Completely refurbished in 2014, the former Royal Mulu Resort, now the Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa, is a luxury five-star hotel with beautiful gardens, well-appointed rooms, swimming pool and elevated position overlooking the Melinau River.
The resort’s architecture is inspired by the indigenous vernacular – it is built on 15-foot stilts with the rooms connected by wooden walkways. There is a choice of deluxe and suite rooms, all beautifully decorated with smooth wooden floors and large windows overlooking the nearby jungle or river. All come with en suite “wet room” bathrooms with great views, private verandas, mini-bars, air-conditioning, 42inch satellite TVs and room service. Limited internet access is via satellite in the business centre only.
There is an a la carte gourmet restaurant serving delicious international and regional cuisine, a riverside bar, gym, swimming pool, Balinese spa.
The hotel is just a 5-minute drive from the Gunung Mulu National Park and then it’s a 45-minute walk to reach the Lang and Deer caves. These are part of the largest cave system in the world with spectacular stalactites and stalagmites and thousands of bats that emerge from within. The Wind and Clearwater caves are also close by and very accessible.
Two restaurants, riverside bar, lounge, air-conditioning, laundry service, room service, medical assistance, TV, mini bar, fitness centre, karaoke room and currency exchange.
A boat cruise at night offers chances to observe nocturnal wildlife not commonly encountered during the day.
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Long-tailed macaques, silvered langurs, bearded pigs, Malayan civets, western tarsier, Bornean yellow muntjack, the park is home to all of Borneo’s species of hornbill and a diverse selection of birds, reptiles and amphibians.
Wildlife watching in the National Park, visits to the Deer and Lang caves, rock climbing, swimming, cultural demonstrations, cycling, cookery classes, spa treatments, boat excursions, rainforest hikes, visits to Mulu National Park.
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