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Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

reasonable quality food and accommodation with a wonderful boardwalk around the whole complex which gets you up close with nature. Well worth a visit. it is well worth doing early morning and night time cruises to live the full experience when the wildlife is at its most active.

Thank Steve C
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have seen some negative views on this place but am unsure what exactly people expected in such a remote location. Our room was clean and tidy. No AC but a good fan meant it wasn't necessary. The food was good with buffet style. Drinks could be purchased at a very reasonable price from the bar counter. If you want...

Thank Simsy1988
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an amazing time here as part of a longer tour of Borneo. We stayed 2 nights and did 4 river cruises in search of wildlife. Although the rooms are slightly old the experience was amazing. It's all about the wildlife, the river cruises were well organised and our guide, Sam was outstanding, how he spotted some of the...

Thank jonlaw29
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even allowing for the location isolation we were pleased that our stay was for one night only. Wine can only be purchased by the bottle which is very annoying and a difficult policy to comprehend. Our big issue was the musty/smelly bed linen and pillows which prevented a comfortable night's sleep. Room was not clean and we found a pair...

Thank Traveller839
Buxton, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights on our honeymoon & we weren't disappointed! Obviously the accommodation is going to be basic as you're in the jungle however there is everything you could need & more. There is wifi in the restaurant area which is enough to FaceTime back home (if you need to!) The rooms are clean & spacious, the...

1Thank Julie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have read negative comments about this lodge which I thought were unfounded. This is a beautiful place on the river. Rooms were clean and comfortable, no air conditioning but if you wanted to pay a bit extra there were rooms available. The staff were lovely, pleasant and helpful. Our guide here Eric was truly fantastic and really made our...

Thank nicoscotland
Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2017

My wife and I stayed at this River Lodge for three nights/4 days whilst on a jungle safari hosted by Discovery Overland, Sandakan. The facilitates at the resort were basic. There is no air conditioning in the bedrooms but there are ceiling fans. Air conditioning units are available for a small fee. Whilst the rooms are basic, they were clean...

Thank Paul D
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 March 2017

what a great place to stay. it is in the middle of nowhere so forget wifi. lodges are a little basic not luxurious, but very clean and comfortable. Air con is a rotating ceilling fan but it works well. shower is a bit basic but once again it works food was very good and the staff were excellent. this is...

1Thank rickfug
sitoursborneo, Owner at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Dear rickfug, Thank you for your feedback. It is our pleasure to serve you. For the noise from the wild jungle, you can try to close up all the windows, it will minimize the noise. Yeeveon from S.I.Tours and Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2017

As at all the accommodation a good welcome and the property looks impressive from the river. Again simple accommodation but with everything you needed. The bathroom looked like it was due an update.We stayed here two nights and had good nights sleeps and food was tasty and catered for vegetarians. We saw lots of wildlife and the highlight being a...

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sitoursborneo, Owner at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Dear TravelbyCarol, Thank you for your feedback. It is a pleasure to serve you. Yes, we have three accommodations, some new some old. However, we do keep refurbish them from time to time. Yeeveon from S.I.Tours and Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

Carshalton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Set on the banks of the river, this lodge offers basic but comfortable accommodation designed for short stays. This is not a lodge for those seeking luxury, but is clean and comfortable. River excursions are imformative and enjoyable, with the guides being very knowledgeable. Lodge staff are friendly and eager to please, and encourage you to wear a longhi (provided)...

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sitoursborneo, Owner at Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Dear D B, Thank you for your feedback. It is a pleasure to serve you. For the Wi-Fi, please keep in mind we are in the jungle, Internet access is available but very limited. We have it just in case some guest want to check on their e-mails, whatsapps, and dealing on problems related to their trips. Cheers. Yeeveon from...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge is a property owned by S.I.Tours Sdn Bhd, a tour operator based in Sandakan which offers tour packages in North Sabah. Thank you for your interest in our business. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

Address: Sukau 90200, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Kinabatangan District > Sukau
Price Range: ₹ 2,655 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
Kinabatangan Riverside Hotel Sabah
Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge Kinabatangan District/Sukau
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“Pay extra for air conditioning if available.”
Traveller839, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We were with a group of about 7 other couples and all rooms appeared to be similar. all rooms are in the forest.”
nicoscotland, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“although you are in the jungle we slept well.”
lisakZ4751BN, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 17A, 17B and 17C have aircon.”
Teamfinbrown, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“some rooms are quite a long walk from the main lobby so worth checking if you have any mobility issues”
eek-i-saw-a-mouse, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
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