Accommodation at Poring

Accommodation in Poring
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Poring Hot Springs is a popular attraction, but most tourists only come here for day trip. However, there are many other activities in Poring that you may need to stay a few days to try them all. This is not a problem and you have a choice of expensive and cheap options like following.

Accommodation in Poring Park

You can stay inside the Poring park (Resort Name: Poring Hot Spring & Nature Reserve Resort) and there are a few options that cost you hundred or thousand per night (Online Booking available):

Palm Villa 1 & 2
Above: Palm Villa 1 & 2 (Premier Chalet)
Price: RM4,400.00 (≈USD1,333) nett per day (max 6 persons)

River Lodge
Above: River Lodge
Price: RM 972.00 (≈USD295) nett per unit (max 4 persons)

Jungle Lodge
Above: Jungle Lodge
Price: RM 648.00 (≈USD196) nett per unit (max 2 persons)
Note: this lodge is next to the walkway to ticket counter (left), so it’s quite noisy in daytime.

The hostels below may be more affordable:

Serindit Hostel
Above: Serindit Hostel

Kelicap Hostel
Above: Kelicap Hostel

Though this is an expensive option, the environment, amenities and services there are good. If you want the CHEAPEST option to stay inside Poring park, camping is available if that’s what you like. The accommodation in Poring is managed by Sutera Sanctuary Lodges. You can book their accommodation online.

Below is a Site Map of Poring for you to see where these accommodation located inside the park:
Site map of Poring Hot Springs
You may click the picture above to see bigger map.

Round Inn (园餐馆-旅店 in Chinese)

For budget guys like me, I only can go for cheaper option. I was staying at Round Inn, which is less than 20 Meters away from the gate of Poring Park. The fee per night is RM50 – 78 (≈USD15 – 24) per room, breakfast not included. Though it was school holiday (peak season), luckily they still have room for me.

Round Inn Motel
As the name implies, everything is round in Round Inn. The owner, Mr. Lee is from Hong Kong and he loves deep sea fishing, so the design of Round Inn is based on fishing boat.

signage of Round Inn
Even the signage is round shape.

Round Inn
The ground floor is a restaurant and the rooms are on 1st floor. The check-out time is 11:30am – 12pm.

Round Inn
The window is also round.

room of Round Inn
Above: I got a standard room for RM50. The room is basic and not the luxurious type. Anyway, I only need a bed so I don’t really mind, as long as the room is clean. Towel, soap and toilet paper are also provided. The only things I want to commend are: (1) the towel is old, and (2) the wall is thin, so I can hear movement and talking next door. Overall, I’m happy with what I get for that price. I saw many European backpackers also stay here.

room of Round Inn
As you can see, the room has air-conditioning, heater for shower, and attached bathroom cum toilet. There is a small TV but it’s not working.

menu of Round Inn restaurant
Above: The restaurant at the ground floor has good variety of local and western food. The food tastes good too. You can order beer here.

restaurant of Round Inn
Above: Restaurant of Round Inn

Round Inn
Round Inn is just opposite (slightly to the left) the gate of Poring Hot Springs across a road. A very convenient location. Below is the contact of Round Inn:
Telephone: +60 88-879 584
Mobile Phone: +60 19-802 0898 (Mr. Lee)

Ernah Laundry & Lodge

Ernah Lodge is also a famous accommodation among backpackers, though I haven’t stayed there before. Their room rate starts from RM60 (≈US$19) per night. The Lodge is only 20 Meters away from Poring Hot Springs.

Ernah Laundry & Lodge

Ernah Laundry & Lodge
Pic: Ernah Lodge is at the right. You can see the entrance of Poring at the left, not far behind.

banner of Ernah Laundry & Lodge
Pic: banner with room rates. You may click the photo to zoom in.

Below is the contact of Ernah Laundry & Lodge:
Telephone: +60 88-876421, +60 14-8555543
Email: ernahlodge@yahoo.com
Website: ernahlodge.blogspot.com
Facebook: Ernah-Lodge

There are other accommodations near Poring Hot Springs Park. Please share with me here if you know any other cheap and nice hostel around Poring.

More Photos

You may check out my photo album on Poring for more nice pictures:
Photo gallery of Poring

Other articles about Poring Hot Springs Park:

  1. Poring Hot Springs bath
  2. Poring Canopy Walkway
  3. Gardens of Poring
  4. The Most Expensive Orchid in the world
  5. Jackie, orangutan who owns a house
  6. Waterfalls of Poring
  7. Night walk in Poring rainforest

Photos taken in Poring, Sabah, Malaysia Borneo

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  • jipp

    I stayed at the dorm last time. It was around RM45 per night, sharing a room with 5 other persons if I’m not mistaken. Accommodation was far cheaper before Sutera Sanctuary Lodges took over and spoiled everything. I wonder why it is always them everywhere. I think I would have rather stayed at the Round Inn myself.

  • mysabah

    Hi Jipp, this happens to Kinabalu Park too. The dormitory bed went from RM20 to RM100 per night, without any upgrade of any amenities. It’s all about greed bro.. Luckily we have other choices.