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Danum Valley Field Center

Jalan Danum Valley Conservation Area, Lahad Datu, Malaysia
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  • Location
    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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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

If you are reading this review, you are probably trying to decide if to stay in Borneo Rainforest Lodge or in DVFC. My answer is: stay in DVFC. You are probably going to Danum Vallay to see wildlife and to experience a primary rainforest at its best. And for this, DVFC is as good as it gets. Yes, BRL is... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I should start by saying that I never made it to the center. I am writing this review to inform others that you must set up transportation in advance, and make sure all your plans are solid. Before I left my home base, I spent many, many days trying to connect with someone at the center. I finally received a... More

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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

First things first - DVFC is a research facility, not a tourist attraction! So if you want all your luxuries then go to BRL. If you want the real jungle experience with like minded people then DVFC is the place. We stayed here for 5 nights in the end and it was worth every penny. The longer you stay, the... More

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Aalborg, Denmark
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

First of all remember that this is a RESEARCH CENTRE! Like many others pointed out brilliantly, this place's main purpose is primarily research. Luxury accommodation and servicing staff should not be expected. On the other hand you can expect amazing wildlife just outside your doorstep. Remember this before making up your mind about staying at the pricy Borneo Rainforest Lodge... More

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

The people in Sabah are friendly people and always wanted to help especially in the Hyatt hotel. The weather in Kota Kinabalu [KK] was very humid and the sun has a nasty sting when it is not cloudy, so be prepared for it. A good brimmed hat and long sleeves is absolutely essential in this region. KK city had a... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

DVFC is situated in the beautiful Danum Valley. As a caveat, it's not easy to spot wildlife; after all, it is a dense rainforest. We sadly did not see orangutans (though not for lack of trying--we spent 12+ hours a day walking the trails to no avail), though we did see gibbons, monkeys, deer, pigs, flying squirrel, frogs, a lot... More

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Gilford, New Hampshire
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32 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

Let me begin by echoing other comments.. do yourself and everyone else here a favor and if you expect luxury accommodations, posh amenities, and highly attentive/tourist-oriented service, go to the Borneo Rainforest Lodge and DO NOT come here. If you're still reading, the DVFC might be one of the most amazing and memorable experiences in your travels. Accommodations are rustic.... More

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Yokosuka, Japan
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7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

You Tube Video: http://youtu.be/LS4jcSDmq5Y Title: Born in Borneo Channel: yoblair Here you can sit in on a balcony in the rainforest, surrounded by mature trees planted to attract wildlife, and get amazing photos of wild orangutans, gibbons, monkeys of all descriptions, rare birds, sambar deer, bearded pigs, and monitor lizards up to two meters long. Take night safaris and see... More

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Zug, Switzerland
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We spent 3 nights here and it was one of the highlights of our holiday in Borneo. The lodge is right in the middle of the rainforest and from the balcony and walkway you can see lots of birds, monkeys and deer. The staff could not have been more helpful and nice - from the office in Lahad Datu, to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

My husband and I stayed here is September 2012. We booked in advance and although it was difficult to get a contact person via email, once I did the service was great. I was told politely at this point that if I want a guided tourist experience I should go to the Borneo Rainforest. We self drove in a 4wd... More

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Address: Jalan Danum Valley Conservation Area, Lahad Datu, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Lahad Datu
Also Known As:
Danum Valley Field Hotel Lahad Datu

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