Official Host Hotels

While there are dozens of accommodation options, there are six reasons why you should stay at a GFNY partner hotel:

  1. Location: we know what makes sense from a GFNY perspective.
  2. They allow bikes in your hotel room.
  3. You are around other participants for an impromptu training ride or sharing war stories after the event.
  4. Guaranteed availability of a 4am breakfast on raceday to fuel you for the big day.
  5. We've done the research; all you need to do is book.
  6. The hotels offer discounted rates to you and not a commission to us.

If you don’t see a hotel on our list, it’s possible that the hotel either did not want to allow bikes in the sleeping rooms or did not want to offer a 4am breakfast on race morning, so if you are booking a non-official hotel, check their offers and policies directly with them.

There are more than 370 hotels in Kota Kinabalu to meet your needs and comfort. From Homestay, 3 stars to 5 stars with good-value accommodation are easily available. Noteworthy are Marriot Hotels & Resort, Shangri La Kota Kinabalu, Hyatt Centric, Hilton Hotels, Hyatt Regency, The Pacific Sutera, Le Meridien, and Stanton Hotel. Budget Hotels such as Ming Garden Hotel, Tune Hotel, Kinabalu Daya Hotel, Cititel, Sabah Oriental, Promenade Jesselton Quay, and many more. It is advisable to obtain the services of the official travel and tour agent in making all necessary arrangements for an unforgettable and enjoyable experience in Sabah.

The Sutera Harbour Resort Kota Kinabalu


GFNY Kota Kinabalu 2023 Official Partner Hotel

Overlooking the tranquil South China Sea, with views of tropical islands and the majestic Mount Kinabalu, is the 384-acre grand expansive Sutera Harbour Resort. Let us indulge you with our spectacular array of Resort facilities, from choice of luxurious 5-star hotels, award-winning 27-hole Graham Marsh designed golf course to the 104-berth marina and exhilarating recreational services. The elegant business setting of The Pacific Sutera Hotel, is complemented by the resort ambience of The Magellan Sutera Resort, offering a combined total of 956 guestrooms and suites, each offering an unsurpassed level of accommodation and warm hospitality.

As Malaysia’s premier Integrated Resorts & Hotels, we are absolutely committed to providing you a with an unprecedented stay experience, be it for business or leisure complemented by world-class genuine warm hospitality that’s uniquely Malaysian. 

The Ming Garden Hotel & Residences Kota Kinabalu


Ming Garden Hotel & Residence is located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, the capital city of Sabah, Malaysia.  Comprising of 348 rooms and 11-storey high, this hotel sits majestically along the coastal highway and is located 10 minutes away from the Kota Kinabalu International Airport.  Situated near the junction of several throughfare, the hotel’s strategic location allows fast access to Kota Kinabalu’s central business district, shopping malls, entertainment hub and expansive ocean panoramas of the South China sea.

  • Award-Winning 4 star hotel in the heart of Kota Kinabalu City.
  • Over 10,460 sqft of multi-function space.
  • Perfect for business and leisure travellers.
  • 3 impressive dining outlets & bar.

Airport • 10 minutes
Jetty • 5 minutes
Bus Terminal • 3 minutes

Tel1: +6088-528 888 (General Line)
Tel2:  +6088-528 930 (Reservation Manager)

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