Nature Lodge Sepilok
Nature Lodge Sepilok
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9.2
Exceptional

"Clean, comfortable beds, friendly and helpful staff, cheap"

Sigrid

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April 4, 2017

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What guests are saying:
quiet, clean; not a lot of food options around; some staff not English proficient. check in took a while bc they seemed unable to reference my Agoda reservation.
Kendra from United States
Solo traveler
Apart from the wifi being bad, like a lot of places, this place was amazing so quiet and friendly staff would recommend this place to everyone.
edward from United Kingdom
Couple
Clean, comfortable beds, friendly and helpful staff, cheap... The breakfast is amazing! a really good place to rest after doing the different attractions in Sepilok!
Sigrid from Spain
Solo traveler
Nice location and has restaurant. This hotel is very new and very clean. So new the taxi driver didn't know where it was. Breakfast was very filling and delicious. Air conditioner works well.
Carolyn from United States
Solo traveler
It was perfect for resting and relaxing. Except, the electricity was unfortunately down that day :(
WAI from Malaysia
Couple
Excellent
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Exceptional cleanliness
9.4
Recommended by 100% of guests
Value for money9.0
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportSandakan Airport (SDK)
Distance to airport12.5 km
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9.0
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
1 Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory
1 Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Non-smoking
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Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 46 m²/495 ft²
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  • 1 bunk bed
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Bunk Bed in Male Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 46 m²/495 ft²
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Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
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Standard Twin Room
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  • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
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  • 1 single bed
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    What people love about the property

    • 7.6
      Very good

      "Staff is very friendly."

      Misha

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      August 15, 2017

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "Beautiful, clean and comfortable accommodation."

      marcel

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      January 16, 2017

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Staff is super friendly and has good vibe."

      janet

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      November 11, 2016

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    9.6
    Exceptional

    "The staffs were friendly and very helpful."

    NUR A.

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    January 17, 2017

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Very nice hostel."

    Yi L.

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    December 22, 2017

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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.

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    Agoda Reviews (155)Booking.com Reviews (351)
    8.8
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    Cleanliness9.4
    Facilities8.1
    Location8.7
    Room comfort and quality9.0
    Service9.1
    Value for money9.0
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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Briony from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019
    Exceptional”
    I had a really nice stay here, the rooms were clean and comfortable and had the option of air con and fans. The bathrooms were also incredibly clean! The layout of the place is lovely, so peaceful. Shop and restaurant within the complex so you never have to walk far! About a 20 min walk to orangutan sanctuary. The thing that made the stay the best was the staff. They were so welcoming and friendly. I actually got sick one day and ended up spending the day in bed, the staff were about to check some people into the room but saw I was sick and moved them to a different dorm and let me have the dorm to myself. Whilst this is just a little thing, at that moment in time I really appreciated it. That evening and the next day numerous staff continued to ask if I was feeling better. It was really nice. Thank you guys!
    Reviewed January 08, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Catherine from Ireland
    Family with teens
    1 Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 4 nights in September 2018
    Excellent”
    We really enjoyed our stay here. We had dorm for six and only had one night when there was more than the four of us in it. Breakfast is included and very basic. Onsite restaurant for dinner not really recommended. We loved the location and walked most places locally.
    Reviewed October 05, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jeff from United States
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 8 nights in November 2018
    e price, location, quality, staff, facilities and services.”
    I stayed 7 nights here and 1 night at their sister lodge Kinabatangan. The staff provided excellent support with information, transportation and tours. The staff also provided nice flexibility with an exchange of 1 night lodging between Sepilok and Kinabatangan. All of the staff were very friendly and provided great service. I'd like to mention a special thanks to the staff members Adie, Aliza, and Mei Chin.
    Reviewed December 07, 2018
    7.2
    Very good
    Alan from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018
    Clean and new”
    Enjoyed my short stay. You can walk to the Orang Utan centre from the hotel. Good room but a bit over priced for the quality. Restaurant only opens at 7 pm and so not able to get a good meal after the visit to Sepilok centre is a drawback.
    Reviewed November 18, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    milly from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2018
    Exceptional”
    Would be good if they could add a kind of social space outside somewhere u can sit outside since garden area is big but very empty ?? food at the resteraunt is rlly nice breakfast amazing so deffo worth money but not much to do around sepilok so one night probz enough
    Reviewed July 05, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Hazel from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2018
    Lovely place to stay”
    I stayed here for 1 night, and then again for 2 nights a few days later. The lodge is very clean and peaceful. The staff are wonderful and extremely helpful. There is WiFi, but I was unable to successfully connect on any of my devices. One downside is the shop, whenever I needed water it was closed which isn’t very good when there are no stores close by. I would stay here again, thoroughly enjoyed my stay!
    Reviewed May 12, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Phaik from Malaysia
    Couple
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2018
    New and clean hotel at Sipilok”
    This hotel is rather new and the chalet is rather spacious. It is an ideal place for those who wish to visit the Orang Utan Sanctuary and Sun Bear Conservatio Centre. It took about 20 -30 mins to walk there. The hotel is quiet.
    Reviewed April 15, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Aarabi from United States
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2018
    Exceptional”
    Very clean and comfortable facilities About 15-20mins from the main Sepilok attractions. Restaurant on site has good meal options, although it can get "a bit of the same" after a couple of days. Has good WiFi in the lobby area. Relaxing and quiet stay!
    Reviewed March 07, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Adele from Canada
    Couple
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2018
    Lovely lodgek.”
    Some places in Sepilok might be swankier, but this is a lovely place, very friendly, well maintained, still quite new, with a great outdoor restaurant (loved all the vegetarian options). Our room was very clean, had great AC, and a nice and novel outdoor wasroom surrounded by tropical plants and open to the sky in the back. Easy walking distance to all the local attractions.
    Reviewed October 05, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Amy from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017
    Lovely accomodation ”
    we were really impressed with the quality of the accomodation here. the rooms were modern and clean and even had Aircon, which we weren't expecting. it was a really peaceful location and we had a great night sleep the staff were always chatty and helpful. we liked it so much we went back after our river cruise! only criticisms are that the WiFi did not work in the common area either time we stayed. we don't mind no WiFi in the room but it was inconvenient to have none at all. thankfully the tour shop allowed us to use their WiFi. also while the food as pretty tasty, it sometimes took a while to arrive. however, I would thoroughly recommend staying here!
    Reviewed December 08, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Brian from United States
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in November 2017
    Excellent Place...poor wifi, but that's ok”
    Close to rainforest center and orangutan rehab center. I had the whole dorm room to myself one night and the other night shared with some Malay guides, who were really cool. Everything is really clean and really new. The bathrooms were next to the dorm room and were excellent. It was a very comfortable 2 nights. Best part was Papa Bear. He's so funny and friendly. He even gave me a ride to the orangutan center one day. Cons: only food option is buffet, which is expensive (25RM), breakfast ends too early at 9am, and the wifi is pretty much non-existent.
    Reviewed November 28, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    Jack from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2017
    Excellent”
    very clean. Great location next to the rainforest discovery centre. 10-15 easy walk to the orangutan centre. stayed 3 nights. very peaceful and good night's sleep. Would stay again. downsides - patchy wifi. very slow when it did work. it if you're coming to detach from work etc then who cares. on hot days it would be nice to have a look but there are better places in Sabah other than Sepilok if you want that sort of thing
    Reviewed October 15, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Katherine from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in September 2017
    Exceptional”
    Great location next to the rainforest discovery centre, and about 10/15 minute walk to the orangutan and sun bear sanctuary. Staff were very friendly and the room was clean and comfortable. I was in a 8 bed dorm but there was only 1 other girl there. Breakfast was nice, choice of eggs with sausage beans and tomato and some fruit and toast. I wanted to stay another night but they were fully booked the next night.
    Reviewed October 07, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    celine from France
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2017
    Clean, quiet and good location ”
    This place is conveniently located 1km away from the Orang outan rehab centre. They just started proposing scooters rental and I highly recommend to rent one for a day which costs 50 MYR as opposed to relying on vans to bring you to places like the Labuk bay Probioscis monkey sanctuary for 20MYR per person each way! I don't especially recommend having lunch (it's a set menu so you can't choose) or dinner there coz it's not cheap and not great (breakfast was good though). Instead you can go to Lake view and have fab lunch or dinner for only a bit more ;-)
    Reviewed July 26, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Rajith from Sri Lanka
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in May 2016
    Simple but comfortable”
    I stayed here only for 01 night on my way to see the Orangutans. This is a perfect base for anyone visiting Sepilok. The conservation centre is just a kilometre away and can be reached by a 10 min walk. The bunks were clean and the staff were polite. Unfortunately wifi is only available in the office and not in the rooms. One more drawback is that the hostel does not have a restaurant so you need to walk a kilometre to grab a meal.
    Reviewed June 07, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    Daniela from Switzerland
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2016
    Brandnew”
    The Lodge ist 1.2km from the Orang Utan Sanctuary. Easy to walk. But if you going to walk in the night better take a torch. The Lodge just opened in November 2015. The Bungalows are new and very comfortable. I personally liked the outdoor showers. Unfortunately room cleaning is not done. Doesn't matter to me. Breakfast is very little, consisting of toast jam , banana and coffee. They plan to open up a restaurant for lunch and dinner too. However for now there is nothing at lodge nor nearby. One has to go to the other restaurants near the entrance of the sanctuary. I heavily recommend the excellent Nature Resort. Great food and alcohol is available. Internet is available only at the reception. Extremely fast! Adi, one of the staff is a wonderful guy and can help you with tour bookings. I think the lodge belongs to the tour operator Nasalis Larvatus. The alsoh ave s Nature Lodge at kinabatang River. Recommended! I would definitely stay here again, especially when you can get a bungalow for 35$.
    Reviewed April 02, 2016
    6.0
    Rachel from Netherlands
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2018
    Fijne locatie, maar faciliteiten zijn minder”
    Tijdens het douchen ineens geen water meer. Het restaurant heeft beperkte openingstijden, maar een half voor sluitingstijd kan je al niet meer bestellen. Verder is er geen andere mogelijkheid in de buurt om te eten, er is ook een winkeltje, maar je weet nooit wanneer die open is. De locatie is wel goed gelegen, en de dorms zijn netjes en schoon.
    Reviewed May 26, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Cherry from China
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2018
    Comfortable and clean”
    We stayed three night,everything goes well.But when the rooms are full,Service isn’t as good as usual.
    Reviewed July 27, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Tracii from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018
    Lovely, large cabin”
    So convenient to walk to see the orangutans and sun bears
    Reviewed December 09, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Algimantas from Australia
    Couple
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018
    A & K from Australia”
    Great place to stay in Sepilok. Easy walk to attractions. Friendly, helpful staff. So glad this was our choice for accommodation!
    Reviewed November 12, 2018
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