✿ Ziqry's first School Vacation ✿

28 February 2015

Assalamualaikum & Salam sejahtera...

Kota Kinabalu is modern capital with a warm hospitality that you hardly find in many places around the world. Just around a corner you have long sandy beaches, paradise islands & the mighty Mount Kinabalu is only 90 minutes away. I was in Kota Kinabalu last week, for a little vacation. I went on a 4 days 3 nights trip during the last CNY school holiday. My companions were none other than my lovely sisters Bie & Fen, My lil bro Azmeer & the newly wed couple my brother Al & his wife Rubiah. My son & I have gone on vacation (his first school vacation) without his Abah. When I tell him about the upcoming trip I explain that Abah isn't going to be there so there are no surprises. When we're on the trip we talk to Abah at bedtime each day. Of course he misses him (& he misses us too!) but he's usually having so much fun, it's not too big of a deal. 

Well..in the mean time, you can view some of the holiday pics we took there.

                                               DAY 1 – KK waterfront Hotel

Address: Warisan Square, Jalan Tun Fuad Stephen, Kota Kinabalu, SABAH

Phone:088-485 787

It is a great stay. very close to local attractions. The room was spacious & the location was good but we have to pay for fortune parking fee..huhu. Therefore, making it the best location in terms of accessibility to all the interesting spots (i.e. nightlife) in KK. Some of the rooms in the hotels boast a fantastic view of the sea. The rooms are very clean. I love the water pressure in the shower! The lights in the rooms make up for a cozy ambience. I had a great sleep the whole night we were there! there is a huge flat screen TV in the room, however the channels are quite limited. 

The best thing about the hotel is that it is located just opposite STARBUCKS & of course other lovely eatery joints like Big Apple Donuts. So, if you do get hungry, just go down & out & you'll have what you want. The hotel is a 2-minute walk across to the waterfront where some of the best nightlife & water holes are. It's value for money.

Ziqry with Auntie Fen

DAY 2 Gaya Centre Hotel

Address: Jalan Tun Fuad Stephen, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Phone:088-245 567

The hotel is pretty old & run down from the outside but the rooms were okay. The main draw would be it's central location being in the heart of KK & near to several malls like Suria Sabah. Ideal location, suitable price, including free WiFi. They offered us a room facing the sea in 11th floor. Nothing to complain about it. Hahaha...

View of Kota Kinabalu City from our 11th floor room (can see the Capital Hotel too).

Time To Go Shopping!

Shopping location ; 

-Kota Kinabalu Centre Point 
-Suria Sabah Mall


DAY 3 & 4 Deleeton Hotel

Address: Asia City, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Phone:088-252 222

Stayed here for two nights, basic & clean also worth for the money. Room size is average & not too small. Strategic location close to shopping area (Centre Point Sabah), eatery (Restoran Sri Sempelang) & other city attraction within walking distance. Deleeton Hotel is my family favourite hotel actually..hehe..

It’s a proven fact, that with good time management, 4 days & 3 nights are enough to experience plenty of wonderful things that Sabah got to offer. Most of us want our vacation to be fun & spontaneous, but planning ahead won’t hurt either. Especially if you’re travelling with family or small kids, control is the keyword to keep a family vacation an enjoyable one.

So, don’t get to stress out planning, just go with the flow.

Till my next update! Stay tune! ;)