Luton, United Kingdom
June 6, 2002
The Magellan has more than 400 rooms, each with its own private balcony (most overlooking the sea). The rooms are airy and spacious... We stayed in deluxe rooms and deluxe is surely the word. I joined the group at the last minute and was expecting low-budget roach motels. This was such a pleasant surprise.
As the hotel is part of the resort, most anything you could wish to do or wish to eat is located within the resort itself.
There's a 10 pin bowling centre, a billiards room, movie theatre, karaoke, kids' club, games centre, daily classes in things like pottery or Bahasa (the native tongue), 18-hole golf course, 2 gyms, watersports...and of course...a spa.
There are 3 main pools - and the sea too don't forget. The pool at the Magellan featured a swim-up bar.
And if you're feeling peckish stop off at one of the 16 cafes, bars or restaurants for a quick bite to eat.
It's not a place designed for explorers. There is a shuttle bus into the town centre which is supposed to run every hour on the hour however it was invariably late. If you enjoy culture, the resort is located just beyond a comfortable walk to the State Mosque and State Museum.
However, if you are after rest and relaxation the Magellan Sutera is ideal. Everything you could possibly wish for. A little like a tropical Butlins!
From journal Sabah Stuff