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

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

No. 20, Jalan Aru Tanjung Aru Kota Kinabalu Sabah 88100

Renovations & Closures

The hotel will be renovating from 10 October 2016 to 31 January 2017 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Dining venue
  • One of the dining venues
Guests will have access to the following alternate facilities during the renovation:
  • Business facilities
The hotel will be renovating from 10 October 2016 to 30 June 2017 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Select guestrooms
During renovations, the resort will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

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).

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

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Outdoor tennis courts  
  • 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) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • 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 only 
  • Desk 
  • In-room safe 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • 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.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Snorkeling 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).

  • Facial treatments 
  • Body wraps 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Massages 

Accessibility

To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

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

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel 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 cribs (infant beds) available

Fees

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
  • Rollaway bed fee: MYR 170 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.

Awards & Affiliations

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

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