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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

Great trip down the Kinabatangan river - lots of monkeys, a python and a monitor lizard but seeing a 4m croc had to be the highlight! As did Abai jungle lodge, the food was great and staff were welcoming! Breakfast on the decking was very pleasant - can't beat noodles for breakfast with a riverside view!

Thank emmarich87
New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 July 2015

We stayed here after staying at Nanga Junpa in Batang Ai Park and what a difference. Junta was the worst experience I have ever had - and I've had a few bad ones, lol. The Riverside Lodge had to be better and it was. The room was fine, nothing special, but it was serviceable and the bed was comfortable. The...

Thank Constant_traveller45
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

A two and a half hour boat ride down the Kinabatangan river takes you to the Riverside lodge - en route there is a refreshing break at the Abai a jungle restaurant. On the final stretch to the lodge, our boat paused to enable us to witness a herd of 20+ elephants patrolling the riverside. In the early evening a...

Thank Jon F
Hereford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 June 2015

This lodge is a prime spot for wildlife spotting down the nearby Menanggul channel - got great views of a wild orang utan here - and the chalets are clean and comfortable with ceiling fans. Food was good and staff friendly and helpful. Earlier comments re "huge upgrade from Abai Lodge seem to miss the point....the standard chalets are pretty...

Thank SuttonHill
Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Having just arrived from S.I.Tours sister lodge Abai (please see previous review) after a good hour's boat ride the lodge looked very similar. As before we were just staying overnight here and checked in to our room. It was marginally less basic than Abai but again I stress that you are not spending all of the time inside the room....

1Thank Garry999
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 13 May 2015

These are simple accommodations and don't expect anything.....but after staying at the Abai Jungle Lodge, this was a huge improvement. Five of their rooms had air conditioning and I had one of them - this made a difference to me as the heat here is enough to make one ill. I was able to sleep at night. Rooms feel more...

1Thank SafariSnob
Reviewed 28 April 2015

We spent two nights here after being at their sister lodge Abai. We had the same guide, Landrico, (Junior) who was excellent. It was busier on the river here than at Abai but still very enjoyable and cruising on the river is very relaxing and a great way to see wildlife.

1Thank Inalltheworld
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2015

A pretty basic, yet unforgetable experience of ecotourism our stay at the Lodge was, back in summer 2013. Once settled there you will certainly feel at the heart of Sabah's local jungle and riverside wildlife, and perhaps in the best location ever to discover the very rich animal and vegetal wildlife of the region around the Kinabatangan River. Some useful...

2Thank ClaireDeLondres
Reviewed 18 March 2015

This was probably the most basic of the hotels we stayed in but it was more than adequate. The rooms were comfortable and well appointed although no toiletries are provided so make sure you have shampoo etc. There was no choice at dinner or breakfast but the food was perfectly ok. I wasn't keen on having to wear the provided...

Thank francescabj
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2015

We spent a few days on the River with Lat, our guide from the Kinabatangan River Lodge. It was the most amazing experience we have had. We got so close to the wildlife - birds, snakes, monkeys, crocodiles - we could almost touch them. Lat took us to some wonderfully secluded areas and allowed us so much time to view...

Thank Monty M

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
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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: RM178 (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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“although you are in the jungle we slept well.”
 of 5 bubbles lisakZ4751BN, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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