Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia -

Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa (Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia)

Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa (Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia)

About Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa offers five star facilities and is situated in Borneo. It is a short drive away from the Kota Kinabalu International Airport. Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa offers five star facilities and is situated in Borneo. It is a short drive away from the Kota Kinabalu International Airport. The rooms at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa are contemporary. The balconies with outdoor seating provide fascinating views of both the sea and the mountains. The rooms are equipped with LCD televisions and minibar. Bathrooms are private and highly luxurious and include a spa bath, shower, slippers, bathrobes and hair dryer. Wi-Fi is freely accessible. The resort has private access to a sandy beach. There are two outdoor pools in lush garden surroundings. The spa provides several treatments and also has a yoga pavilion on a deck facing the sea. Several water activities are featured and additional facilities are tennis court, golf course and fitness centre. Parking is free at the hotel. The hotel has an award winning restaurant. The bar offers refreshments and live entertainment. The resort is popular for its lovely tropical surroundings and landscape.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym


Rating overview

trivago Rating Index based on 2108  reviews from:
  • Agoda(9.2/10),
  • Location
    Excellent  8.9 / 10
  • Rooms
    Excellent  8.8 / 10
  • Service
    Excellent  8.9 / 10

Positive Reviews


Lovely surroundings.

The Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa is a beach facing resort in Malaysia’s Borneo. It is in a beautiful place with tropical surroundings and views of the sea and mountains. The resort is close to tourist attractions like Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre and Petagas War Memorial. It is 30 minutes from Poring Hot Springs. The Kota Kinabalu International airport and downtown is a ten minute drive from the resort.


Luxurious rooms.

The rooms at the resort are luxurious and modern. Every room has a balcony with a sit out and guests can spend leisurely hours watching the captivating views of the sea and mountains. Other amenities include LCD television with satellite connection, coffee and tea maker, minibar and air conditioning. The bathrooms are en suite or private and plush. They are equipped with spa bath, shower cubicles, bathrobes, slippers and hair dryer. Wi-Fi can be freely accessed in the rooms.


Several activities for entertainment.

Being by the sea, the resort has access to several water sports. It has a club which offers guests jet skiing, wind surfing, diving and wake boarding activities. Additionally there is a large water play area complete with water slides and pool for children and toddlers. The resort has other activities which includes a tennis court, fitness centre and a nine-hole golf course. The restaurant of the resort is an award winning one and serves Italian fare. There is another restaurant which is popular for its dim sums. The bar serves light refreshment which is accompanied by live entertainment. Parking is a free facility at the resort. A shuttle facility to the airport is provided.

Negative Reviews


Crowded resort and late service.

The resort is very crowded and procedures like Checking-in are rather chaotic despite a long wait.


Breakfast a disappointment.

The facilities in the breakfast room are far from adequate and food choice is poor.


Visibly expensive place.

The resort charges for facilities are unreasonably high including their airport shuttle which charges more than the local cabs.

All amenities

Wellness / Spa
  1. Beauty salon
  2. Massage
  3. Sauna
Hotel facilities
  1. Business centre
  2. Café
  3. Arcade/Video games
  4. Entrance Hall/lobby
For children
  1. Childcare
  2. Playground
  3. Kids' club
  4. Organised activities for kids
  1. Wheelchair accessible
  2. Accessible hotel
  3. Accessible bathroom
  4. Accessible parking
Room facilities
  1. Balcony (upon inquiry)
  2. Ironing board
  3. Openable windows
  4. Television
Sports facilities
  1. Boat rental
  2. Fitness
  3. Minigolf
  4. Tennis court
Theme / Type
  1. Convention hotel
Food and beverage
  1. Diabetic food

Cleanliness policies

  • New safety protocols
  • Safe distance
  • Doctor on site

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