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“nice choice” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Lucy Homestay
Cesena, Italy
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1,159 reviews
191 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3,071 helpful votes
“nice choice”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

The place is quite small but very decent. unfortunately you don't have bathroom inside but in the city, if you search budget hotel, it will be really hard for you to get one unless you pay a lot. as i said the room are quite small and old, we wanted to spend 5 nights here but at the end we changed hotel the following day. good choice if u wanna spend one night

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Mark B
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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World
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81 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

Basic small clean rooms. Nice place to meet other travelers and exchange stories.

Best thing about the guesthouse is Lucy. She is so friendly and helpfull, just unbelievable! She is the local tourist information for Sabah in person. You can ask her anything you need to know for your trip in Sabah.

Lucy should get the award for woman of the year, but since thats not going to happen we gave her a plant from the sundaymarket instead.

Thanks Lucy

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank B K
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Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

Rule #1 - Entrance Door will be locked at midnight, although there is not much night life in the city.
Rule #2 - Balcony/ bathroom will also be locked at midnight and no bathing after that!!

Fun #1 - The 3 PR cats are lovely and like to play with you.
Fun #2 - Lucy's atitude is indeed a typical Chinese one, in which if you would like to experience this, you should come and talk with her. She is a nice woman inside.
Fun #3 - the 'home' is really a local home. No kidding.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hollyleafinxmas
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2011

I had heard that this was the best place to stay in KK and that the vibe was fun and welcoming. When i arrived, I really found the opposite to be true--Lucy was rude and clearly favored certain guests, the crefew was a complete pain and made exploring the city at night a challenge and the rooms were nothing special. I decided to leave after one night and can't honestly reccomend it to other travellers.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Helen S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2011

I've read other reviews that were negative, but they cited things which make me like this place.


Yes, you can't stay up all night partying loudly and stumbling around.

Yes, Lucy is like a mum. That's nice sometimes after bouncing from hostel to hostel filled with disrespectful, dirty rastas.

Some other things I like: Clean rooms, quiet location near to town, good breakfast, good people. It is quite friendly here, providing you are.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TidalGrant
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Additional Information about Lucy Homestay

Property: Lucy Homestay
Address: Lot No.25 Lorong Dewan, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
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Ranked #40 of 96 Speciality Lodging in Kota Kinabalu
Number of rooms: 6
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