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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 August 2015

We visited Tabin WR as a part of a long birdwatching trip to Sabah. From an enthusiastic naturalist's point of view it is an ideal place with everything that we could hope for. The accommodation is very good and comfortable with nice clean rooms and efficient bathrooms. Food in the restaurant was both wholesome and plentiful and all of the...

5Thank Alf
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 14 July 2015

We visited Tabin resort last week in the dry season. We had just come from Danun Valley. This place is a resort and there are plenty or waiters to serve you drinks and answer any questions. After coming from primary rainforest it is very very different to be in secondary forest. This is not an authentic rainforest experience but is...

3Thank sam A
Reviewed 14 June 2015

We stayed at Tabin for two nights in May 2015. It is a beautiful location with the option of river side or hill side rooms. We did enjoy our stay here and everything about Tabin is OK but not great. The rooms are tired and in need of some TLC. The staff are pleasant and some went out of their...

2Thank sequindogs
London, UK
Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

Me and my brother loved our time at this resort. It is extremely well run, comfortable and most of all respectful to the forest and its surroundings. We went on a night drive, to a mud volcano and a waterfall. We had a fantastic guide called Racheal and she made our wildlife experience so much more fun. Definitely a place...

1Thank Dog-ease
Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

We had the most amazing time here, a true highlight of our 3 weeks in Malaysia. In the middle of the jungle surrounded by a thousand things that want to drink your blood, but it doesn't matter, cause the lodges, main plaza are beautiful and clean. Because of the limited number of lodges, the friendly staff and guides, you start...

1Thank Marnick V
Reviewed 26 March 2015

this resort gives you access to the a small part of the Tabin wildlife reserve. It's overpriced for what it offers. Accommodation is clean and well kept, the food is acceptable and the service mediocre. Activities can be arranged which include trekking, night safaris etc. It's poor value for money offered at this resort.

3Thank Marki663
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Reviewed 1 February 2015 via mobile

I have stayed here for 2 days 1 night,the road journey via gravel road is quite bumpy,the room on the river lodge is beautiful and just in front of the river, the night drive is awesome as we saw flying squirrel, western tarsier,owl,malaysn civet and many more.The trek to mud volcano and experience applying the mud on face is fun.The...

5Thank Deqpot
Malmo, Sweden
Reviewed 23 January 2015

I have mixed feelings about this Place. We stayed for 3D2N. I simply loved the location of the resort. Beautifully snucked into the rainforest. The Hill Side lodges are just fantastic. You feel like you living in your own jungle hut (which you are basically). The river side lodges are for the lazy people that want easy access! Our Guide,...

4Thank David H
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 January 2015

Going here has got to be one of the most amazing experiences ever. If you want to feel like a real explorer, David Attenborough type then this is for you. The 3 day 2 night "safari" is completely full one. The expert and helpful guides will drive you round or have you trekking through the rainforest from dawn to dusk...

2Thank Dtc2345
Sacramento, California
Reviewed 13 December 2014

We really loved the experience in Tabin Wildlife Resort and Reserve. We were there in June, 2014 for a 3N2D tour. The resort is surrounded by lovely rainforest. All the rooms were newly printed. We stayed in one of the river lodges. You can see the river from the balcony of the room. The other side of the river is...

4Thank wenc12

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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: $651 - $1,199 (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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“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
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