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Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge

Sekonyer River | Kumai, Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I doubt anyone comes here for the hotel experience because of course it's all about the orangs and on this basis Rimba Lodge ticks the box and does the job. Over the course of our three night stay we were out and about on the river by 8 am and not returning until 5 pm - so really Rimba served... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rimba sets out to be an Eco friendly lodge in the heart of the Borneo jungle. It seeks to provide comfortable accommodation, employing local people using local materials and saving resources. It places itself at the heart of the Orangutang conservation area and its existence helps promote and support this great project and for us all to see these magnificent... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic 3 days in Tajung Putin NP on a trip ex Bali, organised by Orangutan Odysseys. We chose to stay 2 nights at Rimba instead of on the klotok because my health is a bit fragile and I need a decent rest to function the next day. Rimba is quite humble, say basic 2 star, but a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lodge is located near the national park, the rooms are basic but good. The food in the restaurant is average but the service is great. It is not a luxury lodge but good for what it is. There are a lot of monkeys in the hotel that can make alot of noise at nigth. But that is part of... More

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ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your report on our Rimba Oranguatan Eco Lodge. We are hoping to upgrade this lodge commencing with major solar energy plant early in 2015. More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If one compares Rimba to other place in the world, one would definite describe it as poor, but looking at the other places in the nearby area, it is a good place to stay. Warm water is available, the food is okay, not great but reasonable. Beds are clean as well. As we did the tour with the rimba lodge... More

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ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your report and for your positive comments about our Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge. We do not intend to be a city hotel but a comfortable establishment to have a wonderful wildlife primate experience. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The resort is extremely remote, a 2 hour boat ride from town. The grounds are well kept and the resort truly is beautiful. The rooms--well I think the recent complaints about upkeep are based on expectations. Instead of expecting a 5 star European style resort, instead set your expectations for a 2 star Southeast Asia hotel and you'll know what... More

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ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your report on our Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge. Your emphasis on what we are is greatly appreciated. We are not and never will be a 5 star operation. We are exactly what you say. We know that we have to improve and will continue to take heed of what our guests say. We are unashamedly a Conservation... More

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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

In reading the many reviews of the Lodge readers rhapsodize about these magnificent primates .However that doesn't make this lodge a great place to stay.. The grounds are rustic which is quite appropriate. The staff are courteous and willing to help. The food will do and is simple and satisfying although choices are very limited. The rooms are poor with... More

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ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for emphasizing the rustic lodge. Your comments re room are justified in some of the rooms. We have upgraded a number of rooms and most of the lodge and will continue this process. Also we are putting in new more efficient ACs and a solar power facility to give us 24 hours power. This lodge was purchased by... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Just returned from an amazing 10 days in Borneo. Stayed 7 nights at the Rimba lodge, and on day trips had 5 sightings of wild Orang Utans, 60 + at various feeding stations plus numerous Proboscis Monkeys, Macaques, Silver & Maroon Langurs, plus forest pigs, crocodiles, monitor lizards , butterflies birds etc. Lodge was comfortable , food was varied &... More

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ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on our Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge, which are greatly appreciated by our staff there. The sight of one's first wild orangutan is awesome. Thank you for emphasising the primate experience which is so varied in numbers and species. More

Currumbin, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This wonderful ecolodge in a very remote location is a great base for exploring wildlife including the Orangutan "stars". Comfortable and great friendly service & great guided trips which were meticulously planned.

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ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your report which is greatly appreciated by all the management and staff of our Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge. More

Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We had great experience seeing Orangoutangs and other wildlife. Nevertheless, it is hard to call it good experience overall. We stayed in ecolodges before in Peru, Equador, Africa. They were maintained very professionally. Rooms at Rimba are adequate, but bathrooms are not. Also they are trying to be green, so there is no electricity during the day, which means no... More

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ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Re your report. Luckily I was present when you made your strident complaints to our Manager regarding Mr Jafar a well known guide on the Sekonyer river. I can thus speak with authority. Most of the guides do not speak English fluently as it is their third language after their local dialect and Bahasa Indonesia. Thus when confronted by poor... More

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Address: Sekonyer River | Kumai, Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > Borneo > Central Kalimantan > Pangkalan Bun
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