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Very good 7.9
Based on 17 reviews

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About Sukau Proboscis Lodge Bukit Melapi


Whether you're a tourist or traveling on business, Sukau Proboscis Lodge Bukit Melapi is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Sandakan. The excitement of the city center is only 136 km away. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

At Sukau Proboscis Lodge Bukit Melapi, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.

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. The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as garden, karaoke, games room. Sukau Proboscis Lodge Bukit Melapi is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Sandakan.
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  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • airport transfer

Fitness & recreation

  • karaoke
  • games room

Land sports

  • garden

Food & beverage

  • restaurant
  • bar


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • daily housekeeping
  • laundry service

Guest services

  • tours
  • smoking allowed

On-site facilities

  • family room
  • shared lounge/TV area

Health and security

  • safety deposit boxes

Business & money services

  • meeting facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Filipino
  • Malay
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Child and extra bed policy
Children 3-12 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Minimum age of guests is: 3 year(s).
  • Guests over 12 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 700 MYR
Check-In From: 12:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 10:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 136 km
Distance to Airport: 124 km
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: yes
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 24
Parking Fee (per day): 10 MYR
Reception Open Until: 11:00 PM
Room Voltage: 240
Time to Airport (Minutes): 120
Year Hotel Built: 2007
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2014
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Recent customer comments

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Very good

  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.2
  • Facilities 7.0
  • Location 8.4
  • Room Comfort/Standard 7.2
  • Staff Performance 8.5
  • Value for Money 7.4
  • Food/Dining 7.6

8.4 Benjamin H.
United States
June 14, 2016
3D2N does NOT include transportation
Be aware that the 3D2N package does NOT include transportation to/from the lodge. This is significant as the lodge is across the river from Sukau, and you must take a boat from a jetty that is a ways away from the village. We paid 630 RM additional for transportation, although cheaper options are available if you can tolerate the hassle. We were also the only guests at the lodge,which can be good or bad. Bathrooms could use improvement, but otherwise not a bad place. Food was great, river guide was great. Just expected more from the price we ended up paying, since Greenview was much cheaper.

9.2 Ben D.
May 06, 2016
Paradise on the River
This lodge is amazing, with staff that are there for your every need. The trips in the boats up and down the river were amazing with such fantastic wildlife and nature to be seen. the food was good, and there was always plenty. The resort itself is a bit "off the grid" with wifi only in the reception area. but the natural beauty will have you forgetting there is a world out there that you are no longer connected to.

9.7 Rich C.
United States
February 19, 2016
Excellent location, great staff & tours
The staff were so friendly and helpful and the boat tours are amazing. I loved staying here
I loved staying at this place. The tours and lodge location are excellent. Such friendly smiling staff. Don't hesitate to pay additional money for extra tours

8.7 Robert P.
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!!

6.7 Claire E.
October 14, 2015
Jungle stay
Boat trip, the food and the orang-utans

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!

8.7 Patrick H.
United States
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.

8.7 Shreyas B.
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

8 Kenneth S.
United States
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.

9.7 RUI R.
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.