We stayed with friends for two nights. Our travel agent did advise us this would be basic, but it is rundown and damp and below acceptable standards for tourist accommodation.
Sukau River Lodge consists of separate lodges which are quite a distance away from the river front main lodge where you sit and eat. The buildings are all connected by a timber walkway which is rotting away and is slippery and broken in places. My foot went through one of the boards, lucky I didn't injure myself falling. The lodges themselves are very basic and rundown but are reasonably clean. We could see daylight through the cracks in our bathroom floor and the shower water ran through the cracks rather than down the drain. The toilet pipe leaked all over the floor but they did fix it when the cistern sprung a major leak and water was everywhere. They only run the hot water when you request it, but that is better than no hot water. The beds were comfortable and the air conditioner worked. The food is basic and there was no choice, you just eat what you are given. Unfortunately you spend time at this place with nothing to do and nowhere to go and it is not the place where one can just relax and enjoy the surroundings. The river trip up the small river next to the lodge enabled us to see lots of wildlife which is what we went for, so that was the only enjoyable part. There are much better lodges to stay at where you can still experience the wildlife. I would never stay here again.
- Also Known As:
- Sukau River Lodge Kinabatangan District