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Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

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Buchanan, Georgia
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Accommodation is basic chalets but they are clean with comfy beds There is free wi if in the dinning area Food is average The grounds are nicely maintained with sun decks on the river The river trips are excellent with really close up views of monkeys

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sitoursborneo, Owner at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Dear 1hd, Thank you for your feedback. It is great to know you enjoy our place and the river cruise. Cheers ! Hope you have a great memory with us in Borneo. Yeeveon from S.I.Tours and Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge More 

Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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378 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here from the very similar Abai Jungle Lodge by boat transfer. Again the rooms are very basic, absolutely no luxuries, and further uncomfortable beds. The decor is again ancient and the bathroom is something out of a time warp from last century. Even the food was similar to our last hotel and certainly not anything to rave about.... More 

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Diss, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 1 night at this Lodge. Basic room, but totally adequate for our needs. Staff were exceedingly pleasant and helpful and food was delicious. Great place for exploring the Kinabatangan River looking for wildlife.

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sitoursborneo, Owner at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Neece242, Thank you for your lovely feedback. It is a pleasure to serve you. Hope you have a great memories in Borneo and will come back again next time. Cheers ~ Yeeveon from S.I.Tours and Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first rainforest stay after coming from KK. We did a river tour from here and saw crocs, proboscis monkeys and orangutans. The lodge itself was disappointing and one night defo enough. We were in a hut divided into 3 rooms. Small, dark and basic but a decent shower and aircon The food was ok. Staff friendly enough.... More 

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sitoursborneo, Owner at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Steve S, Thank you for you feedback. Hope you understand we mainly focus on the river cruise excursion experience rather than luxury accommodation, yes we provide basic room setting and facilities for every guests but we always try our best to let our guest experience the magnificent Borneo's Nature and Wildlife and also the beautiful Kinabatangan River. Hope you... More 

aarschot
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lodge is really one of the best places on the Kinabatangan river, with ample place to relax and spot wildlife, very helpful and friendly staff. Pleasant offer on buffet for breakfast and dinner, basic but cosy cabins or chalets. Be careful to bring your shoes inside your room coz at night there may be dogs of the village entering... More 

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sitoursborneo, Owner at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Dear borneolover, Thank you for your kind feedback. We will always welcome you again =D Yeeveon from S.I.Tours and Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge More 

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82 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We had a couple of nights here via SI Tours as part of a package and it was the highlight of our holiday. The organisation was amazing, we didn't have to worry about a thing, from the minute we were collected from the airport and were very well looked after by our guide Bryant. We have had plenty of guides... More 

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sitoursborneo, Owner at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Amy_Tux, Thank you for your lovely feedback. It is our pleasure to serve you and your compliments to our colleagues will be delivered. We are very happy to know that you enjoy your stay with us and have a wonderful memory with the wildlife and tropical river scenery in Borneo! Hope to see you again. Cheers~ Yeeveon from S.I.Tours... More 

London
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We stayed here between Borneo Rainforest Lodge (Danum Valley) and Bunga Raya (island off Kota Kinabalu) and this just didn't match the other two. The wildlife was amazing, our guide Ako was great and informative (when he got off his phone...although there was an element of "been here done this 100 times! with him). The rooms were basic, no aircon... More 

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sitoursborneo, Owner at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Scottishlady1, Thank you for your feedback. Hope you understand, we are more towards the wildlife and nature river cruise experience. Our accommodation setting is basic and simple, but we always try our best to serve every guest and take care of their comfortableness. However, we have take note your feedback of Akok and delivered to him. The issue regarding... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We stayed here for one night at the end of our Jungle trip. The room was spacious but did not have Air Con, but the ceiling fan made the room comfortable enough. For dinner you have to wear a sarong which are provided in your room, a little gesture to experience the local custom. The food was all local dishes... More 

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sitoursborneo, Owner at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Tullers2016, Thank you for your feedback. It is a pleasure to serve you. Hope to see you again, stay longer next time =) Yeeveon from S.I.Tours and Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We spent 1 night here, the accommodation is fairly basic, but very comfortable. There is only a ceiling fan, no A/C and it was very warm. The food was good with a variety to choose from. We had a couple of river trips and saw a variety of wildlife. We have a wonderful stay here, the staff are all very... More 

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sitoursborneo, Owner at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Sharon R, Thank you for your kind feedback. It is a pleasure to serve you. Hope to see you again. Have a nice day =) Yeeveon from S.I.Tours and Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge More 

UK
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43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge for one night. Whilst it was clean and offered decent river safaris, it did not meet the standard of its sister resort: the Abai Jungle Lodge, where food and the range of activities available were far superior. Tip: leech socks are cheaper here if you're planning a trip deeper into the jungle.

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sitoursborneo, Owner at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Dear CharChar20, Thank you for your feedback. We will try our best to do something for this resort. Anyway, it is a pleasure to serve you. Cheers~ Yeeveon from S.I.Tours and Kinabatanagan Riverside Lodge More 

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Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge is a property owned by S.I.Tours Sdn Bhd, a tour operator based in Sandakan which offers tour packages in North Sabah. Thank you for your interest in our business. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

Address: Sukau 90200, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Kinabatangan District > Sukau
Price Range: RM179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
Kinabatangan Riverside Hotel Sabah
Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge Sukau, Kinabatangan District
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“Rooms 17A, 17B and 17C have aircon.”
 of 5 bubbles Teamfinbrown, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“some rooms are quite a long walk from the main lobby so worth checking if you have any mobility issues”
 of 5 bubbles eek-i-saw-a-mouse, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Air-conditioned rooms are in a block of 3. They only offer twin beds and you can hear everything that occurs within the other 2 rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles mspazz, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“It's hot, so make sure you have good insect screens or pay for A/C”
 of 5 bubbles EmberEL, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I think all rooms are similar.”
 of 5 bubbles BarryA570, 22 May 2016 | Read review
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