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Reviewed 25 October 2019

We stayed here for two nights during our Borneo Tour. We were 2 of a group of 23 and as there were only a few lodges we all had the place to ourselves.
The rooms were basic but comfortable. It is not the cleanest place I have stayed, but a little bit of dirt never hurt any one.
The food was the best I experienced during my whole time in Borneo. Breakfast was to die for. The biggest omelettes ever, all freshly cooked in front of you, hash browns, beans, bacon etc, fruit, toast and preserves, juice tea & coffee. Lunch was a soup, two or three choices of a main with rice and salad, fruit and desserts and similar in the evening.
As we were travelling as part of an escorted tour, three mini river cruises were included. Between us there were three motor boats which took us up and down the river in search of wildlife. We saw loads. Proboscis monkeys, long tailed monkeys, hornbills, egrits and eagles. We saw a couple of baby crocodiles and a big beastie. About 20 foot long. Didn't get too close to that one. We were lucky enough to see an orang-utan in the wild, but it was high up in the trees and too far away for photos, But the unmistakable orange was there. The icing on the cake was the elephant. We had almost given up hope of seeing any. They were definitely there as we could smell them and hear them behind the trees crackling the branches as they moved about and they were trumpeting to each other. After about 20 min/30 min a baby displayed its trunk through the bushes, and then a bigger elephant swiped the baby back into trees and came out down to the river bank. It had a drink and munched on the reeds and sprayed water over itself. It was sooo good to see it in its natural environment I almost cried.
There was also a night walk and a night river cruise available at an extra cost. There was not much to do between cruises but it was nice just to sit out on the lodge terraces, or wander down to the jetty and do a bit of fishing with the boat boys. The boat boys did a brilliant job by the way.
I still can't get over the fact that I was lucky enough to visit this place.
Thank you so much to all at the lodge :-) xx

Date of stay: October 2019
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Reviewed 25 October 2019

Stayed overnight in a lodge which was a fabulous experience. We had the best time! Experienced a tropical thunderstorm, riverboat adventure, visits to bat caves, orangutans, sun bears, water village and a temple. Trip organised by Borneo tours and incentive travel and was so well organised. Facilities and food at the lodge were brilliant; staff were friendly; couldn’t fault any of it. Recommend a stay here 100%

Date of stay: October 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank EnglandLoulou
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Reviewed 13 October 2019

The nature lodge is accessed by boat, The place is tired but the staff and the food were great, The staff at the restaurant were friendly and attentive but the boatman were excellent. They were so good at finding all the animals and birds that we wanted to see. The boat tours are a must do. This was an unforgettable experience.

Date of stay: September 2019
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Thank scott712016
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Reviewed 11 October 2019 via mobile

Highly recommend BNL for some amazing tours in the jungle. The staff were so friendly and welcoming and our stay was fantastic. Vincent was the best tour guide we have ever met, so smart, enthusiastic and knowledgeable about everything we could possible imagine in Borneo. Highly recommend these guys for a great experience.

Date of stay: September 2019
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank Jennah42
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Reviewed 2 October 2019

We spent two nights at Borneo Nature Lodge as part of our independent tour of Borneo. The tours that they organized for us were truly fantastic. In addition to the morning and afternoon "classic" tours, we booked a private night walk and a night boat safari. They were all amazing experiences, especially the night safari was incredible! Our boat driver was so enthusiastic that he even made the tour longer so that we could manage to see the biggest kingfisher bird sleeping close up (and we did!). Unfortunately we found the accommodation really poor, especially for the price that we payed. I do not mind simple, but I do mind dirty. As other travelers pointed out, the bathroom was dirty and smelly (see photos), the room wasn't that clean either, the 'Watching tower" was closed and in general all the premises needed attention.They should find something to do for the guests in between the tours, since there are many many hours to wait and it is not possible to go anywhere or to do anything at all. The food was ok, but one evening it was not enough for everybody.

Date of stay: August 2019
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Thank Elda C
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