Novotel Kota Kinabalu 1Borneo
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Janet was waiting at the airport having flown in from Miri not long
before us. The Novotel was the other side of town and not really near
anything except a big mall that was attatched to the hotel. We wandered
the mall before an earlish dinner to head back to pack ready for the
mountain climb the next day.
We arrived in Kota Kinabalu airport to be greeted by Mr. Jensen Chong, our friendly guide from Sabah Holidays. He transferred us directly to 1 Borneo where we stayed in Novotel. 1 Borneo is reputed to be the largest lifestyle hypermall in Borneo, consisted of a mall, hotels (3 hotels here), offices & condos.
It was a …
For those of you who are not aware- the wild man decided to shave his beard off after Toby's pleading for the sake of their wedding photos. Strangely it has not been allowed to re-grow and I attribute this to my father's comments about the Wildman from Borneo heading back to Borneo. So the semi-wild man and I arrived in KK at 1Am where we realized …
Sabah - Borneo Known as "The Land Below the Wind" due to it being geographically below the typhoon belt. Sabah has a population of 2.5 million that consist of 32 ethnic communities; it is the second largest state in Malaysia. The City of Kota Kinabalu is the capital of Sabah. Sitting on the west coast of Sabah it faces the South China Sea. Sabahans …
... After a few more punishing hours we were in the last Km approaching 3000 meters breathing became difficult given the ever increasing steepness of the trail. Every now and then a Malaysian porter would pass us carting everything from food, propane cylinders, to building materials up the trail. These superhuman guys carry 59-70kilos of stuff to the mountain huts. At an appalling rate of 20 cents per kilo and less than 1 cent per kilo to haul out trash. Truly ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
No holiday is complete without some hiccups. But all was rectified. Love their breakfast spread at the Square.
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