I haven’t talked much about my trip to Kudat with mom (except about food) so I’ll start with the hotel we stayed at during our 1 night in Kudat.
While we were planning the trip, mom said we could stay at Kudat Golf & Marina Resort since we’ve not stayed there the last time we were in Kudat. (Summary of the trip 10+ years ago: The whole family was in the north of Sabah to catch the eclipse. We stayed at a hall of a Taoist Temple because all hotels were full.)
I made the booking online and picked the Standard Garden Terrace (Twin-Sharing) room which was RM180.00 nett
While driving, the hotel is not the easiest to find as the sign only pops up once in a while. Our car drove past the golf area on the windy road before we reached the main building.
I didn’t have much expectations for the hotel, even though it has “Resort” in its name.
Sure enough, it was a small resort with only 3 stories (4 floors of room if you count the ground floor).
Standard Garden Terrace (Twin-Sharing)
Our room was located on the ground floor. The glass doors opened to a small pavement and a shrub which covered some of the view of the golf fields.
It wasn’t the most fantastic view but we were either sleeping or watching TV anyway.
Of course, there was no bathtub. (I adore bathtubs even if it uses too much water.)
Unfortunately, there wasn’t Wi-Fi in the room. I had to bring my laptop out to the lobby so I could surf the Net. (Why are you online when you are on vacation?!)
View from the lobby
Luckily, the view from the lobby was quite gorgeous.
I even woke up at 5.30 am, hoping I could catch the sunrise.
Unfortunately, a bunch of trees faraway blocked my view of the sun. It was too cloudy for sunrise anyway.
As you probably know by now, I adore food.
You probably cannot tell from my stomach that I like to eat because many kind Samaritans have offered me their seats on the train, thinking my food baby is a real foetus.
Our room came with free breakfast at the D’Conutt Coffee House at the other end of our corridor.
I have not figured why many Malaysian establishments LOVE to add a “de” or “d'” to their restaurants. Is it to give it a French flair? Why would they need a French sounding–but obviously not French because “d'” comes before a vowel–name?
Anyway, the breakfast was so-so local food although I quite enjoyed the drinks–orange syrup with water and coffee.
In a nut shell
Kudat Golf & Marina Resort is a nice pretty place with what you need for more than minimum comfort. You will need a vehicle to get in and out as the public transport to town is not developed.
There are other hotels right inside Kudat town if you wish something more central. (Shops all close really early so it’s not really that convenient anyway.)
Find out more on Kudat Golf & Marina Resort website.