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Sepilok Jungle Resort

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Jalan Rambutan | Sepilok, Mile 14, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
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Ranked #8 of 29 hotels in Sandakan
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I came to Sepilok Jungle Resort as backpackers and absolutely fell in love with the place. You have to bear in mind when you book here that it is right in the middle of the jungle, but if you are prepared for that you will enjoy your stay as much as we did. Location to Sepilok Orangutan... More

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6 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First of all: the location and yard are great. The swimmingpool is nice and clean and I can understand the 5 ringgit pp per day. The room we got for 76 ringgit was fine, with a fan, enough room, a own bathroom with a glass pane between the shower and the toilet. Unfortunately the floor was not very clean, and... More

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

Dear JRVWO, Thanks for choosing to stay with us. Since you have checked out, we have received another comment from the tourist about the smell. We have sent our maintenance staff to check and there was a blockage and it was fixed already. The rates of the jungle night walk was determined by Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre and we... More

Tampere, Finland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was nice hotel with very good pool area. You have to pay for using the pool but it is cheap. Breakfast was good but included no juice so we had to buy juices for children because they didnt drink coffee or tea. Deluxe room is not very deluxe, no safety and doors didnt stay locked, so dont keep anything... More

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

Dear pirmaria, Thanks for choosing to stay with us. We are glad that you have thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. All our doors are able to be locked from inside and outside. There is a button at the door knob. We will inform our staff that they have been friendly and I am sure they will be motivated to... More

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely would make this part of an itinerary. The surroundings are exemplary of expectations of Borneo even if it is just 10 minutes from the airport (cool!). We had a deluxe room which was so large I could not locate my belongings. We explored the resort, & regular rooms were of good size also. Deluxe rooms have a view porch... More

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed my second trip to Sepilok and Sepilok Jungle Resort. I last visited in January 2013 and I have really noticed improvements since then - notably the staff. Happy, smiley and attentive, especially in the restaurant. The reception staff are fantastic and helped to book a transfer back to the airport. I stayed as a backpacker last time in... More

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

Dear flanbers, Thanks for coming back and we are glad you have seen so much improvement from our side. With regards to the orang utan, what we usually do is to inform the tourists not to use flash and not getting too close with them. But like what you say, some tourists are just very stubborn. Following your feedback, we... More

Santa Barbara, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The grounds are simply gorgeous, and within walking distance to the Orang Utan and Sun Bear Rehab centers as well as the Rainforest Conservation Center. The staff are friendly and helpful, and because their sister property is the Bilit Rainforest Lodge (or something akin to that) it was very easy to arrange a visit to the Kinabatangan River. My room... More

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

Dear lcf805, Thanks for choosing to stay with us. We are glad that you have thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. We will inform our staff and I am sure they will be delighted and it will motivate them to serve and work harder. Our sister lodge is called Bilit Adventure Lodge located at Kinabatangan River. Best to go for... More

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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in one of the budget rooms here. The room was very simple but clean and the shower was hot (what more do you need?) The place is massive and pretty much backs on to the sunbears and orang utan rehabilitation centres (an orang utan walked through the place about half an hour before we turned up!) so it's... More

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

Dear Nos21, Thanks for choosing to stay with us. We are glad that you have thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. The fan room has just been renovated and currently we are doing the reception area. As we have set aside 20 acres of land for the wildlife in the area, it is not surprising to see wildlife in the... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my partner stayed here while visiting Borneo. We choose to stay here because its only 5 minutes walk to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehab Center. The place is wonderful but is very much tired and a bit runs down. We stayed at the Fan room and the room was renovated. The staff was also friendly and helpful at all... More

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

Dear babyboy1972, Thank you for choosing to stay with us. Playing mah-jong is the only entertainment the staff has here in the jungle. Only staff who are not working is allowed to play at the corner - max 4 person per session. Since we have received a complain from you, we will review this entertainment as we value our customer... More

Kota Belud, Malaysia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I recently went there for my elective with a few of my friends at Sepilok Rehab Centre and I chose to stay here because it was close (literally 5min walk to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehab Centre) and for the price. We were shocked at first to find out that our room had one fan only and a small one too... More

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

Dear zenmax, Thanks for choosing to stay with us. Being a local Malaysian should understand that our weather is very hot and humid. Usually a room will be given a fan. We do not see the need of putting multiple fan in a standard size room. We will inform our staff about your compliments. However, we thank you for your... More

Los Angeles, California
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9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We highly recommend staying at the Sepilok Jungle Resort if you want to be within walking distance to the Sepilok Urang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. There is another hotel near the centre but it was pricier than the Sepilok Jungle Resort. The village of Sepilok is just a few minutes by taxi from the Sandakan airport (about 40 MYR). Imelda and... More

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

Dear ReneTeresa, Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We are happy that you have thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us and our sister lodge, Bilit Adventure Lodge at Kinabatangan River. We are specially delighted that you are enjoying and find our food very delicious. I have forwarded your comments to all the staff and it has motivated them... More

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Address: Jalan Rambutan | Sepilok, Mile 14, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sandakan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Sepilok Jungle Resort 2*
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Sepilok Jungle Resort Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia

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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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