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Kota Kinabalu overview

Kota Kinabalu is known for its natural setting. You'll enjoy activities like swimming and boating. Visitors to Kota Kinabalu who are hunting for the perfect souvenir may want to head to 1 Borneo Hypermall to shop. Sabah State Mosque and Likas Stadium are other popular sights to see.

Where to stay in Kota Kinabalu

With a wide assortment of hotels to choose from, Kota Kinabalu is sure to have options to suit your style. There are 205 hotels in Kota Kinabalu and you can shop as many as 378 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 67%. We have room prices as low as 5 USD per night and here's a breakdown of hotels by star rating in Kota Kinabalu as well as in the surrounding area:
  • • 11 5-star hotels from 118 USD per night
  • • 28 4-star hotels from 42 USD per night
  • • 125 3-star hotels from 16 USD per night
  • • 37 2-star hotels from 6 USD per night

How to get to Kota Kinabalu

Fly into Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.), 4 mi (6.5 km) from the heart of Kota Kinabalu. Tanjung Aru Station is the closest train station, located 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from the city center.

What to see around Kota Kinabalu

Fun excursions can include a visit to:
  • • Likas Stadium
  • • Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal
  • • Sutera Harbour
The area is recognized for its natural setting, offering these places to visit:
  • • KK Esplanade
  • • Signal Hill Observatory Platform
  • • Kota Kinabalu Wetlands Centre
  • • Tanjung Aru Perdana Park
  • • Kiansom Waterfall
Popular places include:
  • • Sabah State Mosque
  • • 1 Borneo Hypermall

When to visit Kota Kinabalu

Wondering what time of year to travel or what should be on your packing list? Here are some average seasonal norms so you'll know what to expect for your trip:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 87°F day, 76°F night
  • • April-June: 89°F day, 76°F night
  • • July-September: 88°F day, 76°F night
  • • October-December: 87°F day, 76°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 0.47 inches
  • • April-June: 0.79 inches
  • • July-September: 1.14 inches
  • • October-December: 1.26 inches