We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Nature Lodge Kinabatangan

Agoda.comUS$ 166*
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$ 178*
US$ 166*
Great Deal
US$ 178*
US$ 178*
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Professional photos
Nature Lodge Kinabatangan
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

345 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Nature Lodge Kinabatangan
See the most recent reviews
Showing 282: English reviews
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Stayed for 3d/2n and had an excellent stay. We chose the agamid luxury chalet with a/c as it was very humid in July when we travelled. The a/c was the real attraction and worth the extra money. The rest of the chalet was ok - bed a bit hard and the shower warm only (not a problem in such warm...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Mike M
AlexanderYee, General Manager at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back Mike. We will certainly look into the food offering. We set the menu 3 months in advance and have 5 different menus to rotate within a week. The wildlife remains the highlight for Kinabatangan and I am glad you get to see plenty. Do help us to pass the words around. Take care.

Athens, Georgia
Reviewed 30 June 2014

A few days ago, my wife and I retuned from a 3D/2N safari and we had an amazing time! Our guide, Aljun, was very knowledgable and knew just where to take us. We were very lucky. We saw pygmy elephants and orangutans both days, as well as proboscis monkeys, langurs, macaques, crocodiles, multiple hornbill species and a ton of cool...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank The-Oconee-Kid
AlexanderYee, General Manager at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back We will certainly pass on your feed back to Aljun. The wildlife along Kinabatangan river is quite something and we are glad you saw a lot during your trip. We work hard to try and conserve the place and trustfully when you next come back again, u can still experience similar sighting ;) Regards

Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 30 June 2014

This resort is basic, but completely functional... we paid for the deluxe chalet with air con and it was value for money. The food at the lodge is adequate, although always lacking in quantity, which they would always remedy if asked. We were very lucky to sight big herds of wild elephants when on our river cruise, which did however...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Nicky W
AlexanderYee, General Manager at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back Nicky. For someone who has contributed a lot to tripadvisor, we feel happy to have lived up to your expectation. And yes, the elephant is also a sight to see and we are glad that you crossed their path. Do enjoy your onward travel. Regards

Inverness
Reviewed 29 June 2014

My friend and I stayed at Nature Lodge for the 3D2N package in a chalet with a fan. We both studied Zoology and my friend is now a Conservation Programme Manager / Guide on a Conservation Project in South Africa so we were very selective in our choices throughout Borneo to ensure they were all environmentally as friendly and unobtrusive...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Gemsimist
AlexanderYee, General Manager at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feed back. It is always a pleasure to have a zoologist visiting as they can truly appreciate the beauty of that place. And we are glad you enjoyed your stay and saw the many animals. Thank you also for helping us to pass the words around. Max our guide will expect to be even busier...

Sydney
Reviewed 8 June 2014

We wanted to see wildlife on the river. This was a good place to stay and the river trips were well organised and I liked our guide - however the drawback for me was that the river was not isolated enough from Palm Oil Plantations. The Palm Oil Plantations have ruined the environment of the island, and most of the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank snstaylor
AlexanderYee, General Manager at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back.. You will be pleased to know that just last month, our State government finally pushed thru the Act for the protection of the riparan reserve along the Kinabatangan river. It means the area 60 feet from the edge of the river now can NOT be planted. This 'corridor" will allow the wild animal walk...

Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 23 May 2014

While this place was rustic it was a great place to get out a see nature. I did see lots of wild life. I did the 3D2N packet and the civet accommodations were adequate for the price. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. I saw varies monkey species, birds, and reptiles. The boat tours were when the most animals...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Cadams805
AlexanderYee, General Manager at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back.. I appreciated your stay with us and do have a safe onward travel Regards

Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 11 May 2014

If you want to see lots of wildlife, I think the river safari on Kinabatangan River is one of the easiest way. I spent 3D2N in this lodge. They picked me up at Sepilok, then headed to the lodge, we got there by about 3:30pm. We already started our activities soon after that with a boat cruise. Saw silver leaf...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Zsolt B
AlexanderYee, General Manager at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan, responded to this review

Dear Zsolt Thank you for your feed back. We are concerned that you didn't find our service up to your standard and that the staff are less warm as compare to the Indonesian and Thais. We will continue to up the standard of our services. I guess for a start, smiling more will certainly make a difference. Do have a...

Poortugaal, The Netherlands
Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

The nature lodge is a nice place to stay on the riverside of the Kinabatangan river. We booked a 2days/1night package and that was enough for us. We did 2 rivercruises and a nightwalk. We saw crocodiles, a wild orang oetan and lots of other wildlife. The chalets are okay, we stayed in a deluxe one. The food is not...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Monique H
AlexanderYee, General Manager at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan, responded to this review

Dear Monique Thank you for your objective feed back. We have since gave your suggestion to our chef and he will be looking into improving the food. Once again, thank you for choosing to stay with us during your visit to Kinabatangan. Warm regard

Reviewed 30 April 2014 via mobile

Good rooms, but all the rest is without a heart and you even get the feeling the staff is having a laugh with their customers. The food is eatable,but thats it definitely not good or mind blowing in any way You really have the feeling that your a nr, and they want as much money from your pockets as they...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Mrbievers
AlexanderYee, General Manager at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan, responded to this review

Dear Sir Thank you for your feed back. While the management tries to improve based upon your feedback, we don't seems to have a clear idea of what we did wrong. In any case, we are sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay with us. Do have a safe onward travel. Regards

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

We were picked up yesterday from Sepilok on an air conditioned bus to the nature lodge. We stayed in a dorm room and were lucky that my husband and I got a room to ourselves, as all the other rooms were taken and quite full. The tour itself was good- most people stayed for 2 nights, but I definitely think...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Mikaela K

367 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (367)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (45)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (16)
Viewed
Bathroom (5)
Viewed
Room/Suite (21)
Viewed
View from Room (3)
Viewed
Dining (9)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (7)
Viewed
Other (261)
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Sandakan
50.3 km away
Sepilok Nature Resort
Sepilok Nature Resort
#1 of 2 in Sepilok
575 reviews
39.5 km away
Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan
50.2 km away
Sepilok Jungle Resort
Sepilok Jungle Resort
#5 of 32 in Sandakan
604 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
40.7 km away
Sabah Hotel Sandakan
Sabah Hotel Sandakan
#3 of 32 in Sandakan
519 reviews
8.7 km away
Borneo Nature Lodge
Borneo Nature Lodge
#8 of 29 in Sandakan
177 reviews
51.0 km away
Nature Lodge Sepilok
Nature Lodge Sepilok
#5 of 29 in Sandakan
40 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
Things to do
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Family Rooms
Services
  • Breakfast included
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 

Additional Information about Nature Lodge Kinabatangan

Address: Kampung Bilit, Sandakan, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sandakan
Price Range: ₹ 5,171 - ₹ 17,647 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Nature Lodge Kinabatangan 2*
Number of rooms: 16
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Hotwire, Orbitz, Travelocity, Agoda, HostelWorld, Cheap Tickets, Priceline and HRS so you can book your Nature Lodge Kinabatangan reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Nature Lodge Kinabatangan Hotel Sandakan
Nature Lodge Kinabatangan Sandakan, Sabah
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Nature Lodge Kinabatangan staff and other travellers.
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Nature Lodge Kinabatangan staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“The chalet with AC is very comfortable”
592jacquesw, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“choose an aircon room”
JKD, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Agamid chalets are awesome. Comfy bed, aircon, hot water shower, etc.”
jensen_chua, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Dorms were rough and ready. Chalets would be better for those needing aircon and more comfort”
paulbuxton108, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“The rooms are all in the jungle and close to the river”
  • Dorm room with fan, 2 bunk beds & 1 single bed ( 5people)
  • View down the river as mist clears on morning cruise
  • Sunset on the river
177nigelm, 3 May 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Agoda.com
US$ 166* /night
View Deal
Expedia.comUS$ 178
Orbitz.comUS$ 178
Hotwire.comUS$ 178
View all 11 deals
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates