Nature Lodge Sepilok

Nature Lodge Sepilok

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4.5
#1 of 2 hostels in Sepilok
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
Located along Sepilok Road, this property is within 1km from the world famed Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre and Borneoan Sun Bear Centre. We have chalets (ensuite with hot water shower facilities) and dormitory rooms. A full service restaurant is within our compound. Ample of parking spaces.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Hiking
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Taxi service
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Bottled water
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Malay

Location

Jalan Sepilok, Sepilok 90000 Malaysia
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles263 reviews
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Nature Lodge Sepilok garners praise for its exceptional value, with guests appreciating the tasty and reasonably priced food at its restaurant. Its prime location near wildlife sanctuaries makes it a hit among nature enthusiasts. The staff's friendliness and helpfulness contribute to a welcoming ambiance that's often highlighted by visitors. While the rooms are celebrated for their spaciousness, comfort, and cleanliness, a few guests have noted the thin walls. Overall, the tranquil atmosphere and proximity to rainforest activities make it a favored retreat for eco-tourists.
Location
Convenient
Atmosphere
Tranquil
Rooms
Comfortable
Value
Reasonable
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Friendly
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Arnav S wrote a review Jun 2024
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Good accommodation location, very close to all the sanctuaries (orangutan, sun bear)
We stayed in the private double room and it had a big shower and air conditioning and a ceiling fan. The food was also decent although a little expensive!!
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Date of stay: June 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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jensen_chua wrote a review Jun 2023
Singapore, Singapore
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is my opinion it's the best lodge in Sepilok. The lodge has a new extension called the Orang Utan and Gajah wing. Great comfy lodge at Sepilok, this is the only lodge I will stay. Good service, delicious food at its restaurant, and friendly staff. The room comes with 2 bottles of filtered water daily. The bed is firm and comfy and has daily housekeeping. WiFi is stable and good too. Had the best shower experience at nature lodges in Sabah so far. This is my "Hilton" in Sepilok. :)
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Date of stay: May 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: The lodge owner has a lodge in Kinabatangan, a turtle sanctuary at Pulau Libaran with glamping...
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Response from Alexander Yee, General Manager at Nature Lodge Sepilok
Responded 25 Jun 2023
Thank you very much for your positive feed back. Those two are our new wings, we constructed them during Covid shut down. It was rather challenging for us and we are glad we made it and around to welcome you. Do have a safe travel and take care.
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Explorer62547856250 wrote a review Jun 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The location of the property is just a walking distance (1.2 km) from the famous Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre.

The room we got (they're named as Orang Utan!!) was very spacious and worth the cost we paid. The sachet coffee with a filter was very new for me and loved it.

WiFi works great across the property area. It's easy to get a GRAB taxi if you want to go to the city or airport.

Overall, a nice experience. Make sure to use mosquito repellent whenever you go out of your room. :)
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Date of stay: June 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Use mosquito repellent whenever you go out of your room.
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tanya c wrote a review Feb 2020
East Preston, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Arrived here from a lovely stay in KL and initially it was a bit of a shock especially when they only had a double, instead of twin, for the 1st night. Beds very comfy and facilities clean. Very good air con.

Other disappointment was building works going on which started at 7am, so no lay in. Breakfast is very basic if you dont like eggs, but heard that that is norm for the area. Staff were very helpful with organising trips etc if needed and always smiling and happy.

Cereal and yoghart for breakfast would be great as well as more chairs (hammocks) in an outside space for relaxing. Also a ramp access to main building for people who can not do steep stairs.

Overall for area, it was a good choice for the price.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Alexander Yee, General Manager at Nature Lodge Sepilok
Responded 18 Mar 2020
Thank you very much for your feed back. We will look into the alternative breakfast choice and the restaurant access. Regards
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Cosmopolitan587907 wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was one of the nicest places to stay in! The beds were comfy and the communal area was lovely. There were cats at the hostel which came up to sit on our laps and the lady at reception even showed us the 1 month kittens they had. It’s a 15 minute walk from the orangutan centre but that’s fine and really easy to walk. We ate at the restaurant opposite instead as it was cheaper. Really lovely little place to stay.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Alexander Yee, General Manager at Nature Lodge Sepilok
Responded 20 Feb 2020
Thank you for taking time to write this positive feed back.
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jack i wrote a review Jan 2024
4.0 of 5 bubbles
serene atmosphere with an eversmiling staff that is not shy of helping out even at odd times. the dorms are clean and the beds are out of heavy wood without squeeking or wobbling. bathroom and shower/toilet units are well maintained and the overall design with big leafy foliage in open view spaces is pleasent.
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Date of stay: January 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Alan C wrote a review 1 Jul
Sydney, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice accommodation Sepilok.
We stayed here one night . Convenient location close to Orang Utans sanctuary and rain forest canopy walk where we actually observed an Orang Utans in the canopy . The room is a good size with comfortable beds , a large solar heated shower and a small outdoor patio . The accom was perfect for our needs
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Date of stay: July 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Oliver S wrote a review Jun 2024
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Most importantly, the hotel offer free beer tokens if you give them a good review. The hotel is ok, but after staying here I am sceptical whether some of the reviews are legitimate. Be mindful of that before booking!

Great location to get to the Rainforest Discovery Centre - walking distance. Nice grounds. Room a good size with a huge bathroom / shower - shower very good but solar powered so be prepared for a potential cold shower. Air conditioning and fan work well.

You cannot get a drink of any description unless the restaurant is open. It's only open for 2/3 hour time slots for breakfast/lunch/dinner. The restaurant doesn't open for dinner until 7pm which is a little too late in my opinion. Means you can't get a drink at all between 2 and 7pm, with very little else around the hotel. The bed is very uncomfortable and the pillows are genuinely rock hard. They're meant to be memory foam, they're not. We slept without a pillow and had a very bad night's sleep. The WiFi does not reach some of the rooms which are far away from the reception area. Walls are pretty thin so noise travels between each room. Also has a bit of a weird smell in the bathroom.
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Date of stay: May 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Stefanie W wrote a review Feb 2020
Karlsruhe, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The dorms were clean and very comfy. The staff was nice and very helpful. Also the food was OK and breakfast was included.
Bathrooms and toilets were also clean and even thought you had to wait for a certain time to get warm water it was completely fine!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Alexander Yee, General Manager at Nature Lodge Sepilok
Responded 18 Mar 2020
Thank you for your positive feed back. Do have a safe onward travel. Regards
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James A wrote a review Apr 2024
Hue, Vietnam
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A cosy place to stay which is within walking distance to the Sunbear & Orangutang sanctuaries + the rainforest discovery centre (a must see attraction if you’re a birder like me). The room was clean, comfortable and had air conditioning. We enjoyed breakfast, lunch and dinner at the hotel restaurant which was well priced and served tasty food.
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Date of stay: April 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ananta asked a question Jul 2018
Germany33 contributions40 helpful votes
How can I book this accomodation?
Answer from Benjamin D
Düsseldorf, Germany44 contributions53 helpful votes
Have a look at Booking. com
Answer from Chrissele
Imst, Austria100 contributions52 helpful votes
yes they do such tours. i can't post a link but you just have to search for nasalis larvatus tours. that's their travel agency
Answer from AlexanderYee
Malaysia33 contributions29 helpful votes
Thank you Chrissele for helping to answer the question. Should we have room available, we will let you in early to rest. Meanwhile you are welcome to leave your belongings at the reception area while you explore the surrounding sites. If you have the app of Grab car, a ride from airport will cost RM25. Otherwise, yes, taxi will be RM40.
Dreamtravel S wrote a tip Jun 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I would recommend bringing mosquito repellent because the mosquitoes here is barbaric. I recommend going for the nightwalk at the RDC "
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Consuelo T wrote a tip Jun 2024
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is a restaurant in the Sepilok stay, also there’s parking available and Grab taxi to move around"
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Explorer62547856250 wrote a tip Jun 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Use mosquito repellent whenever you go out of your room. "
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bea h wrote a tip May 2024
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Blanket was very thin so bring pyjamas"
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Maps761148 wrote a tip Mar 2024
Montreal, Canada8 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"No ATM anywhere close by so bring money !! Most places don’t take cards"
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PRICE RANGE
RM 196 - RM 285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MalaysiaSabahSandakan DivisionSepilok
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nature Lodge Sepilok
Which popular attractions are close to Nature Lodge Sepilok?
Nearby attractions include Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) (0.7 km), Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre (1.2 km), and Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Nature Lodge Sepilok?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Nature Lodge Sepilok?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Nature Lodge Sepilok?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Nature Lodge Sepilok?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Lake Bistro and Bar, Banana Cafe, and White House Bistro.
Does Nature Lodge Sepilok have airport transportation?
Yes, Nature Lodge Sepilok offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Nature Lodge Sepilok?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Malay.
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