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“the most amazing homestay ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of J Residence

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J Residence
Certificate of Excellence
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
1 review
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“the most amazing homestay ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

I had an awesome holiday experience at the villa with my family last week. Might I suggest, Fairy Garden's food is amazing! Been trying food here and there, so far only like Fairy Garden's food the most.

Anyway, awesome and best place to stay at Kundasang! Will recommend it to friends and family! Hope to stay there again soon! The furnitures and bedding and service is superior. Joshua is an amazing person as well which makes this place the best place to stay! Highly recommend J's Residence to all!

Room Tip: Villa has 3 rooms, with bathrooms all attached, indoor dining room kitchen and living room. They eve...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

CHEAP for what it has to offer! Joshua, went above and beyond- service was great. Shower can be a little cold though, because of the weather, but all is well. Very good views of mount kinabalu, 5A and 5B best views, I stayed in 3B and we had a BBQ pot, gas kettle, sink and kitchen area to use. AWESOME

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

It is a really good place to stay especially when you would like to be alone to think or have a good time with your partner. Never find a cool place in Malaysia like this.

The staff are friendly and helpful.

Hope to be there soon.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

Surrounding this hotel is kept beautifully with full-grown flowers and matured trees.

My family and I stayed in House 3a & 3B which has the basic needs and is clean. Not to mention there is a balcony where you can just kick back & relax. I enjoyed my afternoon reading with my earl-grey. I just love the cooling weather.

What freaked me out the most is the steep road down from the entrance.

Aside from that, this is definitely a perfect place for those who need to escape from the bustling city life and get good breather.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

Hi,i stayed 1 night in J residences.
This place is very clean and nice!Very surprise we could get a cozy and clean room and toilet at this price.I would recommend for those who like to have a relax and budget accommodation at kundasang.Beside this,one of the staff that contact us-Johsua is very helpful and friendly!Thank you! We did enjoy staying there!

Room Tip: Go for bigger room if you come in with a family,there you can have BBQ and place to cook.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

We enjoyed so much the valley view from our 5A room. I can just sit there all day long without doing anything but relax. Really miss this place and definitely will book the room again in the future. The picture did the room justice. You will enjoy the promised view.

Room Tip: Choose 5A or 5B to get the best view of the valley. 5A toilets are transparent and the whole valley...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

This suited us as we were looking for somewhere near enough to the park to walk in, and didn't want to pay the exorbitant prices of staying inside. As you are at altitude it is cold outside. It was a good sized room. We didnt try the tv. We ate at the cafe opp the main park entrance. We loved the location and the views. Being located down a steep drive means you are off the road and away from the traffic.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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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 98 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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j Residence Hotel Kota Kinabalu

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