March 4, 2015

Review: Shangri-la's Rasa Ria Resort, Kota Kinabalu

Exploring Borneo Flying First Class on Japan Airlines and Qantas

Aurora Executive Lounge, Terminal 2 (ARN)
Finnair Business Class, Stockholm-Helsinki
Finnair Business Lounge Non-Schengen (HEL)
Finnair Premium Lounge (HEL)
Finnair Business Class, Helsinki-London
Cathay Pacific First Class Lounge (LHR)
American Airlines Flagship Lounge (LHR)
British Airways Galleries First Lounge (LHR)
Japan Airlines First Class, London-Tokyo
Hilton Narita
Cathay Pacific First & Business Class Lounge (NRT)
American Airlines Admirals Club (NRT)
Qantas International Business Lounge (NRT)
Japan Airlines First Class Lounge, Main Terminal (NRT)
Japan Airlines First Class, Tokyo-Jakarta
Pura Indah Business Class Lounge, Jakarta (CGK)
Malaysia Airlines Business Class, Jakarta-Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge, Domestic (KUL)
Hilton Kuching
Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge Kuching (KCH)
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Hotel
Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge, Kota Kinabalu (BKI)
Malaysia Airlines Business Class, Kota Kinabalu-Kuala Lumpur
Top Attractions in Malaysia
Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge, International (KUL)
Qatar Airways Business Class, Kuala Lumpur-Doha
Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Lounge (DOH)
Al Maha Lounge (DOH)
Qatar Airways Business Class, Doha-Dubai
Emirates First Class Lounge Concourse A (DXB)
Emirates Business Class Lounge Concourse A (DXB)
Qantas First Class, Dubai-London
British Airways Galleries Lounge Concourse C, South (LHR)
British Airways Business Class, London-Stockholm


Address: Pantai Dalit Beach, Tuaran Sabah 89208 Malaysia
Rate: Group rate

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort Kota Kinabalu Garden Wing

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort Kota Kinabalu welcome music

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort Kota Kinabalu reception

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort Kota Kinabalu lobby

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort Kota Kinabalu twin room

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort Kota Kinabalu twin room

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort Kota Kinabalu twin room

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort Kota Kinabalu work table

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort Kota Kinabalu flat TV

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort Kota Kinabalu welcome fruits

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort Kota Kinabalu complimentary coffee and tea

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort Kota Kinabalu bathroom

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort Kota Kinabalu bath amenities

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort Kota Kinabalu Nasi Goreng served at the

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort Kota Kinabalu, Eddie serving the local tea at the Coffee Terrace

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort Kota Kinabalu, Pongo, the resort's mascott


Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort Kota Kinabalu swimming pool

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort Kota Kinabalu lovely sunset

CONCLUSION

Rasa Ria literally means "feel good" and I believe that this is what all the guests feel whenever they stay in these resort. Honestly, we stayed in this resort for 4 nights and everything from the rooms, to the food and the service was just excellent. As this was booked thru a travel agent, I couldn't earn Golden Circle award points for the stay but with the dining expenses, I was able to accumulate some. This resort has also its own Orangutan Education Center where guests can meet the icon of Sabah for a fee. Of course, there are lots of other activities one can engage into. After staying at this resort, I would say that the Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort is one of the best resorts I've stayed at.