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A founding member of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, 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. We've just opened 20 of our brand new Villas in addition to our 20 Superior rooms. What better way to enjoy the Borneo rainforest and its wildlife than in wonderful Borneo themed comforts.
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Free Internet
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Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
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Sandakan Airport51 km
Lahad Datu Airport52 km
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we stayed a couple of days in this luxery lodge near the river, we enjoyed the organized safaris on the boat, in the day, early morning and night, guides are very dedicated and the lodge is good organized

Thank geert d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This lodge is in a very special location. We booked the lodge and guiding as a package. Our rooms were quite basic, but ok! Food is excellent. It worried us a bit that the resort is expanding! I really hope they can keep at least...More

Thank martinhelmantel
Response from Erica T, Marketing Associate at Sukau Rainforest LodgeResponded 6 days ago

Hi there, martinhelmantel Thanks for this review! We don't think you need to worry about our lodge expanding too much, as we make sure that whatever that we decide to do, it will have very low impact on the environment and that we stick to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the 2 night/ 3 day package with Borneo Eco Tours. The lodge is on stilts with an elevated boardwalk. We had a villa and it was nice with spacious bathroom and walk-in shower. We chose this lodge because of the quality of the...More

Thank HayKay1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lodge and the location was beautiful. Our guide was very good and did his best to show us as much wildlife as possible. We were sad to only see the 3 resident orangutans, but no others. We did the pigmy elephant search at an...More

Thank CGriffiths
Response from EricaT1449, Marketing Associate at Sukau Rainforest LodgeResponded 1 week ago

Hello CGriffiths, We appreciate you leaving us with this review! We apologize that the experience with us didn't meet your expectations, CGriffiths. We have done the necessary to investigate the issues and worked to improve in the areas of our services that you have mentioned....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had 2 nights here recently and enjoyed our stay. Had some great trips out in the boat saw 7 out of the 8 available Hornbills, lots of Proboscis monkeys and Orang Utans, and various other birds and mammals. Sadly the elephants were on their...More

Thank baxtermurph
Response from TimothyT_BET, Owner at Sukau Rainforest LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Baxter, thank you for your feedback. We take food safety very seriously and I am glad you raised this with us. I'll investigate this immediately and make sure our team do everything possible to ensure that the food we serve is not only hygienic...More

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14 September 2018|
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Response from TimothyT_BET | Property representative |
Hi Trekker, our entire lodge including all rooms, facilities and connecting boardwalk are built elevated on stilts so there will be no problem with leeches at Sukau Rainforest Lodge. If you're connecting onwards to Borneo... More
7 August 2018|
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Response from SH4RRY | Reviewed this property |
We stayed here for 3 nights. We did two early morning boat trips and one late afternoon boat ride. Unfortunately we were not lucky enough to see the Pygmy elephants but other boats out at the same time did see them - the... More
16 May 2018|
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Response from nlamau | Property representative |
You do not need adapters for your devices as our lodge uses the same UK-type three-square-pin plug with electricity supply 230/240 volts at 50/60 hertz
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"If choosing a villa, keep in mind that villa#1 is close to the action and villa#20 is quite far away."
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"The separate bungalows"
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"Worth paying the extra for a villa"
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"The newly built rooms ."
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MalaysiaSabahKinabatangan District
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