Promenade Hotel is one of the leading hotel brand which has been around for decades in Kota Kinabalu and one of the favourite hotel to stay. It has an ideal location with most of the city's attractions within walking distance.
The lobby is huge and this is probably the first hotel I encounter where I am properly seated during check in. The service is pleasant and friendly. The lobby also house Promenade Cafe, Lobby Lounge, Dynasty Szechuan & Cantonese Cuisine Restaurant and a souvenir shop.
For such an old hotel, I am surprised with its interior as a result of the latest refurbishment and upgrading lately
The room (room rate of RM 233.30 nett) is spacious and modern. All the lighting here has been changed to LED. It has a safe deposit box, ironing board and robe. Every floor is served with a modem and free Wifi for every visitor staying here. The air conditioner is very cold and not easy to adjust the temperature. I had to do a few "experiments" on my own to get around with the adjustment process.
All the lighting are conveniently and easily controlled via a touch panel at the bed side.
The toiletries are pretty comprehensive and on par with any other 4 star hotel.
I am a bit unfortunate to get a room facing the back, overlooking the api-api apartment but one will not be able to get a clear sea view anymore soon due to the ongoing construction at the waterfront now.
Promenade Hotel exceeds my expectation and I will have no doubt looking forward to come back to stay here again in my next trip.
Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu
No. 4, Lorong Api-Api 3,