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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 ....

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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 3 weeks ago 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...

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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 3 weeks ago 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...

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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...

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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

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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.

Qinhuangdao, China
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The only issue the whole time is that the car to pick is up at the airport was late, once we arrived though everything else was wonderful. No wifi, but you don't need it. Cruises were great, guides awesome. Lots of fun.

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

Thank you Michael. No excuses for the slightly late pick up as the traffic around the area was unusually busy on that day. We will improve on this. Dio have a safe onwards travel. Regards

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I'm gonna give this place full marks because of the value for money that it offers. Once you've paid the more than reasonable fee you are covered for all your meals (x3 per day + a small afternoon tea), all activities (except the night walk) and great service and guiding from a wonderful team. The food was plentiful and all...

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

Thank you Jonny for your positive feed back. We are in fact very glad that you have noticed our hard work in roviding value for money tours. We will keep doing this and keep passing the message of the importance of conserving our environment to our visitors. Your decision to select us as your preferred operator have certainly helped to...

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We stayed 3 days / 2 nights in a chalet (ensuite room with AC) and had a great stay. We kept comparing this experience with a previous similar stay we had in the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador, and Kinabatangan is very good value. Organisation is very good, plenty of activities, spotting a large range of animals is guaranteed and the...

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

Thank you for your feed back Jacques. Kinabatangan is indeed a wonderful place for wildlife watching and credits to the State, NGOs, villagers and many other stakeholders for working together to keep the environment sustainable. Do help us to pass the words around. Regards

Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We had a great stay at nature lodge Kinabatangan. The staff was very friendly, informing and helpful. Our guides seemed to be enjoying their jobs a lot. We were lucky to see a lot of animals living in the area, for example elephants, western tarsier, various types of monkeys, crocodiles, birds. Rooms are functional but clean.

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

Thank you Fabian for your feed back. Just another comment below you stated that there was no animals! We try very hard to ensure our guests enjoy their stay and we are glad you appreciated our effort. Do help us to pass the words around. Thank you.

India
Reviewed 20 December 2016

We stayed in a clean and comfortable room with all amenities, right in the middle of the Bornean rainforest. The lodge organized river cruises and jungle treks in a professional manner. Food was a mix of local and international and was quite good. Meg & Nik With A Suitcase

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

Dear Meg and Nik Yes, we recall both of you with the suitcase ;) Thank you for your positive feed back. The previous comment stated that there was no food, you two must have finished it! ;) Do help us to pass the words around. Thank you.

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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: $112 - $385 (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”
 of 5 bubbles 592jacquesw, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“choose an aircon room”
 of 5 bubbles JKD, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Agamid chalets are awesome. Comfy bed, aircon, hot water shower, etc.”
 of 5 bubbles jensen_chua, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Dorms were rough and ready. Chalets would be better for those needing aircon and more comfort”
 of 5 bubbles 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
 of 5 bubbles 177nigelm, 3 May 2016 | Read review
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