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Bilit Rainforest Lodge
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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful and unique experience. So much wildlife. Staff went above and beyond. Accomadation was labelled as "basic" but really it was well above average and very spacious!! We loved it. Food was exceptional. We spent many hours on the river spotting crocs, all the monkeys, birds even wild orangutans! Cannot recommend this enough. This is a must do in Borneo.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

We spend 2 nights here and had a great time
The rooms are very basic but the bathroom is clean and works
Lots of monkeys around the chalets plus we saw civet and monitor lizard
There is a great night walk through the jungle but make sure you have your leech socks with you
We trekked to an ox bow lake through deep jungle which was fun but exhausting
Food is fine but basic
The river cruises morning and evening as the big events where you see all sorts of monkeys and birds , even crocodiles and may be a wild orangutan
Staff are friendly and helpful
Make sure you hire wellies for the jungle treks as the mud and water is almost knee deep and don't lose sight or the guide !

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank holiday500
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

We stayed for 2 nights. A very friendly indigenous lodge that offers basic accommodation and good food. The location for river trips was great with our excellent guide (Man) and "Mr T" boat driver finding lots of wildlife for us on our 3 journeys down the river. If you like immersing yourself into local culture and supporting small family ventures (as we do) this is the place for you.

Stayed: November 2016
Thank Kevin O
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This is a basic rainforest lodge with some nice features. A nice decked area and the buffet food was fine. The bathroom facilities were particularly good for the rainforest. However, the bed was covered in ants and the room had a strange smell - remember this is the rainforest! Our afternoon boat trip was a little shorter than expected, which was a shame as we had been waiting around all afternoon for it. The place is so remote there is nothing else to do or nowhere to walk to. It would be nice if jungle walks were available or something to make the most of the time in Borneo, even if this costs extra. The night time cruise was quite expensive but worth it as we saw bats and beautiful kingfishers.

Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank bohemia25
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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We spent two nights at this beautiful rainforest lodge. They offer cruises 3 times a day on the Kinabatangan river where you will have the chance to spot wildlife such as orangutans, proboscis monkey, Pygmy elephants, hornbills and many others. The service in very good and they offer very nice food 3 times a day. The bungalows are quite spacious with both a toilet and a shower room. It's just the perfect place to relax. Make sure you visit the Gomatong cave while you are in the area. If you are pressed on time or a restless person I'd suggest just staying for one night because there is a lot of free time.

Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank LiBjork
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Address: KG Bilit Seberang Jalan Sukau, Kota Kinabatangan 90200, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Kota Kinabatangan
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Kota Kinabatangan
Price Range: RM921 - RM1,170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
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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Bilit Rainforest Hotel Sabah

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