Shangri La Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu Borneo, Borneo (Sabah)
Just 10 minutes from Kota Kinabalu, and set beside its private bay and beach, the Shangri La Tanjung Aru is a great option for those wishing to see the cities sights as well as the natural beauty of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park.
An upmarket family paradise, the Tanjung Aru has a kids club, babysitting service and kid’s pool, not to mention the countless activities on offer from tennis courts, a pitch and putt golf course, water sports centre and transfers to Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park for a spot of snorkelling. The resort also boasts four restaurants for those that don’t fancy venturing into the city, including Café TATU, Coco-Joe’s Bar & Grill, Shang Palace and Peppino – voted one of the best restaurants in Malaysia.
The 492 rooms all enjoy private balconies with breath-taking views of either Mount Kinabalu or the South China Sea and are split between the Kinabalu wing and the Tanjung wing. With a contemporary Bornean design throughout, the hotel oozes relaxed luxury. For those that are keen on fitness, there is a jogging track and health club available for guests use, and afterwards, the award winning CHI Spa is there to help you unwind and get back to Borneo-time.
For stunning views of the South China Sea and Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park and coral islands, treat yourself with the Tanjung Wing Deluxe Sea View Suite, you will not be disappointed.
Luxury - Luxury hotels would have a superb level of service, very comfortable and usually spacious bedrooms, excellent food, great design and character. For us, when we visited, these places all had the 'wow factor'. A luxury hotel should satisfy the criteria of the most discerning clients.
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