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Shangri La Tanjung Aru



The Shangri La Tanjung Aru is a magnificent beach resort boasts located a point of land along Tanjung Beach.  Recently refurbished the hotel offers outstanding restaurants and bars to pamper guests while recreational activities are in abundance.   This is an ideal luxury hotel in which to base yourself for one of the world’s most exotic and enticing islands.



Nestled on the beautiful shores of tropical Kota Kinabalu, Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa gives you the space to enjoy time to yourself or with the whole family. Our new pool area features dedicated zones for adults and kids. So relax in the jacuzzi or infinity pool as the little ones splash around in the interactive water playground, or join the fun on our three theme park quality water slides. The choice is yours



Our Opinion


This has always been an outstanding hotel with consistent top reviews. If you think the Shangri La Rasa Ria might be too remote this is a great alternative.





Shangri La Tanjung Aru is located just west of Kota Kinabalu, 10 minutes from the airport.





Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa comprises 492 luxurious rooms and suites in two wings, the Kinabalu Wing and the Tanjung Wing.


Kinabalu Seaview rooms and suites offer memorable views of both the ocean and Mount Kinabalu while rooms in the Tanjung Wing face the South China Sea.  Rooms offer spacious, contemporary luxury accommodations with traditional Sabah-inspired touches reflected in the rich woods, colourful fabrics, and indulgent furnishings.



Room types:


Kinabalu Room, Kinabalu Wing 45sqm –The room features views of Mount Kinabalu, Southeast Asia’s highest peak.



Seaview Room, Kinabalu Wing 45sqm –  face the the shimmering waters of the South China Sea and a glass walled bathroom with a separate soaking tub.





Seaview Room, Tanjung Wing 47sqm – offer views of the ocean, bathrooms offer have a shower cubicle separate from the soaking tub.




Executive Seaview Suite, Kinabalu Wing 66sqm - face the beach and ocean with panoramic views of sparkling coral islands and the shimmering South China Sea.

The suite has a separate sitting & a marble bathroom has a soaking tub and a separate shower cubicle.


Deluxe Seaview Suite, Kinabalu Wing 123sqm - The suite has a separate sitting area with and a private balcony where one can enjoy panoramic views of the gardens and islands of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. A spacious dressing room with two wardrobes and vanity table leads into the marble-floored bathroom, which contains the bathtub with a private Jacuzzi.


Deluxe Seaview Suite, Tanjung Wing 185sqm - offers expansive, luxurious accommodations with panoramic views of sparkling coral islands and the shimmering South China Sea.  The suite, which contains a separate sitting room and a dining area, opens out to a private wraparound balcony with its own sundeck and water features. The marble bathroom has a Jacuzzi, soaking tub and a separate shower cubicle.



Kinabalu Club Rooms Types:


Kinabalu Club Benefits include:

  • Kinabalu Club rooms are located in the Kinabalu Wing, floors 5, 6 and 7
  • Private check-in and check-out at the Kinabalu Club Lounge on the sixth floor of the Kinabalu Wing
  • Full use of the Kinabalu Club Lounge during daytime hours
  • Buffet breakfast, evening drinks and hors d’oeuvres
  • Suit pressing upon arrival
  • Daily international newspaper
  • In-room DVD entertainment system
  • In-room fax upon request
  • Concierge service
  • Coffee and juices during the day
  • Complimentary use of Internet station in the Kinabalu Club Lounge



Kinabalu Club Mountain View 45sqm

Kinabalu Club Seaview Rooms 45sqm

Kinabalu Club Executive Seaview Suite 66sqm

Kinabalu Club Deluxe Seaview Suite 123sqm




Restaurants & Bars



Café TATU - is a contemporary restaurant featuring a varied buffet breakfast and dinner in an open-kitchen design. Watch as your favourite dish is prepared fresh on the spot at one of our cooking stations, offering Mongolian, Tandoori, Asian noodles, dim sum, pasta, salads and desserts.  Lunch is available a la carte



Coco-Joe's - This contemporary beach barbecue restaurant and bar serves refreshing cocktails, fresh seafood and an á la carte menu. Diners are welcome to engage in a cook-it-yourself barbecue experience with the family or have the Coco-Joe’s staff prepare your meal while you enjoy an unobstructed view of the South China Sea at the restaurant’s private beach-dining platforms.



Peppino - voted one of the best restaurants in Malaysia, Peppino has a contemporary and chic Italian ambiance. The Chef emphasizes on a more modern and Mediterranean approach to its renowned Italian cuisine with an extensive wine list with vintages from around the world.


Shang Palace - upholds the ancient tradition of delicious Chinese cuisine. The restaurant is renowned for its delectable dim sum, available for breakfast and lunch. It also features two private dining rooms, which are ideal for business dinners or family celebrations.


The Borneo Lounge and Bar - a delightful venue to enjoy relaxing drinks and light snacks, is located in the Main Lobby. The lounge also offers live entertainment in the evening


Sunset Bar - features a uniquely shaped roof inspired by the traditional indigenous homes of Borneo, and a unique location on a private island, making it an appealing venue for exclusive cocktail parties, or romantic nuptials.




Leisure & Sports Facilities


Swimming Pools



Children's Pool

Fitness Centre

Water Sports

Pitch & Putt Golf


Scuba Diving & Snorkeling

Games Room

Tennis Courts


Spa - Wide range of luxurious treatments




Shangri La Tanjung Aru Deals & Shangri La Tanjung Aru Special Offers


If you have taken advantage of a special/discounted package these promotions may not necessarily apply & often offers may not be combinable. Offers may not be available through all operators.  Please speak to one of our travel experts.


Offers for 2011


Bonus Nights - stay 6 or 10 nights for 1 or 2 extra bonus nights respectively on RO. Valid Jan07-Jan27, Feb07-Mar31, Apr01-Apr20, Apr28-Jul14 and Sep01-Dec20. Compulsory breakfast charge of £16 during on bonus nights for Kinabalu Club rooms. Not combinable with any other offer.


Earlybird Saver - book a minimum of 6 nights by May30 for stays Oct01-Dec20 and receive an upgrade to next room category up to maximum of Tanjung seaview. Combinable with Long Stay offer only.


Honeymoon/25th Anniversary - Stays of 6 nights receive fruit, gifts, 2 complimentary cocktails and a room upgrade to next available room category up to a maximum of Tanjung seaview. Honeymoon couples staying in a Tanjung seaview or Kinabalu club room will receive a complimentary bottle of Champagne. Not combinable with any other offers.


Long Stay Offer - Stay a minimum of 9 nights and receive daily complimentary breakfast. Valid Jan07-Dec20. Not combinable with any other offer except Earlybird.



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