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cornwall
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3 reviews
Reviewed 24 January 2012

We (myself & partner) have recently stayed at Tropicana Lodge for 12 days or so aside from when we went on a trip to the jungle for three days (arranged by the guest house) (where we saw a lot of wildlife including wild pygmy elephants, wild orangutans ect ) The owner (Vincent) has been a great host and full on... More 

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Nokia, Finland
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

This has to be the worst place on the face of the earth. Wow, what a guy this Vincent is. Consuming alcoholic beverages and herbs from the mother earth (still illegit) constantly. I mean, he was doing that all the time. We were there for three long days and two long nights. Actually we tried to spent time here as... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2011

Let's start with the positives of this place: 1) Location. Right across the road from Gaya street and the sunday market, the shopping centers, lots of food fares and the CBD. That's where the positives end. Let's talk about the negatives: 1) The owner of the place (Vincent) needs to get some serious lessons in basic manners and basic PR.... More 

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manchester
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Reviewed 17 November 2011

I stayed here a long time ago, in 2007, it was my first trip travelling alone, and the owner Vincent was really great. Sure he likes his beers, but he helped me to organise a lot of trips across Sabah, and gave me some advice and I used his internet for free to book my own trip into Sarawak. The... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 August 2011

Tropicana Lodge is located right in the centre of KK, with the steep, jungle covered hill literally starting where the lodge ends. Therefor it is really quiet at night and still only 100m from where the nightlife starts. The lodge is basic but I had a room on my own and felt perfectly comfy. The owner at first comes across... More 

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Luzon, Philippines
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Reviewed 19 July 2010

i don't recommend this lodge to anyone who wants to have a happy vacation because vincent the owner try to hold me and my husband in all the tour we want to go..the room is just so so but the bathroom my oh my i even need my husband to hold all my clothes or else it will get wet..first... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 June 2010

The owner is a drunk and a junky, drinks and smokes the whole day long. Trips are organised by the owner himself, starts drinking at noon while driving a car with tourists. He claimes to be the cheapest, by far not! The other staff is very helpfull and friendly and deserves better. Rooms are dirty and very basic, rates are... More 

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London
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Reviewed 21 April 2010

What can I say about this place, apart from we meant to stay 1 night, and ended up staying the full week because of the lengths the manager, Vincent, went to help us enjoy what had to be a truly unique experience. Not a hostel for the conservative, or OCD traveller, which added to the charm of our stay due... More 

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Manchester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2009

(Firstly this review is entered very late as I only just opened my own tripadvisor account, I stayed here 1 year ago so its possible it has improved) Stayed at this place as they offered the best rates for booking the Kota Kinabalu mountain trip, and so foolishly without reading any reviews just decided to book this place as our... More 

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London
1 review
Reviewed 23 August 2009

Definitely the most helpful & friendliest guesthouse I've stayed so far. Even when they are busy, they serve pancakes, local coffee & tea for breakfast which is delicious but made the place a bit untidy. But they cleaned it up spotless clean as soon as we left. This place is special for trip arrangements traveling in Borneo. Vincent rocks. He... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Conveniently located in the town center, a 5 minute walk to all the cities amenities. This small hostel provides a home like experience giving you a perfect place to meet travelers from all around the world. Tropicana also offers you a one-stop Borneo trip organizer, giving you your OWN, custom made itinerary for all or part of your trip. All your needs and budgets can be met so that your trips are smoothly buttered! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tropicana Lodge

Address: Lot 9, 1st Floor Lorong Dewan | Australia Place, Kota Kinabalu 88300, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: ₹ 685 - ₹ 823 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Tropicana Lodge Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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“B2b@21 not to fár away”
 of 5 bubbles , 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Room by the lobby gets wifi access, but some noise”
  • Ground floor room
 of 5 bubbles ASocialNomad, 29 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Stay in the dorms”
 of 5 bubbles SorinVa, 15 May 2013 | Read review
“Ground floor rooms are in the restaurant - noisy. Private room nr2. is terrible for the price.”
  • Bathroom full of mosquitos
  • The bathroom window (private room) with a net , though there is a gap between the roof and the w
 of 5 bubbles Akvilovsky, 4 Apr 2013 | Read review
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