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Nature Lodge Kinabatangan

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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 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the 3D2N tour and we were really surprised with how well it was organised and also how good our cabin was. We were picked up from Sepilok and taken to the lodge. We were a little worried because there were a lot of school children staying there at the time and we were concerned we'd feel like we're... More 

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North East Lincolnshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We booked a three day trip and from the moment we were picked up at our hotel by our guide Darwis we had the most amazing experience. When we arrived at our lodge we were pleased, it was clean with a good shower and bug free. There was plenty to eat at meal times and the food was home cooked... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

stayed here 4 nights efficient booking arrangements ( thanks Connie ) chose this place as it was far more affordable than similar places charging upto twice as much stayed in agami chalets which were very spacious, clean and with a nice bathroom Staff were very kind and helpful all round the food was very good and plentiful Guides-AJ, Ramszan and... More 

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

Thank you Hena for your feed back. Yes, the deforestation has to do with the decreased in wildlife in that its habitat is lost. But it also increased chances of sighting since lesser habitat "forced" the abundant of wildlife to be concentrated within a smaller area thus increasing the possibilities of slightly! The Yin and Yan of life, everything thing... More 

Noosa Heads Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

i hardly ever write a bad review but this is it. We stayed here as part of a package. If I had done my own booking and researched I would have gone elsewhere. Check Agoda reviews! Most riverside jungle lodges are basic and I can't compare but this one was really run down and managed badly. Timber decks and walkways... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. While you listed that you are not happy with the Lodge, no details were given and as such its rather unfair to us since we do not know how to rectify the issue (if any). The accommodation is as per featured on our website. The wooden jetty that you deemed unsafe is constructed using Selagang... More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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

Thank you for your feedback. While I was not there when you visited, but from your writing, I even wished I was there! ;) We have since looked into the shower issue and have rectified it. Do have a safe onward travel and help us to pass the words around. Thank you More 

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

Thank you for your positive feedback. Its brief but it has spurred us on to keep trying ;) Do have a safe onward trip. Regards More 

Sydney, Australia
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 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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AlexanderYee, General Manager at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan, responded to this review

Thank you Billy for your kind words. We are extremely glad that you enjoyed your stay and I have passed your compliments to everyone within the Lodge. Do have a safe onward trip and pass the words around for us ;) Warm regards More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 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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AlexanderYee, General Manager at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feed back Caroline. We are in fact considering putting the whole restaurant into enclosure (i.e constructing a glass enclosure). That will mean air conditioning and taking the fresh air away!! We are still uncertain. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and do help us to pass the words around. Take care ;) Warm regards More 

Manchester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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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AlexanderYee, General Manager at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feed back Phiphi. We work hard towards ensuring a memorable stay for our guests and we are glad we achieved our goals with you ;) Do have a safe onward travel and help us to pass the words around. Regards More 

County Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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AlexanderYee, General Manager at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back Hazel. I am sorry that the food was not quite enough and we have since taken note of it. As for the "rush" feel, we merely trying to let you see and do as much as possible in that short time. Guests can opt out of the activities if they are tired or wanted... More 

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