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Tabin Wildlife Resort

3.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   KM 49, Jalan Tungku, Lahad Datu 88300, Malaysia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Milano, Italia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!)

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Lisbon, Portugal
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Stayed here on honeymoon after spending a few days down the kinabatangan river spotting wildlife. Why did we come here - pigmy elephants of course!!! Well the signs were good as we approached the resort via the very bumpy gravel road - elephant poo everywhere :) The Basics - the hotel staff made us feel welcome - the room was... More

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Minusio, Switzerland
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22 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

We stayed two nights and came here to see the wildlife Upon arrival we met our guide for our stay, he first explained our program, witch is fix and depends on the length of your stay, we got our rubber boots and after wards we had to look a video of the beautiful things we could see in Saba. the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We did a 2 night package (in May 2014) organised direct with Tabin. We were met at the Lahad Datu airport and taken to the office, which is right at the airport (for check-in then waited for the driver). The drive out to Tabin was in a small mini van with 2 other guests and a couple of guides. The... More

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stayed in April 2014 at Tabin but I only find time now to write a review. We booked a 4D/3N birding tour and had a great guide named Wangtong (not sure about the spelling) who managed to find us so many different species we had a hard time ticking them all in our fieldguide! I'm a bird lover but... More

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights and 4 days as part of our honeymoon. Our room was beautifully decorated with flowers and gifts and our table in the cafe decoated with candles -a lovely touch. Our guide Esrail was super, such a friendly and lovable character with incredible knowledge and eyes like a hawk. Much of the wildlife spotting is done... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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31 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stayed 3 nights in a River Lodge at Tabin. The cabin was clean and well appointed. Having air-conditioning was a surprise having stayed at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge without it in the Danum Valley in previous years. We were picked up from our B&B in Lahad Datu (see other review) and taken to the nearby Tabin office to check... More

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Sydney, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Thanks to the location of the forest, being surrounded by plantations, the wildlife spotting is really good and easy. Safaris are by open topped jeep, like Africa, which makes this more child and aged friendly than walking in Danum Valley. It is also nearer to Lahad Datu, just over an hour by road, so quicker to get to than Danum... More

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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
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