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Borneo Nature Lodge

No. 41 Block 3, 1st Floor, Prima Square, Phase 1, Mile 4, North Road, Sandakan 90000 Malaysia
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#6 of 39 Speciality lodging in Sandakan
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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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Free breakfast
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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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Raymie J wrote a review Aug 2018
Voorschoten, The Netherlands287 contributions70 helpful votes
The facilities are very basic, but the location and the tours makes it a great place to stay. The rooms are very basic and the bathroom could have been better and cleaner. The food is basic too and buffet only. But it does the job and all is served with great pride and good spirit. The boat tours were great and we have seen really a lot of fantastic animals.
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Date of stay: August 2018
VS3219 wrote a review Aug 2018
Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany15 contributions10 helpful votes
We had an amazing and relaxing time in Borneo Nature Lodge. Nice and relaxed place to be with really friendly stuff and amazing good food. We were really lucky to see elepgphants, urang-uthan, monkeys, crocodiles, etc. Thanks to the good eys of our boat captain and our guide. I highly recommend going on a tour with them and staying there. You will not regret it.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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654elkeb wrote a review Jun 2018
Düsseldorf, Germany35 contributions30 helpful votes
Spent only one night here ☹️ Had a very warm welcome by the staff after a 10 minutes boat trip from the other side of the river. Very good food offered (3 courses containing soup, main course and desert). Rooms nicely decorated, with air conditioning and fan (please be aware that air conditioning is not available as the switch between generator and solar power), but as long as you have air con working until 10:30 pm it cools down the room sufficiently and fan is continuing through the night and keeps it cool. Great boat trip during the late afternoon (unfortunately we missed the elephants)... Great spots of the mangrove forest.
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Date of stay: June 2018
2 Helpful votes
alisdair t wrote a review Jun 2018
Workington, United Kingdom5,259 contributions1,944 helpful votes
Well, after touring round asia already for a couple of weeks, staying in top class hotels we arrived here for 3 nights, and it was a bit of a culture shock... But we soon fell in love with the place. Being a nature lodge, it really is. The rooms a basic, have air con, and thats about it, but are reasonably clean and comfy. The is no tv, appart from in the so called lounge, no wifi, the bar is just a mock up, there is 1 choice of beer, and 3 choices of wine, food is traditional malaysian, very good though. For 2 of the days there was only 3 of us here. Monkeys run amock during the night, so dont leave window open... ha ha..and gekos are all over the place...We went on 5 river cruises, and saw the most wonderful animals and birds, thanks to our eagle eyed boat driver, and Aziz, a
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Date of stay: May 2018
GBtravellinggirl wrote a review May 2018
Yorkshire205 contributions121 helpful votes
We visited here for only one night. It is clean but basic. No WiFi, but who needs it!! You are here to see real Borneo life. We went on a river trip from 4-6pm. Saw lots of birds, monkeys, no crocodiles although we looked hard. It was so good. We went again the following morning before we left for our next flight. We saw a couple of tiny baby crocs. Some beautiful birds too, although sadly no Kingfishers. Definitely a place to visit. Good food. Friendly staff. A bit of agility required getting on and off the boat, but the whole place is wheelchair friendly, so I am guessing they have provision for the boat transfer.
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Date of stay: May 2018
US$287 - US$633 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
MalaysiaSabahSandakan DivisionSandakan
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