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Top Kota Kinabalu Romantic Hotels

Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai
4.5 out of 5
Off Jalan Sepangar Bay, Locked Bag 100, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
NT$2,753
per night
May 9 - May 10
3.8/5Good! (745 reviews)

"The room was not ready when we arrived at hotel, towels were not allocated in the room, room service took a long time every time."…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/6

Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai
Gayana Marine Resort
5 out of 5
Malohom Bay, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu, Gaya Island, Sabah
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
NT$6,283
per night
May 3 - May 4
4.1/5Very Good! (385 reviews)

"We loved our stay here! Great view from the room. Having a free nightly cocktail at the latitude bar was a pleasant surprise. The food was delicious. One thing to note is that there was no Wifi in our room - this was actually a blessing as we spent more time interacting or out doin other things."…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/31

Gayana Marine Resort
Celyn Resort Kinabalu
3 out of 5
Kampung Samuruh, Jalan Samuruh Kinoundusan, Ranau, Sabah
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
NT$1,359
per night
Apr 23 - Apr 24
3.4/5Good! (48 reviews)

"Fantastic view"…"

Reviewed on 2019/4/24

Celyn Resort Kinabalu
Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Polish Bay, Gaya Island, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Gaya Island, Sabah
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
NT$6,410
per night
May 3 - May 4
4.3/5Excellent! (131 reviews)

"The staff where amazing, so helpful, friendly and happy. The staff we encountered made every possible attempt to accommodate us at every turn, we wanted for nothing at Bunga Raya Resort. The resort was breathtaking, we stayed in a villa with an amazing view overlooking the bay. Our villa was huge, ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/20

Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa
Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Kinabalu Park
3 out of 5
Kinabalu National Park, Mt. Kinabalu, Ranau, Sabah
NT$866
per night
Apr 16 - Apr 17
4.1/5Very Good! (78 reviews)

"Like the landscape. Well done beds clean and good buffet."…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/22

Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Kinabalu Park
Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island
3.5 out of 5
Manukan Island, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Manukan Island, Sabah
NT$2,121
per night
Apr 16 - Apr 17
4.3/5Excellent! (65 reviews)

"An amazing stay. The staff are really friendly and helpful. The chalet that we were staying was very clean and comfortable. The breakfast is fabulous! Good for family trip."…"

Reviewed on 2019/12/26

Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island
Ming Garden Hotel and Residences
4 out of 5
Lorong Ming Garden, Jalan Coastal, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
NT$1,329
per night
Apr 23 - Apr 24
3.7/5Good! (721 reviews)

"I liked it because it near the place I wanted to go"…"

Reviewed on 2019/11/21

Ming Garden Hotel and Residences
Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Pantai Dalit, Kota Kinabalu, Tuaran, Sabah
NT$4,917
per night
May 4 - May 5
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,139 reviews)

"Beautiful, spacious and wonderful facilities, restaurants and food. I think this has now become my favourite ever hotel and we will return, hopefully soon. Fantastic hospitality, and my wife shed a tear when the staff sang to us as they bid us farewell."…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/26

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
5 out of 5
No. 20, Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
NT$5,541
per night
May 4 - May 5
4.4/5Excellent! (1,703 reviews)

"Great location for the beach and sunset, extremely friendly and helpful staff. Great amenities. Would definitely recommend."…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/2

Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa
Grandis Hotel
4 out of 5
Suria Sabah Shopping Mall, 1A Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
NT$2,382
per night
Apr 12 - Apr 13
4.3/5Excellent! (826 reviews)

"The room was pretty spacious and clean. The paint around the window was pealing a little bit. The WiFi went out one evening and wasn’t fully working until the next afternoon. The staff was very helpful and pleasant. The location was great within walking distance of many points of interest and connected ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/8

Grandis Hotel
Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
5 out of 5
Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Sinsuran, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
NT$2,472
per night
May 7 - May 8
4.3/5Excellent! (1,210 reviews)

"The location is excellent. It is close walking distance to night market, wet market where we get inexpensive seafood, mosque plus shopping malls and restaurants. It is good that the hotel has freezer to store our freshly bought seafood. Unfortunately it was not good. Our fresh seafood was not frozen ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/18

Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
Pan Borneo Hotel Kota Kinabalu
4 out of 5
One Place Mall, Lorong Putat 3, Putatan, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free Cancellation
NT$716
per night
Apr 23 - Apr 24
4/5Very Good! (138 reviews)
Good hotel

"Few grocery shops nearby, 7-11 and a kopitiam just next door. Overall a pleasant stay."…"

Reviewed on 2019/8/26

Pan Borneo Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Horizon Hotel
4 out of 5
Jalan Pantai, Locked Bag 2084, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
NT$1,768
per night
May 2 - May 3
4/5Very Good! (915 reviews)

"The hotels location is very central, most thing are within an easy walk."…"

Reviewed on 2019/11/18

Horizon Hotel
Gaya Island Resort
5 out of 5
Malohom Bay, Pulau Gaya, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Gaya Island, Sabah
NT$5,324
per night
May 3 - May 4
4.4/5Excellent! (417 reviews)

"suggest book activity or dinner reservation early, before arrive as not many slots"…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/8

Gaya Island Resort
Kinabalu Pine Resorts
2.5 out of 5
Kampung Kundasang, (Along Kundasang Ranau Highway), Ranau, Sabah
NT$1,569
per night
May 3 - May 4
4.1/5Very Good! (147 reviews)

"The view and friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/17

Kinabalu Pine Resorts
The Pacific Sutera Hotel
5 out of 5
1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Sutera Harbour, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free Cancellation
NT$4,180
per night
May 6 - May 7
4.2/5Very Good! (1,586 reviews)

"Breakfast need to be improved....................."…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/21

The Pacific Sutera Hotel
The Magellan Sutera Resort
5 out of 5
1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Free Cancellation
NT$5,180
per night
Apr 17 - Apr 18
4.2/5Excellent! (1,053 reviews)
KK1

"Had a great time here...apart from the whistle blowing life guards. I felt they were a bit over the top. I also had an allergic reaction to jelly fish larvae bites(jelly bugs) that I got on a snorkeling trip booked through the hotel. The guide advised there were stingers but I reacted badly. The ..."…"

Reviewed on 2019/10/9

The Magellan Sutera Resort
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Romantic Hotels and Accommodations in Kota Kinabalu

Are you in need of a romantic escape? Couples choose Kota Kinabalu for its beautiful island views and waterfront location. You might want to spend some time strolling hand in hand through the natural surroundings with a visit to KK Esplanade, Signal Hill Observatory Platform, or Kota Kinabalu Wetlands Centre.

If you and your sweetheart are looking forward to a relaxing time away or you'd like to be pampered with luxurious amenities and fine dining, you can choose from 18 hotels and other accommodations in Kota Kinabalu for the ideal romantic vacation.

Travelers love these accommodations for their romantic atmosphere:

Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa: This 5-star resort offers couples' treatment rooms, a private beach, and a beachfront restaurant. Our guests appreciate its comfortable beds and pool.

Grandis Hotel: 4-star hotel featuring a poolside bar, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant. Customers give good reviews for its spacious rooms and walkable location.

The Pacific Sutera Hotel: With a stay at this 5-star hotel, you'll have access to massages, a private beach, and a garden-view restaurant. Expedia travelers speak highly of its spacious rooms and breakfast.

Manukan Island Resort: This 3.5-star resort offers massages, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant.

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa: 5-star resort featuring massages, a beach bar, and 2 outdoor pools. Customers give positive reviews for its comfortable beds.

When is the Best Time to Visit Kota Kinabalu?

Weather can be an important factor for your holiday, so we've provided rainfall and temperature averages to help you pick the best travel dates:

  • Hottest months: April, May, June, and July, with an average temperature of 89°F
  • Coldest months: June, January, July, and February, with an average temperature of 76°F
  • Driest months: February, March, April, and May, with an average rainfall of 0.16 inches
  • Rainiest months: November, July, October, and June, with an average rainfall of 0.43 inches

Sightseeing in and Around Kota Kinabalu

There's nothing better than seeing a new destination with your sweetheart, so consider checking out all there is to see and do in Kota Kinabalu. Couples looking for a little of everything will enjoy Kota Kinabalu for its island views, parks, and snorkeling. You might consider a visit to Sabah State Mosque, Likas Stadium, or 1 Borneo Hypermall.

Travelers also enjoy Kota Kinabalu for its:
  • Boating
  • Marina

Getting Around Kota Kinabalu

To get to Kota Kinabalu, book a flight to Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.), which is the closest major airport, located 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from the city center. To see more of the larger area, hop aboard a train at Tanjung Aru Station. You can find out about your water travel options at the local marina.

Frequently asked questions

Searching for romantic hotels in Kota Kinabalu?
Are you and your partner looking for a romantic escape? Couples choose Kota Kinabalu for its beautiful island views and waterfront location. You might want to spend some time strolling hand in hand through the natural surroundings with a visit to Mount Kinabalu National Park, Kota Kinabalu Wetlands Centre, or Mount Kinabalu Park Entrance. Whether you want to soak in a spa tub or enjoy a candlelit dinner, you can pick from 17 hotels and other accommodations in Kota Kinabalu to make for the perfect weekend away.
What's the best place to stay for a romantic vacation to Kota Kinabalu?
Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai is a favorite 4.5-star resort for couples, and features 24-hour room service and a full-service spa. Other good choices for a stay with your sweetheart include Gayana Marine Resort and Shangri La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa.
What's the weather like in Kota Kinabalu?
The hottest months are usually April and May with an average temp of 89°F, while the coldest months are February and July with an average of 76°F. Average annual rainfall for Kota Kinabalu is 105.81 inches.
What is there to do in Kota Kinabalu?
There’s nothing better than seeing a new place with your sweetheart, so consider taking time to discover all there is to see and do in Kota Kinabalu. Couples looking for a little of everything will enjoy Kota Kinabalu for its island views, parks, and shopping. You might think about stopping by Imago Shopping Mall, 1Borneo Hypermall, or Mount Kinabalu National Park while you’re seeing the sights.
What's the best way to get around Kota Kinabalu?
To get to Kota Kinabalu, book a flight to Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.), which is the closest major airport, located 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from the city center. If you want to venture outside of the area, hop aboard a train at Tanjung Aru Station. You can explore options for water transportation at the local marina.

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