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Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

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perth
Reviewed 23 July 2013

My family and I have just come back from 6 days at this resort and we all had such a great time, we traveled with a my friends family and their 3 children as well. Its a resort geared for the the kids but if you want to relax it does get quiet once the kids have cleared the pool...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 22 July 2013

Fabulous hotel, friendly staff, lovely facilities. Easy access to city (10min taxi ride). Easy access to diving and water sports. Excellent spa attached. Gym well equipped. Very child friendly. Beautiful location.

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Adelaide
Reviewed 22 July 2013

We stayed at Shangri-La Tanjung Aru for six days at the end of an 18 day holiday in Malaysia. We were looking for somewhere to relax in comfort so treated ourselves to a Kinabalu Club Seaview Room. We were then fortunate enough to receive a free upgrade to a mini-suite at the far end of the Kinabalu Wing, featuring an...

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Malaysia
Reviewed 22 July 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed the scenery and the beaches here. Overall, shangrila has maintained well its quality but its not cheap. We love the island bar by the beach. I feel that they should import German wheat beers and make sure there are more variety of beers available for guests. Overall it's good

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West Bay, Grand Cayman
Reviewed 21 July 2013

The positives of this hotel are: (1) It's beautiful and really well-decorated and (2) The sunset bar is stunning. However, a few things have made me rate it as average (in terms of value for what you're paying). The cons: I can see that this is a great hotel for families but it is extremely crowded and loud (especially by...

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Perth
Reviewed 21 July 2013

This was one of my favourite winter escape holidays. Pro's - fantastic pool area to keep kids entertained for hours. Water slides aren't super fast or long but 3 slides provided enough variety. Water wars was added bonus - facilities all clean and well maintained (after a massive and unexpected storm the cleanup was performed quickly - btw apparently storms...

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South Hedland
Reviewed 17 July 2013

This was a fabulous resort- facilities & service. Our only complaint is that the Adults Pool wasn't that at all. Children have a fabulous water play area/ pool it would have been nice for the adults to have had the same. There would have been more sun lounges to go round also if they weren't taken up by children in...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 16 July 2013

The Shangri-La is very conveniently located 5 minutes drive from the airport. However once you are there you still feel you are in a relatively remote area. It's well made for families with a great pool, water slides and a kid's club. I wouldn't recommend to go there on honeymoon: it feels more like a club than a classy hotel...

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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 16 July 2013

The first room stank of smoke, but they were quick to move us. Wonderful service and very accommodating. We did upgrade to a suite, which was very luxurious. Beautiful setting, with loads of activities to do.

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 16 July 2013

I stayed at this hotel in November last year and it simply has to be one of the most comfortable , laidback, luxurious yet non-pretentious luxury beachside hotel in South-East Asia. First of all, this 5-star hotel is situated right beside a public beach and a public food centre. This gives the hotel guest a good choice between lazing on...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A paradise for the senses surrounded by natural beautyA gentle breeze caresses your face as you wake to the sound of waves lapping the beach. The balcony opens up to an inspiring vista of sparkling coral islands and swaying of palm trees. Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, bordered by crystal clear waters and lush vegetation Sophistication surrounds you in a lavishly decorated suite inspired by Borneo’s rich cultural heritage. Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Kota Kinabalu, is a perfect tropical getaway, a luxurious tranquil retreat just a short drive from the city.Yet, excitement beckons as you set out to discover all Kota Kinabalu’s delights. Making your way to Kinabalu National Park, you are thrust into a jungle paradise of natural wonders, rugged landscapes and scenic beauty. From the Rafflesia, the largest flower in the world, to the famous Orangutans in their natural habitat, it only gets more breathtaking every step of the way.The afternoon is spent exploring the picturesque town of Kota Belud. As Sabah’s largest and most popular open market, you find gems of all sorts, ranging from handmade handicrafts to mouth-watering local delights like natural honey.Back at the resort, you look forward to a sunset cruise, which departs from STAR Marina, to catch Borneo's famous sunset. Not long after, you wind down at Coco-Joe’s Bar & Grill. Lounging atop one of the beach-dining platforms, over cocktails and a delectable seafood tower, you continue to enjoy the sound of overlapping waves on the shores of Sunset Beach. A pampering session at CHI, The Spa rounds off the day. With treatments based on traditional Asian healing philosophies, you lose yourself in an enchanted and indulgent journey, all on the resort’s private spa island.For every experience here, you are surrounded by natural beauty. And it all begins at Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Kota Kinabalu ... more   less 

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Address: 20 Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu 88100, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: $253 - $584 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 495
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Also Known As:
Shangri-La`s Tanjung Aru Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Shangri-La`s Tanjung Aru Resort And Spa
Shangri Las Tanjung Aru Resort
Shangri Las Tanjung Aru Hotel
Shangri La Kota Kinabalu
Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#1 Spa Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#2 Business Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#3 Family Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
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“Unless you want to do nothing this is not the place for you. Lots of long corridors and only 2 sets of lifts. Not for disabled”
 of 5 bubbles frilary, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If you can afford it go for the club package with the sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles davidbM3347YQ, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room on second floor!”
 of 5 bubbles jennifersS2743YX, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the Sea or the Mount Kota Kinabalu view, depending on your preference.”
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“Ask for a room on the ground floor as it will go out straight onto the gardens”
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