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Sepilok Jungle Resort

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Jalan Rambutan | Sepilok, Mile 14, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If this is your first time in a jungle resort then it takes a little while to get used to. Although not far from the main Sandakan - KK road, this place is absolutely in the jungle. The lodges and facilities are linked by walkway that take you through the trees on over gardens and pools of water. This means... More

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limjohnny, Owner at Sepilok Jungle Resort, responded to this review

Dear spencerneal1, Thank you for choosing to stay with us. The comments on the mosquitoes are spot on. Although all our rooms are netted, there will be mosquitoes around the area so having insect repellant would be a good idea. We are happy that you have overall enjoyed your stay with us. The lodge at the Kinabatangan River is called... More

Prague, Czech Republic
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed one night and we would potentially recommend this place. The room was well furnished with nets in windows, the garden was well mantained and beautiful, the price was really nice and breakfast just great. On the other hand the staff seemed to be confused or disorganised. Answering about room number to the same person within five minutes in... More

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limjohnny, Owner at Sepilok Jungle Resort, responded to this review

Dear Petr_H_CZ_2011, Thank you for staying with us. We are happy that you have thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. We will inform all the relevant department about your compliments. While you were staying with us, there are a few practical students from a local university who are doing their practical with us and they are still very fresh and... More

High Wycombe, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is screaming out for someone to run it properly. At 5 mins stroll from the Orangutan Centre and the Sun Bear Centre, you couldn't fault it's location. The grounds are amazing, and the rooms have a good range from the functional to the slightly more plush ... so it's such a shame that they just can't get the... More

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limjohnny, Owner at Sepilok Jungle Resort, responded to this review

Dear Dooog Tidswell, Thank you for volunteering at the sunbear centre. Usually volunteers are briefed and they have to follow a set of rules because they usually come in groups. However, if certain people do not want to follow the rules, it is very difficult for us. We helped the local people a lot by providing them with job and... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We we're one of 4 patrons at the time at this place. While it can handle significantly more. The pool was good, a lot of fun, but the chairs, benches and bar there was quite rundown. The whole place screams potential. For example the walkway to the restaurant is a nice walkway through a garden/forest. And there are ant traps... More

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limjohnny, Owner at Sepilok Jungle Resort, responded to this review

Dear Paul K, Thanks for choosing to stay with us. Most of our staff are from the local village from Sepilok and they speak limited English and we are still training them. So, they are a little afraid to speak to many people especially if those people talk really fast as they could not understand. It is not because they... More

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place had definitely seen better days but that said it's a great location and if you are out all day anyway it doesn't really matter that it's very tired and needs a complete renovation. However for the price, the beds are good and the showers fine. Don't bother with the breakfast. Reception helpful and booking easy.

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Dear Fiona L, Thank you for choosing to stay with us. When you are staying with us, I am sure that you are seeing some renovation going on. We are currently doing Banana Café. Once that is done, we will proceed with other section. Please give us time to do it. The resort is huge with 30 acres land. We... More

Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
26 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for 5 nights and enjoyed it. Room was a little dated but comfortable and clean enough. Location was top, easy walk to attractions in the area. Nice gardens and pool. Food was good and tasty, meal times were a little hectic sometimes. Some staff were nice and friendly, others ( 1 lazy lady in particular) was just... More

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limjohnny, Owner at Sepilok Jungle Resort, responded to this review

Dear ktharris, Thanks for choosing to stay with us. We are glad that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for specially mention the cleanliness, delicious food and the location to nearby attractions. We are glad that you are happy with the services except for one lady. We will continue to train our staff to ensure everyone is giving... More

Humbeek, Brabant, Belgium
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is situated in a beautiful garden with 2 ponds that attract a lot of birds. The restaurant offers a great view over 1 of them, and allows you to enjoy a nice meal and see danters, kingfisher and other beautiful species. The rooms have a seventies feel to them and could use a bit of paint & 21st... More

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limjohnny, Owner at Sepilok Jungle Resort, responded to this review

Dear Joke C, Thanks for choosing to stay with us. The highlight of staying with us is the high chance of encountering a lot of different species of wildlife. I am happy that you are able to experience it on your own. Glad that you have enjoyed your stay with us and we will continue to work harder. Looking forward... More

Kandy, Sri Lanka
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159 reviews 159 reviews
52 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent place to stay if you want to see the Orang-Utan orphanage and the Honey Bear orphanage both of which are walking distance. The resort itself has plenty of lakes, walkways and a swimming pool. All in all a very jungle-like setting! The rooms are average and clean. Reception is rather slow but friendly. There is a... More

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limjohnny, Owner at Sepilok Jungle Resort, responded to this review

Dear gyanfernando, Thanks for choosing to stay with us. We are glad that you have thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for being patience with the food as this is peak season now. Happy that you like the food. This orang utan is called Pougal. He comes here quite often because we have set aside 20 acres of... More

Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights.the sole purpose for this was to visit the orangutan Centre & rainforest Centre down the road. Excellent location, 5 mins from the orangutans & 15 mins walk from the rainforest Centre (although in the heat, feels like 45mins! ) food is excellent if you like local food but Western food such as burgers are... More

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limjohnny, Owner at Sepilok Jungle Resort, responded to this review

Dear garyheed, Thanks for choosing to stay with us. We are glad overall you have enjoyed your stay with us. We will inform our housekeeping and kitchen staff about your compliments and I am sure they will be very happy to hear it from a clients. Once again, thank you very much. Looking forward to serve you again in the... More

Melbourne
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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 4 loved this place. In fact it was one of our favourites during our 3.5 weeks in Malaysia. We had booked a 4 bed fan room but ended treating ourselves and upgrading to two deluxe rooms and we were glad we did. The rooms were very clean, very comfortable beds, decent shower and great location. The grounds... More

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limjohnny, Owner at Sepilok Jungle Resort, responded to this review

Dear familyminato, Thanks for choosing to stay with us. We are delighted overall you have enjoyed your stay. We will inform our kitchen staff about your compliments and I am sure they will work even harder to provide the best food for all clients. Upgrading to deluxe room is certainly a wise option if you are not used to the... More

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Address: Jalan Rambutan | Sepilok, Mile 14, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sandakan
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Hotel Class:2 star — Sepilok Jungle Resort 2*
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Just 5 minutes walk to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, Sepilok Jungle Resort offers comfortable lodging for visitors around the world to get close but un-intrusive glimpse of this nature paradise. It is enclosed within a tropical virgin Borneo Rainforest in Sandakan, Sabah (Borneo), Malaysia. Let its beautiful landscaped gardens and wide expanse of lush jungle transport you back in time. ... more   less 
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