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Mulu National Park Headquarters, Gunung Mulu National Park 98007 Malaysia
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#1 of 9 Specialty lodging in Gunung Mulu National Park
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Mulu National Park Headquarters, Gunung Mulu National Park 98007 Malaysia
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charlotte B wrote a review Apr 2020
Southampton, United Kingdom147 contributions56 helpful votes
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We booked to stay here for 2 nights in a private lodge for 2. The room was big and everything you would expect from being in the middle of the rainforest. We had already pre-booked our trips we wanted to do through emailing the park HQ but you can book these on arrival. On arrival we paid for all of our trips and we given a park map. The staff are really friendly and recommend trips to do. Thé café at park HQ is great. They have English and traditional food. The price is great and the food is delicious. The satay chicken is the best we had in Borneo! As soon as you enter the park, you have a great feeling as you walk across a little suspended bridge straight away. The park has security so when you want to go and do any of the trails you sign in and out. They have recommend walks you can do. The look out tower is good. The signs around the park are really good and informative. We booked on a couple of trips which were the skywalk, night walk and deer and Lang cave trip. We were supposed to do the garden of Eden trip but unfortunately we couldn’t do it. The skywalk is amazing and I would definitely recommend it. We managed to see some monkeys in the trees and because they keep the numbers to a small group and you can only have a couple of people on each bridge it feels like it is just you and your family with you. The night walk was amazing, going into the rainforest in the pitch black is incredible. The guides are amazing and know where lots of the animals hide. We didn’t see any big animals but saw snakes, spiders, scorpions. The deer and Lang cave was my favourite trip! The guides are incredible and we learnt lots of new information! The cave is out of this world. We were so lucky and managed to see the bat exodus where around 2 million bats fly out the cave. There is nothing that can describe the experience and we felt so lucky to be able to see it.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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bethan559 wrote a review Feb 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom32 contributions30 helpful votes
We had already booked our accommodation and tours before arriving via email and found this part of the process great. However, when we arrived at the park they didn’t have all of this recorded and they were having to look through all the paper booking folders to find everything we booked. We left after paying thinking everything was done. We just happened to go back to the reception to ask about a walk later and they enquired where our wrist bands were for the park we had no idea what they were talking about as we had not been given them. They then presented us with paper work that had all of our booking details printed out including the tours. The hostel room had around 14 beds with 2 men’s shower/toilets and 2 women’s at the back of the building. There is no key for the hostel door and no plug sockets next to beds. There were a small number of plug sockets in the middle of the room. Lockers are in the room but you need your own padlock. The first 2 nights were great there were only 3 of us in the room. However, this all changed on the last night when a large tour group came and took all of the other beds. They were extremely loud before 6am in the morning for over an hour and showed no respect for others trying to sleep. Their guide then also came into the room shouting to round them all up for their tour. I think in these situations the park should rent the whole hostel room to the group or make it clear that you follow the unwritten hostel rule of not making excessive noise before 7am! The breakfast included within the room rate was really good as was the food at the park HQ in general. Everything shut at 8:45 in the park. If you can find accommodation just over the bridge from the park this is as good as staying in the park. We booked the hostel to avoid having to get lifts all the time.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Carl B wrote a review Feb 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom56 contributions30 helpful votes
I travelled here with a friend. We stayed in the rainforest lodge as the dorm was full. The room was ensuite and was outstanding. To find this in the middle of a jungle was simply amazing. The facilities for where you are are excellent. Food very good. Quality of guiding excellent, visitor centre very informative. The internet isn’t great and I definitely think this is not because of the location as locals were streaming films and games etc. This should be looked into as travellers need to be able to book flights etc which we did have an issue with. Food and drink is a bit more expensive than the average on Malaysia, but hey you’re in the jungle! Very much recommended and I WILL be back!!!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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775traveller wrote a review Jan 2020
NSW252 contributions74 helpful votes
We stayed in 2 different types of accommodation because we were there 3 nights and there wasn't accommodation available in the same room for 3 nights. First was the more expensive deluxe garden bungalow. It was big but smelt very musty, with very Creaky floors! It had a lovely outdoor area to sit at and was in a quiet area. The second one was the rainforest lodge, cheaper and I liked it better. There was a chair to sit on inside, as well as the balcony outside. It was smaller but smelt better. The downside was the air con seemed to be on a timer so it went off at night when sleeping. Each room had a jug for tea and coffee but no fridge, but powdered milk was supplied. They have limited facilities (a generator is used some of the time) so that's part of the reality of its remoteness.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Genevieve123456 wrote a review Dec 2019
Cairns, Australia45 contributions1 helpful vote
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It was lovely accomodation, clean and comfy. It was exactly what we wanted for a two nights in mulu. It was very quiet and very convenient when organising tours with the park. Only thing I would say is don’t book on booking.com as they charge than going through the national park.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Storyteller424584 wrote a review Dec 2019
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Last week we decided to visit Gunung Mulu and to do the pinnacles walk. We called in advance to book, and as we were a bit tight with time we asked park HQ whether they thought it was possible to book the plane the morning in which we were meant to come back from the walk. They suggested us to wait and come to the park to discuss this. We followed the advise and as soon as we arrived at park hq, we reminded them we had to book the flight back. We asked whether they thought it would have been better to book the 11.20 or 12.00 o clock flight, and they suggested us to wait till the next morning to talk with the guide, but to pay for WI fi immediately to make process quicker the next morning at 9 (just 30 min before the walk). A bit hesitant we followed the suggestion once again. In the morning we went at 9 o clock to talk with the guide, and he told us that we had to talk with the guide of camp 5 and not him to organize this. Too worried at this stage, we decided to book the 12 o clock flight (much more expensive). When we tried to use internet, it did not work. I entered park hq clearly worried and I asked if they could book my ticket, as the WI fi they provide did not work. They answered me rudly that they did not give this service, and that if I wanted good internet I had to go to the Marriott. Clearly, if I knew this was the case I would have booked the Marriott in the first place and not the park hq accommodation. Also, it would have been nice knowing this before paying for their internet. As the walk was starting, we could not buy our ticket back. When we arrived to park hq and talked with the ranger, he told us the time for the boat back is organize by park hq and not him. There were already other 3 people going back early than 10 am, and the ranger told us it was common for this to happen. We ended up having to pay an heatfy plane from the airport, while park hq could have told us the week before there was no problem in being back at 9 am to catch the 11.20 flight.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Cupcakemmy wrote a review Nov 2019
Port Angeles, Washington7 contributions
We LOVED our stay in Mulu Park. The staff were all incredibly friendly and helpful, the room we got was spacious and comfortable, the cafe had great food and the proximity to the trails was unbeatable. Right outside our door we saw squirrels, geckos and skinks. That was just from the porch, with many more animals seen in our almost 4 days in Mulu
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Avine C wrote a review Nov 2019
Utrecht, The Netherlands15 contributions31 helpful votes
We booked a room via mail. Very quick, helpful and polite answers. We only had to transfer a deposition and pay the rest (cash or credit card) at arrival. They also advised us about the excursions and reserved a spot for us. We stayed at the Rain forest Lodge. Spacious lodge semi-clean (when you are staying in a forest you have to expect some visitors in your room 😄). We did the amazing canopy skywalk and 4 caves. Unfortunately the a bat exodus did not happen. Food wise is kinda good for a remote place. 2 days is enough.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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cheongww wrote a review Nov 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia143 contributions67 helpful votes
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Stayed here for two nights w my family of 6. We loved the stay as much as exploration to the rainforest and caves. Stay - We took Betik, Langsat and Salak rooms. Rooms are spacious, clean with comfortable beds. There are mosquito nets to keep the insects out. Sufficient lightings, new fittings, cool a/c and nice bathroom. Without tv, fridge and wifi; however a plus for us as a digital detoxification environment. Cafe - They serve Local and Western food. Local food include Chinese, Indian and Sarawak cuisines like curry laksa, fried noodle etc. Choices for vegan are available. Best part is actually the surrounding and access to the Parks and caves. It is very well maintained and we feel safe here. The rangers and guides are very professional. Very responsible as they make sure cleanliness is up kept at all times. Bravo. You won’t regret, one of the best natural retreat I’ve been in this region. Lovely.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Jirka Kotek wrote a review Sep 2019
Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic145 contributions83 helpful votes
Easily the top of our trip to Malaysia. I will not comment on beauties of national park (since they are obvious) but only the accommodation grounds. It is beautifly hidden in the park, so it does not disturb the nature and nevertheless it offers great comfort and service. From staff, which is helpful, great organisation of tours (I was really suprised, such level is often not present even in Germany) and nice and cozy living quaters. We had one room in longhouse one (four people) It was clean, a/c worked, we had warm water and no insect at all. And right behind your door is a jungle and you can walk around pretty freely. You can go for a nigh tour on your own and few other circuits. Breakfast is not that great, but if you realize where you are, you can forgive that. Small giftshop is also nice and not forget the perfect museum of the park behind the reception. For dinners however I sugest to leave the park grounds and go over the bridge to the small private restaurant. It is cheaper and they have more choices. In the end I was really thrilled. I would love to visit again and I thank so much to all employess for one of the nicest experience I have ever had.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mulu World Heritage Area Accommodation
What food & drink options are available at Mulu World Heritage Area Accommodation?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Does Mulu World Heritage Area Accommodation have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.