Hotel Capital Kota Kinabalu

The Hotel Capital Kota Kinabalu Malaysia is located 9km away from the Kota Kinabalu International Airport which only takes 15 minutes to reach.

It is situated at a convenient location at the heart of Kota Kinabalu city center and equipped with free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception.

Hotel Capital is a very good location for solo travellers as well as big groups as there are many popular attractions within walking distance.

The hotel also has rooms and facilities for the disabled and is wheelchair accessible.


Hotel Capital Kota Kinabalu is located at 23 Jalan Haji Saman, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu City Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88813.

You can make a booking inquiry by sending an email to or call +6 088-231 999.

How to reach Hotel Capital Kota Kinabalu

The closest airport to this hotel is the Kota Kinabalu International Airport which is 9km away and 14 minutes by car. Unfortunately, no shuttle service is provided for the guests of Hotel Capital, so the best way to get to travel to the hotel is by car.

Popular local attractions

The one advantage of being situated smack dab in the middle of the city centre is the array of popular attractions available within walking distance. Even if they are not walkable, it will only take less than 15 minutes to drive to the nearby attractions.

There are also plenty of easy access to important shops that sell essentials such as Watsons and Guardian, the two frequented health and beauty shops, and pharmacies such as Sunlight Pharmacy KK, Permai Pharmacy, UMH Pharmacy, and JSM Pharmacy.

There are also many banks available for the convenience of Hotel Capital guests such as Hong Leong Bank, OCBC Bank, Alliance Bank, RHB Bank, and Public Bank.

For non-Malaysian hotel guests, the nearest money changer service is available within a 2-minute walk from the hotel which is called Traveller’s Money Changer in Wisma Merdeka.

The good location and close vicinity of essential shops make it convenient for anyone to travel without any worries.


There are also plenty of shopping malls around Hotel Capital Kota Kinabalu such as Imago Shopping Mall which is a 7-minute drive away, Suria Sabah Shopping Mall which is a 6-minute drive away, and Wisma Merdeka Shopping Complex which is located just across the road from the hotel.

A smaller shopping mall would be KK Plaza which is a 4-minute drive from the hotel but it also has all the essentials you need. You can also visit the oldest shopping mall in the capital Kota Kinabalu, Centre Point KK, which mostly sells electronics, cosmetics, and fashion accessories among others.

If you only want to visit supermarkets, there is one available called Tong Hing Supermarket which is only a 5-minute walk from Hotel Capital.

Tong Hing Supermarket has a reputation for selling at slightly higher prices than other supermarkets but also sells imported goods and has a distinguished range of wines, cheese and meat. If you plan to indulge in pricier products for higher quality, Tong Hing Supermarket has everything you need.

If you plan to look for high-end brands, make sure to check out Jesselton Duty-Free which is located on the ground floor of Jesselton Mall.

Jesselton Duty-Free is only a 6-minute drive from Hotel Capital and you can find a variety of luxury products from prestige brands such as Versace, Giorgio Armani Beauty, Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, and Hugo Boss among others.


Hotel Capital Kota Kinabalu is close to many dining options for different palettes. One of the more famous ones is called Little Italy, an Italian restaurant that boasts of serving the best pizza and pasta in town.

It is at a great location just around the corner of the building from Hotel Capital that does not take more than a minute’s walk.

There are also plenty of nice restaurants nearby such as Hunter’s Restaurant which is a steak house, Emperor’s Delight which serves delicious Chinese cuisine, and Restoran Suri which serves halal Malay food.

If restaurants are out of your budget, you can also frequent cafes such as Kedai Kopi Fatt Kee and Ming Ge Cafe for local Chinese food, Restoran Sin Kee Bah Kut Teh for a good, hearty herbal pork dish, or Satay Legend Lok Kawi 1 for one of the best satay in town.

Satay Legend Lok Kawi 1 is situated in the Kota Kinabalu district at Gaya Street Sunday Market and only opens at night time from 5:00 PM on Fridays and Saturdays. They sell delicious and affordable satay that comes in three different varieties: chicken, beef or lamb.

Kota Kinabalu is famous for its fresh seafood due to its close location to the sea. Hence, you should try their seafood at least once. The closest seafood restaurant to Hotel Capital is KK Garden Seafood Restaurant which is only a 4-minute drive and 7-minute walk from the hotel.


The attractions around Hotel Capital Kota Kinabalu vary accordingly. Whether you are in for a cultural experience, or a relaxing leisure, there are so many places to visit nearby.

The Gaya Street Sunday Market is a great place to find local snacks, arts and crafts, souvenirs, accessories, footwear, and many more. The items and products are also affordable so you do not have to worry about spending too much on so many things.

It is only 2 minutes by car and 5 minutes on foot. It is not necessary to drive there as it is a walking distance from the hotel. It is also preferable to walk from Hotel Capital as it can be difficult to look for parking around the area.

The Filipino market located along the waterfront area is a must-see as there are plenty of cheap and fresh seafood, souvenirs, and local pearls available. You can also find fresh fruits and vegetables grown by the local farmers which is a great way to support the local people.

There are many islands outside of the Kota Kinabalu city centre you can visit such as Manukan Island, Mamutik Island, Sapi Island, and Gaya Island. To get to these places, you need to travel to Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal where boat services are available for you to go island hopping.

You can also use the boat to visit the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park to go snorkelling or scuba diving. Hotel Capital is only an 8-minute walk or a 5-minute drive to the terminal which is convenient for hotel guests who are keen on visiting these attractions for a few days.

Guests who are interested in visiting popular landmarks can look out for the Sabah State Museum and Heritage Village which is 2.8km away from the hotel and an 11-minute ride by car.

The Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre are also worth visiting. The Wetland Centre is great for guests who love nature as it serves as a habitat for various endangered flora and fauna.

If you are keen on moving away from the city for a day, the Poring Hot Springs is a great place for you to get away from the crowd. The hot springs also have a jungle trail that leads to the waterfall. It is a fun place for families to enjoy together.


There are various room types you can choose from in Hotel Capital such as Deluxe King Room, Executive Family Suite, Standard Twin Room, Executive Suite, Deluxe Family Room, and VIP Suite.

The hotel provides extra charges for extra beds for guests but they vary depending on the room type. All the rooms provide a safe deposit box to keep your belongings safe and secure.

The check-in and check-out times for Hotel Capital are 2:00 PM and 12:00 PM respectively. However, if you need to either check-in or out at a later time, the 24-hour reception service is available to assist you.

The most spacious room in this hotel is the VIP suite with a 57-square-metre size. All rooms are equipped with free wifi, air conditioning, comfy beds, a flat-screen TV, a first aid kit, free toiletries, a refrigerator, an electric kettle, and a carpeted floor among others.

Guests are not allowed to smoke in the rooms as it is a non-smoking hotel. There are also daily housekeeping and dry cleaning services available.

Facilities and Amenities

Travel hassle-free with free luggage storage and free Wi-Fi service available at Hotel Capital Kota Kinabalu. You can also enjoy their laundry service with a fee so you will always have clean clothes to wear during your vacation.

If you require any special requests during your stay, the helpful staff is always available to assist you. Unfortunately, no free parking is available in the vicinity of this hotel and you are required to pay for parking along the roadside.


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The Hotel Capital Kota Kinabalu is exceptionally situated at a strategic location in the city centre of Kota Kinabalu. Guests can enjoy the city view while enjoying the comfy beds in their rooms.

Hotel Capital receives many praises due to its strategic location which encourages guests to return on future trips.

There are more hotels surrounding Hotel Capital, but this hotel has one of the highest ratings due to its remarkable service and helpful staff.

Frequently asked questions

How far is Hotel Capital from Kota Kinabalu International Airport?

The Hotel Capital Kota Kinabalu Malaysia is located 9km away from the Kota Kinabalu International Airport.

When can I start to check in at Hotel Capital Kota Kinabalu?

You can start to check in at 2:00 PM.

What is the check-out time at Hotel Capital?

You can check out at noon.

Can I check out past noon?

Yes, you can, but you may need to pay extra charges. Please consult the reception desk for further information.

Does Hotel Capital Kota Kinabalu have luggage storage?

Yes, there is luggage storage at Hotel Capital Kota Kinabalu.

How far is the Kota Kinabalu Hotel Capital from the city centre?

The Kota Kinabalu Hotel Capital is 15 minutes away from the city centre on foot.

Can I request for extra beds for my room?

Yes, you can request for extra beds for a fee. Please consult the reception desk for further information.

Can I smoke in the rooms of Hotel Capital?

All the rooms in the hotel capital are non-smoking rooms. Guests are not permitted to smoke on the hotel premises.

Can I bring my pet to Hotel Capital Kota Kinabalu?

Unfortunately, Hotel Capital is not pet-friendly.

Are the rooms and facilities at Hotel Capital disabled-friendly?

Yes, Hotel Capital is disabled-friendly.

Are there ATMs near the Kota Kinabalu Hotel Capital?

Yes, there are a few ATMs around Hotel Capital Kota Kinabalu such as Public Bank, AffinBank, UOB, Ambank, and CIMB Bank in Wisma Merdeka Shopping Mall.

Does Hotel Capital Kota Kinabalu offer housekeeping services?

Yes, Hotel Capital Kota Kinabalu does offer free housekeeping services.

Can I use the swimming pool?

Unfortunately, Hotel Capital doesn’t have a public swimming pool.