Check-in and Check-out Time
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
The Poring Hot Springs was first developed by the Japanese during World War II and has become become one of the top tourist destinations among local and international tourists. The hot waters of the spring contains sulphur are piped into open-air Japanese style baths where you can rest your tired limbs after the long hours and strenuous climb up the Mount Kinabalu. It also features a unique waterfall and enchanting natural surroundings and it is a part of Kinabalu National Park. Poring Hot Spring also provides accommodation for visitors to spend more time exploring the landscapes and nature. There are 10 rooms and four types of room in total. There are furnished with basic amenities such as air conditioner, bathroom and many more. Besides that, restaurant and room service are also available here. Poring Hot Spring accommodation offers a variety of rooms for a suitable and affordable prices from super luxurious private chalets to comfortable dormitories and suites.
How to Get to Poring Hot Spring
There are flights from Kuala Lumpur or any states to Kota Kinabalu. The journey will usually take around 2 hours and 30 minutes from the city centre with Air Asia or Malaysia Airlines. One can choose to either go by bus, take a taxi, or rent a car to get to Poring Hot Springs and it will take about 3 hours. Once you arrive, visitors can continue their journey to Kota Belud town. After an hour, there will be a signage 'Jeti ke Pulau Mantanani' or Jetty to Mantanani Island. After that, you will arrive at the entrance of Usukan Cove Lodge within 10 minutes.
Different Type of Rooms in Poring Hot Spring
There are four type of rooms which is Serindit Hostel, Jungle Lodge, River Lodge and Palm Villa.
Serindit Hostel is a 12 square metre room with 1 single bed and shared bathroom. It consists of fan and wooden parquet flooring alongside standard amenities.
Jungle Lodge is a 436.36 square metre room suitable for 2 people. It is fitted with 1 king bed and other basic amenities such as satellite television, air conditioner, slippers and coffee and tea maker. There are also seating area and separate living room for meeting or gathering.
River Lodge is a 490 square metre room with 2 bedrooms suitable for 4 people. It also features 2 bathrooms with separate shower or bathtub. The first bedroom has 2 single beds whereas another room has 1 king bed. There are basic amenities with added comfort such as spacious living area, mini bar, laptop workspace and balcony or terrace to see the beautiful nature.
Palm Villa is a 193 square metre room with 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed. It is suitable for family with garden views that can be seen from balcony. The living room and dining area are spacious and the villa consists of coffee and tea maker, room service and free bottled water. There are also shared bathroom, slippers, free toiletries and a hair dryer upon request.
Restaurants and Cafes in Poring Hot Spring
As for restaurant, there is Rainforest Restaurant which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can also choose to dine inside or outside to view the mother-nature view. Besides that, family and friends can request for BBQ facilities and use for gathering or celebration together. A room service will also be delightful for guests who want to have some privacy and intimate moments.
Facilities and Activities in Poring Hot Spring
Besides rooms and restaurants, there are also other facilities and services that offered here. There are gift and souvenir shops, airport transfer and car park on site. Guests can also use the daily housekeeping services and approach the 24-hour reception for any assistance of any facilities and services. Other than that, guests can enjoy dipping in pool whether it is a hot spring bath, swimming pool or children’s pool. In addition, squash court is also provided and guests can opt for more adventurous activities like hiking and biking.
Interesting Places Near Poring Hot Spring
Poring Orchid Conservation Center - The house of the largest collection of Sabah orchids as well as the rare endemic orchids. There is around 1200 species of orchids with different colours and sizes. Besides the orchids, there are mousedeer and deer as well as coloured birds flying around the garden. This place also acts as for education, research and preservation purposes.
Poring Canopy Walkway - The place where visitors take a stroll amidst the lush greenery of the Menggaris tree. It is about 157.8 meters long and is 41 meters high. Along the walkway, there is also the largest flower in the world, the Rafflesia.