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Nature Lodge Kinabatangan

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Aerial view
Twin Room (3 Days & 2 Nights) | Terrace/patio
Twin Room (2 Days & 1 Night)
In-room safe, blackout curtains
Basic Tent, 2 Single Beds

Overview of Nature Lodge Kinabatangan

Nature Lodge Kinabatangan

2.0 star property
Kota Kinabatangan all-inclusive hotel with restaurant

6.8/10 Good

8 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
  • Restaurant
Kampung Bilit, Sandakan, Kota Kinabatangan, Sabah, 90200

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Sandakan (SDK) - 80 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Medan Selera - 16 min walk
  • KFC - 16 min walk

About this property

Nature Lodge Kinabatangan

A great choice for a stay in Kota Kinabatangan, Nature Lodge Kinabatangan offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours). Free breakfast is an added perk, and guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby hiking/biking trails and kayaking. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff and nice bathrooms.


This hotel is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).


English, Malay

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 8 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 8:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • 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); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must contact the property for check-in information
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 3:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle within 80 km*

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Barbecue grills

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • Built in 2005
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Library


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)


  • English
  • Malay

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

What to enjoy

  • Yard

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


This hotel is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).


Onsite venue - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property beginning January 1, 2023. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia).


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Kinabatangan Nature Lodge
Lodge Kinabatangan
Nature Kinabatangan
Nature Kinabatangan Sandakan
Nature Lodge Kinabatangan
Nature Lodge Kinabatangan Sandakan
Nature Lodge Kinabatangan Hotel Sandakan
Nature Lodge Kinabatangan Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
Nature Lodge Kinabatangan Hotel
Nature Lodge Kinabatangan Kota Kinabatangan
Nature Lodge Kinabatangan Hotel Kota Kinabatangan

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan?
As of 30 Nov 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan on 3 Dec 2022 start from AU$196, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Are pets allowed at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Nature Lodge Kinabatangan?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan?
You can check in starting at 2 PM. Check-out time is 8:30 AM.
What is there to do at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like hiking and kayaking. Nature Lodge Kinabatangan also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Nature Lodge Kinabatangan?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
Does Nature Lodge Kinabatangan have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a yard.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/10 Fair

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.
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very 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.
Nicola, 2-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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
Paul, 2-night family trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

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.
Sue, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

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.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Jungle lodge
Animals and birds - follow the guide Raz and listen to his safe advice in this wild environment. The closest to Eden that I shall ever be.
Bridie, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

ειμασταν τυχερες που ειδαμε πολλα ζωα,η νυχτερινη βολτα δεν αξισε
andrea, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Fantastisk naturupplevelse. Bra guide . Enkel Lodge med trevlig personal och bra guider.
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