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Sutera Sanctuary Lodges

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Jalan Cinta Mata Mesilou, Jalan Kundasang Kauluan A4 Road, Mount Kinabalu, Ranau 88000 Malaysia
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Within the World Heritage Site, Mesilau Nature Resort offers climbers the alternative and more challenging trail up Mount Kinabalu. Climbers and non-climbers can indulge in the coolness and serene surrounding of this nature retreat under Sutera Sanctuary Lodges. Here, you can view the world largest pitcher plant, "Nepenthes Rajah" and rare wild orchids along the Mesilau Nature Trail. Nestled at the foot of the magnificent Mount Kinabalu at 2,000 meters above sea level and within the World Heritage Site, Mesilau Nature Resort promises to enchant visitors with it's cool temperature climate and serene surroundings as an amazing nature paradise. There is also a challenging 18 hole golf course nearby for avid golfers.
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flchan777 wrote a review Apr 2018
Singapore, Singapore1 contribution
I would like to commend Ms.Elvina and Mr. Juin and their team of staffs for their prompt services rendered during my stay at Sutera Sanctuary Lodges from 15th to 20th April 2018. When I had lost my passport, Ms.Elvina and Mr. Juin went all the way to assist me in making the police report, in getting Immigration Authorities to grant me a permit of extended stay at Sutera Sanctuary Lodges as-well-as arranging to buy my return air ticket. It is such personal and excellent service that gave me a peace of mind that I was in good hands and well taken care of the stressful situation I was in. Once again a big "Thank you" to all the staffs at Sutera Sanctuary Lodges for making my stay a memorable one. I will certainly recommend others to visit and stay at Sutera Sanctuary Lodges.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Responded 2 May 2018
Thank you for taking the time to highlight your satisfaction during your recent stay. We hope we can continue to bring wonderful experiences 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. My team and I wish you a pleasant day! Regards, Ravi Kathiravelu General Manager
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rodneychang wrote a review Apr 2018
Singapore, Singapore1 contribution1 helpful vote
Dear Customer’s Service, My team and I would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to Ms. Elvina and Juin and their team of staff for their services provided to us during our stay at Kinabalu Park HQ from 15th to 19th April 2018. When one of my member lost his passport, Elvina and Juin went all the way out to assist him in making the police report, in getting immigration to grant him the permit as well as arranging for his stay at Park HQ and in buying his air ticket. It is such personal and excellent service that gave us a peace of mind that our member was in good hands and well taken care of despite the stressful situation that he is in. Once again a big “Thank you” to all the staff at Kinabalu Park HQ for making out stay so memorable. We will certainly come back
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Responded 23 Apr 2018
Thank you for taking the time to highlight your satisfaction during your recent stay. I am glad that our team were able to provide you with a memorable experience. 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. My team and I wish you a pleasant day! Regards, Ravi Kathiravelu General Manager
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mimy1g09 wrote a review Apr 2018
Selangor, Malaysia64 contributions36 helpful votes
My wife and I went there for our honeymoon trip. We booked Peak Lodge 1 for two nights. We truly enjoyed our stay there. We got the perfect view of Mt. Kinabalu, especially during sunset! Not to forget, the room was lovely. We had our very own fireplace. The staff was helpful and fast to assist light up the fireplace, Highly recommend this place for honeymoon! p/s: the rate is expensive though. Be prepared to bring extra money or own food!
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Response from suterasanctuary, General Manager at Sutera Sanctuary Lodges
Responded 17 Apr 2018
Thank you for taking the time to highlight your satisfaction during your recent 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. My team and I wish you a pleasant day! Regards, Ravi Kathiravelu General Manager
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Derence v wrote a review Feb 2018
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This was my fifth time climbing Mt Kinabalu and probably the 3rd time with Sutera Sanctuary Lodge (SSL) after they took over and monopolize the facilities. As a locally born and grown Sabahan, I am totally disappointed with SSL on my last Mt Kinabalu climbing experience with them. This is a long review on why is this so: 1) ridiculous price but reduced user experience - I used to pay less than RM200 back in 2002 on my first climb. Laban Rata was the hot spot for all climbers for superb facilities: heater in bedroom and water heater in shower. Not to mention, the drinking water was also provided as free of charge. On my last climb this year, I was charged RM1550 which is 7 times higher (my wife was charged RM2000 as she is foreigner). Unfortunately, there is no where in SSL
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Response from suterasanctuary, General Manager at Sutera Sanctuary Lodges
Responded 4 Mar 2018
First and foremost, I would like to thank you for taking the time to highlight our shortcomings during your recent stay. We do take account all your valuable comments as it helps us to further evaluate our products and services and ensure our guests have a comfortable stay. The climbing fees in 2002 were RM17 per person however, nothing was included in the package. After SSL took over, the rates have since increased as we have included 5 meals apart from lodging. This is also due to the yearly rise of inflation as well as increased porters’ fee that helps transfer goods up to Laban Rata Resthouse on a daily basis. The porters’ fee increases a few times in a year, in fact as we speak, I have a proposal on my desk from their association requesting to negotiate their fees for this year. But in order to help with their livelihood, it leaves us with no choice and to reflect the cost on the package pricing. At the moment, our website is currently under construction. Once our website is up and running we will definitely include all our rates including the Sabahan rates which is RM150 per person. Panalaban has only one genset that belongs to the Public Works Department in Timpohon and is currently being shared among the lodgings namely Lemaing Hostels, Pendant Hut, SSL’s Staff Quarters as well as Sabah Parks’ Staff Quarters. The limited supply of electricity has meant that we have had to opt to cut out heating and electricity in favour of other more immediate necessities such as lighting in order to avoid constant power outages. We have requested for a higher capacity generator but it was not approved. Therefore, understanding the need for warm showers for the comfort of our guests, we installed solar power panels to heat water for showering purposes. Mount Kinabalu is a world heritage site, and as a company with eco-friendly values, we have sought to reduce carbon footprints as much as we can and preserve the mountain in its most natural state. Due to the 2015 earthquake, our main water source from the mountain has been contaminated and is not safe for consumption, even after boiling it. The well-being of our guests is our great concern and alternatively, we provide bottled drinking water for purchase. As the only means of transferring these bottled water is by hiring porters to carry it up by foot hence, we are charging RM14 for a 1.5L bottle and RM7 for a 500ml bottle. The mountain guides and porters are under the purview of their association and their meals are provided at the guide’s quarters. The notice is displayed to inform climbers, it is not compulsory to buy meals for the guides however, they are welcome to do so, should they wish to dine with their guide. I understand your concern on the unevenness of the steps for the hiking route, unfortunately this is under the jurisdiction of Sabah Parks. But rest assured your comments have been duly noted. Please accept our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience we have caused during your stay with us. We highly appreciate and value your feedback as it will help us in becoming better at what we do in the future. We hope you do comeback and give us the opportunity to better serve you. My team and I wish you a pleasant day! Regards, Ravi Kathiravelu General Manager
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JUDYLEE2003 wrote a review Feb 2018
Kuching, Malaysia871 contributions109 helpful votes
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The Lodge is where we stay. It has 2 bed rooms, a king size bed and 2 twin beds in the other room. There is a sitting room with TV, a fire place and a dinning room with mini fridge. A kettle and coffee making facilities too. It is about 5 minutes walk to Kinabalu Park Hq where climbers meet to register. This is a nice and comfort place for family and friends..
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Responded 22 Feb 2018
Thank you for taking the time to highlight your satisfaction during your recent stay. We love hearing about your experiences. 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. My team and I wish you a pleasant day! Regards, Ravi Kathiravelu General Manager
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ALSO KNOWN AS
mesilau nature hotel kota kinabalu
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Mesilau Nature Resort
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MalaysiaSabahRanau
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