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Reviewed 28 March 2018

This place is so NICE! The rooms are fantastic. Food great. People so friendly and helpful. We had an amazing time and would love to come back. You will not be disappointed. Lots of nature and wild animals.

Stayed: March 2018, travelled with family
Thank JosefinF56
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

We had the most incredible stay at the lodge. The staff was terrific and very attentive. The surroundings were beautiful-- I loved hearing the birds in the morning. The activities were amazing-- we loved taking the river cruises and seeing the wildlife! I cannot recommend a stay at the Lodge enough!

  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled on business
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Thank ebditkovski
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Upon arriving at Sukau Rainforest Lodge you're immediately met with refreshments by the friendly staff who help with all the luggage to the reception area. The property is set amongst riverine forest that spans back a few hundred meters with raised boardwalks connecting the lodge, allowing easy access to view nearby wildlife. The boat trips along the river operates numerous times throughout the day and around this area there are less tourists compared to other properties. SRL really made you feel like you were in the middle of nowhere.
The rooms were nicely fitted and comfortably equipped with everything you need. The food is o...k, but with being one of National Geographic's unique lodges it could be done a little better. But at the end of the day you're there for the nature fix and wildlife encounters that the Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary as a whole, is teeming with. The guides and spotters were very experienced and we saw loads of wildlife; red leaf monkeys, silvered leaf monkeys, orangutans, gibbons, pygmy elephants, 5 species of hornbill, crocs on the banks, and many more.

The new rooms look great and I highly recommend staying here!

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled with friends
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1  Thank SonnyRoyal
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We wouldn't normally sign up for an 'organised tour' as part of our holiday, but thoroughly enjoyed this and thought it was really well organised.

Our guide for the 3 days was Jameil, so was with our group from when they collected us from the hotel until they dropped us back off again. Our package included visits to the orangutan rehabilitation centre and sun bear conservation centre on the first morning. Then we had a quick pits top for lunch before heading to the jetty for the boat ride out to Sukau.

We stopped in one of the new villas (3 or Dr Arthur Cheung) during our stay - the villa was clean, spacious and had fab air con which was welcome after the heat and humidity of the rainforest!

We were lucky enough to spot all of the Borneo Big 5 during our various river safari and the boat ride to/from the resort. When you have a little downtime, there is a small pool which was the perfect way to cool down.

After the boat ride back to Sandakan, we also had chance to visit the War Memorial in Sandakan and the Rainforest Discovery centre with the guide, so we actually saw all of the main 'tourist sites' as part of the package price.

Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Jayne H
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

I love this resort! The staff are friendly and helpful and really go out of their way to make your stay warm. The trip out to Sukau provided us a glimpse of the nature and on the subsequent days we enjoyed 3 days of guided boat trips in the early morning and late afternoon. We saw 6 different kinds of monkeys, tons of hornbills, crocodiles, otters, etc so definitely a worthwhile stay.

Pygmy Elephants are rarely seen (we heard 3-4 times a year), and we did not see them.

Now, onto the accommodations....we stayed in a superior room and these rooms are in significant need of a refurbishment. The rooms were built 20 years ago, and our room upon arrival did not have working hot water and the toilet for the duration of our stay required multiple flushes to make it work. Further the King sized bed was in fact two beds pushed together. Also, walls are paper thin....the staff did fix out hot water heater, but it does reflect the age of the rooms.

However, they are working hard to upgrade their facilities and have new Villas that are beautiful. And are building more! Had I known about this option, I would have chosen Villas. They are set in the jungle and are little cottages. Stunning!

Stayed: March 2018, travelled with family
Thank TravelingJ2014
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