Sepilok Jungle Resort Sandakan

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Average rate: $35 - Hotel class: 2 stars
KM22, Sandakan, Malaysia

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Sepilok Jungle Resort Sandakan Reviews

vix1 vix1
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Gotta take the rough with the smooth. Nov 11, 2012
The Sepilok is a great location for the Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre, and this was the reason why I stayed here, the Orang-utan centre is literally down the road and all trips are arranged by the hostel, which is both a hotel and hostel.

I was a bit disappointed that as a single traveller I was placed in a four bed dorm by myself and when talking with another single traveller I also discovered that so had she - it would have been nice to be able to meet more people in that sense as there is a lot else around so it would definitely have been nice to have been in the same room. The other gripe that I have was that there was a storm one evening I was there and during this time period whilst I was in my dorm room alone, I was joined by the local rat, who seemed to believe that the dorm was his own private playground!! Not what I needed at 2am especially as I don’t think this place is particularly cheap when compared with other places.

The rooms definitely need a clean and a dust and it can take awhile to get served in the restaurant despite it never being that busy. Although there is free internet the connection is terrible – of you ever manage to get on, but then you also have to accept that you’re in the middle of the jungle in Borneo – you can’t have it all. The grounds are pretty impressive and there is a pool and breakfast is included in the price.

You can’t have it all when travelling and I suppose for me the good stuff outweighed the bad to be able to see the orang-utan’s which I was fortunate enough to do.
Grounds at Sepilok
Grounds at Sepilok
Grounds at Sepilok
Grounds at Sepilok
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spocklogic says:
Well, at least you had a bit of company : o
Posted on: Nov 11, 2012
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Great location for the Orang Utan Centre Aug 02, 2012
I wouldn’t call it a resort, the accomodation is rather basic. The room was clean but bathroom was so and so. The breakfast was good: toast, jam, eggs, fruits,…

The staff at the reception was helpful! I had a problem with my visa-card (the machines kept rejecting my card, only theirs accepted it). Afterwards back home it was obvious I got scammed at some time... But that's another story...

So I was in need of some cash for the rest of my holiday and they helped me out, although it cost me some extra money! ;-) But I was so glad with the help that I didn't mind to pay the 10% fee.

There was a lot of other staff around but most of them were just hanging out... not too busy! ;-)

The "resort" is in a beautiful setting and it really takes just a five minutes walk from the Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, if you are interested.

We arrived late at night and only stayed one night so perhaps the resort has more to offer but we didn't find out.
Our room for the night.
A 5-minutes walk to the Orang Utan…
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Sepilok Jungle Resort Sandakan Overview

Your escape route to a private paradise in Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo..... 100 metres to the world famous Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre - a mere 5 minutes walk away. It all started 18 years ago in 1991 by John and Judy with only 5 fan rooms. Together, they have planted all the trees and flowers in the garden. And it was known as Wildlife Lodge. With so much passion and interest in nature, they slowly increase the number of rooms to 60 rooms ranging from dormitory to air conditioned deluxe with balcony rooms. And now it is known as Sepilok Jungle Resort. After many years, all the trees have grown and now Sepilok Jungle Resort is set amidst in this magnificent landscape. They wanted everyone to enjoy their hard work and thus there are so many ranges of rooms so that people with different budget would be able to come to enjoy the nature in the resort. Here are the highlights of the latest developments at the Resort: new swimming pool, children's pool, jacuzzi, gym, sauna room, steam room and the fully air conditioned Poolside Jungle Cafe. There will be a lounge in the future. Watch out for this. John and Judy are still around and now their sons Johnny and Jason are taking over and share the same passion with their parents. We will take you back in time when humans were closer to nature. Sepilok Jungle Resort is set amidst beautiful landscape gardens and thousands of acres of tropical rainforest. Sepilok Jungle Resort is ideal for guests who wish to spend a quiet weekend with family and friends and desire only to be awaken by the chirping of birds and to hear the sound of cicada in the evening. You can hear and see Gibbons, Hornbills, many different bird species, fruit bats and butterflies feeding on fruits and flowers. Sepilok Jungle Resort is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the tropical jungle surroundings.

Sepilok Jungle Resort Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Tour Desk
  • Massage / Beauty Centre
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Sauna
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • In Room Movies
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Excursions
  • Garden
  • Desk
  • Ticket Service
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Steam Room
  • Massage
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Shower
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Child Pool
  • Pool Outdoor

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