Hyatt Regency Kota Kinabalu (KK) was the first hotel I stayed in Sabah, Malaysia. I spent two peaceful nights at the hotel. I visited KK on Silk Air FAM trip in collaboration with Sabah Tourism Board. The airport is very close to the city of KK. Hyatt regency was hardly a 15 minute drive. Hyatt Regency is a city hotel.
The check-in process at the Hyatt was smooth. They asked for our passports and handed us the room keys fast. The wifi password was also given, it was valid on two devices. I had an ocean view room. I was happy with my room.
The room was spacious and inviting. The work table was large, the easy chair inviting. The bed was comfortable. There was temperature control in the room. The sound proofing was good. On the first night I was so tired that I slept like a log. On the second night I could hear the muted sounds of the planes due to the proximity to the airport. But then I am sure the same would be the case with all city hotels.
I had an ocean view room without a bathtub. On the hotel tour I did see ocean view rooms with bathtubs too. There was a time I used to enjoy bathtubs, as I don’t have one at home. But once I realized that I was wasting a lot of water by using them, I am quite neutral to them now. In a way I was happy not to have it, there was no temptation for me! The bathroom was good, it could be used as an open area but there were doors that could make it private.
I enjoyed both my breakfasts at Hyatt Regency KK. They have a large spread with the usual suspects like fruits, corn flakes, milk, cold cuts, eggs etc. They also had a Malaysian spread and Indian food too! I was amazed to see samosas at breakfast!
I had one buffet meal and one Indian meal at the Hyatt. Both were good. There was enough for the vegetarians to eat at the buffet. If you do not mind fish sauce your choices would increase even further. I would highly recommend that you try their sugarcane juice and tender coconut for drinks.
They have Chef Govind who makes amazing Indian food. The chef is from Uttarakhand. Sometimes when I eat Indian food abroad I find it not to the Indian taste at all. But Chef Govind’s food is 100% Indian, I never felt I was eating outside my country!
The hotel has excellent convention facilities. They have revamped their bar and it felt like a happening place. I particularly enjoyed their swimming pool. Overall, I enjoyed my stay at Hyatt KK. If you wish to make a reservation do check out their site.
And finally here is a short video.
I started my India travel blog, Travel Tales from India in 2005. In 2016 I realized Travel Tales from India and Abroad better reflected my writings. I love to walk and ride in metros around the world. I have not been everywhere, I am not even close, but it is on my list. I also quit my job as a professor in 2015, it was a happening year! I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur ages ago!
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