Novotel Kota Kinabalu 1Borneo
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- Banquet room
- Non-smoking rooms
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TravelPod Member ReviewsNovotel Kota Kinabalu 1Borneo
No holiday is complete without some hiccups. But all was rectified. Love their breakfast spread at the Square.
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... called Menumbok. This was a truly unique experience, as the rally had organized for local families to host us at their homes to break the Ramadan fast with them. Prior to dinner though, the organizer of the rally asked us if we could host the dignitaries on our boat. We obliged without hesitation and we soon had the mayor, the deputy minister of Sabah tourism and other local dignitaries arriving to our anchorage. They quickly swarmed the boat and took the obligatory selfies ...
... eating out can return to being a pleasure. I've never much enjoyed cooking before but sure have the urge to now and not have to bother with the pleasantries, small talk and etiquettes required of restaurants and cafes we have been exercising so frequently.
The lodge we checked into was basic but quite large with three bedrooms, a kitchen, lounge and decking area. It even had a TV (ancient) and WiFi at the centre's reception (slow and patchy). Not bad for an isolated ...
... not to use a western style toilet but, instead, to squat over a hole in the floor. The toilet itself functions the same way and it kinda makes sense not to have your thighs sharing where everyone else has been! Enough of the toilet education. I really wanted to take a photo of the urinal but there was no opportunity when no one was around. Maybe later.
A nice relaxing day.
... They were both shattered from a six-week placement at a baptist hospital in the Philippines: Eva and Max departed for their one night stay in the Meridian Hotel, the 5-star establishment around the corner. Oscar, Megan and I braved the rain to mess about in the pool but, for the first time, the temperature was actually cold and we were forced inside. Having enjoyed our dinner so much last night, we took the girls ...
... to the fish.
The final highlight of the day was spotting an iguana. Some 50cms long, he ambled through the foliage near the showers as we were readying to leave. The kids were electrified. Kier grabbed his iPod and took 38 photos as it rested in the sun. Rana stood on the path pointing, mumbling "Iguana, iguana" to passers-by who stopped, rubbed her hair and continued on oblivious.