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1 room, 2 adults

Mandarin Hotel

2-star2 stars
No 136 & 138, Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu (and vicinity), Sabah, 88000, Malaysia

Hotel with conference center, near Gaya Street Sunday Market
  • Free WiFi
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  • It was amazing as the staff and front desk were more than friendlyMay 31, 2020
  • We really enjoyed our stay here,the rooms were spotlessly clean and the staff were very…Feb 23, 2020

Mandarin Hotel

  • Standard Single Room (Includes Hotel To Airport Transfer)
  • Deluxe Queen Room (Includes Hotel To Airport Transfer)
  • Superior King Room (Includes Hotel To Airport Transfer)
  • Standard Superior Twin with Window (Includes Hotel To Airport Transfer)
  • Deluxe Queen Room - No Window (Includes Hotel To Airport Transfer)
  • Superior King Room - No Window (Includes Hotel To Airport Transfer)
  • Deluxe Single Room (Includes Hotel To Airport Transfer)
  • Family Room (Includes Hotel To Airport Transfer)
  • Junior Suite (Includes Hotel To Airport Transfer)
  • Standard Queen Room with Window (Includes Hotel To Airport Transfer)
  • Standard Superior King With Window (Includes Hotel To Airport Transfer)

What’s around Mandarin Hotel


  • In Downtown Kota Kinabalu
  • Imago Shopping Mall - 26 min walk
  • Gaya Street Sunday Market - 2 min walk
  • Suria Sabah Shopping Mall - 8 min walk
  • Centre Point - 10 min walk
  • Kota Kinabalu Central Market - 11 min walk
  • Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal - 11 min walk
  • Sutera Harbour - 40 min walk

Getting around

  • Kota Kinabalu Intl. Airport (BKI) - 15 min drive
  • Tanjung Aru Station - 9 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 81 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 7 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No onsite parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Working away
  • Conference center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Malay

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping

Mandarin Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Mandarin Hotel Kota Kinabalu
  • Mandarin Kota Kinabalu
  • Mandarin Hotel Hotel
  • Mandarin Hotel Kota Kinabalu
  • Mandarin Hotel Hotel Kota Kinabalu


This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property beginning July 1, 2021. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Mandarin Hotel

  • Does Mandarin Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Mandarin Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Mandarin Hotel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Mandarin Hotel?
    Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Mandarin Hotel.
  • Are pets allowed at Mandarin Hotel?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Mandarin Hotel?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Mandarin Hotel?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Peppermint (3-min walk), Keng Wan Hing (3-min walk), and Yu Kee Bak Kut Teh (4-min walk).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 73 reviews

Very good 8.0
A bit disappointed this time
Location - Excellent Staff - friendly Cons - room a bit dusty and no hot water shower for room 9416.
WAI LIN, us1 night trip
Good 6.0
Location is good but too noisy even we closed the windows, and someone ate durian in the hotel.
sg4 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Service ok
my1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
The hotel is very close to the city center (Jetty, waterfront, night market, good restaurants). The staffs were very nice and happy to switch rooms for us upon request. Room view was not very nice, though, but admittedly it is hard to find a good view with how buildings in KK are placed.
Jake, us4 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Soundproofing between rooms is very poor. Other than that, the room is clean and comfortable. The location of the hotel is awesome. The staff are very friendly and attentive.
my2 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Good location
my1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect KK base!
The Mandarin was the perfect location, the staff were all lovely - so friendly and helpful. I had the pleasure of meeting the manager who gave me some great advice, I booked for 2 nights and stayed for 3! If you need a comfortable base in KK because you’re out exploring then this is perfect. Small, compact but perfect for me a solo traveler wanting to spend my days exploring. My bed was very comfortable and the shower was lovely!
K, gb2 night trip
Very good 8.0
The location is good- walking distance to markets, waterfront, ferry etc. Staff is very nice. The rooms are a little small and feels cramped and the window is small, but the bathroom is very modern and excellent.
Megan, us1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Great place to stay.
Great place to stay if you're here for Borneo Marathon. Shuttle bus pickup point is a walking distance away. Additional bonus, free transport from Hotel to Airport on checkout day. Lots of activities around the hotel area, walking distance to Gaya Street.
sg1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Easter 2019 stay
It was good. Location next to alot of great food and mall. Except late night karaoke and friday pasa malam and Sunday mkts either keeps us awake or wakes us too early.
Eddie, sg5 night trip with friends

Mandarin Hotel