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Abai Jungle Lodge

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47 km from the river mouth of Kinabatangan River | Abai, Malaysia
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London
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25 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here as part of a tour (with SI Tours Borneo, who were excellent) and was a great base for a truly memorable experience. We were there in the low season, so there were only the four of us plus one other guest, but there was no lack of attention and service. You're not going to get 5-star luxury... More 

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Montreal
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203 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The chalet was comfortable, the guide (Bryant) fantastic as was the boatman Joe. Wifi is pathetic. It is available and free, but is so slow as to be unavailable. Plus it is only accessed in one location which is open to mosquitoes. They could use citronella? Food needs to be rethought. As there were only four other tourists besides my... More 

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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for two nights. The staff are all so friendly, food although basic was always delicious. The room was no thrills but comfortable and clean. We felt completely entrenched in the rainforest but in a safe way so we didn't have to worry too much about dangerous wildlife! Definitely recommend

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sitoursborneo, Owner at Abai Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Laura A, Thank you very much for your feedback. We are great to hear that you enjoyed staying with us. Hope to see you again. Maybe you could visit our sister lodges next time--- Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge and MY Nature Resort. Yeeveon from S.I.Tours and Abai Jungle Lodge More 

West Sussex, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a whistle stop tour using the lodge as our base for one night. We arrived after our 1 1/4 hour boat ride from sandakan which was brilliant even getting to see a very rare sighting of a crocodile! Lunch was provided which was lovely - fresh and local and then some downtime which we spent walking round the... More 

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sitoursborneo, Owner at Abai Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Hi JP-E007, Thank you for your feedback. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your holidays with us. Hope to see you again. Yeeveon from S.I.Tours and Abai jungle Lodge. More 

Berrien Springs, Michigan
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14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Abai is the 3rd lodge on the Kinabatangan I've visited, and by far it's my favorite. Abai is isolated, so you don't have to share the river with a plethora of other tourist boats like you do in Sukau or Bilit. That in and of itself should give it mad points. There are more mangroves down here--more fireflies and less... More 

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sitoursborneo, Owner at Abai Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Alison V, Thank you for your feedback! S.I.Tours owned 3 accommodations in North Borneo, 2 are located at Kinabatangan Riverside (Sukau and Abai), another one is our new lodge, named MY Nature Resort located at Sepilok area just 0.5km from Rainforest Discovery Centre. Yes, we do have packages combine different lodges and activities. Hope to see you again, maybe... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Abai Lodge is just the most amazing place and the river trips were brilliant. It is staffed by the most welcoming, friendly and polite people you could wish to meet, the food is excellent and the accommodation comfortable. Whilst there we had hoped to be able to see Proboscis Monkeys and long and pig tail Macaques and, if very lucky,... More 

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sitoursborneo, Owner at Abai Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Heather S, We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your journey and saw a lot of wildlife! Your feedback is a very good motive to all of us here to keep our best service. Your compliment will be delivered to Yahya. Hope to see you again. Yeeveon from S.I.Tours Sdn Bhd. and Abai Jungle Lodge. More 

Seattle
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61 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We stayed at the Abai Jungle Lodge for two nights. The staff was very welcoming and friendly. The common grounds are very cute and it's right on the river. The rooms are basic, but clean. The windows are open to the outside, so it's not quiet, you can hear your neighbors. But it wasn't too noisy to sleep and I... More 

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sitoursborneo, Owner at Abai Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear ltfhorn, Great to hear your enjoy the holidays with us. This lodge is really rural and it’s only reachable via boat and have no government supplied electricity and water. So, the lodge operates with diesel generators only. However, we are planning to add in air-conditioner room. Hope to see you again. Thank you for your feedback and compliments. Regards,... More 

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Stopped here for lunch whilst exploring the Kinabalu river. The staff were so friendly and welcoming. Lunch consisted of spicy chicken, fresh fish, rice, salad & long green beans. Was so tasty & fresh! A couple I was talking to that stayed the night before informed me that there was an extremely large wild Bore living at the lodge. I... More 

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sitoursborneo, Owner at Abai Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Elaine, Great to hear your feedback! We are very happy to know that you love our places and considering coming back for the 2nd time. The wildboar is named Junior and he have 3 children. He keeps coming back every morning at our breakfast platform. Waiting for your return ;) Yeeveon on behalf of S.I. Tours Sdn Bhd and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

An incredible place away from it all to explore the Kinabatangan river. Wonderful staff, from our guide Ronald through to the kitchen staff who made us a happy honeymoon cake. It's not luxury but it is clean, comfortable, incredibly friendly and a unique experience.

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sitoursborneo, Owner at Abai Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for sharing your experience with us. We are very happy to know that you enjoy staying with us. All these great comments are very good motives for us to work harder to continuously provide our best service to all of you. Wish you have a good day! From: Yeeveon on behalf of all the staffs from S.I. Tours... More 

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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights and had absolutely no complaints. The rooms were basic but clean. Food was very good and the location amazing. The boat trips were excellent and our guide Shirou excellent too and very knowledgeable on local wildlife. Mentioned in passing on arrival that we really wanted to see a Buffy Fish Owl and thought no... More 

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sitoursborneo, Owner at Abai Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for sharing your experience with us. We are very happy to know that you enjoy staying with us. All these great comments are very good motives for us to work harder to continuously provide our best service to all of you. Wish you have a good day! 😃 From: Yeeveon on behalf of all the staffs from S.I.... More 

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