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Escape to a paradise of nature at the Sepilok Jungle Resort, enclosed within a tropical virgin Borneo Rainforest in Sandakan, Sabah (Borneo), Malaysia. Let its beautiful landscaped gardens and wide expanse of lush jungle transport you back in time.
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TESTIMONIALS
 
WHAT OUR GUESTS HAVE TO SAY !
 
 

"A day and night of discovery - superb hospitality, thunderous rain, excellent rice wine and tapioca! Wish we could stay longer, but one day we will return to Sabah to stay here again. Thank you for making our short stay so pleasant and making us feel so very welcome. Will definitely write to the Lonely Planet Guide about including your excellent resort".

- Dave and Pauline Irwin, Republic of South Africa

 

"John and Judy! These days we spent here, we will never forget them! You made our honeymoon and my birthday a special memory. All the fruit we tasted, all the good food and your warm hospitality! We will wear our 'sarong' and think of you! We will cook food with our Sabah spices and remember you and the time at the lodge. We really hope that we will meet again here or in Sweden ! You are always welcome"!

- Ann-Sofie and Per Johan Andersson, Sweden

 

"My God! I can't believe it! Staying 2 days at the resort and you can see the following birds around the garden area and the nature trail of the Resort:

White-bellied Sea-Eagle, Green Imperial Dove, Blue-rumped Parrot, Indian Cuckoo, Plaintive Cuckoo, Greater Coucal, Larget-tailed Nightjar, Collared Kingfisher, Blue-eared Kingfisher, Storkbilled Kingfisher, Black Hornbill, Blue-eared Barbet (Garnet Pitta), Pacific Swallow, Fiery Minivet, Yellow-vented Bulbul, Chestnut-winged Barbler, Magpie Robin, Rufous-tailed Tailorbird, Ashy Tailorbird, Hill Myna, Little Spiderhunter, Yellow-vented Flowerpecker, Dusky Munia, Chestnut Munia, Eurasian Tree Sparrow, Dollarbird, Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker, Rusty-breasted Cuckoo, Zebra Dove, Plain-throated Sunbird, Olive-backed Sunbird, Crimson Sunbird, Lesser Coucal, Buffy Fish Owl, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, Lesser Leaf Bird, White-fronted Falconet, Pied Fantail, Yellow-rumped Flowerpecker, Rhinoceros Hornbill, Pied Hornbill, White-breasted Waterhen, Spotted Dove, Bushy Crested Hornbill, Red-eyed Bulbul...

And of course many many more species.."

- Mats Lundberg, Stockholm, Sweden

 

"Grateful to been saved from the dirty hotel we first came to. Our relief was not big enough, we came to paradise instead. Warm family like atmosphere. We wish you would never loose it. We have been cared like your own family, very personal. It is going to be an exciting future and ever more paradise like when everything is finished. Your kitchen belongs to the top ten in the world. We cannot thank you all (everyone included) enough. Will send you some of our pictures later. Thank you for a lovely staying at the Jungle Resort hotel".

- Johan and Maria, Stockholm, Sweden

 

"'A Resort With a Difference' - We truly recommend it!!! No other 5 Star hotels or resort can match the PERSONALISED and SINCERE services, from Mrs. Lim to Lot Lot to Nadu, to Alias to Hadi to Irene and the list goes on! The following activities are ONE-OF-A-KIND.

* Watching Orang Utan at Sepilok* Cave exploration at Gomantung Cave* River cruise at Kinabatangan river (Sukau) * Sabah vege for dinner Gin rummy sessions with Mrs. Lim....

Everyone here goes home with a warmer HEART, bigger SMILE, relaxed SOUL and wonderful MEMORIES!! Oh yes! Don't forget to buy huge PRAWNS from the fisherman at Kinabatangan river at RM10/kg. HAVE FUN!!!"

- William Kor, Tan May Lee, Mable Koh & Karen Chong, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

"A wonderful relaxing place in the middle of nowhere! My daughter was treated like a little princess by Mr and Mrs Lim which made our stay much easier. Good food, people and a great place to reflect. Thank you. We will see you again soon".

- Aysha Maria aged 3, Mummy, Daddy, London/Colombia

 

"Fantastic charming place. Great hospitality, the best food that I have ever tasted and in beautiful surroundings. A paradise in the middle of the jungle!" See you !!

- Camilly Waldjac, Norway

 

"Thank you so much for making us so welcome. It has been an absolute pleasure to stay here in such happy friendly surroundings. We will be telling everyone we know to come and stay and particularly recommending the sweet and sour prawns".

- Ewan Keil & Sarah Eglin, England

 

"Dear Sepilok Jungle Resort staff and owners,

Your hotel is the best one I have ever been to. Everyone is so kind and friendly and I promise to come back. Riding in the boat is also fun and there is so much to do. The tours are perfect. I learned a lot about from them. It is peaceful and relaxing. The food and everything else is perfect. I feel like I have always lived here forever and your hospitality has been wonderful. Thank you for suggesting to see the crocodile farm and the orang utan sanctuary. This is for everyone".

- Alexandria Gilchrist aged 9, Canada

 

"Very friendly atmosphere with excellent food, beautiful landscaped surroundings. Thanks for the balcony, it was great to watch the sun disappear and have a haven to look out on the tropical storm. We will recommend the Jungle Resort to others as it was recommended to us".

- Shona Linton, Northern Ireland

 

"What a fantastic two days we have had here, only wish it could have been longer. We have recharged our batteries in this peaceful resort. The service has been wonderful and the food was yummy!! Thank you".

- Helen Thomson & David Taylor, Scotland

 

"Magical place and beautiful people. Thank you for a restful retreat. All our whims were cared for before we got a chance to ask. Mrs Lim, you are a legend - Superwoman!".

- Budy Boonen & Julie Leman, New Zealand

 

"Thank you so much for some wonderful days. This is truly a wonderful place with very friendly and helpful atmosphere. Special thanks to John and Judy for everything. We will without doubt recommend this Resort to our friends."

- Marie Thrane & Jean Suppiah, Denmark

 

"For the independent travelers,

This place is really something special, apart from the amazingly beautiful surroundings you find yourself in, there are also some very interesting, special people here for you to enjoy, conversate, learn from and generally experience life with, in a way you won't often find during the hectic travelling you are doing. So please take some time, days or weeks if you can, meet the staff, all of them, they are brilliant people, the family of John, and Robert the chef. I am leaving some names out but take you time, talk your head off, they will listen and go to the Saturday Night 'Disco'. In big inverted comma "DISCO" with the local workers who have also made this Resort ..paradise. What it is today, along with a great vision of peace and relaxation from the owners! Eat the food here, drink the beer.m.m.m.m. Those Danish and their Carlsberg, can't get enough!

So live out your holiday through and with all these lovely surroundings and people you find yourself with! If you have taken the time to read all of this, that means you have excellent potential in your travels, if you actually follow what I have suggested, you will have an absolutely wicked time in the Resort.

Myself and my partner, Donna, have traveled extensively around the world, independently, over 50 countries between us, and we now consider Sabah, Borneo in the top 3, a hard act to follow for sure"

- Donna Davies & Steve Ciray, Australia

 

"You really know what travelers need: peace and quiet. And then the gardens are a unique place to walk around and see the hummingbird, the hornbill, the kingfisher and all the other birds. Thanks to Mrs. Lim and the other nice staff. You have been kind."

- Offe & Pernille, Denmark

 

"We arrived to SJR just after climbing Mt. Kinabalu . I cannot think of a better place to recover from your altitude sickness and painful legs. We have had absolutely great food and the staff has shown interest in such a lovely way. It's hard to make the final decision to leave, but time is against us. We already stayed two nights more than intended. Actually this would be a perfect base for your traveling around in Sabah . You have the lovely relaxed atmosphere, good food and Sandakan not too far away. Dear staff, thank you for everything."

- Nataska & Ganne, Denmark

"We have been here for one month and it has been fantastic. The staffs are all very friendly and helpful and we have enjoyed many a beer and a sing along with them. The grounds are beautiful and idealic. Next year, I will return with my husband so he can see why I will never forget my time here. Thank you all. Lots of love from me".

- Catherine Talbot, Britain

 

"We were lucky to find your brochures at Sabah Tourism Office. We have enjoyed 3 wonderful nights here, the food is EXCELLENT, staff are friendly and John made everything easy. He is extremely proud of his establishment and rightly so. The ground and settings have achieved the peacefulness and oneness with the natural surroundings John strove hard for. This has been the highlight of our trip so far and we will enthusiastically recommend to anyone including the 'Lonely Planet Guide'. (Its proximity to Orang Utan Sanctuary made the main purpose of our visit very easy) Thank you so much, until we meet again".

- Mark and Wendy Bennett, Adelaide, Australia

 

"The Jungle Resort is easily the most excellent accommodation in the Sandakan area. Most impressive is the friendly demeanor and hospitality of the Lodge's administration and employees, as well as the unique quality of the rooms and landscaped area".

- Phillip K. Schilz & Stephanie Hombach, Germany

 

"Spent two nights here after climbing Mt. Kinabalu . The staffs are very friendly and helpful. The food is lovely and the place itself is stunning, like home from home. Hot showers are superb. I will definitely come again if I am out this way and hopefully for longer. This place is lovely and a credit to the staff".

- David Adamson, England

 

"Our stay here has been great, we have done and seen so many exciting things. We will never forget and hopefully we will come back someday, and of course we will stay here then. You have a really nice place here and you are all very kind and friendly. Lots of love from Sweden ".

- Amiha & Malin, Sweden

 

"We came just for some 'Nasi Goreng' and stayed for 3 days! We have had the most wonderful peaceful, relaxing time here. You should be congratulated on creating such a beautiful place for people to appreciate the surroundings - Sepilok is a very special place, we are lucky to have been here. The river trip is certainly to be recommended - absolutely wonderful. Good luck and happiness to John and Judy and a very big thank you!"

- Helen Torrington & Felix Morris, United Kingdom

 

"This is my second visit here and I will definitely recommend that more people come and enjoy the wonderful hospitality. The new development looks promising and I shall enjoy returning to check it out and enjoy a couple of beers near the stream. I think a couple of hammocks down by the lake would be a good idea. I also think that if people is encouraged to stay here for more than one night, they would find the place most beneficial. I really appreciated the use of the Nissan and had a great time in Sandakan ".

- Howard Stanton, England

 

"What a fantastic place to be. Home from home. Beautiful surroundings, fantastic food, excellent staff. Would recommend this to all friends and family. Thanks you so much for making us feel welcome and helping us with everything! Especially Turtle Island . We are so glad to have this! It's very comforting to come to a place which provides a personal touch to your holiday".

- Julie Evans & Evert Vorster, Britain/Holland

 

"A beautiful place and such courteous friendly staff. The food is excellent. Mr Lim's garden is a delight with plants, birds and other wildlife - very special. Mrs Lim could not have looked after us better when I was ill and her kindness will always be remembered. Thank you from both of us. You treated us like honoured guests".

- Robin & Dorothy Lewin, Scotland

 

"The Jungle Resort staff were helpful and friendly. We were in awe of the excellently maintained gardens which beared delicious fruits. A balcony room is strongly recommended in order to watch over chicken and various types of flowers."

- Simon Taylor & Sohpie Tibbs, England

 

"First time we drove up to the resort it was an amazing change! Tropical gardens and ultra clean! This is the friendliest and chilled out place that I have stayed, excellent travel advice, amazing Hokkien Noodles and Lucas waiting with another beer. Service like no other! Brilliant. Everyone is always happy and smiling, easy to make friends, rooms are clean, spacious and rid of insects! A perfect paradise retreat! Will definitely be back here again. See you soon and thank you for a wicked week. Take it easy. Thanks Mr & Mrs Lim, Lucas and everyone else. 10/10."

- Louis Woods, England

 

"We landed in a big thunderstorm in Sandakan without a hotel reservation and were delighted about the efficient answer and pickup service when we phoned to the lodge. The warm welcome and the delightful surroundings as well as the efficient help for the organization of a river tour rounded up what we considered as a superb stay in the area. We will definitely recommend your place."

- Frangoise Wagner & Richard Graf, Luxembourg

 

"Thanks a billion for the hospitality.the little things that you did for us adds to the great service. I am gonna miss the teh tarik, herbal tea and lotsa other yummy-licious food! I will be back! One thing I absolutely love about this place is the serene surroundings, filled with the beauty of nature. Great atmosphere + splendid service + fantastic food = Beautiful memories..HAHAHA. Truly a one of a kind restaurant! Wishing Mr and Mrs Lim happiness and good health.Thanks again".

- Kouk Mei Ling, Singapore

 

"Cannot disagree with anything that has already been written. Now and again travelling you find a real great place to stay - this is it for us! Excellent service and a wonderful family who really made us feel welcome for their Chinese New Year celebration. We won't be back - but we would if we had the money!!!"

- Tania & Christ, Australia & England

 

"What can we say - there really are no words to describe the feeling of belonging we have experienced here. The staff are very beautiful and very helpful. We have felt very much like part of the family. We will be back again very soon. To stay here for a short while is to miss out on so much, we stayed for a week and it was not enough. The staff are very friendly and the food is superb. We look forward to our next visit.

- Kerry Anne McBain & Pat, Australia

 

"Definitely the friendliest, most welcoming place we have come along in our travels. Mr. and Mrs. Lim along with their helpful staff are so smiley and cheerful that it is inevitable you will end up staying longer than ever intended. We will definitely pass the word. Thanks for making us so welcome!!"

- Julie Belfast, Northern Ireland

 

"Our first big trip and we were so lucky to come here!! It's great to stay here with the orang utans so nearby, the beautiful garden, friendly people and the best food of Sabah ! Johnny arranged everything perfectly, we have seen so much. We have been to Turtle Island , the Gomantung Cave , to Sukau and the river and jungle trip. We really enjoyed the jungle and all its animals in it. The turtles have been great as well, Johnny even arranged my birthday cake there!! The best thing that happened to us really are the Orang Utan especially they came out of the trees to sit on the handrail just an armlength away from us!! Thank you all very much for the nice room, good service, your friendly approach and of course the lovely food!! Keep up the good work with the Orang Utans and elephants".

- Rob & Arjon, Netherlands

 

"Thanks so much for all the advice and hospitality. The food was great, rooms were clean and everyone went out their way to do that little extra. Hopefully I will be back for another visit soon".

- Brooke Scelza, USA

 

"This is our 2nd visit here (we were only here a week ago), this time for a week. You can't beat the hospitality of Mrs. Lim - I am not quiet sure how I will cope without her! We have felt totally at home, fed well, treated wonderfully in beautiful surroundings- sheer heaven. I am sad to leave this tropical paradise - a little corner of heaven (adopt American accent). No air cond on the balconies though..only joking, that was only a dream - this place is perfect. We have had a lovely time and will surely come back. We have been travelling through Asia for the last nine months - no where have we felt so welcome and well looked after as here. Good luck with everything and we wish you all the success for the future".

- Sam Wiltshie & Jim Donaldson, England & Scotland