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 Super awesome family staycation resorts, friendly staff and remarkable services.

Oct 29, 2020 SyantAlias Portland, Oregon

It was a memorable and pleasant stay with my family at sutera harbour. We stay for 4days 3nights there (12-15 September 2020). Booked 3 rooms and their staffs are really friendly and accommodating to our needs. 1. Checkin was smooth despite the unpredictable weather and long queue. Their concierge staff are super helpful , my family have 2… Read more
It was a memorable and pleasant stay with my family at sutera harbour. We stay for 4days 3nights there (12-15 September 2020). Booked 3 rooms and their staffs are really friendly and accommodating to our needs. 1. Checkin was smooth despite the unpredictable weather and long queue. Their concierge staff are super helpful , my family have 2 infants with 1 small kid, but they really make sure giving us their best services until we reached our rooms. 2. Btw, i booked through their online platform with their sales reps. Since i work in KL and all of my family members in sabah. But surprisingly they really attend to my needs and request. We are lucky that all our 3 rooms are side by side and even got 1 connected rooms. 3. Parking was hassle when we first arrived there, due to the “kempen PRN” , so lots of politicians are staying there. But their staffs are really helpful to guide us to a proper parking space. 4. Breakfast was awesome for the 4 days in a row. Their staffs even recognize our big group and lead us to a big family table each morning (really appreciate the courtesy 🙏🏻). 5. We managed to use both of the swimming pool facilities and it was remarkable family outing . The lifeguard was friendly too. 6. During our stay , we managed to use the FOC ocean ride cruise , and we are lucky to have the whole cruise by our selves- it was really awesome experience and we enjoy each seconds spent there. 7. I requested for late checkout due to my flight back to KL was delayed (thunderstorm), the frontdesk are really helpful and even check if im ok and need a ride to go to the airport. (Thumbs up for the extra services and your courtesy). Overall it was a nice and enjoyable experience staying at your resort 🙏🏻. We are looking forward to spent our family staycation again at your resorts soonnn . Hopefully this coming Christmas holidays. Read less
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Oct 3, 2020 Voyage759559

Stayed here for our Anniversary. Thank you and really appreciate with the service given and we even got free room upgrade from the hotel. Really enjoyed with the cleaned room but we are not really happy with the breakfast served during the pendamic covid-19. I believe that the hotel over charged on the breakfast rate during this time compare to… Read more
Stayed here for our Anniversary. Thank you and really appreciate with the service given and we even got free room upgrade from the hotel. Really enjoyed with the cleaned room but we are not really happy with the breakfast served during the pendamic covid-19. I believe that the hotel over charged on the breakfast rate during this time compare to what they have served. Overall we are satisfied with the service and overall stayed here. However we really enjoyed the cruise service that they include in our package that we bought. Thank you everyone! Read less
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Sep 24, 2020 BI910508

Everything was good . Especially during this difficult time , resort still provide their best service to guests . Enjoy all facilities ,such as swimming pool , golf and bowling game. We also enjoyed short cruise trip with resort friendly staff. I wish resort still able accommodate us with local special deals. Thank you very much for everything.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best Family staycation

Sep 24, 2020 Yong2311 Kota Kinabalu District, Malaysia

Pros: 1. Experiences are Beyond our expectations. We spent most of our time in the room. The kids are enjoyed the Seaview room, outdoor pool. 2. GSA on duty (Martina) are professional handling guests during difficulty period since Covid 19 with new normal, staff are offering help all the time. (tips given for sure) 3. Locations are accessible to… Read more
Pros: 1. Experiences are Beyond our expectations. We spent most of our time in the room. The kids are enjoyed the Seaview room, outdoor pool. 2. GSA on duty (Martina) are professional handling guests during difficulty period since Covid 19 with new normal, staff are offering help all the time. (tips given for sure) 3. Locations are accessible to city. 4. Rooms can be access via stairs because near to pool, restaurants, spa, sunset view, Seaview, can see the cruise from our room. Con's: Need to wait more than 15 minutes from check in time as promised. Since there was a technical problem. (acceptable) The room that we requested are not available. But GSA (Martina) managed to give us nice room with a lovely view. Thank you for the best assistance ever. Overall we enjoyed our 2nd staycation in here. Definitely will stay back again. Hopefully more promo room rate for staycation in the future. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Attended a corporate event, outdoors, with stunning backdrop

Sep 22, 2020 StefanieBraukmann

Everything was handled very professionally and efficiently and with a smile. All staff from front desk, to house keeping, to restaurant staff, to management are exceptionally friendly and helpful. The resort itself is beautiful and the location is amazing. I hope to be able to come back for a holiday soon