Thursday, 29 May 2014

Exploring Accommodations and Restaurants @ Kokol Hill, Sabah

I always wanted to visit Kokol Hill since many years ago due to some recommendations from friends and colleagues about the cold and foggy climate and beautiful sceneries oversee KK, from the Kokol Hill which stand 2300ft above sea level.

On the other hand, some other people said that the road condition is terrible therefore requires four wheels drive / good engines and nothing much to see/do there besides trees, trees and trees.

A great conflict.

Foggy Road
The accommodations at Kokol Hill are located round Kg Sinagang

Depends on traffic condition, Kokol Hill is just 30~45min drive from Kota Kinabalu. If you know where Inanam / Menggatal is, Kokol Hill is somewhere around there. Choose to drive from Kiansom (will pass by Mari-Mari Cultural Village and Kiansom Waterfall, very small road going uphill and partly gravel) or Menggatal (better road therefore recommended for small cars).

We visited 3 places in Kokol Hill, included one which is still under construction / renovation, one serving private function and the last one, where we were shown the rooms and had lunch there.

1) Alanna Homestay and Cafe [CLOSED]
Room Rate: N/A | Phone: 014-9511152 | FB: alanna lodge | Email:

Owner Mr Alfred is a cool guy who designed and run this newly built accommodation and cafe here. The semi-open air concept guaranteed cold air and great view to the rainforest and night view of KK. The ground floor has many sofa and arm chairs, great for those who want to spend time to relax here. Cafe is serving some Indian Curry (its a curry house after all), opens from 9AM - 9PM. Rooms is not available for rent yet but should be ready in few months time.

Alanna Homestay & Cafe

Alanna Homestay & Cafe

2) Kasih Sayang Health Resort
Room Rate: RM218++ onwards | Phone: 088-470866 | Website:

This is the most famous (and most expensive!) accommodation at Kokol Hill. The resort's emphasize on the nature and great view (same as the others) but also go to the extent of offering some week-long body detoxification and rejuvenation package. See the website for more details.

The resort's restaurant - the 120 pax Cloud 9 Restaurant is closed for a private function during the day of our visit. The resort's staff also unable to show us the room because cleaning was still in progress.

Kasih Sayang Health Resort

3) Villa Ku Boutique Homestay & Cafe
Room Rate: RM120 - RM330 | Phone: 011-29829832 | Website:

We were shown 2 types of rooms at Villa Ku: The Family Room (facing sunset) - which sleeps 8 pax and Standard Room (facing Mt. Kinabalu) - for 2+1 pax.

Villa Ku

Oversee KK City and Sea / Islands opposite KK

Family rooms, for up to 8 pax
The "loft" (upper storey) area can sleep 1~2 person too!

Menu, food starts fiom RM7


Very nice Nasi Lemak (RM7)

They make very nice sambal, can't find in KK!

Nasi Goreng Kampung (RM8.00)

Taste good!

1 comment:

varms said...

Very helpful guide! Much thanks!


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