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Abai Jungle Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
47 km from the river mouth of Kinabatangan River | Abai, Malaysia
Abai Jungle Lodge
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a lovely place!! Rooms quite basic but full of charm and character. Have what you need and accommodate you nicely! Staff are fantastic and look after you like family! We had Lat looking after us and conducting our tours - he was a fantastic host! Location is out of this world, full or charm and character! Can't find fault... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Abai Jungle Lodge was one of the 3 places we stayed in the "wild" in Borneo, and it gets the lowest score of the 3. We had expected a much better experience based on the reviews we see on TripAdvisor and also the cost was much higher than the other places, so you don't always get what you pay for... More 

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

The chalets at this riverside lodge are perfectly acceptable - clean and comfortable with a fan to cool you down. The food was very good, with breakfast at the jungle platform with visiting macaques a highlight. The staff were friendly and the boat drivers excellent spotters. The chalets are set in an area of forest with board walk trails and... More 

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Kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Abai Jungle Lodge for two nights in May 2015. The accommodation is simple, however the bedroom is spacious and adequately furnished with a ceiling fan although the bathroom is basic. You don't get air conditioning or hair dryers but you do get extremely friendly staff and good plentiful local food. The boardwalk around the jetty and... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have nothing but praise for this place and the people who run it. Comfy, non-AC rooms (fan), very adequate food, beer and sodas, outdoor breakfasts. Probably the best non-hotel stay my group had in all Borneo.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lodge is located on the banks of the Kingabatangan river and offers adequate accommodation for the purposes of visiting this area of Sabah. I have done a separate review of the river itself so my rating of average is purely based on the accommodation and facilities at the lodge itself. People stay here to experience the river rather than... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went with a group to the lodge. Junior is a cutest wild pig that visits during breakfast and dinner. We celebrated mother's day there and the group played a song for us. Our whole group got up and danced and taught them a hula (since we are from Hawaii). We had a good time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

All the good things that have been said by others are absolutely true. If you are trekking through the rain forest and travelling up the river looking for amazing wild life (so many fabulous sights) then Abai Lodge is certainly more than adequate. I expected a much more basic set up. Very pleasantly surprised.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Having travelled by boat from Sandakan after staying at Sepilok Nature Resort (see separate review) we arrived at Abai Jungle Lodge on the Kinabatangan River. There is no aircon here and you rely on a ceiling fan to cool the room. The rooms are pretty basic but you are not here to spend large amounts of time inside. If you... More 

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Chippenham UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I stayed here as a lone female and was greeted very warmly by the staff. The speedboat here takes a little over an hour and life jackets are issued. On arrival I was offered a refreshing drink and a cool towel. My key was located quickly and I was shown to room 21 at the end of the boardwalk. On... More 

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