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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
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
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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Stewandbex wrote a review Jan 2019
Swindon92 contributions29 helpful votes
Okay having roughed it for 2 weeks around Borneo this was going to be our holiday splurge. Was it worth it..... hell yes it was. Having read the reviews we knew to pack a lighter rucksack and leave our bags in the secure generator room at the bottom of the climb. Yep the climb is epic, but you just take your time.....and boy the views are worth it. Within a few minutes of going to our room, the rustle of the trees revealed an inquisitive purple faced monkey. This is what we paid for. We thoroughly enjoyed all the tours and took an extra early morning one ( we never go back to any place twice and wanted to make the most of our time in beautiful Kinabatangan). Our guide ‘Rrrrr’ ( sorry this is what happens for delaying writing reviews) was great, we were taken away from the other
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Date of stay: November 2018
2 Helpful votes
Sandra T wrote a review Nov 2018
Sidney, Canada40 contributions12 helpful votes
From initial inquiry right through our stay and beyond, this was an excellent experience. We opted for the 3d/2n package. Our hosts, Gert and Nicolo, we're great. Our trekking and river guide, Rodel was a fantastic spotter. The river cruises are the highlight, but the food was good and generous and the room very comfortable too.
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Date of stay: November 2018
Leedstraveller2017 wrote a review Nov 2018
Leeds, United Kingdom27 contributions10 helpful votes
This is a great place to get away from it all, no WiFi no telephones but surprisingly there is electricity and hot water. The approach to the lodge can be daunting as there roughly 500 steps up to the lodge in what looks like a rickety staircase. But do not let this put you off as it is well worth the climb and the stairs are more robust than they look. Advise is to take as little as possible with you and wear teevas (or equivalents) as these cope much better on the sometimes slippery steps than hiking boots/shoes. Also once you understand Jason and Gert ethos around sustainability and being in harmony with the landscape you’ll understand why the staircase has not been replaced with a concrete monstrosity. The food is very good, but sadly only Western breakfasts are offered -
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Date of stay: November 2018
1 Helpful vote
David J wrote a review Nov 2018
London, United Kingdom45 contributions70 helpful votes
I'm a bit late with this review, but my family and i loved this place so much I regretted not giving is a thumbs up sooner. The drive is a bit depressing, with endless palm oil plantations, but once you climb the squillion stairs you're in heaven. Oh-so worth it! The view is divine, and the wildlife experience is just wonderful. There are orangutans, proboscis monkeys and macaques all over the place, but the prize for us was seeing a family of pygmy elephants swim across the river right in front of our boat. Two females were protecting a tiny wee baby who had clearly only just learnt to swim and sometimes disappeared completely under the surface using his trunk as a snorkel. Magical. Jason was a wonderful host, keeping our 4 kids engaged with endless knowledge about the bugs
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Date of stay: August 2018
1 Helpful vote
louiseannpower wrote a review Oct 2018
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
We did the 3D2N package and it was fantastic. I cannot hesitate to recommend the last frontier boutique hotel high enough. We did two afternoon boat trips along the Kinabangtan river and we travelled even further one evening down the river to see the Pygmy elephants - lots of wildlife! The food was really lovely and the room and ensuite were very clean. Looking at the previous reviews, I agree that the room is basic but it’s everything you need and it has a lovely tree house feeling. You really are in the fore here and views are beautiful. If you are a bit worried about mosquitoes, don’t be.We didn’t have any in our room. I usually get bitten alive and didn’t get bitten once, just wear long trousers for dinner. They also put mosquito coils out at dinner so you are pretty safe
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Date of stay: September 2018
US$179 - US$196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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