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Happy Garden Resort - Hostel
2 out of 5
Jalan Tun Hussein Onn, Bundu Tuhan, Ranau, Sabah
The price is £53 per night from 8 Mar to 9 Mar
16.64 mi from city centre
4/5Very Good! (6 reviews)

"Worth for the money and quite close to Kinabalu gate"…"

Reviewed on 6 Sep 2020

Happy Garden Resort - Hostel
Kinabalu Poring Vacation Lodge
2 out of 5
Kampung Poring, Ranau, Sabah
The price is £27 per night from 6 Mar to 7 Mar
11.67 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (22 reviews)

"This was a cool place to stay with fish ponds and animals all around. It was very close to the hot springs. The electricity went out on numerous occasions, to be expected, it did not dampen our stay here."…"

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2019

Kinabalu Poring Vacation Lodge
Ranau Backpackers Hostel
2 out of 5
1st Floor, Block N, Sedco Shophouse, Jln Kembar Pekan Ranau, Ranau, Sabah
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7.19 mi from city centre
2.3/5 (3 reviews)

"Cannot check in cause the hotel are already full after comform booked!"…"

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2018

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Spring Garden
3 out of 5
Spring Garden, Kundasang, Ranau, Sabah
The price is £177 per night from 11 Mar to 12 Mar
13.84 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (16 reviews)

"It would be much better if TV is provided as well. But the whole place was luxury from the House, Garden as well as its River."…"

Reviewed on 14 Dec 2020

Spring Garden
Nabalu Kundasang Lodge
3 out of 5
Kg. Desa Aman, Kundasang, Ranau, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £34 per night from 13 Mar to 14 Mar
13.62 mi from city centre
3.7/5Good! (49 reviews)
Good Service

"Hotel owner is nice and helpful. Very recommender for stay!"…"

Reviewed on 10 Apr 2020

Nabalu Kundasang Lodge
Jabez Resort
2.5 out of 5
KM 9.5, Ranau to Kundasang Highway, Ranau, Sabah
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5.81 mi from city centre
4/5Very Good! (1 review)

"Nice environment"…"

Reviewed on 8 Sep 2019

Jabez Resort
Ceaser's Place
2.5 out of 5
Kundasang, Ranau, Sabah
The price is £35 per night from 11 Mar to 12 Mar
15.25 mi from city centre
Ceaser's Place
Crystal Hill R
3 out of 5
Kg. Kundasang, Ranau, Sabah
The price is £15 per night from 15 Mar to 16 Mar
12.67 mi from city centre
2.8/5 (168 reviews)

"View is perfect. but i will not recommend this place if it is for comfort. The house keeping didnt change the bed sheet. They use back the ones customer use before. Room is not like in the picture i saw. Shower also broken. condition 5/10. if u stay for the view definitely recommended"…"

Reviewed on 16 Jul 2020

Crystal Hill R
D'La Sri Cottage - Asia Camp
2.5 out of 5
Unnamed Road, Ranau, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £56 per night from 5 Mar to 6 Mar
14.02 mi from city centre
D'La Sri Cottage - Asia Camp
Rocky Mountain Lodge
2 out of 5
Jalan Cinta Mata Mesilou, Kundasang, Ranau, Sabah
The price is £8 per night from 17 Mar to 18 Mar
13.66 mi from city centre
3.8/5Good! (26 reviews)

"During the day sometime it’s too hot and when open the door there’s a lot of mosquitoes but after spray shieldtox no more mosquitoes. Overall it’s a great place to stay with friends"…"

Reviewed on 21 Aug 2020

Rocky Mountain Lodge
Strawberry Garden Hotel
2.5 out of 5
Kampung Kinasaraban, Ranau, Sabah
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14.89 mi from city centre
Strawberry Garden Hotel
Wayn Zen Rose Cabin
3 out of 5
Km 18, Jalan Ranau - Tamparuli, Kundasang, Ranau, Sabah
The price is £31 per night from 7 Mar to 8 Mar
14.93 mi from city centre
2/5 (1 review)
Over priced. No TV. Too basic. Boring.

"Booked for Queen Bed Room at ground floor for RM239 (before discount). Few times stay at Rose Cabin since 2004. But this time too much difference...a bit run down. It's over priced for the facilities provided. Even spacious room, but no TV, no fan (so stuffy), toilet inside the room with no toiletries, ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Sep 2018

Wayn Zen Rose Cabin
The Second Room
2.5 out of 5
Jalan Ranau Tambunan Kiaburi Plaza, Ranau Sabah, Ranau, Sabah
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6.91 mi from city centre
The Second Room
Alpha Inn Ranau Sabah
3 out of 5
Block B Tingkat 1 Lot 8 ranau sabah, Block B tingkat 1 Lot 8 Ranau sabah, Ranau, Sabah
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7.28 mi from city centre
Alpha Inn Ranau Sabah
Bayu Senja Lodge
2.5 out of 5
kg. Dumpiring, Ranau, Sabah
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £28 per night from 16 Mar to 17 Mar
13.28 mi from city centre
Bayu Senja Lodge
Kinabalu Pine Resorts
2.5 out of 5
Kampung Kundasang, (Along Kundasang Ranau Highway), Ranau, Sabah
The price is £32 per night from 5 Mar to 6 Mar
12.96 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (152 reviews)
The best so farrr im lovin it 😘😘

"Its a good place to stayed with ur family..the cleaness superbb..staff are verry friendly...will repeat to stay here..tq kinabalu pine 💓"…"

Reviewed on 22 Aug 2020

Kinabalu Pine Resorts
D'Villa Rina Ria Lodge
2 out of 5
KM 53, Jalan Tinompok, Off Kinabalu Park, Ranau, Sabah
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15.63 mi from city centre
3/5 (48 reviews)
Life in hell

"We booked two nights but only stayed one as the toilet didnt work and when we got back in the arvo we had no water.the bedding was shir.mattress was shit.the front of house girl didnt give a shit.breakfast was so bad we didnt bother.the noise from trucks roaring by every two minutes all night made ..."…"

Reviewed on 30 Jul 2019

D'Villa Rina Ria Lodge
OYO 89780 Lodge 37
2.5 out of 5
0.5 KM Jalan Ranau-Tamparuli, Lot 6 & 7, 1st Floor, Wisma TSK, Ranau, Sabah
Free cancellation
The price is £11 per night from 22 Mar to 23 Mar
7.38 mi from city centre
3.4/5 (30 reviews)

"Location is good. Near to Pekan Ranau. It takes around 10 minutes by car to laundry service. Restaurant below the hotel is awesome. The car park is also spacious. Room is suitable if you spend most of the time outside. However, water pressure is weak."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jan 2020

OYO 89780 Lodge 37
Dream World Resort
Jalan Mesilou Golf Club, Kundasang,, Ranau, Ranau, Sabah
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14.77 mi from city centre
Dream World Resort
OYO 89969 Mount Hill Villa Kundasang
2 out of 5
Kg. Kundasang, Ranau, Sabah
Free cancellation
The price is £14 per night from 8 Mar to 9 Mar
13.48 mi from city centre
OYO 89969 Mount Hill Villa Kundasang
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Pocket Guide: Ranau

Visiting Ranau

Luxury-minded travellers will find upscale places to stay in Ranau, though all guests will undoubtedly appreciate the mountains, restaurants and hot springs. Scenic landscape and welcoming, this city also attracts visitors with its jungle, parks and sunrises.

  • There are 16 Ranau hotels
  • April is the most expensive month to travel here, whereas July is the most economical
  • Closest major airport is in Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.), 47.1 mi (75.8 km) from the city centre

Sightseeing around Ranau

  • Notable landmarks include Kundasang War Memorial, Mount Kinabalu Park Entrance, and Mountain Garden
  • The mountains, hot springs and jungle provide a picturesque setting, and Poring Hot Spring is one place worth a visit

Staying in Ranau

With 19 hotels and other accommodation options in Ranau, you'll find a holiday retreat at an affordable rate:
  • 5 hotels, ranging from GBP 22/night to GBP 70/night
  • 5 lodges, ranging from GBP 14/night to GBP 34/night
You may appreciate one of these traveller-recommended, small-scale inns and unique properties for a charming or stylish getaway:
  • Sabah Tea Garden
  • Kinabalu Poring Vacation Lodge

A favourite with Expedia travellers is Sabah Tea Garden with a 4.5 out of 5 user rating, whereas Kinabalu Poring Vacation Lodge has a 4.2 rating by guests.

Dressing for Ranau

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 31°C during the day and 24°C at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 32°C, while the average at night is 24°C
  • July to September has daytime averages of 31°C with night-time averages of 24°C
  • Between October and December, you can expect daytime averages of 31°C and nighttime averages of 24°C
  • About 93 millimetres of rain falls on Ranau each year

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in Ranau?
Spring Garden is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 3-star hotel offers free parking and private balconies. Reviews from our site also recommend Kinabalu Poring Vacation Lodge and Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Poring Hot Springs as top choices for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Ranau, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most hotel room reservations are fully refundable if cancelled before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of check in. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you may still be able to cancel and get a refund within 24 hours of booking. Put in your dates and click on “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to get the best options available in Ranau.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Ranau?
Based on reviews, OYO 89780 Lodge 37 is a popular 2.5-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other options to stay on the cheap include Ceaser’s Place and Mile 36 Lodge.
What's the best hotel for families in Ranau?
Kinabalu Pine Resorts is a hotel with a restaurant and laundry facilities, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other good options for your child-friendly holiday include Mile 36 Lodge and Kinabalu Private Lodges. Also, attractions such as Sungai Moroli Fish Spa and Arnab Village are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best accommodation for a romantic holiday in Ranau?
Celyn Resort Kinabalu is a favourite 3-star hotel for couples, and features private balconies and a restaurant. Other good options for a stay with your sweetheart include Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Kinabalu Park and Kinabalu Pine Resorts.
What's the best hotel for a golf holiday in Ranau?
Slagon Homestay is a top guest house that has an adjacent golf course and features a restaurant. Another good choice is Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Poring Hot Springs if you’d like to stay near a golf course while in town. You can tee off at Mount Kinabalu Golf Club during your trip.
What are some hotels with pools in Ranau?
Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Poring Hot Springs is a popular 3-star guest house featuring an outdoor pool, a children’s pool and a restaurant.
What is the best spa hotel in Ranau?
Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Poring Hot Springs is a top spa hotel featuring a restaurant and an outdoor pool. Other popular spa hotels in Ranau include Kinabalu Poring Vacation Lodge and OYO 89780 Lodge 37.
What's it like staying in Ranau?
Nature enthusiasts will enjoy exploring Ranau, and many visitors will definitely appreciate the mountain views. Tourists can also enjoy so much more including its seafood restaurants. Top sights in the city include Mount Kinabalu National Park, Poring Hot Spring and Desa Cattle Dairy Farm. In Ranau, there are 51 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What are the top places to visit in Ranau?
Natural beauty is on display at Mount Kinabalu National Park, Poring Hot Spring and Kokob Rafflesia Conservation Garden. Desa Cattle Dairy Farm is another notable sight to explore.
What's the seasonal weather in Ranau?
The hottest months are usually April and May, with an average temperature of 28°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 27°C. The rainiest months in Ranau are October, June, September and November, with each month seeing an average of 323 inches of rainfall.

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