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5 Jalan Padang, Kota Kinabalu 88000 Malaysia
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#18 of 179 hotels in Kota Kinabalu
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Step into Dreamtel and be captivated by the friendly charm of our service associates. Situated in the historical part of Kota Kinabalu, the hotel is just within walking distance to Padang Merdeka, the Atkinson Clock Tower and the Malaysia Monument. The hotel is also minutes away from the central district of food, shopping, nightlife, business and everything downtown Kota Kinabalu has to offer. With 160 guestrooms, we have a wide selection of room types in our hotel to suit varying guest requirements including Twin, Double and Triple. Whether you are travelling for business or on holidays with friends and family, we have just the room for you. Dreamtel Cafe is a 120-seat restaurant that combines international flavours as well as local cuisine. From formal board meetings to casual corporate affairs and special events, Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu has the appropriate venue for all your event needs.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Restaurant
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
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24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
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Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Modern
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Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Malay
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James N wrote a review Sep 2022
Kuching, Malaysia2322 contributions258 helpful votes
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Booked a room for a five-night stay during my recent trip to Kota Kinabalu. It was the best choice in term of location as it was the pick-up dan drop-off point for TMBT participants. I was given a room facing the city as requested and the view was awesome. Room facilities are good. Breakfast was okay too. Staff were friendly. It is just a few minutes away from Gaya Street where good cafes are found and night market are held on weekends.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: No special pick-up and drop-off space available. It is a disadvantage to those who drive.
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Ting828 wrote a review Mar 2020
Brisbane38 contributions18 helpful votes
Stayed in a twin room with windows for 4 nights. The room was quite spacious; a bit dated but tidy. The bed was springy. It wasn’t to my liking but mum didn’t mind it. I still slept fine until the early prayers in the morning (I think around 5am on a daily basis), so get ready because that will be your morning call. Speaking of noise, the walls are quite thin so conversations in the corridor and room next door can be heard quite distinctly. I appreciated the night light when everything was switched off at night. Basic amenities were offered, including slippers and bottled water (note that tap water is treated with chlorine, so if you choose to drink it, it’s advised to boil it first). Our air con broke on our third day and upon informing the front desk, a maintenance guy came and promptly fixed it which was highly appreciated. Breakfast is a selection of Asian and Western fares, though not a wide selection. There’s an egg station outside where you can order how you want your egg from the chef. Location wise you are in the heart of it all. Everywhere was walkable and there were buses along the main road although I never took it so cannot comment. Overall, it was a decent stay with good service. Disclaimer: This was part of a trip with Trip a Deal.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Adrian Ong wrote a review Feb 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia14 contributions47 helpful votes
A small hotel with basic needs for business travellers. The hotel is right in the city and it is at strategic location where surrounded by restaurants, convenient shops, cafes and complexes and within walking distance. However, it is not suitable for guest that spend more time in hotel as said it is quite basic and suitable for short stay business traveller. Breakfast is kind of basic one, and you will get bore if stay more than 2 days.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Elijah Seow wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore, Singapore7 contributions3 helpful votes
Stayed in a windowless room, toilet and room were clean and well maintained, quality of the breakfast was good, filtered coffee and an egg station were available for breakfast. Good for one night's stay
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 3 Feb 2020
Dear Olpij18259, Kopivosian from Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu! Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your recent trip to Kota Kinabalu. We are delighted that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the future. Warm regards, Annette Grace Front Office Manager Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu
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Trippin' T wrote a review Jan 2020
North Haven119 contributions67 helpful votes
A good selection of buffet breakfast. Eggs cooked to your liking plus Asia selection. Ok room. The bathroom is good. Safe good. Good location, close to Gaya Street and you can walk to the waterfront. Also near some landmarks. Lots of shops nearby.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Responded 29 Jan 2020
Dear Trippin' T, Kopivosian from Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu! Thank you for the lovely review of your recent stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the future. Warm regards, Annette Grace Front Office Manager Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu
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wallflower69 wrote a review Jan 2020
Otterlo, The Netherlands236 contributions155 helpful votes
Stayed here during Christmas and was pleasantly surprised by the guest appearance of Santa + Santarina + Olaf and a church choir caroling at the lobby :) Room is great, try to get a high floor with a view of the city. Good location just opposite Gaya Street weekend market area. Breakfast is not too bad.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Responded 3 Jan 2020
Dear Wallflower69, Kopivosian from Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu! Thank you for making the time to review your recent stay with us. The team at Dreamtel is absolutely ecstatic with the 5 star review. We are happy that you have enjoyed Christmas with us. Should you choose to come and stay with us again, do let me know and I will personally look after your reservation. Warm regards, Annette Grace Front Office Manager Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu
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pam j wrote a review Dec 2019
Adelaide, South Australia147 contributions89 helpful votes
This hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of most attractions. It was a 3 night stay as part of a tour. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfast was a buffet, and somewhat disorganised. There were not enough clean plates available, we had to ask on more than one occasion for a plate. The buffet was not replenished when food ran out, it would appear that the staff in the restaurant were run off their feet, which made it rather frustrating for guests. The kettle in our room did not work, it took three trips downstairs to get this fixed.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Responded 3 Jan 2020
Dear pam j, Kopivosian from Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu! Thank you for the 5 star review despite the shortcomings encountered during your stay. We appreciate your invaluable feedback and will look into improving our breakfast operations and the amenities in the room. We hope to have the chance to welcoming you back to our hotel in the future. Warm regards, Annette Grace Front Office Manager Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu
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callcrookie wrote a review Dec 2019
Wantage, United Kingdom377 contributions160 helpful votes
I stayed here for three-nights before starting out on a scheduled tour. All of the staff were friendly and assisted in any way they could. My room was well-kept, whilst the bed and pillows allowed good nights of sleep. Although there could be noise from outside, this didn’t disturb me. There were plenty of food options for breakfast, plus the coffee was decent enough. I would certainly consider staying here whilst in town.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 3 Jan 2020
Dear callcrookie, Kopivosian from Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu! Thank you for making the time to share your experience staying with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Annette Grace Front Office Manager Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu
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Earl Anthony Alex wrote a review Dec 2019
Keningau, Malaysia21 contributions14 helpful votes
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If you Like a Little elegance in a Hotel then Dreamtel is a place to try and have a good night stay. The room is Clean, Spacious and bed is comfortable. Hot shower, complimentary coffee and tea with drinking water. Also have a small Safe in the room to keep important Document. Hotel also have Restaurant near the lobby and food is good. It is located near the 'Padang Merdeka' or Independen Field in the Heart of the City. If you Happens to be there on a Sunday. Can visit Gaya St. Sunday market just across the street. All In All A Good Place to Stay with a Reasonable Price. Enjoy your Stay
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 3 Jan 2020
Dear earlanthonyalex, Kopivosian from Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu! Thank you so much for the fantastic review. We are happy that you have enjoyed your recent stay with us. We look forward welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Annette Grace Front Office Manager Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu
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Scott W wrote a review Dec 2019
Sydney, Australia152 contributions32 helpful votes
We stayed here for 3 nights at the end of a tour of Borneo, nice hotel, not sure how good it was as we had no point of comparison in Kota Kinabalu, probably equivalent to 2.5 stars in Sydney. Also not sure if it was good value as it was included as part of our tour.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Responded 3 Jan 2020
Dear Scott W, Kopivosian from Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu! Thank you for your review and we are glad you have enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Warm regards, Annette Grace Front Office Manager Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu
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PRICE RANGE
US$21 - US$29 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MalaysiaSabahWest Coast DivisionKota Kinabalu DistrictKota Kinabalu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
160
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu
Which popular attractions are close to Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu?
Nearby attractions include Gaya Street Sunday Market (0.2 km), Kadaiku (0.4 km), and Atkinson Clock Tower (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Centro, Chilli Vanilla, and Nook Cafe.
Is Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Kota Kinabalu.
Are any cleaning services offered at Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Malay.
Are there any historical sites close to Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Monsopiad Cultural Village (10.2 km).