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Reviewed 12 January 2023 via mobile

Very much enjoyed our stay at Sepilok Jungle Resort! Good value for money. We stayed 3 nights (1 night at SJR, then Kinabatangan River Cruise 2D 1N, then another 2 nights at SJR). You are very close to the rainforest and the resort grounds are luscious with tropical plants. It’s a beautiful place. Short walk to Orangutang Sanctuary and Sun Bear Sanctuary, which is why we stayed here. Helpful staff can explain the feeding times and where to go. Also walking distance to Rainforest Discovery Centre (about 20 mins) which has great walks. I think it’s better to stay here close to everything than in Sandakan where you need to take a car to the main attractions. You’ll probably eat most / all your meals on site at the Banana Cafe, as there’s not much else around here, but that’s the trade off to stay in the rainforest! The rooms are clean and air conditioned, but the bathrooms are basic - don’t expect too much when you’re not in the city anymore. Grab cars are cheap and easy to get to/from SJR.

Room tip: Travel to/from by Grab. Ask the reception about the best time to go to the attractions (feeding times).
Date of stay: January 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank F6011DEhenrym
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Reviewed 9 January 2023

It's all about the location and the views from the property. Rooms are comfortable but need a good update.
The location is key! 5 minutes walk to the orangutan and sun bear centres and 20 minutes walk to the Rainforest Discovery Centre.
The size of the property and its surrounding scenery exceeded my expectations! I didn't expect the jungle walkway to my room which was on a very sturdy and detailed bridge surrounded by a lake, jungle and overall just incredible views!
The pool area was a nice addition. There wasn't much of an atmosphere around it but it was beautiful styled and nice for a quick dip. The room itself was comfortable and big enough for two people.
The restaurant is a big open space with good breakfast options, good wifi and good options for dinner. The staff were friendly and helped us with an onward taxi to Kinabatangan.
The rooms could do with updating and a few fixes, especially as we picked superior rooms. The bathroom needed work and was quite rough around the edges, for example, the bathroom door wouldn't shut, the shower was basic with a drain that didn't work well.

Date of stay: January 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank rebeccalw21
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Reviewed 8 January 2023 via mobile

Beautiful setting. Things seem scaled down and in need of a little TLC post Covid but still lovely. Basic rooms but clean and a simple menu but tasty. Great pool. Very friendly staff. Saw hornbills and woodpeckers in the lovely grounds and great location to walk to other attractions. Awesome for price.

Date of stay: January 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Christa M
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Reviewed 7 January 2023 via mobile

The location is wonderful and the facilities are many and varied but all a bit tired. The room was spacious and the walk to it packed with wildlife but my bathroom wasn’t clean - not from the last occupant but fundamentally in need of a deep clean. The bed linen was clean (ie had been washed) but really smelt of cigarettes so when I woke up, I smelt like a smoker. Yuck. The bed was rock hard. I was in a group and we all said similar in the morning.
So 10/10 for location. 5/10 for the room. We also got chased along the boardwalk by a very angry alpha male monkey which made for an interesting start to the day!

Date of stay: January 2023
Trip type: Travelled with friends
1  Thank Isabel M
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Reviewed 5 January 2023

We stayed 2 night there and its a ideal location for going to sun bears and orangutan sanctuaries, just 10min walk. But room are very basic and we had a deluxe room with view. Hotel ground is well maintained with lot of trees and lake, it feels like you are in deep jungle with all bird chirping at night. Atmosphere was excellent. But don't except anything fancy, all the amenities are very basic.
Overall nice stay :)

Date of stay: December 2022
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Rabeya Tasnim H
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