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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Breeze

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.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Everything was satisfactory.

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.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating New Year Celebration

Jan 21, 2020 jenniferoM9722KB Singapore, Singapore

If you are looking for a gateaway holiday resort in the city, then this is the place! We were recommended by our friends from Singapore & stayed during the New Year Eve celebration. We had some issues during our stay but was sorted out well. Me and my family enjoyed ourselves. This resort live up to its expectations. Special thanks to The General… Read more
If you are looking for a gateaway holiday resort in the city, then this is the place! We were recommended by our friends from Singapore & stayed during the New Year Eve celebration. We had some issues during our stay but was sorted out well. Me and my family enjoyed ourselves. This resort live up to its expectations. Special thanks to The General Manager, Gerry D'Cruz and his team who made our stay a memorable one. Will recommend and will return Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great journey at Magellan

Jan 19, 2020 ycqicy

Nice dinner with my favourite whisky in clubroom, we could see the sunset freely and took lots of beautiful photo then share to others. The clubroom is best I‘ve’ ever seen.Thanks for the service!! My parents and little daughter enjoyed the swimming pool with sea view very much. It would be perfect if TVB channel is available.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Cockroaches and unpleasant staff attitude.

Jan 6, 2020 877jhl

We booked through agoda and at the check in the staff requested us to give the booking number which was odd. Took a long time to check in and the staff attitude was not so pleasant. Also had some confusion with extra bed due to lack of staff conversation. Each staff on the phone said different thing and i did even mention to one staff how come the… Read more
We booked through agoda and at the check in the staff requested us to give the booking number which was odd. Took a long time to check in and the staff attitude was not so pleasant. Also had some confusion with extra bed due to lack of staff conversation. Each staff on the phone said different thing and i did even mention to one staff how come the staff communication is so bad. Anyway, later on the room had cockroaches and after waiting for an hour the changed room again had 2 cockroaches in bathroom. The room smelt like mould too. Waited for another hour finally changed the room to the other side of the building. We did not receive any proper apology from the reception staff or housekeeping. Only the bellboy told us maybe due to the construction site the hotel cant handle cockroaches. It was a big disappointment and i’ll never ever visit this hotel again. Read less