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

  • Excellent (1511)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating About the bad experience at the bar this afternoon.

Jul 16, 2019 pearllinn

Today I went to the bar to sit down waiting to enjoy the sunset.I am probably seating for about 5 minutes to 10 minutes, and my ass began to get wet.I looked back and found that the sofa was getting wet.The buttocks of my trousers are all soaked.I asked the staff what happened,He replied that this sofa may be a bit problematic,When it rains, the… Read more
Today I went to the bar to sit down waiting to enjoy the sunset.I am probably seating for about 5 minutes to 10 minutes, and my ass began to get wet.I looked back and found that the sofa was getting wet.The buttocks of my trousers are all soaked.I asked the staff what happened,He replied that this sofa may be a bit problematic,When it rains, the sofa stores water and does not dry out. I am waiting for your staff to give some solutions.But she just stared at me,and revealing a sly expression,she didn't even say sorry to me!I had to smile and said that ,well, I will change my clothes. First,The bar is the best spot for us consumer to watch the sunset. What makes me dissatisfied is that your hotel did not handle the problem of the sofa. Point 2, the staff of your hotel can not be contingent.Did not promptly propose solutions to customers.Shouldn't you help with cleaning clothes and dry cleaning? I feel that the service I am getting does not meet this price.I hope that your hotel will pay more attention to the attitude of employees.As a resort hotel should give customers a better holiday experience.After all, good service can promote the business of the boom. I hope that you can give me a satisfactory explanation and answer as soon as possible. wish you can maintain the image and service quality of the hotel. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Something for everyone

Jul 15, 2019 BJSWT Melbourne, Australia

We stayed at Magellan Sutera booked through luxury escapes. Staff were friendly and helpful. Really good activities available, golf, driving range, bowling alley, pool tables, cruises, water sports, several restaurants, cafes, bars, massages, music and three swimming pools over two resorts. No need to leave the resort, enough to do for a week.… Read more
We stayed at Magellan Sutera booked through luxury escapes. Staff were friendly and helpful. Really good activities available, golf, driving range, bowling alley, pool tables, cruises, water sports, several restaurants, cafes, bars, massages, music and three swimming pools over two resorts. No need to leave the resort, enough to do for a week. Airport transfers and transfers into town available. Enjoyed our weeks stay and would recommend this resort to families or couples. Beautiful sunsets included. Read less
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Jul 13, 2019 혜원 박

Nice, clean and big room. Kind people. Fantastic swimming pool and sunset view. Normal breakfast. The pacific sutera has more bigger swimming pool and there is a private beach in front of hotel so you can see a sunset and enjoy some food and drinks. I want to visit again!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Water pool was very beautiful

Jul 9, 2019 xxxxxwen

Water pool was very beautiful. I used to stay there many years ago and now i came back,but this stay is not so happy.i said i need the king bed when i was booking,but the receipter gave me the two-bed room.I want some hours delay in the check-out day,but they refused.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating nice resort, with strategic location

Jul 6, 2019 LiiH3

well maintained resorts with nice facilities. I used to stay there many years ago and now i came back with facilities being upgraded. Staffs are friendly, breakfast is nice. The whole sutera harbour has 4 swimming pools to swim.