Hounon Ridge Farmstay & Camping, Ranau

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BREATHTAKING is the one word I would use to describe this place. The road here was a little bit narrow, hilly and winding but it was worth the 2.5 hour drive Edna and I took to get here from Kota Kinabalu. We used Waze to get here but please make sure that you are using Digi because I couldn’t get any connection from Maxis.

Below are the prices for this place which is really cheap.

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We stayed in a standard double room with private balcony which only cost us RM90/night. The room was minimal. A queen size bed, moderate size bathroom with heater and a kettle. There was no air-conditioning or TV but you don’t need those things as the air there was cool and the view was a better watch than anything you can get on TV!

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Beautiful view of Mount Kinabalu from my window

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It was cloudy the evening when we arrived and we didn’t know that Mount Kinabalu was right in front of us. However, we were mesmerised already.

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Thank you Edna for the birthday celebration! The cake survived the drive there despite the minion’s glasses sliding to one side!
Oh ya, please bring your own food and water there because you do not want to drive all the way out to the nearest town just to get food. We brought our own steamboat set there together with some frozen food. We bought fresh vegetables and mushrooms on the way up. They have a fridge for you to use so you can keep your did refrigerated and fresh. There are kitchen utensils and BBQ pits for guests to use but you will need to bring your own charcoal there.

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Simple but absolutely delicious!

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Steamboat on the balcony with a beautiful view and cool fresh air.

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A happy Edna!

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Got up early to watch the sunrise and we were so lucky that the clouds cleared and we had a good view of Mount Kinabalu!

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If you have a few extra days in Kota Kinabalu and in need of a digital detox (except for a Kindle), I would highly recommend this place to you! I was sad to leave this place after one night and will definitely return during my next trip to KK!