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Sabah Tea Garden

Km17, Jalan Ranau/Sandakan | Kg. Nalapak, 89309, Malaysia
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for a night as part of a tour across Sabah and stayed in one of the cottages. It was basic but comfortable beds, aircon and warm showers. It's lovely and peaceful with great scenery and, after a stunning sunset we had a very good dinner at the restaurant though it was a bit odd as we were... More 

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New York City, New York
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16 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I stayed here as part of a group tour and had a great time. We arrived in the evening just in time for the gorgeous sunset and had a delicious dinner at the restaurant. The next morning we got up for the sunrise walk, which was also incredibly gorgeous, as we got to see some of Mount Kinabalu before the... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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38 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is an organic tea plantation which offers accommodation in one of sixteen cottages or, for larger groups, communal accommodation in a longhouse style. It is quite remote so you are probably going to want to stay as you travel to somewhere else on your tour. We arrived late afternoon in time to check in and clean up before dinner.... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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29 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

A long rough ride to this place, we stayed in a cute cottage, but only had cold water for wash/shower (brrr), everything was basic but clean, restaurant nothing to rave about (not worth going to just for a meal), staff were ok but could be better, interesting visit thru the tea factory. Considering what is here it is not worth... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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41 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

For our tour group spending a night at the Sabah tea plantation in their long-house was an interesting experience. One night was enough though! The drive up the dirt road to get there was an eye-opener. However the grounds of the plantation are lovely, as are the views. Also our group enjoyed an early morning bird-walk before both breakfast and... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We were driving from Sepilok to Kota Kinabalu and chose to stop here for lunch. It's a short detour up a bumpy track from the main road. Amazing setting, restaurant with beautiful views, but when we sat down we were ignored. I went up to a group of about six people chilling at a neighbouring table to ask them and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We arrive after such a long drive from Ranau. When we reached, The cafe was open the menu had a small selection. That was about it. Nothing much to do beside the factory tour. For a tea estate there wasn't even a tea sampling or a museum. We could enjoy the view that was about all. There was a gift... More 

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82 reviews 82 reviews
4 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Recently renovated, the small 2 bedroom cottages on top of a ridge overlooking Mt. Kinabalu and valley, were very comfortable, clean and well appointed. We ate at the restaurant that was the most peaceful place I think I have ever visited - very friendly - good service and a wide selection of good food. Although tired in appearance, it is... More 

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We loved spending the day at the Sabah tea plantation, and enjoyed a lunch of tea and fresh fruit looking out towards Mt Kinabalu, which was pretty spectacular. Unfortuantely we arrived to late on the first day, so had to do the factory tour the next which was fun (if you want to do the tour, make sure you arrive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Stayed in one of the lovely cottages, clean neat and tidy. They have a small lounge TV, separate bedroom and Wi-Fi is free in the open area near the bar, There is also the longhouse. Beautiful scenery of Mount Kinabalu The tea plantation tour was informative. We did the hike up the hill to see the sunrise but was cloudy,... More 

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