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D'Villa Rina Ria Lodge Reviews

Kinabalu Park, Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

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76%

Rating
167 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 65%Facilities

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77%

Most of the hostels near Mt. Kinabalu are super-overpriced, so this place was a good find. It's a 10-minute walk to the park entrance. The family running it seem nice and were quite friendly with me. It has free breakfasts and a great view of the surrounding valley. The dorm wasn't anything special and was actually pretty cold at night. The dorm bathroom and floor were fairly dirty, so be sure to wear slippers or something. A convenient, cheap place to sleep before and after the mountain.


97%

Nice place, very near to KK park, helpful and friendly staff. Will come again

  • 16th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Singapore
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


69%

Very good location near the entrance of Kinabalu Park. I stayed in the dorm room/bunk beds where noise from the highway (trucks roaring nearly all night), others in the room with cell phones going off at all hours (recommend you bring ear plugs or noise cancelling headphones), and the provided blanket is usually not enough (rent the extra one for 5 Ringit). It is possible to lock the room but people are in and out all day.

  • 16th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


80%

had a great stay here - excellent staff, beautiful view, saw some beautiful birdsice gardens, close to road so was a bit noisy from traffic

  • 26th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


60%

Pros: Near the Kinabalu Park (around 500m), Clean, Helpful staff, Cons: The rooms face the main road. It can get very noisy during the day, The bathroom is very small, No WiFi and poor 3G signal, Poor reception of TV channels, Unappetitizing breakfast, Gloomy room.

  • 13th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


54%

The only good thing about this lodge is it is close to the park. It is on the major highway, traffic noise was very very very loud, even at night! The room seemed to be trembling when constant trucks passing by. I could not sleep well for 2 nights when I stayed there. the owner, an older woman, was not friendly, never smiles. When I smile to her, she returned in a cold face. Her daughter was a little more friendly.

  • 8th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


77%

Close to kotakinabalu national park, lovely views from restaurant, good cooked breakfast, but dorm is very crowded with limited shower and toilet facilities if fully occupied


94%

Great location with a beautiful view if you want to stay close to the nationalpark. Delicious food for a good price. Nice staff and sweet cats that belong to the lodge. :) Noisy during night as it is located at the main street.


80%

Really nice view from the dining room, nice to sit and relax in there (especially after you've climbed the mountain!). You get a generous free breakfast every morning, people are nice, but the dorms are cold! Good location to walk to the park.


69%

Nice views from outside eating area with friendly cats. Good breakfast!


86%

Value for money for a reasonable size hostel reasonablely near to the Mt. KK National Park.. I like the countryside feel of the property.

  • 7th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)




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