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Shangri-La Tanjung Aru

Why We Love This Hotel :

Location: This hotel is set in the backdrop of the breathtaking Malaysian gardens and Borneo’s mountainous landscape across crystal-clear sparkling waters, to truly give guests the tropical paradise feel.

History: The Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa is based in a region called Kota Kinabalu, in Borneo, which has a rich cultural heritage of natural wonders and rugged landscapes that have been millennia in the making.

Service: Guests will enjoy the Shangri-La’s famous five-star service, melded with Borneo’s warm and welcoming hospitality.

The Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa provides its guests with a long list of facilities and services, from a pampering session at CHI, The Spa, to a leisurely swim in the resort’s jaw-droppingly large pool, and more.

Health Club

Fitness buffs will enjoy the hotel’s well-equipped fitness facilities, featuring cardio machines, weights, and pilates machines. Those who require more personalized attention can always hire one of the hotel’s personal trainers. Sauna and juice bar facilities are available.

Meeting and Event Facilities

Business travelers will be grateful for the hotel’s conference venues, as well as its one-stop event planning services. Large events can be catered to in the 1,200-person ballroom, while smaller events can fit into any of the hotel’s other 10 function rooms.


The Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort boasts an expansive pool that spans an incredible 6,561-square-feet, featuring a jacuzzi and adult infinity pool section. The pool opens at 7am and closes at 10pm.


The Shangri-La’s CHI, The Spa brand incorporates a sense of place at its Tanjung Aru location, incorporating local, fresh ingredients and techniques into its treatments. The spa stands on its own island, connected to the hotel by a private causeway.
All restaurants at the Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa offer an exciting array of Asian cuisines and delicacies. These restaurants are a cut above the rest, with numerous awards and accolades. Peppino is, without a doubt, the resort’s crown jewel, voted one of Malaysia's top places to dine in the entire country.

Cool Box Ice Cream Bar

The resort has its very own ice cream bar, featuring a tantalizingly cool menu of ice creams, freezies, milkshakes, and more.

Borneo Lounge & Bar

This relaxing venue, in the resort’s main lobby, provides patrons with live entertainment by night, as well as a tempting list of refreshments and light snacks.

Cafe Tatu

This contemporary all-day dining restaurant features the entertaining element of live cooking stations, where patrons can watch as their dish is cooked by the Shangri-La’s culinary masters, right in front of them. The cuisine here ranges from Mongolian, Tandoori, Asian, Italian, and more.

Coco-Joe’s Bar & Grill

Guests can enjoy refreshing cocktails, and succulent seafood at this contemporary beachside barbeque restaurant, featuring expansive views of the stunning South China Sea, best-viewed from the restaurant’s beach-dining platforms.


Not only the top restaurant at the resort, but also in all of Malaysia, this fine dining Italian restaurant offers authentic cuisine in a contemporary, chic atmosphere. Guests may choose to dine in the comfort of the air-conditioned indoors, or alfresco on the romantic outdoor terrace.

Shang Palace

This top-notch restaurant serves up tantalizing Chinese cuisine, and is especially known for its dim sum, which is some of the best outside of China. The classically-designed restaurant provides diners with expansive views of the South China Sea, as well as the Kinabalu landscape.

Sunset Bar

Many guests of the Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa use this beautiful venue, which features locally-inspired architecture in a stunning setting, for their group events, from cocktail parties to weddings.



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