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Kinabalu Rose Cabin Sabah

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2013

A happy gathering turned horror when a friend noticed her daughter did not come out of the bathroom after more than 20 mins. When she did not reply from inside, we decided to break the door. Such a tragic scene when we found her lying flat unconcious on the bathroom floor. We had to take her to the ER in... More 

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11 Thank j_mosikon
sabah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2013

Nice place and location..but doesnt mean happy stay. Dont ever ask about cook in open backyard of room..eventhough they provide sink and facilities they will not take your booking..OMG. Will not stay here...if possible..frust

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5 Thank QamaHeung
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2013

Overall the hotel room was ok. It clean and tidy. The wifi are fast and good. I like the water heater the most which using fire to heat up the water. The view also nice when open the balcony door u will able to see the mountain kinabalu if the cloud is not blocking. At midnight is very cool outside... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2012 via mobile

This place is very good location,4km from kundasang town.nice view of mount kinabalu. But the service of staff disappointing..and cannot book by phone..no updated room rate...but will come again ..if no choice..

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1 Thank QamaHeung
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2012

I arrived here around midday looking to book a dorm bed. I had one of their fliers from Kota Kinabalu that stated it was 20RM a night per person. When I checked in they charged me 30RM (no breakfast included) and told me that flier was old and there was nothing they could do. She actually laughed at me when... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2012

Having found out about Rose Cabin in the Lonely Planet guide we all expected it to be much better than it was. We are not fussy travelers and are fine with basic hostels, however, it was like staying in somewhere that wasn't finished yet, or worse still that needed vital refurbishment but they just hadn't bothered with it. The three... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2012

We stayed here in march 2010 as part of a package with a climb atop mt Kinabalu. I believe most guests who stay here do so for that very same reason (or perhaps to visit Kinabalu park). That said, it's really very basic and simply a place to crash for the night. The room itself was very shabby and the... More 

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Room was OK but i got paranoid with the water heater and the sound of people talking loud outside your bedroom. Food not so OK but what do you expect from the mountain place like this? Car park was ok and got compound for BBQ... also can visit the fruit and veges orchard at the back of the resort.

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Kota Kinabalu District, Malaysia
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2012

I spent a night here for the first time just to unwind from city life. From reviews read & passed this place many years ago, I knew this is an old lodging place. Still, I went for it because it's 2km away from Kinabalu National Park & I got a mountain view room. That put asides my high expectations. High... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2012

We just wanted somewhere to crash for the night after we’d climbed Kinabalu and were resentful of the amount of cash the Sutera mountain monopoly had sucked out of us, so rejected the extorionate in-park options. This place has the perfect location - a 5 min 10RM taxi from the Park HQ, with knock-out view of the mountain and surrounding... More 

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Additional Information about Kinabalu Rose Cabin Sabah

Address: Kinabalu Rose Cabin Jalan Ranau-Tamparuli | PO Box 13654, Kota Kinabalu 88841, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: RM70 - RM250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 279
Also Known As:
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Kinabalu Rose Hotel Sabah
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“Select a room at the new wing”
  • Basic room with CRT TV
  • The gas water heater that is difficult to operate
  • We had to collect the hat water in a bucket
  • Mistymorning view of the mountains from our room
 of 5 bubbles NHChan, 29 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Ask for the room for nice view of the Kinabalu mountain. Walk outside the hotel to enjoy more cooling atmosphere at midnight and don't forget to bring jacket.”
  • Balcony View
  • Water Heater
 of 5 bubbles Dreams1705, 8 May 2013 | Read review
“Not sure about this, just don't stay in the one we were in! We didn't get a mountain view room, so perhaps worth asking about that! Will definitely upload some photos when I can get them on here.”
 of 5 bubbles Liana2481, 25 Sep 2012 | Read review
“Ask for deluxe and upper floor chalet.... not the room in the lobby/restaurant's building.”
 of 5 bubbles Cintame, 8 Jul 2012 | Read review
“Mountain view balcony essential You might want to consider going for the dirt cheap dorm if you’re there in low season - a fraction of the price and a better shower, and if you’re lucky you might have the place to yourself.”
 of 5 bubbles Curi0usWanderer, 6 Jan 2012 | Read review
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