My partner and I had a fantastic time at Sepilok Nature Reserve. From the moment we arrived, the staff were so friendly and helpful. The Bistro Restaurant served a great range of food and the food was all super tasty. It was lovely to sit out on the terrace, with a G&T or one of the resorts signature cocktails and just listen to the sounds of nature. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable- the hammock was a nice touch too. We arranged our own transport to the resort, via Grab, we just connected to the free wifi at the airport and it was only 20MYR- we took a note of the drivers number and WhatsApp’d him throughout our stay to arrange taxis to the Labuk Bay sanctuary, Sandakan and to the airport. We would highly recommend staying at Sepilok Nature Resort.
We booked 2 rooms and stayed 1 night. I think the maximum must be 2 nights - I can't see there is enough to do for longer. The place is a bit different - our 2 rooms were duplex with a sitting area upstairs which was nice to have but not essential. We took our own food. When we went to the bar they only had a few things - many things weren't available. To be expected - you very much feel as though you are in the jungle so we were not expecting this to be 5 star with every brand of fizzy drink. We didn't take breakfast or any meal so can't comment but it was certainly nice enough to sleep in. We went on a night walk at RDC arranged through reception at the resort and that was great.
We were a family of 4 (2 kids of 10+12) and stayed 2 nights. The surroundings are simply stunning, there is no other word for it. The villa was ok, but it’s really a pity that they don’t cater for family of 4. Three of us shared a queen bed and it really was a bit of a squeeze, plus there was a single bed. An extra mattress on the floor would have been really appreciated. Bathroom looked new and was lovely. Room smelt very musty, not sure whether this was due to the location or the fact that it hadn’t been aired or used in a while. The restaurant has gorgeous surroundings. We had a full board meal package which included any starter, main and dessert from a la carte menu. The food was good and there was a lot of choice, with some western options too which was really appreciated by the kids. Only suggestion would be to add a cereal option for breakfast for kids. The resort is next to the orangutan and Sunbear sanctuaries so we were able to go there by foot, and witness both the morning and afternoon feeds (the latter is less crowded). Staff were very kind and attentive.…
We booked this for 3 days and we were Not disappointed, this place is a little oasis of peace, the setting is so peaceful and lush. The accommodation is as expected, it’s not a 5 star hotel but it is very clean and tidy with air con and fans. What makes this place is the staff, they are exceptional, they are so attentive. The food and drink is reasonable, a beer costs about £3 and a main meal is around £6. We didn’t see any monkeys or orangatan but we were just next door to the sanctuary. We loved our stay!
This nature resort is like nothing I’ve experienced before - you really feel like you’re in the middle of the jungle but with the comfort of gorgeous rooms, a restaurant and easily accessible excursions on your doorstep. The perfect spot if you’re looking to visit the Orangutan sanctuary, the sun bear sanctuary or the rainforest discovery centre. Tours to these destinations (and others) can be booked at the resort for a good price. In my opinion, the people make the place and the people here are absolutely lovely and so happy to welcome visitors and share their local knowledge and stories. Big shout out to Rule who took great care of us at the resort. If you are looking for a driver for the day to show you sandakan (be sure to check out Sim Sim) then Sahar is your guy - he can be contacted on WhatsApp +60 11 4048 5579. Sahar is another brilliant local full of knowledge and recommendations. The resort itself is magical - the sounds and sights and breathtaking. I would highly recommend a stay here and I would love to come back. Just, wow!…
We had a beautiful stay at Sepilok Nature Resort. Staff is really friendly and very helpful. It’s clean and the rooms look stunning! Best friendly driver - Anzar (call: 017-821 7605 📞) who brought us to Labuk Bay and made sure we didn’t go home without seeing the Proboscis Monkeys, Hornbill and Silvered Leaf Monkeys. He also dropped us off for lunch at an amazing local fish restaurant (ikan bakar) for lunch! The Orangutan’s Rehabilitation Center is walking distance from the resort. I would recommend this places to everyone!
We spent two nights here and we’re so impressed with how nice the rooms were and the new bathrooms were huge. There was a large rain shower plus a separate modern free standing tub. The air conditioning and refrigerator were a big plus too. The beds were super comfortable too. Proximity to the Rainforest Discovery Center, orangutan rehabilitation center, sun bear center and probiscus monkey facility was perfect. Especially we appreciated the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. One thing I have to mention is the great food. You will really appreciate the great food and selection at this place. Once we got to some of the other lodges on the River part of our trip and saw the mediocre food offerings we missed Sepilok Nature Resort even more! This is a great place to stay.…
By far exceeded any standards we were expecting. The room was large, private and quiet (except of course for the sound of nature). The food was really good but the outstanding feature of this resort is the friendliness and efficiency of the staff. A huge shout out to our waitress Sharly who made us feel so welcome. The resort is next door to the orang-utan sanctuary and about twenty minutes walk from the discovery centre (turn left just after the forest research building). Really enjoyed our stay.
Stayed here for 3 nights in total and found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. Rooms were clean and comfortable, and the common areas were lovely to relax in. WiFi only available in the common areas and was a bit patchy when we were there. Food was nice, and overall the place had a lovely feel to it, would happily return.
This resort is on very nice location. Only 500 mtrs from the orang utang sanctuary. The rooms are big, clean and well equiped. The food is very good. The staff is very friendly and hellpfull. We had a marvelous stad.