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Nature Lodge Kinabatangan

2.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Kampung Bilit, Sandakan, Malaysia
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Oslo, Norway
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have done a few jungle treks in other places and travelled around in Borneo a little bit, and for us this was a lot of money for very little. We paid 840 RM for the “2 day 1 night”- tour including the transport. We stayed in a dorm for four people with a shared bathroom. The dorms do not... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good value and nice atmosphere. The staff is very helpful and friendly. We stayed for 3D/2N package and choose agamid chalet. The room is basic and clean with ensuite and very good value for what it cost. The meals were included and not much to talk about. The river cruises and walks were very good and we saw lots of... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for a 3D/2N package and stayed in Agamid Chalet #2. The chalet itself was great and much better than expected with an ensuite (basic but functional) and Air Con. Beds were not brilliant but then again you don't expect it do you? The staff were all very friendly and helpful and our guide Ramzan was brilliant. We... More

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AlexanderYee, General Manager at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back. We will take note of the food. We do change our menu every day and perhaps you had not like the food offered that particular day. The walk to the ox bow lake can be exciting as visitors have spotted otters and kingfishers in the lake. In any case, wildlife watching is a bit... More

Mount Coolum
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a party of four the guide all over 50 the guide was disinterested in us spent no time at all telling us about any of the animals or river in general we paid for agamid rooms for two day I night tour 620 rm each per night we thought the experience would be worth the cost no fault... More

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AlexanderYee, General Manager at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan, responded to this review

We are indeed concerned of your feed back. The day when you are with us, a sun bear escaped from its enclosure and therefore the Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre which is next to the sun bear centre was closed for safety reasons. We wonder if you enjoyed your trip to Kg Bilit as the main high light for 2 days... More

Melbourne
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the 2 night 3 day package for our family of 4. All the transport which was pre-booked was very comfortable and well organised. We had a nice welcome at the lodge with a welcome drink where we were explained the itinerary and house rules. The cabins were basic but very clean and comfortable. All meals were included and... More

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AlexanderYee, General Manager at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back. There are 3 countries in this world where you can see tarsiers and Malaysia is one of them. And we have the largest of all the species. Sabah and Sarawak are the two states within Malaysia and in Sabah, right behind our lodge is one of the places that you can spot them often... More

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Our guide Max was outstanding and typically spotted animals before everyone else. We saw a mom and baby orangutan, numerous proboscis monkeys with babies, pig-tailed macaque, silver langurs, two separate tarsier sightings on night walks, and of course many long-tailed macaques from very close. We also saw the oriental pied hornbill, Storm's stork, and water monitor lizards. We stayed in... More

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AlexanderYee, General Manager at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan, responded to this review

Dear Mark Thank you for giving us your feed back. Yes, the air conditioning is an option most European guests will take up as the weather can be rather humid. 10 years ago when we started out, we didn't have this option. We evolved from reading the feed back of our visitors. If you are still having your holiday, do... More

Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

The price quality of this place is very good. I had a dorm room and a package 3 days 2 nights including four boattrips and a boring nature walk. All the7 resorts offer these kind of packages. They all go on the same river the only difference is the boat :) and the guide. The nature walk is the same... More

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AlexanderYee, General Manager at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back. We will certainly look into the cleanliness of the rooms and will ensure a more throughout cleaning. Seems like its about time to change our mattresses as well. There are about 5 years old. Do have a safe onward travel and do help us to pass the words around. Regards More

Haarlem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I think Nature Lodge Kinabatangan is the most tourist based accommodation, where we stayed in Malaysia, on a good way. They were very organized and all boat trips/night walks included! The food was good, they even had french fries, very nice after a week of only rice! During our stay we had 5 boat trips, one more than usual. This... More

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AlexanderYee, General Manager at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan, responded to this review

Dear Mel Thank you for taking time out to give us your feed back. We are glad that you have enjoyed your stay and since you have not seen the orang utan, there is another reason for you to make a return visit ;) Do help us to pass the words around. Regards More

Melbourne, Australia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We booked our trip via Nasalis Larvatus Tours. All our emails and enquiries, payments etc were easily dealt with on line. Thank you Connie!! Staying at the Nature Lodge on a 3D2N package was FANTASTIC!!! How lucky were we, that the elephants were 'in the area'!!! Our first trip out on the river found us in front of about 16... More

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AlexanderYee, General Manager at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feed back. We certainly want to provide this type of stay every day! And we are glad that the animals came out in full force for you while you were with us. We will inform Connie and Max of your feed back and do have a safe onward travel. Regards More

Gravelotte, South Africa
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I stayed here in June with a friend for the 3D/2N package. Eco-friendly travel is important to us and we chose our accommodation for the Kinabatangan river carefully. We were not disappointed and Nature lodge was fantastic. Our pick-up and arrival was well organised with friendly staff. There were plenty of activities, which I loved, including boat rides, day and... More

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AlexanderYee, General Manager at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back and for sharing the tarsier picture with us ;) We will certainly pass your feed back to Max and we are certain he will be motivated to try even harder. Do help us to pass the words around. Regards More

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Address: Kampung Bilit, Sandakan, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sandakan
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Hotel Class:2 star — Nature Lodge Kinabatangan 2*
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Rustic chalets and dormitory rooms set in Kampung Bilit Kinabatangan, be ready to watch abundance of wildlife from the comfort of boat rides. Transfers to and fro Nature Lodge Kinabatangan and meals are included in the tour prices. ... more   less 
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