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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Oct 19, 2019 Geraldineanne78 Malaysia

Returned back after 7 years and this resort still has that charm! Attending a wedding function at Pacific Sutera and at the same time took a break with family. Nice sea view room and friendly staffs. The Chinese course dinner was tasty and decorations are nice. Me and my family enjoyed our stay and will definitely recommend.
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Oct 19, 2019 CharlieandAli King Island Australia

This was our second visit to the Pacific Sutera this year and we would have to rate it as one of our best holiday stays ever. Our amazingly warm " welcome back !" from Esther at club lounge reception and similarly professional, warm and friendly dealings with the rest of the staff at the Pacific Club ensured a stay that was both relaxing and… Read more
This was our second visit to the Pacific Sutera this year and we would have to rate it as one of our best holiday stays ever. Our amazingly warm " welcome back !" from Esther at club lounge reception and similarly professional, warm and friendly dealings with the rest of the staff at the Pacific Club ensured a stay that was both relaxing and enjoyable. Our room had a lovely view over the golfcourse and the balcony was great place to sit of an evening and view the city lights. The room itself was clean and comfortable though perhaps a little dated. However we could not fault the service at the club. It is a beautifully relaxing environment with gorgeous views over the islands and South China Sea and the food at breakfast and cocktail hour was varied and tasty. Zul and his team: Jurie, Hakri, Dyana, Vien, Christine and Florien made us feel more like family than guests and ensured that our stay was truly a memorable one. The facilities at the resort are excellent and we made full use of the gym at the marina complex and the olympic pool. Many thanks to Sheril and Mirajh for their warm greetings and smiles at the poolside and to Grace and Suhara who again impressed us with their friendliness and professionalism. The extensive grounds ensure a calm, relaxing environment and the resort is close to Kota Kinabalu city if one is interested in shopping and nightlife. Thank you one and all for the fabulous memories and hopefully see you again next year. Read less
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Oct 13, 2019 kimxkim

BREAKFAST - so-so. nothing great ROOM - no cotton bud, hot shower take a bit of time CHECKOUT - NO designated checkout counters. NO fast check out. if there's 20 people checking in. u have to queue together with all 20 people. STAFF - GOOD. FRIENDLY. HELPFUL. TAXI - very easy. there's a counter to help.
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Oct 9, 2019 DesLangford Yorkshire

This hotel had the slowest check in I have ever experienced. From being third in the queue it took an hour - with each customer taking 20 minutes. Not what you want after a tiring journey. Apart from that the hotel is decent enough and breakfast was good. The setting is quite attractive but the hotel was very crowded with lots of children so is… Read more
This hotel had the slowest check in I have ever experienced. From being third in the queue it took an hour - with each customer taking 20 minutes. Not what you want after a tiring journey. Apart from that the hotel is decent enough and breakfast was good. The setting is quite attractive but the hotel was very crowded with lots of children so is hardly a peaceful place. It is a taxi ride away from the city centre and the Waterfont bars but since the hotel prices are high it is worth the taxi fare. Read less
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Oct 2, 2019 Rozen112 United States

Overall the stay was nice.The staff is very friendly and well known about the place and location. The down part is we had to asked few times for towel as there were none when we return form tours. Sometime it take ages for the towel to arrive to the room. Its not only happen to me but also my other friends room. Still a great place to visit and… Read more
Overall the stay was nice.The staff is very friendly and well known about the place and location. The down part is we had to asked few times for towel as there were none when we return form tours. Sometime it take ages for the towel to arrive to the room. Its not only happen to me but also my other friends room. Still a great place to visit and still going to recommend this place to friends and family. Read less