfort stay at The Magellan Sutera Resort.
Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at The Magellan Sutera Resort. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. Taxi, car hire and shuttle services provided by the resort make it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Kota Kinabalu. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the resort's free parking, right on-site.
The resort provides front desk services such as concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience. If you need, the ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. On cold days and nights, the resort's on-site fireplace will keep you warm. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? laundromat, dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at the resort will keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available.
For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like 24-hour room service, room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Little things you forgot to pack aren't a big problem! Just stop by the convenience stores to get what you need. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the resort to allow cleaner air for all guests. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
Each guestroom at The Magellan Sutera Resort is furnished and equipped with handy amenities. Some rooms at The Magellan Sutera Resort are equipped with air conditioning for your convenience. Some rooms at The Magellan Sutera Resort include special design features like a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment such as daily newspaper, television, in-room video streaming and cable TV is provided for guests in some selected rooms.
The resort also offers a coffee or tea maker, bottled water and mini bar in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed. Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the resort provides a hair dryer and bathrobes in some select rooms. For sophisticated relaxation, be sure to visit the executive lounge.


Dining and things to do

Nothing starts a morning better than a delicious breakfast, which you can always enjoy in-house at The Magellan Sutera Resort. Everyone loves a good cup of coffee! A coffee shop on-site means you can enjoy a cup of real, freshly brewed coffee every morning -- or anytime you feel like it. If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the resort. Regardless of any dietary restrictions you may have, you'll eat well at The Magellan Sutera Resort which has a selection of halal options.
A night in at the resort's karaoke rooms, bar and nightclub can be as fun as a night out with your travel companions. Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house BBQ facilities available here.
The Magellan Sutera Resort offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities. Don't forget to explore the resort's easily accessible beach. Finish your vacation days right by dropping in at the massage, hot tub, salon, spa and sauna. Start your vacation off right with a dip in the pool.
Skip the dress code and opt for a casual cocktail or beer at the resort's poolside bar. Fitness lovers who want to keep up their routine on vacation can drop in at the resort's fitness facility. Get wet in the best way on sunny days by joining water-world activities like snorkeling, non-motorized water sports, motorized water sports and diving. If you like water sports, you'll appreciate the convenience of watersports equipment rentals and boats provided by The Magellan Sutera Resort.
Have fun without traveling far, by taking advantage of the squash court, dart board, ping-pong table, yoga room, tennis court, golf course on site, bowling alley and badminton court at The Magellan Sutera Resort. Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the games room and shared lounge and TV area. Pick up something memorable for yourself or those waiting for you back at home, at the shops and souvenir shops.


Reasons to stay here

Guests who stayed here rated the facilities above 94% of other accommodations in the city.
Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated it above 99% of the city's accommodation.
It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 98% of other accommodations in Kota Kinabalu.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.8

Most talked about facilities

Swimming Pool

79 mentions

Breakfast

73 mentions

Housekeeping

38 mentions

Food & Dining

35 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Cantonese]
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Malay

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

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

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Badminton court
  • Billiards
  • Boating
  • Bowling alley
  • Dart board
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Fitness center
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Golf course [on-site]
  • Hot tub
  • Karaoke
  • Massage
  • Nightclub
  • On-site entertainment
  • Pool with view
  • Private beach
  • Sauna
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Squash court
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
  • Watersport equipment rentals
  • Water sports (motorized)
  • Water sports (non-motorized)
  • Yoga room

Cleanliness and safety

  • Body thermometer
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Coffee shop
  • Happy hour
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant [halal]
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Convenience store
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Fireplace
  • Food delivery
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Ironing service
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids club
  • Kids meal
  • Playground
  • Swimming pool [kids]

Land sports

  • Golf course (within 3 km)

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Exterior corridor
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Car power charging station
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily newspaper
  • Desk
  • Fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Individual air conditioning
  • In-room safe box
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking
  • On-demand movies
  • Private bathroom
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Seating area
  • Separate shower/bathtub
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Telephone
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • American
  • Asian
  • Halal
  • Buffet
Restaurants on site

Five Sails

  • Cuisine: Asian, International, Local
  • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte
Location
1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Sutera Harbour , Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88100
Excellent
Location

8.8

Airports

  • Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
    4.5 km
  • Labuan Airport (LBU)
    116.1 km

Public transportation

  • South Bus Terminal
    1.8 km
  • North Borneo Railway
    1.9 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Gleneagles Kota Kinabalu
    1.2 km

Shopping

  • Gaya Street Sunday Market
    3.3 km

Convenience store

  • On-site

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM on-site
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Sabah State Museum
    1.9 km
  • Mamutik Island
    2.5 km
  • Night Market
    2.7 km
  • Gaya Street Sunday Market
    3.3 km
  • Kota Kinabalu City Mosque
    3.5 km
  • Signal Hill Observatory Platform
    3.7 km
  • Manukan Island
    6.2 km
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
    7.2 km
  • Sapi Island
    7.2 km
  • Poring Hot Springs
    17.1 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Stone boardwalk sunset viewpoint
    420 m
  • The Golf Academy Borneo
    730 m
  • Double Six Memorial Park
    750 m
  • Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club
    760 m
  • Shot Put Pitch
    1.0 km
  • Tanjung Aru Perdana Park
    1.0 km
  • Whole Sale Super Market
    1.0 km
  • Sunny Supermarket
    1.1 km
  • Habour City car park
    1.1 km
  • Long Jump Pitch
    1.1 km
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 0-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 4-11 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
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
  • A valid ID is required upon check-in for verification of domestic residents booking at domestic rates. Guests may be required to pay full prevailing rate upon failure to do so.
  • Only fully vaccinated individuals are allowed to check in. Covid-19 vaccination digital certificate must be presented upon making reservations and upon arrival. 2 weeks after 2nd dose in a 2-dose series for Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccine OR; 28 days after a single dose vaccine for Johnson&Johnson and CanSino vaccine
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center3km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)10

The property

  • Number of floors5
  • Number of restaurants3
  • Number of rooms 456
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened1999

Reviews of The Magellan Sutera Resort from real guests

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Cleanliness8.6
Facilities8.8
Location8.8
Room comfort and quality8.5
Service8.6
Value for money8.3
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9.0
Exceptional
Yann from Singapore
Family with young children
Stayed 2 nights in December 2008

A Wonderful Stay!”

Hotel room is spacious. Toilet is big. Swimming pool is clean and not crowded. Free shuttle bus service to the city centre almost every hourly.
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It's the first time we visited Kota Kinabalu and our stay at Magellan Sutera Resort certainly made our visit there all the more enjoyable. The first time we entered our hotel room, we were surprised to find that it's very big and spacious. The toilet is clean and comes with a separate shower area and bath tub that opens out to see the room. Even though we booked a Garden Deluxe Room, our room is still able to see the sea and the beautiful sunset. That was definitely a plus point. The breakfast has a good variety. The best part was the swimming pool. It's big and not crowded. My 2 yr old son thoroughly enjoyed himself at the swimming pool. We also ordered our lunch at the pool and it was delicious. If you don't mind the cost, you must try the tableside BBQ at the Al Fresco Restaurant. For RM110, they provide a set of good starters, various types of meat barbequed for you on the spot beside your table by the restaurant staff, and a lovely desert to end off the meal, all the while admiring the romantic sunset.

Reviewed December 26, 2008

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9.3
Exceptional
Farah from Malaysia
Group
Deluxe Garden View
Stayed 5 nights in November 2008

Magellan Sutera Harbour”

great facilities, a number of pools and small beaches, the rooms were fantastic and clean. Complimentary internet connection throughout our stay which was a real bonus. The staff were really friendly and very helpful. The traditional dancers they have on a Saturday as entertainment in one of the restaurants was really great, and we were really pleased to catch the show. It was really great to also have the option to use the facilities in the Little Magellan and the Pacific Sutera too.
It was a bit of a maze, better signposting and mapping of the resort complex and how to reach our rooms would have been helpful. Also the shuttle bus service to the town center was often late and we were left waiting for some time at the hotel.

We had a really lovely stay at the Magellan Sutera Harbour Resort in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. The staff were friendly and very helpful, they were always at hand to answer our questions. We stayed in a Garden View room, which was great, the room was always kept very clean and had all the facilities you would expect from a 5 star hotel. The recreational facilities of the hotel were also really great, there were numerous pools to choose from, as well as a private man-made beach. Being part of the Sutera Harbour resort also allowed us to use the facilities of the Little Magellan complex and the Pacific Sutera Hotel, both of which were only a short walk away.

Reviewed December 01, 2008

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9.3
Exceptional
Nam from Singapore
Family with young children
Deluxe Sea View
Stayed 2 nights in October 2011

Wonderful premium resort with friendly staff”

Relaxing resort, nice room with great views, wonderful pool

We stayed at Pacific Sutera for one night before going up to Mount Kinabalu and then coming back to stay at Magellan Sutera. Magellan Sutera has has a relaxing resort environment, comfortable rooms with nice views, wonderful pool and great restaurants. The beach, however, is quite small and not the powdery type, although the nice thing is that you can see beautiful fish right there. The kids' club is just beside the pool and there is an adjoining cafe where parents can have afternoon tea. The resort is in the same big compound as Pacific, and you can actually walk between the two resorts and share the facilities. Both offer free wired Internet, with wireless access only in common areas. They offer a nearly hourly shuttle bus to the city for RM3. Alternatively, taxi costs RM12.

Reviewed October 20, 2011

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9.3
Exceptional
Chun from Canada
Couple
Deluxe Sea View
Stayed 4 nights in December 2012

Excellent view with abundant facilities”

you can easily stay and play in the hotels for 5 days

in fact, the initial impression of magellan sutera for me is not very good, as there was a power cut off and we had to switch room in the middle of night. but the room is comfortable, my balcony has a sea/pool view, excellent. moreover, you will not get bored in the hotel, because together with its sister hotel "pacific sutera" and the marina club, (we haven't even visited the glof club yet) there are more than 10 resturants, 3 huge swimming area, and most importantly, you can choose whatever water activities at the marina club conveniently!!! at this moment, i also have to recommend the "sutera diving resort" located at the walkway of marina club, we have tried scuba diving the first time in our life, and it was so much fun, the instructors are professional and freindly.

Reviewed December 27, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
wong from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe Garden View
Stayed 1 night in March 2012

The best hotel in kota kinabalu,Sabah.”

Best food,service,facilities and environment of Magellan Sutera

the location of magellan sutera is very good,only 3mins drive to the city centre and easy to look for local food. the room is classic,clean and the swimming pool is also an attraction of the hotel. the most amazing part is the breakfast,there're so many choices of food and drinks (including italy coffee) for us. well,the service,environment,cleaniness,facilities,food and drinks are all above my expectation. it could be considered as the best 5-star hotel in kota kinabalu.

Reviewed April 01, 2012

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8.7
Excellent
PHILIP from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Deluxe Garden View
Stayed 3 nights in April 2014

Great relaxing hotel”

Location; Friendly staff, activities

We reserved for the Magellan, however, when we checked in, they said the king size bed that we book is not available. The upgrade us to their sister hotel The Pacific sutera to a one bedroom suite. The Magellan hotel lobby looks nicer and newer, we ending up stayed in The Pacific Sutera. The Pacific Sutera lobby is smaller, but the corridors to the hotel room is a bit old. The room itself is nice and clean. We had breakfast in both Magellan and Pacific and the food is about the same. There is a very small beach (probably the size of half a standard swimming pool). The harbour sutera hotel has a private port where you can easily book transfer boat to the local islands and water sports departing from the hotel. There are hotel shuttle to the city as well. There are free wifi in the room and lobby. However, it is very slow and it is not stable. Overall, i enjoy my stay and will stay with them again.

Reviewed May 08, 2014

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9.0
Exceptional
ISABELLE from France
Family with young children
Deluxe Sea View
Stayed 6 nights in October 2011

Great location, great place, great service.”

Many things around to do, kids club highly appreciated

We had a great stay in Magellan Sutera for 6 days in October. THe hotel is a huge resort with lots of facilities for everyone: kids pool, olympic pool, tennis courts, gym, squash courts and so many other sports to do. Very nice decoration in colonial style (dark wood, huge lobby with big space),good service with very polite and nice staff always smiling and saluting. Family room was huge and gorgious. Kids club is really nice for children, they do lots of arts and crafts children are glad to bring back home.Prices are quite reasonable if you eat at the hotel in their restaurants (Italian, buffet or snack). Breakfast buffet had lots of choice either Asian or Western.Their cappucino was awsome. We will probably come back.

Reviewed October 13, 2011

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10.0
Exceptional
Jaehoon from South Korea
Group
Deluxe Garden View
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

Way better than Shangrila”

I have stayed both in Magellan Sutera and Shangri-la Tanjung Aru, and Sutera was a way better choice. While i have experienced the worst service at Shangri-la(waited for a check-in for 2 hours, never been apologized, had to wait for half an hour to get a bottle of beer, waited for About 20 minutes to pay with credit card), Sutera had spacious rooms, all the staff were nice and kind, and had excellent facilities. I will definately would like to visit Sutera again. For those considering between Sutera and Shangri-la, I would say Shangri-la is not worth a consideration, just choose Sutera and visit Tanjung Aru beach at sunset hours.

Reviewed August 16, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
caroline from Australia
Couple
Executive Suite
Stayed 7 nights in December 2019

Christmas 2019”

After much searching on hotels for our Christmas 2019 holiday we decided on the Magellan Sutera in KK - so glad we did we booked a Executive Suite which was like an apartments - 2 balconies, lounge room, bedroom, 2 toilets and a full bathroom, as well as a small kitchen. The best restaurant to eat in we found to be Alfresco service and choices were great and between 7-9pm each night they have a drinks package 50% discount. Den, Stanley, Emily & Michelle were amazing staff and could not do enough for you. Check in was very quick although we had to find our own room which was fine. This hotel caters more to the South Koreans but they differently look after westerners. There are 3 different complexes in this hotel as well as a harbour, golf club , cinema, bowling and much more all of which you can use as their guest. he only thing I would suggest they change for the Executive Club members is more of a drink package as there is only Tiger beer, soft drinks, gin & vodka plus wines -

Reviewed December 29, 2019

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9.7
Exceptional
Karen from United States
Business traveler
Deluxe Sea View
Stayed 3 nights in June 2015

Paradisal”

Location on the beach, views from the room, cleanliness

This is my third visit to the Magellan Sutera. I try to always stay there even if just a business trip because the views of the ocean even from inside the hotel are spectacular. The pool and lounge chairs in front of the ocean are outstanding and I love to watch the sunset at the pool facing toward the ocean. You can either sit in a lounger or have drinks at the Al Fresco. The only negative comment I have is that I did have to go to the front desk THREE times because my magnetic strip became corrupted or something which prevented me from entering my room. That was very annoying as quite a distance from my room to the front desk. Otherwise, heavenly....

Reviewed June 09, 2015

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9.3
Exceptional
Lawrence from United States
Couple
Deluxe Garden View
Stayed 3 nights in May 2012

We keep coming back”

Great facilities, locations, restaurants

We have stayed at this resort three times in 8 months, so they must be doing something right. We stayed at the Sutera Pacific once and the Magellan twice. The Magellan is newer and slightly more expensive, but both hotels and this resort are excellent. The Pacific seems to have a nicer swimming pool, but it's just a short, pleasant walk away. We had one of the best meals we have ever had at Ferdinand's. Can catch a ferry to the islands right from the hotel marina. Can't wait until the next trip!

Reviewed July 01, 2012

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9.0
Exceptional
Adam from United States
Group
Deluxe Garden View
Stayed 3 nights in April 2010

Great place - Would definitely stay here again!”

The hotel is far enough away from town that it feels secluded, but it's just a short cab ride (10 ringatts seems to be the going rate for cabs to/from town) or you can take the hotel shuttle. The pool is spectacular. There's a tiny beach on the property, but you don't really need it because the pool is huge and heated, not to mention beautiful, too. It has a waterfall and lots of room to just swim or cool off. The room was nicely decorated but having three people in one room (two single beds and a roll-away) made it a tiny bit cramped - but this is something you'll encounter all over Asia, so not necessarily something I can look down on. Plus, you don't really spend too much time in the room anyway. Internet was free, which is a nice touch. There are a lot of restaurants at both the Magellan and the Pacific so you have your choice of places if you don't feel the need to go into KK proper. The staff was warm and friendly, and greeted us every time we saw anyone. Check-in/out were efficient and had no issues with the bill. Really nice place - I would definitely consider staying here again if I was in Borneo, or even just as a vacation spot. Very relaxing.
The swim-up bar was not always manned, though they did have a bell to ring if you wanted in-pool service. But, they were quick to come when called for. Alcoholic drinks were small and weak. I'm aware Malaysia is predominantly Muslim, which forbids alcohol, but if the hotel is going to provide the service, then I'd like to see a little more in terms of drink size and alcohol content. Elevators going TO the rooms were quick, but when trying to go from the 5th floor to ground level, it could take upwards of 5 minutes for an elevator to arrive. We never saw anyone waiting for an elevator, either, so I'm not sure what was taking so long. A friend staying with us, but in a different room, complained that his room looked as if it was in much need of a renovation. He said there were areas with large, very obvious stains, and even one place where the carpet was missing and the subflooring was showing. I never saw the room for myself, so this is second-hand information.

Magellan is a great place. The pool and the grounds are absolutely beautiful, and the staff's friendliness and helpfulness is beyond reproach. Kota Kinabalu is close-by, but far enough away so that the Magellan maintains an air of seclusion. There are a lot of food choices on the property or at the nearby Pacific (sister property, I think), so if you want to spend your holiday inside the property, you'll never get bored. It's a wonderful place is all you want to do is relax by the pool, take in some sun, and unwind. I would definitely consider the Magellan again for either work or holiday.

Reviewed April 16, 2010

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10.0
Exceptional
CHUN from Hong Kong SAR, China
Group
Deluxe Garden View
Stayed 2 nights in October 2012

Good Service, Envirnoment and Dining”

Entitle 2 hotel facility in single price

I was stayed in The Magellan Sutera for 2 days. My impression is good and the environment here is amazing. Even i only booked garden view room in agoda. Hotel offer me a free upgrade to sea view room. Also, the facility here is great. i was utilize 3 swimming pools and 2 beach here to enjoy my life in Magellan. The food quality here is also in a high standard. I feel so excited in staying here and will remember this resort to all my friends.

Reviewed October 27, 2012

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8.4
Excellent
JIHYE from South Korea
Couple
Deluxe Garden View
Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

I had a nice trip with Magellan in Malaysia.”

The Magellan Sutera resort has five beautiful swimming pool. Within the resort, you can also see the wonderful sunset of Kota Kinabalu. The resort is close to downtown. So you can enjoy many things outside the resort such as shopping, seafood or massage.

Reviewed August 29, 2016

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9.3
Exceptional
Pak from Hong Kong SAR, China
Family with young children
Deluxe Garden View
Stayed 4 nights in December 2010

Excellent location, facilities and service”

Excellent location, walking distance to the pier for outlying islands, a couple of km away from city and still be immerse in nature and have that amazing sunset views.
Check in and check out was a bit slow as lack of hardware efficiency

We had an excellent stay at the hotel, the whole entire resort are well maintained and clean incl the rooms. Staff have natural friendliness and warmth and helpful when needed. Service can be a bit slow though but nevertheless with a smile. The resort sits at a cove with beautiful natural landscaping so you can excellent excellent view of the sunset from either the pool or the coffee shop or the lounge bar above the coffee shop. Food is excellent with choices of western and asian cuisine. The hotel is located adjacent to the Sutera Golf and Country Club as well as the Sutera Hotel. Guests can use all facilities offered by these three with four swimming pools to choose. Golfers would find the courses challenging and enjoyable at the same time. The hotel also have well maintained tennis courts, gym and children facilities. Beside the children's club, there are bowling alleys, billiard and movie nights for those older kids and biking trails. City is 5 mins away by shuttle buses that runs on a schedule offered by the resort free. There is an office by the pier which is 5 mins walking distance from the resort where guests can arrange boat trips or diving trips to the outlying islands. All in all very enjoyable and relaxing. Caution though, you may just want to extend your stay so BE STRONG.

Reviewed January 14, 2011

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10.0
Exceptional
CHAEEUN
Couple
Club Sea View
Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

Very good and Soo beautiful.”

I booked the club room sea view and was upgraded to a suite. I was very happy. The check-in process was quick. The staff were friendly and professional. The staff was good at English and Korean. Service was very good. The room was spacious, pleasant and beautiful. The sea, the scenery, the promenade and the sunset were beautiful. The pool and Italian restaurant, breakfast and club lounge were the best of all. Especially conversation with staff of bar in pool was fun. It is the best accommodation in Kota Kinabalu. I highly recommend Magellan Sutra! It was the best trip.

Reviewed April 23, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
IP from Hong Kong SAR, China
Family with young children
Deluxe Sea View
Stayed 2 nights in July 2012

服務一流的迷人酒店”

景色怡人是欣賞日出及日落的最佳地方

it is a very good place for relacing. we love all the places and facilities in Sutera Resort. As a parents of 5 and 7 years old boys, we highly recommended the child caring in Little Magellan. my sons made the handcrafts there, therefore, my husband and I could have spare time to walk around the resort. It is really so relaxing for us. And my family enjoy swimming there as there has four differnt swimming pool, my kids enjoying swimming very much. The last but not least recommendation is the private pier, we took the 32 feet speedboat to Sapi Island.

Reviewed July 30, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Noorhamidah from Malaysia
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in July 2020

Great location, even greater facilities 🤩”

We decided to stay here for our short trip in KK as it has been quite some time for the kids to get out and play. Plus, the fact that by staying here, we could enjoy all the facilities that Sutera Harbour has to offer was definitely a major draw. Reception was a breeze, room was clean and the swimming pools won my kids’ heart 😍 Not forgetting, I totally appreciate the amount of lifeguards around, you guys are heroes 🤩 In addition, the breakfast spread was superb in my books. I would definitely stay here again, kudos to the whole crew of The Magellan Sutera 👏👏👏

Reviewed July 07, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
hanae from Malaysia
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in January 2018

Very very good”

This was my 4th stay at Sutera Harbour and my 2nd stay at Magellan. Honestly, I prefer Magellan better than the Pacific but both are great. I love the room. It’s nicely decorated. Love the swimming pool too. The beach is beautiful. The water is crystal clear and you can see fishes swimming about. I love how fast the room was available for us and how their staff able to locate us in a very strategic room-very near to the swimming pool and just walking distance to the Marina club. We played bowling (after 8 pm its cheaper) at the Marina club. The pastries at Muffinz cafe are delicious. The breakfast buffet this time around serves better menu and food. Planning another stay in early March for my girl’s birthday. Looking forward to it

Reviewed January 16, 2018

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9.0
Exceptional
Lynn-Yin from Malaysia
Group
Deluxe Garden View
Stayed 2 nights in June 2012

Nice big room, clean with great amenities”

Big clean & cozy room, nice pool

We stayed at the Magellan Sutera for 2 nights, but only had 1 full day. Our room was nice and big yet cozy, the pool and the ocean was divided by beach chairs to just relax, and just the general resort was the perfect relaxing weekend getaway. Some less impressive parts - the massage we had at the Spa was average, and the food was rather expensive and not the tastiest ever. But overall, we thoroughly enjoyed the weekend and will definitely go back!

Reviewed July 23, 2012

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