• Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

Luxurious five-star family resort

The Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa allows you to experience the best of Malaysia with 25 acres of lush gardens and a location close to the coral islands of Tunku Adbul Rahman National Park. Here you can make use of the on-site dive centre and marina allowing easy access to these ocean attractions whilst jungle treks and bird watching tours are available in your lush surroundings. For some city exploration, head to Kota Kinabalu city, just minutes from the resort.

A haven of relaxation, the resort's luxurious rooms overlook the ocean or the spectacular Mount Kinabalu and feature your own balcony and elegant furnishings whilst magnificent views of the ocean can also be enjoyed from the Jacuzzi and beautiful infinity edge swimming pool. For ultimate rejuvination in paradise head to the CHI Spa for a pampering treat and revive your body and soul.

Ideal for couples and families, children can take a dip in the paddle pool, play on the slides and play away the hours in the kid’s club whilst adults enjoy a range of activities including scuba diving, football, yoga, Thai chi, volleyball, pilates, water volleyball, cricket, tennis, table tennis, petanque and pitch and putt.

Last but not least, dazzle your taste buds with delightful barbeque cuisine at the resort's bar and grill overlooking the ocean, sample award-winning Italian at Peppinos and Chinese fare at Shang Palace. For drinks, the Sunset Bar offers a relaxing spot to enjoy a spectacular sun set, the perfect way to round off a fantastic day at this tropical retreat.

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Guide Price

 €1,719  per person
Hotel Category
Luxury
Location Type
Beach
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 4277 Reviews
Mount Kinabalu

Hotel highlights

  • Conde Nast Traveller Award Winner
  • Great for families
  • Close to Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park
  • Award-winning Chi\
  • The Spa

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    12:00
  • Check-out Time:
    12:00
  • 492 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx. 10 minutes from Kota Kinabalu Airport.

Main Facilities

  • Golf
  • Outdoor pool
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Board Basis Options

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Room Only

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Family Rooms
  • Kid's Club
  • Kid's Pool

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

  • Beach
  • approx. 10 minutes from Kota Kinabalu Airport.
4277 Reviews 87% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 2404
  • Very Good 1220
  • Average 401
  • Poor 146
  • Terrible 106

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Nov 16, 2019

Like being in Shangri-La

Montreal, Canada

Our stay was so memorable we can't think of visiting Malaysia next time without staying at the STAR as it is known by locals. Even if you're not romantic this resort will make one of you. Every area at the resort is beautifully designed and decorated we felt relaxed and renewed without even realizing it. We didn't want to leave the resort. It was great we booked the room with the balcony facing the sea. What a view~ Their bath products smelled like paradise. And this is the first place where the clothline is placed diagonally so you don't have water dripping but into the bath. It makes sense! We could hear people talking in the hallway as they walked by but luckily it was quiet at night. Usually don't expect much from hotel food, but was impressed with their breakfast buffet, especially their Malaysian curries which were excellent. Also loved the grilled foods offered by the bar. Really good satays. Another reason for our stay here was to watch the so talked sunset. To enjoy it a bit more quietly head to the Sunset bar early. To get front seats you must pay extra of course but includes a glass of champagne. The tlless expensive tables are to the side so you have to stand up to see the sunset, must have at least one drink. But the view is still amazing from the walkway near the gazebo. The cultural show with the fire was an experience. Well worth it. Buffet was very good as expected. Terima kasih for having made our stay unbelievable.
Nov 13, 2019

Nice Hotel

We stayed in the tanjung wing and checked in quick and easy..1st impressions on the room weren't good and it felt very dated and tired.loose tiles on bath panel grout missing and very poor siliconing all around..i should say i am a wall and floor tiler so i do tend too notice these things more than others,there were marks on the walls and the carpets had some staining.although this may sound bad it wasn't anything to really complain about..the room was clean and bed was extremely comfortable..we had mountain view which was stunning in the morning, watching the sun rise over mt Kinabula. Others here had us concerned about the breakfast situation but it was fine..staff asked where we'd like to sit and guided us to a table..we sat in the outside room..inside was busy..outside not so. The food was fantastic,everything you could wish for infact you'd struggle to want for something they didn't have. Our breakfast was included in the price sadly dinner was not and after eating at the hotel for the 1st night we decided to eat out for the rest of our stay as the prices in the hotel we're ridiculous when you can eat out for a 5th of the price..we ate mostly at Lucy's kitchen(10 min walk from lobby) three of us had 3 course meals with drinks for around £30.the hotel was £170 without drinks! Admittedly Lucy's kitchen has more of a cafe feel but its a good spot for the sunsets and food was good.yes the hotel was better but doesn't justify the ridiculous pricing.£8.60 for a 300ml can of tiger beer when its about around £2 down the road, makes the walk worth while.we did take a grab taxi to sunnys supermarket beforehand to stock the mini bar which i estimate saved us over £150 on drinks. That being said the hotel was great and we enjoyed our stay very much,the staff were very friendly and helpful.
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Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

Facilities

Classes

A range of classes are available at the resort including napkin folding, cooking, mah-jong, floral decoration, mudball making and Bahasa language lessons allowing you to immerse yourself in the local culture and tradition.

Health Club

The Health Club has dedicated areas for cardio, weights, Pilates and personal training; an energy boosting juice bar; relaxing sauna and locker rooms with male and female orientated zones. Restrictions: Children under 18 are not premitted in the Health Club

a tree in front of a palm tree

Pitch and Putt Golf Course

a view of a large body of water

CHI, The Spa

A haven of rest and relaxation, the spa village is built on a private island and features eight treatment rooms equipped with a steam room, outdoor shower and bath. Yoga and Tai Chi is also conducted daily at the yoga pavilion. Restrictions: Children under 18 are not permitted to use the spa.

Sports & Entertainment

Arange of activities can be enjoyed at the resort including scuba diving, football, bird watching, yoga, tai chi, pilates, water volleyball, cricket, tennis, table tennis, petanque and pitch and putt.

a group of people swimming in a body of water

Swimming Pool

The resort's 2,000 square metre pool comes complete with tapered shoreline for children, a Jacuzzi® and infinity pool section for adults.

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available across the Resort

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Star Marina

Exclusively owned and operated by the resort, STAR Marina provides professional water sport services, boating and cruise facilities and also includesa learning centre for scuba diving enthusiasts. The dive centre offers a variety of dive certification classes, facilities and equipment in line with PADI standards so if you are thinking about learning to dive or a fully qualified diver; this is the place for you. For non-divers, snorkelling trips are offered daily too.The STAR Marina is located within the grounds of the resort offering guests easy access as well as the option to explore neighbouring islands for day trips and beach activities from their very own private STAR Marina Jetty. Please note, charges will apply locally for some activities.

Lok Kawi Wildlife Park

Shangri-La Tanjung Aru offers a shuttle service to nearby Lok Kawi Wildlife Park three times a day.. Lok Kawi Wildife Parkis home to Pygmy Elephants, Proboscis Monkeys, Malayan Tiger and different species of deer. Shuttle service is on a first come first served basis and bookings should be made one day in advance at the concierge desk. Charges apply for shuttle service and entrance to Lok Kawi Wildlife Park.

Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

Room Types

Kinabalu Mountain View Room

Mountainview Room

Mountain View Rooms come with 45 square metres of living space and are located in the Kinabalu Wing. Enjoy views of Mount Kinabalu from your balcony and complimentary Wi-Fi, provided for your convenience. Your bathroom features a bathtub and separate shower.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Tanjung Sea View

Tanjung Sea View Rooms come with 47 square metres of living space and are located in the Tanjung Wing. Sea views are available from your private balcony and your bathroom is fitted with a bathtub and separate shower. Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided for your convenience.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Kinabalu Club Mountain View

Kinabalu Club Mountain View Rooms come with 45 square metres of living space and are located in the Kinabalu Wing. Incredible views of Mount Kinabalu can be enjoyed from your balcony and your bathroom is fitted with a bathtub and shower. In addition complimentary Wi-Fi and Club Benefits come inclusive with the room.

Kinabalu Club Room Benefits Include:
Personalised escort to the Kinabalu Club
A Kinabalu Club Purser in attendance from 07.00am - 11.00pm
Welcome refreshments upon check in
Complimentary pressing of one suit upon arrival on request
Complimentary buffet breakfast from 07.00am - 10.30am
Complimentary beverage, juices, coffee and tea throughout the day in the Kinabalu Club
Complimentary cocktail hour from 5.00pm - 7.00pm at Kinabalu Club
Express (4 hour) laundry service at regular rates. One our pressing service at normal rates.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Kinabalu Club Sea View

Kinabalu Club Sea View Rooms come with 45 square metres of living space and are located in the Kinabalu Wing. Incredible views of the sea can be enjoyed from your balcony and your bathroom is fitted with a bathtub and shower. In addition complimentary Wi-Fi and Club Benefits come inclusive with the room.

Kinabalu Club Room Benefits Include:
Personalised escort to the Kinabalu Club
A Kinabalu Club Purser in attendance from 07.00am - 11.00pm
Welcome refreshments upon check in
Complimentary pressing of one suit upon arrival on request
Complimentary buffet breakfast from 07.00am - 10.30am
Complimentary beverage, juices, coffee and tea throughout the day in the Kinabalu Club
Complimentary cocktail hour from 5.00pm - 7.00pm at Kinabalu Club
Express (4 hour) laundry service at regular rates. One our pressing service at normal rates.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included

Tanjung Executive Suite

Tanjung Executive Suites are located in the Tanjung Wing and have a private balcony with views of the South China Sea.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included
Kinabalu Seaview Room

Kinabalu Sea View

Kinabalu Sea View Rooms come with 45 square metres of living space and feature private balconies facing the South China Sea. Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided for your convenience and your bathroom features a bathtub and separate shower.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Family Room with Mountainview

Family Room with Mountainview Rooms consist of two interconnecting Mountainview Rooms.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Family Room With Sea View

Family Room With Sea View consist of two interconnecting rooms with private balcony and sea views.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Family Room With Mountainview (BB)

Kinabalu Seaview

a bedroom with a large bed in a hotel room

Tanjung Seaview Room

Tanjung Sea View Rooms come with 47 square metres of living space and are located in the Tanjung Wing. Sea views are available from your private balcony and your bathroom is fitted with a bathtub and separate shower. Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided for your convenience.

Family Room With Sea View (BB)

Kinabalu Club Mountainview (BB)

Kinabalu Club Seaview (BB)

Mountainview

Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

Food & Drink

Coco Joe's Bar and Grill

Coco Joe's Bar and Grill is a contemporary beach barbeque restaurant and bar, serving refreshing cocktails, fresh seafood and an à la carte menu.Opening TimesRestaurant - 11.30am - 10pm Bar - 9am - 10pm Restrictions: Smoking is not permitted in Coco-Joe's Bar & Grill. Dress code: Casual

Café TATU

Café TATU is a contemporary restaurant featuring a varied buffet breakfast and dinner in an open-kitchen design. Cuisine options include Mongolian, Tandoori, Asian noodles, Dim sum, pasta, salads and desserts. Lunch is available à la carte. Restrictions: Café TATU accommodates both smoking and non-smoking guests Dress code: Casual

Peppino Restaurant

Furnished with warm timber and sleek leather furniture, Peppino Restaurant is an award-winning Italian Restaurant serving authentic Italian cuisine in refined settings. Restrictions: Smoking is permitted only in the open terrace. Dress code: Smart casual

Shang Palace Restaurant

Shang Palace Restaurant is renowned for its dim sum, available for breakfast and lunch, as well as its mouth-watering choice of Cantonese and Chinese fare.Opening TimesBreakfast - 10am - 2.30pm (Sunday and Public Holidays) Lunch - 11.30am - 2.30pm Dinner - 6.30pm - 10.30pm Restrictions: Smoking is not permitted in Shang Palace. Dress code: Casual

Sunset Bar

An iconic bar facing the South China Sea, the ideal place to watch the sunset Restrictions: Sunset Bar accommodates both smoking and non-smoking guests. Dress code: Casual

Borneo lounge & Bar

Borneo Lounge and Bar

Borneo Lounge and Bar is a Lobby lounge with live evening entertainmentOpening TimesSunday to Thursday -9am - 12 midnight Friday, Saturday and eve of Public Holidays - 9am - 1am Dress code: Casual

Cool Box Ice Cream Bar

Cool Box Ice Cream Bar seves ice creams, milkshakes and sundaes. Restrictions: Smoking is not permitted in Cool Box Ice Cream Bar. Dress code: Casual

Board Basis Options

Room Only

No meals included.

Bed & Breakfast

Buffet breakfast is in Cafe TATU from 06.00hrs,

Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

Special Offers

Free nights

Free Nights Stays From 01 April 2017

Pay 6 stay 7 or pay 10 stay 12.

Free nights

Free Nights Stays From 01 April 2017

Pay 5 Stay 6 and Pay 5 Stay 7

Minor offer catch all

Honeymoon and Anniversary Offer Valid In All Room Types

Couples receive a welcome fruit platter, one pair of Borneo Black Pearl Earrings for the Wife, two free alcoholic drinks per room per stay at Sunset Bar and His & Hers batik beach sarongs.

Couples staying in Kinabalu Club Rooms and Suites will receive one bottle of Champagne per room per stay and x 1 45 minute massage in the Chi Spa.

Minor offer catch all

Honeymoon and Anniversary Offer Valid For Stays In Mountainview Room

Couples will receive an upgrade to a Kinabalu Seaview Room (subject to availability).

Minimum stay 6 nights.

Minor offer catch all

Honeymoon and Anniversary Offer Valid For Stays In Kinabalu Seaview Room

Couples receive an upgrade to a Tanjung Seaview Room.

Minimum 6 nights stay.

Room upgrade

Long Stay Offer

Book a Mountain View room and receive an upgrade to a Kinabalu Seaview room.

OR

Book a Kinabalu Seaview Room and receive an upgrade to aTanjung Seaviewroom.

Minimum stay 9 nights.

Free nights

Free Night Offer Valid For Stays In March 2017

Pay 6stay 7 ORpay 12stay 14.

Compulsory board supplements may apply to bonus nights.

Minor offer catch all

Rate Reduction On Accommodation For Stays Until March 2017

Save up to 15% on your room rate

Black out dates apply.

Early booking discount

Early Booking Discount For Stays April - December 2017

Save up to 25% on your room rate

Black out dates apply