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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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    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Cairns, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Surrounded by nature, this lodge is about 2 hours by minivan from Sandakan town. We booked the trip to BNL independently but there are lots of options and many different packages available. You need to spend at least two nights, we spent three nights and that was just right. The day trippers did not get the full benefit of the... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing place to stay in the heart of the jungle. Short boat ride to access the lodge which was Eco friendly. A quiet and peaceful place to stay with brilliant staff who are able to help with anything they can. The food was good and chilled cold water is available all day. We went on an afternoon cruise where we... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

By far the best place we stayed in. Contrary to the negative reviews we received extremely good service. Out of our two week honeymoon in Borneo this was the only lodge/hotel which made a big effort in making it special. All the staff knew we were newlyweds and congratulated us on it. We arrived to a room prechilled with aircon... More

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54 hotel reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As with any wildlife adventure, spotting the animals and colorful birds is luck of the draw. True, this area of river forest is quite narrow and surrounded by palm oil plantations. Honestly we are lucky it exists at all. We were very fortunate to see 5 varieties of horn bills, 2 different king fishers, lots of monkeys (including large groupings... More

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Herlev, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our trip to Borneo we just left Borneo Nature Logde today on our trip around the island, and we miss them already. We stayed for 2 nights and had some very good rivercruises. We highly recommend this place and the smilling and excellent staff.

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for a night as part of a 3 day trip. The lodge is just a 5 minute boat trip from the drop off point at the road. On arriving the staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms were great for the location. We've stayed in far more basic accommodation than this. The room was large and... More

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21 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights as part of a 3 night 4 day tour which included selingen island and sepilok centre, which was organised by the same company that own the nature lodge. The lodge staff are very friendly and can't do enough to help, the rooms are very basic but was within our expectations for this type of trip,... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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372 reviews 372 reviews
87 hotel reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The borneo nature lodge is a somewhat newer ecolodge in the Sukau rainforest on the Kinabatangan river. It can be reached by a two hour drive plus a five minute boatride from Sandakan - we had all of that arranged by Hotspot tours who did a good job. Included were two jungle cruises on the Kinabatangan river (for a one... More

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

Hi there, Thank you for the compliment and glad that you have enjoyed your stay. Look forward to be at your service again. Keep in touch... Till then, take care... Cheers! More

Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We were so looking forward to our one night on the Kinabatangan on our way back from Tabin but were severely disappointed in our stay here. We are an easy going young couple that loves Nature. But there is something very wrong with the 1 night package that means you only get one boat trip in the afternoon of your... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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14 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I found booking our activities in Sandakan a little confusing and was very glad I stumbled upon these guys – they organised everything for us and everything ran perfectly! The fantastic service started right after we got off the plane as we had arranged to tour turtle island (though the hotel) we has a little time to spare and our... More

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

Hi there, Thank you so much for the compliments and glad to hear that you have enjoyed the trip thoroughly. Appreciate if you could pass around the words and look forward to be at your service again. Till then, take care & keep in touch... Cheers! More

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Also Known As:
Borneo Nature Lodge Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
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
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 30 Specialty lodging in Sandakan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Borneo Nature Lodge 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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