First time staying at Kinabalu Park. Travelled with family. Stayed at Nepenthes Suite. Room was spacious and clean. Very quiet throughout the day. Not much of insects. Internet was good. Enjoyed the fireplace at night. Breakfast was good too.
liked this very much, in the hilly jungle so steep slopes fom lodge to restaurant but a transfer lift is available if wanted. Food good and staff can't do enough. Room clean comfortable and well appointed.
Upon arrival we were greeted by the Park Office Staff who checked us in to our accomodations. We drove ourself to park infront Of Peak Lodge 1 & 2. It is a semi-detached chalet with 2 rooms in each lodge, one with kingsize bed and the other with 2 single beds, both equipped with portable heaters. Simple furnishing but cosy living room set up with entertaining astro channels flat screen television, a fireplace that the staff helped to light up to keep us warm at night. In the pantry , there is a dining table , fridge , kettle and fully set up complimentary coffee/tea amenities. Wireless internet connection is free but the speed is slow/intermittent. However water faucets in the kitchen and bathroom are leaking, and the shower water control is faulty, takes a while to mix the hot and cold water by turning 2 knobs. Restaurant is approximately 10 minutes walk from our Lodge, dinner and breakfast at the Balsam Café served very simple local buffet spread. Lunch at the Liwagu Cafe was disappointing as they do not serve ala carte menu but just simple buffet meal. However we did have a great breakfast on the last morning of our stay. Overall although it was a bit of a price to pay, it was really relaxing and refreshing to just sit on the verandah facing the stunning views of Mount Kinabalu , trees and surrounding chirping sounds of birds admist the fresh mountain air and great cool weather. It is an awesome place for a retreat. !!…
It was a really nice stay in Kinabalu park. Lodge was nestled in the park and had a awesome view of the peak at mountain Kinabalu hence the name of the lodge. Great cool weather. Fresh mountain air. Chirping sounds of birds. An awesome place for a retreat. However toilets are a little old and ventilation not great hence got to deal with the smell. The hot water system is old and one needs to mix hot and cold water by turning 2 knobs. The hot tap was so hot that I was almost burnt. Overall a nice stay. However a bit of a price to pay for staying right smack in the middle of nature.
We stayed in the suite rooms of the main restaurant block at Sutera as we only staying for one night. Lovely double level room with two bathrooms. Super clean and right next to the main trails which are definitely worth doing. Had a tasty meal in the restaurant and retired to the lounge and roaring fire. Lots of wine later, we retired after a tiring but relaxing day......only to be woken - not by the natural noise of the forest, but by a gardener who had decided to mow the lawns outside our room at 7am in the morning. It totally ruined what was otherwise a wonderful jungle stay!