Grand Borneo Hotel, Kota Kinabalu Sabah

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Coming down from Kundasang, we decided to spend the rest of the day shopping at 1Borneo Mall before going back the next day. This time, I chose Booking.com to book the Grand Borneo Hotel which is adjacent to the shopping mall. 

We booked a Gallery Twin Room for RM140++, which is appointed with twin beds as the name implies. It was quite affordable considering its location and the fact that it was a new hotel with modern decor and facilities.

I am impressed with the modern contemporary black and white hotel design despite its really tiny and fully maximised space. It is certainly a good value for money as guests are mostly people looking for a place to crash after a busy day shopping at the mall next door.

My only fault with the hotel is their limited parking. However, being next to a mall means that guests can also park at the mall's parking. Still, the hotel's reception is fast and friendly, and the room comes with free WiFi, which is increasingly becoming an essential service in a hotel.

The room comes with two single beds

Modern wallpaper encased the flat plasma TV

The beds from another angle

The work desk

Tea-making facilities complete with complimentary instant beverages

Classic black-and-white bathroom

Shower area

Sink area

The really basic toiletries provided

I think the hotel hits the right target i.e. shoppers who are here for the shopping and really not so much for the hotel stay. Despite that, they still ensure that their services are excellent and the rooms satisfactory. Really worth the money spent.

Rating: 8/10

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