Located at the ground floor of Wisma Sabah, Sutera Sanctuary Lodges manages many of the accommodations, like chalets, lodges, hostel, and resthouse, for Sabah Parks. Places that come under the management of Sutera Sanctuary Lodges are Kinabalu Park, Laban Rata Resthouse, Mesilau Nature Resorts, Poring Hot Spring, and Manukan Island Resort.
Climbers who wish to climb Mt. Kinabalu, must secure a bed at any of the following resthouses: Laban Rata Resthouse, Gunting Lagadan Hut, Waras Hut, or Panar Laban Hut. Permit to climb Mt. Kinabalu will only be issued by Sabah Park when one has secured a bed on the day of climb. These places are heavily booked throughout the year, it is advisable to book six months ahead to avoid any disappointment.
Kinabalu Park also has lodges and hostels for those people who just want to enjoy the cool mountain air and peaceful environment. One can easily spend a day or two to explore the many trials around the park, and check out the fauna and flora of Kinabalu park.
Mesilau Nature Resort has an unique forest setting unlike any other, as the resort is literally built into the forest, with the minimum felling of trees. Tall trees can be seen right at the door step of the many lodges in Mesilau nature Resort.
Most climbers will come to Poring Hot Spring after conquering the Majestic Mt. Kinabalu. Soaking at the sulphur enriched hot spring of Poring is an ideal antidot for smoothing the aching legs of the many climbers. Hostels and Lodges are available for rental.
For the sun and beach lover one can plan to stay at the Manukan Island Resort. Manukan Island is only about 15 minutes by boat from Kota Kinabalu jetties. Manukan Island, with its crystal clear water and corals, is a great place for snorkelling and scuba diving and many species of tropical fish can be seen here. Or one can just laze away at the white sandy beaches of Manaukan Island.
For the 2010 new prices list on accommodation (International and Malaysian) click here.
Below are the prices on packages and accommodation (International):
Laban Rata Resthouse
|Room 1 (1 unit)||2 persons||RM 546|
|Room 2 (1 unit)
||2 persons||RM 546
|Room 3 (1 unit)||6 persons||RM 1,688|
|Laban Rata Resthouse (60 beds)||Beds||RM 208|
|Gunting Lagadan Hut (60 beds)||Beds||RM 208|
|Waras Hut (8 beds)||Beds||RM 208|
|Panar Laban Hut (8 beds)||Beds||RM 208|
Note – Package arrangement is inclusive of:
Day 1 – Room at Laban Rata, Packed Lunch to be collected at Kinabalu Park, Dinner at Laban Rata.
Day 2 – Breakfast at Laban Rata, and Lunch at Kinabalu Park (Balsam Cafe)
*Note: all rooms are inclusive of Breakfast.
|Type of Accommodation||Configurations||Tariff|
|Grace Hostel (20 beds)||Beds||RM 85|
|Rock Hostel (20 beds)||Beds||RM 85|
|Rock Twin Share (4 rooms)||2 persons||RM 250|
|Hill Lodge (10 units)||2 persons||RM 280|
|Liwagu Suite (4 units)||2 persons||RM 350|
|Peak Lodge (4 units)||4 persons||RM 470|
|Summit Lodge (1 unit)||4 persons||RM 590|
|Garden Lodge (1 unit)||4 persons||RM 740|
|Nepenthes Lodge (8 units)||4 persons||RM 540|
|Kinabalu Lodge (1 units)||6 persons||RM 1,010|
|Rajah Lodge (1 units)||6 persons||RM 2,010|
Mesilau Nature Resort
|Bishop’s Head Resthouse (64 beds)||Beds||RM 85|
|Crocker Range Lodge (36 rooms)||2 persons||RM 224|
|Witti Range Lodge (4 units)||6 persons||RM 690|
|King Edward’s Peak Lodge (1 unit)||4 persons||RM 640|
|Donkey’s Ear Peak (2 units)||4 persons||RM 740|
|Ugly Sister’s Peak (1 unit)||4 persons||RM 640
|St. John’s Peak Lodge (1 unit)||6 persons||RM 760|
|Low’s Peak Lodge (1 unit)||6 persons||RM 760|
Poring Hot Springs
|Serindit Hostel (20 beds)||Bed||RM 85|
|Serindit Twin Share (7 rooms)||2 persons||RM 250|
|Jungle Lodge (1 unit)||4 persons||RM 420|
|River Lodge (1 unit)||4 persons||RM 740|
|Rajawali Lodge (2 units)||6 persons||RM 940|
Manukan Island Resort (minimum 2 pax)
|Honeymoon Suite (3 units)||2 persons||RM 800|
|Hill Single Storey Lodge (4 units)||4 persons||RM 700|
|Hill Double Storey Lodge (3 unit)||2 persons||RM 700|
|Beach Single Storey Lodge (4 unit)||4 persons||RM 650|
|Beach Double Storey Lodge (6 units)||2 persons||RM 650|
Additional Person Per Night is RM 100/per person.
Package Arrangement is inclusive of:
Day 1 – Return boat transfer by Sea Quest for 2 persons. Park entrance fee for 2 persons.
Day 2 – Buffet breakfast for 2 persons.
Sutera Sanctuary Lodges
(formerly known as Kinabalu Nature Resort)
Central Adminstrative Office,
Lot G15, Ground Floor, Wisma Sabah,
88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah,
Tel: 6088 303 900
Fax: (6088) 259 552
email: firstname.lastname@example.org (for booking and reservation)
For other accommodation at Kundasang or around Mt. Kinabalu Park, click here.