Very good 8.0
Based on 19 reviews

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About this property


Nestled in the heart of Kota Kinabatangan, Sukau Proboscis Lodge Bukit Melapi is an ideal spot from which to discover Sandakan. Only 136 km from the city center, the hotel's strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Sandakan hotel. Daily housekeeping, gift/souvenir shop, Wi-Fi in public areas, airport transfer, meeting facilities are just a few of the facilities that set Sukau Proboscis Lodge Bukit Melapi apart from other hotels in the city.

Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find air conditioning, desk, balcony/terrace, fan, shower. The hotel's recreational facilities, which include dart board, garden, karaoke, games room are designed for escape and relaxation. Whatever your purpose of visit, Sukau Proboscis Lodge Bukit Melapi is an excellent choice for your stay in Sandakan.
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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Getting around

  • Airport transfer

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Dart board
  • Garden
  • Karaoke
  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Restaurant(s)

Services and conveniences

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Laundry service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room


  • Pets allowed

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 capacity 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

based on 19 reviews
  • Cleanliness 8.3
  • Facilities 8.0
  • Location 8.4
  • Room comfort and quality 7.2
  • Service 8.5
  • Value for money 7.5
  • Food and dining 7.6
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Bruce from Australia
Stayed 2 nights in August 2016
Great location
The chalets were well maintained and had private views of the extensive grounds. Good walks around the property. The big dissapointment was dinner being charged in US$ so aout four times the price of a good Malaysian restaurant. We had dinner at a cafe down the road.
Reviewed August 17, 2016
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Pia from Denmark
Families with young children
2D1N Package (ex-Sukau)
Stayed one night in July 2016
fantastic place
Staff was very friendly and the food was great. The surroundings are armazing. If You bring Your own car You just have to live it by the river and You are then taken by boat to the hotel which we found really nice.
Reviewed July 24, 2016
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Benjamin from United States
Stayed 2 nights in June 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.
Reviewed June 14, 2016
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Ben from Canada
Stayed 2 nights in February 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.
Reviewed May 06, 2016
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Rich from United States
Solo travelers
Stayed 2 nights in February 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
Reviewed February 19, 2016
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Robert from United Kingdom
Stayed 2 nights in December 2015
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!!
Reviewed February 02, 2016
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Claire from Australia
Stayed 3 nights in April 2014
Jungle stay
Boat trip, the food and the orang-utans
Reviewed October 14, 2015
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KERRIE from United Kingdom
2D1N Package (ex-Sukau)
Stayed 2 nights in July 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!
Reviewed July 09, 2015
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Patrick from United States
Solo travelers
Stayed 2 nights in May 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.
Reviewed May 22, 2014
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Shreyas from India
Stayed 2 nights in March 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
Reviewed April 03, 2014
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