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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I arrived to the Mulu with only last night made booking in my phone. At the airport I was reached by random local guide who found out that I had already accommodation called to the Bernarat Inn and in 5 minutes arrived van to pick me up. I stayed in Bernarat Inn for 2 nights. It is a nice, well... More 

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Thank Kajar K
Richard H, Owner at Benarat Inn, responded to this review

Dear Kajar, Thank you for your positive feedback about Benarat Lodge. We try our best at all times. Yes, in this new age of technology, bookings can be made even 1 minute before check in . However, at this moment , our lodge is still keeping up with technology but as we are in middle of jungle, might as well,... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at the Benarat Inn but it was not quite what we were expecting. The staff were helpful and friendly but the accommodation was basic at best. A lot could be done to upgrade the rooms although the food was very good and the location next to a river was lovely.

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Thank laura1905
Richard H, Owner at Benarat Inn, responded to this review

Dear Laura, Thank you for staying at our lodge. We are a basic accomodation right in middle of the jungle. Hence, we maintain a basic stay for our guests with our trained staff. Thank you. Regards, Richard More 

Singapore
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2016

I love the jungle and cave trekking in Mulu Park itself. It was a good experience. The Benarat guide, Maria, was very caring and knowledgeable. She even offered to drive me anywhere since I have no other plan the next morning before my check out. As for the stay, the room was very basic, a good traditional village experience in... More 

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Thank Fifygoth
Richard H, Owner at Benarat Inn, responded to this review

Hello, We are sorry to hear that you fell ill on your last night stay, but we are glad to hear that our Mulu operations had taken care of you well. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Regards, Richard More 

Marlborough Region, New Zealand
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81 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

I don't like reviews that list the positives then have a long list of negatives .... But this place needs such and list. Staff (especially Amil) good. Guide good. Room tidy and clean. Fans and insect proof windows great. Food bad sometimes inedible, the same thing with minor variations each day, not sure how much gets recycled to the next... More 

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Thank Philip M
Richard H, Owner at Benarat Inn, responded to this review

Dear Philip, Thank you for staying at our lodge. Our contractors are working on the driveways to make it more solid. Yes, we are aware of the condition of the road. We do not recycle our unfinished food to the next day. We throw it away. We fly in the fresh food daily by air from Miri town. As for... More 

Travelers are raving about these Gunung Mulu National Park hotels

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3 reviews
Reviewed August 18, 2016

Amenities were very basic and this would have been okay but the price is not basic. Much better and cheaper accommodation in Mulu Park itself. The restaurant staff were rude. On one day morning I arranged for a shuttle to the park and they forgot so as a result I had to walk/run the 2.5km to the park and the... More 

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Thank Kijen
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights in the fan rooms. Rooms were basic but spotless with cold water and electricity from 6-12pm. From what we understood, this is standard outside the Marriott and Park Headquarters. We did the 2D1N show cave package which is highly recommended and our guide Bonny was talkative, knowledable and funny. We connected greatly with the... More 

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BorneoKid, Public Relations Manager at Benarat Inn, responded to this review

Dear Andreas, Thank you for your review about us, and that you had enjoyed staying with us. We hope to see you again in the near future. Do introduce us to your friends as well. Regards, Benarat Lodge Team More 

Klang, Malaysia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 9, 2016

it is simple yet nice home felling lodge..people gather in canteen and chat together compared with living in 5 star hotel but watching TV in your own room. indeed a wonderful experience for all nature lovers in a kampung style accommodation.thumbs up.

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1 Thank laichaiwei
Hee3033, Owner at Benarat Inn, responded to this review

Dear Lai Chai Wei, Thank you for staying at our lodge. Yes, why do you need a 5 star accommodation when the 5 star accommodation is the jungle, the nature, the caves, the flora and fauna and accompanied by the chickens running wild and about at Benarat Lodge. We look forward to your visits again in the near future! Best... More 

Leeds
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159 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2016

This accommodation is owned and operated by Borneo Tropical Adventures, by far the best tour operator in Miri/Borneo. As such they use it as a base for some of their tours (which are amazing). The accommodation itself is budget, so if you are used to the high life this may not be the place for you, although they have just... More 

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Hee3033, Owner at Benarat Inn, responded to this review

Hello Rob, Thank you for staying with us and your nice review about us. It definitely spur our team to work harder that guests appreciated us, our team and our level of services. We strive to improve our level of services at all times. Our travel agency name is Tropical Adventure Tours and Travel but our website is listed as... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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51 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2016

I had a very nice double room with ensuite shower room and breakfast for 50MR. This included pick up and drop off at airport and also free tea and coffee all day. The grounds are lovley (free roaming chickens, nice flowers and the river. The manager Eddy organises packages which are a bit pricey but save the hassle of having... More 

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Hee3033, Owner at Benarat Inn, responded to this review

Dear Ginny, Thank you for staying at our more basic accomodation called Kenny BnB. Its just what travellers looking for a place to sleep for the night but it comes with free breakfasts and airport transfers.. Thanks also for giving information updates about Mulu. Our team at Mulu tries our best at all times to serve the guests needs and... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Benarat for a couple of nights while visiting Mulu. We were a bit suspicious after just landing at Mulu with nothing prebooked but ended up jumping on their van and going with them! Really glad we did, Eddie took great care of us and was an incredible(!) host. We booked a few tours with Tropical Adventures (tour... More 

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BorneoKid, Public Relations Manager at Benarat Inn, responded to this review

Dear Hayden, Thank you for visiting Mulu and staying with us. We are glad that you enjoyed your holiday in Mulu. We look forward to seeing you again in future. Do recommend us to your friends. Best Regards, Your family in Borneo ! More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Benarat Lodge or Benarat Inn is a simple lodge in Mulu National Park. It belongs to Tropical Adventure Tours & Travel in Miri. We have recently increased the no of rooms and is in midst of adding in solar energy for each room to supplement the current power generated from generator. Most guests who stayed with us usually book our 3 days Njoy mulu tours, 4 days Mulu Pinnacles tour or the 5 Days Headhunter trail tour. This is back to nature at its best. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Benarat Inn

Address: Sg Pala, Melinau River , Mulu N Park | Opposite Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa, Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sarawak > Gunung Mulu National Park
Price Range: $36 - $63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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Benarat Hotel Gunung Mulu National Park
Benarat Inn Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia - Sarawak
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“Stay at Mulu National Park accommodation instead. That is very good.”
 of 5 bubbles Kijen, Aug 18, 2016 | Read review
“If you want to use Wi-Fi you can go to Marriot Hotel very close to the lodge or you can also go there to spend some time at the bar.”
 of 5 bubbles AlexandreO529, Apr 17, 2016 | Read review
“tropical 1 building looked newer. we were in tropical 2.”
 of 5 bubbles PSG104, Sep 27, 2014 | Read review
“Go somewhere else.”
 of 5 bubbles carolynthb, Jul 27, 2014 | Read review
“Book in advance to get a reservation at the park HQ chalets or the guesthouses.”
 of 5 bubbles Siapsarah, Dec 1, 2013 | Read review
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