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Sukau Rainforest Lodge
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Bellinzona, Switzerland
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16 reviews
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“Wonderful lodge and safari! ”
Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

The lodge itself is wonderdul: clean, confortable, nice staff, surrounded by the forest. The excursions organized are also great: we saw elephants, crocodiles, orang utan, monkeys, ... I would definitively recomend this hotel/trip.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sukau Rainforest Lodge.The rooms were basic but comfortable and kept spottlessly clean.The food was very good and always cooked fresh.
The staff were very friendly and helpful.The river trips were enjoyable and the guides knowledgeable and very good at spotting the wildlife especially on the night trips.
The highlight of our trip was to see a large herd of Elephants which we had to travel for one and a half hours on the boat to find them but it was well worth it.
Cant wait to return.

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Oxted
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

We had a fantastic time at Sukau Rainforest Lodge.

The rooms and facilities are beautiful and cosy, the views are fantastic and so is the access to the Jungle Boardwalk.

The chef couldnt have been more accommodating adapting to our dietary requests and the food was very nice.

The girls at the foot spa were also very nice and funny

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

We had two nights here at the start if March in a Borneo Eco tours tour. Everything was fantastic! The rooms are lovely, setting wonderful, food was amazing and staff were brilliant! I hope to return again one day. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay!

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

This is a great place to see wildlife, we saw elephants, probocis monkeys, macacs, crocodile, Orangutangs (I'd highly recommend the Red Ape encounters tour) and a load more stuff. The guides were high quality as well. The Room was very high standard and the food was decent. All staff were polite and helpful.

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United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is one of those few places you promise yourself one day you will return. Ok, it’s not 5 star quality accommodation, nor is it 5 star quality cuisine, but it is a unique experience, with 5 star ambience and location. The guides and staff do a great job. Being on the water creates a special atmosphere, the rooms are quite large and comfortable and the food quite acceptable. It’s really quite simple, but it gets right what needs to be got right and hits the spot perfectly. We saw Orang Utan at Rasa Ria, we saw them in Sepilok, but here we saw them free to roam, we saw them several times, and even spotted one from the lodge boardwalk. Proboscis monkeys on the opposite side of the river on two nights. And millions of bats leaving the caves with bat hawks in close attendance. Sukau Lodge was good enough for Sir David Attenborough, and it was certainly good enough for me.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

This was a great experience. The food was good local cuisine. If you are a picky eater (most american group travelers) you probably shouldn't travel.
As all have said, the flora and fauna are wonderful!!!!!!!! The guides are very knowledgeable.
For a special treat buy some freshwater prawns from one of the local fisherman and ask the chef to prepare them as the locals do. Yummy!!!!!

KMO U.S. citizen

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Additional Information about Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Property: Sukau Rainforest Lodge
Address: Sukau, Lower Kinabatangan River | 2 1/2 hours from Sandakan by boat, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Kinabatangan District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Kinabatangan District
Hotel Class:3 star — Sukau Rainforest Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The award winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge nestles on the banks of one of Borneo's most important waterways, the Kinabatangan River, home to many of Borneo's magnificent wildlife. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the rainforest and the cacophany of its inhabitants, its majestic birds, all 7 species of Borneo Primates including Borneo's iconic Proboscis Monkey, Orangutans in their natural habitat as well as herds of Borneo Pygmy Elephants. Sukau Rainforest Lodge offers the rare comfort and luxury in the midst of the Borneo Rainforest whilst retaining an Eco-Lodge ethos, the delicate balance of true sustainability. We promise to give you and your family an experience you'll always remember and one you'll never regret. ... more   less 
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Sukau Rainforest Lodge Kinabatangan District, Sabah, Malaysia

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