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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Walter and team have a great thing here. A place to stay that's respectful of your environment allowing you to get up close with some of the amazing wildlife in the rain forest. We saw crocs, pythons, lots of monkeys, lots of birds, orang-utan and much much more. The food is great and the team work hard to make your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Stayed for 2 nights at BNL. Accessible by short boat ride, we were greeted by Walter and given our welcome drink and cool towel. The rooms were spacious and clean. Wonderful hot showers. The beds a tad hard and the linens ill fitting. The a/c shuts off at 10:30pm and switches to solar power so fan only available. Slept just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Loved it here, very small and friendly, good food and water and tea/coffee available the whole time, not to mention snacks (in fact I ate way too much when we were here ...) Our guide was through Asia Experience and called Kurt and was excellent, our boat driver was from the lodge and pretty good at spotting things as well.... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

The room was good and suited to the environment, was really surprised that the showers delivered lovely hot water all done in an eco way. The staff were lovely and friendly and the food was fine, there was beer and it was chilled. Our guide Jame was excellent as were the boatmen, a lovely stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

The chef is fantastic. He catered to my allergies and made sure I didn't go hungry. The staff are wonderful too. The tour down the river provided us with up close encounters with monkeys, orangutans, snakes and birds. We spotted an orangutan with a baby!

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

Met at the Airport by one of the Guides called Glenn who spoke perfect English, thank goodness. Then a two hour journey along an unmade Highway to the river. This was not attractive or comfortable but they do need a properly built road and later travellers will benefit from this. The compound was attractive and the cabins surprisingly spacious and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We booked our tour through Borneo Eco Tours for a 4 day, 3 night tour. The whole experience was absolutely amazing, except we could only book two nights at Sakau Rainforest Lodge and the last night at Borneo Nature Lodge. When we arrived at the lodge there was absolutely no atmosphere, a closed bar and very basic facilities. The other... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We booked Borneo Natures Lodge through a Travel Agent in Sandakan so we might have paid above the odds but, it was expensive. Nevertheless, we drove the 3 hours from Sandakan and our host was waiting at the river crossing to ferry us and our case across the river to the Lodge. Again, we were met, and served drinks and... More 

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Chalong, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

This was a great place! They had our guide pick us up at the airport and travel with us throughout the trip (on all tours and on our drive home as well). I thought that was really nice and made us feel very comfortable! The meals are excellent...I especially loved all of the delicious soups! If I were to go... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Very accommodating staff,from the time we reached the boat ramp/pick up point through until we returned to the boat ramp/drop off point.The nicely appointed rooms with hot shower,the dining room with very good food,and the boats, all combined to make our stay enjoyable. The boat trips(3),in search of wildlife were all different experiences,with the water views on the river and... 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: $302 - $655 (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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