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MESILAU NATURE RESORT
 

Kundasang Resorts
Kinabalu Park
Kinabalu Pine Resort
Mesilau Nature Resort
Kundasang Attractions
Kinabalu National Park
Kinabalu Golf Course
Kundasang Dairy Farm
Mesilau Nature Park
Kundasang Valley
Kinabalu Park HQ
Poring Hot Springs

 
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LOCATION:
At Kundasang town from Kinabalu Park, make a left turn into the Kundasang valley, then begin steep climb through winding road to this resort.

DESCRIPTION:
This resort nestled at exactly 2,000 meter above sea level. Apart from Laban Rata Resthouse at about 3,300 meter en route to Mt Kinabalu's Low Peak, I don't think there is any other lodging that offers this kind of elevation (and accessible by car too!).

The vegetations are substantially different, the air is on borderline of crisp and cold, and that was during noon time when I was there. Another visit during an early morning excursion to catch a glimpse of Mt Kinabalu from Mesilau was more bitterly cold. Do ensure ample clothing protection.

This resort is actually an overnight stop for climbers who wish to hike the famous Mt Kinabalu from the Mesilau trail - which is substantially harder but more spectacular.

Selections of accommodation are decent. There are dormitory-style bunk beds (which are the cheapest), 3-bedroom lodges equipped with water heater, and more. All the accommodations bear the name of the peaks at Mt Kinabalu, eg: Low's Peak, Bishop's Head, King Edwards, etc.

There is only one restaurant here, offering regular, non-variety food, and one should not complain too much.

See also my travel review on Mesilau Nature Park.

REVIEWED ON:
May 2004

MY VERDICT:
Recommended for the greenery and the fresh mountain air. Also for peace and quiet seekers.

MY RATING:

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