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Proboscis Lodge Bukit Melapi

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I cannot stress enough how terrible the experience was. Over half the units have any or all of no hot water, no air conditioning or no fan and power goes off daily. Even the guide said the place needs to be demolished. Friendly staff but non speak a word of English and if something goes wrong - as it did...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed two nights at the Proboscis Lodge resort on the Kinabatangan River. Overall, we enjoyed our stay. The staff were very friendly and helpful and it was great value for money. However, there were many things that weren't as we expected from our booking. Firstly, the only access to the resort is by boat. We had a rental car...

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Calgary
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

If you are looking to choose a place on the river for watching wildlife, you will do very well here. Wonderful people. Our guide and boat driver Fendi was great at spotting. We saw wild Orangutan, python, all the types of monkey (lots) and more. The central eating area is nice and the fixed meals are good. Do not expect...

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Reviewed 22 November 2016

I have stayed at this Lodge several times. Accommodation is always clean and comfortable. Food always hot and very tasty but the best feature, is the happy friendly staff. And of course, the wildlife and surroundings are beautiful.

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Chorleywood, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Great place to see these fascinating creatures, that were able to join us if they wanted! No long walk to see them, which was a plus. A grey monkey dashed past us on the boardwalk! Animals everywhere and hornbills swooped down very close to be photographed! A great experience and a new love for these incredible animals has developed!

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Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 April 2016

The rooms were very comfortable and clean. The staff were very friendly and hospitable. We loved our river cruise as we had the chance to see a lot of monkeys, birds and other jungle friends. The food was excellent and any needs catered for.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 April 2016

I recently stayed at the Proboscis lodge with 4 of my friends. It was a quiet time of year as we were the only guests there, however this did not affect the warm welcome we received. We were greeted with juice and showed to our rooms. The rooms were basic but clean and tidy and little added effects like the...

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Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 10 April 2016

We(group of 5) visited the Proboscis Lodge 10 days ago and spent 1 night. We had an amazing experience full of laughs, fun stories and an abundance of wildlife. The people at the resort went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and comfortable. We went on a river boat cruise as part of our package and were able...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 April 2016

We were with a tour group with 30 people, so we occupied two nearby lodges. There were only 10 in our group. The rooms were basic and the air conditioning managed to cool the room down at night, but at no other time. With power being turned off from about 9:00 am to 11:00 am and then again at 4:00...

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Geraldton, Australia
Reviewed 23 March 2016

This was a pleasant place to stay to do the river cruises. Individual cabins with balconies. Airconditioning reasonable however generators shut off 2 hours morning and night so room gets very hot. Main dining area open so no Airconditioning and flies are a problem at meal time. Lunch was served in an air conditioned room upstairs. Staff lovely. They did...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our Proboscis Lodge Bukit Melapi or simply called Melapi Lodge on the banks of the mighty Kinabatangan River offers you all the comfort of nature wildlife facilities while you trek and cruise to catch a glimpse of riverside inhabitants including the Proboscis Monkeys in their natural habitat. Night time at the lodge is another best time to connect with the nature by signing up for the option night cruise. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Proboscis Lodge Bukit Melapi

Address: Sandakan Sukau | Kinabatangan, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sandakan
Price Range: €117 - €147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
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Proboscis Lodge Bukit Melapi Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
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“Fronting on to river.”
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“If you get a chance see the Gomatong caves after 5pm. All the bats will be leaving the cave. Spectacular.”
 of 5 bubbles Varel_Fristensky, 4 Dec 2015 | Read review
“A room on the river”
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“Ask for a river view.”
 of 5 bubbles 41Rebecca, 19 Jul 2015 | Read review
“its hard to escape from the noise as you are smack bang in the middle of the jungle. but ask for the lot on the river for views.”
 of 5 bubbles Broganlynhope, 9 Sep 2014 | Read review
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