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Hobart
Reviewed 19 May 2014 via mobile

I have nothing but praise for this place. Jesse was such an incredibly welcoming host who made us feel like we were staying at his home. The food was great and plentiful with three plates to share between couples. The girls who served the food proudly described each dish and tried hard to be professional and courteous. They were so...

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Miami Beach, Florida
Reviewed 26 April 2014

We stayed for 2 nights and what we loved the most about this place was the service. The owners and the guides made all the effort in the world to make sure we were comfortable at all times. The restaurant is over the river with a super nice terrace view. The food was good. The rooms were pretty simple and...

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Reviewed 22 April 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights after reading some great reviews for the river boat tours - we weren't disappointed. The boat driver was amazing at spotting wildlife, from endangered birds to crocodiles and monkeys. The night boat ride was incredible - the glistening eyes of the animals was amazing! The lodge itself was very basic. The fans didnt work...

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Penang Island, Malaysia
Reviewed 9 March 2014

I have just spent an amazing two days at this lodge with a friend and my partner. We were thoroughly spoilt with 4 amazing cruises and wonderful food. Also the best showers we experienced in all of Sabah! The staff were incredibly friendly and our river guides were well informed and brilliant at spotting all sorts of wildlife. If you...

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1Thank clarkes_in_asia
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Reviewed 3 March 2014

We are a family of four (kids 13 and 6 yrs) who visited Kinabatangan area with an adult friend in February '14 for 2 nights. Barefoot lodge was recommended to us by Bike and Tours who are really top jungle experts from Lahad Datu. Barefoot's got a perfect riverside location, across its restaurant there's a nice rocky jungle hill with...

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colorado
Reviewed 9 February 2014

First off, we LOVE the jungle so Sukau was high on our list of places to see in Sabah,Borneo. We did not set up a ride or lodging ahead of time as we came from Semporna by bus(4-5 hrs.). You are dropped off on the main road at the crossroad to Sukau. Fortunately there were some cars for hire as...

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1Thank lovinglifeColorado
New York
Reviewed 19 January 2014

My partner and I loved this place. It was a great value -- inexpensive and we still felt like we got a full Kinabatangan River experience. Rooms are set back a bit, but the café is right on the river with a great view of rocky outcroppings opposite. Tea, coffee, water and cookies set out all day and comfortable chairs...

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Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2013

The location feels very remote and away from the tourists and the main traveler places. It is right on the river. We were a group of 4 and there was only one other person staying at the lodge so it was very quiet. The four of us had our own private river cruise which was amazing and we saw lots...

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1Thank lexxy1985
La Queue-en-Brie, France
Reviewed 25 June 2013

if you like the "real nature"run to this nice lodge.!!.;close to the river the room are simple but confortable clean and quiet ;the food are very good the staff very nice and the Young guy who made the boat trip are very Professional and the price are good!!!the other lodge in the same area are very expensive!!!so go ...

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Kuching, Malaysia
Reviewed 10 June 2013

We loved this place. It is run by the lovely Anna, backed up by Auntie Rose (the cook), Sharul, cook and boatman/guide and the fun Acil who was the boatman guide for all but our night cruise. The rooms are basic but clean and I had my best night's sleep there out of all the places we stayed. The dining/sitting...

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Address: Kinabatangan River, Sukau 88450, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Kinabatangan District > Sukau
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Barefoot Sukau Hotel Sukau
Barefoot Sukau Lodge Kinabatangan District
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“If you are a light sleeper, remember to bring earplugs - there is a fruit tree above the rooms. When I was there, it dropped fruit (maybe rambutan?) on the tin roof all night - what a noise! Also, there is a switch on the verandah to turn off the porch light - otherwise the room is very light at night.”
 of 5 bubbles petercZ1418MM, 9 Nov 2014 | Read review
“It's about nature. Do not expect great rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Levi2002, 6 Sep 2014 | Read review
“The lodge is near enough to a mosque to hear the calls to prayer. if you're a light sleeper, bring earplugs.”
 of 5 bubbles 54austin, 18 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Make up your own mind. I told my story as I experienced it.”
 of 5 bubbles NibbanAh, 29 Sep 2012 | Read review
“If you can try and do all three cruise (afternoon, night & morning)”
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 of 5 bubbles VictoriaQ671, 20 Jul 2012 | Read review
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