I cannot recommend the Step In Lodge highly enough. Here are my experiences.
My main aim for my stay in Sabah was to stay somewhere on the cheap side of things. After a brief look around I settled on the Step In Lodge. I had very little idea of where to stay or what to do in Sabah and I couldn't seem to find much on the internet. I emailed the Step In and asked for some tips on planning my trip, getting in a hike up Mount KK and some scuba diving. A lovely lady named Karen replied and over the coming weeks we emailed back and forth until she had very kindly organised an itinery for me. Not only did she give me tips on how I should spend my time in Sabah, but she also took the time to book my trip up Mount KK.
I arrived in KK and was picked up at the airport by the Step In's driver and taken into town. Immediately i was made incredibly welcome. I checked in, taken to a very comfortable dorm room that I could have to myself. I immediately felt very much at home.
I met Karen and her staff and to be completely honest, their hospitality bettered that of many 5* hotels I've had the pleasure of staying at. I was made to feel completely at home, given all the information I needed and they always had a smile on.
Karen was then very kind enough to hook me up with a fellow traveller to go scuba diving with and help us choose our resort and accomodation. Without her I wouldnt have had any idea!
The most amazing part from my persective was that I tried to courier some excess baggage from KK back to Australia via courier. Unfortunately the shipment never left KK due to some problems with its contents. I had no way of getting my goods back, which were very valuable to me. My only hope was Karen! She took up the case for me and was able to pick up my goods and ship them back to Australia. To say I was over the moon was an understatement!
I really cannot recommend the Step In highly enough. It is not a 5* hotel, but it is VERY VERY clean, comfortable and secure. The beds are king size single, with clean sheets. The bathrooms are also very clean. Breakfast is basic but very nice and there is a computer with Internet access. The thing that really makes this place though is the staff....they truly are brilliant representatives for the Step In.
When you're looking for accomodation in KK, you cannot go past the Step In Lodge.
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- Also Known As:
- Step In Hotel Kota Kinabalu
- Step In Lodge Kota Kinabalu, Sabah