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Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

Malaysia
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Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Canberra, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed two nights on a river trip. The lodge is well maintained, clean and pleasant. We enjoyed our stop here. Unfortunately once you do your boat trips on the river there isn't a great deal to do here. Though lovely places are set up to sit, rest and look at the river with a drink etc. But nowhere to go... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here after staying at the Abai Jungle Lodge. Both are well worth a stay with great guides, boat trips, plenty of wildlife and helpful friendly staff. The rooms were basic but clean with plenty of hot water. Buffet food was good. The only disappointing aspect was there was nowhere to walk on your own. Abai has boarded walk... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friends and I spent one night in the lodge. The staff shown great level of hospitality which make our stay comfortable in the riverside jungle. Upon arrival we met the supervisor Sabran and our guide, Abbas who just finished with his afternoon trip. They were both great staff and let me tell you why. Upon arrival we were so... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Arrived with SI tours of course, on the boat ride in we saw tons of wildlife including proboscis monkeys and lucky us, five elephants. Accommodation is basic but fine, but the best thing of course is the evening boat trip, more proboscis, monkeys, kingfisher, darters, snake, owl, storm stork, etc. incredible spotting and info by our guide Abbas.

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We stayed here for one night during our tour of Borneo in May 2014. It was really fun! The boat wildlife viewing is excellent. We saw loads of proboscis monkeys, and many other types of monkeys. The food was ok, but not excellent. Drinks were reasonable. Staff were great fun. WOrth staying here for one night during your trip.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We had two nights at the Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge as part of a wildlife watching package organised by its owners, S.I. Tours. The hospitality here is amazing, and although the accommodation is simple, it's clean as a whistle and provides all the necessaries - comfy beds, pedestal loos, showers with warm water, fans and plentiful food cooked with love. Its... More

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Kingussie, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

After two nights in Abai we headed here and were not disappointed. Food was lovely, sarongs were an added treat and quite liberating (so my husband says!) Not sure what happened to the review person below, but the restaurant is open on three sides and you can't fail to see the river and the food was delicious, both dinner and... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

having stayed here for two nights of a very full and wonderful itinerary put together by Imagine Asia we were thrilled at the whole experience, the staff are just wonderful, very friendly welcoming and eager to make sure you are happy. the river trips both from here and the abai jungle lodge were wonderful and we were very lucky to... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

A comfortable riverside lodge. Rooms were very clean and comfortable, no creepy crawlies! The main dining area must be entered bare footed and at dinner guests (male and female) are encouraged to wear the provided sarongs (bring a belt for extra garment security!) which added to the relaxed atmosphere. Food here was plentiful, fresh and tasty. The boat captains are... More

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31 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

We spent a night here after spending two nights at Abai. The lodge was a bit of a disappointment as the food was dull and cold, and there was no view of the river from the restaurant. Breakfast was a farce. Told be be there at 6.30 and nothing to be seen. Cold food arrived at 6.45 so it must... More

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Additional Information about Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

Address: Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Kinabatangan District
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Kinabatangan Riverside Hotel Sabah
Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge Kinabatangan District, Sabah, Malaysia

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