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“Great place for staying in KK!”
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Lavender Lodge
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

Stayed here during our stay in Kota Kinabalu for 2 nights. Got twin room and shared bathroom, booked through hostelworld. Excellent place - super clean (!!), friendly staff, comfortable room, cosy. Since Kota Kinabalu is a small town, this place is walking distance to the Waterfront, Sinsuran Night Market or better known as the Philippine Market, convenient stores everywhere, nearby laundry place. Restaurants all around you - be it seafood, Chinese food, local cafes.

There are two banks located nearby - one at the front of the lodge, the other at the back row. The night market behind the lodge is MUCH cheaper to shop for souvenirs compared those at the Philippine Market.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

We stayed here while in Kota Kinabalu. Nice staff, very helpful. Even when we wanted to extend our stay they did not have any rooms, so they got us a hotel for the same price. They did not have brekfeast on the hotel so we were welcome to come here and eat. Rooms are okay. clean basic. very few chargerpoints!

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 1, 2014

Small but comfortable room and ensuite. Stored our bags safely for us no problem while we hiked Mt Kinabalu. Fast wifi and very good staff. Nice location to walk around KK. Very comfortable for a backpackers :)

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the ground floor. These are quiet and behind the kitchen area - no massive stairs...
  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Linds M
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

I made about 6 phone calls, used their online booking system, and sent a dozen emails. They either tell me: the person in charge of reservation is not here, or: we didn't get your email, please send again, or: the online system is broken, please send email, and: we didn't get your email.....
it is just impossible to make a reservation. I gave up!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 13, 2014

Lavender lodge was a nice place to stay in Kota Kinabalu. We were in KK for the mountain climb and actually ended up booking the same place for couple of extra days after. The location is quite good, at the other end of the KK old town. I would recommend the rooms with shared bathroom as the one with attached bathroom is not really worth the extra money. Bathrooms and toilets were clean throughout our stay, there was hot water and rooms were tidy as well. Very simple breakfast (tea/coffee, two slices of toast, fruits) is included in the room price. There is wifi but it does not available in most of the rooms as the signal is too weak. You can still use it at the lobby downstairs. Oh, and there is no elevator so there is a long flight of stairs going upstairs, some people might find it troublesome.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

I along with another friend stayed in Lavender Lodge for 5 nights. The Lodge is extremely clean and the staff is extremely friendly. The rooms are well maintained, along with the security being quite nice with adequate number of CCTVs in every floor.

I was initially hesitant in using a common toilet, but the maintenance and the cleanliness helped in dispersing my fear

The breakfast was minimum but sufficient, dinner was also wonderrful. I could not ask more from such place. They even have contacts with the local taxi operators, and can get you good deals.

The only con- they are slightly expensive, but that is acceptable for the kind of hospitality you get.

Room Tip: In a group try the dorm, else go for private rooms
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

The staff are very nice, simple and hospitable. I didn't expect that the staffs are also Filipinos. The rooms are simple, but attractive and very clean. The beds are comfy.The location of Lavender Lodge was also good on a small road parallel to the main road, closer to the night market & airport side of the town. I would definitely come back here if I stayed in Kota Kinabalu again.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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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 #9 of 105 Specialty Lodging in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: $19 - $31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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