26 January 2014
Wanting to spend a couple days in Kota Kinabalu, we found an amazing place to stay called Marina Courts. It is a complex of high rise apartment buildings with a swimming pool, gym and a prime KK waterfront location.
The particular deal that we found was listed as the Marina Court Vacation Home (Kota Kinabalu). It was a room for rent (not the whole apartment like some of the other options mentioned on TripAdvisor) and it was set up similar to a hostel where the guests shared the living area, kitchen, washing machine and dryer. One of the rooms has an en-suite bathroom, the other three rooms share a common bathroom. You can book it on Agoda.com.
There are showers, air conditioners and basic kitchen facilities.There’s a big swimming pool downstairs for guests to use at their leisure and also a gym.
Marina Courts’ location is perfect for exploring Kota Kinabalu. It is within walking distance of most major tourist points and has a local bus terminal right in front of the complex for catching buses to areas that are further away from the city center.
Walking distances from Marina Court:
- 25 – 30 minutes: Jessleton point (the ferry and boat jetty), Museum, Signal Hill,
- 15-20 minutes: Shangri-la Bus terminal, Express bus to Kudat,
- 5-15 minutes: The Night market, Gaya street Sunday market
- Right outside: Wawasan Bus Terminal (intracity busses), Centre Point shopping centre is across the road,