Celyn Resort Kundasang



Another resort in Kundasang with fantastic views of Mount Kinabalu. 

Celyn Resort is a new 3-star resort located on top of a hill in Kampung Samuruh near Kundasang. There are only 32 rooms (though a few more are being built) so you can be assured of plenty of privacy. The rooms are divided into 2 categories – one facing Mount Kinabalu, and the other facing the valley on the opposite side. All rooms have balconies for those who want to spend the day sipping tea while looking at the gorgeous scenery. As the resort is located at 6000 feet above sea level, it is even colder than at Kundasang itself. The reception and restaurant staff are very friendly. The resort has its own organic farm, so fresh vegetables are served during meals. 

Getting there though could be a problem as the road up the hill is unpaved and very steep at certain spots. Likewise, there is not much to do except relax at the resort since it is not within walking distance of the Kundasang vegetable market and getting down again is troublesome. 

Getting there: Celyn Resort is located about 2 hours from Kota Kinabalu. Drive past Kundasang and Pine Resort. There is a signboard that shows the uphill road to the resort. If you are coming from Kundasang, the turning is on the right. 

Website: For room rates and contact, click the link below 


Note: This is not Celyn Resort’s official blog. Please contact the resort directly for any enquiries.



  1. King Kong said,

    January 5, 2009 at 12:28 PM

    I stayed in this resort for 2 nights. Going up hill is really a big challenge for the small Viva I rented in KK. However,it’s a good experience.

    • ling said,

      October 9, 2010 at 7:41 AM

      hmm.. can i knw ?? at thr.. isnt got place to BBQ??

      • losttraveller said,

        October 9, 2010 at 7:54 AM

        yes there is.

  2. Fiza said,

    January 9, 2009 at 9:24 PM

    Is it th road that bad? I am going there next weekend.

    • losttraveller said,

      January 10, 2009 at 8:11 AM

      The road is not that bad, but the slope is very steep. Nevertheless, I think I have seen Kancils up there. You can always call the resort and they’ll send a van to pick you up from the bottom of the slope.

  3. Ken said,

    February 25, 2009 at 12:26 AM

    How far is it from kinabalu park? I’m planning to get a place to stay before the climb.

    • losttraveller said,

      February 25, 2009 at 8:13 AM

      About 10 minutes drive to the foot of the hill at Celyn and another 10 to 15 minutes up the hill.

  4. shaney shane said,

    April 13, 2009 at 10:03 AM

    nice place….

  5. Anonymous said,

    June 23, 2009 at 4:58 AM

    pls email me hw much if i take taxi from city centre to celyn resort pls. hello_pandaa@yahoo.com. thks!

  6. christina said,

    October 9, 2009 at 3:02 PM

    HI can you help me? how do i reach to celyn resort hotel from the airport and how much?

    • losttraveller said,

      October 9, 2009 at 10:17 PM

      Hi Christina, you can take a taxi from the airport. I think it costs about RM250 to RM350. I’m not sure. There is a taxi counter at the airport and the prices should be fixed. There are also a few travel agents at the airport.

  7. christina said,

    October 15, 2009 at 10:46 AM

    hi how about by bus? is there a bus going there?

    • losttraveller said,

      October 15, 2009 at 7:25 PM

      There is no direct bus from the airport. But you can take a mini bus to Ranau from Kota Kinabalu bus terminal (the one near to the cinemas and Padang Merdeka). The bus will pass by Celyn Resort. You can asked to be dropped there. But you will still need to ask the resort to pick you up from the road. It is too far to walk up to the resort.

  8. roger said,

    December 9, 2009 at 3:19 PM

    saya cadang nak try menginap di resort ni tapi tempat makan dan kedai runcit ada tak

    • losttraveller said,

      December 9, 2009 at 11:52 PM

      restaurant ada, kedai runcit tiada.

  9. Marika said,

    March 23, 2010 at 12:25 AM

    So beautiful and peaceful place in middle of mountains. Very kind and helpful staff. Greetings from Finland to everyone, especially to you Omar.I think,I`ll go back some day- then I`ll climb to Kinabalu mountain- that`s a promise 🙂 If you`re looking for place to calm down and enjoy amazing nature- this is the place.

  10. suzane said,

    March 23, 2010 at 3:53 PM

    Request your contract rates for year 2010-2011

    Fax : 088-214197
    Phn : 088-211197

    Thank you
    Reservation & Admin Assistance

    • losttraveller said,

      March 23, 2010 at 5:34 PM

      Just to inform everyone who’s asking about rates or looking for jobs, this is not Celyn Resort’s official webpage.
      Call 088-885100 or email them.

    • Puan Azza said,

      November 21, 2010 at 12:27 PM

      hi..i would like to make booking on 24hb january 2010..i have 4 adults and 1 children 7 years. if possible pls quote the price how much for 1 nite there?

  11. jipp said,

    March 28, 2010 at 12:05 AM

    This is a perfect place for a good vacation with a mountainous view. I was about to blog about it. The only problem that I saw, apart from the access road, was the transparent front wall that opens out to the balcony. It can be a little bit worrying when it comes to privacy moments.. Oh, and this comment didn’t come from me alone. 🙂

    • losttraveller said,

      March 28, 2010 at 9:30 PM

      and the walls are a bit thin as well. 🙂

  12. Luvly said,

    August 19, 2010 at 9:35 AM

    saya plan nak ke sana next month tapi boleh tak new proton saga lalu jalan ke resort tu? Tq..

    • losttraveller said,

      August 21, 2010 at 7:49 AM

      boleh-bah. 🙂 Guna 1st gear saja.

  13. cecelia said,

    September 28, 2010 at 8:19 PM

    2 ) RATE ROOM ?

    • losttraveller said,

      September 30, 2010 at 8:09 AM

      cecilia, please check their website for room rates and any enquiries. They can give you the latest rates.

  14. Emma said,

    October 20, 2010 at 10:10 AM

    kalo mo booking/reserve utk 2 org dewasa n 1 baby, bilik mana plg sesuai dgn bajet yg min.

    • losttraveller said,

      October 20, 2010 at 10:34 PM

      Saya bukan Celyn Resort. Please go to their website and ask them

      • ron said,

        May 16, 2011 at 2:02 PM

        hihihi… sabar ko…

  15. Razali said,

    December 25, 2010 at 9:54 AM

    Saya pernah ke san sekali….
    Apa yg blh saya perkatakan….

    Positif….. Pemandangan yg cantik…. alam semulajadi yg tak tercemar dan aman damai..

    Negatif… Makanan yg boleh kira mahal juga dan kurang sedap.,jln masuk gravel…klu kereta lower dan kecil mungkin sangkut terutama mau naik bukit..ke resort..
    Kemudahan dan tempat menarik sekitar hotel perlu ditambah..
    STK good luck

  16. piza said,

    January 29, 2011 at 5:27 PM

    saya pergi nov 2010….ok tapi jalan ke atas bukit tu agak mencabar kerana tdk berturap….dan agak curam. saya guna avanza…so ok la untuk mendaki ke sana…view gunung kinabalu memang jelas kalau tdk berkabus….memang coolllll….saya tak makan disana kerana was2 dgn kehalalannya….so saya beli siap2 dari bawah (pekan ranau)…rate dia rm165/nite….but bilik kecil la….kalau bawa anak 2…ok…kalau lebih…tak selesa. resort ni sblm pekan ranau..so blh beli barang disana sblm naik ke resort. suasana tenang…relax…lagipun tak ramai orang…so.. ok la.

  17. helina sogen said,

    November 17, 2011 at 7:05 PM

    celyn resort..
    27.11.2011 ni aku datang..
    tunggu aku ya..

  18. eza said,

    January 19, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    boleh bagi saya no hp resort ni ka???

  19. Anonymous said,

    January 29, 2012 at 8:16 PM

    Pengalaman pertama panjat bukit yg agak curam…berdebar dlm hati tuhan saja yang tahu…pa per pung syukur alhamdulillah…selamat gak sampai…pemandangan yang cantek….bebas dr pencemaran bunyi sesuai untuk cari ketenangan….

  20. wow said,

    June 21, 2012 at 10:34 PM

    Where to ask the price?
    this resort for living room n bedroom only or still got bbg place?

    • losttraveller said,

      June 22, 2012 at 7:37 AM

      No living room, just bedroom and toilet. you can call the number listed on the Celyn Resort page for info.

    • nath said,

      August 24, 2012 at 2:14 PM

      Dear all…any reservation can bemade through us..;-)

      Email to : nath.sales@borneorafflesiatravel.com

      Nah losttraveller sya tulung ko k…;-)

  21. Mrs_Lyana said,

    November 19, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    tempat yg amat menarik..best.. aman damai..dpt tgk gunung and banjaran..mmg best la wlupun jlnnya ada mcabar ckit..tp tu x kisah, yg pntg selesa dgn keadaan dsana.. tmbh2 lg utk org yg nak pergi honeymoon..hehe 🙂

  22. Anonymous said,

    July 25, 2015 at 7:00 PM

    terbaik ….

  23. Anonymous said,

    July 25, 2015 at 7:01 PM

    paling ngam untuk bujang honeymon,,,,sajuk owh,,,,x lepas bepalukan sampai pagi,,

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