The lodge was a good base for trips along the Kinabatangan River. The boat tours were excellent with capable boat operations and good wildlife spotting.
There was lots to see on the trips including monkeys and birds. If you want a chance to see the pygmy elephants it is necessary to arrange an extended river trip. We were lucky to be able to do this but we had to make inquiries. The extra charge was worthwhile even if we had been unable to find the elephants - luckily we found them.
The cabins were spacious and well laid out with effective AC. There were problems with both damaged lighting including bare wires and plumbing difficulties due to poor maintenance.
The staff were friendly and helpful. Jimmy, the manager, did his best to overcome problems caused by the booking agency - thanks Jimmy.
The meals were adequate considering that we were I the rainforest..
- 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