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5 spacious homestays in Kota Kinabalu that are perfect for family or group holidays

Sabah is renowned all around the world for its natural marvels, from its vibrant coral reefs that are a diver’s dream to its dense rainforests filled with Malaysia’s rarest flora and fauna. But if you prefer the creature comforts of a city, then Kota Kinabalu, the state’s capital, is a chilled-out coastal hub that’s definitely worthy of exploration.

In fact, there’s no better place than KK (as the city is affectionately known) for those who want to take it nice and easy. If you’re someone who loves to travel with company or prefers to stay someplace with a homey feel, then check in to the city’s top homestays:

1. The Nest @ Marina Court Resort Condominium

The Nest @ Marina Court Condominium

Marina Court Resort Condominium is popular for visitors as it’s located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu’s city center and is close to most tourist hotspots, such as the KK Waterfront and the Filipino Handicraft Market.

The Nest @ Marina Court Condominium

If you’ve got a big group to accommodate, then The Nest is just the place for you – this three-bedroom homestay can occupy up to 15 people and was recently given a facelift to update its interior.

The Nest @ Marina Court Condominium

It comes equipped with a small kitchen, refrigerator, washing machine and cable TV.

 

Rates start from: RM650 / night

 

Book your stay at The Nest @ Marina Court Resort Condominium

 

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2. Jack’s CondoApartment @ Marina Court Condominium

Jack's CondoApartment @ Marina Court Condominium

For slightly smaller groups, another option at Marina Court Condominium is Jack’s CondoApartment. There are various apartments available, which can sleep from four to eight people.

Jack's CondoApartment @ Marina Court Condominium

As it’s near the waterfront, there are plenty of places to shop or eat, whether it’s along the scenic boardwalk or in any of the shopping malls within walking distance, like Oceanus Waterfront Mall or Centre Point Sabah.  

Jack's CondoApartment @ Marina Court Condominium

If you’ve got young kids in tow, they’ll love Marina Court’s outdoor playground and swimming pool. You can also bring them to Ocean Play, an indoor children’s playground located in Oceanus Waterfront Mall.

 

Rates start from: RM288 / night

 

Book your stay at Jack’s CondoApartment @ Marina Court Condominium

 

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3. Orion Residence @ Tanjung Aru

Orion Residences @ Tanjung Aru

Wishing for a beachside holiday that’s still near the city? Just 10 minutes away from Kota Kinabalu’s city center is Orion Residence in Tanjung Aru, which is near Kota Kinabalu International Airport.

Orion Residences @ Tanjung Aru

Its luxury apartment suite can sleep up to 5 guests, and comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, including refrigerator and microwave. Its dining area and living room are also tastefully decorated in a modern design.

Orion Residences @ Tanjung Aru

Tanjung Aru Beach is only a 15-minute walk or a 6-minute drive away, where you can catch the stunning sunset, snack on yummy street food served up by food stalls that are open ‘til late, or feast on the freshest seafood around at Tanjung Aru Seafood Restaurant.

 

Rates start from: RM650 / night

 

Book your stay at Orion Residence @ Tanjung Aru

 

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4. Sunset & Seaview Vacation Condos City Centre @ IMAGO Shopping Mall

Sunset & Seaview Vacation Condos

Have one of Kota Kinabalu’s biggest shopping malls right at your doorstep by staying at the conveniently-located Sunset & Seaview Vacation Condos, which is attached to IMAGO Shopping Mall.

Sunset & Seaview Vacation Condos

For couples, there’s the cozy studio suite, which comes with a kitchenette, while the 3-bedroom Family Suite can accommodate up to 10 people.

Sunset & Seaview Vacation Condos

Less than 10 minutes away by car is the Sabah Museum, which is a can’t-miss attraction for first-timers or those who want to learn more about the state’s culture and history. Included in the museum complex is the Science and Technology Centre, the Heritage Village, Ethno-Botanical Garden and the Sabah Islamic Civilization Museum.

 

Rates start from: RM262 / night

 

Book your stay at Sunset & Seaview Vacation Condos City Centre @ IMAGO Shopping Mall

 

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5. MTS @ Sky Karamunsing

MTS Sky Karamunsing

This lovely homestay near the river gives you a great view of the city from the rooftop pool deck. Its apartment suites, which include cable TV and a kitchenette, can accommodate up to five people.

MTS Sky Karamunsing

As for nearby attractions, the popular Gaya Street Sunday Market is a must-visit, where you can take your time wandering around stalls selling everything you could want, from fresh fruits and vegetables to souvenirs.

MTS Sky Karamunsing

For a bird’s eye view of the city, head up to the Signal Hill Observatory Platform, which is iconically shaped like a UFO.

 

Rates start from: RM243 / night

 

Book your stay at MTS @ Sky Karamunsing

 


Come to Kota Kinabalu to experience its easy-going pace for yourself and discover its underrated sights. Book your flights and stay on Traveloka today!

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