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Bilit Rainforest Lodge
Guildford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a tour through Amazing Borneo.

A special shout out to Azman and Captain Jack for being amazing tour guides and spotting animals from impossible distances!!

Gomantang caves were a really good introduction, seeing the maroon langur was a bonus!!

BRL was so calm and relaxing. Accommodation was excellent (are own chalet) and food varied and interesting. There is not much to do in between river cruises however sitting in hammocks, sunbathing, chilling and reading was ideal for us. The actual river cruises were awesome, I was surprised at the varied wildlife and the amount of it that you can see from the boats. The night cruise produced a different aspect to the rainforest and the ability to get so close to the birds. All the guides were excellent and informative.

Seeing the wild orangutans was the highlight and we were happy to watch them for ages.

Thank you Bilit!!!

  • Stayed March 2017, travelled as a couple
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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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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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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
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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
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Property: Bilit Rainforest Lodge
Address: KG Bilit Seberang Jalan Sukau, Kota Kinabatangan 90200, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Kota Kinabatangan
Free Breakfast Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Kota Kinabatangan
Price range (per night): RM994 - RM1,162
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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