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Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat

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Mile 14 | Jalan Labuk, Sandakan, Sepilok 90000, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 3 nights in a family chalet (queen bed & 2 bunks) Nicely designed with outside bathroom overlooking bush. Beds very comfortable & room airy with large sliding door opening to deck. Fan & aircon. Restaurant dinner menu limited but adequate. Very helpful staff, who must get tired of answering the same questions day in, day out about orang-utans etc.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wish I could have stayed longer at this place. Stayed in the dorm and I was the only one there. The dorm is huge and very nice (very rustic, but quite clean). There are multiple doors and windows you can open for fresh air/to enjoy the balcony. About half the lights don't work, but just choose a bed with... More 

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Gladstone, Australia
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25 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We stayed here as it was part of a tour package we got from KK. The taxi drive from the airport took 40 minutes due to roadworks and costed 65 RN. The hotel is not a luxury retreat if this is what you are looking for; is more like a basic jungle setup, but not exactly an eco camp. The... More 

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Zhuhai, China
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31 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

It was an interesting experience to stay there. It's sort of off the beaten path. It is best to have your own transport. Even though they offer some shuttle service. It is a rustic place with a sort of outdoors bathroom. What I did not like was once you closed the door to your balcony the place was sort of... More 

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Vienna Region, Austria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A great place to spend your time, but the food in the restaurant is not good, thats the reason for not giving 5 stars. Room: clean, air condition, own balkony, quite, shower with view- extraordinary. Food: fish was average. Only three vegetarian dishes: fries (supercrunchy and hard), vegetables (cooked salad) with rice and noodles with rice (tasted like water and... More 

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New Delhi, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Booked this so called tropical retreat for four nights after reading good reviews in TA and being a TOP CHOICE in Lonely Planet. This place is nicely located inside the forest. Very quiet and peaceful. It may have been the great place to stay. But not anymore. Place is badly running down. Service is bad, horrible food n wifi doesn't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The locatipn is great however there is no trail or path close by so this is a nice alternative to staying in the city. The service accomodation and setup is authentic but basic. The sight from "cabin with rainforrest view" is stunningly amazing. Book this if you have the oppertunity. Great place to stay, but not a resort ;)

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Gwangju, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Our private room with A/C overlooking the rainforest was beautiful and comfortable. It is a quiet atmosphere, a perfect place to relax and read in the hammocks. The staff is very friendly. It is quite difficult to find when you're dropped off in the middle of the night, but we found another nearby hostel, called them, and they picked us... More 

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Rome, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Awful experience, we were stolen in the room although we locked it. The owner and the staff were completely helpless: they said it was already the third time in few days but of course they did not inform us in advance.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Stayed 4 nights. All services are good. Meals are tasty. There are free shuttles to Sepilok, orangutan centre and nearby attractions. The only problem is the location, which is not convenient for bird watchers. If you want to go sepilok at 6am or before 9am, you have to reserve a taxi. Otherwise you can take one-hour walk. If you just... More 

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