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“Good value and a very local choice.”
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Lucy Homestay
Reviewed January 5, 2012

Rule #1 - Entrance Door will be locked at midnight, although there is not much night life in the city.
Rule #2 - Balcony/ bathroom will also be locked at midnight and no bathing after that!!

Fun #1 - The 3 PR cats are lovely and like to play with you.
Fun #2 - Lucy's atitude is indeed a typical Chinese one, in which if you would like to experience this, you should come and talk with her. She is a nice woman inside.
Fun #3 - the 'home' is really a local home. No kidding.

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Reviewed December 18, 2011

I had heard that this was the best place to stay in KK and that the vibe was fun and welcoming. When i arrived, I really found the opposite to be true--Lucy was rude and clearly favored certain guests, the crefew was a complete pain and made exploring the city at night a challenge and the rooms were nothing special. I decided to leave after one night and can't honestly reccomend it to other travellers.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 16, 2011

I've read other reviews that were negative, but they cited things which make me like this place.


Yes, you can't stay up all night partying loudly and stumbling around.

Yes, Lucy is like a mum. That's nice sometimes after bouncing from hostel to hostel filled with disrespectful, dirty rastas.

Some other things I like: Clean rooms, quiet location near to town, good breakfast, good people. It is quite friendly here, providing you are.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled solo
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Thank TidalGrant
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Reviewed October 20, 2011

The location is good and the place is clean and safe. Lucy was very helpful and we enjoyed being in a cosy, quiet and "fells-like-home" place - and it was fun to have all the cats around!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank NaterciaSimoes
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Reviewed October 16, 2011

Good location, good price, have cooking utensil, good library, clean, beautiful balcony. But staff were not friendly, They were just watching TV or sleeping. When you have question to them they look stranger. Rooms is small. Just need a good and friendly staff.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank Kemal K
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Reviewed April 21, 2011

curfew at midnight(!!!) and basically being told to be quiet-or go outside-while talking to other travellers at 7pm doesn't make this place really friendly

Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
Thank emarley
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Reviewed April 16, 2011

the lodge is not bad, but there is no aircon and it is sometimes a little bit noisy at night. the breakfast is allright but the curfew at midnight really sucks. but it is an interesting place to stay due to its special character. all in all there are better rooms for the same price in kk. the balcony is pretty nice.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled solo
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Thank hannesdewald
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Additional Information about Lucy Homestay

Address: Lot No.25 Lorong Dewan, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 105 Specialty Lodging in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: $15 - $16 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Lucy Homestay Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Lucy Homestay Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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