Bilit Rainforest Lodge

Bilit Rainforest Lodge

KG Bilit Seberang Jalan Sukau, Kota Kinabatangan, Kota Kinabatangan, Sandakan, Malaysia, 90200
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    7.6
    Very good
    /10
    (19 reviews)See what guests said
    8.4
    Excellent

    "Had a beautiful stay out at BRL, Jimmey and his staff do a m..."

    Martin

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    August 9, 2017

    8.0
    Excellent service

    Property highlights

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Balcony/terrace

    • Bar

    This property is in high demand!Last booked a few minutes ago
    Exceptional
    Location
    9.1
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    Exceptional location
    Value for money7.4
    Location rating9.1
    Nearest airportSandakan Airport (SDK)
    Distance to airport45.2 km
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    Triple Sharing - Full Board
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    • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 2 queen beds
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    Twin Sharing - Full Board
    Twin Sharing - Full Board
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    • Room size: 65 m²/700 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 2 single beds
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    Deluxe King Room
    Deluxe King Room
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    • Room size: 67 m²/721 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 super king bed
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    Standard Double or Twin Room
    Standard Double or Twin Room
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    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
    • Shower
    • 2 double beds
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    What people love about the property

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "Jimmy and his staff provide a warm welcome and a peaceful, well-managed lodge."

      Peter

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      April 10, 2016

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "The standard of accommodation is comfortable and very spacious, the food is good and drinking water available at all times."

      Peter

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      April 10, 2016

    • 8.7
      Excellent

      "Food was really great!"

      Manuela

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      January 6, 2016

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    8.0
    Very good

    "Staff were friendly and food was plenty and tasty."

    Gabriele

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    July 19, 2016

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    What they offer

    8.0
    Very good

    "Good location on the river, enjoyed the cruises morning and..."

    Gabriele

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    July 19, 2016

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    Nearest essentials

    Airports

    Sandakan Airport (SDK)
    45.2 km
    Lahad Datu Airport (LDU)
    55.4 km
    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

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    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 (19)Booking.com Reviews (3)
    7.6
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    10
    Very good
    Cleanliness7.6
    Facilities7.0
    Location9.1
    Room comfort and quality7.4
    Service8.0
    Value for money7.4
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    8.4
    Excellent
    Martin from Australia
    Couple
    Standard Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2017
    Nature hideaway”
    Had a beautiful stay out at BRL, Jimmey and his staff do a magnificent job and are so friendly. Waking to the sounds of the jungle is definitely a highlight.
    Reviewed August 09, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Victor from United States
    Solo traveler
    Twin Sharing - Full Board
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2016
    Nice Stay and Friendly Staff”
    Nice air conditioned room near the river. The morning and afternoon river cruises were nice and got to see lots of wildlife.
    Reviewed July 30, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    Gabriele from Australia
    Couple
    Twin Sharing - Full Board
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2016
    Great spot for river cruises and wildlife spotting”
    Good location on the river, enjoyed the cruises morning and afternoon and saw lots of wildlife. The chalets were simple but had fans, aircon and hot water. Staff were friendly and food was plenty and tasty. Between cruises there was not much to do except read and relax. Some lounge chairs looking out at the river would have been great.
    Reviewed July 19, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Peter from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Twin Sharing - Full Board
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2016
    A perfect rainforest lodge for exploring Kinabantagan River”
    Jimmy and his staff provide a warm welcome and a peaceful, well-managed lodge. The standard of accommodation is comfortable and very spacious, the food is good and drinking water available at all times. We were sad to leave after 3 nights.
    Reviewed April 10, 2016
    8.7
    Excellent
    Manuela from Poland
    Couple
    Twin Sharing - Full Board
    Stayed 1 night in December 2015
    Nice experience!”
    River cruise, food, location
    It is little bit expensive but we had a great time and it is worth the money! Food was really great! We enjoyed huge prawns. River cruise was amazing, started at 4pm till sun set. Unfortunately there was no elephants, maybe next time.. Cottages are nice, in the morning monkeys are running around. Btw. If you are coming by car, lodges are at the other side of the river.
    Reviewed January 06, 2016
    6.7
    Good
    James from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Twin Sharing - Full Board
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2015
    Amazing wildlife hotel could improve small changes”
    Location was amazing for wildlife, nice simple style to fit in with surroundings and the morning and afternoon river cruises
    Overall it was good as we went to see wildlife and we saw lots and lots. The style of the accomodation and hotel is great as it fits with the style of the surrounding jungle. The food was very poor, I am not at all fussy when it comes to food but I struggled wasting at the hotel, food was rarely explained as to what it was and the lamb and chicken dishes that we had whilst there were 90% bone and 10% meat. My only other gripe would be that there wasn't much focus on litter within the accommodation grounds, it is such an amazing location and time needs to be taken to keep it as beautiful as it is. This is not currently the case and it wouldn't take a lot of effort to make this lodge one of the best on the river.
    Reviewed September 28, 2015
    6.7
    Good
    Timothy from Australia
    Family with teens
    Triple Sharing - Full Board
    Stayed 1 night in July 2015
    decent accommodation but overpriced ”
    location knowledgeable river guides
    Reviewed July 20, 2015
    7.0
    Very good
    Allison from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Twin Sharing - Full Board
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2015
    Great river tours”
    The river tours
    The stay was good, rooms were a little lacking, food was adequate but too much of it, they need to sort out the lighting and make it more cosy.
    Reviewed April 10, 2015
    6.7
    Good
    Albert from United States
    Couple
    Twin Sharing - Full Board
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2014
    Nice river lodge”
    location, staff, food
    The room was big and comfortable, food great and staff very knowledgeable but seems a bit overpriced overall. Staff took us out twice a day to the river, saw lots of birds, monkeys and a glimpse of a wild orangutang. Took optional jungle trek, which was a bit pricey (RM120).
    Reviewed December 10, 2014
    8.3
    Excellent
    FRANCES from Australia
    Group
    Triple Sharing - Full Board
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2014
    quiet time a good place to stay”
    meals were good, tour guide was very good and we saw lots of animals
    Overall not bad there was a lot of rubbish around the bins which were smelly due to the monkeys rummaging through them at night,staff should enclose the area so there isnt any access for the animals. Guests should have access to air conditioning controls as there weren't any in the rooms they were preset.
    Reviewed July 27, 2014
    9.3
    Exceptional
    stuart from Australia
    Couple
    Twin Sharing - Full Board
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2014
    Fabulous way to see the wildlife”
    Fantastic Staff, great rooms, brilliant food
    We had a great time at the BRL, the staff went out of their way to make sure that we saw all of the wildlife of the Kinabatangan River. The rooms are spacious, well appointed and the buffet meals were some of the best food I had in Sabah. Highly recommended.
    Reviewed July 17, 2014
    6.7
    Good
    alexis from United States
    Family with teens
    Triple Sharing - Full Board
    Stayed 4 nights in February 2013
    interesting family stay”
    the guides and staff were great
    The rooms were fine, the property could do with a cleanup (construction material piled up around it). Food was plentiful, bland and repetitive. The flies in the dining area were unbearable. The boots were clean, sturdy and fast and the guides knowledge was great.
    Reviewed February 14, 2013
    8.7
    Excellent
    ricky from United Kingdom
    Family with teens
    Triple Sharing - Full Board
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2012
    awesome experience”
    everything except the food
    the resort itself is actually quite breath taking in a you are in the middle of the rain forest kind of way. our guide dee made the entire trip so memorable for us. he was attentive and very meticulous on making sure we had the most amazing time. he kept our attention and gave information about each of the animals we observed and about the entire area we were staying in. i would do this trip again in a second. the only bad thing we could comment on was the food...it was not kept warm...the warmers were turned on after the food had been out for some time. the other thing was it took us about 10 hours to get towels because they apparently dont have enough for all guests.
    Reviewed July 25, 2012
    3.7
    Christel from Norway
    Couple
    Twin Sharing - Full Board
    Stayed 4 nights in May 2012
    Boring and expensive”
    Location
    For it's price I expected something great, but the facilities were poor. No recreational activity options for the hours and hours of waiting, bad food, and lazy guide and staff. worn down rooms with no tv or Internet. Wifi in reception is a shared 3G which could barely open a web page. A lot of unexpected costs (700 ringgit for transport for example), and a general confusion about prices. Do not go there without a planned itinerary, as the staff is unwilling to help you plan one. We had planned 4 days but left after 2.
    Reviewed May 18, 2012
    8.4
    Excellent
    Bernard from France
    Couple
    Twin Sharing - Full Board
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2016
    Extraordinaire”
    Magnifique hotel sur la Kinabatang, 3 excursions en bateau (matin, après-midi et nuit) comprises dans le prix, personnel très serviable et sympathique. L'éclairage dans les chambres est à améliorer (pas de lampe de chevet, uniquement une au plafond), et un réfrigérateur dans la chambre pour garder de l'eau au frais pour la nuit serait appréciable.
    Reviewed October 28, 2016
    7.0
    Very good
    Mehdi from France
    Couple
    Twin Sharing - Full Board
    Stayed 1 night in November 2012
    Bof .....”
    grandes chambres twin
    L'un des hôtels les moins cher du bord de rivière. Les chambres sont grandes la bouffe est passable. Aucun transport prévue pour le retour de l'hôtel, du coup la réception nous a seulement proposé d'utiliser la voiture d'un local pour nous ramener vers la civilisation en nous faisant payer environ 40€ pour 30 minutes de voiture !!! Ce qui est hors de prix pour la Malaisie
    Reviewed December 04, 2012
    7.0
    Very good
    Annebel from Netherlands
    Couple
    Twin Sharing - Full Board
    Stayed 1 night in July 2014
    Prachtige ligging, kundige gids, mooi verblijf”
    Ligging, personeel, mooie kamers
    Geweldig, prachtige tochten over kinabatangan rivier gemaakt en wild life gezien.
    Reviewed July 07, 2014
    8.0
    Excellent
    Tommy from Sweden
    Couple
    Twin Sharing - Full Board
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2013
    Perfekt för att uppleva det vilda Borneo”
    Läget, hög komfort i djungel och utmärkta utfärder
    Vi fick uppleva allt det vi hoppades på. Orangutanger, näsapor, massor av makaker, fåglar, örnar, varaner, elefanter och sist men inte minst en hyfsat stor krokodil. Det är ingen djurpark utan det här är på riktigt.
    Reviewed April 10, 2013
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