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Bilit Rainforest Lodge

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Reviewed 27 May 2015

My wife and I spent 3 days here on our honeymoon. We loved it. It was down season so we had the lodge almost too ourselves. Even with the reduced customers, the staff were still spot on. Food was lovely and the rooms were very nice for a 2 star. Our guide and the river boat pilot on the excursions...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 May 2015

We loved the rustic-ness of Bilit Rainforest Lodge. The lodges were quite basic but nice with air con and hammocks on the front porch and macaque monkeys running around the place. The river cruises were very good, we saw hornbills, macaques, probiscus monkeys, a baby crocodile, civett cats, owls, kingfishers... and almost an elephant! The staff were very nice and...

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Petaurista, Manager at Bilit Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Louise F, We thank you for your nice words of recommendation on our premise, we are happy to know that you had been lucky with a good sightings of wildlife whilst at our lodge. We hope that your experience here had been a wonderful trip for you both.

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 May 2015

Having read some of the other reviews of BRL, I have to assume that the reviewers have not stayed at any of the other lodges on the Kinabatangan river - if they had they would not be so fulsome in their praise for what is actually a fairly tired, run-down and poor facility. My wife and I stayed there last...

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Petaurista, Manager at Bilit Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Tangawizi_Sandan, We appreciate your constructive feedback on our premise. We would like to agree with you that there are several other lodges at Kinabatangan River, which some are impressive in their build up. Our lodge concept is as much possible to be Eco-Friendly, very much tried to reduce noises (from electronic devices), minimal lighting where possible and anything that...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 27 April 2015

Five minute boat ride to get to the lodge where we were greeted with a cool drink. Very friendly staff and the accomodation is fairly good, with lots of space in rooms. Don't expect 4 srar accomodation as you're here for the wildlife so if you are too precious, stay in Sandakan or K.K. instead and watch the Discovery Channel....

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Petaurista, Manager at Bilit Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Phillip021, We are thrill to hear that your trip had been an Amazing Experience for you both, indeed your adventurous spirits made you enjoy this place better. You both were indeed lucky to have seen the Orangutan in the wild, it is rare experience as they are solitary primates. We hope that your adventure spirit will live on, take...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for two nights as part of our trip through Malaysia and loved it! We had one of the VIP lodges as we were on our Honeymoon but the standard lodges looked pretty similar. The lodges are up on stilts with an elevated wooden walkway which looks really cool again the background of the rainforest....

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Petaurista, Manager at Bilit Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Rachel P, Thank you for your review and wonderful comments on our lodge, we are happy to know that we have had accommodate you both well. Appreciate your kind words of commendation to our staff it surely pleasing for them to know that they had given a wonderful experience to their guests. We thank you wonderful feedback, wish you...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 19 April 2015

We stayed for one night which was good enough to see many wildlife. We were spoiled coming from Danum Valley which allowed us to see many animals and birds already. However, there were additional species we saw here that we did not see in Danum so we were happy we visited this place. As stated by other reviewers, the tours...

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Petaurista, Manager at Bilit Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Bluebear_11, Thank for your review on our lodge, coming from Danum to the Kinabatangan river, we are happy to hear that you still had a good wildlife sightings here. Further to your comment on the drinking water, the complimentary bottle waters are in the room, still we shall look into your feedback as there are indeed very valuable for...

Surrey, England
Reviewed 28 March 2015

Well, it is a rainforest lodge..so expect a lodge in the rainforest! Reached by a short boat crossing with nothing around but rainforest and bordered on one side by the river. There is absolutely nothing to do but eat, sleep, go on beautiful boat cruises or get your jungle gear out and go on a guided tour through the rainforest....

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Petaurista, Manager at Bilit Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sabrina159, We really appreciate your detail feedback and sharing on your experiences here at our Lodge. Your review will definitely help many Tripadvisor's readers in giving them better insight of Kinabatangan. You are indeed very lucky with your wildlife sightings and hope that you have had a great time of your life.

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Reviewed 14 March 2015

We had a 2 night stay involving 3 river excursions. The excursions were fine and we were lucky enough to see a reasonable amount of wildlife including pygmy elephant. The lodge accommodation is showing signs of age and needs refurbing - our room ceiling leaked in the rain. The rooms were never serviced during the whole stay and the reception...

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Reviewed 12 March 2015

Bilit is a lodge right in the Jungle. Do not expect luxury or anything like that. But you will be well located for exploring the Kinabatangan river. The service was excellent, the food good and ample, the rooms very very spacious and the boat cruises fantastic. With reasonable pricing, Bilit Rainforest lodge is a must go lodge!

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Reviewed 10 January 2015 via mobile

This lodge was included in a tour package for us so we didn't know what to expect. The lodge was in an excellent scenic location on the river's edge. The room we were in had it's own electric hot water system but no clear instructions on how to use it. Staff were generally helpful and friendly and the food was...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bilit Rainforest Lodge is located beside the Lower Kinabatangan River in the village of Bilit, approximately 2 hours drive from Sandakan. It is a set of amidst lush tropical forest and offers comfort and peaceful relaxation as well as a base for easy exploration of the incredible diversity of plant, mammal and birds at the Kinabatangan region. All chalets and the restaurant are made from local hardwood material and are designed to blend into the nature giving a unique local native ambience. The rooms are very spacious and comfortable with a minimum of 600 sq.ft. for standard chalets and 800 sq. ft. for VIP permier chalets. A boardwalk connects the jetty, restaurant and all the chalets. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bilit Rainforest Lodge

Address: KG Bilit Seberang Jalan Sukau, Kota Kinabatangan 90200, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Kota Kinabatangan
Price Range: €203 - €242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
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“great place if you want to get away from the tourists”
joa246, 2 May 2017 | Read review
“All are good for a jungle experience”
RoseB186, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Bring insect repellent, it is the jungle.”
Chrisneoh69, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the 'VIP' chalets at the back of the resort, the semidetached ones closer to the main building appeared to be better appointed.”
4_Wandering_Walkers, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Tip: take a stroll along the river, to the neighboring (tiny) village or into the jungle at the 'back side' of the logde complex.”
JoostBoZ, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
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