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Hotels near Kinabatangan River

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The Kinabatangan River is a river in Sandakan, north eastern Sabah of Malaysia. It is the second longest river in Malaysia with a length of 560 km (350 mi) from its headwaters in the mountains of southwest Sabah, to its outlet at the Sulu Sea. Don’t forget to visit the Kinabatangan River hotel whenever you come here.

Best hotels near Kinabatangan River

Primary image Kinabatangan Wildlife Lodge - Hostel

Kinabatangan Wildlife Lodge - Hostel

Kinabatangan Town, Sandakan
When you stay at Kinabatangan Wildlife Lodge - Hostel in Kota Kinabatangan, you'll be 12.3 mi (19.9 km) from Gomantong Caves. This hostel is within the region of Puu Jih Shih Temple and Sandakan Rainforest Park.
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Tanjung Bulat Jungle Camp

Tanjung Bulat Jungle Camp

Sandakan Town, Sandakan
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Facts about hotel in Kinabatangan River

Total Accommodation
62 Properties
Popular Area
Sandakan Town, Kinabatangan Town
Popular Hotel
Kinabatangan Wildlife Lodge - Hostel, Tanjung Bulat Jungle Camp
Popular Landmark
Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC), Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)

Guest reviews in hotel near Kinabatangan River

2,844 reviews from hotels in Kinabatangan River with aggregated rating of 8.5/10.
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16 Sep 2023
Pro: good, clean, comfortable and spacious. Breakfast OK but not much varieties. Cons: check in is late. I come at 2pm but room is not ready and I'm waiting for 45-50 minutes 😫.
Low T. C.
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13 Aug 2023
The hotel is bit old, but good service and very clean.
Daria T.
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1 Aug 2022
My stay was really bad cause a few days I didn't have water at all in the morning. In one day I had even brown water. Breakfast was very poor, no choice. This hotel is very old, they don't maintain the condition og the hotel. Only one was good is service.
Ahmad F. F. B. A.
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27 Aug 2023
Staff are friendly, but they said my payment didn't go through although I just paid through this app online. I got all the receipts of payment with me as proof. In the end they let me to check in thank God. What's upset me, its already past midnight (just arrived from kk driving) during my check in they just told me that the elevator is not functioning and our room is at level 4, also the there's problem with the water. Since its already late, my whole family decided just to stay here for the night because of tiredness from a long drive.
Nora M. B. M. J.
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7 Mar 2024
A nice and smooth experience with the hotel. Been here twice already and everything was fine. Just that they aren't any shops within close proximity so you have to walk quite a bit to the nearest town area. Also it would be better if they can provide pool towels for patrons since it was quite a hassle to bring your own towels from the room.
4 Feb 2020
Safety bos not functioning well and late responded by staff to settle this matter.
teckyun w.
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/ 10
30 Apr 2023
Neighbors make noise, singing at midnight but nobody takes action. Room air conditioner does not function well. Water pressure is low. Bathroom cock stains are terrible.
Lim S. C.
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/ 10
19 Mar 2024
Friendly staff and nice atmosphere!
zubinah p.
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27 Feb 2024
Hotel lama. Harga murah. Receptionist tidak ramah I asked for toilet before check in at least you respond me by nice smile but you didn't. So far so so ….
Ho Siak L.
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2 Jun 2019
Good location and reasonable price.

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What are the best hotels and accomodation near Kinabatangan River?

The most popular hotels booked by tourists are Kinabatangan Wildlife Lodge - Hostel, Tanjung Bulat Jungle Camp

How many hotels are listed in Kinabatangan River?

Currently, there are around 62 hotels that you can book in Kinabatangan River


Kinabatangan River is the second longest river with a length of 560 kilometres. It is situated across the state of Sabah on the island of Borneo. Kinabatangan River is one of the most famous attractions mainly due to flora and fauna can be found here. There are many animals such as orangutans, proboscis monkeys, crocodiles, elephants, snakes and insects as well as many bird species like king fisher and the hornbill.

Besides that, this river also acts as Sukau-Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary to nurture and provide a habitat for nearly extinct species. . From April to October, visitors can watch many types of bird to the river as this is during flowering and fruiting season. Small villages around this river such as Bilit forms a starting point for tourists to reach small town of Sukau. The Kinabatangan River can be visited all year round.

However, visiting during rainy season (between November to March) is a challenge and adventure at the same time. During rainy season, visitors can venture go into the river channels where you can see many rare wildlife. The river area especially during the peak of the monsoon season during December and January are often flooded and cannot be access.

How to Get There

By Plane

One can fly from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan on Malaysia Airlines, whilst those from Kuala Lumpur can take direct daily flights to Sandakan on AirAsia. From the airport, you can rent a car via travel agency to Kinabatangan River by using Ranau-Sandakan road.

Tourist Attractions

Tabin Wildlife Reserve

Tabin Wildlife Reserve is situated at Sabah specifically at south of the lower reaches of the Segama River and north of the Silabukan Protection Forest Reserve. It can be reached via sealed and gravel roads from Lahad Datu in about 40 minutes. This reserve is mainly popular among birdwatching enthusiasts and wildlife photographer. It acts as a sanctuary for wildlife such as the Borneo Pygmy elephants, Tembadau and exotic birdlife. This reserve is a eury species lowland rainforest and many medicinal and therapeutic plants can be found here. The highly endangered animals which are three largest mammals of Sabah; the Borneo elephant, Bornean rhinoceros and tembadau are all found within the reserve. Besides that, there are also other wildlife species include sambar deer and mouse deer, orangutan and proboscis monkey. The biggest predator in the reserve is the Sunda clouded leopard.

Danum Valley Conservation Area

Another human conservation area can be visited at Sabah is Danum Valley Conservation Area. It is one of the world’s most complex ecosystem and consists of many animals and plants. This area is managed by Yayasan Sabah for conservation, research, education, and habitat restoration training purposes. This forest is a home for endangered wildlife species such as banteng, Asian elephant, clouded leopard and orang utan. There are also various mammals and birds living at the lowland tropical rainforest. Other notable species that inhabit the area are the sun bear and Bornean rhinoceros. In addition, many types of insects and the land snail fauna can be found here. Besides that, this conservation area is also rich with flora. The valley is home to over 15,000 plant species, and 94% of the plants belong to the dipterocarp genus as well as pitcher plants. Other than that, visitors also can visit an ancient Kadazan Dusun burial site decorated with belian coffins and ceramic spirit jars.


Kinabatangan Sunshine Lodge

Kinabatangan Sunshine Lodge offers accommodation in Kota Kinabatangan. The lodge has 6 rooms and all are equipped with basic amenities including ceiling fan and beautiful scenery. There are also facilities such as laundry service, laundry facilities and a tour desk. Guests can also dine at the restaurant on site and rest overlooking the green view surrounding the lodge.

Myne Resort

Myne Resort provides 22 beautifully appointed guest rooms and facilities and services for comfort and convenience of guests. The guest rooms are furnished with standard features such as television, desk and complimentary toiletries. There are variety of impeccable facilities such as Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, airport transfer, babysitting, restaurant and free parking. As for recreational facilities, the hotel offers fishing, table tennis, garden, water sports (motorized), water sports (non-motorized) activities for guests to fill up their leisure time.

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