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Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat

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Basic Shared Dormitory
Family Room

Overview of Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat

Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat

2.5 star property
No-frills Sandakan lodge with restaurant

8.4/10 Very good

62 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Laundry facilities
Mile 14, Jalan Labuk, Taman Hiburan Jalil Alip, Sandakan, Sabah, 90000
Main amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Barbecue grills
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk safe
  • Garden
  • Laundry service
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Restaurants
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Terrace
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • BBQ(s)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free self-parking
  • Garden
  • Laundry facilities
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Sandakan (SDK) - 33 min drive


  • Kedai Kopi Thiam dan Minuman - 添记面包茶室 - 12 min drive
  • Sepilok banana cafe - 7 min drive
  • Kedai Kopi Thiam - 12 min drive
  • The Lake Bistro and Bar - 7 min drive
  • Warung Makan Bibinor - 15 min drive

About this property

Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat

Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat is a great choice for a stay in Sandakan. Guests will have free perks such as breakfast and self-parking. Other features include a terrace and a garden. The comfortable beds and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travellers.


English, Malay

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 14 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 10 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking is limited

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast available each morning
  • Restaurant
  • BBQs

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • Garden
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace


  • English
  • Malay

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Shower only


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property from 1 January 2023. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


<p>This property accepts cash.</p>

Also known as

Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat Lodge Sandakan
Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat Sandakan
Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat Lodge
Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat Sandakan
Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat Lodge Sandakan

Frequently asked questions

Does Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat?
You can check in starting at 2 PM. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat and nearby?
Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.
Does Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.



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10/10 Exceptional

Great accommodation surrounded by beautiful nature. Staff was very helpful and kind. Would definitely stay here again.
Bradley, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

A family run retreat who make you feel like part of the family. Basic and rustic, it fits perfectly into the surroundings. Close to the attractions in Sepilok so location is convenient. While breakfast is provided and other meals can be purchased, the menu didnot change (we were there 5 nights) so some variety would be nice. Outdoor bathroom attached to the room makes you feel like you are showeri g in the jungle. Don't leave anything in the bathroom though. My husband's toothbrush mysteriously went missing!!
Jo, 5-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jungle stay
Great place close to the jungle!
Regina, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Basic but fit for purpose, staff and food great
Basic wooden hut stay in the jungle so has to be judged as such. Staff were really friendly and helpful. Food was great and very reasonable. Rather remote so you have to get the shuttle provided or sort out your own arrangements. We couldn't get Grab from the hotel but could get it at the attractions in town. Room itself was basic, no towels provided, no cleaning service. Shower was hot. Served its purpose and would recommend for a few days to see the sights of Sepilok.
3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

We had a great time staying at Paganakan Dii. The hotel is rustic, but clean. It is a quiet location and you really feel like you are in the jungle when you are staying there. The staff are very friendly and it is lovely that they organize shuttle services to the Orangutan Sanctuary as well as the Rain Forest Discovery Center. Our kids loved staying the bunk beds and the mosquito nets added to the adventure.
Wendy, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This is a retreat built in the jungle and has to be judged accordingly. We stayed in a wooden chalet which was clean and spacious with a private outdoor bathroom. We slept under mosquito nets and were careful not to leave outside lights on unnecessarily so as not to attract the insects. You will need insect repellent in the open dining/sitting areas particularly in the evening. Tha staff were particularly friendly and helpful. This is a great place to stay to visit Sepilok and surrounding areas with the staff helping if you wanted transport or trips arranged.
Elizabeth, 4-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

true nature
Adila, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great lodge in the heart of Sepilok. Good facilities and very tasty basic food. Staff amazingly friendly and helpful, especially when organising trips. Very child friendly. The kids loved chilling in the hammocks and listening to the spunds of the jungle. Free transport to Sepilok, Sun bears etc. If yoi have time dont miss out the Rainforest Discovery Centre. Almost deserted and haven for wildlife. Saw orang utans, flying squirrels, slow loris etc. The night waalk is a must! Paganankan is also highly recommended as a lodge, especially if you have kids!!!
2-night family trip
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