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Hallidays Point, Australia
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128 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2014

We stayed here as part of our tour. When we pulled up outside and saw the sign saying backpaker lodge my hopes sank. The accommodation is very basic with no fridge for cold water. The shower in both our room and the room next door was not acceptable. The water was muddy and on asking we managed to get the... More 

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Thank Vicki P
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

The highlight of our family holiday to Sabah. The river cruises were amazing and our guides were extremely knowledgeable and very accomodating. They have inspired our children to become photographers and taught them so much. Peter and his staff were wonderful. Food was amazing. We were very sad to leave.

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Thank Marita E
Birmingham uk
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

The host at this place cannot do enough for you. Really they are lovely and the bend over backwards for you. The accommodation is shabby but some times businesses are just surviving and clearly can't afford the investment. The way I see it your going to see the rainforest in all it's glory, grime and this place is just one... More 

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Thank KevinBirminghamuk
Adelaide
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19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2014

We stayed with friends for two nights. Our travel agent did advise us this would be basic, but it is rundown and damp and below acceptable standards for tourist accommodation. Sukau River Lodge consists of separate lodges which are quite a distance away from the river front main lodge where you sit and eat. The buildings are all connected by... More 

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Thank DebbieAdelaide
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2014

The lodge is run down but the staff were attentive and the meals, whilst only basic Malay, were delicious. Our room was clean and comfortable. We travelled down the river during our stay and were privileged to see a mature male Orangutan in the wild during one of the trips. Our guide arranged for an evening trip down the river... More 

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1 Thank Heather F
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Reviewed 21 March 2014 via mobile

Beautiful location but sadly the lodge was so run down it looked like it had been abandoned for a decade. The walkways are dangerous slippery rotting wood. Our room was unclean and very poorly maintained compared with other widelife experiences we have enjoyed on this trip. Only redeeming factor was the people and the surrounding scenery and wildlife. Be prepared... More 

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Thank 94miriamm
Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2014

It is a shame that the lodge is run down but the people are friendly and helpful . The food was basic but adequate and the staff were great and very attentive. The cabins were basic but clean and quite adequate: the beds were comfortable and we could even get some hot water. The wild life component of the trip... More 

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1 Thank michele d
Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2013

My first impressions were that we had been taken to the wrong place ! I have to agree with the comments on these pages the lodge was extremely run down but the people are friendly and helpful . The food was basic Malay but adequate and the service attentive. The wild life component of the trip was first rate as... More 

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Thank Simon W
Airlie Beach, Australia
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109 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2013

This was our most authentic jungle experience in Sabah. The cabins were basic but quite adequate and do you really need 5 stars in the jungle? The beds were comfortable and the water was hot. Along with our lovely guide Roland, we were the only guests here for our 2 nights and we enjoyed talking to him and learning about... More 

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Thank Aussie076
Karratha
1 review
Reviewed 16 September 2013

It was great very basic but isn't it what the jungle is all about .We saw heaps of wild animals and birds had a huge Orangutan build his bed for the night right above our cabin . The staff were great very friendly and cooked good food . The guided boat trips were very informative . We are keen to... More 

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Address: Kinabatangan River, Sukau, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Kinabatangan District > Sukau
Also Known As:
Sukau River Lodge Kinabatangan District
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“I don't think there are any good rooms!”
 of 5 bubbles DebbieAdelaide, 6 May 2014 | Read review
“Don't expect luxury, but if you like nature, you will have the time of your life!”
 of 5 bubbles Pierre_Turgeon, 26 Feb 2014 | Read review
“There are only cabins but dont be put off by the appearance of them (they arent very well maintained)”
 of 5 bubbles 208taniac, 13 Aug 2013 | Read review
“Make sure you get you cottage in phase 3 of the lodge. The others seemed very run down.”
  • Free standing cottage
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  • Our bed room - the Aussie travel pillows were ours!
 of 5 bubbles DiveMedic1, 12 May 2013 | Read review
“Wooden huts so basic no air con.”
 of 5 bubbles Jilliand, 9 Mar 2013 | Read review
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