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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2013

A series of chalets and lodges set high on a hilltop with stunning views of the landscape and especially of Mt Kinabalu. The site of this resort is absolutely stunning. The drive up a very steep, bumpy road is daunting - but when you reach the entrance the lovely gardens unfold and the chalets await in the cool mountain air.... More 

Thank AIian
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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24 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2013

Having visited Kinabalu Pines Resort while I was there, I thought Celyn Resort is a better choice in terms of value for money and its amazing view if you choose to stay at Kinabalu wing. But I think it's still ok if you opt for the Valley wing because you would still have a good access to the view with... More 

Thank FranklySpeaking123
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

Love the view from the rooms. Rooms are well maintain and comfortable. Food at the cafe was just ok. But just what we were looking for... quiet, cool and relaxing place. The road leading into the resort can be very bumpy. Unfortunately it is public property and the government is not very interested to fix it.

Thank jayelle8
Penang Island, Malaysia
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Friends and I stay there for 2 nights, booked 5 rooms total. 3 units were on the top floor (1st floor), and 2 units at the bottom (Ground floor). Clean rooms and all well equipped like hot shower, hair dryer and etc. Staff there are all very friendly and helpful, we even meet the General Manager there and had a... More 

2 Thank ZhengNeoh
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

My wife booked for a vacation to this resort and we arrived quite late at around 6pm when it's already dark. Settled in and slept at around 8pm after a quick dinner. No much selection from it's only cafe/ restaurant but if the crowd is bigger i would go for their steam boat. Had their Tuaran mee and it actually... More 

2 Thank KevinSJP
KL, Malaysia
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

Like what others have mentioned, whatever shortcomings we felt were mitigated by the significant view of the great Mount Kinabalu. Breakfast was basic, but then even the restaurant is next to the fresh greeneries. Nothing can't beat the feeling of waking up to the mesmerising view, even the clear footsteps of people living on the higher floors walking up and... More 

Thank Aidelia
Penang, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

Heard & read about the bad review regarding the road but still i insist my wife to book the hotel, just to have a very beautiful view of Mount Kinabalu. Around 6am to 7am, we were able to view the top of the mountain just from our balcony, no cloud were blocking the view, but have to be fast if... More 

1 Thank Norazly A
Kuala Lumpur
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2013

Stayed in Celyn Resort Kundasang for two nights in from the 13.9.2013. I was booked into the Kinabalu wing. Didnt realised the significance until the next morning when I opened the balcony door and right in front of us was the full view of the majestic Mt. Kinabalu. Couldnt get a better view. It was clear and no clouds, but... More 

Thank HoHenry
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

We haven't had a vacation for eight months so decided to find a place where we could put our feet up and watch some mountains sipping a cup of nice tea. Celyn resorts matched exactly what we wanted. The room we stayed in had a balcony with a mesmerizing view of mount Kinabalu, which was not as big as the... More 

Thank Avimanyu R
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Reviewed 15 September 2013 via mobile

Pros relaxing environment friendly staffs - we had asked for an extra towel and it was delivered to us in less than 10 minutes You'll get afantastic view of mt kinabalu cons A bit of a distance from kundasang town the road to this hotel is unpaved driving back to this hotel in the middle of the night kind of... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Celyn Resort Kinabalu

Address: Kampung Samuruh | Jalan Samuruh Kinoundusan, Kundasang, Ranau 89309, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Ranau > Kundasang
Price Range: $56 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Celyn Resort Kinabalu 3*
Number of rooms: 43
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“Mountain View is the best!”
  • View from my room at dusk.
  • Mount Kinabalu at dawn.
 of 5 bubbles ainaaamira, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Choose higher floor on Kinabalu wing”
 of 5 bubbles vishalm72, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“kinabalu wing for great view of kinabalu”
 of 5 bubbles msfatimahzahra, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Mount Kinabalu view is a must.”
  • Wonderful morning view.
  • Cosy appartment.
 of 5 bubbles waynes349, 9 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Mountain views is best.”
 of 5 bubbles minimania41, 2 Mar 2016 | Read review
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