Finding an ideal small hotel in Kota Kinabalu does not have to be difficult. Welcome to C'haya Hotel, a nice option for travellers like you.
For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Kota Kinabalu, C'haya Hotel is located a short distance from Sabah State Mosque (Masjid Negeri Sabah) (1.7 mi) and Atkinson Clock Tower (2.6 mi).
Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at C'haya Hotel offer air conditioning.
During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including a rooftop terrace. Guests of C'haya Hotel are also welcome to enjoy a rooftop pool and an on-site restaurant. For travellers arriving by car, free parking is available.
While visiting Kota Kinabalu, you may want to try some fish and chips at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Irish Shamrock Bar & Restaurant, Sailors' Cafe, or Upperstar.
There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular monuments and statues such as Marlin Statue and I Love KK.
C'haya Hotel looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Kota Kinabalu.
The room was quite nice but the breakfast and service were quite average for the price we paid. They have a very limited selection in breakfast and lazy to refill anything that runs out. The staff could be more helpful, one night I asked for water and they asked me to come down and collect it. That's ok for a cheap hotel, not ok if I pay 50sgd per day. The location is near the airport but a bit far from city center, not much food option in walking distance.
Stayed in King Suite for 1 night and I found the room deal is quite attractive. The room is spacious and comfortable. The air-conditioning working well and my mom really enjoyed our stayed here. The bathroom looks new and I love the bathtub. Even though this hotel facilities are basic but it is really comfortable and ample parking spaces. If you are catching an early flight, this could be one of hotel that can be added in your list. The only thing can be improved : Breakfast really decent and some of it really tasteless. I hope the management can look into it since this could be a main drawback from people to book stay here again
The facilities in the hotel and its proximity to Tanjang Aru was what prompted me to switch hotels for my 2nd weekend in Kota Kinabalu but I deeply regret having done so. The customer service was severely lacking and it's quite clear staff see their roles as completely unrelated to the guest experience. Several minor things went wrong during my stay (broken phone, expired key card, completely mishandling a birthday request) and on each time a small apology and a can do attitude would have changed this entire review but the staff there did not seem to care about the guest experience. The facilities are ok (aside from the poor quality on the TV channels) but this is detracted from any kind of effort from the staff to make it a good experience for guests. I wouldn't stay there again and would recommend others do not either until they completely change their culture.…
We got one item worth 100 USD stolen by hotel staff (no one else had access to the room). Reported to management and they said we should put it in the safe... hiking boots, hiking shoes, backpacks, snorkeling gear, 700 USD waterproof jacket,... and many more items are worth much more than 100 USD and don't fit in the vault. They don't care who has access to guests belongings. My suggestion, avoid.
It was a stop-over stay for us while arriving and departing on our birding tour to Sabah, but we had lovely time during our stay. On last day morning we went to Tanjung aru beach and ended up seeing some more new birds! If you wish to go there, please carry mosquito repellent as there are plenty of them. Staff is very helpful and friendly. Airport shuttle service is efficient. Breakfast is good. Rooms have all the basic amenities. It's very conveniently located. I would definitely recommend it.
This hotel really good. The most I like it is the bathtub love the room Breakfast need more variety. Room service not 24hours Staff are friendly Swimming pool is cool But overall is great staying this hotel will come back soon
I was hesitant to book here at first based on some negative reviews but I’m glad we still took a chance. Hotel is located a few km from downtown but very convenient for beach access, airport and some of the best chinese-Malay cuisine in the city. 5-7 RM on a grab from anywhere just about. Rooms were clean with usual stuff like towels, kettle, coffee tea etc... the Ace is that infinity swimming pool on the rooftop. Made the whole thing magical Staff was beyond friendly & helpful. Breakfast was probably the only negative as we didn’t really enjoy the selection they had. It was geared to be chinese style and we live in china so didn’t feel it. It’s a great budget hotel honestly and that 10mn walk from arguably one of the best sunsets in the world is worth it
Friendly staff, really nice room. Booked this hotel as it had a swimming pool, only small but nice to chill out and have a swim. Put the Grab app on your phone, only 7 MR to the Philippineo market, beautiful restaurants along the waterfront to watch the sunset. Breakfast not my thing as it was mainly Asian but I’m not a breakfast person anyway. 10 minute walk to the beach, few local restaurants near the hotel if you don’t want to go into town. Less than 10 minutes to the airport.
1) Without going into technical details, we determined that it is not safe using the hotels wifi. Just use your mobile phone as a hotspot. 2) Walls and all furniture is very dirty not even in our room, but also everywhere in the hotel. They just don't clean the walls. There was hair stuck to a wall in the bathroom. Fabric upholstery is a very bad choice for a hotel, because it is not cleanable. But at least, there is no carpet on the floor and the floor looks clean. 3) Bring your own shampoo and hair conditioner. Their staff is very bad. 4) There are tourist buses parked at the entrance to the hotel. They are running the engines for hours and the exhaust fumes are coming to the lobby and into your room through the old, poorly insulated windows.
This hotel is close to airport, so if you arrive late or leave very early, it's ideal. Night flights are not frequent so noise isn't a huge problem. Location wise, we love it. It's just a stone throw from Tanjung Aru town centre where you can find local restaurants and shops. With 10-15 minutes walk you can get to local park and beach, perfect for children to spend their days outdoors. However, the drainage and shower system of the hotel need to be improved. Shower is weak and often without hot water. One can also smell some weird smell from the bathroom, very unpleasant.