Magellan Sutera Harbour Resort

Kota Kinabalu, Borneo

The hotel

Set against a majestic mountain backdrop and overlooking the South China Sea, the Magellan is set over 384 acres and offers guests a complete holiday experience. Every amenity, every comfort, and every excitement you could wish for is on hand – ranging from water sports galore down at the beach to the inimitable luxury of the world-class Mandara Spa. Guest rooms are luxuriously appointed, overlooking either perfectly manicured lawns or the ocean, with family rooms ideal for those who need more space to stretch out in. Golf aficionados will appreciate a few rounds on the Graham Marsh designed championship course or grab your partner and head down to the squash courts. An Olympic-sized swimming pools means you can get a few decent laps in or simply splash around with the kids in the fun pool. Dining is extensive too with Italian restaurant Ferdinand’s listed as one of Malaysia’s best restaurants! Alternatively, there’s a sumptuous buffet at Five Sails or feast on wood-fired pizzas beside the pool at Al Fresco’s. Choose your own pace at Magellan, it can be as lively as you want it to be or a relaxing haven you’ll want to return to again and again.

Amenities

  • Spa
  • Kids Club
  • Children's Pool
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

On the Kota coast, 5 minutes from the town of Kota Kinabalu. Shuttle service around the resort and to the town is available. Transfer time from Kota Kinabalu Airport: 10 minutes.

Hotel information

465 rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, balcony, satellite TV with pay-per-view films, telephone, high-speed Internet access, mini-bar*, tea/coffee maker, safe, bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, iron and board. Deluxe Garden View Rooms with king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Half Board/Full Board options: Include breakfast, lunch and dinner available at a supplement.

Deluxe Sea View Rooms, with king-size or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Al Fresco (wood fired pizza and cocktails), Ferdinand’s (Italian cuisine), Five Sails (buffet restaurant; International and Malaysian dishes), Tarik’s Lobby Lounge, Muffinz (deli-cafe). Olympic-sized swimming pool, kids' pool, fun pool. 2 landscaped pools. Mandara Spa*. Fitness centre. 104-berth marina*. Water sports* including parasailing, scuba-diving, water-skiing, wakeboarding and sea kayaking. 27-hole Graham Marsh designed championship golf course*. 41 bay 2-tiered covered driving range*. Tennis courts*, badminton courts*, squash courts. Billiards room. 12-lane ten pin bowling centre*. Kids' club*. 100 seat movie theatre*. Regular live entertainment*. Complimentary WiFi access. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 24-hour room service*.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best harbor resort

Sep 24, 2020 BI910508

Everything was good . Especially during this difficult time , resort still provide their best service to guests . Enjoy all facilities ,such as swimming pool , golf and bowling game. We also enjoyed short cruise trip with resort friendly staff. I wish resort still able accommodate us with local special deals. Thank you very much for everything.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best Family staycation

Sep 24, 2020 Yong2311

Pros: 1. Experiences are Beyond our expectations. We spent most of our time in the room. The kids are enjoyed the Seaview room, outdoor pool. 2. GSA on duty (Martina) are professional handling guests during difficulty period since Covid 19 with new normal, staff are offering help all the time. (tips given for sure) 3. Locations are accessible to… Read more
Pros: 1. Experiences are Beyond our expectations. We spent most of our time in the room. The kids are enjoyed the Seaview room, outdoor pool. 2. GSA on duty (Martina) are professional handling guests during difficulty period since Covid 19 with new normal, staff are offering help all the time. (tips given for sure) 3. Locations are accessible to city. 4. Rooms can be access via stairs because near to pool, restaurants, spa, sunset view, Seaview, can see the cruise from our room. Con's: Need to wait more than 15 minutes from check in time as promised. Since there was a technical problem. (acceptable) The room that we requested are not available. But GSA (Martina) managed to give us nice room with a lovely view. Thank you for the best assistance ever. Overall we enjoyed our 2nd staycation in here. Definitely will stay back again. Hopefully more promo room rate for staycation in the future. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Attended a corporate event, outdoors, with stunning backdrop

Sep 22, 2020 StefanieBraukmann

Everything was handled very professionally and efficiently and with a smile. All staff from front desk, to house keeping, to restaurant staff, to management are exceptionally friendly and helpful. The resort itself is beautiful and the location is amazing. I hope to be able to come back for a holiday soon
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Staff were incredibly helpful!

Sep 22, 2020 Tarapfanatic

Was there for a client's event. The staff were very helpful to sort out any hiccups we had along the trip, and even went out of their way to do so! From wait staff, concierge to the reception. Lovely people!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A fun gateaway

Sep 22, 2020 natleanna

Wanted to go for a beach holiday and came across this place. and gave it a try. It's so pretty and got a beach view room. The resort is near the airport and pretty near the city as well. Very convenient . Would definitely come here again.