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Borneo Proboscis River Lodge

Kota Kinabalu 88838, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I don't understand why more people don't stay over. We were met at the airport and taken to the lodge. Did the monkey tour first which was fine (saw about 4 or 5 monkeys) then had dinner in a different lodge and went on the firefly tour which was fine also. We were then taken back to the main lodge... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Can only be reached by river, main building houses restaurant and bar. Food is limited in choice but adequate, of good quality and hot. Rooms are in individual cabins set in the grounds which are basic but clean and comfortable. No toiletries or hairdryer available in rooms but bottled water free in rooms.

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Penang, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

it wasn't THAT bad, but for RM600 for a double, it was incredibly overpriced, so I would have expected the rooms to be much better. The cabins were basic, but ok, and the bathroom was ok, with a trickling shower and leaking taps, which would be fine if you were paying low end prices, but for this incredible price I... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

It provide nice exotic experience with the search of monkeys and fireflies. Staff are very helpful and provide what you need during the stay. One thing to note is that the shared bathroom for the Long house is in slightly poor condition so beware or consider staying other room type. Yet the overall experience was great.

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MALAYSIA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

one word. FANTASTIC! it was well done up and beautiful id go there again and again. the owner was kind and friendly too.

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Kota Kinabalu
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7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2010

The lodge is the same. Somewhat primative but ok for one night. The problem is with the river experience. It used to be a very quiet and wonderful experience to go out in a boat and see the proboscis monkeys at dusk and dawn. Unfortunately, and this is not the sole responsability of this lodge, a lot of tourists behaved... More 

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2010

This is a laid back lodge in a great location on the Klias Rver. The staff is awesome, as soon as you arrive, they do what ever they can to make you feel comfortable. They make tasty food for dinner and breakfast as well. They have very nice river boats and are flexible about when guests would like to go... More 

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Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2009

A friend and I I stayed at the Proboscis Lodge in September and overall it was THE best place we stayed in Borneo! We were treated like Royalty the whole time we were there and the activities that were on offer were absolutely fantastic. Food- The food was fantastic. There was an immense variety to suit everyone's tastebuds. As we... More 

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Kota Kinabalu
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7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2009

A very peaceful environment. Large deck overlooking the river. We stayed in one of the huts made of local materials but with AC, ensuite bathroom and hot water! Basic but clean. The staff were very friendly and helpful. All except the manager are local villagers with no prior hotel experience. Food was good and plentiful. The boat trips were exceptional.... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2009

Needless to say, after reading these reviews I was extremely hesitant about travelling to and staying at the Borneo Proboscis River Lodge. I am so glad we did, as it was a great experience and so much, much better than what we were expecting. We (family group of 3 mums and 7 boys between the ages of 4 – 14)... More 

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Address: Kota Kinabalu 88838, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
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Number of rooms: 20
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