This lodge is in the rainforest on the Kat.... River. We really enjoyed our time there. It is not fancy but facilities are more than adequate for where you are. We had one big problem when we arrived - about 9 pm. The AC wasn't working hardly at all - all units have AC. We told the manager and he moved us to the VIP suite. This was real luxury with a two story suite. Great AC. TV (that didn't work). LOTS of hot water with good water pressure. It was really nice. We spent two days there. There were two excursions per day (none in the top heat of the day). We saw huge amounts of wildlife. We had our own guide but the boat driver (a riverman) was terrific at spotting wildlife. Many different types of monkeys, etc., croccodile, one orangutan, lizards, horn bills. Only disappointment is we didn't get to the pygmy elephants due to time issues. They offer several excursions on top of the package we had. A night walk and an night boat ride. My spouse did the night walk and really liked it. Many birds and different types of animals.
Food was good. Staff very good. All in all a really nice time.
Wifi in lobby
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Bilit Rainforest Hotel Sabah