Benarat Lodge
Benarat Lodge
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"Overall, it was a decent lodging (think of Hostel style)."

Rachel

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April 30, 2018

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Location
7.8
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From 49 reviewsSee what guests said
7.6
/
10
Excellent service
8.8
Value for money7.3
Location rating7.8
Nearest airportMulu Airport (MZV)
Distance to airport2.1 km
  • Free airport transfer

  • Garden

  • Hiking

  • Smoking area

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Standard  Double Room with Air Conditioner
Standard Double Room with Air Conditioner
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Double Air Conditioning
Double Air Conditioning
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 double bed
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Twin Fan Room
Twin Fan Room
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 2 single beds
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Triple Air Conditioning
Triple Air Conditioning
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 3 single beds or 1 single b...
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Twin Air Conditioning
Twin Air Conditioning
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 2 single beds
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Triple Fan Room
Triple Fan Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 3 single beds
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Special Offer - Standard Triple Room with Air Conditioner
Special Offer - Standard Triple Room with Air Conditioner
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 3 single beds
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Special Offer - Standard  Double Room with Air Conditioner
Special Offer - Standard Double Room with Air Conditioner
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Special Offer - Standard Twin Room with Air Conditioner
Special Offer - Standard Twin Room with Air Conditioner
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds
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Standard Twin Room with Air Conditioner
Standard Twin Room with Air Conditioner
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds
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What people love about the property

  • "Good place, good folks."

    Scott

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    January 9, 2017

  • "Comfortable rooms and good food and drink service."

    Scott

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    January 2, 2017

  • "Small setup but attentive and courteous staff."

    Shirish

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    August 13, 2016

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"Staff are great."

Richard

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February 1, 2017

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Nearest essentials

Airports

Mulu Airport (MZV)
2.1 km
Long Seridan Airport (ODN)
30.3 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

What they offer

"Friendly and helpful staff."

Ng

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March 27, 2017

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Announcements

From September 1st, 2017, as per Government of Malaysia requirements, hotel guests who are not Malaysian citizens or long-term/permanent residents of Malaysia will be levied a tourism tax of RM 10.00 per room per night stay. Please note these changes in tax structure will result in revised taxes being charged and will be payable additionally during check out.

Real reviews from real guests

Agoda Reviews (49)Booking.com Reviews (66)
7.6
/
10
Cleanliness7.3
Facilities6.6
Location7.8
Service8.8
Value for money7.3
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6.0
Timothy from Malaysia
Group
Double Air Conditioning
Stayed 3 nights in July 2018
Not worth the price”
Pretty primitive for the price we got, when better lodges or even hotels were available. Location isn't too close to the park so you will have to take a shuttle there, though it is located next to the river and a beautiful hill. On arrival, we were sold a "travel package" and had nothing to do on the first day, when we could've easily done some walks in the park. Don't take any package offers as it too is overpriced! The same offers are available directly from the park at half the price.
Reviewed July 22, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
YU from China
Couple
Twin Fan Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2018
Authentic and cost village living”
There was no need to worry about airport transfer and tour timings. The manager knows the flights and tours available at the National Park inside out. The lodge is 20min walk away from the National Park, so it ensures that visitors are not restricted to the confines of the park. Food options in Mulu is limited, no surprise that the lodge have limited choice, but eating in peace is definite. The rooms provide the essentials, air conditioning is not a must during the night.
Reviewed June 17, 2018
4.8
su from Malaysia
Group
Triple Fan Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2018
Cleanliness to improve”
Bed bug issue. Staffs are kind and helpful.
Reviewed May 04, 2018
4.8
su from Malaysia
Group
Twin Fan Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2018
Cleanliness to improve ”
My hands and legs were having a lot of bed bug bites. Nevertheless, Anil is very helpful and the cafe is good to hang out and have good mountain view. Cafe aunties and drivers staff are very nice and helpful too.
Reviewed May 04, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Rachel from Singapore
Group
Twin Air Conditioning
Stayed 3 nights in April 2018
Friendliest staff and decent accommodation”
My friend and I stayed at the Benarat Lodge during our trip in Mulu. Overall, it was a decent lodging (think of Hostel style). Our guide, Duncan fetched us from the airport to the lodge which was situated quite deep within Mulu and around a 10 mins to 15 mins drive from the Mulu National Park. As the lodge was eco-friendly, the generators only run from 6:00pm to 12 midnight daily. The rest of the time the amenities such as Water Heater, Shower, Lights and Fan were solar-powered. The staff at the lodge were undeniably friendly and very accommodating despite not having any WIFI, unless you purchase the local SIM card. Our booking included meals from a nearby family-run restaurant next to the lodge. My friend and I wanted to purchase a bottle of water at the restaurant but it was closed for the evening and we decided to get the water the next day. However, the lodge's manager personally handed us the water at our rooms just a few minutes after we left the restaurant.
Reviewed April 30, 2018
4.4
Chow from Singapore
Couple
Twin Air Conditioning
Stayed 2 nights in March 2018
Not value for Money”
Booked a Twin Aircon room. There is limited hours for which the aircon is operational: i.e. from 6 pm to midnight. After that the power supply is cut off and cannot even charge handphone.
Reviewed March 07, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
Colin from Australia
Solo traveler
Twin Fan Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2016
Exceptional”
Loved the place The hotel is a village compound style and in keeping with it's surroundings. Very rural. It was nearly empty when I stayed and the staff knocked themselves out to be helpful. They couldn't do enough for me. Definitely stay here again.
Reviewed October 25, 2017
7.2
Very good
lydia from Malaysia
Couple
Twin Fan Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2017
Great but neutral at the same time”
The place no doubt was really beautiful..with the sound of nature surrounding you...some of the staff were friendly not all.The only downfall was that since electricity was limited..every 6pm to 4am we had electricity..after this hours it would be switched off..n its not really a good feeling especially when its humid in the afternoons...and dinner was a lil bit to the expensive side for a bed n breakfast.....a plate of nasi goreng with egg is rm15 which is the cheapest there....apart from this all was great...
Reviewed July 19, 2017
9.2
Exceptional
Fu from Malaysia
Family with young children
Twin Fan Room
Stayed 2 nights in June 2017
Great service lodge”
Highly recommend to people who visit mulu cave, the service is great, the breakfast is fine, facilities are just good enough for visitors.
Reviewed July 02, 2017
5.2
Antonella from Italy
Couple
Double Air Conditioning
Stayed 2 nights in August 2016
Above average”
Nice place and confortable location, relatively close to the park. We didn't buy the package they proposed, and we were left almost out of their care. The lodge kitchen closed without any advice ( you are basically in the middle of nowhere!) and the last day they forgot to bring us to the airport...
Reviewed June 19, 2017
6.0
Albert from Malaysia
Group
Twin Air Conditioning
Stayed 2 nights in April 2017
Above average”
It's a very basic accommodation and it's back to nature type of living, so don't expect too much and it will be okay.
Reviewed May 01, 2017
8.4
Excellent
NEO from Singapore
Family with young children
Triple Air Conditioning
Stayed 3 nights in December 2016
friendly staff”
staff will friendly and helpful.
Reviewed April 27, 2017
6.4
Good
Ng from Malaysia
Family with young children
Twin Fan Room
Stayed 3 nights in March 2017
natural n eco friendly”
friendly and helpful staff.
Reviewed March 27, 2017
6.4
Good
Audrey from Canada
Couple
Twin Fan Room
Stayed 5 nights in March 2017
Very nice people”
Besides the fabulous sights the world has to offer, we also travel to experience the culture, food, and the people. Ray who helps run the lodge, even though he says he is a bartender only, is the go to person. When we were there, we had a tropical rain storm and the river overflowed its banks. We had no water for a shower, after a long day of trekking through the National park. Ray helped us fix the problem, looked after the lights that were not working on our deck, carried my bag across the flooded front yard when we were leaving and so many other little countless things, above and beyond the call of duty! Ray is a true ambassador for the wonderful people of Borneo!
Reviewed March 22, 2017
8.0
Excellent
Koshy from Malaysia
Family with young children
Triple Fan Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2017
Lodging in the middle of jungle, has alI need. Staff very friendly and helpful.”
Want to experinece what Mulu has to offer, the staff were very good in the arrangement of tours and guides. We really had a good time, even though it was rough.
Reviewed February 03, 2017
9.2
Exceptional
Richard from United States
Couple
Double Air Conditioning
Stayed 3 nights in January 2017
Reasonable Mulu Lodge”
Staff are great. Anil is a super tour organizer and general handyman/facilitator. Fan works all day but outlets and air con go only with the generator usually morning and evening. We enjoyed our stay very much and will probably return.
Reviewed February 01, 2017
6.0
Jeffrey from Canada
Solo traveler
Twin Fan Room
Stayed 3 nights in January 2017
Staff really took care of me”
I was picked up at Mulu airport and brought to the park and picked up at the end of the each day,Eddy was a great host. The room was bare bone basic. So tired after a day of trecking in the jungle it didn't matter much. Mulu is remote, think they do the best they can considering the limited resources available.
Reviewed January 29, 2017
8.4
Excellent
Scott from United States
Couple
Twin Fan Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2017
Benarat”
Good place, good folks.
Reviewed January 09, 2017
9.6
Exceptional
Scott from United States
Couple
Twin Fan Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2016
Benarat”
Very friendly and competent staff. Great location along the river and surrounded by rainforest. Comfortable rooms and good food and drink service. The only disappointment was when the solar fan went off during the afternoon ( it had been rainy so there was an insufficient charge ).
Reviewed January 02, 2017
8.4
Excellent
Chin from United States
Family with teens
Twin Fan Room
Stayed 3 nights in December 2016
Warm, authentic feel to local culture. Very friendly and helpful staff. ”
Close to park entrance. Not compatible for those who require full resort amenities.
Reviewed December 17, 2016
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