Sutera Harbour Resort (The Pacific Sutera & The Magellan Sutera)
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sutera Harbour Resort (The Pacific Sutera & The Magellan Sutera) Kota Kinabalu
We were booked to stay 7 nights but could only manage 2. My family of 4 found the hotel to be too big and the people very unfriendly. This was our first time to Malaysia so maybe we werent prepared for their way of life but we could not relax around the place. The drinks are very expensive in the hotel. The room service is very slow. Their fridges do not keep the drinks cold. You will have to get used to the toilets!!!! The breakfast is ample but most of the hot stuff is cold and do not drink their water. The airconditioner is our room wasnt working properly and they could not fix it so bad luck. The beds are hard and dont try and ask for another pillow or blanket because they dont understand you. If you are thinking about staying here maybe try somewhere else or just visit another country.
As I work in travel I was offered an educational trip to Malaysia.
Highly Recommend Pacific Sutera and Magellan Sutera
If you are looking for luxury accommodations at an exceptional value, this hotel is where it's at.
I was surprised that during our weeklong stay, we did not encounter any other Americans. The perception is that it is too far and it is not marketed to Americans.
The food was outstanding. If you stay, opt for a package that includes their all you can eat breakfast buffet, it is incredible.
Also, consider a sea view room as the views are magnificent.
Kota Kinabalu is a long way from the US, but Malaysia Airlines coach class puts most American carriers business and first class to shame, and the value for your US dollar here is oustanding. I will be returning here again.
We arrived at Magellan hotel for 4 night and our first impressions were what a big hotel.
Luxury and wellness in focus
We stayed at the Pacific Wing and had a room with a great view over the golf course.
The resort has lots to offer - both wellness and sports wise. There is a range of restaurants and the quality is absolutely good.
There are tennis courts, squash courts, a gym and not to mention the 27 hole golf course. The marina also has a range of water activities at quite reasonable prices.
Service was excellent and the staff was also very helpful with arranging day trips to other parts of Sabah.
Nice pool but small beach - didn't matter much cause there was never anyone except us and four to eight other people on it.
Great hotel, great resort, but somewhat disappointing city - the city centre of KK had nothing to offer.
Outstanding Service at the Magellan Sutera!!!
I spent 3 nights at this hotel with my girl friend. Got upgraded into a Magellan suite instead of a Magellan club sea view. We had the most wonderful time, outstanding service, extremelly professional and well trained staff. Hotel facillities of highest quality. In my book, this is the best hotel I have been in 25 years of worldwide travel. I can not wait to go back in Xmas 2005.
Stayed at both the Pacific and Magellan hotels. Initially booked into the Magellan, but on arrival was greeted by the manager and escorted to a separate meeting area. Not a good sign !!! The manager informed me that the Magellan was fully booked and that if it was not too much convenience would put me up at the Pacific for 1 night and then transfer me to the Magellan for the rest of my stay. For this inconvenience, my family was given a free buffet lunch and dinner on the first day, and on return to the Magellan, we were upgraded to an Executive Suite. The manager also organised for a free Mercedes limousine to transfer me back to the airport after the stay.
Very Nice hotel but don't expect a beach
We stayed at this property in mid 2004. Of the 8 hotels we stayed in it was the highlight of the trip.
Located just outside the township it had everything anyone could ask for. For the golfers there is a huge day/night course while swimmers will have to be satified with the pools as the beach is not much bigger than a tennis court.
The food we ate while there was fantastic, the beds were very comfortable and the free shuttle bus to town each hour made it easy to get around.
With the Ringit being so weak it makes sense to treat yourself and stay in the Mangellan Wing (5 star) rather than the Sutera Wing (4 star).
Stayed at the Sutera (magellan) in March of 2004. Superb Hotel, facilities and the staff could not be more friendly and helpful. We recommend you also take the island trips to Manukan, snorkeling fantastic and make the effort to go up the mountain. Can't wait to go back