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Laban Rata - Mount Kinabalu

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Mount Kinabalu, Kundasang, Ranau 89308 Malaysia
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#4 of 43 Speciality lodging in Kundasang
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Emmi wrote a review Dec 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Located in the north Borneo island,Mount Kinabalu (4,095m) is the highest mountain in Malaysia. The journey climbing to the mountain will begins at Timpohon gate and will continue the journey to the peak at 2am the next day. Things to bring - it's a must and please don't forget!! Gloves. Raincoat. Waterproof Backpack. Lightweight Clothing. Comfortable Hiking Shoes. Change of Clothes. Warm Clothing. Fleece Jacket. Head Torch. Cap or Head Scarf. Socks. From my experience climbing Mt. Kinabalu, it was a magical moment of my life! because I don't believe i can make it to the summit. When you are reach to the peak of course you will excited but don't forget it can be very cold with strong wind at the summit, so must be careful and follow your professional guide instruction. For those haven't climbing Mt. Kinabalu, please do make sure you try once time in your life and you will feel that your dreams come true. The magnificent of Mt Kinabalu...Full of Love!
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Date of stay: March 2019
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YellowJello00 wrote a review Aug 2019
Our stay and meals at Laban Rata were included in our package to climb Mt Kinabalu. The system is well-thought out, with dinner served 4:30-7pm before a few hours of sleep, followed by supper, 1:30-3am before hiking to the summit, and breakfast 7:30-10am after returning from the summit. The facilities are not new but are pretty well-maintained. Rooms may be shared with other hikers not in your group. The Goodie Bag Shop offers limited provisions. Keep in mind that supplies are daily hiked up the mountain by porters. So buy/bring everything you need from the base. The meals were sufficient. Nothing fancy, but I was especially grateful for the abundance of bananas at each meal.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MJ Lua wrote a review May 2019
Strangely, hot water is not served although hot coffee and tea (diuretic liquid) are available during the meals. On the bright side, the meals are relatively delicious, perhaps due to the strenuous journey up and down. There is no heaters in the rooms, so be prepared for a chilly nap. If you’re lucky to have bright sunny day with clouds, there’ll be solar power to provide hot showers but it’s still a rare luxury.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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JackAverre wrote a review Oct 2018
London, United Kingdom
Despite its isolation and the treacherous journey you must undergo to make it, the hostel was surprisingly very nice! There is a vast choice of food available to you at the buffet, all of which is very decent and actually better than the food of some of the ‘restaurants’ that I had dined at previous to the climb. There is a balcony which provides some extraordinary views of the mountain and makes the 3 hour journey to the hostel worth while, and it is a great spot to enjoy your welcome tea. But what really makes the place special is the buzzing atmosphere about it and the positive attitudes of the staff, which not only made our stay more enjoyable but also put us in a far better mood to make the final ascent! My only complaints about the hostel would be the freezing cold male showers - I lost all feeling in my body after that shower - and also the rather uncomfortable beds; however given I was sleeping alongside 11 others in a single room, it was probably inevitable that I was never going to sleep well anyway. All in all though, the hostel is a lovely place to stop on your way to the summit, and I would highly recommend you give it a visit.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from suterasanctuary, General Manager at Laban Rata - Mount Kinabalu
Responded 18 Oct 2018
Thank you for taking the time to highlight your satisfaction as well as our shortcomings during your recent stay. We take 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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kay s wrote a review Jul 2018
South Shields, United Kingdom
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We stayed here whilst we climbed Mt Kinabalu. We watched porters carrying fuel, bedding, food, pipes etc all the way up to Laban Rata so had a lot of respect for the services provided up there. We struggled with 9kg in our backpacks and they ploughed on with much more than this. Food was fabulous however due to the earthquake a few years ago the water was unsafe to drink therefore you need to buy water at a higher price given the fact the porters have to carry it all the way up. Sleeping arrangements are bunk beds in dorms. They do get quite hot when filled with 11 others however with fewer people they could be colder. The shower is solar powered which means it’s freezing most of the time however even a quick wash is better than nothing. Staff are lovely and guides are amazing for the support they provide.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from suterasanctuary, General Manager at Laban Rata - Mount Kinabalu
Responded 11 Jul 2018
Thank you for taking the time to highlight your satisfaction during your recent stay. Your kind words and your understanding is very much appreciated. We are continually trying to improve the quality of service we offer to our guests. 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$134 - US$280 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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MalaysiaSabahRanauKundasang
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Laban Rata - Mount Kinabalu
Which popular attractions are close to Laban Rata - Mount Kinabalu?
Nearby attractions include Mount Kinabalu (1.6 km), Kinabalu Park (6.5 km), and Sosodikon Hill (6.2 km).
What food & drink options are available at Laban Rata - Mount Kinabalu?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Laban Rata - Mount Kinabalu?
Conveniently located restaurants include 89 Station Restaurant, SS Chinese Restaurant, and Liwagu Restaurant Mount Kinabalu National Park.