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Sukau Rainforest Lodge

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A founding member of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, 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. We've just opened 20 of our brand new Villas in addition to our 20 Superior rooms. What better way to enjoy the Borneo rainforest and its wildlife than in wonderful Borneo themed comforts.
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Free Internet
Breakfast included
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Public Wifi
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Accessible rooms
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Lot 1 Pusat Perindustrian 2 1/2 hours from Sandakan by boat or overland Malaysia
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Sandakan Airport51 km
Lahad Datu Airport52 km
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Well organized, very polite and attentive staff, great guide, clean rooms,good food, lots of wildlife including a wild mother and child organutan who live in the area. Monkeys, birds, and crocadiles. Enjoyed swimming in the pool in the rain.Best thing was the organugan pair. Two
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I joined the 4D3N Orangutan search as a single traveler with Borneo Eco Tours and I was seriously impressed from beginning to end. Farah assisted me with my last minute booking and was incredibly patient, informative and helpful. The lodge itself is beautiful, I visited during
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Response from EricaTibok, Marketing Associate at Sukau Rainforest Lodge
Responded 4 Jan. 2019
Hi there, VBBarber! Thanks for taking your time to leave us with this review, it's much appreciated. We're glad you had a wonderful time here in Borneo, and for choosing to stay with us! Thank you also for sharing your experience here- Of seeing the Borneo Big 5 as well as orangutans Lucky and Day. Should you have any suggestions of how we can serve our guests better, we would truly appreciate it too! From all of us at Sukau Rainforest Lodge, we wish you more happy adventures and travels ahead!
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A small group of us stayed here recently as part of a package tour. The overall experience was simply excellent - very nice rooms, good food, the whole resort nicely laid out with boardwalks and so on, and some nice quiet spaces for relaxation. The staff were extremely helpful
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We had an absolutely amazing time at Sukau Rainforest Lodge. It is in a beautiful location, right on the Kintabatangan river. The surrounding rainforest is teeming with wildlife and we were lucky enough to see the lodge's resident mother orangutan and her baby. We would
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Response from EricaTibok, Marketing Associate at Sukau Rainforest Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello, AaronM! Thanks so much for taking your time to write this review about us! We appreciate it, and we're so glad that you had an unforgettable time in Borneo. You're considered super lucky to have seen our resident orangutans during your stay and we hope it made your holiday that much special. Thanks for mentioning some of our team players. Making sure our guests have a memorable Borneo holiday experience is what drives the team every day. It was truly our pleasure to have you guys stay here, and cannot wait to see you back again one day! From the whole team, thanks and wishing you more unforgettable travels ahead!
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Accommodation was perfect for the location; food delicious; staff very friendly and attentive; tour guide and tours outstanding : I stayed for 4 days on the Organutan search and want to return as soon as I can practically manage it!
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Response from EricaTibok, Marketing Associate at Sukau Rainforest Lodge
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Sara! Appreciate the time you took to leave this review. We're really happy that you had a great time and experience with us. Glad that our team and guides made your trip all the better too. Thanks for choosing to stay with Sukau Rainforest Lodge, and we can't wait to welcome you back here again! From all of us, we wish you many more happy travels ahead!
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Misty mornings at Sukau Rainforest Lodge on the Kinabatangan River.
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Each Villa is 70% larger than our Superior rooms and have A/C, mosquito nets & amenities
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Our Spacious Twin Rooms
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Our Superior rooms each have a private Sun-room to lounge with views of the rainforest
Hi lorettacottis, I'll leave the recommendation of how long to stay for other travelers but I can answer that you can book the accommodation as soon as you like, even if you're booking so far in advance. We would ask for a deposit to secure the booking but you're free to pay the balance only much later, closer towards your travel date. A pair of our leach socks costs RM 25 in our gift shop at SRL. You most likely won't be really needing them here though, unless you're planning on heading to Danum Valley or Maliau Basin for some serious trekking thereafter. Happy travels and we can't wait to welcome you to our little bit of earthly paradise. Tim
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Hi Good2b, much apologies for the bug if its true. It could be because we don't list our room availabilities on Tripadvisor but that will change soon. The best way to book for the moment is to either send us an email thru our sukau website or our borneoecotours website. They'll both reach us the same. You can view our availabilities live on these 2 websites. Hope that helps. Tim
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Hi Trekker, our entire lodge including all rooms, facilities and connecting boardwalk are built elevated on stilts so there will be no problem with leeches at Sukau Rainforest Lodge. If you're connecting onwards to Borneo Rainforest Lodge (Danum Valley), Kawag or Tabin, I'd certainly recommend getting them. We do sell leech socks at our gift shop in SRL as well in case you might need some but you won't need any at our place. Safe Travels! Tim
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We stayed here for 3 nights. We did two early morning boat trips and one late afternoon boat ride. Unfortunately we were not lucky enough to see the Pygmy elephants but other boats out at the same time did see them - the boats don’t tend to stick together so everyone sees different things. I guess it’s all a bit of luck as to which animals will be out and about when you are. We did see orangutans, crocodiles, proboscis monkeys, hornbills and several other monkey breeds. We felt we really got value for money - regardless of the fact that we did not see the elephants. On our second afternoon we visited the large bat cave - interesting experience. Again we were lucky and saw more orangutan. I don’t feel it would be necessary to book any other tours while you are at this resort.
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You do not need adapters for your devices as our lodge uses the same UK-type three-square-pin plug with electricity supply 230/240 volts at 50/60 hertz
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"Choose one of the new villas if possible. A little further from the common areas but big, clean, and quiet."
"All rooms are great!"
"We stayed in a Villa which was amazing"
"The villas are great"
"The new Villas are Lovely!"
sukau rainforest hotel sabah
MalaysiaSabahKinabatangan District
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