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Along Kundasang Road | 300 meters from Mount Kinabalu Park, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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J Residence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Labuan Island, Malaysia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On 27 July 2014, my friends and I had a pleasant stay in J Residence (House 6). Really enjoyed. We had a good rest and sleep. Other houses and villas have the cooking facilities. Got barbecue utensils and public area for gathering. The receptionist is very friendly and helpful. The room and the bathroom are very clean and neat. Price... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed for 3 days in J Residence that my friend had recommanded. the room was cheap, but all the staffs were very very kind. The terasse was very good place for the small and cosy party! Me and my malaysian friends could enjoy the breakfast and dinner there. Besides, we could watch many species of birds perched very closely.... More

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Sydney
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights at J-Residence. It was recommended by a local tour operator in Kota Kinabalu. It is excellent value, with great views. It does get cool in the evenings so make sure you bring warm clothes. We stayed in 5A and also 3B. The hot water was warmer in 3B however the water pressure was better in 5A... More

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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This hotel was awesome!! loving the bedding, quilt, view and just the hotel itself .. Snuggly built on the hills with nature surrounding the rooms . however it does get very cold in the late evening and nights . So, this is a tip i would give, boi water and fill the bucket u have in the bathroom mix in... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Checked in at J today and was surprise to see the room n bathroom were so spacious. They have dvds for u to watch which makes it a plus point if u r bored. Surronding is filled with lush greenery and serenity amd they even have a bbq pit/common area. What i expexted more was the water pressure of the... More

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Klang, Malaysia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Nice place to stay. Just perfect for 4 of us. Room 5B have the greatest view. Close to National Park with walking distance. 5 Star for J.Residence. Near with restaurant but make sure to bring your own socks. shivering out there! :) Big thumb up!

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia, Asia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I love the place. it is exactly as described and as in pictures. Not only pretty, but very clean, serene and private. Staff also were friendly and helpful. Definitely will stay here again and will recommend it to friends and family.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Strategy location, clean room, good price, beautiful and nice place with helpful staff. But if you are a light sleeper, advisable to take the both room (A & B) in one chalet.. Because the floor made up by wooden and the any moving from neighbour room might cause some annoying. Basically my neighbour (next room, gosh..... they talking till very... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I don't actually have to write anything good about J Residence, since everybody already has. It's great value, stunning views, clean enough and with the kind of amenities you'd expect from a budget hotel at 5000 feet. If you don't like bugs, don't book. But then again, if you don't like bugs you probably shouldn't visit Mt. Kinabalu at all.... More

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Stayed at House 1, bed was nice, clean & comfy. Bathroom was ok, mossy but clean. Really loving the peaceful & quiet surrounding. Felt like camping in the forest but with nice bed to sleep in. Mossy, damp smell in the room but bearable. Loved the glass wall/door/window, allowed maximum view of the forest. Couldn't wait to open the windows... More

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Address: Along Kundasang Road | 300 meters from Mount Kinabalu Park, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
j Residence Hotel Kota Kinabalu
J Residence Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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Just 300 metres away from the entrance of Kinabalu Park Headquarters, J Residence is the nearest lodge outside Mount Kinabalu National Park, and with rooms price three times lower than those chalets and lodges inside Kinabalu Park. J Residence was built in the year 2010 and our lodge are partially hidden by trees and plants from the main road. Our lodge overlook the Bundu Tuhan dwelling & farming community while the back is decorated with rows of tall matured pine trees. Temperature here ranges from 19°C to 17°C at night. Truly a great place to seek refuge from the hot equatorial climate of the other major cities of Sabah. ... more   less 
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