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9.1

Exceptional

225 reviews

225 reviews

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9.4

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) 1.1 km
Sandakan War Memorial Park 11.0 km
Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple 15.6 km
The Parish of St Michael and All Angels 18.3 km
Japanese Cemetery 18.6 km
Sandakan Heritage Museum 18.7 km
Turtle Islands National Park 33.4 km
Gomantong Cave Sandakan 39.8 km
Nearby landmarks
Sepilok 230 m
Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary 280 m
The Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre 310 m
Observation Platform 470 m
Viewing Platform 470 m
Hornbill Tower 880 m
Trogon Tower 1.1 km
Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) 1.1 km
Bristlehead Tower 1.1 km
Plant Discovery Garden 1.1 km

Sepilok Nature Resort

KM 22.5 (Mile 14), Jalan Sepilok, Off Jalan Sapi Nangoh, PPM 255 Elopura,Sandakan, Sabah , Sepilok, Sandakan, Malaysia, 90000 - See map

Conveniently situated in the Sepilok part of Sandakan, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. This 3-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

Highlights

Sparkling clean

Excellent room comfort & quality

Airport transfer

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Air conditioning

Announcements by hotel (1)
Please inform Sepilok Nature Resort in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas. From 1st January 2023, a tourist tax of RM 10 per room per night is applied to all foreign guests. This tax is not included in the room rate and must be paid upon check-in. Guests with a valid Malaysian Identity Card or valid permanent residents MY PR Card are exempted.
Facilities

Airport transfer

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Bar

Restaurants

Safety deposit boxes

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Value for money8.7
Location rating9.4
Nearest airportSandakan Airport (SDK)
Distance to airport12.8 km

Rooms available at Sepilok Nature Resort

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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Sepilok Nature Resort?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Sepilok Nature Resort?

Sepilok Nature Resort is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Sepilok Nature Resort also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the resort. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Sepilok Nature Resort has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Sandakan with private transportation, the resort can arrange car rental for you.

What is the smoking policy at Sepilok Nature Resort?

Sepilok Nature Resort does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about Sepilok Nature Resort

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Spaciousness

    "Cabin is spacious, clean and comfortable."

    NURA

    |

    28 December 2022

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Location

    "Great location with easy walking distance to orangutans and sun bears."

    Siew

    |

    27 January 2023

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Great location, friendly and helpful staff with a beautiful setting."

    Adam

    |

    11 May 2022

Overall rating:

9.1

Exceptional
225 reviews
Cleanliness
9.3
Facilities
9.1
Location
9.4
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More about Sepilok Nature Resort

More about Sepilok Nature Resort

Situated amidst abundant greenery, Sepilok Nature Resort is a haven for nature lovers. It has a restaurant, and offers complimentary WiFi access in its public areas. Fitted with wooden furnishings, each room is equipped with air conditioning, a TV and a balcony with views of the natural surroundings. The en suite bathroom offers shower facilities. Guests can make travel arrangements at the tour desk, An airport shuttle service can be requested for at an additional charge, while those who drive can park onsite for free. This resort is 17 km from Sandakan Airport.

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Amenities and facilities

Exceptional
Facilities

9.1

Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining

2 mentions

Internet

1 mention

Taxi

1 mention

Housekeeping

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Malay
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Garden
  • Hiking
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Restaurants
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Elevator
  • Invoice provided
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
For the kids
  • Kids meal
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Bathtub
  • Clothes rack
  • Desk
  • Fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Mosquito net
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels
  • Wooden/parqueted flooring

Food and dining

Restaurants on site
Restaurant
  • Menu: Buffet

Location

KM 22.5 (Mile 14), Jalan Sepilok, Off Jalan Sapi Nangoh, PPM 255 Elopura,Sandakan, Sabah , Sepilok, Sandakan, Malaysia, 90000
Exceptional
Location

9.4

Airports
  • Sandakan Airport (SDK)
    12.8 km
  • Lahad Datu Airport (LDU)
    102.3 km
Public transportation
  • Labuk Bus Station
    18.9 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Klinik Kesihatan Kanak Kanak B17
    11.7 km

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
    1.1 km
  • Sandakan War Memorial Park
    11.0 km
  • Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple
    15.6 km
  • The Parish of St Michael and All Angels
    18.3 km
  • Japanese Cemetery
    18.6 km
  • Sandakan Heritage Museum
    18.7 km
  • Turtle Islands National Park
    33.4 km
  • Gomantong Cave Sandakan
    39.8 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Sepilok
    230 m
  • Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary
    280 m
  • The Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre
    310 m
  • Observation Platform
    470 m
  • Viewing Platform
    470 m
  • Hornbill Tower
    880 m
  • Trogon Tower
    1.1 km
  • Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
    1.1 km
  • Bristlehead Tower
    1.1 km
  • Plant Discovery Garden
    1.1 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

Minimum age of guests is: 6 year(s).

Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-in until20:30
  • Check-out from11:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Property announcements

Please inform Sepilok Nature Resort in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas. From 1st January 2023, a tourist tax of RM 10 per room per night is applied to all foreign guests. This tax is not included in the room rate and must be paid upon check-in. Guests with a valid Malaysian Identity Card or valid permanent residents MY PR Card are exempted.

Reviews of Sepilok Nature Resort from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
9.1
/
10
Exceptional
Cleanliness9.3
Facilities9.1
Location9.4
Service9.0
Value for money8.7
High score for Sandakan
Rating
9+ Exceptional (18)
8-9 Excellent (2)
7-8 Very Good (2)
6-7 Good (0)
<6 Below Expectation (0)
Time of the year
Mar - May (6)
Jun - Aug (5)
Sep - Nov (4)
Dec - Feb (7)

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10.0
Exceptional
Craig from Malaysia
Couple
Double or Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

Living with the animal kingdom”

This resort is the epicenter of Malaysian jungle life and a most encouraging effort to save its most precious inhabitants ! Just a few minutes away are the Orang utan and Sun Bear conservation centers which are jaw dropping opportunities to view these beautiful animals as they are supported to re-enter the homes they were originally taken from... The resort is also a place to experience wildlife... we had an orang utan visit us on our balcony and saw a hornbill fly by at the same time !!! The eating experience was a perfect mix of classic Malaysian cuisine and western comfort foods - all prepared beautifully and delivered by the smiling and attentive staff. Our bungalow was a level of convenience and simple elegance we rarely find - with a most exceptional shower experience. We could not have been any happier with the value Sepilok Nature Resort afforded.

Reviewed December 05, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
CHRISTOPHER from Malaysia
Family with young children
Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

PHENOMENAL”

Location of the hotel was excellent. Less than 5 minutes walk to Orang Utan Centre, Rainforest Discovery Center & SunBear Conservation Centre. Resort deals doesn't come with breakfast, hence it was ala-carte. We had some meals at the resort restaurant and it was delicious. Food was served in 10 minutes even during peak hours. The rooms were spacious (too much space in-fact as the top attic was just sofas, fridge & tables. Anyway, we liked it. The rooms were clean, I can see that the resort put in lots of effort in ensuring that the furnitures are all coloured themed. Even the television was painted orange. Good selections of bathroom amenities. Staffs were friendly and for the price I have paid, this hotel deserved 5 stars rating. Will definitely return to this hotel as it is well tucked in the nature. Good to wake up to the sound of hornbills and macques. Downside, 30 minutes drive to Sandakan town though.

Reviewed June 19, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Matty from United States
Couple
Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Best Resort I've Ever Been To”

The Nature Resort should be your only choice. We stayed elsewhere on our way back through Sepilok after our river trip after booking on advance. We wish we hadn't. From the staff which was super nice and friendly from the food and bev guys and gals, to the check in and check out, they were always smoking and helpful. The main lodge area, wow. It's on a lake so there are some bugs, but it's not dirty or gross, it's more sublime than anything else. The surroundings are spectacularly gorgeous. Our bungalow was on the river literally right next to the orangutan sanctuary. I wish I could live here it was so amazing!! Again, it's in the jungle. We had a gecko on our bed when we got back from dinner, one we had never seen before! Best place ever.

Reviewed May 16, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Katrina from Australia
Couple
Double or Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

The beat”

The orangutan are national treasures and so is sepilok nature resort. Either the people of Borneo or the Malaysian government should buy back this wonderful resort from the foreign owners. This place is something the Malaysian people should be proud of

Reviewed June 03, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Glenn from New Zealand
Couple
Double or Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

If you are thinking of booking, do it!”

Next door to the wildlife reserve it is possible to see orangutans in the resort (though chances are low). You will hear them calling along with other animals. It’s a beautiful resort the is recommended for mid-high budget adventure tourists, couples and honeymooners. Pros: beautiful rooms, good service, epic chill out restaurant/lounge. Best location for the Orangutan re-habilitation center. Cons: expensive (but expected), mosquitos in the early evening (expected), restaurant is ok, not amazing.

Reviewed November 06, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Barbara from United Kingdom
Couple
Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

A wonderful, peaceful haven”

The setting is stunning, overlooking a large lake abundant with wildlife. The accomodation is weaved through the jungle across wooden walkways where you could while away hours watching birds, lizards and frogs. We stayed in a large lodge at the furthest end of the resort with seating and hammock on our porch, which was idyllic. The restaurant food was delicious and a preferential seating area with good wifi was welcomed. We went on a night walk with Sonny which was brilliant, seeing a Slow Lauris high in the trees as well as a rhinoceros hornbill, frogs and insects galore. Ideal location for orangutans too. Wish we could have stayed longer.

Reviewed September 13, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Eric from United States
Couple
Double or Twin Room
Stayed 3 nights in January 2018

Exceeded our expectations ”

In short we loved it. The staff were all friendly and helpful. Restaurant food was good and reasonably priced. The jungle setting was incredible. We spotted an orangutan in a palm tree while sipping on a drink in the restaurant after our days activities. The large open air restaurant and sitting area was very nice. Our room was spacious with high ceiling, wood floors, large bathroom, mini fridge, very comfortable bed, sitting chairs. From the veranda we sat and listened to the sounds of the jungle at night. The only negative was that there was maintenance /renovation of some of the bungalows ongoing at the time of our visit and the constant movement of workers in front of our bungalow distracted from the experience. Workers even were on our veranda taking the bench and table away to be refinished. The staff promptly moved us to another room when we complained.

Reviewed February 07, 2018

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9.2
Exceptional
Edward from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 7 nights in October 2016

beautiful resort.”

The whole resort is simply beautiful. The bungalows are stunning and the restaraunt/common areas are very well designed. The staff were always smiling and helpful which makes a big difference. We did a few tours with Sonny as our guide and he helped to make it a special experience with his knowledge and attitude. The location is spot on. next door to the orangutan and sun bear sanctuarys, it was simply a case of walking out the gates and heading down the road. The food was always nicely presented and tasted great, portions were a good size.

Reviewed November 13, 2016

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8.0
Excellent
Ken
Couple
Double or Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

Beautiful location next door to sepilok urangutan centre”

We enjoyed our stay at Sepilok, nice setting and very close to the sepilok centre . wifi only available near reception.

Reviewed April 02, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Shana from France
Couple
Stayed 1 night in July 2016

Amazing trip”

Great location. Very nice hotel with respect of the environment. The nature there is even nicer than around. Many nice vegetation and fauna.

Reviewed July 03, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Sebastian from Switzerland
Couple
Double or Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

Costs more than other options, but absolutely worth it!”

It's a bit expensive compared to other deals in the area, but it's worth every bit! The staff is super friendly, the rooms are huge, comfortable and clean, the bed is superb and the food was amazing! Also, it's a very short walk to the Orangutan Sanctuary (closest accommodation actually). I would recommend this to anyone and would stay there again without hesitation!

Reviewed February 12, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
Lisa from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2017

Wonderful ”

Stayed for 3D2N - absolutely wonderful trip. The staff were well informed and generous with their knowledge. And really good fun. Incredible ability to spot wildlife too which the jungle was full of. I learnt a lot from the guides and enjoyed a cold beer or two at the lodge. Very slick organisation and really nice lodging. The new villas look pretty special! Highly recommend.

Reviewed June 21, 2017

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7.6
Very good
Beverly from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Double or Twin Room
Stayed 4 nights in August 2019

A great experience. Amazing place next to orangutans and sun-bears. A bit pricey. ”

Great location abd very friendly helpful staff. Boat trip expensive and long car journey but fabulous sightings of animals in the wild. Only criticism is that food/drink expensive as you have nowhere else to eat. Whole place closes down at 10pm and too far to go anywhere else without a taxi . Excellent for short stay, great experience.

Reviewed September 06, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Roschelle from United States
Couple
Double or Twin Room
Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

Awesome chalet and surroundings. ”

Very nice place..

Reviewed March 17, 2018

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8.4
Excellent
Siew from Malaysia
Couple
Double or Twin Room
Stayed 3 nights in January 2023

Great for nature lovers ”

Great location with easy walking distance to orangutans and sun bears. Also a 20 minute walk to the Rainforest Discovery Centre. But no real choice of places to eat other than the resort; although well presented and cooked (Asian dishes), it was expensive.

Reviewed January 27, 2023

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9.2
Exceptional
NURA from Malaysia
Couple
Double or Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2022

Exceptional”

The resort is a quiet and serene. Cabin is spacious, clean and comfortable. Just slightly dimmed. I spent most of time lying at hammock outside looking at nature right in front of me. Forget musics because sounds of nature is definitely it. Totally recommends for people who want a quiet retreat.

Reviewed December 29, 2022

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9.2
Exceptional
Adam from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

Great choice”

Great location, friendly and helpful staff with a beautiful setting.

Reviewed May 11, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Ruta from United Kingdom
Group
Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

A very special stay”

Wonderful location, exceptionally clean and comfortable chalet with very helpful staff. If you are visiting the area it’s a must stay!

Reviewed December 20, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Michael from United Kingdom
Couple
Double or Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

Fabulous in every way, we knew it would be good, but exceeded our expectations.”

The setting is amazing. So peaceful and serene. The chalets are spotless and have everything you could need. Staff are fabulous and cater to your every need. We even had a few naughty monkeys trying their luck. It all made for a superb stay.

Reviewed December 14, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Ng from Singapore
Family with teens
Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Nice chalet”

The chalet is nice (2 storeys). It is about 5-8 minutes walk away from the reception. Good to keep the luggage light as it is not advisable to pull the luggage on the stoney road (unless you want to sacrifice the wheels of the luggage) and the resort staff does not help to carry the luggage. Resort is at walking distance away from the Sun Bear Research Ctr and Orang Utan Rehab Ctr.

Reviewed December 08, 2019

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