I was not so convinced of this accommodation. I do not mean the facilities, the bungalows are simple but completely ok, with air conditioning and private bathroom with shower. The staff is however largely untrained. The tour guides can go boating but can not answer questions about animals. English is just for a few standard questions and answers available. That does not make it easier.
And unfortunately the employees do not talk about themselves. For example, the guide for the night hike has just started - by chance we asked if we also need rubber boots and for him it was completely clear that we have to have some. Not so easy without talking to each other. By the way, there are only rubber boots up to size 41 😣.
The food is basic but in order. Again, I would like to know how the fish is called I eat so but that was just out of the operation rauszukriegen. One is inflexible. The default plan is wildly diced only one never communicated. It feels like the points are being processed like a McDonald's order. Breakfast was at 09:00 and lunch should be at 11:30. What comes to my mind if not 12:30, as are the only guests. Did not go - although the next activity is not until 16:00.
Oh, and the walks involve several leeches per minute - definitely take a pair of long pants (another point I'd like to take in a meeting before an activity). On the last morning breakfast was struck at 08:00 and departure between 08:30 and 09:00. At 06:48 there is a knock on the door: "Breakfast at 07:00 and departure at 07:30" - because you still have to pick whom. With a sense of stress and ignorance we have left this place.
We stayed at the B&B for 2 nights. The stuff was great, they even woke up at 5:3am to prepare our breakfast (normally it was from 8am) as we had to leave early. Rooms and bathroom were also good, just the humidity was a bit troubling but that is to be expected in the region. Overall, we enjoyed our stay there.
Took the time off to experience the real river cruise on one of the famous river of Sabah, Sungai Kinabatangan. As it was the monsoon season, there was no crowd and had plenty of time to enjoy the scenery
Stayed here for two nights as our homestay was double booked. The rooms are accommodated in small cabins on stilts in a pleasant garden of palm trees (not again). All rooms have a balcony and ensuite bathroom. It cost us 70RM per night for a double room with fan There's outdoor seating and a nice restaurant area. Free tea and coffee, but breakfast of 4 rounds of bleached white plastic bread and a egg wasn't too exciting. Neither were the lunches, which were not as good as our homestay, but not bad.
I stayed for three nights. Room is basic with air condition, fan and attached bathroom. Staff is attentive. Meals are simple but delicious. I was there to conduct a photography workshop. I think we needed a bit more power points to charge our batteries and laptop in our rooms and the main hall. There is no daily Housekeeping but would be good to have someone clean the room for longer staying guest. Overall the place is no frills but nice ambience.