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Nature Lodge Kinabatangan

Star Rating
2 out of 5



3.4 / 5
8 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Business Services


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary
    20 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Gomantong Caves
    34 min drive
  • Airport
    Sandakan (SDK)
    54 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Pulau Kabili
    66 min drive

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03 7724 9556
  • Chalet Deluxe

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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.

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What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary - 20 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Sandakan Memorial Park - 31 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Gomantong Caves - 34 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Bukit Batangan - 57 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Pulau Kabili - 66 min drive

Getting around

  • Sandakan (SDK) - 81 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
This hotel features a restaurant, laundry facilities and a computer station. 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. Safes and showers are also available to guests.
Nature Lodge Kinabatangan offers 8 forms of accommodation with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Bathrooms include a shower. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and blackout curtains.
The hotel offers a restaurant. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast. A computer station is located on-site and wireless Internet access is complimentary. For a surcharge, the property provides an area shuttle within 80 km and a round-trip airport shuttle (available 24 hours). This Kota Kinabatangan hotel also offers a library, tour or ticket assistance and a BBQ.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.



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

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.


Check-out before 8:30 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


  • No pets or service animals allowed

Payment types


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 are 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 guest room 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 or service animals are allowed at this property.

Property is also known as

  • Nature Lodge Kinabatangan
  • Nature Lodge
  • Nature Kinabatangan
  • Nature Lodge Kinabatangan Hotel
  • Nature Lodge Kinabatangan Kota Kinabatangan
  • Nature Lodge Kinabatangan Hotel Kota Kinabatangan

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

  • 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


  • Blackout drapes/curtains


  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water

Outdoor space

  • Garden


  • Safe

Nearby things to do


  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Kayaking

Where to eat

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

Guest rating

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


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

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

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


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

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