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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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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    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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London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Newcastle, Australia
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174 reviews 174 reviews
47 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We only spent the one night at BNL but found it to be very pleasant. Right from the friendly welcome we received from all of the staff to a basic but comfortable room and the really pleasant food we could not fault our experience. We saw lots of monkeys on the river safari but little else, but that is the... More

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Varberg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

A wonderful, peaceful place, peaceful and amiable people and wonderful meals. The cook was a wonderful guy! The service and everything is basic, so do not expect luxury (except the food which was really first class!)

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Adelaide, South Australia
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14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The Borneo Nature Lodge is by no means a "Club Med" resort, but as a rainforest experience and lodge, it is very comfortable. We chose this particular lodge as it appeared to be the only one which offered airconditioning. We did, however, discover that, in keeping with its policy of being eco-friendly, the aircon was turned off overnight, but, in... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The lodge is about 2 hours by car from Sandakan, plus a 10 minute transfer by boat. It is located at Sukau on the Kinabatangan river. We stayed 2 nights and had three excellent trips on the river and its tributaries. Wildlife was in abundance from crocs, wild orangs, proboscis monkees, macaques, numerous birds,snakes, and insects. The early morning stroll... More

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Hong Kong, China
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27 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

we were quite happy to look at the lodge. it should be the best among the other lodges in the same area. however, we were very disappointed about the price we paid and also package we had. which we could have done a bit more at our stay there with more activity or so the bathroom is very basic which... More

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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Our family really enjoyed staying at the lodge. We were able to spot elephants, proboscis, macaques, crocs and an assortment of snakes. The river is beautiful and offers an amazing opportunity for photos. Just don't swim in the river;)

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Milton Keynes, England
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25 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Recommend you book independently - BNL for instance - as it will be cheaper than through a tour operator and the tour operators seem to be running a good, well organised operation. I think you would have little issues booking directly with operators throughout Borneo to tailor your trip to your needs. We used a UK operator and they had... More

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Address: No.41, Block 3, 1st Floor, Prima Square, Phase 1, Mile 4, North Road, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sandakan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Borneo Nature Lodge 2.5*
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An eco-friendly lodge nestled along the riverbank of Kinabatangan river the longest and biggest river in Sabah.The Lower Kinabatangan is one of Sabah's most splendid natural treasures and the richest concentration of wildlife in South East Asia. The lodge has 12 rooms with an additional twin-sharing handicapped friendly room equipped with air-condition and attached bathroom. Appreciate the "Green" details practise by the lodge where at night all electrical items run on solar power. ... more   less 
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