Megah D'Aru Hotel
Travel Blogs from Kota Kinabalu
We left KK on the 12th and headed to the main body of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. I sense that this will be the last time we will ever visit Borneo.
I remember when we first started traveling together, Borneo was extremely high on my bucket list. Ever since I was a child, I had been fascinated by stories of early man, of where we had come from …
We have travelled some around the world, but travelling from Denpasar International airport we have never had to pass so many counters/checkpoints. First they check your ticket and passport, then they scan all your bags at a security check, then you have to check in manually at a checkin counter, then you have to pay a passenger fee at yet another …
... a grotty dump where I had to wait but as people arrived who were catching the same boat it was like a full on party! I had to have photos taken with just about everyone there and I was treated like a celebrity! We all had been allocated seat numbers on the speedboat and mine was at the side where the blazing sun was shining on me. There was a lot of commotion before we set off and I was forced to change seats with the man next to the driver, in the middle at ...
... Other people had pick-up times scheduled for 0900 or 0915.
However, the Tour Operator assured me when I questioned the pick-up time of
0930 that it was correct as the Tanjung Aru is closer to the station. It was
all written down and we had the paperwork. Just in case we were down in the
Lobby by 0900. So when 0930 arrived and we had still not been picked up (everyone else had been) the Concierge phoned the Tour Operator and ...
We made it back alive after the jungle! After 3 sleepless nights and 4 days of travelling, walking and climbing, the constant attack from mosquitos, ants, bees and leeches we can finally relax again in the hotel. I wouldn't have swapped it for anything though, it was honestly the most breathtaking and challenging trip I've ever done. I was debating whether to summarise the whole trip into one blog but I think so much happened in each day it needs to be broken down by the ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
More great choices in Kota Kinabalu
Search for more deals in Kota Kinabalu
Travelers also recommend:
TravelPod Member ReviewsMegah D'Aru Hotel Kota Kinabalu
I chose this hotel since I had an early morning flight out and didn't want to risk getting stuck in traffic if stayed in the city. The hotel is located very close to the airport (5 minutes from Terminal 2 - Air Asia) and 10 minutes from Kota Kinabalu International Airport. The hotel also provides a free shuttle service as well.
The room was basic but comfortable and while the hotel is not located in the city per se, the city center can very easily be reached by taking a taxi for about 15 ringgit. You could also possibly walk into the city if you have time to kill and want to catch some rays.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.