As with the previous reviewers, I found PDII to be a perfect place to base my exploration of the area. I stayed in the longhouse (americans, think "bunkhouse" ) because the chalets were full and though I had reservations as an older traveler and a light sleeper, I found it relaxing, comfortable, and enjoyed this form of accommodation. It was clean, quiet, and completely relaxed place to stay. The feeling you get there is that the staff are there to support you in your visit to their area, their home. I spent 3 nights at PDII and my only regret is I didn't have time to return there at the end of my trip. This is a clean affordable really good accommodation for travelers who are there to explore the area. It isn't a "resort", you have to "go" to the area attractions, a very short happy free ride. If you are going to the Kinabatangan River you can skip the proboscus monkey reserve, you'll see plenty on the river. I didn't make it to Sepilok, but the Rainforest Development Center was great, especially for birding, you can walk in at sunrise and then pay your admission when the ticket office opens at 8am. Thank You to everyone there and to all the reviewers on Trip advisor who took the time after their trips to write the reviews that led me to this excellent place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Paganakan Dii is the perfect retreat to experience Nature in its most serene and natural state. Built on a site high above the surrounding foliage, the combination of cool longhouses and cosy duplex chalets makes for an experience worth a thousand images. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat Hotel Sepilok