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Laban Rata Resthouse

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Mt. Kinabalu Mountain Trail, Kundasang, Ranau 88000 Malaysia
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Conquering Mount Kinabalu is every climbing enthusiast desire. The two day journey displays the incredible mountain backdrop of gully, cliff, plateau, gorge, peak, projectile and points! Located at 3,272 metres above sea level, Laban Rata offers lodgings and hot meals to climbers to recharge after the climb from the starting point and before the ultimate climb to the majestic peak of Mount Kinabalu. CLIMATE Sabah has a tropical climate and the average daily temperature is 32ºC. Relative humidity is between 85 and 95 percent. At Park Headquarters, it can be warm during the day but nights tend to be cool at between 11º and 15ºC. The north east monsoon brings rain to Sabah between November and January. May to July sees rain from south west monsoon, mornings however are usually fine. The months between February to April are comparatively dry on Mount Kinabalu, although seasonal variations do occur, Sabah is outside the typhoon belt but tail end effects sometimes brings heavy rain.
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jensu27 wrote a review Sep 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia28 contributions12 helpful votes
We got a private room with bathroom attached. It is above the dining area and very convenient to get our meals. The room was clean and there is a nice view of the rock face and waterfall. The only setback was the light in the bathroom was not working. Don't expect to get a hot shower.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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VinP wrote a review Sep 2020
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Overall my stay was very pleasant. I have been coming here every year. Service good. food also good but I think there's too much MSG added to the food but I could be wrong. The electricity was the biggest let down and needs to be seriously improved. Plus the dining area had leakages - water dripping down. But generally it was pleasant, good staff working there, especially the Manager.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Laura wrote a review Apr 2020
Gwangju, South Korea35 contributions39 helpful votes
Having climbed my fair share of mountains, I was astounded by how clean, beautiful and well put together Laban Rata Resthouse was! It was by far the nicest accommodation I've ever had on a mountain climb. With beautiful decor, comfy beds and clean everything, plus the stunning views from the common room, it truly felt like a real hotel in the sky! They even had showers (cold, but still, pretty fancy for being on a mountain.) My only complaint is, of course, the asolutely exhorbidant price, which you have to pay if you want to climb the mountain. That's not the lodge's fault at all, just the price you pay to do Kinabalu. All in all, well worth the experience and I'd practically stay here again just because it was so nice
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Room Tip: dorms are least expensive, and very clean and comfortable
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Response from Sutera Sanctuary Lodges, Owner at Laban Rata Resthouse
Responded 21 Jul 2020
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 guests 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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callcrookie wrote a review Jan 2020
Oxford360 contributions114 helpful votes
We stayed here before climbing to the summit of Mt Kinabalu. The six-bed dorm we were allocated was basic and the gap between top bunk / ceiling minimal. That said, the group was buzzing ahead of the climb, so sleep was always going to be minimal. A cold shower, although not always good, was very welcome in this instance. The bathroom area (separate toilet / shower rooms) was clean enough overall. There was a buzz in the communal area before everyone grabbed an early night, whilst the outdoor balcony offered fantastic sunset views.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from suterasanctuary, General Manager at Laban Rata Resthouse
Responded 17 Feb 2020
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, Kueh Lian See General Manager
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Emma wrote a review Oct 2019
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Perfect spot to get your head down before summit climb. Big selection on food and all tasty. There was even a game of volleyball on the go in the evening. Yes the water is freezing so shower only for the brave. I opted for a freshen up using a cloth and bar of soap. As for people complaining of rooms being cold I would disagree. In my dorm there were 2 from UK, 1 from Finland and 1 from Switzerland. I slept in my thermals just so I had less clothes to carry and I was using them for summit climb and I was warm. However the other guy from singapore was cold. I guess its just what you are used to!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from suterasanctuary, General Manager at Laban Rata Resthouse
Responded 4 Nov 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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US$155 - US$273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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laban rata hotel kota kinabalu
LOCATION
MalaysiaSabahRanauKundasang
NUMBER OF ROOMS
77
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Frequently Asked Questions about Laban Rata Resthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Laban Rata Resthouse?
Nearby attractions include Mount Kinabalu (7.7 km), Kinabalu Park (0.05 km), and Kundasang War Memorial (4.3 km).
What food & drink options are available at Laban Rata Resthouse?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Laban Rata Resthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include 89 Station Restaurant, Nabalu Kundasang, and SS Chinese Restaurant.
Are there any historical sites close to Laban Rata Resthouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Last POW Camp Memorial (14.9 km).
Does Laban Rata Resthouse have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.