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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Aug 5, 2020 Wander305706 melbourne

Pros: Valuable for a trip as promoted. A lot of free services such as free room upgrade, free cruise, free bowling, free breakfast and so on. Cons: Discounted price at discounted service. Friendliness need improvement, it applies to some of the staffs. It doesn't give a sense of hospitality or welcome when we are at the place of staying. It only… Read more
Pros: Valuable for a trip as promoted. A lot of free services such as free room upgrade, free cruise, free bowling, free breakfast and so on. Cons: Discounted price at discounted service. Friendliness need improvement, it applies to some of the staffs. It doesn't give a sense of hospitality or welcome when we are at the place of staying. It only worth 3 stars rating for a five stars resort. Eg. Lack of parking (as a guest travelling far from other town with car), we were asked(by concierge) to keep searching for parking while it was practically full and many cars were illegal parking. Felt helpless Eg. Marina Restaurant (One of the staff's face was completely emotionless throughout the whole service) Overall, for first timer to enjoy the facility at discounted price, it has no better choice. Read less
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Aug 4, 2020 syarfina2015 Ampang, Malaysia

Had a wonderful stay spending my Aidil Adha holidays with my family here. The hotel had everything for everyone, frm my toddler grandchild to our adult children. The pool, kids playroom, bowling, golf, spa, etc. Wished our stay was longer.
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Aug 1, 2020 ianzmus0268

memorable experiences with my beloved family, spacious room suitable for a family vacation, lovely sea view, delicious buffet breakfast, great facilities, having fun playing tennis with my son, complete gym equipment, best ever weekend vacation
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Jul 29, 2020 Lynn0106 Malaysia

The stay was nice. We arrived just nice for the complimentary cruise time arranged 1 day ahead, so after a quick check in process, we headed straight to the marina without going up to the room first. It was a quick 30mins ride and even though KK’s weather was not so good at this point of year (it was drizzling all along!), we still enjoyed them… Read more
The stay was nice. We arrived just nice for the complimentary cruise time arranged 1 day ahead, so after a quick check in process, we headed straight to the marina without going up to the room first. It was a quick 30mins ride and even though KK’s weather was not so good at this point of year (it was drizzling all along!), we still enjoyed them very much. The room was also nice with a sea view and an awesome sunset even though it was, as mentioned earlier, raining softly. The bathtub was also a plus to soak in after a long day we had driving from kudat. We ordered in room dining and it was quite good. After dinner, we headed straight to bowl and almost had the alley all to ourselves that night! It was a complimentary 1 game for 2 persons and we ended up paying for 2 more games after that, it was so much fun! Just remember to bring your own socks or you can buy them along with renting your bowling’s shoes there. A shout out to the adik working at the bowling alley for his dedication and well mannered and friendly service whilst we were there even though it was almost closing time :P Breakfast was not so crowded since we were there during weekdays and the buffet was delicious! We havent had the time to try the swimming pool but it was quite big (i think it was 1.4m for adults’ portion of the pool). All in all, the stay was awesome and we wont hesitate to come again next time. Read less
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Jul 28, 2020 Nyaneh

The rooms was amazing. We love the view and the room is nice and cozy for our short vacation. Breakfast so delicious with the service F&B so good. We having dinner at Al Fresco "Cabana Steamboat"Staff F & B so helpful & friendly. We satisfied with a reasonably priced & variety of the food. I will be coming back soon with my family probably on… Read more
The rooms was amazing. We love the view and the room is nice and cozy for our short vacation. Breakfast so delicious with the service F&B so good. We having dinner at Al Fresco "Cabana Steamboat"Staff F & B so helpful & friendly. We satisfied with a reasonably priced & variety of the food. I will be coming back soon with my family probably on August 2020. Read less