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Bergen, Norway
Reviewed 4 February 2014

We spent 3 nights in House 1 - it's clean, it's comfortable, you've got everything you need. Laundry service was quick and not expensive at all, and it was really great to have some dry clothes, since in December, the climate was quite moist and most agreeably cool (around 25 degrees). In terms of food, we'd suggest the smaller restaurant...

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Reviewed 16 January 2014

I have just came back from Kundasang few days ago. It has been a very pleasurable stay for both me and my girlfriend. We have a nice balcony in which we got the nicest mountainous view. The service staffs were also very friendly and helpful. If I ever going back for any expedition or holiday plannings, I'll certainly put J-Residence...

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Reviewed 7 January 2014

In general, a pleasant experience one could reasonably expect to live near the nature. Positives: nice basic room with reasonably sized bathroom, pleasant little private deck with hanging egg-shaped chair and free wifi. Be sure to bring your sweater, it gets cold at night. Negatives: power failure for 10 minutes during the night around 11pm (Good thing there was emergency...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 7 November 2013

I love staying here because it is quite , peace ,, tranquilty. The rooms are very clean although it is quite small but the exterior area is big and we could sit outside and have a cup of coffee while enjoying the view. Since we book 2 rooms next to each other it equivalent having the whole villa by ourself....

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Tugun, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 29 October 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights after exploring KK as we had planned the mountain climb. It was everything we had expected and more! No one can prepare you for the sheer beauty of this place! Yes the accommodation is basic but the views and the scenery are well worth the price! 5b is the pick of the rooms with...

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 22 October 2013

We stayed 3 nights in the J Residence. The gentle staff, the peaceful garden, a small kitchen to have a coffee,,,,,, Very comfortable stay it was. In the second evening there, our Malaysian neighbors invited us to a hot pot dinner that they prepared by them selves. We had a nice talk eating their heart-warm dish. The not-so-hot shower was...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2013

What can I say about j-residence? Well quite a lot actually, and all you need to know is in the name as in "j" j for joke. Ever walked into your garden shed after a long winter of cold damp rain. Or ever been in a house that's had a leak and damp has set in, you know, that smell...

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Malta
Reviewed 8 October 2013

Sitting here in J Residence wondering where all these good reviews came from while simultaneously searching for alternative accommodation elsewhere. It feels exactly like camping, but with electricity. The mount Kinabalu area is susceptible to bad weather and today it's raining (very normal). Wooden hut 5B is not geared up for wet days, the air is damp and the staff...

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Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 7 October 2013

We chose this hotel as our base before and after the climb at Mount Kinabalu. It is located in walking distance outside the park premises. The hotel itself is "hiden" below the main road and thanks to this it is surprisingly a quiet place. The rooms are spacious and very tidy. The design is really exceptional and made us feel...

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Reviewed 6 October 2013 via mobile

Best hotel I've been to in my entire life , the whole place is just mystical.we had a campfire around the dining area midnight the view was mesmerizing ! And best of all it's very clean! Bravo! Definately would recommend anyone to stay here ! Not to mention the price is appropriate and is suitable for backpackers as well!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Just 300 metres away from the entrance of Kinabalu Park Headquarters, J Residence is the nearest lodge outside Mount Kinabalu National Park, and with rooms price three times lower than those chalets and lodges inside Kinabalu Park. J Residence was built in the year 2010 and our lodge are partially hidden by trees and plants from the main road. Our lodge overlook the Bundu Tuhan dwelling & farming community while the back is decorated with rows of tall matured pine trees. Temperature here ranges from 19°C to 17°C at night. Truly a great place to seek refuge from the hot equatorial climate of the other major cities of Sabah. ... more   less 

Additional Information about J Residence

Address: Along Tuaran Road | 300 meters from Mount Kinabalu Park, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: $40 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
j Residence Hotel Kota Kinabalu
J Residence Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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“5B has good views, but if there is someone in 5A it is not at all private. 3A/B is facing the parking lot and is not private at all.”
  • Water on the bathroom floor after we took a shower
  • Stains on the towels
  • Open-type bathroom
  • Open shelves
  • Old shelves in Room 5B.
 of 5 bubbles evgenias_12, 28 Feb 2016 | Read review
“located near to the National Park”
 of 5 bubbles Ivy_Lavander, 18 Feb 2016 | Read review
“House 1 quieter, bring your own hairdryer, without kinabalu mountain view”
 of 5 bubbles ChiaHM, 15 Dec 2015 | Read review
“House 2a 2b has big balcony”
 of 5 bubbles JeffCK, 8 Oct 2015 | Read review
“House 2a & 2b. Big Balcony area with table & chairs.”
 of 5 bubbles DanAloy83, 30 Sep 2015 | Read review
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