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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We completed a 2 night, 3 day stay at the Nature Lodge. The wildlife was excellent and our guide Jonathan was an absolute delight, providing useful and interesting information on all the species we saw in the trees during our various river cruises. We stayed for 2 nights but thought 1 might have been better as the mosquitoes are pretty...

Thank Robbie W
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked our Kinabatangan river trip through a company called Borneo Dreams, and stayed at the nature lodge. The room was nice, right in the jungle (in the evenings elephants walked past our room!) We were very lucky to see Pygmy elephants on all 3 of our boat cruises, i addition to a saltwater croc, lots of hornbills, kingfishers, proboscis...

Thank yanikahennig
Koh Samui
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had such an amazing time at Nature Lodge. The staff were friendly, helpful, experienced and fluent in English. We asked for an extra bed in our room, it was a bit tight but we didn't need to spend much time in the room! Our river tour guide, Jonathan, was a delight. He spotted so many different monkeys, birds and...

Thank Laura J
Stamford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was basic and clean, the food was superb very tasty. Now for the river trips I believe we were privileged to see pygmy elephants two days running, also saw proboscis monkeys plenty of macaques, gibbons were around the camp. An experience I will not forget in a hurry. Thanks to the staff for making the experience so memorable....

1Thank Alison0207
Malmo, Sweden
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really loved it here ! We got to see a lot of animals and learn alot about the nature around the river from guides Jonathan and Mohammed. Everyone working here was very nice and welcoming. The food is good and it's a great place to meet new people. The cabins are nice and clean. We got a fan, air-con,...

Thank helen_henriksson
AlexanderYee, General Manager at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back Helen. Do help us to pass the words around and have a safe onward travel. Warm regards

Reviewed 17 March 2017

I have given this lodge full marks because it was full of things to do from the time we got there till we left . The staff are very friendly lovely smiley faces very pleasant and very informative . As soon has we had got our room and had a drink it was time for boat down the river ....

1Thank annibear
AlexanderYee, General Manager at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan, responded to this review

Thank you for your vote of confidence Anni. The staffs try hard to ensure our guests enjoy their visits and we are glad to have achieved this. Do help us pass the words around and have a safe holiday. Regards

Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed my stay in this place. Staff is very friendly, they give you a lot of information and the guides and boatsman know what they are talking about. Of course you have to be lucky with the wildlife...some people see lots of it, some don't. But chances are very high to see some impressive things here. I would...

1Thank Ives D
AlexanderYee, General Manager at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan, responded to this review

Yes, when it concerns wildlife, its hard to guarantee but the chances are high that yo will see plenty of both bird and wildlife. We are glad you have slected to stay with us and thank you Ives for your kind feed back. Regards

Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Did the 2N3D stay here and had a good time. The negatives The food is a bit dire, we told them we don't eat fish and on turning up we had fish for dinner. We also got speaking to a vegetarian who every day had a plate with meat handed to her. They couldn't quite decide if they wanted to...

Thank Matthew T
AlexanderYee, General Manager at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan, responded to this review

Thank you fo ryour feed back Mathew. We will take note of the vegetarian request of our future visitors. Our chef should not have served meat or fish. We are glad to get to witness the wildlife while staying with us. It is a special place and one we hope will be around for many more years to come. Please...

Gdynia, Poland
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We were so satisfied with staying in Scuba Junkie Beach Resort on Mabul Island that we decided to take a Kinabatangan River Safari with their sister company - River Junkie.And we weren't disappointed since everything was well organized, even overorganized I would say. I mean we felt like on a scouts camp :) because the beginning of every activity was...

1Thank Elżbieta P
AlexanderYee, General Manager at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feed back, Elżbieta. We have been having some issues with the electricity connection during the last 2 months and our electricians have been working on re-wiring a good part of the Lodge since a month ago. We will be able to complete the re-wiring within the next 2-3 weeks pending good weather. As for where...

Sutton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Last day of our Jungle river safari it was great to put on the sarongs for dinner would recommend food and service the boat safari from here was the most interesting. saw wild Orang utans and gibbon rom here

Thank JMac1958
AlexanderYee, General Manager at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind feed back. You are in fact the 3rd visitors during the last many years, who have asked us to consider putting on the sarongs. We will take this suggestion after considering the ease to walk from the dorm to the dining area. Thank you and do have a safe holiday.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rustic chalets and dormitory rooms set in Kampung Bilit Kinabatangan, be ready to watch abundance of wildlife from the comfort of boat rides. Transfers to and fro Nature Lodge Kinabatangan and meals are included in the tour prices. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nature Lodge Kinabatangan

Address: Kampung Bilit, Sandakan, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sandakan
Price Range: RM341 - RM1,217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Nature Lodge Kinabatangan 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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“The chalet with AC is very comfortable”
592jacquesw, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“choose an aircon room”
JKD, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Agamid chalets are awesome. Comfy bed, aircon, hot water shower, etc.”
jensen_chua, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Dorms were rough and ready. Chalets would be better for those needing aircon and more comfort”
paulbuxton108, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“The rooms are all in the jungle and close to the river”
  • Dorm room with fan, 2 bunk beds & 1 single bed ( 5people)
  • View down the river as mist clears on morning cruise
  • Sunset on the river
177nigelm, 3 May 2016 | Read review
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