Photo: No peak is like it.

No pic at the moment -- Sorry!J Residence

A mini-splurge with spectacular views

300 metres from Kinabalu Park T: (12) 869 6969

J Residence

If you're looking for a mountain retreat on a modest budget, this is the place to be.

No pic at the moment -- Sorry! 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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Last updated on 10th February, 2013.

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Dbl air-con private bathroom
80 ringgit
80 ringgit
138 ringgit on weekends
Family room
440 ringgit
440 ringgit
Villa. 580 ringgit on weekends
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 80 ringgit, high season 80 ringgit. Notes: 138 ringgit on weekends
Room: Family room, low season: 440 ringgit, high season 440 ringgit. Notes: Villa. 580 ringgit on weekends

J Residence
300 metres from Kinabalu Park
T: (12) 869 6969

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