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Celyn Resort Kinabalu

Kampung Samuruh | Jalan Samuruh Kinoundusan, Kundasang 89309, Malaysia
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Ranked #3 of 11 Kundasang B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012
Aramaitti Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We escaped to Kundasang for a family weekend retreat from the hustle and bustle of Kota Kinabalu city life! We made reservation via Celyn Hotel in City Mall which was a plus point. However, the staff product knowledge of their sister property in Kundasang was lacking eg. how do we get there? what are the tourist attractions? what are the... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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39 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

My husband and I brought my parents to stay overnight in Celyn resort few days before hari raya. The hotel was located abt 3km from the mainroad.. and my... the road from the mainroad.. was not fully tar road.. so.. it was a little bit of roller coaster ride... As the hotel location was quite deserted ( i would say... More 

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George Town, Malaysia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

My friend and I went to KK for two days before proceeding to Celyn Resort at Kundasang from Padang Merdeka. One can take the shared van(we waitied for around 1hour for the van to be fully occupied, takes about 2hours ride from KK to Kundasang) from Padang Merdeka, at anytime during the day time, to Kundasang. However, search for the... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

This resort is located on top of a hill (about 2000m above sea level). It is a very nice resort, safe, and relatively clean. Myself and my family stayed at Jungle Villa (J2), for 2 nights (29 May - 31 May 2012). The room was clean, and very comfortable for us. We enjoyed staying at this room (with a king... More 

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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

We arrived at Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) at around 6:40 PM. After our brief stop at the Money Exchange at the airport (they accept USD in 50 and 100 bills and of 2006 series or later only), we were greeted by Roy, our driver/guide for the whole duration of the four-day tour. We hopped in his Proton compact car... More 

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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

I would like to start with the most important thing in this review. If you are self-driving with GPS, please ignore the direction when GPS ask you to make a turn in Kundasang town. Go straight and you shall see another big road sign on your right, follow that path. The entrance is opposite a local shop called "Vanilla Shop"... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

This hotel is only suitable for people with vehicles as it is miles out, in the middle of nowhere and the only transport available is the hotel taxi which proved very expensive. Best to stay in the Kinabula park itself. The room (Valley Wing) had an awful smell, tap was hanging off but nothing was done to fix it despite... More 

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kuala lumpur
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

This resort is really nice with fantastic views of Mt Kinabalu form Kinabalu wing of course. the rooms are clean. We did not have any Bugs entering our room. the locks were ok. The breakfast menu could be improved.

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124 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012 via mobile

We have been lucky to ne upgraded in the rooms with a view on the mountains (we booked the valley view on Agoda). If you can afford, don't hesitate for the mountains view. Comfort is basic, bathrooms are very basic but you will have everything you need except a fridge and a safe. TV flat screen does not provide a... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012 via mobile

i stay 1 night at kinabalu wing room.room okay,clean,but the pillow at wardrobe got stain,dirty..and got bugs at bathroom..and at the balcony..so mannnyyy bugss !! the view from the room very beautiful !! dinner - if you want bbq dinner u need to book before 4pm.they didn't tell at they website. breakfast- buffet breakfast..not so much choice.. staff - very... More 

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