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Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre

No.1, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman Sabah , Kota Kinabalu, 88000

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EXPRESS Start™ Breakfast
The real breakfast of champions? The kind that's complimentary and waiting for you every morning. We've got our free Express Start Breakfast with Grab 'n' Go options to help kick start your day.
We’re big on the little things. Like Wi-Fi, coffee and tea, and all the in-room conveniences that make you feel right at home, even when you’re away.
Power up while you power down. Bedside outlets, a plush duvet, your pick of pillows, and a quiet place to settle in means you’ll get some solid shut-eye.

Explore Our Hotel

The pioneer IHG hotel in East Malaysia, Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre is the smart choice for travelers looking for comfortable and hassle-free stays in Sabah, Malaysia.

Located in the city centre of Kota Kinabalu, the hotel is a 13-minute drive from Kota Kinabalu International Airport, and within short walking distance of shopping malls, bustling markets, local attractions and activities.

Enjoy restful sleep with high-quality bedding and a choice of soft or firm pillows in the hotel’s 250 contemporary twin- or queen-bedded rooms. Families may also opt for rooms with sofa beds that accommodate up to three guests.

Amenities and facilities cover everything a traveller needs – Free Express Start Breakfast or a Grab & Go option, free and fast Wi-Fi, coffee- and tea-making facilities in every room, 24-hour gym, business centre, self-service launderette, 12-person meeting room, and beverages and light meals available at the Great Room.

Kota Kinabalu is renowned for lush rainforests, tropical beaches, and unbeatable adventure. Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre invites you to stay in comfort and convenience during your next visit.

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Guest Rooms
Guest Rooms
Modern and well-appointed rooms in Kota Kinabalu City Centre, featuring high-quality bedding and a choice of soft or firm pillows. All rooms offer free WiFi; 43-inch LCD TV; coffee- and tea-making facilities; safe; refrigerator; iron and ironing board; and an ergonomic work station.
Room Features


  • Black-out Shades
  • Pillow Menu
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • In-room Safe
  • Separate Hanging Closet
  • In-Room Heating and A/C Controls
  • Sofa Bed/Sleeper Couch

Bathroom/Personal Care

  • Private Bathroom
  • Bathroom Amenities Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Separate/Walk-in Shower

In-Room Features

  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Work Desk with Lamp
  • Desk-level Electrical Outlet
  • Premium Channels

Added Value

  • Connecting Rooms Available
  • Slippers
  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea Supplies
  • Complimentary Bottled Water
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Eat & Drink
Enjoy free Express Start Breakfast with a rotating selection of hot dishes, fresh fruit, pastries, cereals, coffee and tea, or opt for the Grab & Go option if you are in a hurry. Beverages and light meals are also available 24-hours at the Great Room.
  • Breakfast Buffet Included
  • Off-site Restaurant Delivery Available

Hotel Restaurants

The Great Room

The Great Room is open round the clock, offering free Express Start breakfast from 6.30am to 10.30am daily, and beverages, pastries, and international and local dishes throughout the day.

Location: At the Ground Floor

Serves: Breakfast

Hours of Operation: : 6:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Business Services

  • 1 Meeting Room(s) Available
  • On-Site Business Center
  • Printer
  • Copier
  • Scanner

Internet Access

  • Free High-Speed Internet in all Rooms
  • Wireless Internet service is free for all IHG® Rewards Club members
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Health & Fitness

24-hour fitness room is located on level 1 and equipped with treadmills, free weights, stationary bicycle and elliptical machines.

Hours of Operation: 12:01 AM to 12:00 AM

Fitness Center Type: LIMITED

Fitness Center Equipment:

  • Treadmill
  • Free Weights
  • Elliptical Machines
  • Stationary Bicycle

Housekeeping & Laundry

  • Daily Housekeeping
  • On-site Guest Self-Laundry Facilities

Added Value

  • Wake Up Calls
  • Ice Machine

Hotel Details

No.1, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman Sabah

Kota Kinabalu, 88000



Check In: 2:00 PM

Check Out: 12:00 PM

Check-in Age: 18

  • Parking + -

    • Complimentary Self Parking Available
    • Complimentary Self-parking is available for in-house guests. For non in-house guest, please call +60 88 206 888 for details.
  • Shuttle + -

  • Accessibility + -

      Accessible Hotel Areas

    • Public Entrance
    • Guest Rooms
    • Elevators
    • Public Restrooms

      Provided by Hotel

    • Ramp Access
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    • Smoke-Free Facility
    • Number of Floors: 11
    • Total Number of Rooms: 250
    • Number of Non-Smoking Rooms: 250
    • Number of Accessible Rooms: 2
    • Connecting Rooms Available

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  • Languages + -

    Languages Spoken by Staff

    • English
    • Malay
    • Chinese
  • Credit Cards + -

    • American Express
    • Visa
    • MasterCard
    • Diners Club
    • Carte Blanche
    • JCB
  • Be The Readiest® for your stay

    Our Highlights
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    IHG Clean Promise
    IHG Clean Promise
    IHG has a long-standing commitment to rigorous cleaning procedures at all its hotels worldwide. This is being extended with additional COVID-19 protocols and best practices in partnership with industry leading experts Cleveland Clinic, Ecolab and Diversey, as well as introducing the IHG Clean Promise.
    Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre provides the comforts and convenience that guests would expect of an IHG hotel, in the heart of Sabah. A great place to stay for travellers of all ages, the hotel is within walking distance to key attractions, shopping malls, famous local markets and eateries.
    Families may opt for interconnecting family rooms, or rooms with sofa beds which includes free breakfast and in-room amenities for up to three guests. This vibrant city also offers many options for adventurous and educational holidays - from island hopping and nature trails to visiting museums and cultural centres.
    For the first time, earn IHG Rewards Club points when you travel to East Malaysia! Points may be used to redeem free stays at more than 5,000 IHG Hotels worldwide, air miles, branded goods and electronic items.
    We are committed to the diverse travel needs of our guests. A seamless stay awaits - from friendly exchanges with our Mandarin-speaking colleagues, to thoughtful amenities such as coffee- and tea-making facilities, complimentary bedroom slippers, daily bottled water and Chinese TV channels in every room.
    Green Engage
    All of our hotels use the IHG Green Engage system, an innovative online environmental sustainability system that gives our hotels the means to measure and manage their impact on the environment. It’s our way of making sure we’re protecting our surroundings for our guests today, and tomorrow.

    FAQs for Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre

    • Complimentary parking is available at Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre for hotel guests.

    • Yes, when you book your stay at Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre direct with IHG, choose one of our flexible rates which include the flexibility to change or cancel your reservation at no charge. For full details, refer to our Travel Advisory details.

    • No, Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre does not have a pool.

    • Breakfast at Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre is available from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

    • Check-in at Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre is from 2:00 PM, and check-out time is 12:00 PM. Contact the hotel directly for options available for early check-in or late check-out.

    • Yes, the Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre offers free WiFi!

    • Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre has 1 restaurant. The Great Room.

    • Yes, there is an onsite fitness center at Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre.

    • Rates for accommodations at Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre vary by season. For your rate options, please input your dates.

    • The Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre has 250 guest rooms. Enter your dates to view available rooms for your stay.

    • No, pets are not allowed at Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre.