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Block 4, Ground Floor, MDLD 3286/3287, Lahad Datu 91112 Malaysia
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#3 of 9 Speciality lodging in Lahad Datu
Kawag Nature Lodge (KNL) is the perfect jungle escapade for travellers seeking to unwind in nature’s warm and loving embrace in Sabah. Located in Kawag Forest, a Class 1 Protection Forest Reserve area, it is only 80 minutes drive away from Lahad Datu town. The lodge is surrounded by lush forest, Bornean wildlife, network of streams and rivers and literally sits on the oldest geological formation of crystalline basement, approximately 200 million years old. Our activities will get you closer to this amazing natural environment. We have river tubing, picnic by the the waterfall, fish spa, jungle trekking and night drive to spot nocturnal wildlife. KNL is equipped with basic hotel facilities and amenities to ensure your stay is comfortable in the wilderness. The lodge restaurant serves local delicacies, has a 24-hour electricity, clean and cosy rooms with air-conditioner and fan, and hot water for showers.
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Free internet
Bicycle tours
Kids stay free
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Public wifi
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
Walking tours
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Clothes rack
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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English, Malay


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Block 4, Ground Floor, MDLD 3286/3287, Lahad Datu 91112 Malaysia
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Thomas H wrote a review May 2019
Austria6 contributions11 helpful votes
Besides the Borneo Rainforest lodge which is really expensive and the danum valley field center this lodge is in mid price range. We booked 3 day 2 nights package and had the whole lodge for us. No other people. Maybe still an insider tipp? You really feel being in the middle of the Rainforest. Your guide Rom was really a perfect tour guide with lots of information about flora and fauna. We were not very lucky seeing a lot of animals but the jungle is really impressive. The meals at KDRL were damn delicious. For lunch and dinner you always had the choice of 3 different meals. For example chicken, lamb, fish, squid and always vegetables with a different sauce. The facility is a little bit run down but clean and ok for 2 nights. But don't expect a 5 star hotel there. You're in
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Date of stay: April 2019
leo s wrote a review Apr 2019
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i stayed here with my friend for 2 night in the lodge. room - very clean and comfortable to stay in. food - the food was very good service - service provided was very good others: best place for birding and tubing at the river
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Date of stay: November 2018
Kathy S wrote a review Apr 2019
Teignmouth, United Kingdom14 contributions1 helpful vote
This amazing place is set in Danum Valley Rainforest, as soon as I got there I was made very welcome and I sat down with a lovely lady who explained how everything would happen. My room was okay but had no air con, that didn’t bother me as I had a lovely big fan instead. I was then given some lovely food all freshly prepared. I then met Wangkong who was my guide, what an interesting and knowledgable gentleman. Within my first afternoon I’d seen wild elephants and throughout my stay I saw a long list of animals and experienced some amazing views.The staff were all very helpful and wanted to make me feel as comfortable as much as possible.Its very quiet and relaxing and I enjoyed my stay immensely.
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Date of stay: April 2019
julianstiv wrote a review Apr 2019
Capital Federal District, Argentina24 contributions3 helpful votes
Besides of a lot of failures that the lodge has (the once you can read in the bad reviews: like no food, poor forest, not so clean rooms, poor wildlife) the thing is that we been robbed. We leaved our thing in our room under key, and once we leave we realized that 400 usd and a pair of Rayban sunglasses were taken of our stuff. We contact the management and the answer was really poor, they didn’t accept their responsibility. They blame us saying that we had a belongings breaffing (something that never occur) and pretending that even our locked room (which they got a copy of our key) was not a safe place. Also they said that as we realize and notice late the lost items we could lost our things in other place, actually we realize one day after leaving the place when we wanted to
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Date of stay: December 2018
2 Helpful votes
Response from Borneo_Refugia, Management at Kawag Nature Lodge
Responded 22 Apr 2019
Thank you for sharing officially in our Trip Advisor repeatedly and Facebook reviews. While we understand your predicament, we feel that your comments have not been fair. If your intention is to damage our reputation, perhaps you have succeeded. For our part, we are sincerely sorry and wish that the theft you claimed to have happened in our Lodge, did not. We regret if it might have indeed occurred at our Lodge. We will do our best to prevent this from happening in the future. Meanwhile we regret to inform that we unable to find evident to support your claim, which we received 3 days after you left our property. Should you have checked your personal belongings before your check-out, and informed us of your loss, we would have immediately conducted an investigation before you leave our property and would have tried our humble best to rectify the situation. Again we regret very much your unpleasant experience and wish you all the best in your future visit to this part of the world
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Time Travel Bee wrote a review Apr 2019
Jakarta, Indonesia21 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed for 3 days and enjoyed being there so much. The lodge is well located surrounded by beautiful nature, very good and comfortable sleep, everyone so kind and helpful. I will always remember the time spent there, was so relaxing. My guide was a fun person and he was the best in picking up the leeches from my clothes :D
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Date of stay: March 2019
1 Helpful vote
US$343 - US$355 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Kawag Danum Rainforest Lodge
MalaysiaSabahLahad Datu
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