First of we want to say a very big thank you to Edd and Lynn. On the day we were due to check out we found out that our next Hotel was not excepting guests as it had gone into shut down due to the Corona virus. Edd & lynn helped us out with sorting out flights home. Everything here was fantastic our room the staff the wildlife. We preferred going out in the trucks wildlife spotting as we felt we seen more than on the walks as we had to concentrate on the ground making sure we didn't trip on the vines and you are more enclosed it seemed harder to spot wildlife due to the visibility but we did feel very exhilarated after the walks.
A very peaceful and relaxing place where all employees do everything, so we can feel comfortable. Food very good and sometimes too much. A special thanks for our guide Olivier for his knowledge, answering every our question, searching and showing all creatures, and above all for his smile and fun during ours activities.
We called to Tabins office and asked if last minute booking is possible straight from their Lahad Datu's office, when we arrive there. Woman at the phone said it is possible and presented price to us. When we arrived to Lahad Datu, there was a woman at their official airport office, who said it is not possible to make last minute booking, but for a next day it would be possible. Ok, we agreed to that. But now price was raised, and same package was more expensive than what they said at the phone. This smelled like a scam, and we decided to leave somewhere else. We are not budget travelers, but don't want to get scammed either. This kind of things give bad impression of the resort.
The Rooms are ok, bit basic and dark - we had plenty of insect and lizard life in ours - but to be expected in the Jungle. Unfortunately a rat go into our room one night (leaving droppings on the beds), staff were very accommodating and moved us immediately. Food was basic, and if vegetarian / gluten free etc you will need to talk to the chef to confirm what you can/can't eat. Activities and Guide were excellent - we saw various wildlife on our walks and drives. The jungle is tough for spotting, but still rewarding. This is a basic place with huge potential, would still recommend if you are passionate on birds and nature in general.
This is a very good place if you love nature and are happy to relax without a whole lot of luxuries. The cabins are very nice, without being luxurious. The common area with bar and restaurant is a little bit rustic but very comfortable. While the choice of food which is done buffet style is reasonably basic it was very good and there were always at least 2 or 3 choices so there was something for everyone. Nature is the star here. We often saw gibbons in the trees around the common areas and we were lucky enough to see orangutans on one of our trips with a guide, as well as quite a few birds. If you are looking for a high end luxury resort in the jungle it's probably not for you but if you are looking for a very comfortable and relaxing base to venture out with guides and see the wildlife it's a great spot.…