Sungai Kinabatangan hotels and hostels
Sukau Rainforest Lodge
Sukau Greenview B&B
A cheapie in central Sukau, this pleasant option offers nine rooms (all with twin-size beds) in a small cottage-style lodge. It’s basic (the floors are made from particle board) but comfy enough for the price.
Barefoot Sukau Lodge
Barefoot’s best features are the scenic eating area over the river and the super-smiley staff (the English is a bit thin, but they get an ‘A’ for effort). The rooms are small but covered with thick coats of white paint.
Bilit Rainforest Lodge
One of the more luxurious sleeping spots along the Kinabatangan, this snazzy option caters to an international clientele with huge bungalows, modern bathrooms and generous amounts of gushing air-con.
Proboscis Lodge Bukit Melapi
Despite the snarky management, Proboscis Lodge has created a sociable ambience with its large bar area and comfy tree-stump seating. The wooden bungalows, strewn along a shrubby hill, have oxidised cooper-top roofs that clink when it rains.
Sukau Tomanggong Riverview Lodge
A convert from selling rooms to tour packages, this pleasant spot by the river features small cabins with attached baths. Its terrace restaurant serves Malay meals and cold beer (not included in your package).
Kinabatangan Jungle Camp
GAP Tours (a popular international tour company) uses the facilities here, and when it isn’t booked out, this earth-friendly retreat caters to a niche market of birders and serious nature junkies.
Last Frontier Resort
Known throughout the Kinabatangan region for their excellent fusion cuisine, this Belgian/Malaysian-owned crash pad sits high, high up (538 steps!) on a hill overlooking the flood plains. Sadly a Sherpa is not included in the rates.
A new entrant with chalet-style rooms including bath and fan, with electricity to turn it. Bilit location minimises flood risk.
Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge
Come here to fall gently asleep in a series of luxury chalets, adrift in simple white sheets and polished wood floors, all connected by a series of shady raised walkways through the jungle.
The road leading into Sukau ends here: a grassy knoll with longhouse-style accommodation and a small cottage in the back.
Uncle Tan's Wildlife Camp
Its folksy website accurately reflects the welcoming atmosphere at hugely popular Uncle Tan's, run by the deceased founder's family. The standard package includes meals, boat safaris, jungle treks and transport from its office/B&B in Gum Gum.
Sukau Rainforest Lodge
A swish common space stuffed with gongs, tiki torches and bubu (local fish traps) welcomes guests after their riverine adventure.
This admirable community eco-tourism initiative is a refreshing alternative to the big lodges, and it’s great value to boot – rates include all meals and village transfers.