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Sukau Proboscis Lodge Bukit Melapi

Kampung Sukau, Kinabatangan, Kota Kinabatangan, Sandakan, Malaysia

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Features of Sukau Proboscis Lodge Bukit Melapi

Hotel Facilities

  • airport transfer
  • bar
  • family room
  • laundry service
  • meeting facilities
  • restaurant
  • safety deposit boxes
  • shared lounge/TV area
  • tours

Sports and Recreation

  • games room
  • garden
  • karaoke


  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • Filipino
  • Malay

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Hotel description
When visiting Sandakan, you'll feel right at home at Sukau Proboscis Lodge Bukit Melapi, which offer...see more When visiting Sandakan, you'll feel right at home at Sukau Proboscis Lodge Bukit Melapi, which offers quality accommodation and great service. The hotel lies 136 km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Sukau Proboscis Lodge Bukit Melapi offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. To name a few of the hotel's facilities, there are Wi-Fi in public areas, airport transfer, meeting facilities, family room, restaurant.

24 rooms spread over floors provide a warm and pleasant home away from home. Modern comforts such as air conditioning, desk, balcony/terrace, fan, shower can be found in selected rooms. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the garden, karaoke, games room. Sukau Proboscis Lodge Bukit Melapi is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort and convenience in Sandakan.
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Robert P. Couples
United Kingdom, February 02, 2016

The people, the location, the sounds and the overall experience.
Don't waste your time deliberating over which lodge to stay at, with the exception of the uber expensive one they're all very similar. However, I strongly advise you choose proboscis lodge as the staff are simply outstanding. Fendy our guide was the highlight of our 2 week travels through Borneo, he was exceptional, brilliant at spotting animals and generally very likeable. All the staff are so intent on making you enjoy yourself, they offer a rarely found genuine desire to make sure you're happy. If you've been salavating over Masai Mara type ultra luxurious lodges then spend 20 times the cash and go there instead. Any negative reviews of this Proboscis Lodge are clearly the work of people who 'just didn't get it'. GO!!
KERRIE S. Couples
United Kingdom, July 09, 2015
great boat tours

the animals we saw, the food and staff
our stay the sukau proboscis lodge was pleasant, lovely staff and boat tour, we saw elephants and proboscis monkeys wild orang-utans, croc's and many birds. The lodge its self is odd a huge bar and dining area but it was empty. it was expensive but not grand but not poor. If it was cheaper you would feel very happy with the place, lovely food huge amounts, and yes there is no wifi, its the jungle!
Patrick H. Solo travelers
United States of America, May 22, 2014
Cozy place and excellent staff

The staff The guides The cleanliness of the rooms
Nice lodge in a great location for exploring the local wildlife. The staff is excellent and very knowledgable. Food is good and it's very clean and comfortable.
Claire E. Couples
Australia, October 14, 2015
Jungle stay

Boat trip, the food and the orang-utans
Shreyas B. Couples
India, April 03, 2014
Great place for wildlife adventures

Amazing location, superb food and excellent Boatmen
Could not have asked for a better place to stay in Sukau. The boatman here is amazing..Spotted wild animals, and reptiles that were missed by most other navigators. Cannot recommend this place more. Yes, the place does not have a TV or Wifi which could have made this place perfect, but you dont come to Sukau for TV/Wifi. Amazing place. You wont regret it
Kenneth S. Couples
United States of America, April 14, 2013
For a wildlife hotel lodge, very nice

A/C and running water in the rooms!, good food
Having stayed at a home stay the previous few days in Sukau without running water or even a fan, this was heaven. That said, it is in Sukau, fabulous for wildlife but nothing else, so they did a great job creating such a nice, modern place. The food is pretty good, too, and they even have cokes and beer available! We didn't use their boat guide, but given the area, you will have to see great wildlife here (we saw proboscis and macaque monkeys, along with orangutans and elephants in the wild, and lots of birds etc), which is the only reason anyone comes to Sukau. It's a couple of hours from Sandakan, on the river, and isn't for people who think it's a nice day trip to a zoo (go to Sepilok -- they do good work, it's close in, and you can see the orangs up close, but it's not the wild), but it's fantastic for people who appreciate truly wild habitat and respect the creatures living there.
RUI R. Couples
Portugal, October 30, 2012
Spacious cabins with balcony, nice resort

Location in the jungle near the river; very good food
We enjoyed the river cruises; would have liked to stay one more night. Lots of wildlife, but we did not see elephants.
Anette M. Couples
South Africa, August 25, 2012
Nice view

Location on the river
The staff are very friendly. The food is excellent, and the 1 day we were the only guests, we were treated like royalty, with more-than-enough food! The boat trips were also enjoyable.
Jose M. Families with young children
Portugal, August 24, 2012
Standard jungle hotel but poor management

friendly staff
Nice location but poor rooms and management. Rooms are large but dark. Once we were there (access is by the hotel-owned canoe) management asked for the double of the rate already paid to allow our two kids to stay in the same room! The jungle safari was OK.
JUAN P. Couples
Spain, December 12, 2014
No nos sentimos a gusto

La amabilidad del personal
El director no nos trató nada bien. Contratamos de la opción de un pack de 3 días 2 noches, 3 noches. No quiso incluir los servicios de paseo en bote para el día añadido(nosotros entendemos que si el precio es el mismo, el servicio también debe serlo). Al estar en la otra orilla de la carretera, si no se puede hacer el paseo en bote, te quedas aislado.

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