During our recent Kota Kinabalu trip via AirAsia, we were lucky to experience a wonderful stay at the Horizon Hotel in KK. The Horizon Hotel in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia is a popular hotel primarily for its excellent location. Close by are the Gaya Street Night Market, Philippine Market as well as the Centerpoint Sabah and Warisan Square.

Comfortable Bed
Comfortable Bed

From the hotel, you can easily get to Asia City as well as the Gaya Sunday Market. You can’t do better when it comes to location in Kota Kinabalu. The waterfront is just five minutes by foot. But the hotel itself isn’t necessarily anything to get excited about. It’s a reasonable, decent hotel with nice sized rooms and decent food.


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Euro Asia Deluxe King Room
Euro Asia Deluxe King Room

Room Amenities

The rooms are spacious with all the amenities you expect. A huge flatscreen TV with many international channels will keep you entertained if you want to hang out and relax in your room. Plus the bed was comfortable and the bathtub was luxurious.

Huge Bathroom
Huge Bathroom

There are total of 180 rooms with city & sea view featuring marble bathrooms counter tops, timber flooring and Super King-Size beds in Suite Rooms with plush duvet. Each room has elegant decor and modern artworks with a writing desk and coffee & tea making facilities.

Gym @ Horizon Hotel
Gym @ Horizon Hotel

Wifi, as my regular readers will know, is a major plus for me. At the Horizon, the wifi in the rooms is pretty good and kept me connected the entire stay. Can’t complain about that!

Horizon Hotel in Sabah
Horizon Hotel in Sabah

I stayed in a room facing Gaya Island and I enjoyed the fantastic sea view and the spectacular sunset by just looking at the glass window, so ask for one of those if you want to watch gorgeous sunsets every night.

Horizon Hotel Swimming Pool
Horizon Hotel Swimming Pool

Staff and Customer Service

The staff at any hotel can change the experience significantly. Fortunately, at the Horizon the staff are friendly and obliging. One of the hotel officers is Filipino and he made sure we are well assisted. Professional but smiling, the staff were all available and obviously wanted my stay to be a good one. They seem to treat guests with kindness and efficiency and that makes all the difference.

Working Desk
Working Desk

Spacious and Clean Room
Spacious and Clean Room

Amenities and Facilities

The pool has incredible views of Kota Kinabalu, which is a pretty fun thing. The gym is well equipped and clean. And you can go to the 5th floor spa for massages and other treatments if you want to pamper yourself without having to leave the building.

Pastria Cafe @ Horizon Hotel
Pastria Cafe @ Horizon Hotel

Breakfast

The food at the Horizon Hotel is good quality and delicious. The breakfast buffet offers a great range of options and every day I had something nice to eat.

All-in-all, the Horizon Hotel Kota Kinabalu offers the things you want from a hotel in the city. Great wifi, an in-house spa, gym, and pool, nice food, and the ideal location. For people who want to see what Kota Kinabalu has to offer, this is the place to stay. You’ll be welcomed into the heart of the city.

Horizon Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Jalan Pantai,
Locked Bag 2084,
88999 Kota Kinabalu,
Sabah, Malaysia.
Tel: +6 088 518 000
Fax: +6 088 518 111
Email: info@horizonhotelsabah.com
Reservations Department
Email: rsvn@horizonhotelsabah.com
Extension: 2307/2308

This trip was made possible by AirAsia Zest – The Right Way to fly and Sabah Tourism Board – Visit Malaysia 2014. AirAsia Zest now flies to Kota Kinabalu from NAIA Terminal 4 in Manila and Cebu Mactan International Airport. Visit www.airasia.com for flight schedules, promos and online flight reservation. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

*some of the photos are property of Horizon Hotel (used with permission)

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