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Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our time at the Rimba Ecolodge was truly special, as we felt so lucky to have the experience of getting so close to the Orangutans at a time when their forests are in jeopardy. Our captain, chef on our river boat, and our tour guide, Ohan, went out of their way to make our time on the river boat and... More 

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ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate your comments about our Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge especially your emphasis on the education aspects of our lodges in particular local employment giving sustainable jobs depending on the forests and the vital role of our guests in this process. The huge struggle for the survival of the orangutans at Tandjung Puting will continue and our company is... More 

Crewe, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A much belated review but neverless sincere. We visited in May for three nights and had a super time with Eko as our guide. We visited Malaysian Borneo a few years ago to see Orang-utans and were disappointed with the experience but here is was wonderful. We never expected to get so close to them and we will never forget... More 

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ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your report about our lodge and our boat the "Rimba Queen" We especially thank you for your comments about our staff both at the lodge and the boat. You captured what we have worked for - a unique experience given to you by the local people; many of our staff come from the local village and the... More 

Waterloo, Canada
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place in the jungle. The whole complex is on stilts. We stayed in the Diamond room. We are impressed that we have: running warm water, shower, and flush toilet. (We did not expect too much given the environment.) We had a three-day tour and we are extremely happy with what we did and what we saw... More 

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ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Your comments re our food will be studied regarding the amount and variation. We should advertise more that we can cook western style food but we do specialise in local food dishes. Thank you for your support and your comment we are in the right direction; assume you mean environmentally. More 

Brussels, Belgium
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36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family started a 3 week Indonesia vacation with a package of 3N/4D in Rimba Eco lodge. The booking was done directly with the lodge and that went fine. We hesitated for a few weeks between the 2 options: book a Klotok and sleep on the boat vs. the Rimba lodge. In the end, for us, the comfort of sleeping... More 

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ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your observations on your stay, they are very helpful. We are slowly improving the facilities at the lodge eg 24/7 electricity due to our new solar power system and will continue to do so. We are finding the combination of one or two nights sleeping on one of our boats + two nights at the lodge is... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Very nice eco-lodge in the middle of the jungle. Rooms are really very spacious and so is the bathroom, common areas are also really nice, everything was clean and in perfect working order. You truly have the jungle at your doorstep, so it could be a lifetime experience if you never did something like camping etc. Think twice if you... More 

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ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your very positive report. All our staff are local (part of our concept of empowering local people with sustainable jobs dependent on the forest as a conservation measure). Thus we appreciate greatly our comments about them. We greatly appreciate your stay as al visitors with us contribute to our attempts to save this wonderful ecological system. More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Excellent and friendly service, especially the iced towels on the boat after a trek in the forest - worthy of a five star hotel. The cook on the boat Rimba King, Agis prepared food of of restaurant quality . Nothing was too much trouble. I took a group of six well seasoned travellers and all were impressed. Ashley Leiman Director/Trustee... More 

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ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your report on our Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge. We especially appreciate your comments on our boat the Rimba King as we have put great efforts into this custom built boat and its crew under Ucok Hakim. Thank you for your wonderful support. More 

Pacific Northwest
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22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Rimba Lodge is located in the heart of Tanjung Puting National Park, a fantastic place to experience orangutans in their forest habitat. The lodge has everything one would need to be comfortable in the hot and humid climate -- air conditioning, hot water, mosquito netting, and bottled water. The staff is over the top friendly and helpful. The food is... More 

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2 Thank wildtrekker
ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We especially appreciate your warning re the danger of the orangutan as a species. Our company is dedicated to the conservation of endangered species in Indonesia. All eco tourists help us in the vital battle. We reinvest around 70% of our profits in the development of new lodges and only employing local people to empower... More 

Denver, Colorado, USA
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We spent a wonderful 3 days with the Rimba Lodge team with 2 nights in the lodge and one on the boat. Our guide Hakim was a wonderful host and a very knowledgeable naturalist. He had a keen eye to point out the wildlife from large to tiny to us. The boat crew was always working behind the scenes to... More 

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ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your remarks regarding your stay at our Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge. We are so delighted that you enjoyed your experience. You really have captured the essence of this unique place in such a valuable ecological area. We agree about your comments about our shop and must now concentrate on developing proper local produce lines. Thank you for... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We recently have just returned from a 5 day, 4 night visit of Tanjung National Park and we stayed at the Rimba Lodge and on their Klotok's for our trip. We were absolutely blown away by the service which we received and the way everyone at the lodge made our experience so wonderful. The lodge itself has a wonderful homey... More 

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ecolodgesindonesia, Owner at Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments about our Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge which are greatly appreciated. We especially appreciate your comments about our staff and our dedication to conservation. The lodge itself was built in 1989 with a Dayak design. We have kept this design, respecting the local culture and often visitors criticise the design as old fashioned. Your comments have... More 

Bandung, Indonesia
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Stayed here for one night after a day visit to the Park (which was outstanding and not long enough). The lodge is in a good central location for the park and I found the staff to be helpful and friendly. The lodge (particularly the rooms) are very run down but the rest of the facilities are fine. I would still... More 

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Additional Information about Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge

Address: Sekonyer River | Kumai, Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Kalimantan > Central Kalimantan > Pangkalan Bun
Price Range: $78 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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