Poring Hot Springs, Kota Kinabalu

(2.7/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
Relax at Poring Hot Springs, a resort built around natural, warm pools of bubbling water located in the lowlands of a national park. Unwind in the therapeutic waters of the numerous hot pools, and cool off in the nearby cold one: locals enjoy these water features for their calming atmosphere and reputed health benefits. Explore the treetops on the resort's canopy walkway, and admire the many colorful butterflies at the onsite farm. The resort also includes an orchid conservation center, housing many varieties of the classic flower. Arrange to visit Poring Hot Springs and other attractions in Kota Kinabalu using our Kota Kinabalu vacation trip planner.
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  • Rather disappointing and lots of crowds. Might have liked to experience the waters, but far too public/crowded. Did not even dip a finger in the water. Mild sulphur smell noticeable. Canopy walk close...  more »
  • If you visit Mount Kinabalu is the kind of fun to visit. Not much for the hotsprings. The canopy walk is fun to do. It is a stiff climb of about half an hour up.
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  • Considering the money needed to get there, it's a big waste of time and money. Lots of small bathtubes crowded with people and nothing more... huge disappointment. Also canopy walk is not included in ...  more »
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  • Place where people enjoying the natural hotspring. This place has butterly garden, cannopy walk, orchid garden, bath tube hotspring and also open pool.
  • Poring means bamboo, in the local language. You can see huge bamboo trees in the area... a nice skywalk & of course, bathing at the hot spring. This place is about 15km from Ranau.....easily accessable. If you enjoy swimming in a hot spring, make sure you bring along an extra clothes. Otherwise, you can also enjoy a cold water fall...
  • Please come early in the morning, because you might not get places as the place is started to full in noon. If you cannot grab a chance to feel the hot spring then do some hiking in about 650 metre to these place, Kipungit waterfall. 💞
  • A good place for relaxation and peace of mind. Can be crowded during school holidays and public holidays. For maximum comfort, my family stayed in a motel across the road a night before the actual visit to the hot spring. It is opened as early as 6.45am, so guests afar are likely to reach this place around 9am-2pm. Pools and bath tubs are closed around 6pm. There's a difference in entrance fee for local visitors (Malaysian Identity Card holder) and tourist (Non-Malaysian). Overall, it's a very nice place for chilling out with families or friends. Prepare to bring your own towels. Non provided there (although there are some local shops selling them outside of the compound).
  • Beautiful accommodation, incredibly friendly and welcoming staff, lovely food. It's great to have access to the pools in the evening after the day visitors have left. Couldn't fault it.