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Danum Valley Field Center

Jalan Danum Valley Conservation Area, Lahad Datu, Malaysia
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The rating for accommodation wouldn't be 5*, but the experience that I had there was. We did a 3N/4D tour with Sticky Rice Tours which included one night staying at Purut waterfall at a camp. It costs more to do it with Sticky Rice, but well worth it because you have a fantastic guide (we had Bedley) who was great... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

Very expensive for what it is but it is in the middle of the jungle and one of only two accommodations in the area so I'm not sure if it maybe should cost less or not? The room was large and clean. No aircon but a ceiling fan that worked when the electricity was on between 7am and 12 midnight.... More 

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1 Thank HaveAGreatHol
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The overall score should be 5 for the experience and 3 for accommodation and services. My husband and I have just spent a few days at the Danum Valley Field Center (DVFC), and I would like to share the basic and practical infos necessary to book and budget your stay there. I am thinking of those visitors who are allergic... More 

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23 Thank ParticularTourist
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for four nights and absolutely loved it! If you want to get in touch with Borneo's rainforest and wildlife, this is the place to stay!! We stayed in one of the rest houses. The room was big, clean, and had a fan. Showers were cold, but we loved that coming back from our hikes being absolutely soking...... More 

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1 Thank Tina U
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Great place to see many animals of Malaysian Borneo. As it seems when Checking in Lanah Datu, the transport is booked up frequently, so go directly to book your space at the office across from the airport in Lanah Datu. If you are unable to book in advance or book through sticky rice. They may be a little more expensive,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

We had an amazing 3D2N stay here! We booked through INNO and had no problems getting picked up, dropped off and all the guided hikes and tours that we were expecting. Our guide, Bong, was amazing at knowing how to spot all the wildlife (I still have no idea how he managed to spot the female orangutang and baby through... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We did the 3D2N excursion to the danum valley field centre with danumvalley.info, also calling themselves INNO TRAVEL & TOUR SERVICES and sabah holidays. First of all, the expectation: We booked a "VIP deluxe villa" and knew we were not getting a five star resort but this is below the standard of backpacker if you ask me. The Valley: This... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We had the most amazing time at danum valley! If it is primary rainforest your after I suggest you visit the field center. This is not for people who want a resort. This is first and foremost a research center. You will be sharing the kitchen and lounge area with the research scientists, they are not the friendliest bunch of... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Truly one of the best kept secrets in the world. Danum Valley Field Center is not a resort, so for those commenting on price and lodging, remember this. The hostels are comfortable, giant rooms with 48 beds each, curtained off rooms and fans throughout. There are private rooms with aircon as well, closer to the dining area. You are paying... More 

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8 Thank RyanHev
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Anyone planning on heading over to the DVFC would do themselves well to read over the previous reviews. I just got back from a DVFC visit in early May 2015 -- here are my observations: - BOOKING AHEAD: I was one of the ppl that was able to just walk up to the office in Lahad Datu and say "I'd... More 

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