No. 9 & 10 Jalan Pasar BaruKota Kinabalu88000Malaysia
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About Winner

Winner is an affordable multi-storey hotel in bustling downtown Kota Kinabalu, East Malaysia. Featuring free Wi-Fi throughout, it’s just 15 minutes’ walk from Suria Sabah Shopping Mall.

Classic, colourful rooms with en suite bathrooms and air-conditioning boast flat-screen satellite TVs, slippers, free toiletries, hot drinks provisions, minibars, desks, hairdryers, safes and complimentary bottled water. Spacious upgrade rooms are available.

Amenities comprise a lift, 24-hour reception, meeting rooms, ironing equipment and room service. There’s also a convenience store and a beauty salon on-site.

Located near typical Malaysian street food stalls, the hotel has on-site eateries, including a Cantonese restaurant open for lunch and dinner plus Winner Café, serving a simple free breakfast and local dishes.

Found about ten minutes’ walk from Gaya Street Sunday Market, Winner is roughly 15 minutes’ drive from tropical Tanjung Aru beach and Kota Kinabalu International Airport. Jesselton Point is about one mile away for boats to spectacular islands in the offshore Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park.


No. 9 & 10 Jalan Pasar Baru, Kota Kinabalu, 88000, Malaysia
Telephone: +60(88)243222 | Fax: +60(88)217345 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Convenience store
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 02:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Upbeat about customer service and catering

The multilingual members of staff were pleasant, helpful and welcoming, according to numerous guests. Diners largely welcomed the simple free breakfast at the on-site café, even if some guests on longer stays had hoped for a little more menu variety. Reviewers also enjoyed the food and service at the on-site Chinese restaurant, speaking highly of the local dishes and reasonable menu prices.

Appealing downtown location near dining

Guests were often delighted with this hotel’s downtown location as it put them within easy walking distance of Kota Kinabalu seafront plus shopping malls, dining options, places of worship and the night food market. Not only was the property surrounded by eateries, but also it was a short drive from beautiful beaches, local attractions, beauty spots and the airport for those with their own transport.

Decent rooms at affordable prices

Although several guests commented that the rooms weren’t the height of luxury, most reviewers found them pleasantly clean, tidy and comfy. There was praise for features like the flat-panel TVs and air-conditioning. Furthermore, travellers often said they got reasonable value for money as the room rates were relatively inexpensive for downtown.

Negative Reviews

Free Wi-Fi attracted some criticism

There were reports from some frustrated critics that the free Wi-Fi network was beset by poor speeds and a hit and miss signal from time to time.

Drawbacks in some rooms

Some of the smaller rooms were reportedly a bit cramped, especially when fully occupied. There were also reports of issues like lingering cigarette smells, stained bedding and carpets that could have been better cleaned plus tired-looking décor and malfunctioning air-conditioning units in certain rooms.

No parking

It annoyed some motorists that there wasn’t an on-site car park, meaning they had to hunt around the surrounding blocks for secure parking.

Rating Overview

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7.2 /10
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    7.5 /10
7.2 out of 10 based on 500 reviews