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 All good, but one thing about the pool-side restaurant...

Mar 22, 2020 beomjinh

As the title goes, we had a great stay. The view was great, awesome location, and great service over all. However, I need to share an incident where we made a reservation for a table (with a number, say 65). When we arrived at the poolside restaurant, we saw that someone was seated at the table we specifically reserved. The staff, including the… Read more
As the title goes, we had a great stay. The view was great, awesome location, and great service over all. However, I need to share an incident where we made a reservation for a table (with a number, say 65). When we arrived at the poolside restaurant, we saw that someone was seated at the table we specifically reserved. The staff, including the manager, were hesitant to ask the man to move, and told us that they tried talking to the "doctor" and he refused. We were ultimately seated at a place that we didn't want to be seated in. I don't have any further context to this, but it seemed like the guy seated was someone of some high position, and that made even the manager to speak up about this. That made that only night a little less memorable. Read less
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Mar 18, 2020 AzlanKadir Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Excellent staff, venue & facilities. Very accommodative and facilities are sufficient for a huge event. Would recommend to anyone to organise events at this place 👍 Pls get in touch with Ms Rosila or Diana. They would be glad to assist. Thank you Sutera Resort for an unforgettable experience 👍
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Mar 10, 2020 O3230XJsallyw Brisbane, Australia

I recently spent a week at the Magellan Sutera Resort with my (adult) sons, and cannot speak highly enough of our experience. The resort is excellent, spotlessly clean, attentive and respectful staff, and extensive facilities. The resort would have to be the pick of accommodation in KK, and only a few minutes away, and easily accessed by the hotel… Read more
I recently spent a week at the Magellan Sutera Resort with my (adult) sons, and cannot speak highly enough of our experience. The resort is excellent, spotlessly clean, attentive and respectful staff, and extensive facilities. The resort would have to be the pick of accommodation in KK, and only a few minutes away, and easily accessed by the hotel shuttle, or via Grab (Asia’s version of Uber). There are plenty of options for food and bars, within the resort and across at the partnered Pacific Sutera Hotel (a short walk away). There was literally more to do than we had time for, so a great place for any age, and for either a family holiday or for business conference. A great Borneo experience, and highly recommended. Read less
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Feb 26, 2020 Norisk63

Wonderful treatment by the staff!! Facilities are well maintained and clean. Love the restaurants especially the Italian one. Location is quite strategic especially for sunset view. Not far from the city and peaceful from the traffic sound.
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Feb 20, 2020 guidepostbob Gerringong, Australia

Everything here was as expected. I beautiful hotel, rooms exceptionally equipped and appointed - everything worked. The pool area had plenty of space to relax with pleasant sea breezes. It was easy to get into town (Taxi's and grab were quite cheap). Staff were really helpful. Breakfast sprewad was amazing for all tastes.