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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited a few jungle camps I am aware that you cannot compare these lodges to hotels - they are different things altogether. The staff were really nice - our guide, John was well informed and interesting. He did not bombard us with information (something I find tiring) but was really knowledgeable about the area and the animals. Everyone was...

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Wales
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a place to choose unless coming to view wildlife from the river. Accommodation is in basic cablns with a/c, limited wifi is available in the lobby area but with little to see from the lodge except the occasional monkey. Food is all served as a buffet, breakfast, lunch and dinner, the quality was mixed but always edible with a...

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Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did an overnight sat with our 3 year old son and it was a very pleasant stay. The staff we welcoming, helpful and professional. Our room was comfortable and clean and the setting in the rainforest was beautiful. Meals were good with a buffet for lunch and dinner offering a range of food (something for everyone). Breakfast was a...

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Bangalore
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Good place on the river bank. Cruises in the evening and night can spot lots of wildlife. Our guide Darwis was very informative and shared lots of details about the species and the ecosystem around the rainforest.

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edinburgh
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This is in the rainforest so when you keep that in mind it is a reasonable standard. We found the food surprisingly good ( other than one lunch) given their limited facilities . One thing that I noticed though was the staff kept lifting the lids of the hot plates which given the number of insects around seemed unnecessary. Staff...

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England
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The Bilit Ecolodge is a lovely looking hotel on the river but the food was not at all impressive for me as a vegetarian – only choice available was 2 small plates of warm ‘cabbage.’ We planned the trip focussing on visiting the Gomantong caves to see the bats but were very disappointed as we barely spent ½ hour there,...

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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful accommodation for wildlife lovers. We had two orangutan sightings and saw numerous rare and wonderful wildlife on boat tours. Around the lodge itself we saw hornbills, squirrels, monkeys, crocodiles and wild boar. Staff were excellent and couldn't do enough to help us out! We noticed on boat tours that other company guides didn't provide much information and their tour...

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Kent, UK
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Great way to arrive for your riverside adventure. Basic but comfortable with air con to keep you cool to sleep. Buffet meals with choices. Boat trips great with lots to be seen by the river. The staff are very friendly. Keep your door shut as the monkeys like to collect souvenirs

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We stayed in a lovely large lodge-on-stilts with all the amenities needed, however I thought the lodge could do with a little sprucing up in the communal areas as they do look a little tired. Love!y staff though, the guides were great. Food a bit hit and miss, bar quite disappointing. Good jungle experience for something quite rugged.

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Singapore
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We went as a family, 2 kids 10 and 14, with no expectations and Bilit blew us away. Cabins were much better than expected, air conditioned and clean. Meals were simple but delicious with more than enough choices, e.g. chicken, fish, lamb, vegetables, rice, soup for dinner. The guides were well trained and informative, you can choose to chill, read...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bilit Rainforest Lodge

Address: KG Bilit Seberang Jalan Sukau, Kota Kinabatangan 90200, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Kota Kinabatangan
Price Range: RM895 - RM1,192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
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“All are good for a jungle experience”
 of 5 bubbles RoseB186, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Bring insect repellent, it is the jungle.”
 of 5 bubbles Chrisneoh69, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the 'VIP' chalets at the back of the resort, the semidetached ones closer to the main building appeared to be better appointed.”
 of 5 bubbles 4_Wandering_Walkers, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Tip: take a stroll along the river, to the neighboring (tiny) village or into the jungle at the 'back side' of the logde complex.”
 of 5 bubbles JoostBoZ, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Check on the AC”
 of 5 bubbles JoelN701, 23 May 2016 | Read review
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