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Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 July 2016

The Abai lodge is a great choice. It is a shortish boat ride from Sandakan. The boat trip is great fun but it is worth taking ear plugs as the engines are noisy. The lodge is comfortable and well laid out, with boardwalks into the forest. The rooms are a good size, very clean and air con was not needed....

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

Dear oliderby, Thank you for you kind feedback. We are very happy to see you enjoyed your stay with us at Borneo. Cheers! Have a nice day. Yeeveon from S.I.Tours and Abai Jungle Lodge

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We had a lovely time here. We stayed in two rooms, that were basic but had everything we needed. We didn't upgrade to aircon as a cool shower before bed and the ceiling fan were more than adequate. Our guide Abbas really made our trip special. he was amazing at spotting wildlife and managed to chat non stop. We saw...

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

Dear eek-i-saw-a-mouse, Thank you for your feedback. It is a pleasure to serve you. Your compliment to our guide, Abbas is delivered! Cheers. Yeeveon from S.I.Tours and Abai Jungle Lodge

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 11 July 2016

The wildlife is the highlight. The lodge has boardwalks through the jungle, and we saw proboscis monkeys, plenty of birds, monitor lizards, and bearded pigs while wandering around. The main attraction is the wildlife cruises, and we got great views of proboscis monkeys (5 metres or so away), plus plenty of other monkeys, and two orang utans! The lodge was...

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

Dear EmberEL, Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to know you enjoyed the tours. The bearded pigs were a family, the first one come to us is the father (we named it Junior, after the guide who found it). Then, Junior brought his children to the area. Now they stay at the lodge area from time to time....

Reviewed 3 July 2016

Stayed at this lodge in May, part of a Just You group. Best part of the holiday. The staff were so friendly and helpful. Young members of staff brilliant! Board walks around the lodge fab. Food excellent. Now just need to plan a return visit.

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Dear Hazel S, Thank you for your feedback and your love on our service. Cheers and we are always here waiting for your return visit! Yeeveon from S.I.Tours and Abai Jungle Lodge

Newmarket, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Isolated amidst dense jungle on the banks of the Kinabatangan River Abai Jungle Lodge is a superb location to spot a huge variety of wildlife. The lodge, owned by S I Tours, is run ecologically and located on the opposite bank to Abai Village. They not only employ some of the villagers but do many things to support both the...

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

Dear BoBandCarol45, We can't thank you enough for such a high praise on S.I.Tours! Looking at your feedback is a great and powerful motive to us to continue what we do and contribute more for the best we can offer. It's a pleasure to serve you, cheers. Hope to see you again soon, and have a nice day. Yeeveon from...

Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Don't expect this to offer the Luxury's of a Hotel but what it does offer is the experience of sleeping in the jungle surrounded by wildlife. Rooms were basic as expected but clean and offered the basics needed for a comfortable stay. Due to the location the power to the lodges is run off a generator and because of this...

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

Dear EEuropeanDreamer, Thank you for your kind feedback. Yup, wildlife searching river cruise always be the highlight of our tours. However, the owners also make efforts in improving the facilities in the accommodations like building up bird towers, relaxing platforms and so on to give in-house guests an enjoyable moment while staying in the lodge! For the loud jungle part,...

Toowoomba, Australia
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Positives * Lodge managed by SI Tours, a very professional organisation * Stunning setting - on the banks of the river with local flora and fauna * Basic furniture, bed a little hard. Great to have no TV * Appreciated tea and coffee being available throughout the day. Enjoyed breakfast, lunch and dinner - watch out for the cheeky monkeys...

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

Dear SEasiajetsetter, Thank you for your feedback on both of our accommodations. All the tips you provide is very useful to other guests too. It is a pleasure to serve you and hope to see you again. Yeeveon from S.I.Tours and Abai Jungle Lodge

Manchester
Reviewed 5 June 2016

I loved it here. The staff are amazing and the location is simply stunning-the river explorations are both beautiful and fascinating. The lodge is managed solely by 'SI Tours' who are absolutely brilliant. Everything runs like clockwork with these guides and they not only provide excellent accommodation but organise walks/river cruises/guided trips to match your own personal preferences- a superb...

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

Dear ManchesterTravel_Fan, Thank you for your kind feedback and a very thorough introduction of S.I.Tours. We are very happy to see our guests enjoy their holidays. It is a pleasure to serve you. Cheers. *Air-conditioner rooms are available in both Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge and also Abai Jungle Lodge, but it is very limited quantity so it would be nice to...

Devon
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Abai Jungle Lodge for one night on a trip up the Kinabatangan river. The setting is stunning, on the banks of the river amongst the local flora and fauna. The river trips were excellent, aided by our fantastic guide, Erdy, who could spot the wildlife from incredible distances. Our only complaints were that the food was pretty...

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

Dear PhilandClare55, Thank you for your feedback. It is a pleasure to serve you. We would take note about your comment on the food choices. Cheers. Yeeveon from S.I.Tours and Abai Jungle Lodge

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 June 2016

The Abai Jungle lodge was set in splendid isolation on the Kinabatangan River surrounded by forest. The accommodation was good, but the fan in the room did little to cool it down.However, this was a small price to pay for some fantastic sighting of Pygmy elephants roaming around the area adjacent to the walk-ways. The wildlife along the river was...

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Dear AliceT186368, Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to know you enjoyed your holidays with us. See you again. Cheers. Yeeveon from S.I.Tours and Abai Jungle Lodge

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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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“Any room is good but you must remember to close your windows before going out to stop the monkeys from getting in.”
 of 5 bubbles Pinkdobbo, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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