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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Staying in the resort and enjoying many programs and (even preliminary) services would be better than any tours of Kota Kinabalu. In addition, I recommend to use the premier ocean wing room. Resort suggested many special supplymentary services and those were far over stage on the addtional charge. My couply with 9 year daughter are absolutely satistifed with staying there... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want to have stress free peaceful vacation, Shangri-La Rasa Ria is a wonderful choice. It's a perfect get away from city life. Also, Every staff we met in the resort welcomed us very warmly. Everyone's smile made us felt like we were in paradise. Especially, Sharon at the ocean wing reception was an absolute help for us. She... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The only thing that did not excel here was the beach, but you do not really need it as the pool area(s) and balcony tub (note: ocean wing only) is more than enough. The resort have everything you need, and more. Lots of activities, multiple restaurants, SPA etc. The staff are all very friendly and the vibe of the whole... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Shangri-La Rasa Ria is about 45 minutes from Kota Kinabalu but once you arrive you do not need to leave. Big graduated entry swimming pool with shade cover and 2 water slides. Nicely spaced lawn chairs- you don't feel crowded. Water sports (jet ski, parasailing, kayak, paddle boards, boogie boards) are available to rent on site. Very reasonable rental prices.... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had our wedding here in March 2014. We spent around 9 days here, along with around 35 family and friends. We couldn't fault the resort or the staff. Everything was fantastic and the staff were all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. We enjoyed every moment, as did our children and all of our friends and family had a fantastic time.... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I needed a break from a hectic city life. The resort was phenomenal! Every single employee made me feel like a family member, the food was delicious and the hotel and surrounds were paradise. I'll make this a regular go-to city break from now on. Love!

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Best hotel, fantastic service, stunning scenery and excellent food. Played golf on the stunning championship golf course, horse riding, jet ski, spa. Beautiful room in the Ocean Wing Seaview Relaxing stay and very helpful staff team.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family had a wonderful holiday at the Rasa Ria, it was made very special by the wonderful staff who were excellent in every respect. All staff were attentive and professional, the food was great and the Ocean Wing rooms fantastic. We will be returning soon !

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautiful hotel excellent surroundings, shame about the building noise.2 nights ago still working at 2000hrs Lying by the pool listen to the grinding welding and hammering Not what is expected of a 5 star hotel

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I almost can't put into words our experience over the last 6 days. From the moment you drive into the resort you can feel that you're on for something special. Set on the edge of the Borneo jungle and opening onto one of the cleanest and most awe inspiring beaches I've seen, this resort is a superb mix of nature... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa is set on Pantai Dalit beach surrounded by 400 acres of lush tropical vegetation, including a unique nature reserve. Here you'll find a remarkable array of indigenous flora and fauna. Unexpected encounters with hornbills who glide right overhead during breakfast, a friendly bear cat greeting you from a tree or the occasional wild rabbit, iguana or squirrel crossing your path are all part of the magic of this remarkable resort. Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa goes beyond the offerings of Kota Kinabalu hotels by providing numerous options for relaxation. This includes the magnificent Spa at Dalit Bay, a wide range of water sports, Rasa Ria's own catamarans for cruises and deep sea fishing, a challenging 18-hole championship golf course, tennis, horse riding, a fitness centre and, of course, a fun-filled Kids' Club to care for younger visitors. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa

Address: Pantai Dalit Beach, Tuaran 89208, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Tuaran
Price Range: €142 - €336 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 499
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Also Known As:
Shangri-La`s Rasa Ria Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Shangri Las Rasa Ria Hotel
Shangri La Rasa Ria Resort
Rasa Ria Resort
Shangri Las Rasa Ria Resort
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“premier ocean wing room is peaceful, 1st floor has a personal garden. Room near the ocean wing pool is better if you have kids.”
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“Ocean wing room with 'BIG 20' was really good deal.”
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“Anywhere in the Ocean Wing”
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“any room with forest/jungle view i would opt for level 4 plus, and further towards the nature reserve corner best views”
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  • part view of garden
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“Ocean Wing Upgrade well worth the extra”
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