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Thessaloniki, Greece
Reviewed 22 May 2013

The real Borneo... A very simple hostel with an amazing veranda above theThe real Borneo... A very simple hostel with an amazing veranda above the Kinabatangan River. We spent a few hours there, by enjoying coffee and tea and was just perfect time. Plus 2 boat tours at the Kinabatangan River: evening and sun rise time.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 November 2012

We stayed at this lodge for one night whilst passing through and enjoyed the experience. We were picked up from Sandakhan and driven the two hours by the friendly owner, once arrived we had lunch, then did a river cruise and saw elephants, three different types of monkeys and some snakes. Then after dinner we did another boat cruise and...

1Thank Benpro
Kangaroo Island, Australia
Reviewed 30 September 2012

Sukau like Danum (aka royal visit tour) seems to be commandeered by the "package tour" specialists which charge an exhorbitant amount locals probably don't get a minute fraction of. Forced then to web search backpackers knowing they wouldn't be paying this kind of money but would still want to see "the famous wildlife". The first I came to was Barefoot...

5Thank NibbanAh
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 September 2012 via mobile

We undertook the 2 night 3 day package. We were lucky as on a couple of occasions it was only ourselves and our guide on the river cruise trip. The river cruising was excellent each time staying over the allotted time allocated. Our guide was brilliant at spotting wildlife especially on the night cruise. There are posters and literature around...

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Astana, Kazakhstan
Reviewed 4 August 2012

We were supposed to stay in Sukau Greenview B&B, but due to some problems we stayed at this place. Overall, the Barefoot lodge proved to be a good but a basic place to stay. Restaurant and river cruise are great. Food was average. Rooms are basic, but if you come to Sukau, you seek for adventures and jungles, so you...

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 July 2012

We opted for the 2 day 1 night package and although a bit expensive, we got value for money! We got picked up from our lodge Paganakan Dii in an aircon people carrier, with our guide and two other girls who were also on a package. We made a stop at the Gormantong Caves, we had the option to join...

1Thank Victoria Q
Reviewed 24 June 2012

We did several cruises and enjoyed all of them. Great guide was provided who could provide lots of facts. However, the room was the most basic we saw during our travel through borneo. It was still ok but on the edge. What is inacceptable are the prices for the shuttle service. Since there are no alternatives, they can charge what...

Thank filantrOpO_10
Reviewed 28 April 2012

We did enjoy our stay here, mostly thanks to the fantastic guide Juan who - along with the boatmen - turned out to be a fantastic wildlife spotter and very knowledgeable about it. This was, after all, what we came here for. The food was good, served as a buffet at specified times. Beer is available on site, there's no...

1Thank Kasia_mip
Travelling all over
Reviewed 24 April 2012

Having had this lodge recommended by a family member living in KL my wife and I headed to this retreat on the river for a river wildlife experience. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about the different bird and primate species with good English river tours. We saw 6 out of 8 primates, including a wild Orang Utan resting...

2Thank DavidD011
Nottinghamshire, England
Reviewed 18 April 2012

The room walls are certainly a little on the thin side but the rooms were very clean and everything worked. Didn't hear any noise at night or nay morning prayer calls. We quite like the calls to prayer in any case. No mosquitos or any other unwelcome guets apart from the usual lizards we found in all places we stayed...

Thank kevthekamper

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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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