Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

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Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

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Guide Price £1,489 per person
Based on 11 March 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with Malaysia Airlines, staying for 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Kinabalu Seaview 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.

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.

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

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Luxury

Location Type

Beach

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
Location Highlights

Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

  • Beach
  • approx. 10 minutes from Kota Kinabalu Airport.
4097 Reviews 87% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 2309
  • Very Good 1167
  • Average 385
  • Poor 135
  • Terrible 101

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Nov 15, 2018

Exceptional staff

Jersey, United Kingdom

We stay in Club Rooms and would say that the staff in the Club Lounge were exceptional nothing was too much trouble. One of our party had a bad cold, without being asked Norman in the Club brought him honey and lemon, such a thoughtful gesture. The room was okay, nothing special in comparison to other Shangri-La hotels. There seems to be a lack of sun loungers around the pool and garden area, and those that are there are of a poor quality. I would certainly not recommend this hotel if you don’t pay extra for Club facilities. We viewed the main dining room one morning with the idea of having breakfast there but it was so noisy we quickly retreated to the peace and quiet of the Club. Thank you once again to all the team in Club who made our stay so memorable.
Nov 13, 2018

Beautiful resort, a relaxing holiday

Hotel was gorgeous, sunset was beautiful, service at satisfactory level. Daughter enjoyed the pool and the kid's playroom. Check in was a bit slow but otherwise the stay was excellent. Choose the rooms facing the sea view.
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Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

Facilities

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pitch and Putt Golf Course

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.

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available across the Resort

Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

Room Types

Kinabalu Club Sea View

Double/Twin: max 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child

Kinabalu Club Sea View Rooms 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.

Size: 45sqm

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Kinabalu Club Mountain View

Double/Twin: max 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child

Kinabalu Club Mountain View Rooms 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.

Size: 45sqm

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Tanjung Seaview

Double/Twin: max 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child

Tanjung Seaview Rooms 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.

Size: 47sqm

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Kinabalu Seaview Room

Kinabalu Seaview

Double/Twin: max 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child

Kinabalu Seaview Rooms 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.

Size: 45sqm

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Kinabalu Mountain View Room

Mountainview

Double/Twin: max 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child

MountainView Rooms 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.

Size: 45sqm

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
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 a la carte menu.

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. A la carte lunch is available

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.

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.

Sunset Bar

An iconic bar facing the South China Sea, the ideal place to watch the sunset

Borneo lounge & Bar

Borneo Lounge and Bar

Borneo Lounge and Bar is a Lobby lounge with live evening entertainment.

Cool Box Ice Cream Bar

Cool Box Ice Cream Bar serves ice creams, milkshakes and sundaes.

Board Basis Options

Room Only

No meals included.

Bed & Breakfast

Buffet breakfast is in Cafe TATU from 06.00hrs,