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Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah., Borneo

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5 Stars


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Here is a fantastic holiday opportunity to Borneo.

Beautiful setting

Stay at the Shangri La Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa which is a deluxe hotel in a superb location. With a stunning setting and beautiful coral islands nearby a holiday to Tanjung Aru comes highly recommended.

Tropical coral islands

The hotel is located at the waters edge, which makes access to the beautiful beach convenient and very easy. Tanjung Aru overlooks five tropical coral islands where you can relax on lovely white sand, snorkel or scuba dive in clear waters with brightly coloured fish and corals.

Superb facilities

The Tanjung Aru has a fine selection of onsite facilities to enjoy. There are swimming pools, fitness centre, jacuzzi and sauna, floodlit tennis courts, as well as golf courses close to the hotel. A superb watersports centre offers windsurfing, snorkelling, scuba diving, waterskiing and game fishing. It's pure indulgence for those who have to visit another country for their thrills!

Romantic evenings

After dark the mood is romantic and relaxed. You will enjoy a choice of bars and restaurants in which to while away the evening planning how best to spend the next day of your holiday in this truly exotic, luxury destination.


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Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
Flight Time
15 hours (approximately)
Journey Time From Airport
  • 10 minutes by Road

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"Hot with some cloud and occasional rain"
"About 32C most days, very humid but not unbearable. Some rain on a couple of afternoons and occasionally overcast but still very hot."
"weather was good hot and sunny in the mornings with some cloud in the afternoons but very little rain"
"weather was one showery day but the rest was sun,lovely climate"


"was very hot and humid but did rain every day by 4 in the afternoon"
"Odd heavy shower but mainly hot, sunny and humid"


"Very hot and humid, as we expected, very little rain"
"Hot and humid"
"Very warm every day with highs of 32 and lows of 26 on average."
"as above"


"We had a mixture of sun, cloud and some heavy rain but exactly what you would expect from the rainforest! It was hot and humid throughout."
"Rained solidly for 2 out of 5 days but hot & sunny the rest of the time"
"excellent,rained most afternoons but this saved us from getting burnt,and also cooled it down in the evening"
"HUMID! Rained every day about 3pm until the evening but we really didn't mind, it made it all the more tropical"
"Always hot and humid, a couple of days with cloud/light rain showers"
"Hot and humid. Typically 34-36 degrees C in the daytime and sometimes reached 95-100% humidity. Typical tropical weather. It rained often for a couple of hours late afternoon, which is why it looks so green in Borneo."


"Very warm every day, around 29 degrees. Occasional showers but always in evening, one period of very heavy rain with thunder and lightening again late in evening. Weather didn't stop us doing anything."
"very hot and humid"


"jully was ment to be the best time of year for weather but for some reason we had hot sunny days and thunder storms between 5pm-9pm most days.this did not bother us though."
"2 days sunny humid, 1 day constant heavy rain & thunder"
"Warm. The wind picked up on a couple of days, but it only happened in the afternoon."
"Hot and humid"


"Hot! Not a lot of sun as lots of cloud. Quite rainy but rain generally welcome"
"The weather was very sunny on mornings and late afternoon would get slightly cloudy which would sometimes lead to Thunder storms at night. Temperatures were around 32 to 35 degrees."
"Overcast and rainy some days"
"Beautiful. Very warm with occasional phenomenal lightning storms ( that tended to clear within thirty minutes ). This meant that, although hot, it never felt too humid"


"Don't trust what the weather reports say. We were forecast 14 days of solid rain but the majority of days were very sunny. A bit of rain in the afternoons that went after an hour."
"80 per cent was lovely & sunny"
"4 days rainy .2 days sunny"
"Very poor rained for last 5 days of holiday"
"It was great , we had a few rain showers between the hours of 4pm and 7pm and one big thunderstorm which was spectacular"
"Very hot .)"


"Hot (34 degrees c and above each day), high humidity, heavy rain each day (usually at 3pm)"


"Hot and humid"
"Very hot"


"Rained every day, but usually in late afternoon. Only downside - we only saw one of the spectacular sunsets and outdoor dining options limited by rain - time of year problem."

Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah., Borneo

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Rating Summary

Rooms 8.5 / 10
Service 7.8 / 10
Food 8.0 / 10
Facilities 8.6 / 10
Average 8.1 / 10

Lucy P London

We stayed in the Shangri-La in Kuala Lumpur (I was not able to rate three places) and that was fantastic but unfortunately the Shangri-La at Tanjung was dated and tired and extremely busy. They were also doing renovations in some parts which was a little disruptive. The Shangri-La in KL had also upgraded us due to our repeat custom but the Shangri-La in Borneo was not interested in that at all. We paid to access the Club Lounge on a couple of days which was well worth it - breakfast away from the crowds and lovely canapes and drinks in the early evening. I am sure it will become a nice hotel once all the work is done but I think it will take a while as even the rooms are rather tired and dated which did not appear to be on the agenda for renovation. The staff were lovely though.

Jane R Wigan

lots of Chinese staying in honotel which made breakfast busy and noisy at night late
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