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J Residence

A mini-splurge with spectacular views

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What we say: 4.5 stars

If you're looking for a mountain retreat on a modest budget, this is the place to be. Just a five-minute walk from the park entrance, J Residence offers 10 houses dramatically set on the mountainside. The larger ones have furnished terraces to enjoy the valley vistas, and all have en-suite bathrooms, TV and DVD player and comfortable beds with thick duvets to keep you warm during the chilly mountain nights. J Residence does not have a restaurant, but there are two within walking distance and guests have access to a kitchen and barbecues (you can pick up some groceries at Restoran Panataran Kinabalu). The only downside to staying here is the extremely steep entranceway – watch your footing if it's been raining! Weekday rates are a steal.

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    300 metres from Kinabalu Park .  T: (12) 869 6969 
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    What we were quoted

    Type of room Low season High season Notes
    Dbl air-con private b'room 80 ringgit 80 ringgit 138 ringgit on weekends
    Family room 440 ringgit 440 ringgit Villa. 580 ringgit on weekends

    Added to Travelfish on: 10th February, 2013
    Last visited or updated on: 10th February, 2013

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    Tanya Procyshyn is a Singapore-based freelance writer and photographer. With a passion for unusual destinations, she has camped alongside Komodo dragons and shook hands with soldiers in North Korea. She blogs at
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