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Nature Lodge Kinabatangan

2.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Kampung Bilit, Sandakan, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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26 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Gravelotte, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on the 3D2N experience and it was fantastic. On arrival, it felt a little like school camp as we were told the schedule and our rooms. The rooms were very basic (we stayed in the dorms) but clean and comfortable, although we can't say the same about the communal bathroom which was cold concrete. The food was ok... More

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

Thank you for your feed back. We are in the midst of upgrading some facilities (a library and seating area) and we will looking into the common shower area. You will be glad to know though that by the next month, we will be installing solar hot water shower in the common bathroom area ;) You saw Tarsier!! awesome. The... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for 3d/2n and had an excellent stay. We chose the agamid luxury chalet with a/c as it was very humid in July when we travelled. The a/c was the real attraction and worth the extra money. The rest of the chalet was ok - bed a bit hard and the shower warm only (not a problem in such warm... More

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

Thank you for your feed back Mike. We will certainly look into the food offering. We set the menu 3 months in advance and have 5 different menus to rotate within a week. The wildlife remains the highlight for Kinabatangan and I am glad you get to see plenty. Do help us to pass the words around. Take care. More

Athens, Georgia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A few days ago, my wife and I retuned from a 3D/2N safari and we had an amazing time! Our guide, Aljun, was very knowledgable and knew just where to take us. We were very lucky. We saw pygmy elephants and orangutans both days, as well as proboscis monkeys, langurs, macaques, crocodiles, multiple hornbill species and a ton of cool... 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 pass on your feed back to Aljun. The wildlife along Kinabatangan river is quite something and we are glad you saw a lot during your trip. We work hard to try and conserve the place and trustfully when you next come back again, u can still experience similar sighting ;) Regards More

Bangkok, Thailand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This resort is basic, but completely functional... we paid for the deluxe chalet with air con and it was value for money. The food at the lodge is adequate, although always lacking in quantity, which they would always remedy if asked. We were very lucky to sight big herds of wild elephants when on our river cruise, which did however... More

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

Thank you for your feed back Nicky. For someone who has contributed a lot to tripadvisor, we feel happy to have lived up to your expectation. And yes, the elephant is also a sight to see and we are glad that you crossed their path. Do enjoy your onward travel. Regards More

Inverness
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I stayed at Nature Lodge for the 3D2N package in a chalet with a fan. We both studied Zoology and my friend is now a Conservation Programme Manager / Guide on a Conservation Project in South Africa so we were very selective in our choices throughout Borneo to ensure they were all environmentally as friendly and unobtrusive... More

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

Thank you for your positive feed back. It is always a pleasure to have a zoologist visiting as they can truly appreciate the beauty of that place. And we are glad you enjoyed your stay and saw the many animals. Thank you also for helping us to pass the words around. Max our guide will expect to be even busier... 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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