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“Highly recommended, great value.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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J Residence
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50 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Highly recommended, great value.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2014

Very close to the front gates of the national park down a steep driveway. We had a twin room, turned out to be its own bungalow in excellent condition. Tea/coffee and DVDs. Good BBQ areas and close to cheap decent food in the restaurant opposite the park. Compared to prices inside the park which were huge, if you're a pair on a budget this is great value. Checked many places around and thought this the best value. No need to pre book park or accommodation outside peak seasons, many people just turned up and all was good.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014 via mobile

I had stay here with my family on ......It really nice place with peace environment.....I really-really fall in love with this place...Awesome ambience and nice view...Highly recommend it to everyone...Especially for honeymoon...
Gonna come again and again.....See u sooon, J Residence!!!!!!!

Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Poltava, Ukraine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2014

I good place near Kanibalu park. Calm and cozy. There is a hot water and tea in the room. !50 meters in direction to the Kaniibaly park there is a cafe, where you could have berakfast and lunch with good price.

Room Tip: Queen single 5A good view form terrace.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank newstringer
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Bergen, Norway
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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 on the road to KK, about 3 mins walk rather than the one directly opposite the park entrance. Service is _much_ quicker, friendlier and, above all, the food is a lot better!

Also, forgetting something at J Residence is not a problem at all - we've had always quick responses to our e-mails and Joshua and his staff were most obliging! ;)

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank trypanosoma r
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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 as one of my top choices =)

Room Tip: Try getting rooms online as soon as possible to secure nice mountainous view from your balcony
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Adrian_Ng2014
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 light). Hot shower here sucks (it works but the pressure is low).

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jerome C
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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. We had no time to watch the DVD as we were too busy exploring mount KK. The number of rooms are limited that limit only 10 family at onetime hence the early booking is a must especially during school holiday. The management is very responsive and gave lot of information before we came that made the trip lot easier especially the first timer...The only reminder is the road lead to the villas is very steep hence you must have the gut and skill to drive the car during exit from the hotel. But overall I enjoy the stay and will certainly visit the place again.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Eizan
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Property: J Residence
Address: Along Tuaran Road | 300 meters from Mount Kinabalu Park, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 96 Speciality Lodging in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 10
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 
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