Was accommodated at the J Residence for one night, from 8 to 9 June 2012, during my Sabah trip. Got the chalet 5B which was a very clean room, one double bed and one single bed, equipped with TV DVD player, coffee maker. The bathroom has direct view into the forest (don't worry no one can come and watch you while taking a shower, maybe only birds or squirrels - :)) . I had a very good sleep in the comfortable bed, even if overnight it was little cold, so I took also the other blanket - as I was coming from Kudat, the difference of the climate is very big. There is a boiler, having shower with cold water is not very pleasant, as water at that altitude is cold. There is no breakfast, but some restaurants are right few minutes outside the residence. The accommodation consists actually of few chaplets immersed in the deep green. It is a pleasure to have your morning coffee on the verandah,overlooking the surrounding mountains, a very fresh , clean air. When I arrived in the afternoon, there was some rain, and it is very nice to listen to the raindrops falling on in the forest around. The chalets have windows on 2 sides, so the view is really great. Staff are friendly and check in was done in a few minutes. Even if there is direct access from the main road, no traffic noise disturbed me. But what is really great, is the position - few minutes from the renowned Kinabalu Park and the gateway for climbing on the mountain. I didn't climb, but visited the park which is great with its specific flora, with a museum at the entrance, giving interesting information about Kinabalu Park . Most people there stay one or two nights, for visiting the park and doing the climbing on Mt. Kinabalu. J Residence is a highly advisable place when you are touring Sabah and if you need a stopover near Mt. Kinabalu. And the price is also a very cheap and affordable. I can only highly recommend the Residence and maybe if returning someday to the area, I would like to stay again there.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- j Residence Hotel Kota Kinabalu
- J Residence Kota Kinabalu, Sabah