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Check-in: 14:00 - 18:00
Check-out: Before 11:00
For those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse themselves in the calm and serenity of nature, then Kinabalu Private Lodges is definitely a destination to consider. Set in a carefully preserved forest area shrouded in mist and beautifully surrounded by flowers and greenery, guests will certainly enjoy their home away from home. Apart from that, those staying at Kinabalu Private Lodges will certainly feel refreshed by the cool climate which can drop to around 13˚c. Located in Kundasang, the Kinabalu Private Lodges is approximately 2km away from the Mount Kinabalu National Park. Its location also allows you to easily get to the Kundasang War Memorial, Poring Hot Spring and the Tamparuli Suspension Bridge. Visitors can also take a tour around Desa Cattle Dairy Farm, Sabah Tea Garden and relax at the Sungai Moroli Fish Spa. Meanwhile, visitors looking for adrenaline-filled activities can also try paragliding at the Lohan Paragliding park which is a mere 5 minutes’ drive from Ranau town.
How to get to Kinabalu Private Lodges
By Flight - Visitors coming in from Kuala Lumpur must first take a flight to Kota Kinabalu. The flight will take approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes. Airlines such as AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air, Royal Brunei Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Royal China Airlines all offer direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu. Visitors are advised to take an early flight as the journey from Kota Kinabalu to Kundasang may take a couple of hours depending on the traffic. From the airport, visitors can take a taxi to a Ranau-bound bus station. For those with extra budget, you can charter a car or a minivan.
By Car - Driving is the best way to reach the Kinabalu Private Loges. Car rentals can easily be found at the airport itself but car rentals in Kota Kinabalu offer far more competitive prices. There are various types of cars on offer, so visitors can choose according to their budget. A standard sedan such as the Proton Saga FLX will cost around RM140-150 per day. The journey will take around 2.5 hours, but it is recommended that visitors enjoy the drive towards Kundasang as there are plenty of interesting stops along the way such as the Upside-Down House in Tamparuli. There are also plenty of interesting stalls along the roadside, selling various items from handicrafts to fresh vegetables and fruits. Once reaching Kundasang town, visitors should take the Ranau/ Jalan Tun Hussein Onn (route 22/A4) and stay on this road until reaching the main junction of Bundu Tuhan (a T-Junction approximately 1.5 km before the Kinabalu National Park). Upon turning left at the junction, visitors will see The Kinabalu Private Lodges is located just 300 meters on the right.
Different Types of Rooms in Kinabalu Private Lodges
Kinabalu Private Lodges offers only 3 chalets each having its own unique charm Visitors wanting to stay here are encouraged to book as early as possible in order to enjoy everything that the lodges have to offer. Visitors will have to option of choosing either the 2-bedroom chalet which has 1 queen bed and 2 single beds or the 3-bedroom chalets with 5 single beds or 2 queen beds and 2 single beds. All the chalets will have a living room while the bedrooms open to balconies which overlook the valley, so guests can enjoy the expansive view of the Kinabalu right from the comfort of their bedrooms. This accommodation also offers separate living rooms which include desks. All bathrooms include a shower with water heater.
Restaurants and Cafes in Kinabalu Private Lodges
The is no restaurant or cafes on the premises however food and beverages (breakfast & dinner) services are available upon request. One of the chalets also comes with a kitchenette so guests will be able to prepare their own meals.
Facilities and Activities in Kinabalu Private Lodges
Each chalet comes with complimentary bottles of water and basic amenities and toiletries. Guests can expect to find a 32-inch an LCD TV and an electric kettle. Free secure parking is also available to guests who drove to the location. The Lodge also features personal barbecue pits and charcoals are available upon request. Extra pillows, bedding, blankets, towels etc. can also be provided upon request. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.
Interesting Places near Kinabalu Private Lodges
Mount Kinabalu National Park – Located at 1,585 meters above sea level, the Park showcases a complete ecological system unrivalled anywhere else in the world. The park covers an area of about 754sqkm with altitudes ranging from 600 meters to 4,095.2 meters at the summit of Mount Kinabalu. Popular for its cool climate, the park promises to enchant visitors with its rich flora and fauna.
Poring Hot Spring – This is the perfect place to de-stress and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit. According to the locals, the hot sulphuric minerals in the spring have therapeutic and healing properties. So, visitors are welcomed to take a dip in the spring and revitalise their tired spirit. The spring is open from 7am to 6pm
Desa Cattle Dairy Farm – With the beautiful Mount Kinabalu in the backdrop and meek cattle grazing over the grasslands, visitors will fall in love with the pristine scenery that resembles an Alpine postcard. Visitors will enjoy interacting with the livestock or just sit back and relax in the beautiful scenery this place has to offer.