The Crown Borneo Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Crown Borneo Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Rooms are small but clean enough, bathrooms are big in comparison. The hotel provides free airport shuttle, pick up and drop off, and reasonably priced transportation to city center.
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... and pitcher plants were kept behind lock and key following a bout of thefts; apparently the rarer varieties can fetch quite a few thousand on the black market. Our favourite species of orchid is known locally as the ‘sexy lady’ orchid, for its distinctive shape – take look at the photos to see if you can spot why!
That evening we made our way back towards KK, and for more night market food, so we’d be ready to jump on the ferry the next ...
... I was quite relieved to be taken to the door of my hotel rather than having to walk from the bus stop, a good 20 minute walk away in the torrential rain! I was sure the bus driver had said 8pm was the last bus but sometimes they get English numbers wrong! Its always best to get them to hold their fingers up as well just to be sure. I'd spotted sewing machine men at the market so took my broken canvas bag to be fixed while I waited on a little blue plastic ...
... of the morning in the sea trying to keep cool, it was just too hot to sunbathe without feeling like you were in a shower of your own sweat! By half 12 we had found shelter under some trees and and sat and ate our lunch, i didn't want to head back into the sun after so sat and read my book under the shade of the trees. After a while I decided to brave the sun but after an hour it had begun to cloud over so we went and got a drink at the cafe. By ...
... on a fantastic lightning show with the odd rumble of thunder thrown in (thankfully no rain); there was hardly a cloud in the sky, but stars aplenty. Absolutely stunning.
Mr John is now in bed snoring loudly whilst I try to concentrate writing the blog.
It’s now gone midnight here, so it’s good night from me and good night from him.
Hopefully I will get round to writing something at sometime tomorrow, most probably from the airport.
... 2. But if you don't manage or remember point 1. then leave your checked baggage on the carousel while you dash off to the perils of the pit (and get your tissues ready) 2. Carry on a sensible backpack or a hard wheely case (I can only imagine squatting with your Louis Vuitton handbag on one arm would leave you less well balanced AND if it all goes wrong then getting wee on it will be extra devastating!) 3. Wear ...