Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Location: Danum Valley & Tabin Wildlife Reserve | Malaysia & Borneo

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

Surrounded by 43,800 hectares of tropical rainforest teeming with exotic flora and fauna and accommodating no more than 60 guests at a time, Borneo Rainforest Lodge is a secluded jungle retreat. With over 300 bird species and 124 different mammals, including orangutans, proboscis monkeys and pygmy elephants, wildlife spotting is the true luxury here.
Perfect forNature lovers longing for a unique jungle experience.
In the knowIf it's good enough for Will and Kate, it's good enough for us! The royals dropped in on Borneo Rainforest Lodge by helicopter, and walked along the 300-metre-long canopy walkway through the treetops.

Recommended for...

  • Eco-tourism
  • Lodge
  • Setting & Views
  • Wildlife & Nature

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Borneo Rainforest Lodge is nestled in the heart of tropical rainforest in the middle of Sabah state in Malaysian Borneo.

Rooms at Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Each of the stilted chalets at Borneo Rainforest Lodge, which are made from recycled wood and locally-sourced materials, are linked to the main building by wooden walkways. They have plenty of character and come with private bathrooms, ceiling fans and stunning views over the Danum River and the dense rainforest, best enjoyed from the deck. Most also feature private hot tubs or infinity pools, perfect for a soak after a day of trekking.

Food & Drink

The open-plan restaurant overlooks the Danum River and the surrounding rainforest – so keep your eyes peeled for furred and feathered creatures while you dine.


After an action-packed day, unwind with a massage or floral foot soak in the spa.

Activities at Borneo Rainforest Lodge

It’s all about nature here. Whether going on guided rainforest treks, enjoying the vistas from the treetop canopy walk, looking out for orangutans, flying squirrels and sambar deer, tubing down the Danum River or experiencing a night-time safari, take advantage of the pristine natural surroundings.

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Hotel location

The nearest town is Lahad Datu, which is accessible from Sandakan, Tawau and Kota Kinabalu overland, and you can fly from Kota Kinabalu to Lahad Datu (the flight is 50 minutes). From Lahad Datu, it is a 2-hour drive (nearly 100km) to Borneo Rainforest Lodge.

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