Nexus Hotel - Kota Kinabalu

Off Jalan Sepangar Bay, Locked Bag 100 Kota Kinaba, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88993  show map
 5 stars
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Nexus Hotel - Kota Kinabalu

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

Horseback riding

Cycling

Billiards/Pool tables

Table tennis

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Jacuzzi

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Poolside snack bar

Overview

The Hotel Nexus Resort and Spa Karambunai is set at the seaside, surrounded by wonderful landscapes, close to the sandy beach, green forest and lovely small lakes.

This luxurious five-star property features a newly opened wing offering the perfect atmosphere to suit the needs of the most demanding guests. The venue also comprises a golf course, spa centre, eight restaurants and bars, swimming pools and gardens, gymnasium and many meeting rooms.

Guests are offered 485 tastefully furnished guestrooms with solid wood accents and restful earth tones. All apartments comprise a private balcony or terrace with panoramic views of the South China Sea, spacious living and dining area, private garden, bedroom with two single beds, fully equipped kitchen and pool.

The hotel’s restaurants offer its guests the best Asian and international dishes, as well as traditional Malaysian cuisine in the pleasant atmosphere.

The Nexus Resort and Spa Karambunai is located 38km from the Kota Kinabalu International Airport and only 500m away from the minibus stop.

Number of rooms   485.

Rooms

The venue provides deluxe rooms, suites and villas, equipped with exclusive designer amenities and earth tones. The room amenities include complimentary high-speed internet access, direct dial telephone, individually controlled air-conditioning, electronic safe box, fully stocked mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV with in-house movies, multi-channel radio, hair dryer, electronic bedside light panel and alarm, insect repellent, a light cotton kimono and slippers.

Dining options

The Penyu restaurant offers hearty buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner with views of the garden and swimming pools. The Kingfisher serves a cosmopolitan Asian and western dishes and delicious Malaysian cuisine or sumptuous seafood, while the Olives restaurant serves the best Mediterranean specialties. There also is the first-class Chinese restaurant, the Noble House, serving the finest Sze Chuan and Cantonese cuisines.

The hotel Nexus serves a buffet breakfast for free. 

Services

The hotel comprises a luxurious Grand Ballroom and eight exquisite meeting rooms catering up to 2,300 persons with unlimited outdoor space of landscaped and natural surroundings. International standard meeting facilities are completed with state-of-the-art audio-visual and video conferencing equipment and professional specialists.

Leisure

The Borneo Spa offers relaxation and rejuvenation of body, mind and spirit through aromatherapy massages, facials and signature treatments. There are 14 therapy rooms, a private shower, a health bar, separate male and female Jacuzzi, sauna and steam bath. Enthusiastic golfers are provided with 18-hole international championship golf course designed by renowned golfing architect Ronald Fream, offering golfers lounge, cocktail lounge, several conference rooms, well-appointed changing rooms and rental of golf sets and golf shoes.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Private beach
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • Free public hotel parking is possible on site.

Activities

  • Water Sports
  • Horseback riding
  • Cycling
  • Table tennis
  • Squash
  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Car service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Doctor on call
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Restaurant buffet
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's play area
  • Children's pool
  • Game room
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Beachfront
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Golf desk
  • Billiards/Pool tables
  • Fitness center
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Garden area
  • Parlor

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Direct dial telephone
  • International calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 6 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of MYR 125 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Nexus Hotel - Kota Kinabalu Kota Kinabalu location
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Hotel Address:

Off Jalan Sepangar Bay, Locked Bag 100 Kota Kinaba, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88993

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City Center
  • Kota Kinabalu
    15.3km
Airports
  • Kota-Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
    20.9km
Train Stations
  • North Borneo Railway
    19.5km
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    485

Hotel Awards

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Rooms and availability

The venue provides deluxe rooms, suites and villas, equipped with exclusive designer amenities and earth tones. The room amenities include complimentary high-speed internet access, direct dial telephone, individually controlled air-conditioning, electronic safe box, fully stocked mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV with in-house movies, multi-channel radio, hair dryer, electronic bedside light panel and alarm, insect repellent, a light cotton kimono and slippers.

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Club Room
Size: 43m2
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    Nexus Premier Double RoomNexus Premier Double RoomNexus Premier Double Room
    Premier Double Room
    Bed type: Double Bed or 1 Single bed or King Size bed
    Size: 43m2
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    Single With Extra Bed (3-12 Years)

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      Bed type: 1 Single bed or Double Bed
      Size: 43m2
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      Single With Extra Bed (3-12 Years)

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        Twin Room
        Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed or Double or Twin beds
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          Family Double Room
          Bed type: Double Bed or 1 Single bed
          Size: 43m2
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          Single With Extra Bed (3-12 Years)

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            Bed type: Double Bed or 1 Single bed or King Size bed
            Size: 43m2
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            Single With Extra Bed (3-12 Years)

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              Deluxe Quadruple Room
              Bed type: Quad
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              Executive Double Room
              Bed type: Double Bed
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              Executive Suite
              Size: 85m2
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                Bed type: King Size bed
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                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel Nexus Hotel - Kota Kinabalu Kota Kinabalu location
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                  Hotel Address:

                  Off Jalan Sepangar Bay, Locked Bag 100 Kota Kinaba, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88993

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • Kota Kinabalu
                    15.3km
                  Airports
                  • Kota-Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
                    20.9km
                  Train Stations
                  • North Borneo Railway
                    19.5km
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-In:
                    from  2 pm
                  • Check-Out:
                    until  12 pm
                  • Number of rooms:
                    485

                  Hotel Awards

                  MalaysianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedKota KinabaluNexus

                  According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                  Best Luxury Hotels in Malaysia

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                  What's nearby

                  What's nearby.

                  The Hotel Nexus Resort and Spa Karambunai is ideally located close to the beach and the sea in a peaceful area, surrounded by beautiful landscapes and the wilderness. Moreover, the property is close to the Likas Bay, the Sabah Zoological and Botanical Park, the Green Connection aquarium, the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park and the Tun Mustapha Tower.

                  Local Attractions

                  • Floating Mosque - 13.0km
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                  • Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre - 14.0km
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                  • Kota Kinabalu City Mosque - 14.8km
                    Central road of Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu
                  • Water World Theme Park - 13.3km
                    Taman Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu
                  • Kota Kinabalu City Bird Sanctuary - 14.3km
                    Off Jalan Bukit Bendera Upper, Kota Kinabalu

                  Getting there.

                  Guests arriving at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport can easily reach the hotel by bus or by taxi. Moreover, there is a scheduled complimentary shuttle service providing transport from the villas and suites to the main wing where guests have access to restaurants and bars, sports and recreational activities.

                  Getting around.

                  The venue is located 38km from the Kota Kinabalu International Airport and features the perfect public transport connection with the city centre by bus and by taxi. Moreover, guests are offered transfers to the resort by coach, private limousine or taxi.

                  Hotel information
                  • Check-In:
                    from  2 pm
                  • Check-Out:
                    until  12 pm
                  • Number of rooms:
                    485

                  Hotel Awards

                  MalaysianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedKota KinabaluNexus

                  According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                  Best Luxury Hotels in Malaysia

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                  Nexus Reviews

                  Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Nexus

                  Individual guest reviews

                  • Family with children
                    7.8

                    The beach is brilliant, the best that I've been to on Borneo. There is the odd sand fly but not enough to stop you swimming and using the beach. The hotel is perfect for a family with young children.

                  • Couple
                    9.2

                    position, courtesy of Staff, the pool bar, attention to detail

                  • Family with children
                    5.4

                    The location of the hotel is superb and the 6km beach is wonderful. However, there were some jelly fish and rubbish as well. Easter Egg hunt in kids club was done well and for free. Rainforest walk is recommendable, but mangrove tour is overprized and not that exciting. Hardly any explanations were given apart from how to catch a crab. The fireflies tour was not available. The restaurants were not as good as they normally are in Malaysia.

                    The kids club was mostly empty because activities were payable based on activities done (not clear from website). Batik painting were enjoyable. The whole kids club experience was a far cry from the wonderful kids club in the Shangri-La next door. The bicycles that were available for rent were badly maintained and the chain came off twice on a 1 hour trip. I did not have to pay the $20 charge, but this shouldn't happen in a five star hotel. The breakfast service was terrible. The coffee was undrinkable and requests for cappuccino were responded to in a very reluctant way. Staff appeared to be badly managed throughout the hotel and quite unresponsive for a five star hotel.

                  • Group of friends
                    8.2

                    Played Golf - Relaxed

                    They have charges for everything!!!! I mean everything don't be surprised if they start charging to use The beach !!!

                  • Group of friends
                    3.8

                    Mostly I liked about the Villa is the seaside view.

                    We were very upset with the level of service in our Nexus Villa. When we arrived at the Main resort, there is no Check in counter for Villa guest and there is no indication earlier that we need to check in a different place and we need to wait for Nexus transportation to take us to Nexus Villa. Nexus Pool Villa comes with Two bedroom, Pool and Kitchen. I would like to complaint about the below things; 1. Housekeeping, we need to contact them to come over and clean the room and Villa 2. Pool is too small for a Pool Villa and pool is not maintained. We had bugs inside the pool. 3. Kitchen came empty, no proper cutleries for morning coffees or tea, this is provided by all hotels. 4. Breakfast spread is not good. 5.We ordered dinner from Villa, but it was cold. We paid RM85 6. Transportation to go out of Nexus is expensive. Hotel guest need to pay RM24 return for city trips. 7. Dinner menu is expensive and its expensive to go out of Nexus too, so if you are booked in Nexus, you dont have a choice but to dine there. Overall, i am unhappy with their level of service, its a beautiful place with bad management style.

                  • Family with children
                    9.2

                    it is a place to relax .

                    the prices of the transportation is to expencive .

                  • Couple
                    3.8

                    The buffet dinner is fruitful, but less seafood selection comparing to the other resort hotels.

                    The worst part of the Hotel is the transportation! If you want to take taxi from the Hotel, you have to buy the "taxi ticket", which is 75RM for each car (no matter how far you destination is). Also, when I made check-in, I was told by the front desk that my room would be ready by 1 pm, but finally, I need to wait for one hour. Last, the room was not clean enough, because I found that it's so dirty in the bathroom, and also the telephone is badly damaged before I check-in. Comparing to other resorts, I won't choose Nexus next time.

                  • Older travelers
                    7.0

                    The ambience, pity about the sandflies though, bitten to bits, very uncomfortable.

                  • Family with children
                    6.6

                    Relaxing environment, big spa suite, friendly and helpful staff

                    No wifi service at the spa suite, crowded restaurant in main building

                  • Single
                    3.8

                    Need a lot of improvement else they will not last. No returning guest for sure with present resorts conditions. Poor food, unpleasent staff, slow response and everthing far below expectation. Too bad as such beautiful resort and nature being managed/run by unprofessional team.

                  • Family with children
                    7.8

                    Spacious room, nice ambience, very relaxing, very close to the beach.. Would recommend to others

                    Food quality - lots of room for improvement

                  • Couple
                    5.4

                    Nice tropical resort with vast wooden lobby and lounges, good landscaping, charming gardens visited by lovely birds and nice spacious rooms. Resort price is reasonable compared to Shangri-La. Nice long beach.

                    Please get rid those two short check-in/check out staff (a male & a female). They are too rude, incompetent and out there to piss off customers, obviously hating their job. People like that should never work in the hospitality industry. So please spare customers the pain of dealing with them, and their pain of dealing with customers - fire them. This is the 2nd time I stayed in Karambunai (last in 2007). Room cleanliness has improved but prices of food & services have gone insane.... Rm35++ for a bad burger with stale sauces, rm25++ for 10 pieces of onion rings served on a bed of inedible decoration, rm25 for 5 plain bananas. It's a complete ripoff. Your food quality is not that great, so please reduce your prices, otherwise your resort is nothing but a tourist trap as taxi prices are prohibitively expensive in Kota Kinabalu (I have spent over rm500 on taxi in days!).

                  • Older travelers
                    6.6

                    Design & location is good,beach & seaside nice...

                    Food at the penyu too high cost for local

                  • Couple
                    3.8

                    There were few nice staff in the resort. There were trying hard on improving services and get feedback.

                    Most of staff seems to have more interest on those non-asian guests. We've got least attention wherever we go. We've got rejected from the restaurant because we are not properly dressed although we could see other dinners who wearing flip flop like us. Menus are miss leading, not enough explanation, round trip fare for the shuttle bus although I only need single trip.

                  • Family with children
                    6.6

                    Beautiful location directly at the sea with very nice beach

                    maintenance and housekeeping could be improved.

                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel Nexus Hotel - Kota Kinabalu Kota Kinabalu location
                  Show big map »

                  Hotel Address:

                  Off Jalan Sepangar Bay, Locked Bag 100 Kota Kinaba, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88993

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • Kota Kinabalu
                    15.3km
                  Airports
                  • Kota-Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
                    20.9km
                  Train Stations
                  • North Borneo Railway
                    19.5km
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-In:
                    from  2 pm
                  • Check-Out:
                    until  12 pm
                  • Number of rooms:
                    485

                  Hotel Awards

                  MalaysianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedKota KinabaluNexus

                  According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                  Best Luxury Hotels in Malaysia

                  Use Badge

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