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J Residence
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

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)

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

I have been staying there for a night with family at house 5A. It is a very nice place with good view and the staff are very friendly.. is a good place to relax. I would suggest that if they can provide the hair dryer will be better..

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Thank Albeesim
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

I had a good time staying at J Residence especially the Villa. The accommodation especially the kitchen was very helpful and useful. Staying at the villa gives me a feeling like i'm home, preparing a food for family, very quiet place and suitable for honeymoon vacation.
I am definitely will come again to spend my time at J Residence.
Thank You for your help especially the staffs .

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

Stayed at House 1. The house itself is awesome, but the view is pretty limited from the house. :( Try asking for House 3 or 5 instead if u go there.
If u're driving your own car, be careful, the road down to the residency is bit too steep.
Our water heater in the bathroom wasn't working, but since we stayed only for a night, we let it be.
Bring socks, it's very cold up there.
:)

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank arviena
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Stayed one night (30 - 31 June 2013) with friends. We booked the Villa, Houses 3 & 5 to accommodate 23 souls comfortably with a beautiful view of the valley opposite Mt. Kinabalu. Everything was clean and amenities were excellent. There is a separate verandah for barbecuing equipped with a BBQ stand. There are also some eateries nearby, with more choices if you venture further into Kundasang town.The location is excellent as it is only about 300 meters from the entrance to Kinabalu Park. An early morning wake up is a must if you want to see the mountain in all its majesty.It is quite cool there and temperatures can be a cool 16 Celcius at night especially if there is rain.

One main point of caution would be that the slope leading down to the complex is quite steep so driving up and down it requires nerves of steel. There are also stairs for the descent/ascent.

We all agreed that we should have stayed another night but our itinerary was so packed we could not. Definitely worth staying there again. Totally recommended!

Room Tip: Bring warm clothing if you are afraid of the cold.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

Reasonable good facilities in House 5. Sound proofing against next house is poor. Good if venting machine can be provide for drinks and snacks. Traffic control signal if can be installed will help drivers as the up/down path share the same narrow and steep road. Blackout encountered but this is common in this area

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

Stayed for only one night from 12 - 13 April (should have stayed longer, but my itenary was too packed). Booked room 3A and 3B for my family of 2 adults and 3 young children. Nice and private place. Great views. Room 3A and 3B had interconnecting doors making it great for family. We also had a side private outdoor dining/kitchen area with a covered BBQ pit. The night we stayed , it was cold as it was raining but we had so much warm fun doing our own BBQ with stuff we bought from Kundasang town. You can get all you need for a great BBQ at Kundasang town nearby (you will need your own transport though, we rented a car).

The next morning our children found a medium size stick insect crawling at the railings in front of our room. They were so excited to find this and posed for pictures before carefully letting go the insect into the nearby tree. This was a nice unexpected touch to our stay.

If I am back in this area, I would definately stay here again.

Room Tip: As mentioned in other reviews, room 5 has the best views but we were also happy with our rooms 3A an...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Address: Along Tuaran Road | 300 meters from Mount Kinabalu Park, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 113 Specialty Lodging in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: $30 - $50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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 
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j Residence Hotel Kota Kinabalu
J Residence Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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