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Bilit Rainforest Lodge

KG Bilit Seberang Jalan Sukau, Kota Kinabatangan 90200, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    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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    4 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked via our family in Malaysia using 'Amazing Borneo Tours' to get best price on our package, which included an overnight stay at Selingan Turtle Park, 2 nights here , a visit to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre on our way and Sandakan City tour-see my other reviews for each. On arrival we were served welcome drinks and then... More

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Melbourne
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently stayed at Bilit Rainforest Lodge at the end of a three week holiday in Borneo. I booked two nights (all meals and three boat trips) at the lodge via the internet through Amazing Borneo, who provided me with a detailed itinerary including walks (with mention of available optional tours night boat trips and night walks.) I arrived in... More

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Petaurista, Manager at Bilit Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Susan N, I am terribly sorry if you have felt that our guides did not show enough courtesy during your last stay with us. Perhaps the guides did not elaborate, the river cruise included in your package is for of 2 hours cruise and the pygmy elephants are always moving up and down the river bank, unfortunately that they... More

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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights in a spacious chalet, it was quite comfortable and clean. Food in the main lodge area was very good, especially the second night when we had river prawns and fried calamari. Beer was available for purchase but we would have really liked to have had wine as an option. There was a little ad on... More

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Petaurista, Manager at Bilit Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

Hello AmFromDC, Thank you for sharing your recent experience with the Tripadvisor community. From my understanding, you had an enjoyable stay and your feedback of additional activities to do at the lodge are available. This is to be book with our reception however this are optional and payable at small amount of charges (e.g jungle walk, river cruise etc). It... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We stayed here for 3 days / 2 nights and I really wish we had stayed longer. We were on a wildlife tour of Malaysia and coming here was just amazing. Travelling down the river in the early morning and late evenings are memories that will live with me forever. We were lucky and saw an outstanding amount of wildlife... More

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Petaurista, Manager at Bilit Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Chris G, Thank you for your great review of the lodge, we were very happy to read it and see that you had enjoyed the lodge and its wildlife. The team hope to have the chance to welcome you again soon. More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This place was better then what I had expected. Right on the bank of Kinabatangan river, a quite bilit village and just across river is our lodge. Cottages provided were clean, spacious and comfortable. Food was also decent, although the variety was lacking which I can understand considering resource crunch in rainforest area, away from city. Local sight seeing were... More

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Petaurista, Manager at Bilit Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for your positive review on Tripadvisor. We were very happy to read your comments and mainly that you had enjoyed your stay with us. We hope we will have the chance to welcome you again when you come again to Borneo. More

Perth, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We stayed here for one night as part of a tour arranged through STW Adventures. The tour included pick up from our hotel and we were taken to the Gomatong Caves which were very interested and we saw a wild orangutan with her baby near the caves which was fantastic. We were then driven to the river where a boat... More

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Petaurista, Manager at Bilit Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Laspig, Thank you very much for your very kind review. We are very happy to read that Connor was as usual very attentive and helpful throughout your stay. We strive to please our guest's needs and expectations and are pleased to see that you had an enjoyable stay with us. Look forward to welcome you back soon. More

London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Myself and a friend stayed here for 2 nights in March 2014 as part of a Tropical Gateway Tour (booked through Amazing Borneo locally in Malaysia). We found the lodge to be quite comfortable although the lodges were quite basic. The rooms were very spacious and clean with plenty of drinking water and tea/ coffee facilities. That said I was... More

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Petaurista, Manager at Bilit Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

Hello lady_rsr5, Thank you for having taken the time to review the hotel on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to read you had had a good stay with us. We will also be looking into your comment regarding the mosquito netting. further on the feedback with activities perhaps we could add in of more books to our little library collection, there... More

London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

If you want to explore the jungle or go on a wildlife river cruise, it's likely you'll be staying in a lodge along the Kinabatangan river. I think this is meant to be one of the nicer lodges, comprising of double and 'detatched' chalets, all connected by boardwalks to the main lodge where you have your meals. Stay is all-inclusive,... More

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Petaurista, Manager at Bilit Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Dirgette, On behalf of the hotel team, I thank you for your kind review on Tripadvisor. In regards to your feedback with the vegetarian meal choices, we shall look in to the matter. Overall, we are glad to know that you had a positive stay with us and sincerely hope to welcome you again when you come back to... More

London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I was really pleased with the Bilit Rainforest Lodge when my partner and I stayed last week. At first I thought it was more upmarket than we had wanted for our rain forest experience however we soon changed our tune. The Lodge supports the local village with many villagers working there. The staff are fantastic, friendly, helpful and fun to... More

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Petaurista, Manager at Bilit Rainforest Lodge, responded to this review

Hello wildc98, Thank you for taking the time to review us, it was an absolute pleasure reading the review. We will be certain to share these fabulous comments with the rest of the team in recognition of the team’s commitment and passion for guest service. Appreciate the recommendation made, look forward to welcoming you again to Bilit Rainforest Lodge. More

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Address: KG Bilit Seberang Jalan Sukau, Kota Kinabatangan 90200, Malaysia
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Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Kota Kinabatangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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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