We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Tabin Wildlife Resort

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Professional photos
Tabin Wildlife Resort
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel_streamline","template":"ibex_photo_carousel_streamline__widget","dust":{},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel_streamline","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

132 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 102: English reviews
Zug, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its a very nice resort and the serve excellent food. The bungalows are located with hill or river view. The tour guides know the local wildlife very well. If you would do some hiking ask gor the Elefant Trail, a 2h walk trough the jungle (the give you free rubber boots :-) Even if it was raining, I could do...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank AlfioDP
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we stayed in chalets that are up from river that can involve over 60 steps! Next time id stay by river right in the resort . Accomodation very good and excellent guides. We found it very hard to know if this was the best reserve to visit in hope of seeing truly wild orangs,as we thought of Danum.No guide book...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank ashley465
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

I stayed in 3 wildlife resorts during my trip to Borneo and this was my favourite. Set in the middle of the jungle it really is a special and beautiful place. The 20 cabins are either hill and river side and each are equally as beautiful. I was on the hill with its 50 plus wooden stairs. The whole resort...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Johnramsayoliver
Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed here two nights between kinabatangang and Borneo rainforest lodge. We had a great guide called Rachael who was very well informed and passionate about her job. We stayed in a hill lodge. It was pretty basic but it all worked. We had our own balcony but you couldn't sit on it as there were no chairs. That was...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Pehbeansandchips
UK
Reviewed 28 October 2016

The resort is lovely with good comfortable rooms. Ours was overlooking the river. All the staff at the resort were helpful and friendly and the guides are just brilliant with genuine enthusiasm for their local wildlife. I wish we could have stayed longer to see more of the forest and the incredible species there.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank tgrafton
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Couple travelling with 3 yo son. Activities : we took 3 days 2 nights package which include short trekking, waterfall visit and night walk. Verdict : it was easy for us and i think i can bring my parent (60 years old) in future. not much animal sighting but we witnessed flying squirrel in action which was superb. Food: Reasonable....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank AishahZakaria
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This was a lovely facility, great rooms, staff and guides. The chef went above and beyond to try and cater for my gluten-free requirements, which was greatly appreciated. Our Guide Rachel was very friendly and knowledgeable, and we saw lots of interesting birds and animals. The only downside (and this comes from a New Zealander who is used to being...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank gosnm
Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay. The staff was incredibly friendly, and helpful. We did several jungle treks, early morning and evening ones. Our cabin was amazing on the edge of the creek. The food was delicious, and with first breakfast, second breakfast, lunch, tea, and dinner, always plenty to eat. We enjoyed mud masks, and foot soaks from...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jane6250
Wigan, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We had a great time at Tabin. We enjoyed the wildlife that we saw and I was made up to see three snakes amongst other wildlife. The food wasn't great but you can't expect it to be either. We did have ants in the bed for some reason and our water wasn't working, however this was sorted out by the...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank Jane D
Naples, FL
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

The road was quite good and we arrived by 9:30 am. We met our guide (Wang) who is a great birder and we watched a film, had lunch and did a walk. We stayed 2 days and failed to recognize how great the AC was ( we did not have that at Borneo Rainforest Lodge or on the river. The...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank ceg51

114 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (114)
Viewed
Room/Suite (21)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (19)
Viewed
View from Room (7)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Other (62)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Lahad Datu
29.1 km away
My Inn Hotel Lahad Datu
My Inn Hotel Lahad Datu
#1 of 3 in Lahad Datu
33 reviews
26.7 km away
Bike and Tours Bed & Breakfast
0.0 km away
Kinabatangan Sunshine Lodge
Kinabatangan Sunshine Lodge
#8 of 9 in Kinabatangan District
8 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
26.9 km away
House 11 - Borneo Home
House 11 - Borneo Home
#3 of 7 in Lahad Datu
4 reviews
0.0 km away
Silam Dynasty Hotel
Silam Dynasty Hotel
#4 of 8 in Lahad Datu
19 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tabin Was declared a wildlife reserve because of the large numbers of animal species inhabiting its forest, including several which are highly endangered. With a protected forest area of 120,500 hectares, Tabin plays an important role as a dedicated ground for the breeding of endangered wildlife and protected mammals in Sabah. Tabin Wildlife Resort offers visitor facilities and accommodation within the wildlife reserve to provide a comfortable stay whilst experiencing the spectacular Borneo flora and fauna. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tabin Wildlife Resort

Address: Km 49 Jalan Tunku, Lahad Datu 91125, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Lahad Datu
Price Range: $662 - $1,371 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tabin Wildlife Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Booking.com, Priceline and Travelocity so you can book your Tabin Wildlife Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Tabin Wildlife Hotel Lahad Datu
Tabin Wildlife Resort Lahad Datu, Sabah
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Tabin Wildlife Resort staff and other travellers.
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Tabin Wildlife Resort staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Requesting a river lodge is a MUST!”
 of 5 bubbles rkeller86, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Mountain Lodge 2 was perfect. Private and not too far to walk (64 steps weren't a problem at all)”
 of 5 bubbles alisonm429, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The river rooms have a ton less steps but the upper rooms look more interesting, if a bit more inconvenient.”
 of 5 bubbles jeffreyjonkoch, 9 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Hill side 1 or 2”
 of 5 bubbles 281sama, 13 Jul 2015 | Read review
“If you do not mind a few steps. Go for Hill Side. Stunning views and much more rainforest experience. River side looks like a retirement home in comparizon!”
 of 5 bubbles N1824VQdavidh, 22 Jan 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay