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Zara's Boutique Hotel

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 August 2014

So my other half and I stayed for for 3 nights in August 2014, we are on a tour of Malaysia and had checked out the reviews on here and as always took them with a pinch of salt being that everyone is different. First thing was lots of complaints of noise from road and airplanes, I would say no...

1Thank Tommy_eire_1886
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Reviewed 26 June 2014

First of all, I'm not a picky/troublesome traveler and mostly i can go very well. HOWEVER...the pictures on travel websites do NOT accurately show this horrible, run down, dangerously located property. First, the hotel stay beside a dustry and noisy highway. It's dangerous and not convenience. The carpet at the corridor and room are smelly and not welly maintain. When...

3Thank AnthonySee
ZaraBH, Manager at Zara's Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Anthony See, First of all I would like to thank you for choosing to stay at Zara's Boutique hotel and for your feedback concerning your stay here. Regarding the noise from the highway, I understand it can get noisy during peak traffic times. However, during the night, when the traffic is less congested, the noise should be of little...

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Stay for two nights for business trip. Felt that for the price of one night at more than RM150 per night, I should get better deal but not really. The room look a worn out, almost felt like a budget hotel room. The breakfast comprised of fried rice, fried noodle, sausage, bread with margarine/butter, jam, and coffee & tea. Was...

2Thank Moses F
ZaraBH, Manager at Zara's Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Moses F, First of all I would like to thank you for choosing to stay at Zara's Boutique Hotel. However I am sorry to hear that your stay did not reach your standards and expectations. As regards to the price charged per night, it has been decided and justified upon the given location of the hotel which is in...

Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

Located in the hub of activity you won't have to spend a lot for transportation. While the rooms are very clean and have storage space they are small. The beds are very low to the floor, views are not interesting but the included breakfast more than makes up for all. It is a hot breakfast that includes everything from scrambled...

Thank Abbycat47
Sandakan Division, Malaysia
Reviewed 27 May 2014

The family room is very large and spacious. However there is only one air cond and this results in quite warm temperature in room. Each guest room is only provided with one key so it is quite troublesome. There is a 7 eleven store open 24 hours just next door so it is very convenient. There will soon be another...

1Thank wengSDK
Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

Never in my life to find a lizard in a hotel room, but this time, ive found one here! Decided to stay here cos it's near to harbour city. I was a bit disappointed when i saw the room, it's different from the pictures. I think this hotel is lack of maintenance. I dont know if they have a cafe...

2Thank Cinta T
ZaraBH, Front Office Manager at Zara's Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Cinta T, First of all I would like to thank you for choosing to stay at Zara's Boutique hotel and for your feedback concerning your stay here. We are truly sorry to hear about your experience with our hotel. However, the hotel had since improved in various aspects! First, we have upgraded our maintenance with more staffs and technicians...

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
Reviewed 5 March 2014 via mobile

Good hotel. Clean and nice. Loads of parking area available. Some eateries as well. But a distance from Central KK. Not near shopping malls. But you can drive there easily. The hotel has good number of woman to ensure your stay is pleasant. Good professional staff.

3Thank lauknight
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 1 March 2014

This is a very nice and pleasant boutique hotel just a little away from the main town of Kota Kinabalu. It is located at the corner of 2 blocks of shop lots called Harbor City so it is close to amenities like restaurants and a 7-11. Their front desk staff were very helpful and considerate. My wife and I took...

2Thank ng_reggie
Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2014

I booked a mountain view room. The air-conditioning was adequate and the room was clean. The bathroom was enormous with a tiny shower stall. The bathroom sink water went straight onto the floor - reception sent someone to fix it the next day. It still leaked but not as bad and the plug didn’t work. Room lamp looked nice but...

Thank P B
Reviewed 31 January 2014

We booked 2 rooms during Chinese New Year. The rooms are large however our room was not very clean. There was hair in the bathroom. This hotel also had the hardest mattress that I have ever slept on (actually we could not sleep because it was so bad). They also charged $3 USA for an extra pillow which was not...

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Additional Information about Zara's Boutique Hotel

Address: Harbour City Jalan Kinabalu | Jalan Pantai Baru, Sembulan,, Kota Kinabalu 88100, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: €34 - €58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Zara's Boutique Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 118
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“Choose the room that facing Kinabalu Mountain for better view and less noise as this hotel is located next to the main road to the KK city.”
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Amyrasha, 23 Aug 2015 | Read review
“I think a room away from the main road would be quieter and not too far up the hotel to ensure a better internet connection.”
121ellap, 11 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Inside rooms are quieter.”
Johnny_Yuen, 29 Dec 2014 | Read review
“this hotel just right beside a busy highway, very dusty and noisy”
AnthonySee, 26 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Choose the rooms facing the back of the hotel. The front faces the main road so can be quite noisy in the mornings.”
ng_reggie, 1 Mar 2014 | Read review
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