Get an overview of this hotelKota Kinabalu luxury resort with a private beach

Popular property highlights

Free self parking
Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Business center
Laundry facilities

5-star Sabah resort

This Malaysia beachfront resort on Borneo's northern coast is a 10-minute drive from downtown Kota Kinabalu and Kota Kinabalu International Airport. Poring Hot Springs is 30 minutes away.

Private beach

Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa features a private sandy beach and 2 outdoor pools set in lush gardens. The spa's open yoga pavilion includes a deck over the South China Sea.

Balconies, views

Rooms At Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa feature balconies, views of the South China Sea or Mount Kinabalu, and LCD TVs. Bathrooms include separate showers and soaking tubs.

Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa is located in Kota Kinabalu, capital city of the Malaysian state of Sabah. The 492 room seaside resort is just 10 minutes away from the airport, city and Coral Islands, and is surrounded by 25 acres of lush gardens.

The resort offers 4 restaurants and an abundance of recreational facilities such a water play area complete with slides, swimming pool with tapered shoreline, spa tub and infinity section for adults, a private sandy beach with direct access, 4 tennis courts, a nine-hole pitch and putt golf course, Cool Zone (Kids Club), Leisure Centre, a Health Club and fitness facilities, children's club, seven restaurants and CHI, The Spa. Amenities also include 11 meeting rooms, airport transfers (surcharge), wired Internet access (surcharge), and free parking.

A buffet breakfast is available (surcharge).

  • Express check-in 
  • Library 
  • Waterslide 
  • Free shopping center shuttle 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Children's club 
  • Full-service spa 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Conference space 
  • Business center 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Meeting rooms 11 
  • Year Built 1983 
  • Free self parking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Sauna 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Children's club (free) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Children's pool 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Supervised childcare/activities 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Number of restaurants - 4 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 4 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 492 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2 
  • Garden 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Waterslide  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Outdoor tennis courts  
  • Children's club (free)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Arcade/game room  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking, Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Balcony 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • LCD TV 

Where to Eat

Café TATU - Open kitchen design and cooking stations. Includes Mongolian, Tandoori, Asian noodles, and dim sum. Breakfast buffet, lunch à la carte, and dinner. Casual dress.

Peppino - Modern Italian fare in an ambient setting, and wines from around the world. Dinner only. Smart casual dress.

Shang Palace - Chinese cuisine, including dim sum. 2 private dining rooms are available. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Casual dress.

Coco Joe's Bar and Grill - Serves lunch and dinner.

Nearby Things to Do

In addition to scheduled activities, the resort offers petanqué, a 9-hole pitch and putt golf course, and table tennis. Bicycle rentals, as well as a jogging path, are on site. Bay and deep-sea fishing and banana boat rides are available. The resort can assist with scuba diving, snorkeling, jet skiing and water skiing, parasailing, and windsurfing.

  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 

Spa Services

Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa's spa and health club offers a variety of services and is open daily from 6 AM to 11 PM (spa treatments from CHI The Spa from 10 AM onwards).

  • Number of treatment rooms 8 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Hot stone massage 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Reflexology 
  • Massages 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 11 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Valet parking fee: MYR 10 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Shangri La's Tanjung Aru
  • Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Kota Kinabalu
  • Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort
  • Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort Kota Kinabalu
  • Tanjung Aru
  • Shangri La Kota Kinabalu
  • Shangri Las Tanjung Aru Hotel
  • Shangri Las Tanjung Aru Resort
  • Shangri-La`s Tanjung Aru Hotel Kota Kinabalu
  • Shangri-La`s Tanjung Aru Resort And Spa
  • Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

We should mention

A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. Up to 2 children 11 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Awards & Affiliations

  • Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa is listed in the 2010 Travel + Leisure 500.

Special Offer

Book a stay in any room category and and receive free buffet meals for children under the age of 6, and 50% off all buffet meals for children under the age of 12.

Food and beverage discount details provided at check-in. Taxes and gratuities may not be included. Offer subject to availability. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.


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