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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed just 2 nights over there and we had a really good time! We booked on Agoda and people wrote really bad reviews. Some people just forget that the resort is in the middle of the jungle, AWESOME! What means thats normal if you have some animals around you..and don't forget its still Asia. The food is great as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in a dorm for 3 nights. Dorm was basic but perfectly adequate for backpackers. Fan in room and shared bathroom outside (some dorms have ensuit). Food is difficult to get anywhere other than resort but food is good here. Access to the pool is an absolute winner - wonderful to cool off from the humidity. The resort itself... More 

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Thank K L
Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only bad thing I have to say about the place is how spread out the property is. From the check in to my room seemed like a very long walk late on a very dark night. But during the day it was a beautiful walk across bridges and ponds through the Sabah Jungle. Room was ok with a nice... More 

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Thank wildliferescue
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely setting, the bridge walkways are really nice. The pool is nice, although the water isn't that clear, but it is surrounded by tropical trees. Food is OK, four four quid a meal you can always go to the nature resort accross the road which is amazing). The room however (standard double with fan) was dirty, the bed itself was... More 

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Thank King K
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sepilok is the best area to stay when in Sandakan as every attraction is near to you, especially Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center and Sun bear conservatory (also Rainforest Discovery centre). You will find many hotel options in Sepilok region with name mentioning Sepilok. Out of 3 Sepilok hotels, we stayed at Sepilok Jungle Resort. Our tour operator, Downbelow, had... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The SJR obviously had knew better days, a long time ago. E'thing is a bit tired, from the pool to the rooms and the bathrooms. It seems that a few efforts could be done to improve that place. But it's not and we don't really understand why. Because, to be positive, the place is perfectly situated, 5 minutes walk from... More 

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Thank Thomas S
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

amazing location , perfectly placed for all the local wildlife attractions (tip: make sure you visit toe proboscis monkeys as well the orangutans and sun bears) and in beautiful grounds itself. Staff are all incredibly helpful & friendly and easily booked us on a number of private tours to match our interests. Food is a little repetitive but all the... More 

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Thank RosieRed86
limjohnny, Owner at Sepilok Jungle Resort, responded to this review

Dear RosieRed86, Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We are glad that you have thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for specially mentioned our friendly staff, tasty food and the fabulous swimming pool. We look forward to serve you again. Johnny More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

This hotel is just across from the Orangutan Sanctuary. It is lovely with cabins in the jungle, lounge areas and tables by a beautiful pond. The only negative was that the food was mediocre. However, there is a very good restaurant on the other side of the pond you can walk to. Good food at low prices. Rooms at the... More 

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1 Thank Joel N
limjohnny, Owner at Sepilok Jungle Resort, responded to this review

Dear Joel N, Thanks for choosing to stay with us. We are happy that you have given us a 5 star and have enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your valuable feedback on the food and we have passed your feedback to our kitchen. They will ensure that they will provide the best food to all our guests.... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

A family run resort within walking distance of the orangutan sanctuary Rooms are in an accommodation block though basic they are clean and have everything that is required. Meals served in an open air dining room Over a lagoon accessed by over water walkways. Service was prompt and friendly The swimming pool was not open for most of our visit... More 

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Thank jayne h
limjohnny, Owner at Sepilok Jungle Resort, responded to this review

Dear jayne h, Thanks for choosing to stay with us. We are delighted that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We are sorry that the pool was not available during your stay as we were doing some maintenance work. However, it is re open again after 2 days. Thanks for your compliments on the friendly service. We will convey... More 

Lewes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

This is a functional place to stay like a travel lodge in UK. Does the job no more. It was very unkept and looked sad and in need of a lick of paint. Our room was comfy but accessed over broken cement piles. The pool looked welcoming but was warm to hot and murky looking and only open from 10... More 

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limjohnny, Owner at Sepilok Jungle Resort, responded to this review

Dear Wendy F, Thanks for choosing to stay with us. Our gardens received the most compliments based on the feedback that we have received after operating for more than 20years. I am sorry that you did not enjoy the garden. Maybe you dislike the way we did it. We did not trim our trees and plants in a perfect manner.... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Just 5 minutes walk to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, Sepilok Jungle Resort offers comfortable lodging for visitors around the world to get close but un-intrusive glimpse of this nature paradise. It is enclosed within a tropical virgin Borneo Rainforest in Sandakan, Sabah (Borneo), Malaysia. Let its beautiful landscaped gardens and wide expanse of lush jungle transport you back in time. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sepilok Jungle Resort

Address: Jalan Rambutan | Sepilok, Mile 14, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sandakan
Price Range: $36 - $48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sepilok Jungle Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 60
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Also Known As:
Sepilok Jungle Hotel Sandakan
Sepilok Jungle Sandakan
Sepilok Jungle Resort Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
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