Block A, Lot 15 & 16, Warisan SquareKota Kinabalu88000Malaysia
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About Unic

At contemporary multi-storey premises in downtown Kota Kinabalu, East Malaysia, Unic is a budget boutique hotel found just off the seafront. With complimentary Wi-Fi throughout, it’s 15 minutes’ drive from Kota Kinabalu International Airport.

Sleek, air-conditioned rooms enlivened by jumbo murals of Malaysian wildlife and landscapes boast tiled or parquet floors, modern en suite bathrooms, mood lighting, desks, safes, minibars, flat-screen TVs, hairdryers, hot drinks provisions and free bottled water. Family rooms are available. Selected rooms add hot-tubs.

Conveniences comprise a 24-hour reception, daily housekeeping, luggage storage and ironing equipment. Parking is possible nearby.

Eateries located within five minutes’ walk include Chinese, Indian and seafood restaurants plus the city’s celebrated night food market housing Malaysian street food stalls.

Unic is about one mile from the historic Atkinson Clock Tower and 15 minutes’ walk from Suria Sabah Shopping Mall. World Heritage Site Mount Kinabalu is about 90 minutes’ drive away, while wonderful Tanjung Aru beach is roughly 15 minutes’ drive away.


Block A, Lot 15 & 16, Warisan Square, Kota Kinabalu, 88000, Malaysia
Telephone: +60(88)484778 | Fax: +60(88)485196 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Elevator
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15
  • Check-out: 12

Positive Reviews

Popular downtown location

The downtown location of this property in bustling Kota Kinabalu appealed to reviewers as it put them close to the seafront plus shopping options, restaurants, night food markets and places of worship. There were also handy petrol stations and convenience stores nearby. Drivers said they could easily reach surrounding beauty spots, beaches, golf courses, shopping malls and the airport.

Smart rooms were clean and affordable

With their modern and bright décor characterised by large murals of local landscapes and wildlife, the rooms at this hotel had something of a wow factor for many travellers. Many guests also said their rooms were clean, tidy, comfortable and spacious with cosy beds. Moreover, the pleasant rooms were reportedly reasonably priced for the area, prompting many guests to say they got good bang for their buck.

Good customer service experienced

The obliging, friendly and attentive members of staff provided a swift check-in and good customer care, according to numerous visitors.

Negative Reviews

Shortcomings in some rooms

Lingering musty smells bothered guests in some rooms, while light sleepers commented that soundproofing measures were sometimes ineffective as they were able to hear nuisance noise from adjoining rooms at times. Moreover, some rooms reportedly didn’t receive much natural light or experienced interruptions to the hot water supply. Sometimes, guests who were sharing rooms mentioned that the frosted glass wall design of the en suite bathrooms posed privacy issues.

Limited services and amenities

Drivers sometimes wished parking had been available on-site as they had to scour the surrounding blocks for public spaces instead. Meanwhile, travellers occasionally expressed disappointment that no breakfast was available on-site.

Free Wi-Fi grumbles

According to several critics, the free Wi-Fi network offered a hit and miss signal or underwhelming speeds in some corners of the property.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 248 reviews across the web
7.6 /10
7.6 out of 10 based on 248 reviews