Thursday, April 18, 2019

Cheap Stay in KK - Tune Hotel 1Borneo Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Did you noticed that Tune Hotel has changed their logo? In fact, as short as four letter "TUNE" are widely seen at their hotels at various cities.

While Tune Hotel changed their logo, they also revamped the interior design and changed their previous room service concept.

Last Saturday, I have the opportunity to stay overnight at Tune Hotel 1Borneo Kota Kinabalu before heading to Tuaran on the next day.

With the affordable price from as low as RM75.00, we could enjoy all the hotel facilities available. Featuring with space-efficient, their streamlined rooms are also focus on high-quality basics, such as 5-star beds and powerful hot showers. In addition, the hotel also provides housekeeping services, toiletries, electronic keycard access into rooms, extensive CCTV systems, and 24-hour security, and all are the same throughout all the hotels branches.

To be specific, Tune Hotel 1Borneo Kota Kinabalu located few minutes away from the main entrance of 1Borneo Hypermall. The hotel located near to Government Administration Office, Hospital Likas and non the less, well known universities and colleges such as UMS, UITM and Politeknik.

Do you know that UMS is open for the public for an insight tour especially at their private beach and the pink mosque with a minimum entrance fee.

Not to worry about having a boring stay at the hotel, being one of the comfortable hotel at 1Borneo area or UMS area, we could travel for approximately 15 minutes for hiking at the famous Bukit Botak and Bukit Janggut!

Within 30 minutes, we could enjoy the beautiful sunset view of Sabah at Sabandar (Tuaran) or 15 minutes to Tanjung Lipat for an evening sunset view and chilling with coconut drinks.

Being greet by friendly reception would immediately warm us once we reach the hotel.

During normal traffic hours, it takes about 20 minutes distance from Kota Kinabalu International Airport to the hotel shall be RM13.00 with Grab service. I always appreciate Grab to drive me from one place to another when I am not driving.


Chilling at the lobby would be a nice thing to do, while some may enjoy their time with the high speed internet available, both at the lobby and room.

That's my room for the night!

Comfortable bouncy bed that made my sleep feeling effortless and no aching bone on the next day. Bright lighting that certainly I like the most!
Besides normal hotel stay for one or two days, Tune Hotel 1Borneo Kota Kinabalu also offers special room rates for long term guests as well with inclusive of house keeping service. Foreign students might enjoy staying here while they can enjoy the ample space for them to study while using the high speed internet.

Tune Hotel 1Borneo offers few types of room and one of them is family room for 4 adults and a child.

The next morning we had our breakfast at "Makan Restaurant" and menu served would be Malaysian breakfast with toasts and cereals.

Besides visiting the surrounding area for interesting sighting, other attractions that can easily reachable within 30 minutes would be our Stadium Likas, the Jesselton Point Jetty where we can go to nearby islands, Kiansom Waterfall and Mari-Mari Cultural Village.

For seafood lovers, there are few recommended seafood restaurants namely Gayang Seafood Restaurant and Salut Seafood Restaurant which nearer to the hotel.

However, if we would like to have a quiet stay without leaving the area, we could always go for a movie at the cinema (GSC) inside the hypermall and it just 5 minutes by foot!

Sabah is always happening and if you are planning to visit Kota Kinabalu, we will always welcome you here! ;)

Booking :
Tune Hotel Kota Kinabalu

Facebook :
Tune Hotel Kota Kinabalu

Location : 
Unit No. G-803, 1Borneo Hypermall, Jalan Sulaman, 88450 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

Contact No. :
088-447680 / 088-447880


  1. I love the latest interior compared with the previous one. I find it is more classic with the color combination on the wall. It is more convincing to stay in :). When I go to KK I would like to try to stay here. Thanks for the sharing.

  2. Tune Hotel is not bad for the price. I'm still thinking wether to stay in the city or at Tanjung Aru though..