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Sepilok Jungle Resort

Jalan Rambutan Sepilok, Mile 14, Sandakan 90000 Malaysia
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#6 of 39 hotels in Sandakan
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.
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Dean wrote a review May 2020
Nottingham, United Kingdom125 contributions46 helpful votes
This place is fall of wildlife orangutang at breakfast with you trying to pinch your food , you can hear the pygmy elephant in the jungle all day, sun bears, birds, snakes tree top canopy’s walk, the rooms are beautifully done with your own balcony looking out into the jungle it just 😍
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Katey R wrote a review Apr 2020
8 contributions1 helpful vote
I loved this place. I loved everything about it. Lots of thought has gone into this place. The landscaping is beautiful. The hosts are welcoming, warm, and attentive. The closeness to the Sepilok Orang utan Rehabilitation Centre took all the guess work out of seeing the orangutans. We also took 3 tours booked through this resort. We found them in a binder at the resort. There was no hard sell or hard promotion of these tours. The staff organized everything. These tours were experiences I will remember all my life. It was all so so good. Thank you to this resort.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: All rooms were good.
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Response from , Owner at Sepilok Jungle Resort
Responded Apr 3, 2020
Dear kateyroad, Thanks for choosing to stay with us. We are glad that you were happy and gave us a perfect score. Indeed our main attraction is our close proximity to the sepilok orang utan Centre. Not forgetting our friendly and helpful staff too. We are glad you are happy with all the tours that we recommend and arrange for you. We look forward to serve you again. Take care during this pandemic season. Johnny
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Chris B wrote a review Mar 2020
Palma de Mallorca, Spain65 contributions14 helpful votes
The accommodation is very basic & old, like a hostel. However it is clean, the staff were friendly & helpful, the grounds were great, just like being in the jungle & it is most conveniently situated just 5 min walk from the Orangutan centre. It also has a swimming pool, which the other nearby accommodations do not. We were there for three nights & it served its purpose perfectly..
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from , Owner at Sepilok Jungle Resort
Responded Mar 19, 2020
Dear Chris B, Thanks for choosing to stay with us. Thank for your review and your compliments on our beautiful garden, friendly staff and cleanliness. Not forgetting the location, being the main reason why people is staying with us. We look forward to serve you again in the future.
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Andrew S wrote a review Mar 2020
Sheffield, United Kingdom714 contributions135 helpful votes
This is a lovely location overlooking the water, nicely decorated with plants hanging down. Food: we had fish and chip sandwich which was really tasty, fish was nice and light, bread slightly sweet like brioche.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from , Owner at Sepilok Jungle Resort
Responded Mar 19, 2020
Dear andrewspiers, Thank you for having lunch with us. Your wonderful comments will encourage us to work harder for our guests. Johnny
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N.morgan wrote a review Mar 2020
20 contributions3 helpful votes
How this place can call itself a resort is beyond me. It is a backpackers inn with a swimming pool. SJR is located along an unlit side road about 100m from the main road. There is no security gate or guard so anyone can walk straight into the place unquestioned. We arrived at 1730 just as the reception was closing. After going through the info on breakfast / location of restaurant etc the parting message was to not leave any valuables in the room at all, a bit disconcerting. We had a deluxe room with balcony in an adjoining annex, a single storey wooden dormitory style building with access each end. We parked nearby and proceded to unpack our car. To our horror neither of the entrance doors are locked, or even have locks, so are accessable to anyone 24/7. At night, the whole area around the annex is unlit and is an easy target for burglers. ( hence the statement about valuables). Found our room, door didn't fit properly and had large gaps top and bottom and rattled in the frame. A slight shoulder push and the door would open. On entering, our fears were confirmed, the place is a dump. We were not expecting the Ritz, but this place was unacceptable. I trudged back to reception but there was nobody to contact, so, as there was little chance of alternative accommodation we decided to grin and bear it for the night. Didn't bother to unpack, decided on an early supper before doing an online search for an alternative hotel. The whole "resort" consists of single storey wooden buildings and are spread out around a lake. They are connected via a wooden boardwalk approx 120m long which terminates at the restaurant. It was now dark and although it is illuminated, only one light was working so we walked along the boardwalk by moonlight, occassionaly tripping on uneven floorboards. The only light being a strapped up flourescent tube (pic). Had food which was ok but limited and returned to our hovel to look for alternative digs, which we found in Sandakan. Had a restless night as bed and pillows were uncomfortable. My wife removed her pillowcase and was horrified at the state of the pillow which was foam rubber and filthy.(pic). Returned to restaurant for breakfast, and in the daylight it was shocking to see how dangerous this place actually is. Numerous broken electrical sockets / switches held together with electical tape and wires hanging out of light fittings (reason why they were not working - pics). All this on a wooden structure. My alarm bells are ringing loud now, and saw that there are no fire extinguishers anywhere , I didn't see one at all. In our room, a lamp which was plugged in, was wired by single cores, highly dangerous, and the switch held together with selotape (pic). Bags packed, I marched back to reception and gave notice of our early departure and demanded my money returned, which it was once I produced the damning photos. This place is really awful, the standard of accommadation poor but worse of all is the safety issues. Why any reviewer can give this place more than one star is beyond me and you have to question on whether the review is genuine or not. My review is backed up with photos.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: Stay somewhere safe
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Response from , Owner at Sepilok Jungle Resort
Responded Mar 19, 2020
Dear Daneli09 Thanks for choosing to stay with us. In the balcony room, there are 4 fire extinguisher being placed and it is being service every year. I am surprise that you are not able to see it. The one storey building is because we are not having any sprinkler system and one storey allows our guest to escape in case of fire and if we to close both exit, how would the guest escape the building during fire emergency. Thank you for selectively posting unsafe picture and being the safety inspector. Although nothing had ever happened, you still demand a refund after staying a night. Johnny
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sepilok Jungle Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Sepilok Jungle Resort?
Nearby attractions include Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre (0.2 miles), Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (0.7 miles), and Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sepilok Jungle Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Sepilok Jungle Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sepilok Jungle Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sepilok Jungle Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Lake Bistro and Bar, Banana Cafe, and Kedai Roti Thiam.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sepilok Jungle Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Sepilok Jungle Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sepilok Jungle Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.