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Benarat Inn

Sg Pala, Melinau River , Mulu N Park | Opposite Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa, Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia
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Madrid, Spain
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Thank you to all Benarat Inn staff and specially, the Borneo Tropical Adventure guides (María and Oma). They were amazing with us, we really felt at home with you and had an unforgettable time. For sure we will come back. Besides, the room was huge and really clean and the food really good. Thank you all! We will come back... More 

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1 Thank Carmen L
Hee3033, Owner at Benarat Inn, responded to this review

Dear Carmen, Thank you for visiting Mulu National Park and going on tour with us, and staying at our Benarat Lodge. We are glad to hear that you an AMAZING time with us. Do tell your friends about this wonderful place called Mulu National Park Sarawak and Benarat Lodge. Hope to see you again in future. Regards, Richard More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I stayed at the Benarat Inn while visiting the Gunung Mulu National Park, as it is one of the only places outside of the park which had accommodation. The room itself wasn't too bad - two single beds which were comfortable and clean, however, there is no hot water in the shower, which would've been great after some of the... More 

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Thank JasonBoswell
Hee3033, Owner at Benarat Inn, responded to this review

Dear Jason, Thank you for staying at our lodge. Benarat Lodge is not a backpackers lodge or a homestay. We apologise that there is no hot shower available at our lodge because our electricity runs on generator and solar energy, and at this moment the power is not enough to provide hot shower. As for the poor telcon and internet... More 

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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This was our rest stop before and after further caving activities and trekking to Pinnacles. I love the rustic ambience. We took the guide from Borneo Tropical Adventures (ask for our guide Ben ;-)), love the simple, home-cooked meals. It's basic but comfortable. And nice people.

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1 Thank Rizu T
Hee3033, Owner at Benarat Inn, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again in future. Regards, Richard Owner More 

Ringwood, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We flew in to Mulu from Kota Kinabalu and stayed at Benerat Lodge. The staff were very professional and friendly and could not do enough to help make our stay truly wonderful. We were more than pleased with our room which had a cold water shower and electricity from 6pm until 6 am. On arrival a staff member took us... More 

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Hee3033, Owner at Benarat Inn, responded to this review

Dear Hollie, Thank you for staying at our place and we are glad to hear that you had an enjoyable time here in Benarat Lodge Mulu. We try our best at all times. We hope you will share about our amazing place with your friends back in UK. All the best, Richard Owner More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We stayed here for one night as part of a tour arranged for us by Borneo Tropical Adventures. On reading the reviews before we left I have to admit that I was nervous about staying here. There was no need to be. While this is basic accommodation in comparison to others in the area it was clean and well maintained.... More 

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1 Thank KateUK30
Hee3033, Owner at Benarat Inn, responded to this review

Dear Kate, Thank you for giving us 5 stars. :) We strive our best and try to keep the lodge as comfortable as possible for our guests. Do keep in touch, Regards, Richard Owner More 

Brooklyn, New York
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43 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I booked three days in Mulu National Park with Borneo Tropical Adventures, culminating with a trek up to the Pinnacles. The staging area for the big hike is the park's Camp 5, where I spent the second and third nights, but I spent the first night at Benarat Lodge. I felt very welcomed there with a friendly reception and a... More 

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Thank DrSchnitzel
Hee3033, Owner at Benarat Inn, responded to this review

Dear Dr Schnitzel, Tq for your review. We hope you will visit us again when you are in this part of the earth. Keep in touch, Regards, Richard Owner More 

Tumby Bay, Australia
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Just completed a Mulu trek along the head hunter trail, camp 5-pinnacles and Mulu caves organised by Tropical Adventures and tours. Can't speak highly enough about these guy's the organisation and professionalism was first class.Our guide Andy is a legend- really is one of the best out there. He shared with us a lot about the local customs and belief's... More 

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Thank Dion L
Hee3033, Owner at Benarat Inn, responded to this review

Dear Dion, Thank you for your praises about our staff and our place. Its a basic accommodation right in Mulu National Park, yes, we are not a 5 star luxury resort. We try our best at all times and do keep in touch with us, Regards, Richard Owner More 

Sydney, Australia
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59 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Stayed here as part of a tour arranged through Tropical Adventures and Tours - can't recommend them more highly. Accommodation at Benarat Inn was very basic and staff very friendly. Meals included and there is a small shop (canteen) in walking distance for basic supplies. Power only available 6-11pm, which seems pretty standard in Mulu. As we were the only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

All the staff here is helpful and really friendly. There is a mistake by MASWings staff at Miri for wrong bag tagging, our luggage had been sent back to KL instead of Mulu. So we have NOTHING for the 1st and 2nd days. This mistake actually made me a bit not in a mood, but to see our travel agent... More 

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Hee3033, Owner at Benarat Inn, responded to this review

Dear Marzuki, Thank you for visiting Mulu and staying at our lodge. I am glad that in the end you had an enjoyble trip in Mulu. We try our best at all times. Please do visit us again in future. Regards, Richard Owner More 

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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49 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Happy, friendly staff. Clean, basic rooms. Good food served on veranda overlooking river. Just across river from $$$$ Mulu/Marriott Lodge but 1/10 the price. Cold water, electricity only at night, fans (a/c not needed at night). No internet in Mulu except at park canteen.

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1 Thank PSG104
Hee3033, Owner at Benarat Inn, responded to this review

Dear PSG104, Thank you for your support and kind compliments. We try our best at all times. We apologise that we do not provide hot shower at this moment, and our electricity runs on generator as you know. If you subscribe to MAXIS, you may be able to access internet at our place via your smartphone, though at a slow... More 

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