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Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

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Malaysia
Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A pretty basic, yet unforgetable experience of ecotourism our stay at the Lodge was, back in summer 2013. Once settled there you will certainly feel at the heart of Sabah's local jungle and riverside wildlife, and perhaps in the best location ever to discover the very rich animal and vegetal wildlife of the region around the Kinabatangan River. Some useful... More 

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This was probably the most basic of the hotels we stayed in but it was more than adequate. The rooms were comfortable and well appointed although no toiletries are provided so make sure you have shampoo etc. There was no choice at dinner or breakfast but the food was perfectly ok. I wasn't keen on having to wear the provided... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We spent a few days on the River with Lat, our guide from the Kinabatangan River Lodge. It was the most amazing experience we have had. We got so close to the wildlife - birds, snakes, monkeys, crocodiles - we could almost touch them. Lat took us to some wonderfully secluded areas and allowed us so much time to view... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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111 reviews 111 reviews
28 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A day on the river travelling down to the chalets is an experience. Once there you can get a small boat and do some wildlife spotting - there is loads to see. The staff are great and the jungle noises in the night make you wonder what's out there! I would definitely recommend a night here if you are in... More 

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We booked a package deal directly with the onwners of the lodge which included the transfers and pick ups, meals, the cruise and guide. We were expecting not to see a lot but we're lucky to see 15 Pygmy elephants, one big male Orangutang sitting on a tree eating figs and two crocodiles as well the various different monkeys! The... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The cabins maybe simple but there is hot water and clean linen, the food is also very simple with no choice but it is fine - the rest is all about the wildlife. Your room has no aircon but there is a fan the only toiletries supplied is foam soap in a dispenser so take your own shampoos etc. it... More 

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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18 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This was our landing spot for two nights during our adventure in wild Borneo. The slow, scenic cruises along the rivers and small tributaries were some of my favorite experiences of the trip. You really feel like you are immersed in nature and the natural rhythms of the wildlife in the area. This lodge has rustic, local charm and the... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We stayed here for a couple of nights on our honeymoon and were so glad we did. We did lots of private river cruises to see the wildlife and saw many varieties of monkeys and birds as well as a couple of croc's heads. The night trip to see sleeping birds and the fire flies tree was a real highlight... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights on our honeymoon, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The rooms and food are very basic, however this is what we were expecting and we went there for the wildlife spotting and were not disappointed. Our amazing guide Erdy had such a wide range of knowledge about the wildlife, flora and fauna and basically everything we... More 

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Derbyshire
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29 hotel reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This was a great place to stay and the rooms may have been basic but they were clean and had everything we needed. The food was good and the staff very friendly. We saw pygmy elephants on the way here which was a real highlight. We went on the evening boat trip and were lucky to see a wild orang-utan... More 

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