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South Sea Sanctuary - CLOSED

Lot 9 Jalan Tugu, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
+60 88-248 221
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Very relaxing, excellent location and good value for money

We spent a full morning in the spa, booking the facial, body and foot massage. Really enjoyed all... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2012
Kuala Belait
Massage experience

My fiance and I booked a couples massage at the recommendation of a local friend. Very clean and... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2012
London, United Kingdom
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South Sea Sanctuary is a premier lifestyle boutique day spa located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Borneo, Malaysia. Besides offering relaxation therapies and beauty treatments, we are well-known for our holistic health and wellness programs that aim to effectively heal the body, mind and soul.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
29 Mar 2015
31 Aug 2014
“Relaxing place and massage”
Lot 9 Jalan Tugu, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
+60 88-248 221
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Reviewed 19 May 2012

We spent a full morning in the spa, booking the facial, body and foot massage. Really enjoyed all three of them. Very clean facilities and very helpful and friendly staff. Loved the decor - simple and not over the top, felt like a very tranquil...More

Thank Happy_Heidi_99
Reviewed 18 May 2012

My fiance and I booked a couples massage at the recommendation of a local friend. Very clean and efficient facilties. We had a choice of massage oils and as I had sunburn, they were extra careful with my sensitive skin. The masseus started off soft...More

Thank MaMoky
Reviewed 22 April 2012

I contacted the day spa to organise a surprise spa package for my sister and her husband for their honeymoon and they were so helpful and made it easy to organise over email from Australia. They arranged a surprise pick up from their hotel and...More

Thank Angela S
Reviewed 20 April 2012

We had the shiatsu sports massage and the service and massage was excellent. The atmosphere was very relaxing. Slightly pricy compared to other massage places nearby and only comment was we had to walk up 2 flights of stairs which was very hard after climbing...More

1  Thank Fi101
Reviewed 4 April 2012

we had couple package. I think we do get better value at other city for the same experience we had here.

2  Thank Arthur8998
Reviewed 29 March 2012

After three weeks in the jungles of Borneo, I booked myself into the Sutera Harbour resort and planned to spend a few hours in the spa to unwind. Then I looked at the price list and flat our refused. The prices were ridiculous. Walking through...More

2  Thank genfie
Reviewed 25 March 2012

A gem hidden in the sea of urban life. True to its name, it is a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of everyday activities. Once you enter, you are instantly transported to a different land. A land where every customer is King or Queen....More

Thank MohammadOsman
Reviewed 24 March 2012

I came to this spa through reading the reviews on trip advisor and I was not disappointed. This was one of the best spa experiences I've had and I am a regular at going to massages. The whole spa reminded me very much of Aveda....More

Thank KentTraveller1
Reviewed 21 March 2012

Pros: Welcome herbal tea, comfortable lounges, consultation before treatment, excellent therapists, post-treatment snacks & bubbly. Cons: No elevator, very steep stairs to treatment rooms (ours were on the 3rd floor), and schedules are pretty tight so you can feel rushed if you don't arrive early....More

Thank Maddie A
Reviewed 10 March 2012

As a frequent traveler to Kota Kinabalu and Sabah, I was introduced to South Sea Sanctuary by a mutual friend there. Having been to many spas in KK town, I never expected this place to shine out among the rest. Overall to sum it up,...More

8  Thank infomalaysia
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