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Cathay Hotel
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7.5

Very good

786 reviews

786 reviews

Housekeeping35
Shops8
Internet2
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8.2

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Centre Point Sabah

150 m

Asia City Complex

170 m

Golden Screen Cinemas

180 m

Cathay Ciniplex

190 m

Sabah Tourism Promotion Corporation

210 m

Popular landmarks
Night Market

400 m

Gaya Street Sunday Market

640 m

Kota Kinabalu City Mosque

930 m

Signal Hill Observatory Platform

1.1 km

Sabah State Museum

1.9 km

Closest landmarks
DBKK Parking

180 m

IT Point

220 m

Klinik Lau & Choong

250 m

Sabah State Mosque (Masjid Negeri Sabah)

310 m

Taman Ilham

310 m

Cathay Hotel

Block E, Lot 27 & 28, Sedco Complex, Kampung Air, Jalan Albert Kwok, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Central Business District, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Sapi Island.

Highlights

Located in heart of Kota Kinabalu

Check-in [24-hour]

830 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

330 meters to Mamutik Island

Hygiene Plus

This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Wi-Fi in public areas

Family room

Security [24-hour]

Daily housekeeping

Your dates are popular among travelersPopular destination! Properties in Kota Kinabalu are being booked every minute!
Value for money7.7
Distance to city center1.8 km
Location rating8.2
Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Distance to airport6.6 km

Rooms available at Cathay Hotel

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.8

Superior Twin With Window
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed and 1 single b...
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Single Twin No Window
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 2 single beds
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Deluxe with Window
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Family with window
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 double beds
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Deluxe No Window
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 1 double bed
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Standard With Window
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed
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Deluxe Queen Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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Chalet
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    Quad Room Panoramic
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      Bungalow
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        Frequently asked questions

        What time is check-in and check-out at Cathay Hotel?

        Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

        How do I get to Cathay Hotel?

        For those who wish to drive their own cars, Cathay Hotel has a car park that's close to the hotel. Parking is available for an additional charge. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kota Kinabalu with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

        What is the smoking policy at Cathay Hotel?

        Cathay Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

        What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Cathay Hotel?

        The closest train, metro, or bus station to Cathay Hotel is South Bus Terminal, 860 m away.

        What restaurants are nearby Cathay Hotel?

        Restaurants including Welcome Seafood Restaurant, Fatt Kee Seafood Restaurant and Kedai Kopi Yee Fung are popular in Cathay Hotel’s neighborhood which is known as Central Business District.

        What popular shopping places are close to Cathay Hotel?

        Shopping options in Cathay Hotel’s Central Business District neighborhood include Gaya Street Sunday Market, Night Market and Suria Sabah Shopping Mall.

        What are popular attractions near Cathay Hotel?

        Guests at Cathay Hotel can easily visit Poring Hot Springs, Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and Sabah State Museum located in the Central Business District area.

        What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Cathay Hotel?

        Cathay Hotel’s nearby natural sights include Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre, Mount Kinabalu Botanical Garden and Kokol Hill located in the same Central Business District area.

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        What people love about Cathay Hotel

        • 10

          Exceptional
          Cleanliness

          "Safe,clean and just nice to stay especially for does who is tired of working and need some short escape."

          Angel

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          July 9, 2022

        • 7.2

          Very good
          Cleanliness

          "Bed n pillows were clean n comfy."

          Patsy

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          June 17, 2022

        • 8.4

          Excellent
          Location

          "The location is strategic to town area and parking is quite convenient."

          Tan

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          December 31, 2022

        Property ranking|Compared to 1,831 Kota Kinabalu properties
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        Room comfort score
        7.8/10
        Cheapest price score
        Room size
        14 sqm.
        Couples review score
        7.6/10
        Better than
        97
        %
        of Kota Kinabalu properties
        Better than
        97
        %
        of Kota Kinabalu properties
        Bigger than
        86
        %
        of Kota Kinabalu properties
        Better than
        84
        %
        of Kota Kinabalu properties
        Overall rating:

        7.5

        Very good
        786 reviews
        Cleanliness
        7.4
        Facilities
        6.8
        Location
        8.2
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        What travelers say they love:
        Price olso cheap with good facility dan clean room.
        DANIEL from Malaysia
        Couple
        More about Cathay Hotel

        More about Cathay Hotel

        Cathay Hotel

        Get the most from an urban escape in Kota Kinabalu when you book a room at Cathay Hotel. Located right in the city center, Cathay Hotel saves you time and travel by letting you wake up right in the heart of the best neighborhood.
        Cathay Hotel provides a range services and amenities to help make your stay more comfortable. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. Taxi services provided by the hotel make exploring Kota Kinabalu even more convenient. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the hotel's available parking, right on-site.
        Front desk services including luggage storage can assist with your needs. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the hotel to allow cleaner air for all guests.
        Feel right at home during your stay at Cathay Hotel. Some rooms are equipped with linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning for your convenience. The hotel also offers a coffee or tea maker and bottled water in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed. It's good to know that bathroom amenities including towels are provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


        Reasons to stay here

        Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 98% of the city's accommodation.
        Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 91% of the city's accommodation.
        It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 97% of other accommodations in Kota Kinabalu.

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        Amenities and facilities

        Good
        Facilities

        6.8

        Most talked about facilities

        Housekeeping

        19 mentions

        Breakfast

        4 mentions

        Internet

        4 mentions

        Food & Dining

        3 mentions

        Languages spoken
        • English
        • Chinese [Cantonese]
        • Chinese [Mandarin]
        • Malay
        Internet access
        • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
        • Wi-Fi in public areas
        Services and conveniences
        • Daily housekeeping
        • Elevator
        • Ironing service
        • Luggage storage
        • Smoke-free property
        • Smoking area
        Cleanliness and safety
        • Body thermometer
        • Daily disinfection in all rooms
        • Daily disinfection in common areas
        • Face coverings on staff
        • First aid kit
        • Hand sanitizer
        • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
        • Safe dining setup
        • Staff trained in safety protocol
        • Sterilizing equipment
        • Temperature check for guests and staff
        For the kids
        • Family room
        Access
        • CCTV in common areas
        • Check-in [24-hour]
        • Exterior corridor
        • Front desk [24-hour]
        • Pets allowed
        • Security [24-hour]
        Getting around
        • Car park [charges apply]
        • Car park [nearby]
        • Taxi service
        Available in all rooms
        • Air conditioning
        • Desk
        • Free bottled water
        • Linens
        • Mirror
        • Non-smoking
        • Shower
        • Towels
        • TV [flat screen]

        Location

        Block E, Lot 27 & 28, Sedco Complex, Kampung Air, Jalan Albert Kwok, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000
        Excellent
        Location

        8.2

        Airports
        • Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
          6.6 km
        • Labuan Airport (LBU)
          118.8 km
        Public transportation
        • South Bus Terminal
          870 m
        Hospital or clinic
        • Klinik Lau & Choong
          250 m
        Shopping
        • Gaya Street Sunday Market
          640 m
        Convenience store
        • 7 Eleven
          200 m
        Cash withdrawal
        • ATM
          230 m

        What's nearby

        Popular landmarks
        • Mamutik Island
          310 m
        • Night Market
          400 m
        • Gaya Street Sunday Market
          640 m
        • Kota Kinabalu City Mosque
          930 m
        • Signal Hill Observatory Platform
          1.1 km
        • Sabah State Museum
          1.9 km
        • Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
          7.9 km
        • Sapi Island
          8.0 km
        • Manukan Island
          8.0 km
        • Poring Hot Springs
          14.6 km
        Nearby landmarks
        • Centre Point Sabah
          150 m
        • Asia City Complex
          170 m
        • DBKK Parking
          180 m
        • Golden Screen Cinemas
          180 m
        • Cathay Ciniplex
          190 m
        • Sabah Tourism Promotion Corporation
          210 m
        • IT Point
          220 m
        • Klinik Lau & Choong
          250 m
        • Mega Laundry - Kampung Air
          280 m
        • Mega Laundry - Sinsuran
          280 m
        Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

        Property policies

        Children and extra beds

        Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

        All children are welcome.

        Children 0-11 year(s)
        Stay for free if using existing bedding.
        If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
        Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
        Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
        Others
        • Baby cot is not available at the property.
        • Extra bed is not available at this property.
        • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

        Some helpful facts

        Check-in/Check-out
        • Check-in from14:00
        • Check-out until12:00
        • Reception open until00:00
        Getting around
        • Distance from city center1.8 km
        • Travel time to airport (minutes)8
        The property
        • Number of bars/lounges0
        • Number of floors0
        • Number of restaurants0
        • Number of rooms 29

        Reviews of Cathay Hotel from real guests

        Provided by verified guests of Agoda
        7.5
        /
        10
        Cleanliness7.4
        Facilities6.8
        Location8.2
        Room comfort and quality7.8
        Service7.7
        Value for money7.7
        High score for Kota Kinabalu
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (89)
        8-9 Excellent (58)
        7-8 Very Good (78)
        6-7 Good (50)
        <6 Below Expectation (79)
        Time of the year
        Mar - May (77)
        Jun - Aug (101)
        Sep - Nov (65)
        Dec - Feb (111)
        All guests (786)
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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Norhayati from Malaysia
        Couple
        Deluxe No Window
        Stayed 1 night in April 2019

        Niceeeeee and very friendlyyy staff!”

        Thanks Scott for giving us the room when we asked for early check in ! Overall very nice experience with this hotel. all things are available, towel okay, clean room, comfortable bed, water bottle available with water heater and etc! Just a little bit improvement needed is to provide water hose/bidet to ease people take care of things in the toilet! haha

        Reviewed April 22, 2019

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        no problem and hope to see you again :)

        Responded April 24, 2019
        Cathay Hotel
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Tracy
        Family with young children
        Deluxe No Window
        Stayed 1 night in May 2019

        nice ”

        Worth to stay because nearest with shopping mall and restaurant area.. Room so clean and complete with all facilities inside.. Room without window also so comfort and clean.. Booking 4 room there and we really love it.. The best budget hotel.. Thumbs up.. The receptionist on night duty really helpful on 4/05/19 ..

        Reviewed May 09, 2019

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        Thank you for staying and really hope to see you again soon

        Responded May 09, 2019
        Cathay Hotel
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Jasmine from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Deluxe No Window
        Stayed 1 night in February 2019

        Must stay hotel! ”

        First time staying in this hotel and I'll definitely come back. A very worth budget hotel. Room is very clean. Bed is comfortable. Bathroom amenities is provided. Hot water shower and water pressure is good. 2 bottles of mineral water peovided. 3 wall socket plugs. Double thumbs up for this hotel. Highly recommended!!!

        Reviewed February 28, 2019

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        Thank you for the good review.... Hope to see you again next time

        Responded March 20, 2019
        Cathay Hotel
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Tracy
        Family with young children
        Deluxe with Window
        Stayed 1 night in May 2019

        Comfortable and nice place ”

        Worth to stay because nearest with shopping mall and restaurant area.. Room so clean and complete with all facilities inside.. Room without window also so comfort and clean.. Booking 4 room there and we really love it.. The best budget hotel.. Thumbs up

        Reviewed May 09, 2019

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        Thank you hope to see you again

        Responded June 08, 2019
        Cathay Hotel
        10.0
        Exceptional
        DANIEL from Malaysia
        Couple
        Deluxe No Window
        Stayed 1 night in July 2020

        Great spot for resting and shopping..”

        Recommended place to stay because the spot was centered in city...you can go to night market and mall with just walking..price olso cheap with good facility dan clean room...so comfortable to stay..

        Reviewed August 02, 2020

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        Thank you for the amazing review and glad you enjoy staying and hope to see you again soon

        Responded August 05, 2020
        Cathay Hotel
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Ebie from Malaysia
        Group
        Superior Twin With Window
        Stayed 4 nights in December 2021

        A great budget hotel for traveller. ”

        Suitable hotel for traveller. Within the city center, shopping mall and night market. Would be great choice if you prefer a comfortable bed to rest after travel all day long.

        Reviewed February 16, 2022

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        Thank You And See You Again.

        Responded February 21, 2022
        Cathay Hotel
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Ivy from Malaysia
        Couple
        Single Twin No Window
        Stayed 2 nights in January 2022

        Nice stay”

        Door lock is using card detection but ours is not functioning. Inform receptionist in the morning & she says she will handle this. (btw the female staff got a little bit attitude, but nvm maybe she just nit a morning person lol). An hour later, a male staff (the one that help us to check in) give us a call & give us another room. He apologies because turns out the door detector is out of battery & they forgot to check before we check-in. So we got a largerer room within the same floor. Both room very spacious, very comfortable. Bed is very nice. Got coffee & electric heater. Very comfy. Got lift also. Definitely recommend.

        Reviewed February 18, 2022

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        Thank You And See You Again.

        Responded February 21, 2022
        Cathay Hotel
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Fiza from Malaysia
        Family with young children
        Deluxe with Window
        Stayed 1 night in November 2021

        very recommended!! ”

        the room very comfortable, neat, staff also friendly.. i ask for room with window, very wide.. will come back if i want to stay at kota kinabalu.. tq cathay hotel!

        Reviewed November 15, 2021

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        Thank you for the amazing review , see you again .

        Responded November 16, 2021
        Cathay Hotel
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Vui from Malaysia
        Business traveler
        Deluxe with Window
        Stayed 1 night in July 2020

        Definitely “Value” above “Dollar””

        Friendly and informative frontliner, strategic location as in walking distance for shopping massage and meals. Room are just well clean and spacious. Definitely will be back again.

        Reviewed July 11, 2020

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        Thank for you choosing us and hope to serve you again.

        Responded September 14, 2020
        Cathay Hotel
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Terence from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Single Twin No Window
        Stayed 1 night in March 2022

        Value for money”

        Location is 5 mins walk away from centre point Shopping centre. Has lift. My room is on the 3rd floor so with luggage the lift helps. Mineral and coffee with basic toiletries provided. The front male staff (06march afternoon and night) loves to smile and brings me COMFORT. Just the room haven't been cleaned throughly when I found plastic fork on the floor. The shower is not warm enough. The aircon is cold and nice. For the money I paid, its definitely worth it. Gonna stay here again next time!!

        Reviewed March 07, 2022

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Ayuni from Malaysia
        Couple
        Deluxe No Window
        Stayed 1 night in May 2022

        Exceptional”

        It was nice place to stay..the only problem they do provide the iron but you need to use the steam iron on the lobby..if you have portable iron can bring some, ortherwise it is great place and cheap too

        Reviewed June 13, 2022

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        9.6
        Exceptional
        Helianty from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Deluxe No Window
        Stayed 1 night in December 2020

        Affordable and good location”

        I needed a budget hotel and Cathay Hotel is the perfect hotel. The staff is very friendly especially the receptionist. Honestly, they did ask me to write this review and I decide to write this because no hotel had ever asked me to write one. One thing you have to remember is that this is a budget hotel. Do not complain about the size of the room because u got what u paid for right? But, I do feel satisfied about the bathroom size. Tq for ur service Cathay Hotel. -with love

        Reviewed December 19, 2020

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        Thank You And Hope To See You Again

        Responded December 27, 2020
        Cathay Hotel
        10.0
        Exceptional
        PAMELA from Malaysia
        Couple
        Deluxe with Window
        Stayed 1 night in February 2020

        Everything was Perfect ”

        Room was good, Aircon was perfect Location was good, Nearby many restaurants and food stall 10 min walk to nearby shopping mall. Will be back again next time.

        Reviewed July 29, 2020

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        Thankk You For Your Amazing Review. Hope To See You Again Too.

        Responded September 29, 2020
        Cathay Hotel
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Mohammad from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Deluxe No Window
        Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

        2 Thumbs Up From Me...Everything is good so far.”

        1) value for money = Yes.. 2) Location = Excellent...centre of town...very easy to find food even at midnight..Close to shopping mall too (Centrepoint) 3) Cleanliness = Very Good...everything looks clean... 4) Staff = So Far OK.Good.....only less talk or greeting...well...it doesnt matter to me as long they are not rude.. 5) Facilities = Good... i)have 1 electric power point at the bed side...2 power point at table...easy to do work using laptop.... ii) Have Hot and Cold shower. iii) Have elevator/Lift. iii)only TV don`t have many channel especially movie....at least add 1 more channel for movie only because not all traveller always go out...some of them just want to stay in room and watch movie. My Comment : I'm staying at room 101....So far,everything is good for solo traveller like me..even for couple also suitable...I will stay here again next time i come to Sabah...Very Recommended To You All.

        Reviewed March 02, 2020

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        Thank you for you great review. Hope to see you again sir

        Responded March 02, 2020
        Cathay Hotel
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Angel from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Deluxe No Window
        Stayed 1 night in July 2022

        best place to stay”

        Safe,clean and just nice to stay especially for does who is tired of working and need some short escape.

        Reviewed July 09, 2022

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        9.6
        Exceptional
        Julina from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Standard With Window
        Stayed 2 nights in August 2020

        Pleasant ”

        🙂 — It’s cheap and comfortable, Good Location, Many restaurants near by and near to shopping complex (Centre point). Near to Filipino market. Daily room service with new water bottle. Staffs also very friendly. 🙁 — Limited channels on TV. Have to go to ground floor if you need to use iron.

        Reviewed August 09, 2020

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        Thank You Miss for your amazing review. We will try to improve and hope to see you again.

        Responded August 11, 2020
        Cathay Hotel
        10.0
        Exceptional
        AFENDY from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Deluxe No Window
        Stayed 1 night in March 2022

        Standard Hotel”

        I have a good night while staying here. Everything is good. No worries. Location at the centre of city Kota kinabalu. Sleep well and happy.

        Reviewed April 05, 2022

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        9.6
        Exceptional
        Vadiveloo from Malaysia
        Couple
        Deluxe with Window
        Stayed 3 nights in September 2020

        Value for money deal”

        All is good with this hotel. Simple hotel but well kept and clean. Lift facilities. good location in city centre. Staff are friendly. Only thing the Wifi was not working. Anyway I still will recommend this hotel to all budget travelers

        Reviewed September 28, 2020

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        Thank You For Choosing Cathay Hotel. Sorry for the inconvenience caused. Hope to see you again.

        Responded September 28, 2020
        Cathay Hotel
        10.0
        Exceptional
        AHMAD from Malaysia
        Couple
        Deluxe No Window
        Stayed 1 night in May 2022

        Convenience to stay and comfort”

        Nearby the shopping complex, restoraance and easy to ascess anyway.

        Reviewed May 17, 2022

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        9.6
        Exceptional
        Siti from Malaysia
        Family with young children
        Deluxe No Window
        Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

        Good location”

        The location near to find a restaurants, night market, philipino market and shopping complex just by walk. Good facilities more than value for money. Very comfortable to stay with kids.

        Reviewed July 06, 2019

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        thank you hope to see u again

        Responded July 07, 2019
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