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 One of my best memorable getaway

Jun 27, 2020 RB9223

Overall, the hospitality and services are excellent. Spent a night in a room of Deluxe Garden View, with a package of free boat ride, but need to book first during check-in hour. Theres a nearby skybar restaurant which me and my partner dined in together,and the view from the skybar amazed me that you could spend the whole night relaxing in the… Read more
Overall, the hospitality and services are excellent. Spent a night in a room of Deluxe Garden View, with a package of free boat ride, but need to book first during check-in hour. Theres a nearby skybar restaurant which me and my partner dined in together,and the view from the skybar amazed me that you could spend the whole night relaxing in the restaurant. Read less
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Jun 25, 2020 SAEM923 Kota kinabalu sabah

I booked the hotel during promotion and going with my husband for 2 night. The room was beautiful,and perfectly design. I got the best sunset sea view. I highly recommended to try the Horizon steamboat set & cruise. Too bad we can't spend more time in this hotel. But it's great for Honey Moon couples or family.
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Jun 21, 2020 daengmuseqs

Great hotel with a great facilities. With spending RM290 in promotion season we enjoy our shirt honeymoon here. Package includes boat cruise, breakfast and access to the golf driving range.until a next time visit..tqvm
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fifth Years Anniversary!

Jun 16, 2020 Debdebbyart

My partner and I love to visit and experience the speciality in places in Malaysia! In celebration of our fifth year, we are glad to we made the decision to stay this hotel! We really enjoyed the quiet and serene surroundings. The staff at the reception especially the lady are very friendly and helpful ! Thank you
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Worth with the price

Jun 16, 2020 ayinj2020

I am happy to stay here with my family. Everything is good. The service, foods, view, staff. The room very nice, clean, comfortable, spacious. From my room i can see the sea and its refreshing. We also have breakfast in the room and the food really2 delicious.