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Borneo Rainforest Lodge, Danum Valley Conservation Area

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The award winning Borneo Rainforest Lodge (BRL) is nestled within 43,800 hectares of protected virgin rainforest of the Danum Valley Conservation Area, Sabah. The immense biodiversity of 200 species of plants per hectare in this pristine 130 million years old rainforest is home to more than 320 species of birds and 124 species of mamals. It is also listed as an Important Birding Area (IBA MY24) as a site for international importance for conservation of birds. Accessible via a 55 minutes flight from Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI) and 2.5 hours overland drive from Lahad Datu (LDU), BRL has 30 chalets and a spa which adopts eco sensitivity, sustainability and minimum impact as the core principles of designs and operations. Full board packages include guides and return transfer of LDU-BRL-LDU. Reviews recommends a 4 days/3 nights package to experience the vast biodiversity of this magical 130 million years old rainforest and to pamper yourself with traditional Borneo massages at the in-house Spa.
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Bblackpool wrote a review Oct 2022
Warrington, United Kingdom7 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed in the Jungle lodge for 3 days. Room spacious and airy with a large balcony. Despite the room being on the main road to and from the lodge it was quiet and restful. Areas surrounding the lodge - plentiful with seating and viewing areas. Our guide Messi provided indepth commentary on the wildlife and birds and enjoyed working with tourists. We enjoyed our experience. Resturant facilities- marvellous choices and a beautiful setting. I am giving 4 stars due to the fact that I was very unwell with the road journey - fellow travellers were all well.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Denise P wrote a review Oct 2022
Blackburn, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
Just lovely Excellent EXO escorts- the boat trip staff were highly knowledgeable about the animals and very safety conscious! Nice food Lovely staff Highly recommended Everything we wanted and mor Would always recommend trail finders
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Date of stay: September 2022
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jh2343 wrote a review Oct 2022
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We had three nights at Borneo Rainforest Lodge as part of a Sabah itinerary prepared for us by Sticky Rice Travel and without being melodramatic, it was one of the best three days we have ever spent! We stayed in a Premium Deluxe room (absolutely worth it - a gorgeous room and a stunning view of the rainforest) and were lucky enough to have AK as our private guide. AK was fantastic - he was incredibly good at spotting birds, animals, insects, frogs and so knowledgeable (and good at sharing his knowledge) about the forest and about Sabah. He made an already very good holiday spectacular. We also spent a fascinating afternoon with the environmental sustainability team (Mr Calixtus and Mr Faiz) who told us and showed us some of the ways in which the hotel is increasing the
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Peta B wrote a review Sep 2022
162 contributions53 helpful votes
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I stayed two nights at BRL in a standard lodge that was very nice, great size, clean although dim lighting if you’re a reader. The staff are friendly and welcoming. The reception started off in Ladah Datu where a Covid RAT was required before entering the lodge, unexpected when turned up to the office. Be prepared for the 2.5 hour bumpy off-road drive into the lodge, and keep watch for wildlife during the journey in/out. The accommodation includes buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, all which offer a large range of tasty food to cater for all taste requirements. The balcony for eating has stunning views of the rainforest and river below. Keep an eye out for movement in the trees opposite at any stage for primates. The BRL is the perfect location to explore Danum Valley’s
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Autumn Bliss wrote a review Sep 2022
Central London98 contributions108 helpful votes
This was our fourth accommodation in the jungle and was head and shoulders better than anything we had experienced to date. Eric the General Manager and his team have a great set up; all of staff from waiting staff to guides were highly professional and customer focussed. They genuinely were interested in our experience of the lodge and its facilities. In terms of our accommodation we had a Jungle Room which was their entry level accommodation but nothing was basic about it from the complimentary nespresso coffee, hairdryer, torches, information book, lovely bathroom etc etc. The food was amazing - ample choices and at each meal there were a couple of chefs’ stations cooking to order Asian and western food (pasta, satay, sliders, laska etc). The bar was amazing too and they
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Date of stay: September 2022
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SURESH wrote a review Sep 2022
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Fantastic place. The main attraction here is the thick forest and sky touching trees. Wildlife is sparse and rare to see but you can enjoy the forest itself. Trails have lots of leeches so be prepared mentally if you are going for any trail. Trails are not suitable for children and elderly as they are inside thick forest and mostly uneven surfaces with bugs. Choose Premium deluxe room with pool. Guide Ali is best and he spots animals at a far distance without binoculars. Food is ok but not very appealing, can't expect more from the middle of the jungle. Service is top notch and staff are well trained.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Tanja K wrote a review Aug 2022
22 contributions10 helpful votes
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We wanted to go to Danum Valley and there are only two accomodations. The very basic field center and the luxurious Borneo rainforest lodge. We chose the 3D2N package at the Borneo rainforest lodge due to the great reviews. We had a great and unforgettable time at the lodge. The primary rainforest here is simply stunning. Excellent service and communication, we could even change the date of our booking without any additional charge. The guides were remarkable. They had so much knowledge and were great in spotting wildlife (we saw orangutans, red leaf monkeys, gibbon, civet cats, samba deer, mouse deers, snakes, and much more). The schedule was also not too packed. The food was amazing wit lots of options. Our cabin (standard one) was clean and spacious. At the second day
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Date of stay: August 2022
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JulienneMalta wrote a review Aug 2022
91 contributions12 helpful votes
Writing this review as we leave the lodge with a great sense of positivity. This lodge is not simply a hotel but also part of our future. I have visited other areas/ hotels in Borneo which do not give the same vibe and contribution to the environment, which to me, as an animal and eco conscious guest, os of great importance to me when choosing a lodge. Yes not cheap but worth every single penny spent. Staff: perfect English throughout. Everyone was constantly on the ball. Perfectly dressed, smart and educated. Sell (that’s his name) the general manager was friendly and also extremely helpful when we wished to extend another night. Pika at the front desk ( even the other girls were very obliging and smart) Dexter our guide was extremely informative, well educated & patient (
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Date of stay: August 2022
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smum78 wrote a review Aug 2022
St. Albans, United Kingdom7 contributions5 helpful votes
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Simply heaven on Earth! Not only one of the most beautiful and luxurious lodges I have ever frequented, with service and dining second to none. But all run ecologically and in one of the few primary rain forests remaining on Earth! The attention to detail of the lodge staff is incredible. The guides are amazing, their knowledge of the wildlife and the Forrest is fantastic and their passion in passing this knowledge on to us was inspiring. As a regular traveller for both business and pleasure, I can safely say this is the most beautiful place I have ever had the privilege of visiting.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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S Kosack wrote a review Aug 2022
7 contributions5 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights days during our trip to Borneo. We would have loved to stay longer, but the price is very high for this lodge. However the location is unparalleled, and if you want to explore the astonishing Danum valley, it’s basically the only option. Overall, our experience was very positive and in particular our guide Jonathan was truly amazing. The jungle here is incredible, and the lodge is perfectly located for exploring the jungle and wildlife. Our guide Jonathan was incredibly knowledgeable about the wildlife and plants in the area, and amazing at spotting wildlife. He was patient and ensured that everyone in the group had access to him throughout the stay, despite the large size of our group. And he did his best to ensure everyone experienced
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Date of stay: July 2022
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