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Borneo Nature Lodge

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent 2 superb nights at the lodge. We had been looking to staying there for sometime and I was not disappointed to say the least. We were greeted by Walter, manager, upon arrival, however, only saw him occasionally for the remainder of our stay. The cabins were basic but well appointed with rainforest all around. It was a pleasure to... More 

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Haughton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

If you want an experience where you are truly away from civilisation this is the place to visit - it can only be reached by boat. The wildlife that you'll see in and around the lodge is great with Proboscis monkeys, macaques, orang-utans, crocs and elephants on the must find list. The accommodation and food is good if limited but... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

The "3 day 2 night" trip is something of a misnomer - you arrive late afternoon the first day and leave after breakfast on the 3rd. Even still, its probably the right amount of time to spend at Kinabatangan river. It's an amazing place - teeming with wildlife. 100% chance of seeing proboscis monkeys, macaques, silver leaf monkeys and monitor... More 

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Wutha-Farnroda, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

Booking went smoothly. Staff in the office as well as at the lodge was very friendly and flexible. Rooms had aircon. Buffet had a choice of different foods and was like in the other lodges at the river. We were not very lucky on our boat cruises as it rained a lot and the guide did not find any wildlife... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night as Sukau Rainforest Lodge, who our tour and subsequent accommodation was booked with, had no availability on our first night at the time of booking. Therefore we can't comment on the tours offered by Borneo Nature Lodge. However, we had a very warm reception from all the staff and in no way felt we... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 days and although the rooms are fairly basic they are clean and the beds are comfortable and there is plenty of hot water for showers. The meals are a buffet self service but these consisted of a starter (soup) choice of 2 or 3 main dishes with rice and noodles and a dessert and fruit.... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

We stayed 2 nights and 3 days as part of a larger trip and had such a fantastic time. During the many trips out during the day organised by Borneo trails, tours & travel, we saw so much wildlife, from orangutans to crocodiles, elephants to endless monkeys. The boats are never filled to the brim but 4 per boat which... More 

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Wyong, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Lovely spot on the river, and the guides and river tours were really good. Lots of wild life. The setting is very nice, and monkeys come out of the woods (literally) early in the morning and play all over the paths and the roofs. Very entertaining. Now for the BAD bits...... we were there as part of a tour group... More 

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Victoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

The lodge is basic but clean and comfortable. Staff helpful, cocktails at dusk, wonderful guide (Jamie), excellent spotters, birds, Orang-Utans, Proboscis Monkeys etc. Meals quite adequate. Two river trips per day.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Borneo Nature Lodge was recommended by Itisha at Bike&Tours in Lahud Datu, so I assumed it would be as good or better than the other lodges along the Kinabatangan River. It certainly was. Comfortable a/c cabins set up on boardwalks, connecting to the bar, lounge and restaurant, and down to the boat dock. The lodge is fenced off from it's... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Borneo Nature Lodge

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: $295 - $648 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Borneo Nature Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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