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Barefoot Sukau Lodge

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Reviewed 16 April 2012

I can only agree with the previous reviewer. The most basic of all the accomodation on our trip - would say backpacker standard and was a bit alarmed when I saw the gaps in the floor boards for the mosquitos to come up through. - but the staff were very helpful, and kind and made a bread and butter sandwich...

Thank cherryrock1
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Reviewed 27 March 2012

I was disappointed when I first arrived as the "resort" is at the side of a small road. Nestled between the road and river is the covered patio, which offers dining tables and chairs, and a few lounge chairs, overlooking a wonderful spot on the river. There are wildlife photos on the walls and coffee, tea and water are set...

Thank Todd M
Reviewed 16 March 2012

This place was great- nice little room, big open restaurant overlooking the river, friendly staff. The set meals provided as part of the package were really good- nice big portions and tasty dishes. We had an amazing time on the river cruises- think we were lucky, but in 2 outings we saw pygmy elephants and a wild orangutan, literally the...

Thank inwonderoftheworld
Dusseldorf, Germany
Reviewed 4 March 2012

Worst stay during our week in Borneo! Here are the reasons: 1. When arriving, the told us that we could only pay cash, no credit card as the machine was not working. After a 1.5h discussion, that ruined the evening and several attempts trying to reduce the price by excluding evening and morning cruise, finally they agreed to drive to...

Thank Stefdani
Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
Reviewed 31 January 2012

Barefoot Sukau Lodge or BSL is just simple in style and has comfortable bedroom and clean bathroom (this matters most when you are looking for 'accommodation'). Got it's location in the best part of the Kinabatangan River, very great view from its restaurant- that serves local dishes with a lingering taste, probably cooked with a happy heart. Provides services that...

Thank Emieh
Reviewed 22 December 2011

I booked a 3 day river safari through a private guide, this was the accommodation chosen for my party of 5. We had 3 bedrooms with comfortable and clean beds. Each had a basic but clean onsuite, with toilet, sink and shower, although the water pressure wasn't very strong it was hot and the bathroom was clean. All windows had...

1Thank Adairclay
Ipoh, Malaysia
Reviewed 11 December 2011

Great guides like Hamit. Friendly service. Huge variety of nature to discover.... We even saw over 40 pigmy elephants. The morning calls of the covkerel is all part of the experience... Accommodation is very basic but as a birder/naturalist that is all yo need.... A good bed and hot water....and free coffee and tea. It would be nice if the...

Thank Jekoo2
Reviewed 16 November 2011

We arranged our single night at barefoot at very short notice (called the day before) so didn't have much time to research. As it turns out, we were OK and had an afternoon on the river and an ok if noisy nights sleep (bloody cockerel needs to buy a watch). Heavy rain could also make a lot of noise on...

1Thank skiesnpies
Reviewed 2 November 2011

just got back had 2 nights there, jess the boss picked us up at the airport and after a visit to sepilok took us to the lodge, in time for lunch, which was pretty good the veranda was a loverly place to eat sit back and relax at 4.00pm we had our 1st river cruise actually went at 3.30 dont...

Thank Martin F
Dili, East Timor
Reviewed 30 September 2011

Went with my mum to see some Jungle Wildlife and it was great. Mum wasn't entirely happy with bathroom/shower, but apart from that found the place excellent. The river cruise - probably the main/only reason to spend a night in Sukau - is amazing. The guides are friendly, talkative and excellent at spotting wildlife. Actually there is more or less...

2Thank Richard B

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Additional Information about Barefoot Sukau Lodge

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.”
petercZ1418MM, 9 Nov 2014 | Read review
“It's about nature. Do not expect great rooms.”
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.”
54austin, 18 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Make up your own mind. I told my story as I experienced it.”
NibbanAh, 29 Sep 2012 | Read review
“If you can try and do all three cruise (afternoon, night & morning)”
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VictoriaQ671, 20 Jul 2012 | Read review
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