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Borneo Nature Lodge

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2.5 of 5
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights and on the first night we were lying in bed only to be roused by the very distinctive sounds of elephants close by. The lodge has an electric fence around it's perimeter and I soon found out why. A herd was making their way to the river. We were within metres of them and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The accommodation is basic, but comfortable, the room Aircon is welcome, but can't be turned off as it also heats your hot water. The staff are fantastic, friendly and accommodating. On our first afternoon evening we shared the lodge with 2 other couples which was really pleasant, the lodge doesn't have any guides of its own, though I understand they... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Basic accommodation that does what it says on the tin. Perfectly adequate but perhaps not so good if you are a fussy eater as food was OK but a little hit and miss. Staff were delightful: very friendly and helpful. Good base for the river safaris, and you can't get do better than seeing 20-odd pygmy elephants and two female... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We were here for 2 nights and had a great time. It is a 2.5 hour drive from Sandakan, mostly through palm oil plantations, and a short boat trip to the lodge. The lodge was basic but clean and comfortable, we were really happy with the set up having stayed in far more basic accommodation in various safaris in the... More 

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Karlsruhe, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The perfekt place to relax in a stunning nature. The loge is located at Kinabatangan Wilflife Sanctuary 2 h by car and 15 min by boot. The room was simple but clean with an air-condition. Tasty local food at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Very friendly hotel stuff and a very well qualified ranger " Jeme". Everything is organized very professional.... More 

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Sun City, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

First, I recommend staying three nights, instead of the two nights that most travelers opt for. Nature is unpredictable, and an extra day on the Kinabitangan River and its tributaries will lead to more surprises than you might have hoped for (like a snake falling on my head from a branch while boating, and tiger leeches attaching to my hands... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This was our 6th and final tour with ABC tours (reviewed separately) It was also our last chance to see pygmy Elephants and the Orang Utan. Sadly we missed out on both. We arrived at the lodge after a short trip by boat. This is also an Eco area and has rules for the use of electrical equipment during different... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

arriving by boat you wonder what you've done ... when you see the room and have the electric usage explained to you you definitely wonder what you've done but then you kick back , relax and take in where you actually are . The nature river cruise allowed us to see pygmy elephants and 3 different kinds of monkey ,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The lodge can be considered fine for a remote place in Borneo, even very expensive for the confort. But the company has a very unfair policy for single travellers. The rule which applied usually in all countries is : for any chartered tour (not private) you are single and you pay a single supplement for the room . But with... More 

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My partner and I arrived at BNL on the 25 March for our 3 days/2 nights stay. We were pessimistic about our visit as we were the only people in the lodge on that day and were further disappointed, since we enjoy walking, to discover that other than boat trips along the river there was little else to do. There... More 

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