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Hampshire, UK
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We stayed a couple of nights at the Bilit Rainforest Lodge thanks to Tropical Gateway Tours and Amazing Borneo, and had the most amazing experience. The stay at the Lodge was included as a part of a package that included Turtle Island, Gomantong Caves and the Sepilok Orang-utan sanctuary. From the lodge we made a number of trips up and...

1Thank mattf1964
Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We really enjoyed our stay. Really nice location of the chalets they are spread our over a big area so you hardly see the other houses, great staff and a good breakfast and nice meals. The pool is small and just for small kids. Recommend for a couple of nights. The walk to

Thank Ludde3d
Cheshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for just one night. We were expecting a very basic lodge and it was much nicer and bigger than expected! Two huge double beds, clean and homely. Hammocks on the porch and two lovely wicker chairs. The place had such a good atmosphere. Food was amazing! The river cruise was really fun, saw lots of monkeys although...

Thank Maxine D
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2016

First the positives. The location across the river made you feel like you were really in the rainforest. The river cruises were fantastic, we were luck enough to see lots of Proboscis monkeys, Pygmy elephants (twice) and the elusive Orangutans and the night cruise offered by the resort was well worth the extra cost as we saw lots of nocturnal...

Thank 4_Wandering_Walkers
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here with my husband and daughter, the rooms were lovely and the hammocks on the porch were a lovely touch. We went on the boat trip up the river and saw monkeys and lots of birds. The staff were lovely and helpful and our guides were lovely.

Thank rene2461
Islamabad, Pakistan
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

This is an excellent base for exploration of the river and surrounding area. The hotel itself is basic but comfortable. It is constructed with a series of walk ways that elevates you from the ground. The rooms are large and clean. No TV, basic shower that runs warm but not hot and large comfortable beds. There is a bar that...

Thank gethingdck
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We stayed here as part of a trip around Sabah and this was a great place to stay. Certainly felt like you were staying in the jungle but with all the comforts of a hotel. Everyone who stayed got their own wooden “hut” however the furnishings were modern and air con included. You had to contend with bugs in parts...

Thank Sean C
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We originally booked the lodge for 4 nights for 583£ full board. We stayed only 2 nights and then we run away just not to spoil our vacations! So, we lost more than 450£ (around 290 for the 2 nights + 140 for new flight back to Kuala Lumpur + extra money for food). The problems were: 1) many cockroaches...

Thank Paparas P
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 23 July 2016

The overall (big) size of the chalet makes them a bit less cosy, but the overall location (surrounded by the river, rainforest and wildlife) is truly amazing! Chalets are overall clean, comfy and facilitates are great (good local good; don't expect any hamburgers, hotdogs or french fries, but truly great local food!). Don't expect 5-star luxury (e.g. shower is sometimes...

Thank JoostBoZ
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights, and had a nice villa / cottage with two large beds, big enough for 4. Peaceful place. Loved the River Cruises, we saw lots of animals! - Pygmy Elephants, crocodiles, Proboscis Monkeys, Orang Utans and many more. Beautiful nature along the river.

Thank Johanna F

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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: RM993 - RM1,161 (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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