Hilton Kota Kinabalu, Luxury and Comfort for Two Nights

Few months ago, I spent a vacation in Kota Kinabalu alone and stayed for two nights in Hilton Hotel. It was my first time to visit the city and first time to experience this hotel brand, a perfect match I thought for my solo trip. Indeed, it was. Hilton Kota Kinabalu was the nicest thing about my vacation. One of the latest hotels in Kota Kinabalu, this 5-star property offered me nothing but luxury and comfort. I had a lavish accommodation that made my stay extraordinary. I had a wonderful time. Hilton Kota Kinabalu is one of the finest hotels I’ve ever experienced. Everything was perfect, from my own lovely suite to excellent facilities and to the friendly staff.

Main Lobby of Hilton Kota Kinabalu

It was already late evening when I reached Hilton Kota Kinabalu. Entering its premises instantly impressed me. It was stunning to see how huge the main lobby is. It has beautiful chandelier that looks like water droplets. The main lobby was very fancy. I couldn’t help but to snap some photos. Tired from my flight, I then approached the front desk and presented my passport to verify my room reservation. I was booked in a King One Bedroom Suite. The front desk staff told me that I could check in at the lounge instead. A staff member then ushered me to the executive level.

Hilton Kota Kinabalu Welcome Treats

Because it was already late night, the lounge area was already empty with only hotel staff around. One of the lounge staff welcomed me and delightedly assisted me with my check-in. I presented my passport and filled up the guest form. Afterwards, the staff handed to me the room keycard. I stayed in the lounge for a while. I had some snacks and drinks before I finally went to my room.

Room

King One-Bedroom Suite at Hilton Kota Kinabalu

Hilton Kota Kinabalu has 302 rooms and suites. Accommodations are categorized into Guest Rooms, Suites, Executive Rooms and Accessible Rooms. Please refer to this link to check the room rate and availability.

I stayed in a King One Bedroom Suite. It was a big room all to myself. It is air-conditioned with a separate living room, dining area and a bedroom. The private bedroom has one king-sized bed and walk-in closet. There’s also a sofa bed. The living room also looks inviting with a cozy sitting area and a work desk. The suite also boasts an elegant bathroom with rain shower and separate bathtub.

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The entire suite is cozy and luxurious. It has the great comforts and excellent amenities of a modern hotel. The King One Bedroom Suite is equipped with 48-inch interactive TV, media hub, laptop-sized safe, and minibar. It also features smart technology amenities like entry lighting, motion sensors lighting. The suite also has a 48-inch IPTV with digital guest service directory and room service menu. Very impressive!

Hilton Kota Kinabalu King One Bedroom Dining Area

After taking some photos, I was still in awe seeing that my room was this huge. I love the generous space. The entire suite is also well appointed. It looks lovely. It is perfect at all angles. The executive suite has all I needed to enjoy my vacation.

Facilities

Hilton Kota Kinabalu Rooftop Poolside Bar & Grill

Whether on a business trip or staying for vacation with family or friends, Hotel Kota Kinabalu has a lot of activities and amenities to enjoy. The hotel offers a range of facilities and guest services. Even solo vacationers will definitely have an enjoyable time here, just like what I had experienced for two nights.

Urban Kitchen and Rooftop Poolside Bar & Grill

Let’s start with dining options. The hotel features 4 dining places. These are Breakout Lounge, Rooftop Poolside Bar & Grill, Urban Kitchen and Zest Café. I was able to try two of the restaurants. Urban Kitchen is where I had my daily breakfast and Rooftop Poolside Bar & Grill is where I had my dinner together with Izza from marketing.

The Urban Kitchen offers globally inspired selection. It includes local specialties and western menus. The restaurant is open all day and night serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. In-house guests can enjoy complimentary breakfast at the Urban Kitchen. It was in buffet style with plenty of options. It consist of local, Asian and western favorites.

Urban Kitchen at Hilton Kota KinabaluBreakfast Selections at Urban Kitchen Hilton Kota KinabaluBreakfast Buffet at Urban Kitchen Hilton Kota KinabaluMy Breakfast at Urban Kitchen Hilton Kota Kinabalu

Rooftop Poolside Bar & Grill is located on the highest level of Hilton Kota Kinabalu. It offers imported grilled meats and array of fresh seafood, plus international wines. All meals are prepared with healthy accompaniments. A specialty of the restaurant, Izza tried the Steak while I had Spaghetti Aglio Olio with Seafood because I was craving for pasta. We finished our meals having Calamansi Cheesecake for dessert.

Steak at Hilton Kota Kinabalu Rooftop Poolside Bar & GrillSpaghetti Aglio Olio with Seafood at Hilton Kota Kinabalu Rooftop Poolside Bar & GrillCalamansi Cheesecake at Hilton Kota Kinabalu Rooftop Poolside Bar & Grill

Hilton Kota Kinabalu Executive Lounge

Part of the added benefits for staying at the Executive Suite, I was also given access to the private lounge of Hilton Kota Kinabalu. Here, guests can enjoy complimentary continental breakfast and refreshments throughout the day. I wasn’t able to try the breakfast here but I was able to experience Evening Cocktail Hour. It was on my last night before my flight back to Manila. I had an hour so I made the most out of it and enjoyed this exclusive amenity. There’s a selection of snacks and beverages. I had some biscuits, nuts, dumplings, noodles and desserts to name a few. I also tried a bottle of local beer. Well, I could have consumed more if I didn’t have to leave early.

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The Executive Lounge of Hilton Kota Kinabalu is by far the most elegant and largest I’ve seen. It’s a fantastic place with a well-designed interior. The lounge also has plenty of comfortable seats. If you’re staying here for a business trip, this is also a nice location to have meetings.

Other Facilities

For guest comfort and convenience, Hilton Kota Kinabalu also has wonderful recreational facilities such as fitness room, sauna, steam room and outdoor pool. Wi-Fi connection is also provided for free. Other amenities the hotel provides also include 24-hour security, event space, and business services, meeting rooms, car rentals, airport transfers, concierge, luggage storage and room service among others.

Hilton Kota Kinabalu Fitness RoomHilton Kota Kinabalu Rooftop Pool

It was an outstanding experience staying at Hilton Kota Kinabalu. It was my first in a Hilton Hotel and I was very impressed. The hotel provided me the best stay experience that I could ever had. I enjoyed my own spacious luxurious site and love how modern the amenities are. The entire hotel also looks elegant and charming. In two nights, Hilton Kota Kinabalu perfectly provided me a relaxing and prestigious hotel experience.


Hilton Kota Kinabalu

Hilton Kota Kinabalu is a modern place to relax with 302 rooms and suites. Each room has high-tech amenities and offers views of the city, harbor or mountain. The hotel is within the city center and 15 minutes away from the international airport. It also has restaurants, an outdoor pool and a gym.

Contact Information
Book through Agoda to get discounted room rates
Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman
Asia City, Kota Kinabalu
Sabah, Malaysia
Email: kotakinabalu.info@hilton.com
Phone: +60 88-356000
www3.hilton.com/en/hotel-locations/my/index.html

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