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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

First - the positive. The forest is great, there are some animals - macaques, orang utangs, and we even saw pigmy elephants - but as with all nature trips - it could be that you see a lot less (the birds are terrific - even though I know nothing about bird watching) It's 80km into the jungle - so if...

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Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Of course a visit to BRL is very expensive but it really is a unique experience and well worthwhile. The whole place is run so well: a well-oiled machine which gives guests the best service they could expect. We enjoyed had a river-view room with its funny outdoor tub on the balcony. Guests go out on walks/treks several times a...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The lodge was outstanding. What an experience, once in a lifetime!! The highlight was when our guide spotted an orangutang eating breakfast up on a tree and radioed the lodge to send us near there! We had to go into thick bramble but it was just amazing!! Super luxurious, eco friendly and a perfect setting! I cant wait for my...

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a dream in the middle of the rainforest. The staff are so, so happy to serve, they go out of their way to help, the food was the best I had eaten during my whole time in Malaysian Borneo. The guides are excellent and the whole time I was there I could fault just one thing. The no...

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Whiting, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was outstanding. The ambiance of the rainforest, just a step outside your door, greets you immediately. Take a walk down the board path in front of the lodge. Pygmy elephants crossed the road on our 2.5 hour ride to the lodge from Lahad Datu. Wildlife abounded. The room, the service, our guide, the food, everything was done to make...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My only recommendation is two nights is not enough. From the moment we were met in latu we were treated to an exceptional experience. On our Drive in we saw a Pygmy elephant rare during the day. On arrival we were served lemongrass iced drink and a homemade cookie and then the guide went through our itinerary. Day one was...

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Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed February 19, 2017

There is nothing you can say about this place other than to rave about every aspect of it. The staff? GREAT! The food? In the middle of the Bornean jungle? Superb breakfast, lunch and dinner -- with great ingredients, huge buffet style dinners, great service, wonderful ambience and looking straight out at the jungle, watching hornbills fly by and hearing...

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Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

Not only the place is amazing, but the service level is unique and excellent. Everything went smooth from our own personal guided tours in the wild (everybody gets one) to the quality of food. We even saw the elephant crossing the river in front of the restaurant and our rooms. Their vip rooms are perfect, and the whole scenery is...

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed February 12, 2017

Hotel is amazing, best food I had at the end of two weeks in Malaysia. Comfortable, relaxing. Staff are very good and offer good service that makes one feel very welcome. Site is staggeringly beautiful.

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Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

The lodge offers a little luxury in some of Sabah's amazing primary rainforest. After staying whilst on a tour in 2009, I was always keen to return and share this place with my husband. Both standard and deluxe rooms are lovely with the deluxe having the bonus of a river view. We stayed in DLX 7 which overlooks a meadow...

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  • Breakfast included
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A low density Jungle Lodge with 31 Twin Sharing Chalets located in the largest Conservation Area in Sabah which is home to 275 species of birds, 110 species of mammals & one of the oldest virgin rainforest in the world. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Address: Danum Valley Conservation Area 88100, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Danum Valley Conservation Area
Price Range: $190 - $265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Borneo Rainforest Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 31
Also Known As:
Borneo Rainforest Hotel Sabah
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“Nothing short of incredible. Experience paradise at its very best”
 of 5 bubbles Gene1133, Feb 19, 2017 | Read review
“De Luxe rooms best ; larger and better location/ views of the river”
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  • viewed from dining room juvenile lesser green leafbird
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 of 5 bubbles bornie, Jan 10, 2017 | Read review
“Deluxe rooms have an outside tub”
 of 5 bubbles Napey, Jan 4, 2017 | Read review
“all room levels were very good. Take what fits your budget to stay longer. The villas were ultimate in luxury.”
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  • river view cottage with soaking tub on veranda
  • ultra luxe modern villa
  • entry level category room
  • our river view cottage
  • villa bedroom
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  • amazing view of river directly out front of our room - lots of animals can be viewed
 of 5 bubbles NancyZed, Jan 1, 2017 | Read review
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