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Sukau River Homestay

Sukau Road, Sukau 90200 Malaysia
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#3 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Sukau
Sukau River Homestay was established in 2009 and offers a cosy accomodation along the river of Kinabatangan. Great nature, great wildlife and the best part, you are staying with the local family. Isn't it great combination? Experience local culture and nature for your Borneo trip..,,see you here soon.
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Zialucia wrote a review Feb 2020
Portal, Arizona433 contributions95 helpful votes
We stayed 3 nights with Maria and family. She has put together a nice program, you get lots of time on the river, and we spotted some absolutely amazing things like bull elephant, proboscis monkeys, hornbill, eagles, macaques, orangutans....the list goes on. We also went to a fun market in town which is on weekends. Maria's is an excellent and creative cook. As others have said in their reviews, be prepared for a very basic facility that feels primitive and even in disrepair sometimes. The toilets and showers are shared among quite a few people. We were the only guests, and I think if we had needed to share bathrooms with more people it worked have not been workable. If you want more amenities our privacy they are plenty of choices in the area, but we were really glad we got this experience.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JK2507 wrote a review Oct 2019
Frankfurt, Germany10 contributions3 helpful votes
Me and my boyfriend stayed at Maria's house for 2 nights, incl. 3 meals/day + all the river cruises & one night walk. The value for money you get here is incredible. The entire house + garden and tea house is pefect for relaxing, everything is basic but very clean and the food is great! Maria's brother in law was our guide and he's the best orang utan spotter we've seen - we were always the first to spot them! The entire family is very friendly and helpful. I'd definitely recommend this place for your stay at Kinabatangan!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
TheNotoriousJIM wrote a review Aug 2019
Plymouth, United Kingdom42 contributions9 helpful votes
We stayed at Maria’s homestay for 1 night which probably wasn’t quite long enough. The family made us all feel very welcome, cooked us some delicious food - chicken with ginger was excellent. We were very lucky and managed to see Elephants, Orangutang, crocodiles, wild pigs, lots of hornbills and kingfishers, Monitor Lizards, mangrove snake and lots of other animals! Would highly recommend staying with Maria if you are visiting Borneo and want to get out into the jungle and see the wildlife. Thankyou for having us!
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Date of stay: April 2019
Kari Anne wrote a review Aug 2019
Kingston, Canada192 contributions91 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our two night stay with Maria and her family. Maria was a lovely host and made us feel right at home. Our meals were delicious and our room was comfortable. The bathrooms were outside but it was fine for us. We saw a lot of animals on our guided tours. We decided to pay extra to do an elephant tour and we were so lucky to see two pygmy elephants. I'd highly recommend staying here if you are looking for a homestay.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Frazer wrote a review Aug 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Incredible stay at the Sukau river Homestay! Maria is a great host, who clearly loves the wildlife of the kinabatangan river. The cruises were amazing, with our guide Shah always ensuring we had plenty of time to view the animals whilst being respectful of their space. And the food was so so tasty! Cannot recommend this place more, a really authentic experience viewing amazing wildlife with a local family! 10/10 !
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MalaysiaSabahKinabatangan DistrictSukau
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sukau River Homestay
Which popular attractions are close to Sukau River Homestay?
Nearby attractions include Kinabatangan Jungle Camp (1.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sukau River Homestay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Sukau River Homestay?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Sukau River Homestay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Sukau River Homestay have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sukau River Homestay offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.