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Sukau Rainforest Lodge

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great birding and wildlife location. Carry your binoculars and your camera at all times! Take as many of the boat excursions as you can fit in, with at least one morning and one night cruise. The boardwalk is awesome, and worthy of many walks, at all times of day or night. Walk out on the platforms and...

1Thank Water_rat_madtown
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sukau Rainforest Lodge is definitely a hidden gem in the middle of Kinabatangan lowland rainforest! Took a 2 1/2 hrs overland transfer to the lodge via Lepit Jetty and this lodge is definitely a sweet surprise after what seems to be a long drive. The peaceful settings, the ambience, the friendly staff and the landscape of the lodge is so...

1Thank thetalkinggirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Service, very nice People, awesome nature. We had a great time at the lodge. enjoy the real jungle with the very good guides out there. We really recommend the night ride with the boat and the boad walk behind the lodge. Give yourself enough time for the walk and you will see a lot of animals out there.

1Thank atamm
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a very different way to get to the lodge, travelling by speedboat. The rainforest lodge was very unique and the activities and food were great. The staff were very friendly. Would definitely recommend

1Thank dianne222472
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The resort sits on the banks of the Kinabatangan River and is certainly unique. The remoteness is beautiful and resort is well maintained, except for the boardwalk around the back of the resort, which is dangerous in the wet. The air conditioning was a problem as it cut off at 4pm so by the evening the rooms were quite hot....

1Thank carmelte
Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was the highlight of our three week trip around Borneo. The rainforest lodge is unique and like nowhere we had ever stayed before. It was literally breathtaking as we pulled up at the jetty. The whole place is just beautifully built and maintained. The staff are all lovely, especially Noah who works behind the bar! The food served is...

1Thank ZoeRonnie
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We had a good feeling about this lodge as soon as we saw the jetty from our boat, and we weren't disappointed. This is a lodge that takes the wildlife experience seriously, but with a smile on its face. The introductory talk was from the resident naturalist, and included a demonstration of how to wear the sarongs that were provided...

3Thank MirandaMEJ
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is an extremely unique lodge! the rain forest around it just completely took my breath away. The staff were incredibly friendly and so knowledgeable about the area surrounding them. The guides tried really hard to help us see the wildlife we went there to see and were generally successful. It was an overall amazing experience and I'd definitely do...

1Thank Tamsyn N
Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We had an amazing stay at this lodge with our 2 young children. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The tours were great, we saw orangutans by the water's edge and huge groups of proboscis monkeys not to mention the birds, bats, lizards, monkeys etc. There is even a family of orangutans that have made their home on the property....

2Thank 13canadiankiwi13
Norrkoping, Sweden
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Brought on the river, you arrive 2.5 hours after leaving Sandakan. On the way you will see noseapes, hornbills and possibly orangutans and crocodiles. The resort is small, 20 rooms and all food is served buffetstyle and of decent quality. The morning river trip will not disappoint, full of wildlife and if extremely lucky elephants makes getting up easy! The...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The award winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge nestles on the banks of one of Borneo's most important waterways, the Kinabatangan River, home to many of Borneo's magnificent wildlife. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the rainforest and the cacophany of its inhabitants, its majestic birds, all 7 species of Borneo Primates including Borneo's iconic Proboscis Monkey, Orangutans in their natural habitat as well as herds of Borneo Pygmy Elephants. Sukau Rainforest Lodge offers the rare comfort and luxury in the midst of the Borneo Rainforest whilst retaining an Eco-Lodge ethos, the delicate balance of true sustainability. We promise to give you and your family an experience you'll always remember and one you'll never regret. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Address: Sukau, Lower Kinabatangan River | 2 1/2 hours from Sandakan by boat, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Kinabatangan District
Hotel Class:3 star — Sukau Rainforest Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Sukau Rainforest Hotel Sabah
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“All of the rooms appeared to be more or less the same.”
 of 5 bubbles Water_rat_madtown, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“They even have handicap friendly room”
 of 5 bubbles thetalkinggirl, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 15 has a double bed”
 of 5 bubbles carmelte, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
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“All rooms are the same twin beds”
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