Visiting Kota Kinabalu, one should not have to worry about where to stay as there are plenty of current and new establishments offering decent accommodation at decent price.

If you are a traveler on a transit or having early morning flight, you would probably want to look for a hotel that is near to the KKIA Airport such as C'haya Hotel. 

The room layout

We booked a Standard room at this hotel during our trip to KK a couple of months back as we need a place to rest for the night before our long journey back to Sarawak the next day. The 230sqft room is appointed with a queen bed, flat screen tv, a working desk, a small built in cupboard and a window seat which my girls loved very much.

Flat screen TV hung on the wall to optimize space

Although the room is quite cramped for a family, for a single traveler it is a cozy space to wind down and relax.

The bathroom is modern and stylish, with a standing rain shower blocked by glass panel.

Bathroom is done in black and white (but mostly black)

The toilet is equipped with hand bidet

The shower area

Basic toiletries (toothbrush and toothpaste are not provided)

Standard room is available at RM157++ and bookings can be done via and other travel sites. Do check out their rooftop pool which offers amazing view of the Tanjung Aru area.

Verdict: 7/10