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Sumbiling Eco Village

Kg Sumbiling Lama, Jalan Batang Duri, Temburong, Bandar Seri Begawan PD1951, Brunei Darussalam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014
Robert Y Hong Kong, China
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  • Location
    4.5 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visiting Sumbiling ECO Village my wife and I tried to decide whether this was the first or second worst vacation experience we’ve ever had. Basically, it is bare bones camping, and you won’t get to do anything unless the villagers let you. Skip to the last paragraphs if you just want the summary. We booked through Borneo Guide. Their... More

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borneoguide, Owner at Sumbiling Eco Village, responded to this review

Dear Robert and Julie, Thank you for your honest feedback! We are very sorry to hear you had such a bad experience and that we did not meet your expectations. Providing our guests with the best possible hospitality and service has always been our mission. I cringed when I read about the incompetency of the guide and insufficient food. They... More

Hong Kong, China
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We booked two trips with the BORNEO GUIDE: one to the Ulu Temborong National Park and a one-day city tour. Their services were excellent and everything was well taken care of (even a vegetarian meal for one of us). We especially enjoyed the long boat ride from the Sumbiling Eco Village, which is the base of Borneo Guide, to the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I found my trip to Sumbiling Eco Village very authentic and exciting, just as I had hoped. The staff was very friendly and costumized the trip to my wishes, which I appreciated. The silent and peaceful location of the village by the river makes this a perfect hide out. The jungle safari, night safari and visit to the National Park... More

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

My Mother and I stumbled upon the office by accident during our stop-over on the way to England. At first I was apprehensive as the thought of mosquitoes and sleeping in a tent didn't seem great. i was completely, utterly wrong. The Tour Guides were unbelievably helpful, friendly and thoughtful starting before we even managed to book and pay (we... More

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borneoguide, Manager at Sumbiling Eco Village, responded to this review

Hi Anna, Thank you for your review on Sumbiling Eco Village. We are glad you & your mum enjoy your stay & tour with us. We really appreciate your review which will definitely help other traveller like yourself to enjoy their holiday. Thank you & warm regards, The Management More

Toowoomba
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I spent two months on attachment in Brunei and saw everything there was to see in Bandar in about a day. I am very glad that a friend of mine and I were able to organise a daytrip to see the rainforest and do the canopy walk. It was great fun, and even with a dodgy knee I was fine... More

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borneoguide, Manager at Sumbiling Eco Village, responded to this review

Hi there, We are glad & happy you enjoy your trip with us. We really appreciate your review which will definitely help other travellers to plan a nice holiday in Brunei. Thank you with warm regards, The management More

Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I stayed two nights at the Eco Village and took part in the 3D2N tour package. I was a solo traveller and just by chance happened to be the only guest staying at the village on those given days. The friendly greeting by the guides was great and made me feel so very welcome. Everyone in the Village are friendly... More

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Hong Kong, China
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20 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We stayed 2 days 2 nights in the Eco camp and managed a lot of nice little excursions, "The Complete Rainforest Experience" arranged through Borneo Guide. Excursions included a canopy walk (and visit to a magical little waterfall), rainforest trek, night walk in the forest around the camp as well as a cultural visit to the nearby local village. All... More

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Kota Kinabalu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

A friend and I went to Sumbiling Eco Village for a 3D2N adventure and we were amazed by the hospitality of the staff and owner (Leslie) there. The place was a basic but very nature-based type of accommodation ranging from room chalet by the river and camping tents. Facilities there were carefully constructed, laid out and presented. The management stressed... More

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The trip to Sumbling Eco Village was meant to be a group of 6 persons but only 4 of us went. I am most familiar with Temburong and have stayed in the first Outbound centre ran by Shell years ago, we chose the campsite across the river and I enjoyed every moment of it. We have been curious to learn... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I enjoyed my 2 days 1 night stay at the Eco Village and will most definitely be heading back for more peace and fun! The provided lunch and dinner were delicious. And the dining area is nice and clean so were the bathroom facilities. I most definitely liked the tents by the river that were provided for us. And our... More

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Address: Kg Sumbiling Lama, Jalan Batang Duri, Temburong, Bandar Seri Begawan PD1951, Brunei Darussalam
Location: Brunei Darussalam > Brunei-Muara District > Bandar Seri Begawan
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sumbiling Eco Village is a nature lodge situated in the interior of the Temburong District, home to some of the best preserved rainforests in Borneo. Due to our location, we are within reach of the popular Ulu Temburong National Park as well as other well-preserved rainforest areas, yet just 5 mins walk to the main road, 25 mins drive from Bangar (Temburong's main town), and around 2 hours by boat and drive from the Brunei International Airport. A rustic stay awaits you, as our lodge is surrounded by shady trees and new growth forests, and is located right on the banks of an upstream stretch of the Temburong River, with rocky rapids, and clear water depending on the rainfall. We try our best to keep structures to a minimum, with huts built from bamboo as well as reused and new wood being the main theme. On a typical day, while away the afternoons on cosy hammocks under shady trees beside the river, and take time to finish that intriguing novel you've never quite managed to finish. When the heat gets to you, the cooling waters of the river await, though if a mere cool dip doesn't do it, try a downstream float in a rubber tube, or try your hand at a traditional bamboo raft. Then as the sun sets, tune in to the symphony of the night, with the sounds of insects, frogs and other wildlife never too far away. This is the place to rest, relax and have some simple outdoors fun, especially if you have been worn out on the road for the last few weeks or months. For those who want more and whose budgets permit, we also conduct optional excursions, such as a night walking tour, or a daytrip either to the Ulu Temburong National Park or the Rainforest Discovery trek into the nearby rainforest, a hands-on see, smell, taste and feel educational trek for those who are interested in the numerous benefits of the rainforest to us. Despite the back-to-basics approach and our proximity to the rainforest, we provide a reasonably comfortable stay, with bedding in both rooms and tents, properly built-up bathrooms, with sitting toilets and even walled outdoor showers. Fans are found in the rooms as well as in the main hall. The bathrooms, rooms and main hall are lit-up at night, and there is no early lights out policy. Power points to charge electronics are available on request. We have a small resource corner, with maps, brochures, and books on various interests. ... more   less 
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