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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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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Oakland, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Severna Park, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

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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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 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

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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 52 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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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 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.

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Missoula, Montana
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37 hotel reviews
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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 

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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: $526 - $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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