We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Borneo Nature Lodge

No. 41 Block 3, 1st Floor, Prima Square, Phase 1, Mile 4, North Road, Sandakan 90000 Malaysia
View all 9 deals
Prices above are provided by partners for one room, with variable occupancy rules as provided by the property, and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
Traveller (262)
Dining (28)
Room & Suite (26)


#6 of 40 Speciality lodging in Sandakan
Travellers' Choice
An eco-friendly lodge nestled along the riverbank of Kinabatangan river the longest and biggest river in Sabah.The Lower Kinabatangan is one of Sabah's most splendid natural treasures and the richest concentration of wildlife in South East Asia. The lodge has 12 rooms with an additional twin-sharing handicapped friendly room equipped with air-condition and attached bathroom. Appreciate the "Green" details practise by the lodge where at night all electrical items run on solar power.
Read more
Full view
Property amenities
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Room features
Air conditioning
Seating area
Bottled water
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, Malay


Full view
No. 41 Block 3, 1st Floor, Prima Square, Phase 1, Mile 4, North Road, Sandakan 90000 Malaysia
Getting there
Sandakan Airport51 kmSee all flights
Lahad Datu Airport51 kmSee all flights
See all nearby hotels
238Reviews14Q+A26Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 122
  • 84
  • 24
  • 8
  • 0
Time of year
Traveller type
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Barders745 wrote a review Mar 2020
Chichester, United Kingdom40 contributions14 helpful votes
We had three nights here as part of our package, the rooms are very basic yet comfortable, food was fine, service was excellent. There is a water cooler in the main restaurant to enable you to fill your water bottles. The main reason for your visit here is to see the flora & fauna along the banks of the Kinabatangan river by boat. We were lucky enough to have a boat pretty much to ourselves and our guide for the first day, then we were joined by another couple who unfortunately didn't speak English and they shared our guide. Cruising up and down the river and tributaries you get to see a huge amount of wildlife. We were lucky enough to see a lone Pygmy Elephant on the bank, apparently the heard had gone through several days earlier. The guides and boat drivers are very good at spotting and do their utmost to ensure that you have a pleasurable stay. We very much enjoyed our stay & seeing the extensive array of wildlife from crocodiles to hornbills to orangutang & many more, the king fishers are exquisite. Be sure to bring walking boots and a good bug spray.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2020
Sleep Quality
1 Helpful vote
Martha B wrote a review Dec 2019
Centre Hall, Pennsylvania, United States88 contributions45 helpful votes
This is a beautiful jungle lodge accessible only by boat. We stayed 2 nights. Room was very comfortable and tastefully decorated. They even had sarongs for us to wear. Pleasant verandah out front to sit and watch monkeys, have your coffee. The AC exhaust fuels the hot water, quite ingenious. We did an evening and morning cruise, saw lots of wildlife including many bird species: hornbills, eagles, an owl, pigeon species, storks, sun-birds, bee-eaters, dollar birds and others. The guides were very adept at spotting animals. We also saw a monitor lizard, many proboscis monkeys, macaques, and even a flying lemur. Only minus about the place was the food. It is terrible. I told the boy three times that I am vegetarian and he kept bringing out plates of squid and ham. Vegetables were bland but fruit was good. I recommend bringing snacks. Also if possible rubber boots and insect repellent for the forest walk, though they did happen to have boots my size.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2019
Sleep Quality
1 Helpful vote
Scott W wrote a review Dec 2019
Sydney, Australia152 contributions31 helpful votes
We stayed here for 3 nights as part of our Borneo Tour, and had the most amazing experience. We were right on the river, in the middle of the jungle, and had 3 river cruises to see wildlife. We managed all typed of monkeys, two orangutans in the wild and a herd of pygmy elephants, top stay.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2019
1 Helpful vote
Sue B wrote a review Dec 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed here as part of a trip a deal tour. The accommodation was clean and comfortable and food OK. We took 2 sunrise boat trips and 1 sunset boat trip. We saw lots of animals in the wild.Would recommend this for a 2 night stay.
Read more
Date of stay: November 2019
1 Helpful vote
TimberBlueMountains wrote a review Nov 2019
Blue Mountains, Australia385 contributions202 helpful votes
We spent three nights here and it's location is fantastic. From the Lodge we went on three river cruises ( small boats with 6 - 8 POB) searching for monkey's, crocs, birds, snakes and Pygmy Elephants. We managed to get 100's of photo's of everything apart from the Elephants which we only just missed. The accommodation is fairly basic, there is aircon from around 6am to 10pm and ceiling fans the rest of the time. We found this quite adequate and slept well. Our only criticism was the room was dusty and the towels had a real musty smell like they had been rolled up damp and had remained that way for some time. There is no TV so do have a book to read for relaxation times, each cottage has a verandah and outside seating where you can just chill out. The food is good and drinks (beer and wine) can be purchased. There isn't a variety of wines, I think it was Chardonay only but your not really there for the wine are you. Our boat Captain was great his ability to spot creatures from the boat was uncanny, and we have many great photo's thanks to his expertise. There was also a road trip during the stay to visit Gomantang Caves, which was not a highlight and I have covered that in a separate review. Do keep you windows locked, the long tailed Macaques WILL get inside your room if you don't. Overall, our stay at Borneo Nature Lodge was great and a genuine highlight of our Borneo trip.
Read more
Date of stay: October 2019
2 Helpful votes
US$287 - US$633 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
MalaysiaSabahSandakan DivisionSandakan
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Borneo Nature Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Borneo Nature Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Kinabatangan Jungle Camp (2.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Borneo Nature Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Borneo Nature Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Borneo Nature Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Borneo Nature Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Malay.