Borneo Beach Villas

SD28 SD113 Palm Beach Villa KinarutKota Kinabalu89600Malaysia
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About Borneo Beach Villas

With a four-mile beach of white sand and landscaped grounds dotted with palm trees, Borneo Beach Villas offers self-catering serviced holiday apartments on the tropical paradise island of Borneo. Found in suburban Kota Kinabalu, East Malaysia, each modern unit boasts fine South China Sea views.

Choose between two or three-bedroom villas with private wading pools and one or two-bedroom spa suites with lifts and steam baths. With elegantly furnished bedrooms, the sleek, air-conditioned units all feature balconies or terraces plus two bathrooms, hot-tubs, flat-screen TVs, living areas with sofa-beds and well-equipped kitchens.

Conveniences include a 24-hour reception, outdoor swimming pool, local area shuttle, sun terrace, barbecue equipment, bike hire, housekeeping, complimentary Wi-Fi and free parking.

Breakfast is available at the on-site BBV Café. Eateries situated within 15 minutes’ drive include Chinese, seafood and Malaysian restaurants.

Found 20 miles from downtown, Borneo Beach Villas is 90 minutes’ drive from mighty Mount Kinabalu, a sacred peak in an exotic World Heritage Site park jam-packed with biodiversity.


SD28 SD113 Palm Beach Villa Kinarut, Kota Kinabalu, 89600, Malaysia
Telephone: +60(16)8329302 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Bungalows
  • Concierge
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Direct beach access
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Wellness center / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Turkish bath / Hammam
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Popular beachside location

Reviewers loved being just steps from this suburban property’s private beach of white sand in the northern outskirts of Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. Set amid a manicured paradise of tropical landscaped grounds and palm trees, this resort complex boasting an uncrowded beach appealed strongly to guests looking to get away from it all. Drivers loved the free parking and said it was fairly simple to access downtown, local attractions, shopping malls, golf courses and beauty spots plus ferry terminals and the airport.

Friendly personnel

Many travellers mentioned that the customer care provided by professional, obliging and pleasant personnel left a good impression. Diners welcomed the availability of breakfast in the on-site café.

Upbeat about spacious sea view apartments

These modern apartments showcasing tasteful décor were reportedly spacious, clean and well kitted out for self-catering with fully-equipped kitchens and kitchenware. It also appealed to guests that they could admire stunning sunsets over the sea from every unit. Visitors frequently sang the praises of the well-maintained and inviting outdoor swimming pool area and gardens.

Negative Reviews

Too isolated for some

Although numerous reviewers loved the seclusion and tranquillity of this property’s location, some critics claimed it was tough to access surrounding restaurants and shops without a car. However, there was a local area shuttle service, enabling travellers to reach shopping malls and downtown Kota Kinabalu more easily.

Free Wi-Fi grumbles

The free Wi-Fi network frustrated some travellers, who claimed it occasionally presented them with a spotty signal plus limited bandwidth and a convoluted login procedure.

Shortcomings in some apartments

Occasional interruptions to the electricity and hot water supplies disappointed guests in some apartments, as did blown light bulbs, tired-looking furniture, cloudy wading pool water and malfunctioning fridges. Cleanliness issues also annoyed some reviewers. These included stained bedding and insufficient pest control measures.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 505 reviews across the web
8 /10
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    8.0 /10
8 out of 10 based on 505 reviews