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Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

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Sukau 90200, Malaysia
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London, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Brilliant lodge that is an ideal place for launching river safaris. The rooms have no air conditioning, but everything else is amazing: the grounds have a forest walk where we saw all kinds of birds and monkeys (and pigs), the river-front deck is a great place for meals (and for dinner they will bring a cake - with dancing -... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing location/surroundings, excellent quality (much better than I expected given it is so remote) and the organised trips to explore the river are packed with wildlife (pygmy elephants, monkeys, birds etc.), all supported by great, friendly people. The provision of local style sarong is very much appreciated. For a solo traveller the rooms are very spacious and clean, room fan... More 

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sitoursborneo, Owner at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Jaki W, Thanks for your feedback. We are great to know that you enjoy staying with us, hope to see you again soon! Yeeveon from S.I.Tours and Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge More 

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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights whilst exploring the Kinabatangan River. Staff are great and very friendly - teach you how to wear your sarong on arrival - which is a nice touch. Rooms are basic but clean and perfectly adequate, even for children. There is plenty of local wildlife crawling around in the evening but that is part of the... More 

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1 Thank DTB67
sitoursborneo, Owner at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Hi DTB67! Wow~ Thank you for your feedback. Great to heard that you enjoy the tour and have seen a lot of wildlife. Your compliment is our motive to work harder and provide our best service. Hope to see you again. Regards, Yeeveon on behalf of S.I.Tours and Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge More 

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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Such a fantastic setting for a lodge, set in amongst the jungle on the shores of the massive Kinabatangan River. We were treated to many different species of birds, a pair of Hornbills, a persistent family of macaques and of course a few misquotes, and all that was at the lodge itself!! The wildlife river boat tours were excellent but... More 

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sitoursborneo, Owner at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Dear jiffthemaori, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are great to know that you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again. Next time, maybe you can visit the sister accommodations - MY Nature Resort (Sepilok area) and Abai Jungle Lodge (Lower Kinabatanagan River). Yeeveon from S.I.Tours Sdn Bhd and Kinabatanagan Riverside Lodge More 

Santa Fe NM
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107 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Good marks for location on the river in an area with good wildlife sightings. The room itself was comfortable and the lack of air conditioning not a problem. However, the bathroom was only marginally functional. Food was mediocre, the beer was warm, and the seating arrangements were designed to discourage meeting other guests – something we have never seen before... More 

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sitoursborneo, Owner at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Dear SantaFeUser, Thank you very much for your review to our lodge. We are very happy to hear your feedback and we will try our best to improve the matters that you mentioned. However, if you are coming back, please do not hesitate to tell us what you want (like the food, the table arrangement..), we will try our best... More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

My wife and I stayed here while on our honeymoon and I liked the place a lot. I liked how they gave us the option to wear the traditional sorong to dinner (which we wore of course). They also treated us after they found out that we had just gotten married. Our guide, Zaly was also great. We told him... More 

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sitoursborneo, Manager at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ryan, Great to know that you enjoy staying with us! However, regards to the encroachment of plantations, now local organisations (including the local people, government forestry department, and also private tourism supplier organisations) are working together trying to conserve the area of Kinabatangan River to protect these wildlife’s habitats. We try our best to protect their habitat and give... More 

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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

If you come here to see the abundant wildlife that inhabit the river's edge and you won't be disappointed. Each trip is great and the boats are open and great quality. We came after Turtle island for two nights and that second day travel from the island can be a bit of a trek! I would have stayed a night... More 

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sitoursborneo, Owner at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for sharing your experience with us. We are very happy to know that you enjoy staying with us. All these great comments are very good motives for us to work harder to continuously provide our best service to all of you. Wish you have a good day! 😃 From: Yeeveon on behalf of all the staffs from S.I.... More 

Crewe, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

My wife and myself stayed at the Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge for one night but I would definitely recommend staying longer. We reached the lodge by boat where we saw a pigmea elephant and a couple of crocs. Where we were greeted with a cool drink check in was easy. The rooms are basic with a fan also very clean. We... More 

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sitoursborneo, Owner at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for sharing your experience with us. We are very happy to know that you enjoy staying with us. All these great comments are very good motives for us to work harder to continuously provide our best service to all of you. Wish you have a good day! 😃 From: Yeeveon on behalf of all the staffs from S.I.... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Another stay here and another satisfactory experience. It lacks the location of their other lodge in Abai but still offers fantastic wildlife sightings. Our guide Albert was fantastic at both lodges but on our stay here he found us elephant which was just an amazing experience. I think a lot of the resources go into this lodge over Abai which... More 

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sitoursborneo, Owner at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for sharing your experience with us. We are very happy to know that you enjoy staying with us. All these great comments are very good motives for us to work harder to continuously provide our best service to all of you. We do invest heavily on both of the lodges. However Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge is older than Abai... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

After having a fantastic night at the Abai Jungle Lodge we were a bit disappointed in our stay here. Although the accommodation is fairly similar we didn't find the staff as friendly or the food as appealing. It was also not as remote and 'jungle like' as Abai and was quite close to a main road. The wildlife was still... More 

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Thank bexj3
sitoursborneo, Owner at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your feedback. Yes, Sukau is more commercial as compare to Abai. This is because it had been a long-time famous destination across the globe and Tourism in Sukau brought a lot of job opportunities to the locals and hence developments at the area increase as local population growing. Wish you have a good day! 😃 From:... More 

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