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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The palace hotel is almost an institution in Kota Kinabalu. I remember staying there with my classmates almost 30 years ago. And then later on attending Toastmasters meetings there. For a hotel this old, you'd expect it to be rather run down. However in the contrary, the hotel is so well maintained, it actually looks new. When you start here,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are sensitive with smells and feel squeamish about unwashed sheets, avoid this place at all cost. The first room they gave me smelled like an smelly dish rag. Called front desk requesting for a new room, but they sent housekeeping who showed up wearing a mask and a can of air freshener! I insisted on a change, especially... More 

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ThePalaceHotelKK, The Management at The Palace Hotel Kota Kinabalu, responded to this review

November 09, 2016 via:tripadvisor Thank you for your comments pertaining to your recent stay with us. We are very concerned about your experience and your comments have been duly noted. However we would like to clarify the matter. The maid who wore a mask while attending to the room had a mild cold at that time and she wore the... More 

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Monza, Italy
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251 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I was expecting better when i booked it, but it was ok , not expensive but we had a room in the basement which was not so nice. The swimming pool is small but nice. Rooms were modern but small . Good breakfast

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 October 2016

I stayed at Palace hotel for 9 nights, the 3x daily shuttle bus drop off and pick up at convenient locations. Location to the city is not too far, 15 minutes walk depending on where you want to go. My favourite thing about hotel was good choice of buffet breakfast, worth choosing this because there aren't many other choices in... More 

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6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

This hotel the customer service is very good, the hotel is disable person friendly, the room is consider very big, but the breakfast for this hotel do not have much variety to choose, but the food is consider average

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

I came to this hotel in 2005 which was a lovely hotel at the time, the only thing was better at the time was they served bacon (pork) for breakfast, they now serve beef slices which is ok, but not the same. However, since then 2005, the hotel rooms have vastly improved and the hotel in general have improved too... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

A nice place to stay. They got comfy beds and friendly staff. Only issue was their wifi is under repair during our stay good thing we have our own mobile data to update our family that we are always safe on trips. You can explore their garden and have a little trek.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Looks like a Fort from the old times. Been tarted up in recent years. Clean rooms and bathroom but the whole hotel has a strange feeling. Staff at front desk very helpful and friendly.g B'fast cooked by young chefs and all the same every day. Good for short stay. Taxi charged me 30 rm one night from KK town centre.... More 

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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Checked in for 3 days and 2 nights. The room is quite spacious and clean. But the only thing bothering me is that, the toilet have no bidet. It's pretty hard for Muslim guests to clean properly after finished doing 'business'. I hope they install a bidet in each toilet in the future and be more Muslim friendly.

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127 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

The Palace Hotel is in the centre of Kota Kinabalu located on a hill. Next to the hotel is a shopping centre. We stayed in one of the infamous "rooms without window" in the basement. It sounds worse than what it is. Half of the rooms actually have got a window - just no view since you are looking in... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about The Palace Hotel Kota Kinabalu

Address: No 1 Jalan Tangki, Kota Kinabalu 88100, Malaysia (Formerly Berjaya Palace Hotel)
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: €27 - €67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Palace Hotel Kota Kinabalu 4*
Number of rooms: 151
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Palace Hotel Kota Kinabalu
The Palace Hotel Kota Kinabalu Malaysia - Sabah
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#6 Best Value Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#11 Luxury Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Patrik Martinsson Via -> Tripadvisor Web Portal

Thank you for your comments pertaining to your recent stay with us.

The experience and comments you described has caused us deep concern. We would like to offer our sincere apologies for any frustrations that may have caused. The comments and suggestions have been carefully noted by our team and these have certainly raised concern that needs to be addressed and will inspire us to strive harder in servicing our hotel guests. However, allow us to share with you on our findings.

The standard room assigned for your stay from September 14 to 17, 2015 was Room 014 (Wing B) and yes, all our standard rooms are located at the basement. The dry spell and the weather lately have contributed to the indoor environment where we felt the air-conditioning could not even conquer the heat and are seemingly stuffy! To add the situation worsen, unfortunately, upon the day of your arrival, 01 of the compressor of air-conditioning unit at the walkway broke down on Sunday, September 13, 2015 evening. As this job requirement is catered by a appointed contractor who is waiting for a new parts to arrive, we totally agree that the walkway is stuffy especially when the corridor doors are closed at all times.

With our Duty Manager’s assistance, Addyzan immediately attended to your comment and you were moved to Room 001 (Wing A) upon your agreeable to the room inspection prior to moving. Addyzan apologized for not having the opportunity to inform you pertaining to the compressor’s shortfall. However, the compressor was changed on Monday evening itself and the air-conditioning is now up and operating smoothly.

Patrik, kindly rest assured that the comments received have been of value to us in order to provide the best possible standards to our guests at all times. We sincerely regret that you did not convey your disappointments immediately to our Reception Desk should the change of

room only is not ethical as our aim and intent is to ensure our team is totally customer-focused and all guest concerns and disappointments are handled quickly and efficiently.

We hope the above is in order and if we can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us know. Thank you.

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over a year ago

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“The rooms with windows have good view of city and surrounding trees/plants”
 of 5 bubbles Mattsa87, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“upper floors are brighter and quieter. shoes for gym.”
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“quite room isolated from the busy kk”
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