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Poring Hot Spring & Nature Reserve

Apartment | Poring, Ranau Sandakan, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 88000

Recent review (14/04/2013)

"Rooms in longhouse basic but clean and spacious. Facilities in hotel fantastic- really good setting. Food excellent."

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  • Car Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

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Poring meaning "bamboo" in the local Dusun tribe dialect, the reserve derivers its name from the giant bamboo plants found in the area. The natural hot spring is perfect to soothe tired and aching muscles after the long climb up Mount Kinabalu with the open air baths of sulphuric water known for skin-curative properties. Read more

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About Poring Hot Spring & Nature Reserve

The best time to spot wildlife is in the early morning or evening. Hornbills are occasional morning visitors to the clearings. The Provost squirrel and tree shrews are regulars. Several snake species including green vine, bamboo and racer snakes, flying snakes, lying lizards, tree frogs, flying frogs, flying squirrels and flying lemurs or Colugo have also been spotted in the area.
1. Canopy Walkway Open from 9:00am to 4:00pm daily. Enjoy the breathtaking canopy walkway and spectacular botanical beauty of the forest.
2. Butterfly Farm (Butterfly Garden & Caterpillar House) Open from 9:00am to 4:00pm daily. A colourful display of tropical butterflies.
3. Tropical Garden Open from 9:00am to 4:00pm daily
Be one with nature and conduct some bird watching in these parts. Do not miss this opportunity to bring along your binoculars and witness a whole new world of nature. Expect to spot some wild birds, deers and even orang utans here.
4. Orchid Garden Open at 2.30pm daily
Visit our nurtured Orchid Garden and discover the various species of orchids in Sabah.
5. Sulphur Bath Relax those sore muscles after a challenging climb up Mount Kinabalu.
6. BBQ Pit A perfect way to enjoy a picnic with family and friends.
7. Swimming Pool Jump into our unique outdoor rock pool to cool off.
8. Waterfall
1. Kipungit Waterfall - This is the nearest waterfall from Poring Hot Spring & Nature Reserve. It takes approximately 15 minutes walk (1km). The waterfall is about 10 metres in height and suitable for group and family picnics.
2. Langanan Waterfall - This is the highest waterfall in Poring. It is more than 120 metres in height and takes approximately 2 hours trekking through the lowland tropical forest (3.4km).
3. Bat Cave - 30 minutes walk from the main entrance of Poring Hot Spring & Nature Reserve and along the way to Langanan Waterfalls. Take this opportunity to learn more about these creatures of the night.

Accommodation Information

Poring Hot Spring accommodation offers a variety of options to suit all budgets ranging from super luxurious private chalets to comfortable dormitories and suites.

Chalets and suites are equipped with excellent amenities and locally crafted, rustic furniture. Guests can expect a variety of activities and interesting surroundings.

Location Information

Poring Hot Spring and Nature Reserve is located 136 kilometres by road from Kota Kinabalu city centre and journey time is about 4 hours