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Staff at Global English Centre are always willing to help you with any questions you may have. To help you prepare for your trip we have compiled the following information which, we believe, will help you adapt more quickly to a new country, climate, college, customs and lifestyle.

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Global English Centre arranges accommodation for all students who need it. Our accommodation staff can arrange quality accommodation to suit your needs. Wherever possible, the accommodation is close to GEC and is within walking distance of Global English Centre and include the following facilities:

  • Individual bedrooms
  • Study tables in each room
  • Kitchen and toilet facilities
  • TV and lounge room

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Weekly Rate (USD) Monthly Rate (USD)
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The GEC Hotel is exclusively for GEC Students and is located in Kingfisher Plaza, it is literally just next door to GEC. The GEC Hotel is just a short 5 second walk to GEC, the supermarkets, restaurants, pharmacy, and Seven-Eleven. Students share a modern, clean fully equipped house with other GEC international students. At the GEC Hotel you can expect the following facilities:

    • Single rooms fully air-conditioned
    • Private room with: a bed, a desk or a table, a chair, a lamp, storage space for personal belongings
    • Lockable room, safe and quite environment
    • Hotel Key Card
    • Showers and toilet facilities
    • Common room with dining table
    • Washing machine
    • Electric stove and cooking utensils
    • Bed linen
  • GEC Hotel manager on call
  • To practise your English with the International mix of students from GEC on a regular basis
  • Travel time to GEC: 10 second walk

The GEC Hotel accommodation gives you a wonderful opportunity to learn and practise your English, and it is literally just next to Global English Centre. Staying at the GEC Hotel is also a great cultural experience as you interact daily with local people and our other International Students. Our GEC Hotel is so convenient because just opposite GEC where you will have direct access to internet cafes, restaurants, coffee shops and even the laundry shop! The GEC Hotel is not only very convenient but it is also wonderful way to experience the various cultures, food and way of life while studying English with other International Students!

Student Lodge

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Weekly Rate (USD) Monthly Rate (USD)
190 500
Location Map - Homestay
Our Homestay accommodations are located in Kingfisher Park within walking distance to GEC as well as supermarkets, shops and restaurants, gyms, hair salons, Doctors, Dentists, and more. You can stay with a local English speaking Malaysian family in a clean safe, fully furnished room with internet and learn family traditions and Malaysian culture. You will enjoy meals with the family and have laundry facilities. The Homestay accommodation is ideal for individuals or families that are coming to study and are looking for a cheaper alternative to the Student Apartments.There are two different types of Homestay options:

  • Full Board is inclusive of meals prepared by the family

Students will be able to choose their preferred homestay option prior to arrival. At the Homestay you can expect the following facilities:

  • large double rooms
  • a private room with: a bed, a desk or a table, a chair, a lamp, storage space for personal belongings
  • lockable room, safe and quite environment
  • a house key
  • showers and toilet facilities
  • a common room with TV and dining table
  • washing machine & refrigerator
  • gas stove and cooking utensils
  • bed linen* spacious car park, garden and external clothes line
  • to practise your English with the International mix of students from GEC on a regular basis
  • travel time to GEC: 5 minute walk

The Homestay option will give you the opportunity to enjoy Malaysian family life while speaking and using the English that you have learnt, visit local attractions and community events and to make lifelong friendships. This is a great way to experience the culture, food , and way of life that you could never get from a normal tour.
Make fond memories by enjoying the Homestay option…….THE MALAYSIAN EXPERIENCE!


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Weekly Rate (USD) Monthly Rate (USD)
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Transportation Departure Dropback
Tower 1 & 2 Lobby 8:30 am 16:15 pm
Location Map - JQ Apartments
Jesselton Quay Self-Service Apartments are situated in the heart of KK’s original central business district (CBD) located right in the heart of Kota Kinabalu city centre. The Apartments offer the latest luxury design and are the perfect accommodation choice for student
families looking for a comfortable environment with the newest renovations designs. The Apartments are within walking distance from banks, shopping malls, restaurants, and various tourist attractions. Decorated with modern furnishings, the Apartments are available in
2 bedroom configurations with a kitchen, dining area, air conditioning, free WiFi, and a flat-screen TV. There is a rooftop gym access and a 24 hours check in service is readily available. There is also easy access to an International
Supermarket as well as Suria Shopping mall both of which are 5 minutes walking distance away. Downstairs there are various shops including a coin laundromat and 24 hours mini market.

  • 2 Bedroom Apartments (Queen bed and 2 Single beds or 2 x Queen bed configurations)
  • Once a week house keeping services (1 x general clean and 1 x linen change)
  • Air-conditioning in living and bedrooms
  • Flat screen TV with Netflix
  • Cooking pots, cutlery & crockery, glassware
  • Kitchen, dining area, refrigerator
  • Bathroom facilities
  • All linen and towels are provided
  • Access to swimming pool facilities
  • Access to gym facilities
  • Washing machine is not included (There are multiple coin laundry downstairs at the lobby area. Private laundry service can also be arranged).

For those International students that would like to stay at the Self Service Apartments nearby Global English Centre, arrangements will be made prior to your arrival.


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Weekly Rate (USD) Monthly Rate (USD)
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Transportation Departure Dropback
Tune Hotel 8:30 am 16:15 pm
Location Map - Tune Hotel
Tune Hotel Kota Kinabalu is a 3-floor hotel offering 165 comfortable rooms, it is situated 10 minutes by car from Global English Centre. Tune Hotel is within 1Borneo, East Malaysia’s largest shopping, dining and lifestyle mall furnishing queen size rooms that provide all the comforts of a home. Students are able to enjoy all that 1Borneo has to offer from fine dining, shopping, and all the latest movies at the cinema. Tune Hotel is perfectly suited for Students that would like to enjoy the comforts of a private hotel style room equipped with basic and modern amenities to give a feeling of being home while away from home. In the Tune Hotel rooms, you will enjoy:

  • Queen Sized Bed
  • Ceiling fan
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • 32-inch LCD Television
  • Bathroom facilities
  • All linen and towels are provided
  • Access to 1Borneo Hypermall
  • Travel time to GEC: 10 minute drive

For those International students that would like to stay at the Tune Hotel accommodation, Global English Centre will make arrangements on your behalf prior to your arrival.

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