A short review to transfer here. Borneo Paradise is a place I visited a couple of times when working with a charity organisation in Sabah. It’s a resort of sorts, and a fairly quick drive from KK when the traffic’s good, which is virtually never…so expect 30-40 minutes in the car. That distance makes it no good for a KK hotel, and it’s a pretty tired attempt at a resort, really.

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Room, Borneo Paradise, Kota Kinabalu

The resort has quite big rooms, though beds are a bit soft. Some overlook the pool and the sea; ours overlooked the car park! The room has a small desk, a TV with a few English channels which don’t operate all the time, and tea making facilities present. Shower was good.

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Beds, Borneo Paradise, Kota Kinabalu

The pool is very nice, which is good because the sea is contaminated with a sewage outlet. Wifi only works in central area and is patchy. Breakfast was rudimentary, plus we had to press hard to get any vegetarian food on one of the days we were there. Staff were generally good apart from that.

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Bathroom, Borneo Paradise, Kota Kinabalu

Overall, my feeling is that Borneo Paradise is better suited to business/corporate functions, or perhaps for locals to get away from the city, rather than for tourists. I don’t imagine I will return again.

Address: Taman Kinarut Jaya, 89600 Papar, Sabah

Telephone: 088257880

Website: http://www.borneoparadisehotel.com/ (down at present)