We stayed here for 4 nights after exploring KK as we had planned the mountain climb. It was everything we had expected and more! No one can prepare you for the sheer beauty of this place! Yes the accommodation is basic but the views and the scenery are well worth the price! 5b is the pick of the rooms with the best view, a little more secluded and has its own coffee making facilities.
Please note this is very basic, no frills but it is truly beautiful.
The only disappointment was the heat and pressure of the shower, which after a 10 hour mountain climb, just didn't cut it lol.
And th staff are very helpful too. Would definitely return and highly reccomend if you are after a couple of days getaway.
- 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