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5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu District, West Coast Division, Sabah

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Travers88
Perth, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“All the charms of a secluded getaway with the perks of a city nearby”
Reviewed March 31, 2013 for a stay in March 2013

Beautiful character home set in lush tropical gardens. The house had all the comfiorts of home with plenty of space to relax and every facility required. The city centre is a mere 5min drive or 15min walk (only for the heartstrong) away, yet lying in you room overlooking lush green forrests as far as you can see, with the sounds of birds chirping and squirrels rustling in the trees, you would never guess a city was so close by. The breakfast were cooked fresh for me individually every day, and coming back here at the end of each day really did feel like home. It took me a while to find the hot water switch in my room, but sabah weather lends itself to cold showers anyway!! I was staying in the house all on my own for most of my holiday, and it always felt extremely safe and secure. I would definately stay here again!

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Liked best: The setting of the home amoungst lush greenery
Liked least: Communication barrier with the housekeeper
Traveling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Perth
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114 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Pleasant stay, best suited to large groups”
Reviewed December 27, 2012 for a stay in December 2012

Stayed for 4 nights as a family of 5 hence booked the whole house out. You can lease out individual rooms.
Location is about 20 minute drive from KK airport and is situated on ridge behind main city with nice views to the north all the way to Mt Kinabalu. The area is quiet and walking is pleasant early in the morning. You can walk all the way into town but probably not a good idea in the middle of the day.
The house is airey with a nice lower uncover area where breakfast is served. Fatimah and Mary are lovely hosts. Breakfast is a simple affair with some nice variety and local touches. House is set on 4 levels so lots of stairs. Furnishings are clean but dated (very 70s feel), Bedrooms come with all bedding, but very hard beds by Western standards. Bathrooms basic but clean but could use a facelift. WIFI was unreliable.
There are heaps of bedrooms so this property would suit a large extended family or group. Less than around 6 people and it is relatively expensive to hire the whole house based on experience with lodging elsewhere in Sabah.
No pool, but a jacuzzi is apparenty due to arrive soon.
Car hire was also arranged by villa management which was handy. Flexibiity on check-in/check-out times was also appreciated
Overall a pleasant stay

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Liked best: Location and View
Liked least: Hard beds
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Emilychon...
Kuala Lumpur
1 review
“Pleasant & Comfortable Stay For Big Group Of Family”
Reviewed September 10, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

This is the 1st time I travel to Sabah with my big group of family members.We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at here.A home sweet home feel pleasant & comfortable to us.Is a good location,few minutes drive to K.K town & sightseeing place.For those who really planning to have a rest & relax stay,we're strongly recommend this home stay.Thanks Brahminy Kite Holiday Home to help us in arrangement of our airport transfer,van rental & tour package.
I hope to stay here again for a next visit to Sabah.

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Liked best: Environment of the home stay ~ Full of fresh air,nature & comfortable~
Liked least: No comment,overall is good
Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Large groups
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Zach H
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
1 review
“Spectacular Comfort with Exotic, Charming Surroundings”
Reviewed June 2, 2012 for a stay in March 2012

We dropped by for vacation after our strenuous hike up the challenging mount Kota Kinabalu, and our stay, though brief, was spectacularly comfortable! Arriving exhausted from our trip, the location was charming - full of greens and sounds of chirping birds. For the seven of us, it was very relaxing, with specific themed bedrooms, comfortable sofa areas, and great breakfast dining.

Overall, It was an experience of home in an exotic, charming location :)

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Traveling group: With Friends
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Jasreen K
KL
2 reviews
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“The perfect place to relax”
Reviewed May 21, 2012 for a stay in March 2012

I loved this place!

The villa is totally surrounded by nature... my bedroom had an almost ceiling-to-floor set of windows which just looked out over the trees... it was beautiful. Walk into the open-air dining area and you see green all around! It is also somewhat isolated as the villa is located on a private hill, which meant that it was very quiet and peaceful. The perfect place to rest and relax.

The bedrooms and bathrooms were spotless and the breakfast was good. It also only takes about a 5 minute drive to get to the city.

I would definitely return.

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Q-Pei T
KL
1 review
“Home in a foreign place.”
Reviewed March 19, 2012 for a stay in March 2012

Great location with 5 minutes cab ride to the jetty yet Peaceful and quiet - definitely a win-win for those who wants the city and village atmosphere.

The caretaker of the house was very accommodating and serves scrumptious breakfast. Will definitely return to this place whenever I'm in town again.

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Liked best: The bed. The food. The homeliness.
Liked least: The insects.
Traveling group: With Friends
Your age range 18-24
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kate_rns
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“Great place!”
Reviewed June 10, 2011 for a stay in January 2011

Had a really good time staying here! This place was a dream especially as we were looking for a place that was peaceful and surrounded by beautiful nature. We wanted to stay at a place that felt like a home more than a hotel/bed and breakfast & we got what we wanted. The city is within 5 minutes from the villa by car & 15 minutes by walk so it was fairly convenient. The view of Mt.Kinabalu is breathtaking as well! Sabah is such a great place for a holiday and the sights and sounds made the trip a once in a lifetime experience. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay & will definitely come back sometime soon!

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Traveling group: With Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 9, 2011
Thanks for your review! hope you had a great time & hope to see you again soon
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