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Reviewed 19 November 2013

We were met, as planned at the Medan Selera Coffee House at Kota Kinabatangan and as we had a rental car we followed the mini bus. They also picked up another couple from the meeting point. It was on a major road with many long distance buses passing by. After about a 40 minute drive- the last couple of klms...

1Thank stalks
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 14 November 2013

I extended the standard packet to 4D3N and I wish I could stay even longer! There's so much to see, but it is not guaranteed you will see it in just a couple of days. The group I was with left on the 3rd day, but the most interesting things happened after, and as I can judge by other traveller's...

3Thank Shaarila
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 November 2013

This is really an amazing place! It is (as far as I know) the cheapest place to stay around the Kinabatangan River. I booked my 3d/2n stay with Nasilis Lavartus tours, and no doubt about it, it was awesome. Staff is very very kind and friendly, as well as the guides. They're doing an very good job. Lodge is pretty...

1Thank Anouk155
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 November 2013

After having tried to stay with the Last Frontier Resort for over a month but being unable to reach them, we decided to stay here. Although we'd heard only great things about this place we were looking for a tad bit more luxury but in the end we did enjoy the Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge. As everyone says (and as we...

3Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 26 October 2013

This is our first tripadvisor review ever but we (couple in late twenties) just had to do this one. We got to the lodge with our own car in the beginning of the low season (28th-30th Sept.), stayed for 2n3d and this has been a truly amazing wildlife experience, especially due to our guide Aljun since he got extensive knowledge...

1Thank Jump-Our-World
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 23 October 2013

As part of our 3d/2n tour booked with Nasilis Lavartus tours, we stayed here for the final night of the trip. Our guide, James, and the driver were both very friendly and knowledgable, answering any questions we threw at them. The lodge and room itself were comfortable and there was an effort made to minimize mosquitoes in the room, which...

Thank Joslyn42
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 18 October 2013

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...

1Thank sharklovergirl
Sungai Petani, Malaysia
Reviewed 6 October 2013

Firstly, I would like to warn you that the 2-3 hour van ride to the river from Sandakan was horrible! However, if you don't mind that then you will have a good time on this trip. We took the day trip cruise as we were a little worried about the huts and their toilets. The cruise along the Kinabatangan River...

1Thank mad_format
Lydney, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2013 via mobile

I couldn't have asked for more from my 3 day, 2 night stay here. My group ended up with an amazing guide (he'd only been in the job 6 months and knew so much!) and because of him we spotted such a wide and varied amount of wildlife. The accommodation was ok, I had a 4 bed dorm to myself...

Thank Toni C
Reviewed 29 September 2013

We stayed here for 5D4N. Many people I talked to were unaware you could stay more than the 3D2N package offered online. I just emailed the sales department and arranged it. I wanted to stay for this long so we had the greatest chance of seeing all of the wildlife possible. In order here is what we saw on each...

2Thank ScienceChick

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rustic chalets and dormitory rooms set in Kampung Bilit Kinabatangan, be ready to watch abundance of wildlife from the comfort of boat rides. Transfers to and fro Nature Lodge Kinabatangan and meals are included in the tour prices. ... more   less 

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Address: Kampung Bilit, Sandakan, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sandakan
Price Range: $235 - $382 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Nature Lodge Kinabatangan 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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Nature Lodge Kinabatangan Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
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“choose an aircon room”
 of 5 bubbles JKD, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Agamid chalets are awesome. Comfy bed, aircon, hot water shower, etc.”
 of 5 bubbles jensen_chua, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Dorms were rough and ready. Chalets would be better for those needing aircon and more comfort”
 of 5 bubbles paulbuxton108, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“The rooms are all in the jungle and close to the river”
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  • Dorm room with fan, 2 bunk beds & 1 single bed ( 5people)
 of 5 bubbles 177nigelm, 3 May 2016 | Read review
“Pay the extra to upgrade to private bathroom and air con.”
 of 5 bubbles Shefftraveller2014, 17 Jan 2016 | Read review
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