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Poring Hot Spring & Nature Reserve

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Kundasang Kinabalu National Park, Poring, Ranau 88000 Malaysia
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Poring Hot Springs, Sabah's most famous hot water spring, is located amongst the foot hills of Mt. Kinabalu near Ranau, with accommodation ad restaurants managed by Sutera Sanctuary Lodges. The hot spring located about 3 hours from Kota Kinabalu, is managed by Sabah Parks whilst Sutera Sanctuary Lodges manages the various accommodation and dining facilities. The nature reserve and humid lowlands offer botanical attractions such as orchids, rare butterflies and the world's largest bloom, the Rafflesia. The curative waters of this popular local hot spring rejuvenates aching muscles after the challenging climb to Mount Kinabalu. The excellent collection of tropical plants includes more than 500 orchid species. Located on the Park's boundary at the edge of the Mamut River, Poring Hot Springs & Nature Reserve offers a butterfly centre, an orchid conservation centre, a five acre tropical garden with an animal rehabilitation farm, picnic areas, hot pools and the most famous canopy walkway overlooking the forests. Poring's hot pool is located in a clearing in the forest, one must cross a short suspension bridge over the Mamut River. From there the path leads past some old trees and a grove of Gigantochloa Levis, giant bamboo species from which Poring got its name. Water temperature in the 5 hot springs ranges between 49 to 60 degrees celcius. Visitors can enjoy a refreshing dip in the swimming pool or soak in sulphurous water channelled from the hot springs into tiled pools and tubs.
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callcrookie wrote a review Jan 2020
Oxford360 contributions114 helpful votes
We stayed here for a night after climbing Mt Kinabalu. It was a fantastic place to rest up and relax. The accommodation is by the entrance to the hot springs, whilst restaurants are available close by. The twin share room we were allocated was clean and well-kept. The beds were comfortable and allowed a good night of sleep. Overall, it’s worth stopping off here, especially after a mountain climb!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from suterasanctuary, General Manager at Poring Hot Spring & Nature Reserve
Responded 17 Feb 2020
Thank you for taking the time to highlight your satisfaction during your recent stay. We are continually trying to improve on the quality of services to ensure each and every one of our guest leaves with wonderful memories. I find that it's always a breath of fresh air when you can truly immerse yourself with nature and it delights me to know that you have found your sanctuary with us. When you have time to spare; do check out our Facebook and Instagram for updates and promotions that might be of interest to you. My team and I certainly look forward to the pleasant opportunity of accommodating you again at our resort in the not-too-distant future. We wish you a pleasant day! Regards, Kueh Lian See General Manager
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Joan Paulino wrote a review Nov 2019
Makati, Philippines14 contributions
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Best for first timer on hiking and trekking 😊 a bit scary for me coz it’s my first time to go there And I grew up in city with a lot of buildings less of a trees 😂 it’s a fun day indeed 😉😊so Relaxing esp when you dip your legs on the water with warm water. But some of the area needs improvement Not so clean 😊
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from suterasanctuary, General Manager at Poring Hot Spring & Nature Reserve
Responded 5 Dec 2019
Thank you for taking the time to highlight your satisfaction during your recent stay. We are continually trying to improve the quality of service to ensure each and every one of our guest leaves with wonderful memories. I find that it's always a breath of fresh air when you can truly immerse yourself with nature and it delights me to know that you have found your sanctuary with us. When you have time to spare; do check out our Facebook and Instagram for updates and promotions that might be of interest to you. My team and I certainly look forward to the pleasant opportunity of accommodating you again at our resort in the not-too-distant future. We wish you a pleasant day! Regards, Ravi Kathiravelu General Manager
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Leo032 wrote a review Jul 2019
London23 contributions35 helpful votes
A visit to Poring was included in our Borneo itinerary. This is not a high class attraction( our entry fee was in our holiday cost, but I am sure it wasn't expensive). Having said that we did enjoy our visit. The main attraction is the hot springs. You can either mix with the locals in the public springs or have a session in the individual baths. The latter is what we did. There are the basic rooms or the "deluxe". We thought we would go for the deluxe. When we went to make our booking the deluxe were booked so we had to settle for a basic. The charge is inexpensive. The room could have benefited with a refurb . The facility had two very large baths, benches and a shower room. The room is lockable. We would have done better to book a time slot on entering the facility. The other facilities are a butterfly garden, a canopy walk, a stream where little fish will give you a pedicure ( at no charge) and a forest walk. Maps are available for visitors to assist in helping you plan your stay.. For the lucky visitors to the Poring area you may visit when a local resident has a Rafflesia Arnoldii flower in bloom. The flower only blooms for 5/6 days. They are reputed to be the largest flower in the world . We visited a small holding where a women had one in bloom. Cost £6 each to enter her land. She also had white chilli, a cinnamon tree , two different banana trees, different coconut plants and other plants.. So our guide could give us a horticultural lesson as a bonus.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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happyhols2010 wrote a review May 2019
Fleet England35 contributions12 helpful votes
Huge suite with veranda, sitting room, large bathroom and outside bath! Spacious and comfortable. Very accommodating staff; we had to leave at a stupidly early hour and this was no problem; they even made us sandwiches and a packed breakfast to take with us. Restaurant in the park was a bit average, but a variety of things to choose from. Room was a little noisy due to the thundering river but not a problem for us.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Room Tip: Be aware that many of the attractions in the park close at 4pm so plan your stay carefully.
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GermanFelix wrote a review Feb 2019
Germany111 contributions59 helpful votes
Rooms are nice and big - especially the bath! Unfortunately we could only get two single beds but no problem for one night. The river behind the house can become quite loud if you are noise sensitive. No problem for us. There is a restaurant in the complex but also cheaper places just outside opposite the street - we tried the Inn and it was great value for money (restaurant with all the international flags hanging from the ceiling). The hot springs are right next door, we can recommend going there early. When we hiked to the waterfall at 7:30 AM there was hardly anyone but when we returned it was very overcrowded. The hike to the waterfall (ca. 3km one way) was our highlight! Challenging but rewarding at the end, took us around 3,5 hours round trip so you can do it on check out day and still shower afterwards ;) we only saw others on our way back - nice and quiet (take water!) we didn’t do the canopy walk or the botanical garden. The one problem with the hotel is the lack of WiFi in the rooms, there were a number of international guests sitting in the lobby building - just annoying if you try to plan the next days ahead. The location is a bit of a detour when driving from Ranau - consider that in your choice.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Response from suterasanctuary, General Manager at Poring Hot Spring & Nature Reserve
Responded 11 Feb 2019
Thank you for taking the time to highlight our shortcomings during your recent stay. We apologise for the lack of WIFI connection in the rooms as they are only available at the restaurant and reception area. Nevertheless, we take into account all your valuable comments and will further evaluate our products to ensure our guests have a comfortable stay. When you have time to spare; do check out our Facebook and Instagram for updates and promotions that might be of interest to you. My team and I certainly look forward to the pleasant opportunity of accommodating you again at our resort in the not-too-distant future. We wish you a pleasant day! Regards, Ravi Kathiravelu General Manager
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US$27 - US$103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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MalaysiaSabahRanauPoring
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Poring Hot Spring & Nature Reserve
Which popular attractions are close to Poring Hot Spring & Nature Reserve?
Nearby attractions include Poring Hot Spring and Nature Reserve (2.3 km), Adenna Rafflesia Garden (2.3 km), and Napalus Rafflesia Garden (2.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Poring Hot Spring & Nature Reserve?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Poring Hot Spring & Nature Reserve?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Poring Hot Spring & Nature Reserve?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Poring Hot Spring & Nature Reserve?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nongling Restaurant, La Tansa Cafe, and Nongling Restaurant Poring.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Poring Hot Spring & Nature Reserve?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Poring Hot Spring & Nature Reserve?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Last POW Camp Memorial (12.8 km).