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Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We only stayed one night, and then went to sister lodge Abai for two. We liked Abai better, because the rooms are nicer, we loved the jungle board walk, and the area was more peaceful.. but KRL is very nice too; the staff are lovely and helpful, and the boat rides are excellent. Oh, and the food was great too!... More 

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Essex, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed for two nights, after Sepilok and before Danum Valley. The transfer by boat from Sandakan was great fun, we saw wild orang utans high in the trees on the way, along with loads of monkeys and birds. We stopped for lunch at the sister lodge Abai, before carrying on an hour further up river. We chose this lodge... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayted for 2 nights, after previously staying at Sepilok and Abai Jungle Lodge. This is the sister property of Abai Jungle Lodge, but in my opinuion this is the better of the two. We stayed in room 7, towards the back of the resort, reached by a boardwalk which links you to the jetty and restaurant area. Unlike Abai,... More 

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed two nights and had a wonderful time. The rooms are very basic and quite gloomy but the location, staff, wildlife and food makes up for the room. We were lucky to see two orangutan on our first night and then one on our second night. They were high up so strong binoculars will help. The food was very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Due to time restrictions we only stayed for one night at the lodge and wish we has stayed for more. The rooms are nicely laid out on a boardwalk and are spacious and clean, although we didn't spend much time in our room anyway. The main building is spacious and there is a large deck along the river which was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a pleasant lodge on the Kinabatangan River. The lodge room was clean and of a good size although there was a minor problem with the lack of hot water in our and some other lodge rooms while we were there. The staff were very good and the buffet style evening meal where we all dressed in local sarongs... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night, having already spend two nights at Abai Jungle Lodge, owned by the same company. All was great - clean and spacious rooms, excellent food and extremely friendly and helpful staff. Our guide from Abai (Bryant) went with us, that seems to be the usual approach, to keep the same guide for the two locations.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lodge is all you need to appreciate what's around you. The wildlife is what we come to see here and we were lucky enough to see such a lot. After a day's river safari, the rooms are all you need to get a good night's sleep- they're clean, have mosquito guards at the windows, a ceiling fan and are... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge is a great base for rides on the river to view the wildlife. It was our second lodge in two days, similar to Abai Lodge. The lodge itself is very nice with raised boardwalks and nice flowers around the main building. Our room was modest, but nice. It had no air-conditioning and the room was very poorly... More 

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West Midlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 1 night during our honeymoon and it was wonderful! The highlight has to be the late afternoon river safari, seeing proboscis monkeys heading up the same tree to get comfortable for bed time, and macacks of varying sizes eating from the trees right next to the rivers edge. And even a heavily pregnant orang utan high... More 

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