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The place to book an overnight stay on Mount Kinabalu, Mesilau resort, and Manukan Island.Located at the ground floor of Wisma Sabah, Sutera Sanctuary Lodges manages many of the accommodations, like chalets, lodges, hostel, and resthouse, for Sabah Parks. Places that come under the management of Sutera Sanctuary Lodges are Kinabalu Park, Laban Rata Resthouse, Mesilau Nature Resorts, Poring Hot Spring, and Manukan Island Resort.
Mt. Kinabalu is one of the Sabah premier tourist destinations, and during local school holidays and public holidays, many of the accommodations are always packed to its limit. Many locals would escape from the warm and humid condition of the hot tropical lowland, to enjoy a cooling and peaceful atmosphere around the highland regions surrounding Mt. Kinabalu. Consider as a mid-range accommodation, Kinabalu Rose Cabin was established more than a decade ago. It has a total of 27 rooms which are divided into three types: Hibiscus, Clivia, and Rafflesia. These rooms are not five-star but they are clean and comfortable. The Rafflesia Room can sleep 16 persons. It is also well poised for climbers who are planning for an assault at the summit, since it is located less than 2km from the Kinabalu Park registration office. One must registered with the Sabah Park authority before permits are issued for the climbing of Mt. Kinabalu.
Bayu Lodge Tinompok is a bungalow style rest house that caters for those holiday goers who demand a budget accommodation. Located just 500 metres before the entrance to Kinabalu Park, this is also an idea place for a good night sleep before climbing the majestic Mt. Kinabalu. Since the lodge is built just beside the main road, coaches and buses can easily drop off the guests by the road side. Talk about convenience, a restaurant with the same name as the lodge is situated just beside it. The interior of the lodge can be best described as basic and clean. Types of rooms available are single room, standard twin bed, double bed, family, and dormitory. The beds here are decorated with a nice purple colour bedding. For special function or big group travelling, guests can rent the entire house for a special price. Note: This is not a home stay, even though the wording "homestay" is written on the signboard.
Puncak Borneo Resort is the latest edition to the hosts of cabin, chalets, lodges, and resorts near Kinabalu National Park.
Fancy of getting away for a few days from the busy and some time chaotic life of the city? Celyn Resort Kinabalu, a 3 star establishment, is a perfect hide out for such a need, and it also comes with a great view of Mt. Kinabalu. Many people, even the local Sabahans, do not know about this place, as it is hidden away from the public eyes. About 3 km away from the Kundasang – Ranau main road, and nestled high on a hill which is sandwiched between two valleys, one being Samathan valley and the other one is at the foothill of Mt. Kinabalu, Celyn Resort has a peaceful, serene and natural setting atmosphere. Temperature is around 18° to 20° C during the night time. Guests will get to enjoy the beautiful landscape of the surrounding areas without sacrificing the comfort of the city lifestyle.