We didn't stay at the B&B but arrived there for our trip to their jungle lodge on the Kinabatangan river and it looked nice with a shady garden area with hammocks but obviously we didn't see the rooms.
The staff were very welcoming and friendly and explained everything about our trip before we left - The jungle accommodation is basic beyond belief but we knew this and it was a great adventure. You stay in an open hut with a mattress and a mosquito net. Take a torch and leave your inhibitions! We were fed well and the staff in the camp were very knowledgable and enthusiastic about the wildlife.
As others have commented - the palm oil plantation expanse is a little depressing but obviously not their doing. Uncle Tan's are working with WWF to replant a lot of the river border with native trees and allow the wildlife a corridor to use. We saw quite a lot of wildlife in just a couple of days and someone who was there the day before us had seen an orangutan. Monkeys, lizards and bats are prevelant in the camp and yes, we saw a rat too! The jungle is a noisy place so we got little sleep. It was worth it though.
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- Uncle Tan B & B Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia