We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 3 Lahad Datu accommodations

Tabin Wildlife Resort

3.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   KM 49, Jalan Tungku, Lahad Datu 88300, Malaysia
Hotel amenities
Tabin Wildlife Resort
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
You added Tabin Wildlife Resort to your Saves list
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
David H Malmo, Sweden
Write a Review

88 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (20)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Malmo, Sweden
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
17 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have mixed feelings about this Place. We stayed for 3D2N. I simply loved the location of the resort. Beautifully snucked into the rainforest. The Hill Side lodges are just fantastic. You feel like you living in your own jungle hut (which you are basically). The river side lodges are for the lazy people that want easy access! Our Guide,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Going here has got to be one of the most amazing experiences ever. If you want to feel like a real explorer, David Attenborough type then this is for you. The 3 day 2 night "safari" is completely full one. The expert and helpful guides will drive you round or have you trekking through the rainforest from dawn to dusk... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sacramento, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We really loved the experience in Tabin Wildlife Resort and Reserve. We were there in June, 2014 for a 3N2D tour. The resort is surrounded by lovely rainforest. All the rooms were newly printed. We stayed in one of the river lodges. You can see the river from the balcony of the room. The other side of the river is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The tour guides are great. The animals lovely and there are many of them. Don't be surprised that the night time tours are on the border between the forest and the nearby plantation. The animals adopted to this area. There's plenty of food throughout the year and thus there's plenty of prey. For the people that would like a more... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We had been to Tabin 2 lahad datu, what a lovely place it is. we stayed there from Oct 24th to Oct 26th for 3D 2N package and saw everything possible in wild that we could. Our guide Mr.Maldin was a gr8 and he spotted all that he cud. we sau flying squirrels , flying lemur, all type of hornbills,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A great place to experience the rainforest and to see the wildlife. Given its location, the resort does really well to provide an efficient service and comfortable stay. We thought the food was delicious and we certainly didn't go hungry! Agreed the rooms are a little basic (we stayed in a river lodge) but you cannot fault the location or... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Very professional and knowledgeable guides. We had a well-organised programme tailored to our interests. Nice seating area by the cafe where you can watch the birds and monkeys! Food was good and tea/coffee was always available.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
19 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Our bird guide from Sabah, East Malaysia, recommended that we spend a few days in the forest reserve in Tabin. And in this place there is only one place to stay - the Tabin Wildlife Resort. From the airport at Lahad Datu town, it's about an 1.5 hour car ride to the resort, more than half the distance is on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milano, Italia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I would suggest to the Lodge's owners to refurbish it: it's very very old ! in particular furniture...in Europe the ranking would be max 2 stars...Room cleaning is very approximate.... Restaurant service very low (scarse choices) and the quality is not enough for international customer....the room is very sad...(as an example: flowers on the table are made in plastic!)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lisbon, Portugal
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Very disappointing to see animals, the car safaris are less than interesting for animals and forest. The guide was friendly but the programme for 3 days/2 nights very weak. The food is not bad but nothing special just like the rooms. The service and staff is very poor and seems untrained, for the prices they charge we expected much better.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Tabin Wildlife Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Tabin Wildlife Resort

Address: KM 49, Jalan Tungku, Lahad Datu 88300, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Lahad Datu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Tabin Wildlife Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Travelocity, Agoda, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Tabin Wildlife Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Tabin Wildlife Hotel Lahad Datu

79 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (79)
Room/suite (20)
View from room (6)
Hotel & grounds (17)
Dining (5)
Other (31)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Near Tabin Wildlife Resort

Top-rated Attractions Nearby
Top-rated Restaurants Nearby