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Nature Lodge Kinabatangan

Kampung Bilit, Sandakan, Malaysia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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153 reviews 153 reviews
30 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were picked up yesterday from Sepilok on an air conditioned bus to the nature lodge. We stayed in a dorm room and were lucky that my husband and I got a room to ourselves, as all the other rooms were taken and quite full. The tour itself was good- most people stayed for 2 nights, but I definitely think... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The lodge was just perfect! We stayed in a private chalet which was more luxurious than we expected: hot water showers, clean and spacious. The staff was very friendly and helpful with arranging a private taxi back. The food was also much better than expected, a mix of asian and western food with lots of healthy fruit and vegetable options.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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17 reviews 17 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a 3D2N for 380 RM per person in a dormitory. This includes the food, the nights and the activities. We did two evening cruises and two morning ones. The guide was really good at spotting proboscis, monkeys, rocodiles (huge ones!), snakes and hornbills. During the two night walks you need to be very quiet and lucky. We happened... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed 3D2N from 14-16 March 2014 at Super Amagid Chalet and had a great, wild, and wonderful time there! All staff were friendly and always in smiles. Jacky at the office was accommodating and patient with our requests and questions. Ratna has done a great job in welcoming us when we checked in the first day;... More

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

Dear Sir Thank you for your kind feed back. Yes, nature is indeed unpredictable and I am glad that you appreciated this fact and take the trip as events unfold themselves. Only with such non expectation that you will be rewarded with pleasant surprises. We will continue to train our staff to excel in their job and trustfully when you... More

Brussels, Belgium
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14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Let's start by the good points: the guide for the river tours was very good ans we saw a lot of monkeys, birds and even a huge crocodile. On the less good side, we have been disappointed by the location. We expected something more in the wild and we were just across works in progress to build a concrete jetty... More

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

Dear friend Thank you for your feed back. When we first set up lodge within Kampung Bilit 10 years ago, we were surrounded by secondary forest and the population of that village was mere 150 people. Young people were moving away for greener pasture. We were the only accommodation opened for public. Today, the population is about 250 people as... More

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We did the three day, two night stay at the Nature Lodge Kinabatangan and it was the most amazing experience. It surpassed all of our expectations and it is truly locked in as one my favourite travel experiences! We were lucky enough to have Helson as our guide and he was truly amazing!! We were lucky enough to see two... More

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

Dear Jordan Thank you for your very encouraging feed back. While we will continue to improve our services, we ask that you help us by passing teh words around for us. Do have a safe onward travel. Warm regards More

Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I stayed for two nights ,three days in a Agamid Wing at the nature lodge and unfortunately walked away with mixed feelings of the whole experience. Firstly, my guide Arshad, was amazing. Very knowledgeable and was great at spotting wildlife. On the second morning I was there, about forty of us headed out in three boats to an orangutan nest... More

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

Dear Jaq Thank you for taking time out to give us your feed back. We were in fact surprised that one of our guides exited the boat to try wake the orang utan up. Upon checking with the lodge manager, the guide who did that is in fact a new staff who just joined us within a week. In his... More

Regina, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
33 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We were heading into the jungle, so were not expecting nor really desiring luxurious accommodation on this venture. Even though we booked into the higher end Agamid wing, the accommodation was still very rustic. But we were not there to spend time in our room, so it mattered little. We were there to explore nature, and the excellent staff at... More

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

Thank you Regina for your kind feed back. We will certainly pass on the messages to all our staff especially Arshad. Have a safe onward travel. Regards More

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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

I booked a 3D2N deal and was very kindly ungraded to a superior chalet free of charge. Firstly the company was very well organised and we were collected from Sandakan and taken to the Nature Lodge in a very comfortable bus. The journey took us 3hrs including one toilet stop. The location of the nature lodge is stunning! Right in... More

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

Thank you for your feed back. While it is a challenge for us to keep the sheet white (the water from the river is milky coloured), the sheets are clean nevertheless. More detergent simply more chemical back into the river system. We will more than likely move the laundry to main town in Sandakan once we have opened our Nature... More

Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Thank you to all of the staff at Kinabatangan Nature Lodge for ensuring that my friends and I had the most memorable experience during the Chinese New Year. We stayed in the Agamid Wing, everything was clean and well-kept. We had a tiny hole in our window screen and maintenance quickly attended to it. The food was all fresh and... More

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

Dear Ashley Thank you for your positive feedback. We thank you for giving us encouraging words and we have since passed on the message to our staffs. Do have a safe onward travel and please help to pass the words on for us. Regards More

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Also Known As:
Nature Lodge Kinabatangan Hotel Sandakan
Nature Lodge Kinabatangan Hotel
Nature Lodge Kinabatangan Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
Address: Kampung Bilit, Sandakan, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sandakan
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Ranked #4 of 30 Specialty lodging in Sandakan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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