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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Traveller rating

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Jan 27, 2020 roryjdoyle Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Large local hotel that can accommodate large groups of guests. Large lobby and meetings space. Lovely view of the sea. Close to the sea and all amenities and water activities. Gymnasium. Good value for money.
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Jan 23, 2020 zanandkris Perth, Australia

We stayed here for 7 nights to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary (11th - 18th Jan 2020). We were a little apprehensive about the weather (forecast rain/storms for the whole trip!) but forgot all about it as soon as we arrived in KK paradise. Check-in was very smooth and we instantly felt welcomed by the front-of-house staff (esp the very kind… Read more
We stayed here for 7 nights to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary (11th - 18th Jan 2020). We were a little apprehensive about the weather (forecast rain/storms for the whole trip!) but forgot all about it as soon as we arrived in KK paradise. Check-in was very smooth and we instantly felt welcomed by the front-of-house staff (esp the very kind Valgi, 5 stars to her!) which continued throughout our stay. The hotel was under refurbishment which we were told about immediately but the noise was minimal and not disturbing as we were not in the room much during the day. The room was very clean, had a very comfortable bed, very good temperature control and our 'sea view' was simply breathtaking. The mini bar could do with some snacks (ours only had drinks available) but there is a well stocked 'store' in the lobby. The breakfast buffet and dinner at Café Boleh is very good, we especially loved the fresh Roti bread and curries at breakfast! The pool at Pacific Sutera is the better one out of the others available at the resort if you don't have kids, the Magellan and Country Club pools have more 'water playground' type areas. Having said that, there are no 'adults only' sections if you want peace and quiet. We had a relaxing and truly worthwhile holiday in KK and highly recommend this hotel. Will be returning for sure. Many thanks to all hotel staff. Read less
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Jan 22, 2020 yy2xxp

1. Don't make the aircondationer lower then 27 2. Some rooms lighting is too dark , the white light is better then yellow light . 3. The door is too thin to shut out lobby's noise Food is perfect , and enveriment is perfect too .
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Jan 21, 2020 Rnvd

Food was good, staff are friendly and excellent service. Being a local seldom you get good service in KK if you are local, not at Breeze they really take good care of you. Welldone. We will come again this weekend.
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Jan 21, 2020 KIM56789KIM

This was my second visit. It was a more satisfactory accommodation. Especially, the food became very delicious. Employees are kind. Thank you for taking good care of my children in Kids Zone. I want to go there again this year.