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Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort and Spa

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort and Spa

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6900 Reviews
Guide Price €1,559 per person
Departure's from Dublin, staying for 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Superior Rainforest Room (2 adults sharing) including return private transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

Spectacular beachfront views, surrounded by tropical forest

Set on the white sands of the Pantai Dalit Beach and surrounded by 400 acres of lush tropical vegetation, the Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa is ideal for beach and nature lovers. There is an array of onsite activities and remarkable grounds filled indigenous flora and fauna. Unexpected encounters with hornbills gliding overhead, a friendly bear cat greeting you from a tree or the occasional wild rabbit, iguana or squirrel crossing your path are all part of the magic of this remarkable resort. Enjoy breakfast with views of Mount Kinabalu and the surrounding Borneo rainforest. 

Relax in the tropical swimming pool, indulge in a pampering treatment at the spa, enjoy nature excursions and partake in a range of sporting activities and classes to experience all this resort has to offer. Children can enjoy the children’s swimming pool and kids club, ensuring all are entertained whilst golfing enthusiasts will love the eco-friendly championship golf course.

When it come to meals, you are spoilt for choice with a selection of eight dining and drinking venues available. Opt for traditional Malaysian ‘street food’ at the Tepi Laut Makan Street restaurant, modern grilled Japanese cuisine at Kozan Teppan – yaki, traditional Indian at Naan and award winning western dishes at Coast, the chic beachside restaurant. Lastly, the laid-back Sampan Bar awaits at the end of the day where can witness beautiful sunsets.

  • H&J Recommends
  • Exclusive Ocean Wing with private swimming pool
  • 18 hole championship golf course

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Luxury

Location Type

Beach
  • Check-in Time:
    02:00
  • Check-out Time:
    12:00
  • 420 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx. 45 minutes from Kota Kinabalu Airport.

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Golf
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Eco-friendly
  • H&J Recommended
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

For Families

  • Kid's Club
  • Kid's Pool
Location Highlights

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort and Spa

  • Beach
  • approx. 45 minutes from Kota Kinabalu Airport.
6900 Reviews 92% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 4937
  • Very Good 1409
  • Average 393
  • Poor 109
  • Terrible 52

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

May 22, 2019

Excellent service and very accommodating for visitors' need

England

1) My family and I had an excellent stay at Shangri-La Rasa Ria. I stayed at many Shangri-La Hotels before and this is the best experience that I had. - The hotel has a lot of facilities for activities (kids zone, swimming pool, ping pong, game room equipped with Xbox, spa etc). You will never run out of things to do. - The breakfast has very wide selection of food. - The hotel is very accommodating for young children and babies. They have baby changing facilities in many location of the hotel. We also borrowed stroller, steriliser, baby cot at free of charge. The staffs are very friendly and willing to help. - The hotel beach is excellent. White sandy beach and the beach area is super huge! The sea was clean and clear. - Our room was facing the sea. They have designed the room to have nice sofa facing the sea so that you can enjoy the beautiful sunset. The sunset view from our room was simply amazing! 2) My dad was sick on one of the evening during our stay. The room service has acted promptly to clean up the toilet. The hotel is quite far away from town and we can't buy plain bread for my dad. One of the hotel staff at Coffee Terrace sent some bread roll for my dad free of charge to our room. I actually wanted to pay for the bread and he took the risk of giving us free as their bread roll are not available for sale. He did demonstrated empathy and truly concern of my dad's heath. 3) Every staff that we have interacted at the hotel was very warm and kind. They made us felt very welcome. The kind act do make us feel very happy for the stay. 4) Some not so good experience: I had some issue when I booked the room direct through Shangri-La's website. Their charging system is based in Hong Kong and causing me having to pay overseas charges even thou I was using a Malaysian card to pay for hotel room based in Malaysia. Shangri-La refunded the overseas charges to me after some discussions.
May 22, 2019

10 day stay that will live on in our memories for ever - wonderful

Its not paradise but it is pretty close and the staff are absolutely fantastic. Probably one of the best check-ins I have experienced, very relaxed and very welcome after been stuck in traffic for and hour and a half from the airport. It is a wonderful large and open reception area with a beautiful view of the ocean/sea. There was a little mix up between hotel and tour company which meant we were not given the right room but on letting the hotel team know this was soon rectified without fuss. Our room was great (302) views of the sea, loads of storage space and extremely comfortable large bed. Throughout our stay the room was kept spotless by the team - thank-you. It is a family resort so expect children, expect an international clientele, but the resort is large enough to engage with others or find a private corner as you choose. I did find the garden terrace restaurant which is one of the main buffet restaurants a bit noisy sometimes but with 4 other restaurants to choose from not a problem. The food (all of it - breakfast lunch and dinner,) amazing. I cannot think of anything, whatever your nationality and preference would not be on offer and would not be presented and cooked to the highest standard. If you did want an alternative I am sure the teams would do all they could to meet the request. We just are at the buffet restaurants as we had booked a half-board package and every night something different, every night we had a great meal. Much preferred the Malaysian restaurant to the Garden Terrace but just a personal taste thing. All food fresh and most of it cooked to order. We did have a bit of a hiccup when we there but this just ended with an even more positive impression of the hotel, who did everything they could to make sure the problem was resolved and that our stay was an enjoyable one. It worked as the title suggested we had a wonderful time and in made our 40th wedding anniversary a very special and memorable one. Thank-you one and all.
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Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort and Spa

Facilities

Fitness Centre

The resort features a fully equipped fitness centre.

Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club

18-hole championship golf course located adjacent to the hotel. Additional charges may apply.

CHI, The Spa

CHI. The Spa features a selection of treatments which showcase the diverse Sabah culture. Relax in soothing settings with a choice of treatments using natural botanical and herbal products, designed to promote health and wellbeing.

Sports & Entertainment

You’ll never be lost for something to do at Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort with a range of activities and sports to enjoy. For water sport enthusiasts, a variety of sports, including jet-skiing, kayaking, banana boat rides, windsurfing, fishing, parasailing and diving can be enjoyed at this beach front resort, whilst jungle activities include canopy walks, bird watching, river excursions and jungle walks. Back at the hotel a range of activities can also be enjoyed including bicycle hire, golf, petanque, horse riding, table tennis, tennis, beach volleyball, fun sumo-wrestling and beach football among others.

Two Swimming Pools

The resort’s swimming pool is design in a lagoon style and is lined by lush greenery and sun beds. Drinks can be enjoyed from the Tepi Laut poolside bar. For little ones there is also a children’s swimming pool and a slide.

Weddings

Shangri La Rasa Ria Resort offers weddings on the beach and in the tropical grounds. Please call for details of the packages available.

Classes

Classes available at the resort include pilates, cooking, congkak lessons (local traditional instrument), coconut leave weaving and Thai Chi.

Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided across the Resort

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort and Spa

Room Types

Deluxe Sea View

Deluxe Sea View Rooms come with 36 square metres of living space and are Malaysian-inspired. All face the beach and the South China Sea across landscaped gardens and feature complimentary Wi-Fi.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Shower over bath
  • Towels included
Deluxe Garden View Room

Deluxe Garden View

Deluxe Garden View Rooms come with 36 square metres of living space and are located either on the ground floor or high floor and have excellent views of the manicured gardens. Ground floor rooms offer a private lanai, while the upper-floor rooms have a split-level layout and private balcony. Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided for your convenience.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Shower over bath
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Superior Rainforest Room

Superior Rainforest Room

Superior Rainforest Rooms come with 36 square metres of luxurious living space fitted with warm earthy colours and natural wood furnishings. Views of the tropical landscapes of Sabah can be enjoyed from your private balcony whilst complimentary Wi-Fi is provided for your convenience.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Shower over bath
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Premier Room Ocean Wing

Premier Room Ocean Wing come with 90 square metres of lavish living space and are located in the exclusive Ocean Wing. Relax in your private outdoors bathtub or enjoy ocean views from your terrace for a truly luxurious experience. Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided for your convenience.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Shower over bath
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort and Spa

Food & Drink

Sampan Bar

Sampan Bar is a casual beachside bar serving refreshing cocktails and snacks. In the evening, enjoy the stunning Borneo sunset views. Happy Hour is served from 4.30pm-5.30pm and 9.30pm-10.30pm. Dress code: Casual.

Naan – Flavours of India

Enjoy the flavours of India at this refined restaurant and sample Northern Indian dishes and spicy specialities from coastal Goa for your evening meal. Restrictions: Smoking is not permitted. Dress code: Smart casual.

Golfers' Terrace

Golfers' Terrace overlooks the 18-hold Dailt Bay championship golf course. Golfers' Terrace has indoor and outdoor seating areas. Dress code: Casual / Golfing attire

Coffee Terrace

Coffee Terrace

Coffee Terrace is an all-day dining restaurant serving local and international cuisine in an indoor or outdoor setting. Here you can enjoy a healthy menu and tropical fruits. Restrictions: Smoking is not permitted at Coffee Terrace. Dress code: Casual.

Coast Restaurant

Coast Restaurant and Bar

Coast Restaurant and Bar is an award winning beachfront restaurant which serves western cuisine for breakfast and dinner. Enjoy meals on the outdoor terrace and watch as the sun sets on the horizon. In addition, for a truly private and romantic experience request one of the three private beachside gazebos.Opening TimesBreakfast 6.30am - 10.30amDinner 6.30pm - 10.30pmThe bar is open 4.30pm til late. Restrictions: Smoking is only permitted at the outdoor deck. Dress code: Smart casual (No shorts or flip flops).

Kozan Teppanyaki Restaurant

Kozan Teppan-yaki Restaurant

Open for lunch and dinner, Kozan Teppan-yaki is a classic Japanese style restaurant featuring characteristically modern interiors and Japanese grilled cuisine. Restrictions: Smoking is not permitted. Dress code: Smart casual.

Tepi Laut Makan Street Bar & Restaurant

Tepi Laut Makan Street offers food stalls with many tempting flavours and a glimpse into the cuisines of Asia. During the day this restaurant is a poolside bar offering Asian and western snacks and drinks. Open for lunch 11.45-17.45 and dinner 18.30-22.30. Restrictions: Smoking is not permitted. Dress code: Casual.

Lobby

Lobby Lounge

The Lobby Lounge is open-air with views of the gardens, swimming pool and the white sandy beach. The Lobby Lounge also has relaxing live entertainment. Dress code: Casual.

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast

Breakfast is served at Coffee Terrace restaurant.

Half Board

As well as Breakfast, Half Board includes buffet dinner atCoffee Terrace or Tepi Laut.

Full Board

As well as Breakfast, FullBoard includesbuffet lunch and dinner at Coffee Terrace or Tepi Laut.

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort and Spa

Family Friendly Facilities

Kid's Club

The resort's Kids' Club is ideal for children aged 4 to 12 years and is supervised. Here children can enjoy Batik painting, a pony lead ride, sea shell collecting, traditional dance classes, jenga competitions, origami and much more.

Kid's Pool

The Kid's Pool is located by the main pool area.

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort and Spa

Special Offers

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Honeymoon Offer

Couples booking a Superior Rainforest Room or Deluxe Garden View Room will receive an upgrade to the next room type and a bottle of wine upon arrival.

Couples booking a Premier Room (Ocean Wing) will receive one complimentary lover’s bath in the oversized bathtub on their balcony and a bottle of wine upon arrival.

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Honeymoon Offer

Honeymooners receive a fruit basket in room upon arrival with daily replenishment, 20% discount on Spa andVIP check in.

Early booking discount

Rate Reduction

Free nights

Free Nights

Pay 6 Stay 7, or Pay 10 Stay 12

Free nights

Free Nights

Pay 6 Stay 7 or Pay 10 Stay 12.

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Breakfast With A View

Enjoy the most important meal of the day with the ultimate breath-taking view, overlooking the majestic Mount Kinabalu in one direction and the rollingcoastline in the other. Hike through the Bornean jungle90 metres above sea-level, your journeywill beguided by a professional ranger,through the tree tops andcrossing a canopy walk on the way. It will be clear you have reached yourdestinationwhen yousee the spectacular view of Mount Kinabalu and waiting for you will be refreshingcold towels, a delicious breakfast of pastries and fresh seasonal fruits from the local markets.

Early booking discount

Early Booking Discount for stays in April 2017

Up to20% off accommodation price.

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