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Bilit Rainforest Lodge

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Bilit Rainforest Lodge is located beside the Lower Kinabatangan River in the village of Bilit, approximately 2 hours drive from Sandakan. It is a set of amidst lush tropical forest and offers comfort and peaceful relaxation as well as a base for easy exploration of the incredible diversity of plant, mammal and birds at the Kinabatangan region. All chalets and the restaurant are made from local hardwood material and are designed to blend into the nature giving a unique local native ambience. The rooms are very spacious and comfortable with a minimum of 600 sq.ft. for standard chalets and 800 sq. ft. for VIP permier chalets. A boardwalk connects the jetty, restaurant and all the chalets.
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Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room features
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
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KG Bilit Seberang Jalan Sukau, Kota Kinabatangan 90200 Malaysia
Getting there
Sandakan Airport49 km
Lahad Datu Airport52 km
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Stayed 2 nights with our tour, great place, great food and staff. The lodge is clean and provides great hospitality. Our guide Nurain from the tour was very helpful & guided us through meal times, boat tours, jungle walks. I would recommend the lodge as a great place to stay
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Sadly only stayed one night here, and actually wish we could have stayed longer. 2 hour drive from the airport, we were collected by our Guide Vinnie, he was so knowledgeable and made our stay! On arrival, you transfer up the river on a boat, we had a quick turn around before we
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My husband and I enjoyed a 2 night stay here and everything met our expectations. We saw plenty of wildlife during the boat rides in the early morning and late evening, including orangutans, monkeys and snakes. Particularly beautiful was a ride taking us down a narrow channel of
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Response from HadleyHo, Guest Relations Manager at Bilit Rainforest Lodge
Responded 25 Sep 2018
Dear Wamderer619498, Warmest Greeting from Bilit Rainforest Lodge! Thank you for your valued reviews. Please introduce us to your friends and family so that they could enjoy the nature together!
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Accommodation was adequate, comfortable beds, lighting dim as not enough light bulbs. Air con ok . Free wi fi was limited to 1 hour and not very reliable, you can buy more . The boat trips and our guide were excellent, however there is absolutely nothing else to do. You
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Response from HadleyHo, Guest Relations Manager at Bilit Rainforest Lodge
Responded 26 Sep 2018
Dear 498barbara, Warmest Greeting from Bilit Rrainforest Lodge! Your reviews are valuable! In between the free and leisure time, there is a lounge with aircond provided some board games and pingpong activity. The main concern in lodge would be relaxing in the natural ambiance, hammocks are provided surround too for you to read your books. Thanks for coming, we are sincerely hope to see you very soon in your next visit.
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The water borne wildlife experience is fantastic - great sightings of animals and birds, and if nothing else it's worth coming here for this. Our guide on the boat was exceptional - so knowledgeable and passionate on every trip. However, it could be so much better. The Lodge
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Response from HadleyHo, Guest Relations Manager at Bilit Rainforest Lodge
Responded 26 Sep 2018
Dear Colin B, Warmest Greeting from Bilit Rainforest Lodge! Appreciated very much for your valued reviews and thanks for pointed out the mistakes. We will try our best for the improvements, we will take note with it and hopefully you will enjoy a better services from us in future. We are sincerely apology for the disappointments.
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Hi, I’m Hadley from Bilit Rainforest Lodge. Mosquitoes normally appear more during rainy days, while there’s too in normal days but not much. I would like to suggest you to bring along with insect repellent, otherwise you can purchase directly at the Lodge. Thank you :)
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Hi Darryl. Bilit lodge is a few hours drive from Sepilok where the Orang u tang sanctuary is. If you want to stay near the Orang Sanctuary- try Sepilok Jungle Resort - we loved it. Bilit lodge (loved this place too) is on the river and it does include the boat rides along (2 one at sunset - one at sunrise)the river to see birds, crocs, elephants, several kinds of monkeys. one of the guys does a night jungle walk - which you pay extra for - I think it was about $10 Aus. and you can buy beer :) and snacks at the lodge. the overnight fee includes your dinner and breakfast (which was good) don't expect 5 star at either place, there are 5 star places as well. up to you
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"request a cabin at the back where the monkeys come and play"
"All rooms are on stilts and some are a little further away from the main dining room but a pleasant walk on the boardwalk."
"Only 24 lodges all good rooms"
"All rooms very similar, none with river views. Detached are better than semi's"
"Check that the shower has pressure and hot water."
US$298 - US$304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
bilit rainforest hotel sabah
MalaysiaSabahKinabatangan DistrictKota Kinabatangan
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