Stay-In Lodge

1st,2nd,3rd and 4th Floor, Lot 121, Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 88000, Malaysia
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by lindachern

My hubby, myself and 2 kids 7 & 10 years old will be in KK for 4 nites. Which is a better place to stay Pacific Sutera or Shangrila Rasa ria?

Re: accomodation

by Odinnthor

It is difficult to go wrong at either property. Perhaps the Shangri La is a slightly better luxury property, and they are by the Pantai Dalit Beach, as where the Sutera is on the boat harbor. Either one is fine. The Sutera is slightly more centralized, but really not by much.

I would pick the Shangri La, as I am already familiar with it, but I have reviewed and walked through the Sutera, and liked it very much, including the location. (I am/was a five star tour director, so I usually had standing invitations from high end properties to inspect them for possible future business.)

This is a either/or question. Both are superb. Enjoy KK.....d:o)

Re: accomodation

by Odinnthor

.....I should probably add that the Shangri La is likely better for the kids, as they have vast acerage for them to explore, and they would likely be happier by the beach. I however have no experience in entertaining kids at a resort like those two, so I am guessing on this one. Good luck.....d:o)

Re: accomodation

by christabal

Both are high end Hotels so your stay will very much depend on what you plan to do.

Shangrila Rasa Ria is about an hour from the city center and more resort styled whereas the Pacific Sutera is by the city centre.

For 4 nights, have the best of both worlds and split your stay.

Have a pleasant stay in Malaysia. Selamat Datang (welcome).

Re: accomodation

by Sabah.Girl


i totally agree with splitting your your holiday, 2 nights in Rasa Ria + 2 nights in Pacific. If you are staying in Rasa Ria, you will be spending pratically most of your time at the resort. Whereas during your stay in Pacific, you could visit the City Centre easily. Just a merely 5mins by taxi, RM10 per way!

Enjoy Sabah!

Re: accomodation

by ic1980

I would recommend Rasa Ria if you're looking for a laid back holiday with your family. There are various activities for kids and adults alike on that beach.

Otherwise, if you plan to explore Kota Kinabalu in any of your days, then Sutera would be a better choice. Note though that Sutera is a harbour front, ie. it doesn't really have a 'nice' beach.

Travel Tips for Kota Kinabalu

Eating out

by ntm2322

Whenever you visit Kota Kinabalu or elsewhere in the world, at the time you want to satisfy your tummy don't go to those American or western franchises or simply stay confined to the restaurant of your hotel. Go out, be brave and eat what local people eat. Go to local restaurants by yourself. I really miss the rotis I used to eat at breakfast with the delicious milk coffee they serve (all my friends know that at home I never drink coffee).

What to take

by stevemt

Cotton shorts - NOT denim. Denim will absorb water when you sweat (as you surely will here) and will not dry easily. While wet, it rubs and chafes - not a pleasant feeling in a hot humid climate.

A hat

An Umbrella (folding) Sunscreen

Insect repellant (with deet) if you are going to be going inland is a good idea Bring your own snorkling gear if you have it, the rental ones are not good

climb the highest mountain in malaysia..

by eelaine

although i still haven't done this, it is definitely a must if you go to sabah.. :P just make sure you have some training before attempting it.. but as far as i know, it's not really difficult.. :) will let you know once i've done it..

Likas Bay

by yipsufen

Likas is a bay dotted with casuarina trees. Sometime you can see fishing boats & people fishing & picnic leisurely from the roadside. This is the nearest beach from KK town. A good place to unwind or just to relax freely.

Souvenirs of the Orang Utan

by yipsufen

Sabah or Malaysian Borneo is the sanctuary for Orang Utans. Of course here you can find a variety of souvenirs on Orang Utan. Some of the popular shops are Borneo Craft, Borneo Treasures, Kadaiku, Sabah Handicraft Centre, The Borneo Trading Post, etc. Be sure to pick up one of their signature, endangered species -- Orang Utan.


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