We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

J Residence

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Kota Kinabalu
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
View Map
Add a photo
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

286 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 266: English reviews
Start your review of J Residence
 Click to rate
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great extended weekend with family . Excellent location, right beside the national park. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The room is fine for 3 adults, would also be great for family of 3 as the room were side by side. Def worth a visit. We ll be back.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Willestephy N
Singapore
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Request the staff to help to find some cooking utensil even if I need to pay for it but she kept telling it was impossible. But when I told her I am going to reflect this in my review, she sent it to my unit. There was nothing much to do here except cooking/ barbecuing. If you are not looking...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank pcartin
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Nice view, great for a big group in the villa. We did steamboat and BBQ, enjoyed the weather and food that we brought on our own. Hassle free in terms of the cleaning up as kitchen is available. Fridge is a bit too small though for a 3 bedroom villa. Other than that, a great experience!!!!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank josephinea821
Melaka, Malaysia
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Stayed here for 3 days with my family in room 5B. The residence is well located and on high ground. The rooms are decent and come with water heater.Bathroom is clean.Outside the room are big balcony space which is great for hang-around and bonding, there is also tables and chairs for you to relax and enjoy the hill views and...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Azlanni7677
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

A quiet residence by the main road. This residence is situated near a forest. If you love nature, you will appreciate the sights and sounds of the forest while staying here. If you are afraid of insects/spiders, this is not the place for you. The residence has no air con, but the area is naturally very cool so its not...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jeric K
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Very pleased and satisfying stay. A spotless private space with a convenient location. I am particular about cleanliness due to skin allergy and my room is spotless! (I mentioned spotless twice) It's secluded and surrounded by woods with a lot of planted trees for extra privacy.

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank joansmegan
Reviewed 30 November 2016

this place is just awesome. calm, peace and tranquil.. enjoy relaxing day with loved ones and friends. Nearby kundasang and cattle farm (mesilau). 500meter away before reaching the national park!! 5 to 10 minutes walking distance. definitely will come over again..

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Susie L
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This location is near to the Kinabalu Park entrance. Need a transport if you want to reach to this place from Kota Kinabalu City. You must be a good and patient driver as the road to this place really challenging and sharp corner. Quiet and cold all the time, this place only offer basic amenities. Not a good place for...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank hafizh mushawwi... T
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

This is our second vacation at J Residence and hopefully not our last. The rooms are secluded from the main road and very comfortable. We all had a wonderful time. It was extra special to share with friends who will now have memories of this beautiful place.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank kamalisah
Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We had room 6 which was big, clean and had deck. Other rooms further down the hill looked over the valley. After some busy city holidaying this place was perfectly quiet with a 'hands off' approach from the staff. Just 300 metres from the park, and restaurant open from 7:30am to7:30pm that served really good humble meals), easy to find...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Margo H

217 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (191)
Viewed
Room/Suite (58)
Viewed
Bathroom (14)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (27)
Viewed
View from Room (40)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (2)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Dining (10)
Viewed
Other (39)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (26)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (17)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Kota Kinabalu
1.0 km away
Kinabalu Mountain Lodge
Kinabalu Mountain Lodge
#3 of 10 in Kundasang
100 reviews
0.5 km away
Ayana Holiday Resort
Ayana Holiday Resort
#1 of 33 in Ranau
66 reviews
1.4 km away
Mile 36 Lodge
Mile 36 Lodge
#2 of 10 in Kundasang
90 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
5.2 km away
Kinabalu Pine Resort
Kinabalu Pine Resort
#1 of 2 in Kundasang
324 reviews
3.8 km away
Kinabalu Park
Kinabalu Park
#4 of 27 in Ranau
72 reviews
28.0 km away
Sabah Tea Garden
Sabah Tea Garden
#6 of 27 in Ranau
116 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
Services
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Just 300 metres away from the entrance of Kinabalu Park Headquarters, J Residence is the nearest lodge outside Mount Kinabalu National Park, and with rooms price three times lower than those chalets and lodges inside Kinabalu Park. J Residence was built in the year 2010 and our lodge are partially hidden by trees and plants from the main road. Our lodge overlook the Bundu Tuhan dwelling & farming community while the back is decorated with rows of tall matured pine trees. Temperature here ranges from 19°C to 17°C at night. Truly a great place to seek refuge from the hot equatorial climate of the other major cities of Sabah. ... more   less 

Additional Information about J Residence

Address: Along Tuaran Road | 300 meters from Mount Kinabalu Park, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: RM133 - RM222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
j Residence Hotel Kota Kinabalu
J Residence Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from J Residence staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from J Residence staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“5B has good views, but if there is someone in 5A it is not at all private. 3A/B is facing the parking lot and is not private at all.”
  • Water on the bathroom floor after we took a shower
  • Stains on the towels
  • Open-type bathroom
  • Open shelves
  • Old shelves in Room 5B.
 of 5 bubbles evgenias_12, 28 Feb 2016 | Read review
“located near to the National Park”
 of 5 bubbles Ivy_Lavander, 18 Feb 2016 | Read review
“House 1 quieter, bring your own hairdryer, without kinabalu mountain view”
 of 5 bubbles ChiaHM, 15 Dec 2015 | Read review
“House 2a 2b has big balcony”
 of 5 bubbles JeffCK, 8 Oct 2015 | Read review
“House 2a & 2b. Big Balcony area with table & chairs.”
 of 5 bubbles DanAloy83, 30 Sep 2015 | Read review
5 of 5