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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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Tawau Division, Malaysia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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29 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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Tasmania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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Arrowtown, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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93 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
41 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

This is a beautiful place to stay. Its quite remote, we walked to and from the lodge but most guests took a taxi. However it is an enjoyable walk to the park. Roughly 2km. There is a small fruit and vegetable market at the bottom of the hill and the staff allow you to use the kitchen, or alternatively they... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

You are really in the clouds!!! The place is more than what I expected. Quiet, peaceful, lovely, and relaxing. Booking was a breeze, you can either call them via landline or book through Agoda. We booked through Agoda on the same day we are to check in. Luck is on our side since we still got a Japanese room available.... More 

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