Found this resort while doing research for my trip and after reading the reviews, decided to send an email reservation. Reply was prompt and polite and reservation was confirmed immediately, with no guarantees as I prefer to make payment by cash.
I took the bus and dropped off at Sandakan junction and called for instructions on how to get to the lodge. The lady was shocked I was there alone as it was coming to nightfall and it is not a safe place for a single girl to be alone at the junction. Although I had not arranged for transportation, the lady immediately despatched a vehicle to pick me up from the school located near the junction at no extra charge.
Check in was smooth and my room is fantastic. For RM105 a nite, I got a full air-con room was attached bathroom (hot & cold shower) and a small TV. Free wireless is available at the restaurant.
As the place is way out of town, the only place available for food is the restaurant which has a pretty laid-back feel to it. The Food was average with quite small portions, and after two days of dining there only, came to realise the taste of everything is almost the same, just the ingredients vary.Perhaps the portion and the variety could be tweeked a little as its the only place we can chill out in and eat by the time sun sets at 5:30pm?
Great location, beautiful surroundings. Staff were friendly and able to provide information when asked.
Going back again in late September 2012, can't wait!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just 5 minutes walk to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, Sepilok Jungle Resort offers comfortable lodging for visitors around the world to get close but un-intrusive glimpse of this nature paradise. It is enclosed within a tropical virgin Borneo Rainforest in Sandakan, Sabah (Borneo), Malaysia. Let its beautiful landscaped gardens and wide expanse of lush jungle transport you back in time. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sepilok Jungle Hotel Sandakan
- Sepilok Jungle Sandakan
- Sepilok Jungle Resort Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia