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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Couple travelling with 3 yo son. Activities : we took 3 days 2 nights package which include short trekking, waterfall visit and night walk. Verdict : it was easy for us and i think i can bring my parent (60 years old) in future. not much animal sighting but we witnessed flying squirrel in action which was superb. Food: Reasonable.... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a lovely facility, great rooms, staff and guides. The chef went above and beyond to try and cater for my gluten-free requirements, which was greatly appreciated. Our Guide Rachel was very friendly and knowledgeable, and we saw lots of interesting birds and animals. The only downside (and this comes from a New Zealander who is used to being... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay. The staff was incredibly friendly, and helpful. We did several jungle treks, early morning and evening ones. Our cabin was amazing on the edge of the creek. The food was delicious, and with first breakfast, second breakfast, lunch, tea, and dinner, always plenty to eat. We enjoyed mud masks, and foot soaks from... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time at Tabin. We enjoyed the wildlife that we saw and I was made up to see three snakes amongst other wildlife. The food wasn't great but you can't expect it to be either. We did have ants in the bed for some reason and our water wasn't working, however this was sorted out by the... More 

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Naples, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The road was quite good and we arrived by 9:30 am. We met our guide (Wang) who is a great birder and we watched a film, had lunch and did a walk. We stayed 2 days and failed to recognize how great the AC was ( we did not have that at Borneo Rainforest Lodge or on the river. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tabin Resort was to be one of the highlights of our trip through Borneo. Sadly it was a lowlight due to the stress of the terrible accommodation and just awful food. Tabin PR states that all of its lodges can accommodate up to 4 people, and driving passed the riverside lodges to the central resort building, we were really looking... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

A beautiful spot on the river. Did many game drives, daytime and nighttime. We were unlucky, not an elephant to be seen. Walked to the mud volcano, not very exciting. Would have liked to do more walking, deemed to be dangerous because of presence of elephants. Accomodation was comfortable, the food was not brilliant.

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

Tabin Wildlife Resort is well known as one of the places where you must go to experience the Bornean wildlife. ‎It was very famous because the Tabin reserve was the habitat for the Bornean Pigmy Elephant, plus all the species of monkeys and many more. Unfortunately, the area has been converted to palm oil plantation and the elephants were probably... More 

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Thank Tig68
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Upon arriving at the Tabin Wildlife resort, we were greeted by some very welcoming staff who offered us cool towels, and our guide; Maldin. They showed us to our table, where Maldin talked us through the activities that we would be under taking during our stay. We were then given our key and taken UP to our room. We were... More 

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Oakland, California
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14 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

Positive: Very knowledgable and professional local guides, friendly and helpful staff, beautiful grounds that are well kept, cute and clean river lodges. Negative: Messed up our booking and placed us in the very far away "Hill Lodge" (over 200 steps away) when we had booked a "River Lodge" (but switched our room the following day once we raised the issue),... More 

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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 Tunku, Lahad Datu 91125, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Lahad Datu
Price Range: $518 - $1,050 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tabin Wildlife Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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