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Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

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Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 2 nights. We decided to pay extra for an airconditioned room, well worth the money ! Room was very clean and in good order. Great shower with plenty of hot water (switch is outside by front door !). Staff friendly and helpful. Nice food. Communal areas kept very clean and tidy. Nice plants on patio areas. Would...

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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights after staying at the sister lodge (owned by the same people) as well. The staff are friendly, the surroundings are magnificent, the food is great. The only bit that might need some attention are the rooms here as they're quite dated and the bed was a little uncomfortable. Again the staff went all out...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Let's start with the good parts: the staff is wonderful. They are polite, cheerful and helpful. The river tour was fabulous. Lots of wildlife. The public areas are very pleasant and filled with flowers and the occasional monitor lizard. Now for the room. The room was small although the a/c worked very well and it was clean. The lighting was...

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

Dear bobelaine20854, Thank you for your feedback. We feel sorry for the room. FYI, we just renovated the rooms last year and adjust the lighting in the room. However, it is still couldn't meet your requirement, we will check what's else more we can do to make it work better. For the hot water, the heater main switch is outside...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely large rooms and very clean. We were two adults and two children - the staff were very helpful and even brought extra food to the table for the children just in case the buffet didn't suit their tastes. The only thing that would have improved the Lodge would be air conditioning. But the point of this place is not...

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

Dear inm222, Thank you for your kind feedback. And thank you again for understanding the main purpose of the trip is to experience the rainforest and see the wildlife! Wish you a great memory with us in Borneo, cheers~ Yeeveon from S.I.Tours and Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

Grantham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Although the lodges are simple they are all you need with comfortable beds, plenty of hot water, very clean and we paid for air-conditioning. The food was fine with buffet style with choice,The wildlife is what you come for and that is what you get. We had a great guide who took us on very early morning river cruises on...

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

Dear donnison44, Thank you for your feedback. Hope you had a wonderful time in Borneo. FYI, the forestry and us (the travel industry) always try to keep peace between plantation and the rainforest area for the wildlife to continue stay in their nature habitat. Cheers Yeeveon from S.I.Tours and Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2017 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...

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

Dear Simsy1988, Thank you for your kind feedback. Yup, we are more on the wildlife experience! Enjoy the mother nature and amazing creatures found in this beautiful rainforest. Cheers~ Yeeveon from S.I.Tours and Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 10 April 2017

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...

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

Dear Jonlaw29, Thank you for your feedback. It is a pleasure to serve you. We feel very happy to know you enjoy the trip with us. Hope you had a great time in Borneo! Cheers~ Yeeveon from S.I.Tours and Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 6 April 2017

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...

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

Dear Traveller839, Thank you for your feedback. We are very sorry to hear about your room as we normally receive good feedback from other travelers. Do you mind provide us your name and traveling date so we can check which room? I will report this to the housekeeping team and ensure they clean every corner of the room next time....

Buxton, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 April 2017

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...

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

Dear Julie R, Thank you for your feedback. Great to know you have a great time in Borneo and a wonderful honeymoon. It is a pleasure to serve you. Cheers! Yeeveon from S.I.Tours and Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

Scotland
Reviewed 26 March 2017

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...

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

Dear nicoscotland, Thank you for your feedback. It is a pleasure to serve you. We hope you have a wonderful time in Borneo. FYI, we do have WiFi in this lodge but very limited and slow, please be patient and do not expect any high speed loading internet here. Yeeveon from S.I.Tours and Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

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  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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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: Jalan Sukau, Sukau 90200, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Kinabatangan District > Sukau
Price Range: £32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Kinabatangan Riverside Hotel Sabah
Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge Sukau, Kinabatangan District
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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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