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Bilit Rainforest Lodge

KG Bilit Seberang Jalan Sukau, Kota Kinabatangan 90200 Malaysia
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#2 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Kota Kinabatangan
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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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Free breakfast
Breakfast buffet
Wine / champagne
Table tennis
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Shared lounge / TV area
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Chinese, Malay


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KG Bilit Seberang Jalan Sukau, Kota Kinabatangan 90200 Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur Intl Airport1858 kmSee all flights
Sandakan Airport49 kmSee all flights
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JohnF007 wrote a review Nov 2009
Keighley, United Kingdom74 contributions66 helpful votes
OK, this was low season but we stayed there two nights as part of a guided tour. The chalet accommodation is excellent with air-con, fan. The shower was big enough to have a party in and it had a separate WC. Meals were on a buffet style with a good choice of menu (I particularly liked the river crayfish). Tea & Coffee were always available. There was internet there that we didn't use. The trips along the river were plentiful, early morning - to see the crocodiles, late afternoon - when the proboscis monkeys settled by the river and one got a chance to see Orangutans and the nay birds, and at night - see 'old pink eyes' and catch the many birds (asleep) by the river. The jungle walk/trek is not for everyone (we came back with a few friends (leeches). Other trips can be arranged
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Date of stay: November 2009
BBSwede wrote a review Nov 2009
UK79 contributions27 helpful votes
Just got back from Borneo where Bilit Rainforest Lodge was one of our stops. The rooms are lovely but the service is terrible. The food was also mediocre at best with tinned pineapple served for breakfast. In addition, the TV in the dining area was constantly on with the volume set very loud. The river trips were great but the walk to the lake was completely unnecessary as the lake was not that special. There is a new lodge on the other side of the river, I would check that one out instead.
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Date of stay: October 2009
eliza40 wrote a review Sep 2009
Murray Bridge, Australia28 contributions8 helpful votes
Lovely place to stay on the Kinabantangan River. Took a couple of hours to get there but well worth it. The chalets are roomy, clean and very comfortable, with large verandahs with hammocks. Open air restaurant has lovely food with good variety. River trips offered every morning and afternoon to spot wild orangutans, macaques, monitor lizards. proboscus monkeys and a variety of birds. Unfortunately the elephants were in hiding when we were there.
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Date of stay: September 2009
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MalaysiaSabahKinabatangan DistrictKota Kinabatangan
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