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Tabin Wildlife Resort

KM 49, Jalan Tungku, Lahad Datu 88300, Malaysia
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Severna Park, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ride to Tabin is bumpy, scenic and all part of the adventure. Coming into the park we were greeted by pig-tailed macques and an eagle. On our trip to the airport 3 days later we saw orangutan, eagle and monitor lizard - Keep Your Eyes Peeled! The staff are helpful and very friendly. Mohammad was our guide and was... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked a the 5D 4N Danum 'n' Tabin Combo for June 2016, but in January had to cancel the booking. On contacting my original Tabin Wildlife salesperson on January 2nd, I was told that I would receive a full refund of RM10,700 to my credit card. A week later, with no sign of a refund, I emailed once more,... More 

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tabin267266, Manager at Tabin Wildlife Resort, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Warmest Greetings from Tabin Wildlife. We have checked our bank statement, the full amount already refunded in March. It was follow up with an email and proof of bank processing slip in February to inform you by email for the refund status. Our bank had confirmed the refund, and we had emailed you twice which we did not... More 

Lichfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Tabin featured as the centre point of our honeymoon, after a few days at rehabilitation centres and in KK. We were collected from Lahad Datu airport by the resort staff and we commenced the hour or so drive to the centre, which itself was absolutely fantastic; leaving the roads after about 20 minutes to follow a dirt trail for the... More 

2 Thank Ben L
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

I was so disappointed with this part of our trip! We went to Borneo for two weeks and stayed 2 nights on the Kinabatagan river and two nights in Tabin. The river lodges were great and although we didn't see as much as I had hoped, the guide was friendly and the service good. Never mind I thought. We will... More 

3 Thank Penelope C
Tabin_Marketing, Manager at Tabin Wildlife Resort, responded to this review

Dear Penelope, Thank you for your feedback. Tabin Wildlife is always looking to improve and address any shortcoming that we have. Having looked into the details of your guest feedback, please find below the explanation. 1. Bumpy Road – Tabin wildlife is located 49km away from the nearest town area and most of the time there will be a bumpy... More 

Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Tabin, set deep in a pocket of old forest, is well run, comfortable and atmospheric, and an excellent way to experience the rainforest and spot wildlife. The chalets are clean and spacious, and have private balconies. The river ones look across the stream to a wall of dense trees; the hillside chalets are a steep climb up a long walkway,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

The location of this lodge couldn't have been better for visiting Tabin National Park. The night drives are a great way of seeing the nocturnal animals, although it is very easy to spot gibbons and hornbills whilst having breakfast. The rooms were large, comfortable and clean. The staff were very friendly and our guide and driver were excellent.

3 Thank Clive T
Missoula, Montana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Stayed 2 nights in late March. There has been an El Nino drought so bugs and rain were not an issue. Elephants are in the area occasionally which is apparently the reason one cannot walk on the (very short) trails alone. Although one can walk on the roads. Because, it would seem, elephants wont be there? It was really the... More 

3 Thank jeffreyjonkoch
Charlottesville, Virginia
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

We stayed here for three nights in January, 2016. Overall our experience was very positive. We saw a wide variety of wildlife. Dusk and night drives seemed to be the best way to see mammals - we saw bornean pygmy elephants, bearded pigs, flying squirrels, malayan civets, asian palm civets, and three leopard cats on these drives. We did not... More 

5 Thank Aaron B
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our two day visit to Tabin. It's an upscale jungle lodge set among gorgeous and animal- filled secondary rainforest. Their programs include guided hikes and keep tours during the day and evening. We enjoyed seeing macaques, orangatuans,jungle cats, exotic birds, lizards, and even unusual insects. We generally enjoy more unstructured outdoors adventure, but our guide was very helpful... More 

2 Thank LorenOgin
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

This is he best tourist destination in Malaysia. Remote. Wild. Exotic. Accommodation is basic but fine. The night and day safaris are awesome. The staff are friendly and very knowledgeable. If you want a adventure recommend you give this a go. Bring your own snacks and medical kit as it is remote. Expect home cooked food.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tabin Was declared a wildlife reserve because of the large numbers of animal species inhabiting its forest, including several which are highly endangered. With a protected forest area of 120,500 hectares, Tabin plays an important role as a dedicated ground for the breeding of endangered wildlife and protected mammals in Sabah. Tabin Wildlife Resort offers visitor facilities and accommodation within the wildlife reserve to provide a comfortable stay whilst experiencing the spectacular Borneo flora and fauna. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tabin Wildlife Resort

Address: KM 49, Jalan Tungku, Lahad Datu 88300, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Lahad Datu
Price Range: $523 - $1,064 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tabin Wildlife Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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