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Sukau Rainforest Lodge
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

Nice rooms with very friendly hotel crews.

People visit this lodge are mostly with tour because the speciality of this hotel is jungle cruise, also it's not easy to visit the lodge by yourself so you need to take either jetty or long distance taxi. So I need to say the location is a bit inconvenient, but the inconvenience is the value of the place.

Same about cleanses, it's not super clean like luxury hotels in cities, but if you are joining the jungle tour, it shouldn't be the big deal for you.

Service was very nice. Good food and very friendly crews.
And the experience of staying this lodge, exploring the jungle, and spending time with those lovely people became absolutely great memory of my life! I would love to visit again.

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Reviewed 26 March 2014 via mobile

The lodge itself is wonderdul: clean, confortable, nice staff, surrounded by the forest. The excursions organized are also great: we saw elephants, crocodiles, orang utan, monkeys, ... I would definitively recomend this hotel/trip.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sukau Rainforest Lodge.The rooms were basic but comfortable and kept spottlessly clean.The food was very good and always cooked fresh.
The staff were very friendly and helpful.The river trips were enjoyable and the guides knowledgeable and very good at spotting the wildlife especially on the night trips.
The highlight of our trip was to see a large herd of Elephants which we had to travel for one and a half hours on the boat to find them but it was well worth it.
Cant wait to return.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

We had a fantastic time at Sukau Rainforest Lodge.

The rooms and facilities are beautiful and cosy, the views are fantastic and so is the access to the Jungle Boardwalk.

The chef couldnt have been more accommodating adapting to our dietary requests and the food was very nice.

The girls at the foot spa were also very nice and funny

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Heidiblum
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

We had two nights here at the start if March in a Borneo Eco tours tour. Everything was fantastic! The rooms are lovely, setting wonderful, food was amazing and staff were brilliant! I hope to return again one day. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay!

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Thank Dannate
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

This is a great place to see wildlife, we saw elephants, probocis monkeys, macacs, crocodile, Orangutangs (I'd highly recommend the Red Ape encounters tour) and a load more stuff. The guides were high quality as well. The Room was very high standard and the food was decent. All staff were polite and helpful.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank FBrown1980
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

This is one of those few places you promise yourself one day you will return. Ok, it’s not 5 star quality accommodation, nor is it 5 star quality cuisine, but it is a unique experience, with 5 star ambience and location. The guides and staff do a great job. Being on the water creates a special atmosphere, the rooms are quite large and comfortable and the food quite acceptable. It’s really quite simple, but it gets right what needs to be got right and hits the spot perfectly. We saw Orang Utan at Rasa Ria, we saw them in Sepilok, but here we saw them free to roam, we saw them several times, and even spotted one from the lodge boardwalk. Proboscis monkeys on the opposite side of the river on two nights. And millions of bats leaving the caves with bat hawks in close attendance. Sukau Lodge was good enough for Sir David Attenborough, and it was certainly good enough for me.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank John W
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Additional Information about Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Address: Sukau, Lower Kinabatangan River | 2 1/2 hours from Sandakan by boat or overland, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Kinabatangan District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 Speciality Lodging in Kinabatangan District
Hotel Class:3 star — Sukau Rainforest Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A founding member of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, the award winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge nestles on the banks of one of Borneo's most important waterways, the Kinabatangan River, home to many of Borneo's magnificent wildlife. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the rainforest and the cacophany of its inhabitants, its majestic birds, all 7 species of Borneo Primates including Borneo's iconic Proboscis Monkey, Orangutans in their natural habitat as well as herds of Borneo Pygmy Elephants. Sukau Rainforest Lodge offers the rare comfort and luxury in the midst of the Borneo Rainforest whilst retaining an Eco-Lodge ethos, the delicate balance of true sustainability. We promise to give you and your family an experience you'll always remember and one you'll never regret. We've just opened 20 of our brand new Villas in addition to our 20 Superior rooms. What better way to enjoy the Borneo rainforest and its wildlifes than in wonderful Borneo themed comforts. ... more   less 
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Sukau Rainforest Hotel Sabah
Sukau Rainforest Lodge Kinabatangan District, Malaysia - Sabah

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