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A & J Budget Hotel
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

We stayed one night at the A and J Budget hotel. The room was tiny, dirty, and the wi fi did not work.  When we went down in the morning to ask about the wi-fi, the manager offered no solution or assistance to solve the problem.  So we went over to the  A&J non-budget hotel and there the wi fi was working well.  So we went back to ask if we could switch rooms.  The manager would not even look up from his paper to speak to us.  Finally after a long awkward pause he angrily mumbled "I give you refund." After we packed up or stuff and went down stairs to leave. With out making any eye contact or saying a word he quickly grabbed the money out of the drawer and then slammed it shut and shoved the money at us.  My husband and I are not rude people so were are not very accustomed to being treated in such a manner.  It was quite shocking and disturbing. He was also very rude to all his employees and it was apparent that they were intimidated and possibly all afraid of him.  I would strongly advise against staying at either the A&J Budget hotel or the non budget A&J.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Pattip2012
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Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

Staff was very friendly and helpful! Big rooms, and clean. They also have Tv And wifi in The rooms. it is a great location, close to malls, good food, markets. I can definitely recommend this place! The toilets and showers were also clean and in good condition.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Thank Irreburres
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

Stayed in a standard double room without window for 1 night. Friendly staffs. I arrived early before the check in time but they still let me check in earlier. The room has attached bathroom with hot water supply, strong air con (the weather is hot in kk), satellite TV and WiFi. The location is good and near to most of the attrative places. The only thing I dislike was the smell from the fish market where is just opposite A&J in the morning. Even though me and my friend stayed in a room without window, we still can smell it. Overall, the price worth for everything.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Thank xzhen89
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Reviewed February 12, 2012

After seeing the recommendations in the Lonely Planet,i decided to look elsewhere. Im glad i stumbled across this budget hotel. Firstly the price for getting air con, own bathroom and TV with fox movies & ESPN for 55MYR is outstanding in KK as you're usually looking at 60-70 for a shared bathroom.

Peter the owner is a fountain of knowledge and always helpful when asked a question.

Location is ideal, right in the centre, with a smashing food market across the road. In addition your halfway between the Jetty(port) and the bus station, so gives you easy access if you wish to visit the neighbouring islands (ask peter he will give you a voucher for a discount) or visit the beach for 1.5MYR on the local beach.

The only negative thing i have to say is the smell leading up the hallway (not to the room), as there is a dried fish store next door, but hey that is for you to decide.

Thanks for the stay

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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9  Thank tdkphysio
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Reviewed November 17, 2011

most happening place in kota kinabalu. the handicraft market building reminded me of old wet market, gambir street, kuching, sarawak.
I moved to the 3rd Floor after the 2nd day which gave me full view of the ocean. remarkable.
Lots of pigeons around too. easy access to the City Bus and Mini Bus Terminal. it cost RM0.50 from the Terminal to the bus stop in front of Warisan Square. Costing about RM1.00 from the city to Tuaran.
A&J Budget has the most friendly staff and atmosphere.

Room Tip: Stay at the 3rd Floor for full view of the ocean.
Stayed: November 2011, traveled solo
3  Thank vivienateng
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