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Bilit Rainforest Lodge
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

room was sparce, but clean with private bathroom. good food. great staff. beer for sale :) went on 2 river safaris, one in the late afternoon and one at 6am. saw monkeys - 3 kinds, crocs, birds. went on a jungle walk at night. very cool. only stayed one night, wish we had stayed a lot longer.

Room Tip: great place if you want to get away from the tourists
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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing trip to BRL we were very lucky to see lots of wildlife during our rivers cruises. The staff at the lodge are all lovely and are very helpful. The food is filling, noodles, rice, curries and other meat dishes. Cater for various diets. Breakfast includes a cooking station for egg dishes.

The lodges themselves are very comfortable and in the heart of the rainforest, all sort of animal noises in the night and early morning, what a way to awake up! One morning we were woken by Pygmy elephants eating behind the lodges, amazing being so close to them.

All in all a very lovely stay and wouldn't hesitate to return.

Thank you BRL

Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

We were like many others, on a Trailfinders organized holiday. his was our first stop after Sepilok. Our guide Rizwan was excellent and the riverboat safaris a joy. We saw hornbills, an orangutan, many probosis monkeys and macaques.
The food was of a really high standard and the staff all very friendly. The Saturday night dance was especially good fun.
The accommodation was of a high standard. Clean sheets. Air conditioning, showers that were not very hot but okay, bottles of water and tea and coffee all day in the main lodge.
Would happily recommend.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We arrived via our tour (with trail finders) and was greeted upon arrival by the manager who has owned/lived here for 9 years (Jimmy). All the staff were extremely friendly and we were even welcomed with a glass of orange juice.

The rooms are spacious with 2 double beds, air con, separate WC and shower room. The shower is rather weak. There are hot showers, you need to flick a switch - ask at reception if you don't get hot water.

The grounds are superb. The rooms are all interconnected with an elevated walkway and we had a variety of monkeys making an appearance.

Be warned - don't leave ANYTHING outside your rooms, otherwise the monkeys will have it!

Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

The staff was so helpful and the food was great. The accommodations were fine - the room, bathroom and beds were clean. The hammocks on the veranda were a nice touch. The tours on the river were unbelievable. Our stay included 4 river tours, including a night cruise. We saw so much wildlife including pygmy elephants and crocodiles and at night we saw a baby crocodile and beautifully coloured Blue-Eared Kingfisher and I believe a Stork-billed kingfisher. Having some games to play or a book to read during the time spent at the lodge is a recommendation. I really could not have asked for more. I would definitely recommend this lodge to others.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
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Address: KG Bilit Seberang Jalan Sukau, Kota Kinabatangan 90200, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Kota Kinabatangan
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Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Kota Kinabatangan
Price Range: RM 1,146 - RM 1,170 (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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