Likas Square Business Suites

No 1 Lorong Likas Sq, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 88400, Malaysia

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Good For Families
  • Families55
  • Couples0
  • Solo0
  • Business25
  • Very poor value for money - chose elsewhere


    This is certainly the worst hotel experience I have had in all my world wide travels

    I have written my experience at

    This is what happened and I hope to save fellow VTrs both money and disappointment - we were there for six days - on a prepaid basis - so we just spent as little time at the hotel as possible

    Chose another hotel ...

    Unique Quality: Poorest value for money

    Directions: no good shopping nearby - hotel shuttle available on limited timetable - you need a car when staying here

    Little Italy - great food = empty plates

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Forum Posts

lodging near kinabalu park HQ

by whoooosh

we're going to climb mt kinabalu in august, and we don't want to wake up at an unearthly hour on the day of the climb so we'd like to stay near the park HQ. the lodging inside the park seems horrendously expensive so we'd like to stay outside. any recommendations?

i found one, d'villa rina ria lodge, that is pretty reasonable but they require a bank transfer for payment.. has anyone stayed at this place before? what's the procedure like?

Re: lodging near kinabalu park HQ

by teevee

Hi you will love the scenery on the way up to Mt Kinabalu just from HQ to the base is beautiful. The accomdation rates in the park have high jumped alot mainly because of the demand. I remember there were guesthouses just about a stone's throw away outside the park HQ but if you want to climb the mountain, if i am not wrong, you have to stay one night at the base and take the usual route up (a few hours up at an unearthly hour starting at about 3-4am). If you are very fit and adventurous, there are one or two other routes that take longer and more challenging.

So,from the base of the moutnain, one must stay at the base and the most famous accomodation is Laban Rata where there is heating, indoor washroom etc. You could look at other VTers experience and find the other routes and where they stayed likely it is cheaper because they are tougher routes and less demand. I did stay about 200m away from Laban Rata and attempted the mountain from there. LR was full so i did not have a choice. This was like a hut that fits about 6 people on bunk beds without any heating and the 'washroom' is like a shack. So it was freeeezing tho you might handle the cold better. Taking a pee required speed.Zip out and dash back in. You will survive as you will hardly get to sleep because it is cold and that you have to wake up at 3pm but you will survive 1 day without sleep. It was still worth it. Hire a porter and buy a walking stick if you dont have one. Unless you are travelling super light, you will soon appreciate why these two items are a necessity.

But if you don't want to attempt to summit, then stay outside and allocate 8hours to hike from the HQ and enjoy the scenery halfway and come back-as a day trip.

good luck and have a good time!

Travel Tips for Kota Kinabalu

dry season

by greenmonster

According to the Sabah brochure I got at the airport, the dry season runs from November through March. I think this means there are less mosquitoes during these months also. I have gone there in April and May before, and it rained around 3pm-6pm everyday. snorkling off Sapi Island

A generalised list

by syetan

One with a waterproof cover (or at least able to keep out some water) would be good if you're moving around....and please, bring locks!! Bags are fairly cheap in KK though quality varies so you might end up buying a good bag in KK. Travel light as what you wear outdoors can easily be worn indoors-clubs don't really have dress codes per se, especially for tourists-I'd definitely recommend sneakers and sandals, and you can buy cheap slippers which you can use in the wet bathrooms if you're staying at a backpackers. A raincoat is a good idea, and women here like to use unbrellas with silver lining on the inside to keep the sun out-again, cheap to buy in KK. No need for black shoes, or ties and suits-dress down. Oh, a full brimmed hat (aussie style) will raise a few eyebrows but is a bloody good idea.

I suppose women might wonder about dressing 'modestly,' as I've seen in some forum questions-really I wouldn't worry one little bit-MTV has us all dressing like J-Lo or P-Diddy (or whatever they are called these days...). I suppose mosquito repellant wouldn't hurt if you're going out of town, or backpacking. Sunblock won't be the easiest thing to find in KK but both are available at Tong Hing Supermarket in the city (2nd floor next to the wine colection). Medicines are easily available so I won't bother. if you're off the beaten track I suppose toilet paper might be necessary but I've also known people who brought toilet seat covers-mind you off the beaten tracks, the toilets haven't got seats...bring 20 cent pieces with you for entry into most toilets.

For the guys, i've never found it too easy to get a wide variety of shaving blades, so if you think yours isn't generic enough, take enough stock. Not expensive to buy in KK, but why spend time looking for a camera when you should be snapping away? Film is cheap as easy to find-digital reproduction kiosks are still a rarity though. Very unpopular Malaysian pastime but becoming more common so camping so gear won't be easy to find-BYO!! Hotels will have those beach umbrellas though. Most camping gear is imported so it won't be necessarily any cheaper in KK, and could even be a bit more expensive than overseas.

Watching soccer

by syetan

Watch Sabah play in the Malaysian league. Years ago it was very popular but years of match fixing, incompetent management and live coverage of the English Premier League has destroyed attendances. As a young boy I'd sometimes go 6 hours before a big match to get a seat but now you can rock up as you like because 200 people in a stadium seating 30000 tend to be able to choose their own seat!!! The atmosphere is rubbish these days and how I miss the good old days, but I live in hope. Matches kick-off anytime between 8.00 - 8.45pm so check out starting times.

City Mosque

by yipsufen

KK City Mosque which is situated at Likas Bay near the sea has similar features ot the Nabawi Mosque in Medina. It is the biggest mosque in KK and can accommodate 9,000 to 12,000 people.

Visitors are allowed only in the mosque compound while entry into the building is prohibited.

Souvenir Shopping at Nabalu

by RINNAZ about Nabalu Souvenir Shops

On the way back to Kota Kinabalu from Ranau, you may stop at Nabalu town to purchase some souvenirs made of bamboo, ratan etc. Some is a bit expensive compared to the Filipino market, but it depends on your bargaining skills too. Local crafts made of beads, bamboo, ratan. They also sell bags, t-shirts, key chains and many more. Depend on what you buy and how you bargain.


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Address: No 1 Lorong Likas Sq, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 88400, Malaysia