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Kinabalu Poring Vacation Lodge

400m From Poring National, Poring, Ranau 89300 Malaysia
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#2 of 3 Speciality lodging in Poring
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Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Malay
Property amenities
Free parking
Free wifi in the business centre
Snack bar
Meeting rooms
Open-air bath
BBQ facilities
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Bottled water
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Family rooms
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therie2018 wrote a review Oct 2018
Weybridge, United Kingdom1 contribution
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.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
trickym2018 wrote a review May 2018
Hangzhou, China17 contributions5 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
gwestella wrote a review Jan 2018
Selangor, Malaysia251 contributions27 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: December 2017
Trip type: Travelled with family
David P wrote a review Aug 2017
Springbrook, Queensland, Australia4 contributions
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.
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Date of stay: August 2017
Trip type: Travelled with family
CathLP wrote a review Aug 2017
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea78 contributions43 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
US$26 - US$32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kinabalu Poring Vacation Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Kinabalu Poring Vacation Lodge?
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 Kinabalu Poring Vacation Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, meeting rooms, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Kinabalu Poring Vacation Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Kinabalu Poring Vacation Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kinabalu Poring Vacation Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nongling Restaurant, La Tansa Cafe, and Nongling Restaurant Poring.
Is Kinabalu Poring Vacation Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Poring.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kinabalu Poring Vacation Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Malay.
Are there any historical sites close to Kinabalu Poring Vacation Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Last POW Camp Memorial (13.4 km).