Hotel D'Borneo

Lot 6, Block L, Sinsuran Complex, Jalan Sinsuran88000Kota KinabaluMalaysia
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About Hotel D'Borneo

At modern four-storey premises near the seafront in bustling downtown Kota Kinabalu, East Malaysia, Hotel D'Borneo provides unfussy and affordable hotel accommodation with complimentary Wi-Fi throughout.

Bright twin or double rooms with air-conditioning and cable TVs feature en suite bathrooms with showers, desks, free bottled water, hairdryers and hot drinks provisions. Some rooms enjoy city views. Spacious upgrade rooms are offered, adding features like safes and minibars.

Parking is possible nearby and conveniences include a 24-hour reception, laundry service, tour desk, concierge, airport shuttle service, function room and ironing equipment.

The simple on-site café specialising in Malaysian and international dishes serves a free breakfast. Eateries situated within five minutes’ walk include the night food market packed with street food stalls plus seafood, Japanese and fast food restaurants.

Found ten minutes’ walk from the historic Atkinson Clock Tower, Hotel D'Borneo is about one mile from Imago Shopping Mall. Tropical Tanjung Aru beach is 15 minutes’ drive away, as is Kota Kinabalu International Airport.


Lot 6, Block L, Sinsuran Complex, Jalan Sinsuran, 88000, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Telephone: +60(88)266999 | Fax: +60(88)269131 |

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Room service
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Popular location in downtown

The downtown position of this hotel found favour with visitors as it put them near the seafront plus numerous shopping, dining and entertainment options in the surrounding blocks. Furthermore, there were many shopping malls, places of worship and markets located within easy walking distance. Drivers said it was simple to reach unspoiled beaches plus local attractions, beauty spots and the airport.

Affordable rooms did the basics well

The rooms were reportedly nothing fancy but were more than suitably comfortable, spacious and clean for most reviewers’ needs. The pleasant city views on offer in various rooms won praise, as did features like the effective air-conditioning. Budget-minded travellers frequently said they got decent bang for their buck as the rooms were usually competitively priced for the heart of Kota Kinabalu.

Positive about customer service

Reviewers frequently said they dealt with obliging, friendly and energetic members of staff, who provided good customer service and were often multilingual.

Negative Reviews

No lift and no parking

The lack of a lift at this four-storey hotel came as a setback for some critics, especially those with limited mobility or heavy bags to carry to the upper floors. Meanwhile, motorists occasionally expressed disappointment at the lack of an on-site car park. Instead, drivers had to scour the surrounding blocks looking for alternative spaces.

Minor cleanliness and maintenance issues

Maintenance and cleanliness issues reared their heads in several rooms, according to certain critics. These include tired-looking décor, old TVs with a limited selection of channels, insufficiently cleaned carpets and lingering smoky smells.

Complimentary Wi-Fi concerns

The free Wi-Fi service left some guests frustrated. There were occasional claims that the network was prone to a patchy signal or underwhelming speeds in some corners of the building.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 33 reviews across the web
6.7 /10
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    7.6 /10
6.7 out of 10 based on 33 reviews