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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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
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Sep 22, 2020 Tarapfanatic

Was there for a client's event. The staff were very helpful to sort out any hiccups we had along the trip, and even went out of their way to do so! From wait staff, concierge to the reception. Lovely people!
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Sep 22, 2020 natleanna

Wanted to go for a beach holiday and came across this place. and gave it a try. It's so pretty and got a beach view room. The resort is near the airport and pretty near the city as well. Very convenient . Would definitely come here again.
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Sep 21, 2020 Lisya1293

Hi there, I would say my stay was truly enjoyable, luxurious and relaxing. I love the overall design of the resort-full of greeneries, spacious, clean and absolutely stunning especially the seaside. The room- love the white concept so much, abundant of towels provided, spacious bathroom (and shower cubicle!), the balcony, the view EXCEPT, the… Read more
Hi there, I would say my stay was truly enjoyable, luxurious and relaxing. I love the overall design of the resort-full of greeneries, spacious, clean and absolutely stunning especially the seaside. The room- love the white concept so much, abundant of towels provided, spacious bathroom (and shower cubicle!), the balcony, the view EXCEPT, the room get warm by evening and am pretty sure the AC wasn’t working. It was quite disappointing. What I absolutely love about the resort was GOLF CLUB! We had fun with bowling and snooker table. The downside of the trip was the CRUISE. I am disappointed. We’ve booked for evening cruise few days prior, however it got cancelled due to impermissible weather (Which I understand and it was acceptable). What was not acceptable was the miscommunication I had with your staff. Upon check in, I clarified with them MULTIPLE TIMES how to book for the next available session for cruise, the receptionist attending insisted for me to call the next morning and only then they are able to book me a place. I cant help but wonder why can’t they book me in advance? Tried calling operator multiple times that evening from my room but was left unanswered. My plan for the next day initially was to do some racket games but since the cruise need to be rescheduled i figured my hubs and I should take the cruise first thing in the morning and then indulge ourselves into racket games. Next morning- got hold of operator which said they have got seats available for 9 am slot, we booked. Had breakfast and only then the operator rang me again to inform morning slots for cruise was actually full. The only available slots are the afternoon at 1pm and 5pm. I was in utter disappointment. I already had my plans rescheduled and to be informed that again, cruise needs to be rescheduled and I wont be able to play racket games before checking out? It ruins my whole plan for the day. Was disappointed once again after booking for 1pm cruise and it got cancelled. Would appreciate if I can get a compensation for this. Read less
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Sep 21, 2020 NaimahM18

Definitely one the best 5 stars hotels. The staffs are nice, the facilities are good and the food is amazing. Breathtaking location, next to harbour and the beach. The amenities are great as well. Definitely will book this place again