The Magellan Sutera Resort

5.0 star property
Luxury resort with full-service spa, connected to the convention centre, near Imago Shopping Mall

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The Magellan Sutera Resort

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View from property
Aerial view
Beach/ocean view
Daily buffet breakfast (MYR 65 per person)

Overview of The Magellan Sutera Resort


Very good

Property highlights

  • Spa
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
The price is S$203
Price available on 29/10/2023
1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 88100
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • Golf course
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • 2 indoor and 3 outdoor tennis courts
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Separate bath and shower

Room options

Magellan Club Sea View

  • 59 sq m
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds

Deluxe Sea View

  • 44 sq m
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds

Magellan Club Suite

  • 149 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed

Deluxe Garden View

  • 44 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds

Magellan Executive Suite

  • 96 sq m
  • Beach view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Kota Kinabalu
  • Imago Shopping Mall - 20 min walk
  • Suria Sabah Shopping Mall - 5 min drive
  • Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal - 5 min drive
  • 1Borneo Hypermall - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.) - 13 min drive
  • Tanjung Aru Station - 4 min drive
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)


  • Pacific Café - 10 min walk
  • Horizons - 10 min walk
  • Kopi Ping Cafe - 15 min walk
  • Al Fresco - 10 min walk
  • Bayu - 3 min walk

About this property

The Magellan Sutera Resort

The Magellan Sutera Resort puts you only 4.3 mi (6.9 km) from the airport, and 1 mi (1.7 km) from Imago Shopping Mall. Guests can go for a swim in the outdoor pool and visit the spa to be pampered with hot stone massages, body wraps or facials. A golf course, a fitness centre and a hot tub are other highlights at this luxurious resort.


Chinese (Mandarin), English, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malay

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia)
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Bureau Veritas (third-party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 456 units
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until anytime
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • Guests must present proof vaccination and of Low Risk status on the MySejahtera mobile app at check-in.
  • All guests, including children, are required to present a valid government-issued ID card at check-in. Valid passport is accepted.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • One child (aged 11 years old and younger) stays free per registered adult when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Beach shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6 AM–10 AM
  • Barbecue grills
  • 24-hour room service

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Children's pool
  • Water slide
  • Bowling alley
  • Playground
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Local/corner shop

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Tennis
  • Fitness classes
  • Yoga classes
  • Racquetball/squash
  • Volleyball
  • Bowling alley
  • Golfing
  • Pool table
  • Bike rentals nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • On-site car hire
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers


  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fitness centre
  • Golf course on-site
  • Golf driving range on-site
  • An outdoor pool
  • Arcade/games room
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 indoor tennis courts
  • Hot tub
  • 3 outdoor tennis courts
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Water slide
  • Banquet hall


  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Separate bath and shower
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Mandara Spa has 12 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include hot stone massages, facials, body wraps and manicures and pedicures. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a spa tub. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. The spa is open selected days.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately MYR 65 for adults and MYR 32.5 for children
  • Beach shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for MYR 180.0 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia) guidelines.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Bureau Veritas (third-party expert - Global).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts major credit cards, debit cards and cash.
A fee for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 31 December.

Also known as

Magellan Resort
Magellan Sutera
Magellan Sutera Kota Kinabalu
Magellan Sutera Resort
Magellan Sutera Resort Kota Kinabalu
Sutera Magellan
Sutera Magellan Resort
Sutera Resort
The Magellan Sutera
The Magellan Sutera Resort Resort
The Magellan Sutera Resort Kota Kinabalu
The Magellan Sutera Resort Resort Kota Kinabalu

Frequently asked questions

Does The Magellan Sutera Resort offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Magellan Sutera Resort does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Magellan Sutera Resort?
As of 4 October 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Magellan Sutera Resort on 29 October 2023 start from S$203, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Magellan Sutera Resort?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Magellan Sutera Resort?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at The Magellan Sutera Resort?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Magellan Sutera Resort?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Magellan Sutera Resort?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at The Magellan Sutera Resort and nearby?
Tee off at the on-site golf course, and improve your game on the tennis courts. Additional recreation on-site includes aerobics , bowling and racquetball/squash. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and soothe your senses in the hot tub. The Magellan Sutera Resort also has a private beach, a water slide and a sauna, as well as a fitness centre, an arcade and a garden.
What's the area around The Magellan Sutera Resort like?
The Magellan Sutera Resort is a short 9-minute walk from Sutera Harbour and 20 minutes' walk from Imago Shopping Mall.



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8/10 Very good

Zarina, 6-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Breakfast was delicious and wide choice The children love sandcastles building by the sea Double bed was clean and spacious
Siswati, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Check in at reception was easy and trouble free. Rooms are clean and fantastic views of the sea but the hotel is showing it's age with rooms' decor old and tired, and loose decking on balconies and in public areas. We especially booked this hotel as it had so many dining venues and bars, but upon arriving and settling in learned that 2 of the restaurants had closed and the swim up bar closed during covid and have not been reopened. Their website should have been updated with this information as it leaves zero beverage service around the pool. They have a fantastic Sunset Bar/lounge which was could be used the first 3 nights we were there with gorgeous views of the sun setting over islands and the sea, it rained once and all the cushions were removed from the furniture and were not returned for the rest of our 11 night stay, not 5star service and disappointing to say the least. Food service was good and staff friendly but clearly need more training in the drinks service area which was virtually non existant, always had to chase someone to get a drink. Around the pool and Sunset Bar, again, had to repeatedly chase a server and on most occasions go up to the small bar, order and pay as they would not run a tab, and drinks would then be delivered. We tried the swim up bar at the sister resort, Pacific Sutera, and although there were only 2 couples sat there we still had to wave down the 5 staff there to get a drink, again much training is needed. Lovely resort, not 5 star though
David, 5-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Emanuel Pavel, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

KUNLING, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

LEE, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Uzir, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

WING NGA, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

3-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Avoid! Stay at Shangri-La rasa ria instead let us book a room that was not even available at the hotel. indicated a charge per night that was almost double the actual rate at the hotel. Hotel service terrible
carl-johan, 4-night family trip
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