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Matumau Lodge

Mulu Airport Road | Mulu, Gunung Mulu National Park 98009, Malaysia
Matumau Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

this lodge is 10 minutes walking distance from the park, it has six rooms and a generous patio to sit out during the day. it seems to be done in a balinese style. the rooms and bathrooms are clean and you meet interesting people to hang out with in the evening, when you are tired from the day out. there... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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4 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

This hotel consists of six rooms around a common hallway in a longhouse. It is attractively presented, and is a servicable alternative for those who cannot get a room at the park or the resort. But be advised: the mechanical systems of the house are problematic. Electrical problems meant that most of the rooms had no hot water the week... More 

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88 reviews 88 reviews
39 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

We had booked a mini-trip to Mulu through a 3rd party so didn't choose where we stayed. The lodge was lovely and the room clean and comfortable. However it seemed to be staffed by 2 nice ladies who turned up to cook breakfast and dinner and disappeared in between (food was great by the way). Also there was no electricity... More 

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37 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2009

We were looking for a good stay at Mulu for our visit in Sept 2009. All the sites related to Mulu directed us to Royal Mulu Resort, which I thought was a very commercialized, mass market resort. On further research I stumbled upon the Matumau lodge and thought it was the kind of place I would love to stay at.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2009

My husband and I booked for 5 nights at the Matumau at the end of July 2009. We loved it so much we changed flights and added a 6th night. This is a small guesthouse - just five rooms, right next to one of the big rivers that flows through the national park. The atmosphere is relaxed and peaceful. The... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2009

Wow. Matumau Lodge is absolutely fantastic. It is such a shame that it is not more widely known about. The lodge is located 50m from the airport , beside the river in a small clearing. It is very well designed, tastefully decorated and expertly run. Helen and her staff cooked us the most amazing food. Every meal contained a variety... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2009

This accomodation enabled our group of six adults and three youths to take advantage of being in the rainforest without having to sleep rough. On the contrary, this environmentally friendly lodge made our holidays a treat: what a pleasure after the long walks to Deer Cave, Clear Water, Camp 5 (and even to the summit of Mulu for the most... More 

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