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 romantic weekend gateaway

Sep 16, 2019 Tom8_Harris Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Dear sir/madam, Thank you for the wonderful experience in this resort. We love your hospitality and the services you provided. The room is cozy and quite spacious with an amazing vintage exterior. My girlfriend and I enjoyed the comfort of this secluded place. We love the breathtaking view of the beach outside our balcony. We would recommend… Read more
Dear sir/madam, Thank you for the wonderful experience in this resort. We love your hospitality and the services you provided. The room is cozy and quite spacious with an amazing vintage exterior. My girlfriend and I enjoyed the comfort of this secluded place. We love the breathtaking view of the beach outside our balcony. We would recommend people to come here not just for a vacation or good weekend getaway but also have a leisure of something new and interesting. Warm regards, Tommy and allets Read less
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Sep 16, 2019 Chris K

At the club sea view. We booked 2 rooms which one of them is for my parents. On check in, I got noticed that two rooms have different sea view. I was wondered why it matters, but I said "let us check the room" for which one to choose. But I got one room upgraded to executive even before we check. Club room was already worth to pay, though the… Read more
At the club sea view. We booked 2 rooms which one of them is for my parents. On check in, I got noticed that two rooms have different sea view. I was wondered why it matters, but I said "let us check the room" for which one to choose. But I got one room upgraded to executive even before we check. Club room was already worth to pay, though the window wasn't panorama. Executive was excellent that it has dining table fit for 8 persons so we had a room service dinner for a night. Rooms are clean. Comfortable bed. Staffs are all very kind. Free drinks at Sunset time were romantic. I give you guys double thumbs up. Only demerit is that the sea has navy color, not emerald. But it's all the same for hotels near the city. Read less
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Sep 13, 2019 pamelaannej Perth, Australia

This place is amazing. The resort is just beautiful and the staff are really great. A special thank you to Stanly at the Alfresco/Sunset bar. Rooms were clean, bed comfortable. The only thing was the wifi was dropping in and out but we were advised that they are working on upgrading this at the moment. Ambience of the grounds and pools was just… Read more
This place is amazing. The resort is just beautiful and the staff are really great. A special thank you to Stanly at the Alfresco/Sunset bar. Rooms were clean, bed comfortable. The only thing was the wifi was dropping in and out but we were advised that they are working on upgrading this at the moment. Ambience of the grounds and pools was just stunning. We will definitely be back soon. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating One of the best trip in life

Sep 3, 2019 yongnice_k

Suetra was a so great Resort i have been enjoyed. There are all things in the Resort and All of staffs are so kindly. That was one of the best hotel in life. Club room have a wonderful Sea site view I recommend the Suetra.
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Sep 2, 2019 withuk Seoul, South Korea

Various facilities and large sites. But the contents of the lounge's service are normal. It has several swimming pools and has a good view. The food is neither bad nor good. If you want to see nice sunset, it can be good for you.