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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 3 nights at Tabin and loved it. We chose the general package and enjoyed the activities like the mud volcano, but as birdwatchers we were always looking for wildlife and our guide Rafel was extremely accommodating. He took us for an extra 3 hour walk in the primary rainforest, birding and looking at plants along the way, which...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading previous reviews, we stayed 3 nights here in one of the river cabins. While not deluxe accommodation, it was quite spacious with a lovely balcony overlooking the river and amazing air conditioning- which is a must for drying clothes after hiking in the humidity. The bathroom was a bit basic, but we weren't really visiting for the room...

Thank Tigsy B
Zug, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Its a very nice resort and the serve excellent food. The bungalows are located with hill or river view. The tour guides know the local wildlife very well. If you would do some hiking ask gor the Elefant Trail, a 2h walk trough the jungle (the give you free rubber boots :-) Even if it was raining, I could do...

Thank AlfioDP
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 December 2016

we stayed in chalets that are up from river that can involve over 60 steps! Next time id stay by river right in the resort . Accomodation very good and excellent guides. We found it very hard to know if this was the best reserve to visit in hope of seeing truly wild orangs,as we thought of Danum.No guide book...

Thank ashley465
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

I stayed in 3 wildlife resorts during my trip to Borneo and this was my favourite. Set in the middle of the jungle it really is a special and beautiful place. The 20 cabins are either hill and river side and each are equally as beautiful. I was on the hill with its 50 plus wooden stairs. The whole resort...

Thank Johnramsayoliver
Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed here two nights between kinabatangang and Borneo rainforest lodge. We had a great guide called Rachael who was very well informed and passionate about her job. We stayed in a hill lodge. It was pretty basic but it all worked. We had our own balcony but you couldn't sit on it as there were no chairs. That was...

1Thank Pehbeansandchips
Reviewed 28 October 2016

The resort is lovely with good comfortable rooms. Ours was overlooking the river. All the staff at the resort were helpful and friendly and the guides are just brilliant with genuine enthusiasm for their local wildlife. I wish we could have stayed longer to see more of the forest and the incredible species there.

Thank tgrafton
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Couple travelling with 3 yo son. Activities : we took 3 days 2 nights package which include short trekking, waterfall visit and night walk. Verdict : it was easy for us and i think i can bring my parent (60 years old) in future. not much animal sighting but we witnessed flying squirrel in action which was superb. Food: Reasonable....

Thank AishahZakaria
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This was a lovely facility, great rooms, staff and guides. The chef went above and beyond to try and cater for my gluten-free requirements, which was greatly appreciated. Our Guide Rachel was very friendly and knowledgeable, and we saw lots of interesting birds and animals. The only downside (and this comes from a New Zealander who is used to being...

1Thank gosnm
Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay. The staff was incredibly friendly, and helpful. We did several jungle treks, early morning and evening ones. Our cabin was amazing on the edge of the creek. The food was delicious, and with first breakfast, second breakfast, lunch, tea, and dinner, always plenty to eat. We enjoyed mud masks, and foot soaks from...

Thank Jane6250

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tabin Was declared a wildlife reserve because of the large numbers of animal species inhabiting its forest, including several which are highly endangered. With a protected forest area of 120,500 hectares, Tabin plays an important role as a dedicated ground for the breeding of endangered wildlife and protected mammals in Sabah. Tabin Wildlife Resort offers visitor facilities and accommodation within the wildlife reserve to provide a comfortable stay whilst experiencing the spectacular Borneo flora and fauna. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tabin Wildlife Resort

Address: Km 49 Jalan Tunku, Lahad Datu 91125, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Lahad Datu
Price Range: RM2,083 - RM4,278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tabin Wildlife Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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Tabin Wildlife Resort Lahad Datu, Sabah
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“Requesting a river lodge is a MUST!”
 of 5 bubbles rkeller86, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Mountain Lodge 2 was perfect. Private and not too far to walk (64 steps weren't a problem at all)”
 of 5 bubbles alisonm429, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The river rooms have a ton less steps but the upper rooms look more interesting, if a bit more inconvenient.”
 of 5 bubbles jeffreyjonkoch, 9 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Hill side 1 or 2”
 of 5 bubbles 281sama, 13 Jul 2015 | Read review
“If you do not mind a few steps. Go for Hill Side. Stunning views and much more rainforest experience. River side looks like a retirement home in comparizon!”
 of 5 bubbles N1824VQdavidh, 22 Jan 2015 | Read review
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