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Borneo Survivor Resort

Pulau Tiga, Kota Kinabalu 88300 , Malaysia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sadly was disappointed in this Resort. Had been trekking for 2 weeks prior to Pulau tiga. The dining area was fairly modern, however our bungalow was tired with badly cracked floor tiles which had been roughly stuck together. Rooms weren't particularly clean, no towels in room and only 6 sheets of toilet paper with no spare roll so had to... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We are studying animal management. We went to survivor island and stayed over night! The food was alright. The rooms wern't great. The beds wern't comfy, bathroom was dirty and water was cold!. I'm only giving this a 4* because of the Volcanic mud bath, the night walk and the lovely beach. Don't leave your lodge doors open because the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

It's a long ride (2 hours) from KK and then a half hour boat ride, but is a relaxing place to go. We were interested in birds and Julius was very helpful. We enjoyed a walk down the beach but found the monkeys a bit aggressive. We found all sorts of hermit crabs and they were all living in the... More 

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

- about a 2 hours drive from KK City (107 km) to the Kuala Penyu jetty - 20 min boat ride from jetty - currently 2 choices of places to stay : Borneo Survivor Resort & Sabah Park. (2 more properties under construction) - Attractions : Mud Volcano, Trekking, Snorkeling, Diving, Snake Island** and Sand's Pit**) ** (15 min away... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

we went on a day visit and proceeded to book the next night......we had 2 superior rooms which we did not spend much time in......lazing in a hammock swimming in the warm water and some snorkeling. Of course we went up to the mud volcano and did our beauty thing coming back down to wash it all off in the... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

We werethe only 2 people on the island for the first 2 nights..... great you would thik but the staff seemed to take this as no one staying so not working! Resort itself needed updating. Loved the monekys and monitor lizards!

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Bologna, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2008

The place would be not too bad, but the food is terrible, we had rats in the room at night, it was expensive and the personnel was not so nice. Forget to go there, especially with the family, much better the other resort on Pulau Tiga island, we went there by foot and seemed to be a dream as a... More 

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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2008

We arrived on Survivor Island (Pulau Tiga) late afternoon, and immediately went for a swim in the warm water of the bay. The beach had full sun at this time of day, but there are many places just off the beach to relax in hammocks etc. in the shade of the trees. I had my camera ready to capture the... More 

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Wien
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2008

I spent 4 days at Borneo Survivor Resort with my boyfriend and I have to say I have expected much more! Of course, the island is very beautiful: it is covered by rainforest and monitor-lizards and makaques show up every time you leave your room. The beach is not so nice and the sea seems to be pretty cloudy all... More 

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Sarawak
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2008

We stayed here with our family a few times since we live in Malaysia. We think it is a beautifull place with an amazing beach and snorkeling. However it did go down hill in the last few years. The beach was not as clean (found a number of fresh looking condoms) and the reef was not as good anymore. The... More 

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