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“Cheap and clean” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Lavender Lodge
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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Cheap and clean”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

We stayed at lavender lodge twice during our time in KK. The first time we booked for two nights in a private room with ensuite which was on the third floor. There wasnt a lift however it was fine going up the stairs for a bit of exercise! The room was clean although there was a bit of a musty smell and the bathroom was very small. We were not planning on spending much time in our room so it had everything we needed and it was in a great location! The staff were very friendly and helpful. We went somewhere else in Sabah for 4 nights and then booked again at Lavender lodge when we came back for another two nights.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Simone W
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

Well, staying here was one of the best decisions I made while traveling around Borneo. I first stayed here on the way to do some hiking around Mt. Kinabalu and thought the place was an excellent home base to see KK by. Then, after a few weeks away, they were kind enough to take me back without any previous booking after I stumbled back to KK sick with what turned out to be malaria. They were even kind enough to work with the Chinese restaurant next door to get me broth and soup as a recuperated. I can't recommend them or thank them enough!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank labedwardes
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sittard
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31 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

We only stayed in lavender lodge for one night but had a great experience. We left though because it was a bit above our budget (RM90 for our room as the RM75 ones were booked out), maybe more for the flashpackers instead of the low budget backpackers. But if you have the money it is definitely worth spending it here. The room was really clean and nice. The only thing was that our hot shower didn't work, only cold water. Apart from that everything was perfect.
Breakfast is toast with jam, juice/coffie or tea and water melon.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mancora, Peru
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34 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night and it was a good stay with nice staff, good clean rooms, a bit of a walk up the stairs but we are not all lazy people. There is a breakfast included it is centrally located with good wifi. Everything you need really. I would recommend this place

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Malacca City, Melaka, Malaysia
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

Hostel is clean. Comfortable pillow and blanket. Nice staffs. Located at convenient location, 15min walk to Kota Kinabalu Waterfront and bus terminal. Many eatery around. There are pick-up service if you book dives, snorkeling, kayaking etc with Dive Downbelow.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cinnamon3011
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

We have been backpacking through Malaysia for the past three weeks and this place has been one of our favourites! For the price, it is so worth it.
We stayed for two nights following our Mount Kinabalu climb. One the first night, both of us were vomiting continuously and the staff were very kind and offered to phone a doctor and gave us advice on what to eat a breakfast etc.
Luckily by morning we were fine, and breakfast offerings of toast, oats and bananas (yay for fresh fruit!!!) went down a treat.
Room on the first floor spacious and cosy- shared bathroom no problem as it clearly gets cleaned well and the showers are again, roomy, and nice and warm and pretty powerful!
Beds really comfy, location great, wish we d stayed here on our arrival into KK instead of another hostel.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank R_L_R93
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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45 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

It was poor experience for me and my friends. We were just coming down from mount Kinabalu, and when I knew that I am required to climb 4 floors in order to get to my dorm, I am like ... SERIOUS? Perhaps, I will encourage those climbers not to choose this hotel. Besides, I didn't know why most of the comments saying that the staffs are nice, for me they are just so so. No smile, no greeting, just like I am transparent, and yet this hotel receive Best award twice from tripadvisor ... Oh ghost. WHY?

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank OkIcan
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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 #7 of 96 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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