Basic but great little place to say. Owners are super friendly and helpful and will drop you to the springs! Both speak good English and will do all they can to help you enjoy your stay...can’t speak highly enough of them. Rooms are compact with extra small basic shower room but good value for money and very relaxing location.
If you've just come down from the mountain and need to recover, this is a great place. It's just a ten-minute walk to Poring Springs where you can soak your weary muscles. The admission to the springs is for all day, so you can do the canopy walk or go to the butterfly garden. There's also a waterfall 3,500 meters up (beware of the leeches!), but it's only worth the walk if you aren't still sore from Kinabalu. The Chua family own the lodge and they are just nice to hang out with. They are very helpful and can pick you up from or take you to Ranau (for a fee, tho, as it is a 20km drive). The place is tucked away amongst fruit plantations and there are cats, chickens, guinea hens, and rabbits to add some life. Very nice scenery; very quiet place.
If Poring Hot Spring is in your itinerary then you might want to consider this place. It is a quiet place to stay. The hosts are very friendly, warm and speaks good English hence don't worry upon check-in. However, don't expect a 3 stars accommodations if you are booking a 3 bedroom unit. To start off, the distance from the Hot Spring to the lodge is about 2km but, upon entering there is no street light hence, it is advisable to pack your meal/foods before checking in. Alternatively, you can order food from the menu provided by the hosts and order is closed by 1900hrs. Expect the unexpected when your food arrived. The hosts provide a very basic accommodation and the one that we booked was quite rundown as for example, the floor mat was uneven and not well maintained. The tv was not working well. Additionally, it is a shared cable with the owner's unit. Other than that, we felt that there are rooms for improvements as for example the hosts should have provided a place to hang the towels at the toilet, a proper shelves for putting our toiletries and the toilet room is very small. Be warned as, for 3 bedroom unit there is no towels provided but the hosts are good enough to give us at least 3 towels since the rest of the family members did brought their own towels. (phew!) It is indeed such a nice place but we felt that the hosts should improve its facilities.…
We really enjoyed our stay. It is very peaceful and relaxed. The staff are friendly and Jay the owner is great company.You feel like part of the family. The rooms are basic but clean and air-conditioned. It is almost half a kilometre off the Poring main street, so if you are coming by taxi make sure they take you to the front door.
Quaint lodge with absolutely chilled out and relaxing atmosphere. Rooms are clean. Staff are friendly. Loved that it was out in the middle of nowhere. Added to the fun are the chooks, ducks and bunnies. Dont expect 5 star and you'll be pleasantly surprised.