• 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, or sample 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.

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

£1,299 per person
Hotel Category
Luxury
Location Type
Beach
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Mount Kinabalu

Hotel highlights

  • Conde Nast Traveller Award Winner
  • Great for families

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    12:00
  • Check-out Time:
    12:00
  • 492 rooms

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.
4249 Reviews 87% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 2392
  • Very Good 1214
  • Average 395
  • Poor 143
  • Terrible 105

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Sep 18, 2019

Excellent service!!

Went to KK for a business meeting at the hotel. We had lunch everyday at the Kinabalu rooms and it was amazing! The service and food were incredible. Fiona and Linah (sp.) were amazing! They knew about our specific needs (some of us wanted lots of ice for our coffee and tea). Food was always on time and super delicious. In the rooms, we had 3 people (2 adults and one 13-year-old) and thought a king bed and sofa bed would be sufficient but we were wrong. The hotel without asking noticed our discomfort and brought a cot. The 13-year-old was super thankful!!
Sep 16, 2019

Relaxing long weekend

Wellampitiya, Sri Lanka

Me and my wife visited Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, KK for this long weekend in Malaysia to celebrate our anniversary as well. They gave us a surprise with beautifully decorated room with roses. Also a pretty delicious cake to celebrate. Even it was the long weekend resort gave us the higher floor room with best sea view same as we requested. We enjoyed every single second here. Delicious foods and drinks but pricey though, so many activities. Kids can enjoy more. Don’t miss sunset bar here at sunset time. The best of the resort.
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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.

Sports & Entertainment

Arange of activities can be enjoyed at the resort including scuba diving, football, 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

Horizon Club Seaview

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

Horizon Club Seaview 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.

Horizon Club Room Benefits Include:

  • Your personal concierge
  • Private check-in and check-out
  • Premium toiletries
  • Access to private Horizon Club lounge, which features daily breakfast, evening cocktails and canapes.
  • Access to private Horizon Club lounge, which serves beverages from 6:30 am to 11:00 pm
  • Premium WiFi dongle during stay
  • In room wireless and wired charging device
  • One free suit pressing per stay and shoe shining service
  • Minibar filled with one serving of selected beverages and snacks
  • In-room personal coffee making machine

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

Kinabalu Mountain View

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

Kinabalu Mountain View 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

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,