Kinabalu Pine resort is a good place to come with the kids and just chill. Its very different from the rest of KK so having done the beach, islands, city, animals etc, this was a welcome change. Weather is pretty cool (around 18 - 21 degreed when we were there) and the little "chalets" are really quite cute with big large porch to enjoy the view.
Interior however, is very basic. The rooms are really small and come with two small twin beds. Bathroom was pretty ugly although fairly clean. I had to add an extra bed and it did not leave much room for moving around.
The room rate comes with breakfast and dinner for 2 at the Pines restaurant. The breakfast was acceptable with a small buffet spread. We upgraded our dinner to the "steamboat" (cooking your food by dipping hte food into hot water) that night which was pretty fun. Staff at the restaurant are very friendly and helpful.
Spectacular views of KK mountain more than made up for everything. Get up early to watch the sun rise and see the mountains from your chalet. It really takes your breathe away and the kids enjoyed the change in climate and environment.
Travel around the area and check out the Kundasang area. It is completely different from the rest of KK, with fruit farm, milk farm, tea plantations etc - its a lovely area and very different from the rest of KK.
You can drive and park here as I saw a lot of local families drive in with their cars and park.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kinabalu Pine Resort is a multi-award winning & privately run accommodation that caters to budget-conscious travellers.All of our cabins have wide open porches facing Mount Kinabalu. Unlike our competitors, all of Kinabalu Pine Resort's wooden cabins are fully built using the exclusive Selangan Batu hardwood. There are Standard or Deluxe cabins, with blocks S & N at the resort's crest. All rooms come with WiFi internet access, satellite television channels, intercom facility, en-suite bathroom, hair dryer and coffee & tea making facilities.Dining & entertainment'The Pines' caters local, Chinese & Western cuisine. On cool windy nights, try ordering Steamboat (Chinese hot pot). Our karaoke lounge & bar opens nightly from 9.00pm to 11.30pm. A Conference hall to conduct your meetings and seminars surrounded by lush greenery and beautiful landscaping. Our facilites can cater up to 150 delegates in theatre setting, or up to 60 in classroom setting.Other facilitiesIncludes an on-site children's playground, outdoor barbecue pits and public telephones. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kinabalu Pine Hotel Kota Kinabalu