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In-room safe, blackout curtains
In-room safe, blackout curtains
In-room safe, blackout curtains

Guest reviews

8 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Air conditioning
Business Services


Explore the area

Popular LocationKinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary25 min drive
Popular LocationGomantong Caves34 min drive
Popular LocationPulau Kabili64 min drive
AirportSandakan (SDK)85 min drive

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  • Twin Room (2 Days & 1 Night)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Twin Room (3 Days & 2 Nights)

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    • Sleeps 2
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  • Basic Tent, 2 Single Beds

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About this area

Kota Kinabatangan

Nature Lodge Kinabatangan is located in Kota Kinabatangan. Local points of interest include Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary. Discover the area's water adventures with nearby kayaking, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary - 25 min drive
  • Gomantong Caves - 34 min drive
  • Pulau Kabili - 64 min drive
  • Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre - 69 min drive
  • Bukit Batangan - 72 min drive

Getting around

  • Sandakan (SDK) - 85 min drive


  • Where to eat
  • On-site dining venue – Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

About this property

Nature Lodge Kinabatangan

Hotel in Kota Kinabatangan with free breakfast and restaurant
A restaurant, laundry facilities and a computer station are available at this hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a library, free newspapers and tour/ticket assistance. All 8 rooms offer private gardens, coffee/tea makers and free bottled water. Guests will also find safes and showers.
Nature Lodge Kinabatangan offers 8 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Bathrooms include a shower. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

All-inclusive details

All-inclusive room rates at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan are available. These rates are higher because they include on-site food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times
  • Local area shuttle (surcharge) up to 80 km

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast available
  • 1 restaurant

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Malay

Business services

  • Computer station


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains


  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water

Outdoor space

  • Garden


  • Safe



Check-in time starts at 2 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 8:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 3:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
24-hour airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

We should mention

Guests must transfer via required shuttle to the property; guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Frequently asked questions

Is Nature Lodge Kinabatangan pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in begins at 2 PM.
What time is check-out at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan?
Checkout is at 8:30 AM.
Does Nature Lodge Kinabatangan provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle.
Is this property all-inclusive?
Some rate plans available at this property are all-inclusive.
Where is Nature Lodge Kinabatangan located?
Situated in Kota Kinabatangan, this hotel is 9.4 mi (15.1 km) from Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary and within 25 miles (40 km) of Gomantong Caves and Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary. Bukit Batangan and Pulau Kabili are also within 32 miles (52 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Nature Lodge Kinabatangan

Guest rating
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
  • Disliked: Staff & service

The accommodation and food was nice, we were let down by the tours and communication. The night walk was disappointing as we walked very close to our accommodation, so was not really the jungle walk we were expecting. However the river cruises were good, apart from being let down by our boat breaking down within the first 10 minutes of our tour and being stuck in the water for over 20 minutes. This time was just taken from our tour time therefore we had a shorter river cruise than other groups and in this time they saw an orangutan which we missed. We were let down by communication and pick up. The itinerary we originally had changed, we only found this out by emailing to confirm the time we would be dropped off at the airport after checkout to book our flights. As we had booked our incoming flight based on the original itinerary we arrived at the airport 2 1/2 hours before needed which was a shame. Following this our pickup was over an hour late, which we only found out when we contacted them as we had been stood outside waiting. Overall I would not recommend this tour due to communication and the way the tour was handled. If communication was better we would have gone to the orangutan sanctuary before pickup with the 3 1/2 hour wait as this was on the original itinerary. As we missed the opportunity to see one in the wild when our boat broke down we were really disappointed. I expected more for the cost of this tour as we spent more as we were on our honeymoon.

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Great budget option, wildlife without frills

Great budget option. We saw lots of wildlife, including wild orangutans, from the river, though very little on the night tour (some milipedes and one bird). We were in a cabin - bedroom was fine, bathroom a bit tired. Dorm rooms looked reasonable, but if it rains there is nowhere to dry clothes, and the shared bathrooms were a bit grim. Staff timekeeping could have been better - turned up for the nature talk on our first night, and it just never happened; the whole camp was ready and kitted up on the boat jetty by 5.55am for the 6am boat trip, but staff didn't turn up until 6.15am. That said, we enjoyed in overall, and it's definitely a good value option compared with other expensive places on the river. Food was excellent throughout.

Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great place to stay

Great place really friendly people we gotnthier a daub late but they let us stay for extra night no charge.. our tour guide Reuss was amazing knew where to find the orangutan and monkeys and then staff in restauarunf zed And aj where great plus others

Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2018


Close to the wildlife in Sepilok

The pool is the redeeming feature of this tired, very average hotel. The staff were friendly and helpful and the room was a good size, with aircon. It took me a couple of cool showers to work out how to increase the temperature of the water :) The towels and bedding were pretty rough – a sheet on my bed had a rip in it and the cover also, and the towels looked like they had been recycled from the room next-door – they looked dirty. They were tired, to say the least. The curtains had hooks missing and did not close properly. The meals in the Banana Café were OK, but I found the vegetables a bit scarce in the Sweet & Sour Prawns with Vegetables (3 pieces of capsicum and 2 of zucchini or similar). Pleased to see a refurb happening outside. I hope it extends to the inside too.

Pros: An upgrade seems to be happening!

Cons: The whole place is tired. It needs a refurb to keep up with the newer hotels in the area.

Location: Sepilok Orang-utan Sanctuary, Sun Bear Sanctuary and Rainforest Discover Centre all within walking distance

Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2018


  • Liked: Staff & service
  • Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Basic Hotel for those that dont need any luxury.

Basic accommodation, no TV or Wifi in rooms, bathroom and toilet average condition. Water from shower left hair feeling very sticky after being washed. Given all the basic amenities, you do have to however have to bear in mine it is the jungle. Dinner was buffet style but variety was very limited, and quality of food is budget style however was acceptable and eatable. Was not happy with checkout as we were on the assumption checkout time was 10am but to suit other parties, we were hurried out at 8.15am making it very rushed. Also we purchased a special deal with included Entry into Sepilok Orangutan Santuary and Lunch after pick up prior to taking us to the Hotel, but for some reason they refused to honor the deal and no apology was given on their behalf with the exception that they said they have now removed the special deal off the hotel website it was advertised but they do not realize that it is also advertised on another two Hotel booking websites. Was very disappointed as was looking at other hotels and only chose this one, because of the Special Deal making it appeal more value for money, to which they didn't honor anyway once purchased.

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2018