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The Last Frontier Boutique Resort

Kampung Bilit Kinabatangan River, Sandakan 90000 Malaysia
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#1 of 39 Specialty lodging in Sandakan
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The Last Frontier Resort is a unique resort in the Kinabatangan area. As the first and only, it's located on top of a 100 meter high hill with a beautiful view over the forest sanctuary and the Kinabatangan River. Our packages include accommodation, 3 meals a day and an evening river cruise. Optional we can provide jungle trekking, night river cruises and night walks in the jungle.
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Free parking
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English, Chinese, Dutch, Malay


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Kampung Bilit Kinabatangan River, Sandakan 90000 Malaysia
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Sandakan Airport30 miSee all flights
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Madge wrote a review Sep 2020
York, United Kingdom88 contributions54 helpful votes
My husband and I had a really nice time in the Last Frontier. The food Jason prepares is exquisite and the boat cruises are really fun. The rooms are minimalist, but very comfortable and the hotel is certainly right in the jungle. You walk up around 600 steps to get to the hotel, which as you can see is nestled on a steep hill. There is limited space available because of this but for a 2N3D stay it was good value for money and we recommend it.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Matthias Vanheusden wrote a review Sep 2020
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Our stay at The Last Frontier was simply amazing. Unique location, wonderful hosts, amazing food and very clean and comfortable rooms. Jason and Gert and their crew really go the extra mile to make your stay unforgettable. I highly recommend a stay here.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
James K wrote a review Aug 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia5 contributions
Really enjoyed my one night here! I didn't have time for two nights but they managed to tailor a custom trip so i could squeeze in the jungle hike as well as an evening and morning river cruises and transfer to reach Sepilok in time for the next leg of my trip! The rooms were super clean, great water pressure in the shower (which was amazing after spending 5 days on Mabul Island). Jason who has built and runs the place was super attentive to all the guests, he served and I think cooked the meals himself (which were fantastic) and gave 5 star restaurant service in the resort restaurant, he is a true conservationist and hosted the jungle tour himself, explaining alot about the history and background of the deforestation happening around the area as well as pointing out and providing information about the flora and fauna. There are a few stairs but that's why you're up on the forest ridge and and not down on the river bank which is why this place is so special.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Nicola B wrote a review Aug 2020
Wellington, New Zealand12 contributions1 helpful vote
A great place to visit. We ended up here through a river junkie booking and was very pleased with it. Jason and Gert were excellent attentive hosts with lots of knowledge and passion of the surrounding rainforest and area. They also were wonderful at helping us book a bus down to semporna instead of our return transfer to Sandakan and waited with us until it arrived. The food was spectacular! The steps are long but adds to the adventure and experience. The boat for the river cruises did keep breaking down but the guide fixed it pretty quick. Didn't spot any elephants or orangutans on this trip, bit that's nature I guess. Plenty of proboscis and other wildlife. A wonderful experience, would recommend to everyone.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Gill wrote a review Jul 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Our first venture after the lifting of the ban on travel within Malaysia and a good choice! The Last Frontier was comfortable and Gert was the ideal host. The food was the best we had during our tour of Sabah. Our guide took us on the river cruises where we saw a herd of Pygmy elephants and many proboscis and silver-lipped monkeys. A lovely eco- friendly and welcoming resort set high in the rainforest with a variety of wildlife. I would certainly recommend it to anyone wishing to discover the area.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$179 - $196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Last Frontier Boutique Resort
What are some of the property amenities at The Last Frontier Boutique Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Last Frontier Boutique Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Last Frontier Boutique Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does The Last Frontier Boutique Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Last Frontier Boutique Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Last Frontier Boutique Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Dutch, and Malay.