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Abai Jungle Lodge

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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The lodge itself is reached by boat 1 hour from Sandakan. It is located in the jungle and is fairly simple with no aircondition and little light in the standard rooms. Breakfast is taken outside on a platform in the jungle. Boardwalks connecting the rooms and the lodge pier allow for a nice little walk in the jungle which is... More 

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Burton-on-Trent
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168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived here from Sandakan by river (the only access is via the Kinabatangan River) and were greeted by the staff with our first meal (lunch) - very nice. While here (we had two nights) we enjoyed the meals and the wildlife discovery trips by boat. The guides on the boat were excellent in their ability to spot wildlife (some... More 

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Buckinghamshire
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Abai Jungle lodge was one of the best places we stayed in in Borneo. There are flowers everywhere and the walkways lined with bougainvillea are stunning. You can wander through the jungle on the walkways spotting macaque monkeys and wild boar. There are a number of bird spotting towers you can climb up too. Our room was exactly the... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Along Kinabatang this must be the top place to stay!. But after visiting Danum valley earlier on our trip it is impossible to give any other place more than 4! The rooms are barely OK. Clean enough, comfortable bed, but kind of worn down and bordering on ugly. Staff service and friendlyness is very good and they will walk the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

You will not find better customer care or service than on the Kinabatangan river. Food is nothing to rave about but it is fresh and filling. However the nature that surrounds this stunning place is breath taking. They went the extra mile to make our stay unique and memorable. An absolute must visit place on any bucket list.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Absolutely best choice to "touch" the jungle, however better not to walk alone at night because of plenty venomous snakes living arround. Very warm welcome from the local staff. Top guide skills concerning the wild life knowledge. Simple but excellent food. Unique place valued for MUST SEE!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This was the best part of a very good trip, the guide was fantastic and so was out boat boy. All of staff went out of their way to ensure you had a great stay. The wildlife was amazing, saw everything we hoped for and a clouded leopard! Food was good, rooms were clean. Would recommend to anyone!

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London
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36 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We recently spent one night here and it is a very beautiful and remote setting. The room was basic but clean. We had some great boat trips and a night walk with our guide Ron who was brilliant. He was very friendly and knowledgeable. All the staff were friendly and helpful. The food was a disappointment, much better in the... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

What a great start to our jungle safari holiday, excellent food, staff friendly and very helpful. Rooms clean and comfortable in great surroundings. Daily river cruises were packed with wildlife, Proboscus monkeys, macaques, Pigmy Elephant, crocodile, too many birds to mention. The huge wild boar roaming around under the boardwalk and rooms looked scary but seemed friendly enough. Great walks... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Right on the river, this small, very friendly lodge is the perfect place to spot wildlife - and the guides on the daily river boat trips can spot the proboscis monkeys a mile away, Plus you will also almost certainly see long tailed and maybe other macaques, river birds, such as kingfishers, and crocodiles. And by the lodge you will... More 

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