Sepilok B&B
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Sepilok B&B

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4.0
#1 of 1 B&B in Sandakan
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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Sepilok B&B is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Sandakan, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Free internet access is offered to guests, and rooms at Sepilok B&B offer air conditioning.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including room service, a sun terrace, and baggage storage. Guests of Sepilok B&B are also welcome to enjoy free breakfast, located on site. For travellers arriving by car, free parking is available.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Sandakan Memorial Park, which is a popular history museum amongst tourists.

Enjoy your stay in Sandakan!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Darts
Evening entertainment
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Secured parking
Internet
Restaurant
Special diet menus
Karaoke
Table tennis
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Family
Budget
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino, Malay

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Jalan Fabia, Sandakan 90000 Malaysia
137Reviews0Q+A21Room tips

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noreka s wrote a review Jun 2020
Sandakan, Malaysia
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is perfect for nature lovers. living here is very close to the greenery of nature. every morning you will hear the chirping of birds flying. It is also one of the hot attractions for bird lovers. there are many birds that can be found here. This place is also close to the Rainforest Discovery Center, only a 5-10 minute walk away. Here you can do Night Walk activities in the evening. The variety you will see at this time. For the Sepilok Orang Utan Center,just 5minute by car and walking is about 15-20minutes. Here you can see closely the Orang Utan. Front of the place is Borneon Sunbear Conservation Center. Here I have some picture from Google. Because I dont have much picture for the place. Only the tree it front of the cafe at Sepilok Bnb that it my own.

Don't forget to have a time to visit the place while you are in Sandakan Sabah.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Wander16775572155 wrote a review Mar 2024
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had such a great time at B&B Sepilok. The location was so perfect, 5 minutes to the Sanctuaries. It was also possible to do the River Tour from Sepilok with a pick up here. We have to say that the staff were so kind and welcoming. The rooms are very clean, well equipped and the overall atmosphere is very pleasant. What a perfect way to spend some time in the nature in a nice environment. We also loved the breakfast and the food at the property so thank you chef! Thank you again B&B Sepilok. From Cedric & Marie, a french couple on a World Tour mission!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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S. E. wrote a review May 2024
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Good location. Easy to reach RDC, Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center and the Sunbears. Nice room, good breakfast. But... I am so sorry to say this... the staff could be better trained. My AC was not working and they told me, its because roof is too hot, maybe will work later. They don't take it seriously. Next day after complaining about it again a mechanic showed up and confirmed it's broken. Thx God, he has fixed it. Another thing, they don't let anyone check in earlier, although rooms are ready. Ok, you have no right to check in earlier but they are too strict. All other Hotels in Malaysia I have booked let me check in earlier, of course only if room is ready.
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Date of stay: May 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Lismer wrote a review Jul 2017
Cairns
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed at Sepilok B&B with a group of 7 others on a bird watching tour of Sabah, and we highly recommend it. It is in a very good location - only 400m from the entrance to the Rainforest Discovery Centre, with its excellent trails and rainforest canopy walk. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the food is really good (made to order off the menu) - my favourites were the Sepilok B&B special fried rice and the Thai chicken fried rice with egg, they also have ok western options if you are feeling 'riced out', and sell beer and ice-creams.

Our room (with double bed in one of the lodges near reception) was spacious and well air-conditioned, with a large ensuite. It was very clean and comfortable. If you are a birder you will have birding opportunities in the B&B gardens which is an added bonus. The reception/dining are has free wi-fi. Happy to recommend this place as great value for money and an enjoyable stay.
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Date of stay: July 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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lunarJade wrote a review May 2013
Ipoh, Malaysia
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location - from Sepilok B&B, it's about 5 minutes walk to the RDC (400m) and 20 minutes walk to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center (1.2km). The grounds are lovely ... very green and lots of trees. There's even a lotus pond within the compound. Very nice to wake up and hear plenty of birds chirping in the early morning.

We had a twin room with a fan and attached bathroom, located in First Lodge of Sepilok B&B (RM68 for one night). It was one of the older buildings and in need of a spruce-up. The bed was comfy enough. They do have other types of accommodation but these were not available at the time. Breakfast was a simple fare - toast, jam, kaya, coffee, tea, fruits (bananas & papaya) and fried noodles. As the B&B was conveniently close to RDC, we had lunch at the B&B after our morning visit and returned to RDC in the afternoon. The food was average and cooked to order.

The staff helped call a taxi for us to get to the airport - it turned out to be a private vehicle and cost us RM40. We were probably overcharged but we did not want to be late.
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Date of stay: May 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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susiemc wrote a review Sept 2010
Coventry, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked to stay at Sepilok B&B based on a recommendation from family who had stayed there earlier this year and we were not disappointed. We had 4 nights here in mid August and would definitely recomend it, it's basic but clean and reasonably priced.

We chose to stay in one of the deluxe rooms at 95MYR, a 'semi-detached' room with aircon and it's own private verandah. It was a surprisingly large room with bunk beds as well as a double bed which was very comfortable. Good storage space with a large wardrobe. There was a TV although we didn't actually use it so can't comment on channel availability. The room and the bathroom were very clean, towels were not provided but we carry travel towels so this wasn't a problem. Also in the room was a small two seater cane sofa which we actually carried out onto the verandah each day. On the verandah were two wooden chairs with a table between.

Location of Sepilok B&B is good, just 400m or so down the road (easily walkable in around 10 mins) from the Rainforest Discovery Centre. The Orang Utan sanctuary is around 1km up the road, taking around 20 mins to walk or the B&B would provide a taxi if required.

The restaurant was good if a little basic but all that you need for a couple of nights stay. Breakfast is included, this is do-it-yourself toast/jam with coffee/tea and fruit, you could literally eat as much as you wanted. Food prices were reasonable but the cans of soft drink were a little more expensive than elsewhere in Malaysia.

The staff were all very friendly, from the initial contact via email through the reserversation of our room, pick up from airport and service whilst we were there.

The B&B can arrange transport and trips but this is only offered when you ask the question, the additional services are not thrust on you nor any pressure applied.

There is free wi-fi in the restaurant area, this does reach some of the rooms, there is also a PC available for guest use at no charge.

The B&Bs website doesn't do it justice, it's good accomodation, a little on the basic side but good value for money and definitely worth a consideration if you're visiting Sepilok.
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Date of stay: August 2010
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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FedUp wrote a review Aug 2023
San Francisco, California
3.0 of 5 bubbles
First the good. Location is excellent, AC and Wifi worked great, very clean. Bed comfortable, and they even provide a true top sheet, something lacking not only in most places in Malaysia but most everywhere in Europe even at 5 star hotels. Grounds are lovely with only the sounds of the forest so very quiet.

The soso, staff friendliness and brakfast. Its not restocked so by 830 its slim pickins. Nothing to get excited about even at open.

But my biggest complaint is the fact that under facilities its lists "shared kitchen" so we bought groceries as we like self catering. After check in, when I asked where to find the shared kitchen, which is pictured on the listing on agoda, she asked which room we were in. When I said the Hornbill lodge, she said only 1 building has a shared kitchen and its for guests of ONLY that building. This is a paradigm of fraudulent inducement, and I deduct two stars for that.

There is a sink and fridge and a counter in Hornbill, in other words they have the place for the promised shared kitchen, and adding a hotplate and a couple pans would hardly cost them much, but they've chosen instead to not deliver what they promise.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Dont expect access to cooking facilities and don't expect an actual breakfast either unless you...
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Multi-Travelgirl wrote a review Oct 2019
Linz, Austria
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Staff is really friendly and attentive, huge plus for that. They do have a laundry service but our shirts came back totally crinkled ( so no ironing included).
Breakfast is ok, you get some toast, can order eggs, there is butter, coffee, tea and lime juice which I liked. I suggest to offer also milk because not everybody likes creamer in his coffee, real milk would be great.
The room we stayed in was huge, cleanliness average, some stains on the sheets and spider webs, but that was not our problem. The mattress is hard as stone, impossible to sleep, I even took a mattress from the bunk bed to put it additionally on the other bed but did not help. AC works but not really well, there is also a fan on the ceiling but it was soooo hot in the room.
There is nothing to do , really nothing, except visiting the Orang Utans or Rainforest Center, so a working wifi would be great, but it does not work.
You can order lunch at dinner there at given times, food was ok, but portion size really small.
For one night ok, I would not stay longer.
But again staff is super friendly and lovely.
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Date of stay: October 2019
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Ask for a room close to the reception so wifi might work
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Lorraine wrote a review May 2019
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked the bnb for 3 nights, our room was a superior suite it was huge with a double bed and bunk bed! Room had air con and a ceiling fan which was much needed! The heat around there is crazy! Restaurant food was ok cheaply priced but very small portions! Breakfast basic! Bread, eggs and noddles and rice! Basically breakfast is between 7-9 if you go at like 8.15-8.30 you just have to eat what’s left they don’t top up the food once it’s gone which is terrible really it should be topped up till breakfast is finished! We booked a trip to the river for a cruise with our hotel they told us it was booked and that was it! No information about it, no telling us what time they were collecting us or coming back just literally no help at all. The staff were always polite but they really do need some pointers in customer service as this was the only thing lacking here!
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Date of stay: May 2019
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irene212016 wrote a review Jul 2017
Harare, Zimbabwe
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This natural site surrounded by woodland offers a choice of well-equipped chalets and a camping ground.
A small restaurant offers simple meals.
Within easy walking distance of The Forest Discovery Centre, if you are a birder, enjoy walking in beautiful surroundings, or have an interest in flora and fauna, the Sepilok B&B is perfect, and very reasonably priced.
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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FedUp wrote a tip Aug 2023
San Francisco, California5,812 contributions392 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Dont expect access to cooking facilities and don't expect an actual breakfast either unless you are there very early. "
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Multi-Travelgirl wrote a tip Oct 2019
Linz, Austria33 contributions89 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a room close to the reception so wifi might work"
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BT993TT wrote a tip Aug 2016
Ipoh, Malaysia1,516 contribution155 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pitta Lodge is great for family travellers"
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seafare74 wrote a tip Mar 2016
SF, California2,152 contributions851 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Newer a/c rooms are available"
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discover99 wrote a tip Mar 2016
Townsville, Australia240 contributions56 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pitta lodge good for families"
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£25 - £33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sepilok B&B
Which popular attractions are close to Sepilok B&B?
Nearby attractions include Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) (0.2 miles), Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre (0.7 miles), and Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (0.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sepilok B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Sepilok B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Sepilok B&B?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sepilok B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Lake Bistro and Bar, Banana Cafe, and White House Bistro.
Does Sepilok B&B have airport transportation?
Yes, Sepilok B&B offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sepilok B&B?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Malay, and Filipino.
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