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 Fantastic Place to relax and cheer up !

May 18, 2019 Shui06

The sun sets just in front of your eyes at the private beach of the accommodation ! People usually won't be able to see this type of majestic scenery many times in your life ! The swimming pool was also wonderful. The band who performed at the main bar was incredibly well! The singer had a beautiful voice and sang professionally !
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Seaside beautiful site.

May 18, 2019 Seattle07 Washington State

Hotel is located right on the sea, with views of the islands. You can pick up a boat right at the hotel waterfront which will take you over to the islands for a day of snorkeling and exploring. Good food and fun exploring.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The Pacific Sutera delivered great experience

May 17, 2019 Sabahfriendly Greater Perth, Australia

The Pacific hotel staff delivered excellent service, throughout the resort. The food was amazing from breakfast in the morning to lunch by the pool and dinner in one of the great eateries. Its the place to have a fun and relaxing holiday. The lobby is the place to be seen for afternoon tea, sitting looking out to the south china sea.
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May 16, 2019 Paradise85989

From start to finish a Fantastic holiday - the Magellan was the best report to relax and enjoy - rooms and bed was so comfortable cleaned daily food was delicious loved the breakfast and dined in most restaurants all so very good - credit has to be given to the staff everyone was so helpful and kind Took a tour with Amazing Borneo tours to see… Read more
From start to finish a Fantastic holiday - the Magellan was the best report to relax and enjoy - rooms and bed was so comfortable cleaned daily food was delicious loved the breakfast and dined in most restaurants all so very good - credit has to be given to the staff everyone was so helpful and kind Took a tour with Amazing Borneo tours to see probiscus monkeys and fireflies a great experience with knowledgeable guides - to sum up a really lovey relaxing holiday - we will definitely return 👏👏 Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Hotel FULL of Chinese Tourist shouting Jumping taking selfies no relaxing holiday.

May 16, 2019 Liteload321

First time to Kota Kinabalu for relaxing holiday. FIRST time LAST time. The place is full of Chinese tourist and they have no respect for other holiday guests. All day long there shouting taking selfies has if there models jumping up & down. No matter if your sat round pool near beach there always in your face. We are here for 10 days and can… Read more
First time to Kota Kinabalu for relaxing holiday. FIRST time LAST time. The place is full of Chinese tourist and they have no respect for other holiday guests. All day long there shouting taking selfies has if there models jumping up & down. No matter if your sat round pool near beach there always in your face. We are here for 10 days and can honestly say we have had 1 quiet day when we have been able to sit outside. The other days we have come in and sat on balcony. I have spoke with manger told her Pacific Sutera is advertised as a relaxing hotel but we have not found it relaxing at all. They need to sort this PROBLEM QUICK. Or lose customers. We have no problem with hotel room lovely staff very nice friendly & polite. They need to sort the way Chinese act around pool & beach area so other guest can have a relaxing holiday. Read less