Review: Tune Hotels 1Borneo, Kota Kinabalu

1Borneo is this shopping mall just outside the Kota Kinabalu town, around 5 mins drive from University Malaysia Sabah. Actually come to think of it, 1Borneo does feel a bit like Midvalley in terms of layout.

Anyway, Tune Hotels is one of the few hotels attached to 1Borneo – similar to Cititel Hotel and Midvalley in KL. The rates are from RM20 and up depending on the dates. I stayed there from 25th – 29th January. 1Borneo is a bit out of town but there’s a free shuttle bus from the other exit that stops in Warisan Square, right in the middle of town, near shopping malls like Centerpoint and all.


My room came with some amenities:

(a) Towel + soap + 1 sachet shower gel + 1 sachet shampoo = RM5 + RM10 refundable deposit

(b) 12-hour aircond credits = RM 13.49

The room consists of a double bed, two pillows, comforter, foldable table, KDK ceiling fan and power shower. Add-ons are TV, Wifi & Air Cond. Tune Hotels promises a 5 Star sleeping experience with a 1 star price. Here are some pictures of the room and shower :)

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Yes, the room is a bit small but I only came back to the room to freshen up and sleep. The fan is quite strong, stronger than expected. In fact, I don’t think the air con was really necessary coz the fan was cold enough. Only thing I didn’t quite like about the room is there there were no windows. besides that, everything is okay. Especially at that affordable price.

I recommend staying in Tune Hotels again if you’re on a budget, am planning to visit a place where you will be out sightseeing the whole day and only going to come back to rest or sleep. Like say in Bali, or Phuket (if they open in Phuket). This is probably not recommended for a honeymoon or romantic getaway. LOL!


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