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The Cottage Hotel Kundasang

Kg. Lembah Permai, Jalan Kundasang Kauluan, Ranau 89308, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

We enjoy our stay in this hotel. You can enjoy sun rise view at 6.00 a.m which was amazing. Mount Kinabalu peak view was very clear when we stay there. We had our steamboat dinner in the hotel restaurant which offer various fresh vegetable and hot soup. The vegetable and fruit stall was about 5 minutes drive from this hotel.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Old, tired, and very dirty. No airconditioning, no safe, 3 floors but no lift and rubbish stored on the landings. Dirty plates and leftover food were never moved from the landing during our stay. The dining room was full of flies. There was no water during the afternoon or evening but no communication to say it was a planned repair.

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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

If you're not too fussy about where you rest your head, this place will suit. Nothing fancy about the accomodation. The linen was clean, but everything was rather shabby. The bathroom was a bit scary, but the water was hot, and the towels were dry. Meals at the Cottage were fantastic - Chinese style, but delicious! The location was close... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This hotel had basic accommodations with a TV, hot showers, and basic breakfast of bread, rice, sausages, eggs and tea and coffee. The location of the hotel was a 15 mins drive to Kinabalu HQ and provided reasonable standards for hotels. What was good was the service standards of Amirul at the reception when there was a problem with my... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Stayed at Cottage Hotel, 1st floor, room nearest to the staircase. Room was acceptable except that our room TV couldn't receive any reception. Fortunately, WIFI was easily connected in this room - but other rooms couldn't. So, many had to use WIFI at the lobby. Toilets are clean but hot showers are weak. Breakfast is not fancy. Just enough to... More 

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Thank SzeMay L
Tampere, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The hotel offering near Kinabalu park is not plentiful so you have to adjust your expectation levels accordingly. The Cottage hotel is a very basic hotel with no heating in the rooms and very poor insulation / isolation. We had the bad luck to stay at the hotel for two nights when the rain was pouring down and the wind... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I stayed for two nights on business and travelled with my husband (I didn't want to be on my own in a new place). It took us two hours to reach Kundasang from Kota Kinabalu. The surrounding views are spectacular. Be sure to ask a room that faces Mt Kinabalu, but if you don't get one, don't fret. The vista... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A very simple and very basic hotel for a night stay and no more. Everything in the room was basic. The breakfast was basic. It's ok if you're staying for just a night before your climb the next day. If you don't plan to climb and are looking for a place to stay while holidaying at Kundasang, please try other... More 

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Thank Mi_Travelina
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We went to this hotel in the late evening, it was the first hotel on our way so we decided to try it out, despite having hesitations. The outside of the hotel wasn't really looking good and inside it was also not very clean. The girl at the reception was giggling all the time and it took her a really... More 

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7 Thank Yusuf B
Kuala Lumpur
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142 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Good view good surrounding in Kundasang. Hotel located near Mt KK and Kinabalu Park. Walking distance to Kundasang morning market which is must visit. Hotel nearby attraction will be Kundasang War Memorial, and Desa Cattle Dairy Farm which worth visit as well. Taxi can be hired for MYR 60-80 for 6 hours service. Hotel rooftop have good view as well.... More 

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