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“Cheap - but leaky”
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Summer Lodge
Ranked #86 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Cheap - but leaky”
Reviewed 25 February 2014 via mobile

For the price you get a lot - we paid 60ringit for an aircon double room with private bathroom ( hot shower) and included basic breakfast.

Unfortunately our room had a leaky ceiling - right onto the bed. We managed to move the bed a bit to avoid most of the drops.

If you want a cheap room then go for it. We stayed in to other places in KK which were 20ringit more expensive but I would choose them over summer lodge next time.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013

This place looks like good value when you see it online. 70RM for an aircon room with private bathroom. Wait until you start making your way upstairs. The stairs are rank and full of dirty marks up the walls. The staff are rude and literally just handed me the key and took my money. When we reached the rooms, the door handle pretty much fell out of our hands and the room was dark and pretty grim. Stains on the walls and hair in the bed. Sleepsheets it was for us. Onlu good thing about this place was the aircon cooled us down.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Summer Lodge

Property: Summer Lodge
Address: 4th Floor Lot 120 2nd, 3rd, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #86 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Hotel Class:2 star — Summer Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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