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Lavender Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Pordenone, Italy
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a great stay at Lavender Lodge. I stayed in a private room and it was impeccably clean. I also saw the shared bathrooms for the dorms and they seems very clean as well. Breakfast was really basic (toast with butter & jam, watermelon & coffee/tea) and if the hotel would want to improve, the breakfast would be a...

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Stayed with my treaking team before and after our climb to Mount Kinabalu. I loved the way the staffs and owner welcomed us. Very friendly, helpful and supportive. Rooms are very neat, speciscous and well maintained. Washrooms are separated but very neat. Since it's a hostel type place you don't get in-house dine but everything available within 200m footprint. Overall...

Thank PS H
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I stayed there for a night. The place located near Kampung Air Night Market. The place is quite decent and most importantly, clean. A small room with basic facility. Perhaps for those who just need a place to sleep, this place is really ideal.

Thank mn00r
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for a night before and after our climb of Mt Kinabalu and the ladies were always so welcoming and helpful. The facilities are clean and you get breakfast every morning. The best part was that the beds were comfortable!

Thank nicole1286
Wuhan, China
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Breakfast included (just toast, fruit, jam, coffee - but still nice not to have to go our right away), immaculately clean, friendly owners, and within walking distance of everything. My son and I never had to take a taxi or bus anywhere while staying here. Terrific value for the money.

Thank CitizenOfTheWorldTCK
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I've been here for three days, don't expect too much. The rooms are clean, enough space for the two of us. Though there's no elevator way up the third floor so you will climb thru stairs. The Filipina receptionist is so kind. Some good places to eat are within the area. :)

Thank Ethel F
Paris, France
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed there with 2 friends twice this summer .. relaxing with everything you would need. Perfectly situated for the airport and other activities the lodge is clean, and the hostess very nice! They helped us a great lot! Breakfast is good, filling and healthy. Down sides : internet connexion is fast but computer itself slow.

Thank Fanny D
Lavenderlodgeborneo, Owner at Lavender Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Fanny, Thank you so much for choosing to stay at lavender lodge. you have been such wonderful guests and it was a real pleasure to have known you. you made our hard work worthwhile and we thoroughly enjoyed welcoming and taking care of you together with all our visitors from far and near. our reward is a kind word...

Beirut, Lebanon
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Good location in the heart of the city, 5-7 mins walk from the bus station. Easy to reach by airport bus (until 10pm) and easy to take a shared taxi from the station to Kinabalu. The hostel itself was average. Mostly clean. Breakfast wasn't much, a couple of toasts and watermelon. Male dorm room is apparently on the 4th floor,...

Thank Ahmad E
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Positives- clean,, friendly reception, good location Negatives - lots of stairs, creaky bed, aircon only during certain hours, no social area Overall was a good enough experience for a night or so but in such a hot humid city must be better options

Thank Mikeey23
Reviewed 30 April 2016

only 2 good points : ideally situated and clean room complaints : wifi signal very unstable and slow, dorms are at top floor (5th floor) with only staircase (no lift) and it's HOT, room is noisy with heavy traffic. worse this is air-con only allowed from 7pm to 7am next morning. every evening need to take at least 2 hours...

Thank platinumSingapore

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Airport Transportation
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the central business district of Kota Kinabalu, within walking distance to shopping complexes, restaurants and entertainment outlets. Our clean and comfortable rooms, exceptionally friendly staffs and affordable prices make our lodge the favorite among international travelers. Our aim is to ensure all our guests have a memorable stay with us and a great holiday in Sabah, Malaysia. From free airport pick up to travel advices and tours, just talk to us and we are always on hand to assist you. We are your holiday home in Borneo!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lavender Lodge

Address: No. 6 Jalan Laiman Diki | Kg. Air, Kota Kinabalu 88100, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: $28 - $47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Lavender Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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Lavender Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Lavender Lodge Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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“Choose a room on the first floor to avoid a lot of stairs.”
travealddicted, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“Dorms are all top floor?”
Mikeey23, 25 May 2016 | Read review
“No elevator...”
Real_vibes, 24 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Don't bother about the ensuit room, we used the common bathroom as it was better.”
Varel_Fristensky, 4 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Choose the 1st-2nd fl rooms if you want to be connected to the free wifi.”
648maxc, 22 Nov 2015 | Read review
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