I would say overall it was a very pleasant and fantastic stay here. We stayed at house 1, 3, 5 on the first day and house 1,2,3 on the 2nd day. so we got a taste of every room except for the villa. There are a few inconveniences and lacking here and there (there's kitchen stove but no appliances to cook with, the water pressure is slow) but we manage to go by it and it didn't dampen our experience there.
The scenery and ambience are definitely breathtaking. as everyone said, house 5 has the best view of all!! But all the other houses are great as well. I like the fact that all the houses got a very big balcony where everyone can gather around and enjoy each other company while embracing the beauty of nature and the nice cold weather.
At night it could get very very cold even the comforter is freezing as well. So for those who can't stand the chill like me, make sure to bring lots of thick clothes and socks.
All and all, I would highly recommend this plac for it's really worth the money you spent!! (it's very near to kinabalu park as well)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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
- Also Known As:
- j Residence Hotel Kota Kinabalu
- J Residence Kota Kinabalu, Sabah