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Sepilok Forest Edge Resort Reviews

Jalan Rambutan, Sepilok Mile 14, Sandakan, Malaysia

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77 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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Front desk said I could not get a bus to semporna at the junction but bus company said I could. Wasted 60 ringgit taking a taxi there just to drive right by the junction. Thanks staff!!


Further out of the way than others but worth the walk. Still only about 10mins from the Orangutan centre. The dorm room was basic but cheap, the shower was warm, if a little weak. wifi was only available in the restaurant and I spent most of my time there. The food was exquisite tho perhaps a little more pricey than normal cheap Borneo fair I found it very reasonable and ate my fill. I looked forward to all my meals there. The free breakfast was also very good. Worth the dorm fee alone


For a traveller this is a lovely bit of luxury on a budget as you can stay in a dorm room but still feel like your staying in a fancy resort as you can use all the facilities. We loved this place with its relaxing atmosphere, beautiful setting and amazing food. The staff were so lovely and extremely helpful. I would 100% recommend this and stay here again if I had the chance.


This is a resort and not a hostel so you don't quite get the backpacker atmosphere, but it's still a really nice place to stay in Sepilok. It's really close to the sun bears and Orangutans and they can organise tours for you from the resort. Food and drinks are quite expensive here compared to the rest of Malaysia but the food is very good. Staff did get orders mixed up a lot, however they quickly corrected them.


I stayed in a twin room. When I got in half my bed was covered in black dust and dirt I brushed it off and we put the fan on. Returning to the room it was covered again and also with flies and ants, I assume it was coming from yje fan as I was right under it. Clearly needs a clean. Bugs are a problem here but you're in the jungle. Staff were so friendly and so close to the sanctuaries! But lodgehouse rooms and bathrooms could be cleaner!

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