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The Last Frontier Boutique Resort

Kampung Bilit Kinabatangan River, Sandakan 90000 Malaysia
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#1 of 40 Speciality lodging in Sandakan
The Last Frontier Resort is a unique resort in the Kinabatangan area. As the first and only, it's located on top of a 100 meter high hill with a beautiful view over the forest sanctuary and the Kinabatangan River. Our packages include accommodation, 3 meals a day and an evening river cruise. Optional we can provide jungle trekking, night river cruises and night walks in the jungle.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
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Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Dutch, Malay


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Kampung Bilit Kinabatangan River, Sandakan 90000 Malaysia
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Sandakan Airport48 kmSee all flights
Lahad Datu Airport53 kmSee all flights
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alh00020 wrote a review Jul 2019
Sherborne, United Kingdom136 contributions76 helpful votes
This resort stands out due to the personalised nature of the service; there are some huge hotels along the riverbank, but this hotel has only 4 rooms. The staff are extremely caring and attentive, and really make the effort to engage in conversation. The restaurant has an amazing view down to the river and across the rainforest, and the food is absolutely brilliantly. Gert, and particularly Jason, went out of their way to ensure that our stay was superb in every way, even going so far as to help with our itinerary for after our stay. I cannot recommend highly enough for a boutique, intimate stay in an incredible environment.
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Date of stay: July 2019
BeckM393 wrote a review Jul 2019
Adelaide, Australia65 contributions66 helpful votes
This a great alternative to riverside accommodation. Peaceful with great food and very helpful owners. We saw Pygmy Elephants on the boat trip as well as macaques, proboscis monkeys, silver leaf monkeys. Orangutans were in the trees by the stairs to the resort. I recommend this place.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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mabaki wrote a review Jun 2019
Norfolk, United Kingdom24 contributions6 helpful votes
We also chose to stay here as it was different - the other resorts were all river front villages and this appealed to our sense of adventure. We were picked up from Sepilok and had a comfortable [despite the roads!] drive to Bilit. The 600 steps we had been warned about looked a bit more daunting in the hot sun, but loaned a backpack in which to put his handluggage [my back pack was carried for me by Gert] my husband gainfully began the climb! We did get used to the steps as we went on 3 river trips while we were there - the early morning one starting at 5:15 began with a mist over the river; we saw it clear and the sun rise. Wow factor. The food at the lodge was super - just say when you book if there's anything you don't like. Our guide Rodal was great and full of
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Date of stay: May 2019
Laura B wrote a review Apr 2019
Essex, United Kingdom10 contributions1 helpful vote
We chose to stay here whilst at the Kinabatangan River because it looked different to all the other lodges right by the river, and we definitely made the right choice! It was amazing staying at the top of the hill instead - beautiful views and so much wildlife. We had wild pigs right by the dining area! I really cannot fault this place. The staff are so friendly, accommodating and knowledgable, the room was comfy and clean, and the food was so so good!! We went on a few river cruises where we saw macaques, proboscis monkeys, crocodiles, a wide range of birds and more! If you plan on going to the river, and can handle the 600 steps (they are so worth it and not that bad at all once you’ve done them once, honest!), then stay here so you can hang out in the actual rainforest !
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Date of stay: March 2019
Sara H wrote a review Feb 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Had the most incredible time here! My partner and I were blown away by the wildlife in the area, and the warmth and hospitality shown by Rodel, Jason and Gert. Rodel was an amazing guide, and a genuine pleasure to spend time with. He has excellent eyes for wildlife spotting and was as excited about the animals as we were! We saw a huge old male orangutan on the first night of the river cruise, and a couple of females and a baby on the second day. We also spotted innumerable other monkeys including proboscis. Of the non-monkey creatures, we saw a crocodile, hornbills and a binturong (a bear/cat-like creature) which we were told was very rare. Jason was an awesome cook and great company - we really enjoyed our evening chats with him including his excellent advice for the rest of
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Date of stay: February 2019
US$179 - US$196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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