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47 km from the river mouth of Kinabatangan River | Abai, Malaysia
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Abai Jungle Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This lodge was one of our favourite stops during our tour of Borneo. It is basic but the accommodation very clean and practical, the atmosphere was very friendly and the food (in buffet form) tasty and varied. The fact that it’s inaccessible by road meant that this lodge was totally in keeping with the incredible surroundings of the river and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, accommodation is basic (but clean) and the rooms are hot but you can’t beat the warm friendly atmosphere here. In fact it’s infectious; on our 3 week trip around Borneo this was the place that all visitors immediately started talking to each other which along with fantastic wildlife spotting made this a special stay. The food is local, plentiful... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Abai Jungle Lodge is a great little spot along the river. The food is quite basic but this is understandable as there is no road access to here or the village on the other bank. The rooms are basic and clean. But you don't exactly come to the river to sit around in the room all day! The activities are... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The accommodation is fine, quite comfortable and clean but the rooms get very hot. It is really humid here and no air -con or fridge in the room, just a fan which seems to circulate hot air. There is no-where to cool off, you are hot again in no time after a cold shower. The river cruises are very good,... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simple but clean, comfortable accomodation. A very well managed lodge which managed to cater for a large number of people without one ever feeling there were too many people there! This is done by carefully timing the boat trips, walks etc meaning that not everyone is in the restuarant at the same time. Food is ordinary but well cooked and... More

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24 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a trip down the Kinabatangan river from STI's sister lodge (Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge) we were pleased to see a resort in much better condition. the rooms were similar in design but the bathrooms were bigger, the water was clean and the food was better (though still not spectacular). Still no aircon, but it was not too hot being on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

After reading several reviews I had prepared the teenagers for "roughing it". We did the 4 day 3 night tour with SI Tours which included one night at turtle island(separate review) and 2 nights at Abai jungle lodge. We had an amazing time I loved the rustic feel of the rooms and the wildlife noises that surrounded us. Our family... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Only spent a night at this lodge but packed in a huge amount in less than 24 hrs. Wildlife viewing mainly based on the river but they also have some small walks and viewing towers around the lodge that you can wander around yourself. Yes, rooms a little basic but your not here to relax. The buffet style food was... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Had a great time staying at this lodge. We spent one night here, but met return travelers. The staff were friendly and helpful, the food plentiful and delicious. Our guide was Terry who was able to spot orangutans, monkeys and snakes in the distance and made sure we all had the chance to see them before moving on. The boardwalk... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Yes, as previous reviewers state the rooms are basic but clean and considering you are in the middle of a jungle very good. Hot water was always on tap. Beds are a bit hard but that is a personal preference. The boarded walk ways are a great way for you to explore on your own. Don't be impatient, stand and... More

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Address: 47 km from the river mouth of Kinabatangan River | Abai, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Kinabatangan District
Also Known As:
Abai Jungle Hotel Sabah
Abai Jungle Lodge Kinabatangan District, Sabah, Malaysia

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