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Laban Rata

06/04/2017 06/05/2017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Caution, you need to book for pass to climb Mount Kinabalu to get to this place. View is incredible, every necessities you need is here. Luxury is limited, room with hot water is limited. Better get the rooms in the main building, somehow it's heated, other accommodation is being constructed now. Food is good. Then again, food will always be...

Thank Ahmad L
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Rooms were clean and sufficient for a 1 night stay to rest before the next climb. We were actually surprised that they even provided towels and those hotel slippers. Only thing was that the water runs on solar energy so come sun-down or if it rains and there is no sun, the water is freezing!

Thank Khoo J
Darwin, Australia
Reviewed April 2, 2017

I found this lodge a nice place to rest before climbing the mountain. The buffet was ample and the lodge was clean and comfortable. Very busy place and expensive to buy water and snacks, but is expected when porters have to carry everything in!

Thank Nicole W
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed January 8, 2017

We climbed Mt Kinabalu on Christmas day so we spent the previous evening and night in Laban Rata guesthouse. We stayed in Buttercup 2, these rooms are the non dorm rooms so we had a bit of privacy and a private bathroom. Upon arrival we were given a warm welcome and headed straight up to the room for a hot...

1Thank MrHoeson
Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

This is the place you rest for a few hours before continuing summit push next morning as the one day summit trip is no longer available at this point in time. All the facilities are very basic as you can read from other reviews. The food is surprising good though or maybe I was hungry after the hike. The girls...

1Thank WinWarrior
Thaxted, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Room was clean, we were in a dorm for 4, very little sleep as other people in building quite noisy and right next to bathroom. Food good and there was plenty of it. Really need to sort showers, no hot water at all. All in all, does the job.

1Thank georgie61
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Does the job! No other options but gives you what you need - food and a place to lay your head for a few hours! There is a shop that sells chocolate, crisps, bottled water, biscuits and other snacks. They also sell nice home made cup cakes! Dinner is served from 16.30 pm and is a buffet. Food plentiful but...

Thank Allstarsprog
Lichfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

After a hard days climbing, and with another days worth to come, Laban Rata Lodge is exactly what you need. A bed, a buffet and a shop. The views are incredible, and it's perfectly placed between the day climb and the path to the summit. Because of what it is it has the tendency to get quite crowded and quite...

Thank Ben L
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Your choices are pretty limited in terms of where you're staying on the mountain, but this is a damn good choice. Food isn't exactly going to be michellin starred but it was bloody good given the fact everything has to be carted up the mountain by hand. Dorm rooms are comfy and beds are a decent size, staff were also...

Thank RossJennings
Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

This is a really good place, taking in concider they have to walk all the stuff up. I did Some more hiking, and for this alltitude they provide a really good service. The food is good. And enough choice. They can upgrade the restrooms and the table and seats. But yeh, what i got to say About that. This is...

1Thank Brendan T
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Conquering Mount Kinabalu is every climbing enthusiast desire. The two day journey displays the incredible mountain backdrop of gully, cliff, plateau, gorge, peak, projectile and points! Located at 3,272 metres above sea level, Laban Rata offers lodgings and hot meals to climbers to recharge after the climb from the starting point and before the ultimate climb to the majestic peak of Mount Kinabalu. CLIMATE Sabah has a tropical climate and the average daily temperature is 32ºC. Relative humidity is between 85 and 95 percent. At Park Headquarters, it can be warm during the day but nights tend to be cool at between 11º and 15ºC. The north east monsoon brings rain to Sabah between November and January. May to July sees rain from south west monsoon, mornings however are usually fine. The months between February to April are comparatively dry on Mount Kinabalu, although seasonal variations do occur, Sabah is outside the typhoon belt but tail end effects sometimes brings heavy rain. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Laban Rata

Address: Mt Kinabalu Mountain Trail, Kundasang, Ranau 88000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Ranau > Kundasang
Price Range: $189 - $329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Laban Rata 2*
Number of rooms: 33
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Laban Rata Hotel Kota Kinabalu
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“Try and get one of the private buttercup rooms, there are 3 i believe”
MrHoeson, Jan 8, 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the 2nd floor are quieter.”
MicheleMorada, Jan 24, 2016 | Read review
“Go for private rooms”
DGE2014, Jan 6, 2016 | Read review
“Advanced booking required, at least 3 months before your hiking.”
constance_yikying, Apr 30, 2015 | Read review
“None. There was no good room I was aware of. Although Lagadan Hut did offer a good sunset view.”
2q2bstr8, Apr 29, 2015 | Read review
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