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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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Sun City, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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Nassau, New Providence Island
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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herts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

On arrival we thought what have we done. Basic but clean bedrooms, no wifi and a charmless restaurant. Irrelevant. Outside its a jungle, quite literally. Our excellent guide Glenn whose english and humour were superb took us on evening and dawn boat and jungle tours. We encountered 5 types of monkey, some at a metre from our boat, orang utan,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My wife and I stayed at the jungle lodge in February 2015. We were very fortunate to see a wide variety of wildlife and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. We were made to feel very welcome by Cesar and rest of the staff at the site. We had a great laugh and learnt so much. Our own guide, Kurt was... More 

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

Hi there, NIce to hear from you again and thank you so much for the compliments. Will extend your message to all of our staffs. As for the room tips, as you aware as we are an eco-friendly lodge, all electrical items at night after 10:30 pm will be run by our solar power. Appreciate if you could pass around... More 

Eastbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We were a party of 4 staying on a 3D2N package. We weren't sure what to expect but whatever we thought it could possibly present, the experience exceeded it many times. We were picked up by minibus by our guide, Glen, from our hotel as arranged (actually he was early!). It was a long and bumpy trip to the river... 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 tour and stay thoroughly. Look forward to be at your service again in future, just keep in touch. Till then, take care & Cheers! More 

Frederiksberg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The Borneo Nature Lodge is highly recommended. The lodge is a eco-friendly, low-key place. So if you are looking for a large luxury hotel this is not the place for you. But if you want a cossy lodge with a friendly staff (including the 16 years old daughter of the owner) this is the place to go. The lodge only... 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 you have enjoyed your tour and your stay. Look forward to be at your service again in near future, just in touch! Till then, take care & Cheers! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We stayed at Borneo Nature Lodge for 3 nights and the experience was brilliant! Walter and the team, were very warm and welcoming. Walter asked us what we wanted to get out of the trip and he tailored activities according to our desires. The river cruises were particularly fruitful, including viewings of various animals such as orang-utans, elephants, proboscis monkeys,... More 

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

Hi Priscilla, Thank you for the compliment and glad to hear that you have enjoyed your stay even though there was a slight miscommunication on your transfer as you did not contacted us before your arrival. Anyway will convey your message to Walter and all of our staffs and appreciate if you could pass the words around. Look forward to... More 

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