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Reviewed 8 December 2019

This place has a very homey vibe. The accommodations are very simple but they are clean and functional and worth it for the price you pay. You are best off if you sign up for a package (river cruises and meals included) directly with this place as they organise their own boat tours and cook delicious meals 3 times a day for the guests. The staff was super nice and helpful in organising transportation for us to Samporna and piking us up from the airport in Sukau.

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank eanello
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Reviewed 3 May 2019 via mobile

This place is great. It’s a simple, budget accommodation. The buffet lunches are good, and they are accommodating to special requests and dietary needs. It’s a beautiful lush green property, and the surrounding rainforest on the river is exquisite. Make sure you ask for an English speaking boat tour guide. We didn’t opt for the package deal. We did our tours a la cart, which worked out better because we didn’t want to do the walking tour. Definitely add on the Pygmy elephant safari! And bring extra sunscreen!!!

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank NicoleXOX
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Reviewed 1 May 2019 via mobile

We did the 3D/2N package with Sukau Backpackers, mainly because it was the only option within our budget. It was as expected for a less expensive option, though some elements were disappointing and probably easy to improve.

We enjoyed the 4 cruises on the river, each taking a different route. The scenery was spectacular and we saw a number of monkeys, birds, baby crocodiles and an orangutan from a distance. It seemed that the driver of the boat spotted everything we passed and positioned the boat well to watch the animals. However, he wasn’t very interactive and we ended up learning more about the animals from the guides on other boats next to us. We were also expecting a guide and a driver, and only had a driver, which was disappointing but probably to do with the budget option. There were also no binoculars available (which are essential really), and again we used some from the boats next to us.

The jungle walk was disappointing and felt like a time filler. We were followed by the village dogs which barked and scared off the only monkeys we saw. After that the guide didn’t seem very interested in trying to spot anything else.

The accommodation was basic but had everything we needed (air con, comfy bed, outdoor seating), and we were pleasantly surprised by how nice the garden/setting was. Transfers in private minibuses were great - pick up and drop off as expected. The food was OK for a meat eater, but the vegetarian alternative provided (plain omelette or salad) was disappointing. Some fruit for breakfast would have been nice.

Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank lmd0792
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Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

My family of Four (kids 8 and 10) did the 3D/2N at Kinabatanga with Sukau backpackers. The rooms are basic but clean, the food was plain but pleantyfull and the Nature was beautiful and We were lucky to see two Wild orangutans pretty close to the boat.

The Nightwalk wasnt worth the trouble of going through swamp and the mody Hills but We didnt see any animals.

We were also dropped of at the junction but it was with Perfect timing to catch our bus to Semporna- so no complains there.

All in all a worth value experience.

Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
1  Thank Nina F
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Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

The Kinabatangan river is a beautiful place to see a bit of Borneo's wildlife. This place, though, might not be the best option to enjoy because they are always looking for ways to sneak some more money out of your pockets. First, the cruises are 10-20 ringgit more expensive than anywhere else. There is a hidden "aircon fee" that you will only hear about when checking-out. The meals are scarce and overpriced because they know the closest restaurant is a 40-minute walk away. Even if it is a very special place, these people's greed manage to make you leave with a bitter taste. You better find another place around Sukau.

Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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