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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Lavender Lodge

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Lavender Lodge
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Singapore
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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Good Stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2013

Stayed there for 2 nights, the night before we climbed Mount Kinabalu and the day we came back from the mountain. The room is decent, it's small and clean, it's a good place to stop and rest. The staff also helps us keep our stuff in their storage during our climbing. The heater in the bathroom is working well. The staff is very welcoming and friendly and a simple breakfast in the morning prepared to start your day. Location is very convenient, it's in the central of the town, you can walk around to get good seafood and explore the market.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for a total of 3 nights. First time we booked late via email and received a fantastic email in return with precise details of how to get to the lodge.

After help with booking the trip, we headed off into the jungle and booked for 2 nights on our return.

The staff were as friendly the 2nd time, assisting in pointing out the best laundry service and booking appointments with the spa.

As we left for the airport, it became apparent we had left our hard drive plugged into their computer. By the time we realised and phoned the lodge they had already stuck it in a cab to the airport. Our saviours! This sums up the excellent customer service.

Rooms are very clean and simple, but ours was windowless. Good showers; simple breakfast, but leaving bananas out all day for guests to help themselves is a nice touch. I would send friends here without hesitation.

  • Stayed February 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

3 of us stayed here for 4 nights. We had a private shared room which was a good size. The staff are very friendly and speak good English.
The room we stayed in only had one plug socket which was a bit annoying as we All needed it at the same time! They have air con and a fan so it's never too hot. Toilets and showers are adequate and clean. Beds are also comfortable. Could do with better lighting in the rooms and some lockers in the rooms.
Good location to most things and tea and toast for breakfast.
They also have a large amout of stairs to carry your backpack up which is a killer!
A good hostel

  • Stayed February 2013
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Pahang
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

We stay 1 night before we left to Kundasang and another night after came back from Kundasang to KK. Room was clean. We did not eat the breakfast provided on our second visit as we went to Gaya Market early. A great place to visit KK and the seafood. Anyway, we did not like the ikan bakar or grill fish at the night market as the fish served to us was smelly and not fresh. We prefer to eat at the seafood restaurant. Even though the price for the seafood is a bit expensive, it was worth paying due to freshness and delicious.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

A great place to stay in KK. The staff are very friendly and helpful and are happy to share their knowledge. Breakfast is included in with the price and they even have snorkeling equipment they can lend you if you are heading to the islands.

Close to a mall, laundrette and the fantastic night market it really is a great lodge.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Yeongdong-gun, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

Spotlessly clean with extremely helpful and friendly staff. A nice environment to meet fellow travelers. It is also very central- walking distance from everything (although Kota Kinabalu is pretty small).

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Berlin
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

A friend and I stayed here for a week - had a great time. The staff is really friendly and helpful, the rooms including the showers and toilets are quite clean, and the location is good too - next to various restaurants and a fish market. No bugs in the room either. Some of the rooms do not have windows (but have ACs), others face the main road, so be sure to ask for an appropriate room. The breakfast is small by European standards, but there are various inexpensive eateries nearby. My friend and I highly recommend this place!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Lavender Lodge
Address: No. 6 Jalan Laiman Diki | Kg. Air, Kota Kinabalu 88100, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Amenities:
Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 98 Specialty Lodging in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Lavender Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the central business district of Kota Kinabalu, within walking distance to shopping complexes, restaurants and entertainment outlets. Our clean and comfortable rooms, exceptionally friendly staffs and affordable prices make our lodge the favorite among international travelers. Our aim is to ensure all our guests have a memorable stay with us and a great holiday in Sabah, Malaysia. From free airport pick up to travel advices and tours, just talk to us and we are always on hand to assist you. We are your holiday home in Borneo!! ... more   less 
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