We stayed here in march 2010 as part of a package with a climb atop mt Kinabalu. I believe most guests who stay here do so for that very same reason (or perhaps to visit Kinabalu park). That said, it's really very basic and simply a place to crash for the night. The room itself was very shabby and the attached toilet wasn't very well maintained either. The lodge did provide a huge container of drinking water for guests to fill up their bottles (located somewhere along the corridor of the first floor) which is useful if you are scheduled to climb the next morning.
Food comprised of simple fare and if you wanted to venture to a nearby town (about 5 mins drive), you can hitch a ride from any passing vehicles (for a small fee) as there are no (or perhaps hardly any) taxis plying these roads. You do the same for the way back to the lodge. I wouldn't recommend walking as the roads didn't have a sidewalk and if I remember correctly, the roads weren't lit either.
- Also Known As:
- Kinabalu Rose Cabin Sabah Hotel Kota Kinabalu
- Kinabalu Rose Hotel Sabah