Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort
Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Borneo
The Tanjung Aru is well located just outside of Kota Kinabalu centre and within 20 minutes of the airport. There are 492 rooms spread over the two wings of the hotel: Kinabalu and Tanjung. The hotel has a small beach and a range of excellent facilities including good bars and restaurants. The hotel also boasts a large lagoon swimming pool, tennis courts, a jogging track, a pitch and putt golf course, a water sport centre and a superb CHI spa.
There is a regular boat taking guests to some of the islands of the TAR Marine Park which lies off shore for a spot of snorkelling. All the rooms were refurnished to a high standard in 2008-9 and offer the usual range of facilities and amenities that you would expect from a property of this calibre.
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Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
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