We were very lucky to get a room at this hotel without a reservation when we first arrived in Borneo, as we discovered later that it is rated the second best hotel in Kota Kinabulu by Trip Advisor, and we soon discovered why. The Hotel Eden is centrally located, is meticulously clean, has lovely decor that makes it feel more like a hotel than a backpacker lodge, yet it offers a large, very comfortable common area with kitchen facilities for its clients to store and make their own food. As such, it feels much like a luxurious budget hotel.
In addition to the pleasant hotel decor and its prime location, there is the stellar service provided by Ling Ling, the hotel manager. When we arrived, we had some vague idea of what we wanted to do with our time in Saba. Ling Ling devoted hours of her time planning and coordinating the next segment of our trip. She was priceless.
Rooms were available in various budget ranges. We chose to indulge in the large room at the front with the street view. Well worth it.
We tried to rebook a room here on two other occasions when returning to this city, and on each it was fully booked, but Ling Ling found us accommodation elsewhere, so be aware that booking ahead is a wise decision if you want to stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Eden54 is a budget boutique hotel located in the city center of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, near major shopping malls, banks, supermarket, restaurants, tourism offices and jetty to Labuan and other famous islands in Sabah. ... more less
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