Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai - Kota Kinabalu

Off Jalan Sepangar Bay, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88993  show map
 5 stars
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Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai - Kota Kinabalu

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

On-site parking

24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Babysitting

Paid babysitting/ Child services

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Air conditioning

In-room air conditioning

Facilities for kids

Video games

Game room

Children's pool

Cribs/ Baby cots

Paid kids club

Board games

Private beach

Beach bar

Beach access

Private beach

Beach umbrellas

Overview

Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai is a 5-star unique property, set close to the beach front. The hotel was opened in 1996 in a 5-story Chinese building and renovated in 2005.

This hotel is about 14 km away from Water World Theme Park.

Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai offers a panoramic view to its guests.

Guests can reach Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai by car from Kota-Kinabalu International airport in 30 minutes.

Rooms

Beautiful guestrooms are outfitted in luxurious décor. Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai offers rooms with the sea view. They also have en suite bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and bathrobes.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the restaurant each morning. At the theme restaurant guests can enjoy Mediterranean cuisine. Pool bar offers various types of cocktails, soft drinks and coffee.

Services

Limousines and bicycles are available for rent at Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai.

Relax

The property indulges guests with a wellness centre, a steam room and a sauna as well as a gym, gymnastics classes and a fitness centre. Archery, lawn tennis and volleyball are provided on site.

Internet

High-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   485.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Luggage storage
  • Private beach
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Coffee shop
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Water sports
  • Horseback riding
  • Cycling
  • Tennis court
  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Golf course
  • Billiards/ Pool tables
  • Table tennis
  • Squash

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Wedding services
  • Limousine service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Lobby bar
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Beach bar
  • Picnic area/ Tables
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Computer rental

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Video games
  • Board games
  • Children's pool
  • Paid kids club
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Live entertainment
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • Ocean view
  • Rainforest view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate tub and shower
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries

Bedroom

  • Down comforter

Media

  • Internet television
  • International calls
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai - Kota Kinabalu Kota Kinabalu location
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Hotel Address:

Off Jalan Sepangar Bay, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88993

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City Center
  • Kota Kinabalu
    9.6 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • North Borneo Railway
    12.2 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    485

Hotel Awards

MalaysianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedKota KinabaluNexus Resort & Spa Karambunai

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Rooms and availability

Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai photos Room
Club Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
Room Description:

Standard|Nexus Club Room

Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai photos Exterior Hotel information
Premier Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
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  • General:In-room safe
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Telephone
  • Turndown service
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
Room Description:

Deluxe|OCEAN PANORAMA PREMIER + Breakfast

Premier Wing Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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Club Deluxe Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:In-room safe
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Work desk
  • Turndown service
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
Room Description:

NON-REFUNDABLE NEXUS CLUB DELUXE

Double Room
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai photos Exterior Hotel information
Family Room
  • Room size:

    465 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    8 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed and 2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:In-room safe
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Slippers
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Standard|FAMILY ROOM FAMILY ROOM

Family Connecting Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Standard|Nexus Family Room (1 Set Connecting Room)

Family Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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Superior Room
Rainforest view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai photos Room
Deluxe Double Room
  • Room size:

    465 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Smoking
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
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  • General:High speed internet
  • In-room safe
  • Air conditioning
  • Facilities for disabled
  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry services
  • Balcony
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Free mineral water daily
  • 220/240 V AC
  • Interconnecting doors
  • Fire alarm
  • Wheel chair accessible
  • Newspapers
  • Telephone
  • Turndown service
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cotton sheets
  • Cribs available
  • Down comforter
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Kettle
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Wake up service
  • In-house movie
  • DVD player
  • Video games
Room Description:

Deluxe|OCEAN PANORAMA DELUXE + Breakfast

Executive Double Room
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Double Executive

Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai photos Room
Executive Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:In-room safe
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Slippers
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
Room Description:

BORNEO EXECUTIVE SUITE

Ocean Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Standard|Ocean Panorama

Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai Location

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Local attractions

  • Floating Mosque8.1 mi
    Kota KinabaluMalaysia
  • Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre8.7 mi
    Kota KinabaluMalaysia
  • Kota Kinabalu City Mosque9.2 mi
    Central road of Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu
  • Water World Theme Park8.3 mi
    Taman Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu
  • Kota Kinabalu City Bird Sanctuary8.9 mi
    Off Jalan Bukit Bendera Upper, Kota Kinabalu
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    485

Hotel Awards

MalaysianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedKota KinabaluNexus Resort & Spa Karambunai

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Luxury Hotels in Malaysia

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Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai

Average guest rating

7.0out of 10
Very good
Based on 210 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Family with children
    7.8

    The beach is brilliant, the best that I've been to on Borneo. There is the odd sand fly but not enough to stop you swimming and using the beach. The hotel is perfect for a family with young children.

  • Couple
    9.2

    position, courtesy of Staff, the pool bar, attention to detail

  • Family with children
    5.4

    The location of the hotel is superb and the 6km beach is wonderful. However, there were some jelly fish and rubbish as well. Easter Egg hunt in kids club was done well and for free. Rainforest walk is recommendable, but mangrove tour is overprized and not that exciting. Hardly any explanations were given apart from how to catch a crab. The fireflies tour was not available. The restaurants were not as good as they normally are in Malaysia.

    The kids club was mostly empty because activities were payable based on activities done (not clear from website). Batik painting were enjoyable. The whole kids club experience was a far cry from the wonderful kids club in the Shangri-La next door. The bicycles that were available for rent were badly maintained and the chain came off twice on a 1 hour trip. I did not have to pay the $20 charge, but this shouldn't happen in a five star hotel. The breakfast service was terrible. The coffee was undrinkable and requests for cappuccino were responded to in a very reluctant way. Staff appeared to be badly managed throughout the hotel and quite unresponsive for a five star hotel.

  • Group of friends
    8.2

    Played Golf - Relaxed

    They have charges for everything!!!! I mean everything don't be surprised if they start charging to use The beach !!!

  • Group of friends
    3.8

    Mostly I liked about the Villa is the seaside view.

    We were very upset with the level of service in our Nexus Villa. When we arrived at the Main resort, there is no Check in counter for Villa guest and there is no indication earlier that we need to check in a different place and we need to wait for Nexus transportation to take us to Nexus Villa. Nexus Pool Villa comes with Two bedroom, Pool and Kitchen. I would like to complaint about the below things; 1. Housekeeping, we need to contact them to come over and clean the room and Villa 2. Pool is too small for a Pool Villa and pool is not maintained. We had bugs inside the pool. 3. Kitchen came empty, no proper cutleries for morning coffees or tea, this is provided by all hotels. 4. Breakfast spread is not good. 5.We ordered dinner from Villa, but it was cold. We paid RM85 6. Transportation to go out of Nexus is expensive. Hotel guest need to pay RM24 return for city trips. 7. Dinner menu is expensive and its expensive to go out of Nexus too, so if you are booked in Nexus, you dont have a choice but to dine there. Overall, i am unhappy with their level of service, its a beautiful place with bad management style.

  • Family with children
    9.2

    it is a place to relax .

    the prices of the transportation is to expencive .

  • Couple
    3.8

    The buffet dinner is fruitful, but less seafood selection comparing to the other resort hotels.

    The worst part of the Hotel is the transportation! If you want to take taxi from the Hotel, you have to buy the "taxi ticket", which is 75RM for each car (no matter how far you destination is). Also, when I made check-in, I was told by the front desk that my room would be ready by 1 pm, but finally, I need to wait for one hour. Last, the room was not clean enough, because I found that it's so dirty in the bathroom, and also the telephone is badly damaged before I check-in. Comparing to other resorts, I won't choose Nexus next time.

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    The ambience, pity about the sandflies though, bitten to bits, very uncomfortable.

  • Family with children
    6.6

    Relaxing environment, big spa suite, friendly and helpful staff

    No wifi service at the spa suite, crowded restaurant in main building

  • Single
    3.8

    Need a lot of improvement else they will not last. No returning guest for sure with present resorts conditions. Poor food, unpleasent staff, slow response and everthing far below expectation. Too bad as such beautiful resort and nature being managed/run by unprofessional team.

  • Family with children
    7.8

    Spacious room, nice ambience, very relaxing, very close to the beach.. Would recommend to others

    Food quality - lots of room for improvement

  • Couple
    5.4

    Nice tropical resort with vast wooden lobby and lounges, good landscaping, charming gardens visited by lovely birds and nice spacious rooms. Resort price is reasonable compared to Shangri-La. Nice long beach.

    Please get rid those two short check-in/check out staff (a male & a female). They are too rude, incompetent and out there to piss off customers, obviously hating their job. People like that should never work in the hospitality industry. So please spare customers the pain of dealing with them, and their pain of dealing with customers - fire them. This is the 2nd time I stayed in Karambunai (last in 2007). Room cleanliness has improved but prices of food & services have gone insane.... Rm35++ for a bad burger with stale sauces, rm25++ for 10 pieces of onion rings served on a bed of inedible decoration, rm25 for 5 plain bananas. It's a complete ripoff. Your food quality is not that great, so please reduce your prices, otherwise your resort is nothing but a tourist trap as taxi prices are prohibitively expensive in Kota Kinabalu (I have spent over rm500 on taxi in days!).

  • Older travelers
    6.6

    Design & location is good,beach & seaside nice...

    Food at the penyu too high cost for local

  • Couple
    3.8

    There were few nice staff in the resort. There were trying hard on improving services and get feedback.

    Most of staff seems to have more interest on those non-asian guests. We've got least attention wherever we go. We've got rejected from the restaurant because we are not properly dressed although we could see other dinners who wearing flip flop like us. Menus are miss leading, not enough explanation, round trip fare for the shuttle bus although I only need single trip.

  • Family with children
    6.6

    Beautiful location directly at the sea with very nice beach

    maintenance and housekeeping could be improved.

How to reach hotel

hotel Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai - Kota Kinabalu Kota Kinabalu location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Off Jalan Sepangar Bay, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88993

Get directions
City Center
  • Kota Kinabalu
    9.6 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • North Borneo Railway
    12.2 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    485

Hotel Awards

MalaysianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedKota KinabaluNexus Resort & Spa Karambunai

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Luxury Hotels in Malaysia

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