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Bilit Rainforest Lodge

KG Bilit Seberang Jalan Sukau, Kota Kinabatangan 90200, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 3 days before going to Lankayan Island and it was amazing. The guides are fantastic, they spot wildlife so quickly and are very knowledgable. We saw elephants, red leaf monkeys, silver leaf monkeys, macaques, hornbills, crocodiles, kingfishers, lizards, proboscis monkeys and so much more! In fact we saw elephants on every trip in the boat! The... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the BRL for two nights. The trips on the river were amazing and we got to see loads of wildlife! The food was decent, but a bit 'samey' for 5 meals. The staff were very friendly. Definitely recommend it as a place to stay to visit the Kinabantangan River.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms were very large, the beds comfortable and air conditioning (which we weren't expecting). Bathrooms were quite basic but functional. We loved relaxing in the hammocks on the balcony while keeping an eye out for long tailed macaques! The food was good if eaten on arrival (otherwise the buffet could be cold) and the breakfast hit the spot. The... More

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived to the Bilit Jetty and from there we took the boat to our lodge. As we were travelling down the river we could tell that there was an incredible diversity of plants, mammals, and birds. (Just imagine if the rainforest had been left! How much more diversity there would be?) On arrival we were shocked at how amazing... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

By the previous reviews and lonely planet writeup, we entered and presumed we had been dropped off at the wrong lodge... this is not a 3 or 4 star but more a summer camp for adults. Rooms are large, overly large... though could not fit two people in one of the small two beds so slept single, not sure if... More

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stay in one of the two level bungalows and it was fantastic, I loved lying in the hammocks on the deck drinking a beer (amazing to get reasonable priced beer in the jungle). A couple of bugs in the room but what do you expect. Comfortable bed and great food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must do stay/trip in the Sandakan area. We saw the orangutans at Sepilok, then by bus&boat to the lodge. After checking in it was onto the boat for the Kinabatangan river tour. We saw hornbills, macaques, proboscis monkeys and white-belly sea eagles. Following day we stopped at the Gomantong Cave to see the bats and white bird... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Set on the banks of the remote Kinabatangan River, and accessible only by boat, this is a surprisingly smart lodge. A raised walkway links the stilted chalets, which are spacious, clean (barring the odd ant) and well-fitted (big comfortable bed, fridge, strong air-con etc), and each one has a terrace with chairs/hammocks. A dribbling shower, understandable given the setting, nevertheless... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Not sure how to start this one as I rarely write bad reviews. From the outside looks OK but there was not much to do. I will say our wildlife river cruises were very good but that is luck as to what you encounter. We saw elephants close up & lots of Proboscis Monkeys, Macaques & Gibbons. So did the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Good food, clean, attractive chalets. While its not 5 star it is perfect for the area. Very helpful staff, and really good boat tours (generally wouldn't be in to that type of activity but actually it was really interesting)

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Address: KG Bilit Seberang Jalan Sukau, Kota Kinabatangan 90200, Malaysia
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Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Kota Kinabatangan
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Bilit Rainforest Lodge is located beside the Lower Kinabatangan River in the village of Bilit, approximately 2 hours drive from Sandakan. It is a set of amidst lush tropical forest and offers comfort and peaceful relaxation as well as a base for easy exploration of the incredible diversity of plant, mammal and birds at the Kinabatangan region. All chalets and the restaurant are made from local hardwood material and are designed to blend into the nature giving a unique local native ambience. The rooms are very spacious and comfortable with a minimum of 600 sq.ft. for standard chalets and 800 sq. ft. for VIP permier chalets. A boardwalk connects the jetty, restaurant and all the chalets. ... more   less 
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