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No. 41 Block 3, 1st Floor, Prima Square, Phase 1, Mile 4, North Road, Sandakan 90000 Malaysia
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#6 of 40 in Sandakan
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.
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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
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Languages Spoken
English, Malay


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No. 41 Block 3, 1st Floor, Prima Square, Phase 1, Mile 4, North Road, Sandakan 90000 Malaysia
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Sandakan Airport51 kmSee all flights
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Sam Williams wrote a review 16 May
20 contributions7 helpful votes
I Stayed at the Borneo Nature Lodge as part of a 3 day 2 night package. The rooms are very pleasant and exactly what you should expect from a nature lodge. I personally found the food delicious, generous portions and the staff extremely welcoming and helpful, Walter and his team do a great job. The river safari’s are outstanding, I had an extremely knowledgable guide (kurt) who clearly had a passion for animal conservation and improving their habitat. Very lucky to see an Orangutan and her baby in the wild, along with proboscis monkeys, macaques, silver leaf, crocodiles and hornbills. The only thing I didn’t see was a Pygmy Elephant, but this is real nature and you won’t see everything. The river is quiet as the tours are not fully back running post pandemic so this may impact future visitors as numbers increase. Do bring your own water bottle so you can refill and help reduce plastic waste, the constant supply of Sabah tea is also very good. Insect repellent a must, you are in nature, although the staff do everything to keep the mosquitoes at bay naturally, make sure to keep doors closed. A fantastic lodge that is very well run and genuinely cares about nature and protecting it. So glad I was recommended to stay here
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Barders745 wrote a review Mar 2020
Chichester, United Kingdom40 contributions16 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.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Martha B wrote a review Dec 2019
Centre Hall, Pennsylvania, United States113 contributions50 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.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Sleep Quality
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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.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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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.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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US$108 - US$366 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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.