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Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The journey to get there, the lodge itself, the staff, and all the experiences were great. The rooms were rustic but delightful and completely in keeping with the area and the ethics of the owners. We had few problems all of which were handles efficiently and speedily by the staff. We are immensely grateful that there are places and people...

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ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on your stay at our Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge. Their appreciation of what we are trying to achieve great help us in our stauggle to support this vital area of the world. Thank you

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I researched orangutan tour options extensively before choosing Rimba Lodge in Kalimantan, and I am so glad I did .... I felt as though I stepped back in time. I have travelled all over the world, and have stayed in nearly every imaginable environment. Some of the reviews here are inaccurate - remember you are in the rainforest in Borneo!...

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ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your report on your stay at the Rimba. Your appreciation of the location, our staff, Rusty and your experience greatly helps us to ensure the enjoyment for other visitors Thank you

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hi there Trip Advisor colleagues! We were an 18-man South African group who visited this lodge only a few days ago. We spent 3 fabulous days, experiencing the jungle at first hand, being introduced to its unique ape and bird life. We were spoilt by the staff who were greatly welcoming and who served up delicious breakfasts and dinners....we had...

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ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your report on your stay at our Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge. Your remarks are a great support to us in the vital task to protect this unique environment with the help of our guests support sustainable jobs in our local village staff. Thank you for your support

Pleasant Valley, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are hot, the AC is anemic, the food is marginal, the service is poor, the toilets do not accept toilet paper and taking a shower floods the bathromn, but it is your only option unless you want to live on a boat to see the orangutans - and after all that is what you are here for and...

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ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge, responded to this review

We refer to your brief report on your stay at our Rimba Orangutan Ecolodge. My wife and I were with a group of 18 South Africans from Titch Tours three days ago We reviewed the condition of all rooms including the air conditioners and toilets and have the following comments on your complaints. 1. AIR CONDITIONERS Often previous guests unknowingly...

USA and South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rimba is a riverside lodge of wooden walkways and bungalow rooms in the jungle on the banks of the Sekonyer river. Rooms are basic (especially the bathrooms), but contain everything you need including a mosquito net, AC unit, tea kettle, a small desk, a few hangers, lights and plugs, and hot water in the bathroom. You can hear your neighbors...

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ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge, responded to this review

We thank you for your report on your stay at our Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge. The structure of this lodge was built in 1989 to a Dayak design which we have not touched in respect to the local culture. The rooms are made of Iron wood (Ulin) which is dark. The bathrooms are simple and clean but you have hot...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights at the lodge and two on the boat in January 2017. Everything met our expectations -- and Hakim very much exceeded them! The orangutans are, of course, worth the trip. Night hikes were an unexpected bonus. After several orangutan trips we suggested a different itinerary for our last day of birding, and Hakim arranged it on...

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ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful report on your experience with us, especially your comments on Hakim and the boat staff. Your last comment was the essence of our company - our guest are our great friends and we thank you for supporting our conservation approach through empowering the local people to conserve their environment especially the orangutan Thank you

Reviewed 2 April 2017

Vickie and I had a special time at Rimba(27th Feb 2017). The staff are great and the guides full of knowledge. We saw orangutans on both sides of the river(limited jungle one side and national park the other side), Lucky to see them in the 'wild' fending for themselves and up close and personal at the feeding stations. Our trips...

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ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments report on your stay at our Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge. We greatly appreciate your support.

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

I had a fantstic time here. Its surrounded by special wildlife. Guide Hakim a real expert. Trips on river so relaxing! Orangutans what can you say in the trees above the lodge. More people need to get outdoors and see what really matters.

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ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your report on our lodge at Rimba. We so appreciate your attitude is the fight to save the orangutan and the magic area of the Tandjung Puting park. Thank you for your support

Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

The lodge has extremely friendly and competent staff with great English. The rooms are comfortable though basic with the bathrooms being very dark and the water laying stagnant in the shower. Dinner is tasty and there is enough of it to go around for sure. The location is great, within walking distance to Songai Sekonyer village if the path was...

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ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your report on your stay at our Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge. We appreciate your comments about our staff (all local people) and take your comments re our bird walk and path to the village seriously. A senior manager is at the lodge now and we will alrt him to this. Thank you for your support.

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience going to see the orangutans and staying at the Rimba Ecolodge! After trekking around in the jungle, with the heat and travelling up river in the boat everyday, it was MARVELLOUS to come back to a nice shower, cool room and a steady warm bed at night! For us, after seeing the boat accommodations on...

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ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on our stay at our Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge. We especially appreciate your comments on Ucok Hakim our Head Guide, the boat staff and your facilities at the lodge. We especially appreciate your perceptive remarks on the focus of our company on conservation of the orangutan through local employment with sustainable jobs dependent on the...

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Additional Information about Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge

Address: Sekonyer River | Kumai, Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Kalimantan > Central Kalimantan > Pangkalan Bun
Price Range: €68 - €80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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