Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
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KK was all about introductions and getting to know others on the programme. It was pretty intensive. We didn't get much time to explore KK although we did manage to find cream teas, sushi, sunsets, pizza and a wicked bookshop. So I guess we didn't do too badly! Luckily we didn't have luggage space for books and so the bookshop will be the place to …
Simonandalison stayed here on Apr 14, 2011 during their trip titled: Simonandalison's Great Adventure.
Day 28 of Andy and Suez's Great Adventure
Kurt has advised that breakfast would be at 6.30am with us leaving at 7am for the mainland. Therefore, this meant another early rise for us. Breakfast was quite non-descript; I just had some toast but Andy had some scrambled eggs, which he said were tasty but peanutty.
We were then on the …
The climb down Mount Kinabalu was tough, and we were more than relieved to be back in the city in a comfortable Hyatt bed. When you live in densely populated cities, especially in Asia, small luxuries like a bathtub you can stretch out in are divine. I could have stayed in that room for 2 days and been happy as a lark.
The city of Kota …
Day 26 of Suez and Andy's Great Adventure
Andy had a dodgy tummy during the night. He blames the burritos but I think it's the malarone (malaria tablets). Honestly, we're just getting over our dodgy bellies from India and then this is chucked at us!
After we wake up, we get our **** packed up again for our flight to Kota Kinabalu …
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The location was great. Most things were well looked after but service could be improved.
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We stayed at the hyatt regency for 4 nights. The hotel location was fantastic, about 1/2 a block from the beach markets, and close to lots of good eating places. The place directly accross the road was really cheap (food and alcohol) but basic (pizza, burgers, noodles etc). There is a large shopping centre quite literally on the doorstep (turn left at the bottom of the stairs and walk about 15 metres to the entrance) which is a good intro to the shopping.
We stayed 5 nights, great service. Pool area is a bit exposed and basic, but location was great right in the centre of town. Plenty of bars and eating places around so not forced to eat at hotel. Would stay again.
Loved the hyatt kk
what a excelent city hotel,great teppanyaki ,and high quality rooms
The Hyatt is tired and down at the heals. What may, at one time, have been the best hotel in the city is now merely a shadow of its former self. A brand spanking new 5* Le Meridien has just opened down the street and is in the same price range. Which hotel would you choose?
Better choices available
Stayed with the wife on this, our second holiday to Sabah. Disappointing for a Hyatt Hotel. Room decor is worn and tattered. Hallway carpets in need of refitting. Pool was slightly depressing. Noise from street easily heard.
Associated restaurants are good. Most newly attached.
Would rather have returned to stay at Jesselton Hotel despite higher cost.
Great central location. We requested a sea view room however one was not available at time of check in. Staff did however offer to move us a couple of days later. The room was huge! And well looked after. We had room service and were very pleased with the food. The breakfast buffet was lovely. We were not as pleased with the evening buffet. The hotel try to cater to lots of different tastes however all of the foods are scattered over a large area and are not well labelled so you can have no idea what you are eating. Would be much better if all of the starters were grouped together and all the mains together etc... The hotel bakery is lovely! We were over looking the city centre and the view was good. The airconditioning was great. Check out took too long for a 4* hotel! Nearly 1/2 hour! We were also billed for minibar which we didn't use but the reception staff did not argue this. Overall, the location was great and the hotel provided great value for money. We would definitely use the hotel next time we travel to KK.
Enjoyed the Hyatt
We stayed six nights at the Hyatt while in Sabah with a seaview room. We found the staff and the service to be of a very high standard, the food was great, the only problem was the restaurants were always freezing! Any request we had was seen to promptly and nothing was a problem for the staff.
We stayed on two separate nights, at the start and end of our journey around Sabah. Both times they did not have the type of room I had booked. On the second visit the room was not ready, even though we checked in at 7pm! The decor is tired and a bit shabby, especially in the bedrooms. Sea views are essential, as the other views are grim. The location is disappointing. We wanted to be city centre for easy access, but most areas we wanted were at the airport side of town. The new le Meridien looks to be better located. Breakfast was nice, and the Japanese restaurant is good - and good value - despite the freezing aircon. Take a jacket!
4 star, very central
Visted the Hyatt in October 04. The Hyatt was pretty much what I expected. It is 4 star, slightly tired with some of the decor but otherwise everything you could need for business in Kota Kinabalu. The staff were helpful whenever needed and the restaurant appeared nice however I did not dine there.
Location could not be faulted as it is right in the centre of Kota Kinabalu township.