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Kinabalu Mountain Lodge

1 km before Kinabalu Park (from KK direction), Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a nice retreat hotel with friendly, warm care takers. They served nice local vegetarian cuisines and the cost is cheap and reasonable. The environment is magnificent with lush of green around and the most astounding experienced to me was that i was like in the heaven caused there always cloud and mist and i like the feeling of... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Stayed here on my own for two nights - I had one of the double bed rooms (could be used for a single occupant or for a couple). Reading through previous TripAdvisor reviews was extremely helpful in order to be prepared to enjoy my stay. The location is spectacular to say the least, with the main lodge balcony looking out... More 

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Tawau Division, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Was staying there for two nights with a group of friends. I had a room to myself and toilets and showers are public sharing. Nothing much in the room - queen bed, a table and a light. The wooden structure is nice but when walking, the squeaky noise were irritating especially at night whereby other guests were going to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

What a lovely place, I loved sitting on the porch at the end of the day and to be honest we saw more wildlife here than we did on the mountain trails. Yes we had a power cut, but it only added to the experience. They did bring out some battery powered lights which made do. There is no Internet,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We hired a car and drove from KK, visited the park and had a walk along the trails then spent the night here. We had a double room and the Japanese room for our 3 kids to share. Both were very comfortable and basic - the Japanese room with the mattresses on the floor probably made for a more comfortable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I arrived at this little slice of heaven after my summit. It was just what I needed. Netie and Linda were professional, fun and attentive. They anticipated my every need and catered to them. I went to bed early to the sounds of rainforest creatures. My room was clean, comfortable and warm. Was a great stay thanks to my incredible... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Great place to stay, reasonably priced, and with a warm atmosphere - we stayed while our son hiked up the mountain, and loved it. We hired a car so it was easy to get up to this lodge, but the drive is steep and the road can feel like it disappeared as you go up! Evening saw the arrival of... More 

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Leeds, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This lodge is set in the most beautiful surroundings- high on the hillside and above the clouds! It's a bit of a mission to get to from where the bus drops you off on the main road. Only 1-2km but some very steep hills with ground left very slippy by the heavy rain. The lodge itself is very simple but... More 

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This lodge is nestled on a hill surrounded with green forest and cool mountain breeze. Very good for backpacker as the room is very basic but clean, shared toilets/bathrooms/ kitchen/sitting room. Beautiful scenery in the villages. Cooking allowed.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This lodge had a great location at the base of the mountain in the parks. The view was incredible- especially as there was a thunderstorm while we were there and we were able to watch from our balcony with a coffee. The view was so clear and beautiful the next morning too. The lodge itself was very basic but comfortable... More 

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