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5.0 out of 5

"We stayed at the Tanjung Aru for 2 nights and found the resort outstanding. The staff were very helpful and friendly and the service was good. The foo ... " More

By a verified traveler on Fri 25 Apr 2008

Hotel Description

5-star beachfront resort near Sabah State Mosque

Beachside getaway

A stay at this Tanjung Aru resort places you within 3 miles (5 km) of Sabah State Mosque and 6 miles (10 km) of Imago Shopping Mall. Anjung Samudera and Gaya Street Sunday Market are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Poolside dining

This luxury resort features a full-service spa, a marina, and 3 restaurants. There's fun for all ages with a free kid's club and a children's pool, and barbecue grills are available on site. Enjoy the 3 outdoor tennis courts and perks like free self parking and a free shopping center shuttle.

Free WiFi, balconies

The 498 guestrooms feature free WiFi, LCD TVs with cable channels, and thoughtful touches like pillow menus and bathrobes. Balconies, 24-hour room service, and coffee/tea makers are also available.

Room, 1 King Bed, Mountain View (Kinabalu)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$184* Per night/room May 1 - May 2

Room, 2 Twin Beds, Sea View (Kinabalu)

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Tanjung Sea View, Room, 2 Twin Beds

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Horizon Club, Room, 1 King Bed, Sea View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Kinabalu Family Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Tanjung Sea View, Executive Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Guest reviews for Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

5 out of 5

Fantastic Sunset Ocean Views

We stayed at the Tanjung Aru for 2 nights and found the resort outstanding. The staff were very helpful and friendly and the service was good. The food at the resort was of very good quality too. The location is lovely and there are some restaurants and food markets about a 10 minute walk from the hotel along the beach. We stayed here and at the Magallean Sutera. They are both good resorts, I think the Tanjung is more suited to couples or singles just wanting to relax, whilst the Magallean was more of a family resort with lots of pools and activities.

Posted by on Apr 25, 2008

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5 out of 5

A great location

A great location with beautiful view over 5 islands and the South China Sea. Staff are incredible and very friendly, helpful and very warm heated. Restaurant variety is good and the Kid's Club takes my children to in-door and out-door activities. Really worth every penny. Facilities are all in tip-top shape with most of them totally renovated and well-maintained. Go there...not a doubt, worth the long flight.

Posted by on Aug 4, 2007

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5 out of 5

very good

I live in Tanjung Deluxe, they upgate my room to suit Deluxe. The room is very good, the view is garden+sea, but so difficult to watch the sea, not good in here. The service is very good. Breakfast is rich rich. Hotel dinner is so romatic and the price is ok, not expensive.^^ Can relax in the spa. so happy in this resort.Maybe would go again.

Posted by on Dec 15, 2006

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About the Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

Location No. 20, Jalan Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah 88100

Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from 18 March 2020 to 14 April 2020 (dates subject to change).

Property Features

Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa offers its guests a full-service spa, a marina, and outdoor tennis courts. There are 3 restaurants on site, along with a grocery/convenience store. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a business center and limo/town car service. Event space at this resort measures 7190 square feet (668 square meters) and includes conference space. An outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a fitness center are also featured at the luxury Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 5-star Kota Kinabalu resort.

  • 498 guestrooms or units
  • 2 buildings
  • 3 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 7190 sq ft of conference space
  • 668 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1983
  • Bar by the pool
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Game room or arcade
  • Library
  • Convenience store
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Waterslide
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 3
  • Children's club (free)
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.) (7.9 km / 4.9 mi)
  • Train station: Tanjung Aru Station (3.5 km / 2.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free shopping center shuttle; airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking; valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa offers 498 accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Rooms open to balconies. Beds feature down comforters. A pillow menu is available. LCD televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Private balcony
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Pillow options
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6 AM to 10:30 AM.

Cafe' TATU - Overlooking the pool and garden, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Borneo Lounge; Bar - Overlooking the pool, this lobby lounge serves light fare only. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Shang Palace - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in Chinese cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Coco-Joe's Bar; Grill - This poolside restaurant specializes in barbecue and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Sunset Bar - Overlooking the ocean, this bar serves light fare only. Happy hour is offered. Reservations are required. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include outdoor tennis courts, a waterslide, a sauna, and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Sailing on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking on site
  • Water skiing on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Parasailing on site

Spa Services

Guests can pamper themselves with a trip to the onsite spa, which has 8 treatment rooms. Services include hot stone massages, facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a spa tub.

The spa is open daily.

  • Hot stone massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Number of treatment rooms 8
  • Reflexology
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests who book breakfast-inclusive rate plans will receive breakfast for adults and up to 2 children age 5 and younger. Additional children under age 5 and children 6-11 years old will receive 50% off the adult buffet breakfast price.

Guests arriving after 11:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation.

  • Security system
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • UnionPay
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2

Fees

 

  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between MYR 90.00 and MYR 110.00 for adults, MYR 50.00 and MYR 60.00 for children (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: MYR 10 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort Spa
  • Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Kota Kinabalu
  • Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort
  • Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort Kota Kinabalu
  • Tanjung Aru
  • Shangri La Kota Kinabalu
  • Shangri Las Tanjung Aru Hotel
  • Shangri Las Tanjung Aru Resort
  • Shangri-La`s Tanjung Aru Hotel Kota Kinabalu
  • Shangri-La`s Tanjung Aru Resort And Spa
  • Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
  • Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Spa
  • Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa Resort
  • Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa Kota Kinabalu
  • Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa Resort Kota Kinabalu

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Promotions

Special Offer


Book a stay in any room category and and receive free buffet meals for children under the age of 6, and 50% off all buffet meals for children under the age of 12.


Food and beverage discount details provided at check-in. Limited to 2 children per room. Taxes and gratuities may not be included. Offer subject to availability. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

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