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Tabin Wildlife Resort

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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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...

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...

3Thank Pehbeansandchips
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.

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....

Thank AishahZakaria
Victoria, Australia
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...

1Thank 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...

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...

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...

Thank ceg51
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Tabin Resort was to be one of the highlights of our trip through Borneo. Sadly it was a lowlight due to the stress of the terrible accommodation and just awful food. Tabin PR states that all of its lodges can accommodate up to 4 people, and driving passed the riverside lodges to the central resort building, we were really looking...

1Thank Julie S
The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 22 August 2016

A beautiful spot on the river. Did many game drives, daytime and nighttime. We were unlucky, not an elephant to be seen. Walked to the mud volcano, not very exciting. Would have liked to do more walking, deemed to be dangerous because of presence of elephants. Accomodation was comfortable, the food was not brilliant.

1Thank am432016

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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 

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Address: Jalan Tunku, Lahad Datu 91125, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Lahad Datu
Price Range: $700 - $728 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tabin Wildlife Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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Tabin Wildlife Hotel Lahad Datu
Tabin Wildlife Resort Lahad Datu, Sabah
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“Rooms are assigned by the resort. The River Lodges are on relatively level ground while there are steps to access to the hill lodges.”
moussie_1st, 30 Apr 2017 | Read review
“river view chalet”
Naturetrekker, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Requesting a river lodge is a MUST!”
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)”
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.”
jeffreyjonkoch, 9 Apr 2016 | Read review
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