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Borneo Nature Lodge

2.5 of 5 Lodge   |   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 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Totally recommend this lodge for a stay in Kinabatangan. We stayed for four nights, and initially I was a bit wary even though I stayed in jungle lodges all over Asia in the previous 15 years. This is a wonderful place, fantastic location, great ethos, excellent hot water and aircon. The food is very good. There are insects, there are... More 

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cesar e, Manager at Borneo Nature Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for the compliment and glad to hear that you have enjoyed your stay at the lodge and understood the concept of an eco-friendly lodge. Hope to be at your service again in the future and keep in touch. Till then, take care and "Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2015" Cheers More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We stayed at BNL and did a 2D1N package consisting of Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast and 1 included river cruise. We arrived very early in the morning without a reservation and were greeted by Walter (lodge Manager) on the jetty. Walter was very helpful and showed us around. We were the only guests at the time, but I hope the hospitality... More 

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cesar e, Manager at Borneo Nature Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there, Apology for the delay reply. Thank you so much for the compliment and will relay the message to Walter our Lodge Supervisor. Glad you have enjoyed your tour and your stay at BNL and appreciate if you could pass around the word. Look forward to be at your service again in the near future and just keep in... More 

Shanghai, China
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

We were here for 3D2N and were very satisfied with the overall experience. Highly recommended. The lodge is built along Kinabatangan river, surrounded by jungle and can only be accessed by boats. We were staying in the back of the lodge next to the jungle. Sometimes curious macaques would gather on our balcony trying to see what we were doing.... More 

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cesar e, Manager at Borneo Nature Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there, Apology for the delay reply from our side. Anyway thank you so much for the compliment. Glad to hear that you have enjoyed your tour and your stay at BNL. Look forward to be at your service again in the near future and just keep in touch. Till then, take care & Cheers! More 

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Mum, Hugo and I stayed here for two terrific nights. The Lodge - the rooms were clean and well-presented. The water pressure in the shower was low, but the water was clear and hot. Our room had a fan and were partially air conditioned. The Lodge ran alternately on generator and solar energy, the air con only operated when the... More 

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cesar e, Manager at Borneo Nature Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there, Apology for the delay reply from our side. Anyway thank you so much for the compliment and glad to hear that you have enjoyed your tour and your stay with us at BNL. I have relayed your gratitude to all of our lodge staffs. Look forward to be at your service again in the future and just keep... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

we couldn't fault the nature lodge - clean, well kept, the staff were really friendly and couldn't do enough to please us. We all had our separate cabins so we had privacy when we needed it. the guide ensured we saw as much of the Kinabitangan river and surrounds as we wanted to. Food was great - a lot of... More 

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cesar e, Manager at Borneo Nature Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there, Apology for the delay reply from our side! Anyway thank you for the compliment and glad to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us at BNL. Look forward to be at your service again in the near future and just keep in touch! Cheers! More 

Maldon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Clean and basic, although bathroom was 'tired', having said that, it did add to the charm of the place. Staff were very friendly and our guide 'Kurt' was very knowledgable and answered untold questions from my 10 year old son. Fantastic trips along the river - wildlife was abundant - so,so lucky to see around 40+ elephants along the river... More 

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cesar e, Manager at Borneo Nature Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there, Apology for the delay reply from our side! Anyway thank you for the compliment and glad to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us at BNL. Look forward to be at your service again in the near future and just keep in touch! Cheers! More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We stayed in this lodge after a 2 night stay at the borneo rainforest lodge, the first thing the manager did was apologise for not being as up market as the BRF lodge. He really didn't need to apologise, we knew the standard was not the same, but what the lodge lacked in spit and polish, it more then made... More 

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cesar e, Manager at Borneo Nature Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there, Apology for the delay reply from our side! Anyway thank you for the compliment and glad to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us at BNL. Thank you for the proposal of outdoor bar and will bring this to our top management. Look forward to be at your service again in the near future and just... More 

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The Kinabatangan river is a beautiful place and the wildlife is absolutely fantastic. We visited BNL during our honeymoon as we had been advised to stay here due to its location, 2-star rating and AC. I understand that all the accommodation in this area is a little basic. The negatives - place itself is a little tired and undermaintained, the... More 

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We spent two nights here at Borneo Nature Lodge and we were blown away by the friendliness of the staff! The food was amazing (we are both chefs) and the chef very talented. I was able to fish on the river with our boatman who was generous enough to share our catch of fresh catfish and river prawn with us... More 

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cesar e, Manager at Borneo Nature Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there, Apology for the delay reply from our side! Anyway thank you for the compliment and glad to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us at BNL. Look forward to be at your service again in the near future and just keep in touch! Cheers! More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I absolutely loved this place. We were on a two day, one night tour and I wish we would have been able to stay longer at the lodge. If what they told me was correct, it's the only lodge on the Kinabatangan River with air conditioning, which was huge for me since I don't do well with humidity. So I... More 

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cesar e, Manager at Borneo Nature Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there, Apology for the delay reply from our side! Anyway thank you for the compliment and glad to hear that you have enjoyed your tour and your stay with us at BNL. Look forward to be at your service again in the near future and just keep in touch! Cheers! More 

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Address: No.41, Block 3, 1st Floor, Prima Square, Phase 1, Mile 4, North Road, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
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Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sandakan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Borneo Nature Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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