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Borneo Nature Lodge

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No.41, Block 3, 1st Floor, Prima Square, Phase 1, Mile 4, North Road, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The chef is fantastic. He catered to my allergies and made sure I didn't go hungry. The staff are wonderful too. The tour down the river provided us with up close encounters with monkeys, orangutans, snakes and birds. We spotted an orangutan with a baby!

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Met at the Airport by one of the Guides called Glenn who spoke perfect English, thank goodness. Then a two hour journey along an unmade Highway to the river. This was not attractive or comfortable but they do need a properly built road and later travellers will benefit from this. The compound was attractive and the cabins surprisingly spacious and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We booked our tour through Borneo Eco Tours for a 4 day, 3 night tour. The whole experience was absolutely amazing, except we could only book two nights at Sakau Rainforest Lodge and the last night at Borneo Nature Lodge. When we arrived at the lodge there was absolutely no atmosphere, a closed bar and very basic facilities. The other... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We booked Borneo Natures Lodge through a Travel Agent in Sandakan so we might have paid above the odds but, it was expensive. Nevertheless, we drove the 3 hours from Sandakan and our host was waiting at the river crossing to ferry us and our case across the river to the Lodge. Again, we were met, and served drinks and... More 

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Chalong, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

This was a great place! They had our guide pick us up at the airport and travel with us throughout the trip (on all tours and on our drive home as well). I thought that was really nice and made us feel very comfortable! The meals are excellent...I especially loved all of the delicious soups! If I were to go... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Very accommodating staff,from the time we reached the boat ramp/pick up point through until we returned to the boat ramp/drop off point.The nicely appointed rooms with hot shower,the dining room with very good food,and the boats, all combined to make our stay enjoyable. The boat trips(3),in search of wildlife were all different experiences,with the water views on the river and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

A pretty comfortable lodge on the river bank. It's hard to see most of the the wildlife in Borneo because it is unfortunately really threatened by the drastic loss of habitat everywhere but here on the Kinabatangan river a lot of it is squeezed into the relatively narrow strip of jungle either side of the river. We saw everything we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Such a warm welcome from all staff. The lodge was in a lovely spot and the trips along the river were absolutely amazing! Our guide Kurt was so knowledgeable and helpful. We saw a wide range of flora and fauna. So many birds. The monkeys were fascinating. We even saw an orangutan in the wild. Would recommend to everyone. Thank... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Don't expect a 4 star hotel. Do expect clean, friendly, secure wonderful place that will let you see amazing things while you stay there. The food was excellent and a cold beer always available to quench your thirst.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Upon arrival from Sandakan we received a warm welcome from the owner Walter. He discussed the lodge facilities and talked about our interests in wildlife. We arrived at 10pm, so we had the rest of the morning and early afternoon to spend at our leisure around the lodge before our boat ride. We took a brief walk in the forest... More 

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