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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 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Maldon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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London, United Kingdom
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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8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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53 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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19 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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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*
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