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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed at the lodge for 2 nights, paid extra for the a/c as it was so humid and hot. Great base for river trips, and the visit across to the Abai village and tree plating along the river were great activities. We had torrential rain and amazing thunderstorm one evening - we got back from night walk on the... More 

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sitoursborneo, Owner at Abai Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear tamaraoconnor, Thank you for your feedback. Great to see you enjoy our place. We have noted about the food choices and the darkness in room. We will see what we can do to improve it. Hope you have a nice day. Yeeveon from S.I.Tours and Abai Jungle Lodge More 

Buchanan, Georgia
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42 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff were very helpful and the food good only complaint there was too much of it on the third day asked if we could just have fruit for lunch and had a lovely plate of fresh fruit cut up for us My husband is slightly disabled and has a wheat allergy the staff helped him get around on and... More 

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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378 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This lodge can only be reached by boat along the Kinabatangan River. You come here for the wildlife, certainly not the hotel. The rooms are clean but incredibly basic. I can understand that there is no aircon (unless you pay a RM100 fee per day for certain units), but there is no hairdryer, no clothes storage, no WiFi, very few... More 

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sitoursborneo, Owner at Abai Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Superpear, Thank you very much for your feedback. We noted on all the things you mentioned, we will see what we can do. However, hope you understand that we do invest heavily in our lodges. Our bosses hand picked every materials and build these lodges. They are very basic and simple interior design, little decor but the quality is... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simple lodge on the kinabatngan river, accommodation is very basic and buffet food at best mediocre but the river safaris make it all worth while with sightings of hornbills and various species of monkey and also great sighting of Pygmy elephants. Unique environment makes the simplicity worthwhile. Friendly staff and knowledgeable guides

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sitoursborneo, Owner at Abai Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Serica2015, Thank you for your feedback. It is a pleasure to serve you. Have a nice day =) Yeeveon from S.I.Tours and Abai Jungle Lodge More 

Thaxted, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We had two nights here as part of an organised trip with Audley travel. We were very lucky to have shirou as our own personal guide, his knowledge and ability to spot things of interest were amazing. He insisted we got up up 5.30am to go on a river trip to the lake and we were so grateful he did,... More 

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sitoursborneo, Owner at Abai Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Geogie61, Thank you for your kind feedback. It is a great pleasure to serve you and very happy to know you have a great experience with us. Cheers~ Yeeveon from S.I.Tours and Abai Jungle Lodge More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We went here as part of a tour and we were lucky enough to have Ghazali as our guide. He was absolutely fantastic not only was he very knowledgeable and had an amazing ability to spot wildlife but he has a great sense of humour too! The staff at the lodge were fantastic, very friendly and very helpful. A special... More 

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sitoursborneo, Owner at Abai Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sarahmc34, Thank you for your feedback. Your compliment will be delivered to my colleagues. It is our pleasure to serve you. Hope to see you again! Cheers~ Yeeveon from S.I.Tours and Abai Jungle Lodge More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

4.5/5 - can't give a half star We stayed here for 2 nights on our honeymoon. The rooms are set in the jungle. There is an excellent boardwalk around the resort with bird spotting towers. We saw a lot of probiscous monkeys just walking on the boardwalk. The river trips were excellent- it amazed me at how well the guides... More 

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sitoursborneo, Owner at Abai Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Beckyldav, Thank you for your feedback. It is a pleasure to serve you. Hope you have an unforgettable honeymoon memory with us. Yeeveon from S.I.Tours and Abai jungle Lodge More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 October 2016

A relaxing place with such lovely staff, the Tour Guild Leo who had such knowledge and wanted everyone to have a good time and feel included. There is Smiler (Ahki) and the Boat Man Salan who were welcoming and sociable. A special thanks to the young couple Grace and Freddy who just want to help in any way they can... More 

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sitoursborneo, Owner at Abai Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear ehkeane, Hehe.. Thank you for your lovely feedback. Your compliments will be delivered to my colleagues. It is a great pleasure to serve you. Cheers~ Yeeveon from S.I.Tours and Abai Jungle Lodge More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 September 2016

This lodge was a real eye-opener set right on the banks of the Kinabatangan River. We stayed here for 2 nights and what an experience it was. The staff were excellent and make you feel right at home. They have a tradition that you must take off your shoes when entering the restaurant/bar area, which was great, it made us... More 

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sitoursborneo, Owner at Abai Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Tullers2016, Thank you for your lovely feedback. It is a pleasure to serve you! Hope to see you again, cheers~ Yeeveon from S.I.Tours and Abai Jungle Lodge More 

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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

I loved the way Abai lodge works with the village; staff, food supplies, tree planting, trip to the village. The lodges are basic but you don't expect luxury by the river and we had no complaints, netting on the window kept the mosquitos out, showers were warm,ceiling fan kept the temperature bearable and the flowers set amongst the lodges make... More 

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sitoursborneo, Owner at Abai Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kirsty L, Thank you for your lovely feedback. The room are basic, we are more toward the experience of spotting wildlife during the river cruise and the mangrove tree scenery on the Kinabatangan River. Cheers~ Yeeveon from S.I.Tours and Abai Jungle Lodge More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Additional Information about Abai Jungle Lodge

Address: 47 km from the river mouth of Kinabatangan River | Abai, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Kinabatangan District
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Abai Jungle Hotel Sabah
Abai Jungle Lodge Kinabatangan District, Sabah, Malaysia
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“only a few rooms have air con which is psayable extra, contact in advance to book this”
 of 5 bubbles tamaraoconnor, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Air con a must”
 of 5 bubbles georgie61, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Forget the lack of facilities. The location and wildlife make up for it.”
 of 5 bubbles DebbieL370, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I think you can get AC if you ask”
 of 5 bubbles tato1, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“As far as we are aware, all the rooms are similar.”
 of 5 bubbles John_and_Kath, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
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