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1 City Hotel
Ranked #29 of 91 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Hong Kong, China
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155 reviews
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“Great budget choice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2012

Stayed here one night after arriving in Borneo, before heading off to climb Mount Kinabalu. This place is right in the heart of town, without being situated on a noisy street, and provides all the basic amenities of a higher class hotel at a fraction of the cost. Kota Kinabalu itself really holds little charm and I would expect most tourists to be making, at most, a 2 day stopover when arriving/waiting to catch a flight. This being the case, 1 City Hotel is an excellent choice for a cheap stopover.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Wuhan, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

After viewing the previous reviews, I booked and paid room fees on 1cityhotel's own website. I booked 4 nights, 3 nightstand for SUPERIOR DELUXE, 1 night for standard room. The facilities are almost the same, the only difference is that standard room(including toilet) is a bit smaller than DELUXE. Both are good, clean and convenient. Hotel's location is very good, right next to post office, 5-8 mins walk from Gaya Center Hotel. Restaurants and bookstore are nearby. Nice staff and good price. It worths recommending!!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

Clean, inexpensive. Good area, walk to everywhere.
Staff recommended a massage at 1Health off the market out the back door of the hotel - was the best massage of my life, especially after climbing Mt Kinabalu.
Much better value than other cheaper hotels in the area.
We came early (8am) and although our room wasn't clean, we were able to leave our bags in there with no worries.

  • Stayed April 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

Good location, nice foods can be find easily, room is clear and conforable! Shopping, market, restaurant are walking distant. Price acceptance! One night about 90 to 120.

Don't buy beer at supermarket. Just drink at kopi stall or restaurant. U'll be surprise at the pricing.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

We stayed in 1 City Hotel for most of the time we were in KK and used it as our base to explore Mt KK as well as Manukan Island. The staff at the reception was friendly and she recommended us places to try out local food and reputable speed boat services to Manukan Island.

The room itself was more than what we could have asked for. We were a group of 4 staying in a family suite. There was a queen size bed, a super single bed and two extra foldable beds for us.

No breakfast provided but the good location allowed us to explore the area for cheap and good food.

Do not be put off by the dingy exterior and you will find a hidden gem.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: 1 City Hotel
Address: Lot 1 Block B, Ground Floor | Segama Complex, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
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Ranked #29 of 91 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:2.5 star — 1 City Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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