We originally had booked for 3d2n, but after the first night we cancelled our second because we weren't enjoying it.
The gong was terrible, not sure of the purpose of this. I did think I was an adult and quite capable of using a watch to keep track of time, but apparently they do not think this and instead use a gong that sounds throughout the the place (and will easily wake you up at 6am if you choose not to go on the morning boat trip, thanks for that, appreciated after the terrible sleep).
The staff were the best part, they were very nice and lovely and helpful.
The place was in a lovely location, but it just didn't feel right. It felt like it should be a relaxing nature getaway but instead was like a militant school camp. And if you like to eat more than just 3 meals a day (snacks yes please I do get hungry) then your only option is the oreos and chips and chocolate which they sell at the front desk (fruit, please, anyone?!).
The river rides were nice but we didn't see much at all, just some monkeys. I really just came to see the elephants but unfortunately they couldn't tell us where they are :(
Overall our stay was average and this place is WAAAAY overpriced, sorry.
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- Also Known As:
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- Nature Lodge Kinabatangan Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia