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Nature Lodge Kinabatangan

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Kampung Bilit, Sandakan, Malaysia
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Nature Lodge Kinabatangan
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    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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Chester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed for 3D2N and enjoyed every minute. Wildlife wise we got what we expected. We saw proboscis monkey's, a wild Orangutan, hornbills, snakes, eagles, kingfishers, a western Tarsier, a sleeping bird, monitor lizards, macaque's and other monkey's. The only things we didn't see were elephants, crocodiles and big cats. We stayed in the chalet and couldn't really fault it,... More 

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Booked 3 nights here and really enjoyed our time. We saw Elephants, Orangutans, many different types of horn bills and crocodiles. The night walks were excellent sighting other primates and on the last night a civet was seen. Rooms are sparse but you get what you pay for. Food great.

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Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

It's not cheap, but it's definitely a great experience. The lodge is very well organized, with incredibly friendly and helpful staff. The food is delicious. Just don't expect nature to cooperate at all times - remember that animals and weather can be wild so you may not always get to see what you are after. If you are deadset on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We stayed here as part of the 2D1N jungle experience with Borneo Dreams. We picked this one specifically because we got 2 boat trips and a night walk while at the resort which we wanted so that we could increase the chances of spotting animals. We were really pleased that we spotted loads and were very happy about our choice.... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Had a great time here on the 3 day 2 nights trip which most people seem to do. I think that was just about the right time as well to be honest. Rooms were much better than expected with absolutely no bugs or anything in them, which to be honest I wasn't expecting considering that the lodges are in the... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Firstly I'll start with the positives. The location was fantastic, right on the river and the heart of the rainforest. We had a twin room which had a good bathroom was very comfortable. Myself and my sister did a one night stay with an evening and morning river cruise. The river cruise was fantastic, our guide was great and we... More 

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Kalmar, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I went here in March 2014 with my backpacker friends. We stayed 3 nights and had an amazing time there including jungle walks, boat trips on the river, kayaking etc. The place was genuine and fitted into the landscape well. All the guides were also awesome. We went to Borneo to live in and see the jungle on close range... More 

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I know you are not going to jungle for culinary experience but the first thing i want to mention is the food they serve,it's seriously some of the best foods we've had in our trip and i am sure that the chef have some good experience as in many places you don't get that good food even in good restaurants,thumbs... More 

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

Thank you for taking time to give us your feed back. We are glad you had a great time and saw so many animals ;) Do help us to pass the words around and enjoy your remaining holidays. Regards More 

Ottawa, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Here's what I saw in 4 days: Pygmy elephants (twice) Silver leaf monkeys (twice) Reticulated Python Mangrove snake Monitor lizards Crocodiles (maybe 10) LOADS of Proboscis monkeys LOADS of long tail macaques LOADS of hornbills (several species) We *heard* a Bornean gibbon Sadly, no orangs, but despite coming here specifically to see orangutans, I had a really great time here.... More 

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

Thanks for your feed back Greg. The Orang Utans are known to be shy mammals and most likely hiding when you were around :) Do have a safe onwards journey and help us to pass the words around. Thanks More 

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We stayed at the Nature Lodge for 3 days - 2 nights. It was a good deal for the price we paid (much cheaper than other deals in the area) We saw a lot of wildlife during the morning and afternoon boat safaris. We enjoyed the night and day walks, but we had expected to see more mammals during the... More 

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

Thank you for your feed back. While we are glad that you enjoyed your stay, we are concerned on your feed back for food. Our menu actually rotates every day for a week. Past feed back have been good, perhaps you didn't like that particular offering. Do have a safe onward travel. Regards More 

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