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Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort
Kota Kinabatangan,Kota Kinabatangan - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Valet parking
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. BBQ facilities
  6. Luggage storage
  7. Game room
  8. Restaurants
"We’ve spent a few weeks of our honeymoon traveling the state of Sabah. Of all of the places we have visited and places we’ve stayed, this resort was our favorite. It’s cute and quaint, the chalet was very spacious, the food was delicious, the staff was kind and helpful, and our guide was MAGNIFICENT! We’ll recommend this resort to anyone interested in the Kinabatangan area. We saw all different animals during our river tours as well as during our night walks. Our guide was very knowledgeable, and he knew exactly where to look for what. What a great place!"
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8

Excellent

34 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 97
Kinabatangan Wildlife Lodge
Kota Kinabatangan,Kota Kinabatangan - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Luggage storage
  5. Bar
  6. Restaurants
  7. Tours
  8. Wi-Fi in public areas
"We had an amazing stay at the Kinabatangan Wildlife Lodge"
8

Excellent

33 reviews

Sukau Backpackers B&B
Kota Kinabatangan,Kota Kinabatangan - View on map
  1. Shuttle service
  2. Contactless check-in/out
  3. Bar
  4. Family room
  5. Smoking area
  6. Rental car
  7. Security [24-hour]
  8. Smoke-free property
"We have had an excellent two days. The staff is super nice. The meals were home cooked, simple but so delicious. We will be Bakx next year. We walked around in the village and this really seems to be the nicest place. The rooms are simple but comfortable. Yes the pillows are a bit hard, but you will survive. It’s called Sakau Backpackers, perfect for us :) It does better than what it says on the tin to be fair. But most of all, make sure to do your boat tours through the guest house with Jann and please please please say hi from Virg and Fin!! He is so I knowledgeable, a sweetheart, a legend :) Thank you Jann!!!"
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7.6

Very good

41 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 18
SUKAU TOMANGGONG VIEW B&B
Kota Kinabatangan,Kota Kinabatangan - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Laundry service
  5. Restaurants
  6. Room service
  7. Safety deposit boxes
  8. Tours
"This is an excellent value for money BnB. 2 restaurants are minutes away and offer great food, snacks & drinks. Your “go to guy” is JD. We could not recommend his guiding service highly enough. JD went above & beyond to ensure our river experience was the best. We stayed 4 nights, did many river trips some just the 2 of us with JD. He spotted 5 species, also 5 species of Hornbills. Many birds and reptiles. FANTASTIC "
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8.9

Excellent

8 reviews

Sukau Greenview Bed and Breakfast
Kota Kinabatangan,Kota Kinabatangan - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Luggage storage
  5. Breakfast [free]
  6. Coffee shop
  7. Laundry service
  8. Restaurants
"This lovely family run B&B can only be recommended... They welcome you with a smile, have nice and super clean rooms where you can easily feel well... The Best is that they care of every single trevellar and not only want to sell their fixed packages like other more expensive hotels. You can come to sukau on your own (for example also late at nigth) and book tours right up on arrival and on your own needs. even if you fell like skipping one tour, it's no problem!!! Best service ever!!! And the tours are top... we even saw the pygmy elephants... Just amazing... If you go to kinabatangan, go with greenview..."
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8.1

Excellent

218 reviews

Bilit Adventure Lodge
Kota Kinabatangan,Kota Kinabatangan - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Valet parking
  3. Luggage storage
  4. Breakfast [free]
  5. Contactless check-in/out
  6. Bar
  7. Laundry service
  8. Restaurants
"Pros: beautiful location; friendly and knowledgable guide, and very helpful contact with staff (pre and during stay); good accommodation; peace and tranquility; fabulous and plentiful wildlife. Cons: Nothing to mention. Other comments: don't expect 5 star luxury. This is a perfect, simple jungle reyreat. "
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9.1

Exceptional

13 reviews

Borneo Nature Lodge
Kota Kinabatangan,Kota Kinabatangan - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. BBQ facilities
  5. Check-in/out [private]
  6. Game room
  7. Coffee shop
  8. Bar
"Our stay at the Borneo Nature Lodge was highlighted by are exceptional guide that was with us both Days. She picked us up at the airport and was with us the entire time as we explored the river and she pointed out a ton of wildlife. She went out of her way to help us out with every detail and every adventure and every question and every request we had. The Borneo Nature Lodge is an exceptional place and a perfect location to explore the native Flora and Fauna of this ecosystem and they are lucky to have Joanne as one of their guides. Shec was hilarious, fun and great at spotting wildlife. Somehow she could spot them better than I could even with my binoculars. She must have bionic vision or something. This is an eco-friendly resort and they even have an elephant crossing right in the middle of it so that they can move through if they need to. The rooms are about as comfortable as you will get the middle of the rainforest (very nice) and we were happy to come back to air conditioning after being out in the hot El Nino weather and the food and coffee we're all so awesome at every meal. Thank you!!! :-) :-) :-) to all the staff and for letting me use your hot spot phone connection! Larry Losness"
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8.3

Excellent

26 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 246
Bilit Rainforest Lodge
Kota Kinabatangan,Kota Kinabatangan - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Bar
  4. Laundry service
  5. Restaurants
  6. Room service
  7. Safety deposit boxes
  8. Tours
"We had a great time at the BRL, the staff went out of their way to make sure that we saw all of the wildlife of the Kinabatangan River. The rooms are spacious, well appointed and the buffet meals were some of the best food I had in Sabah. Highly recommended."
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7.7

Very good

19 reviews

Nature Lodge Kinabatangan - All Inclusive
Kota Kinabatangan,Kota Kinabatangan - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Shuttle service
  4. BBQ facilities
  5. Luggage storage
  6. Bar
  7. Laundry service
  8. Restaurants
"We did the 3D/2N and had an absolutely wonderful time! Our guide Joe had great eyes and took extra time to show us all sorts of amazing wildlife! He was patient when taking us on the night and day jungle treks, and had a great sense of humor! The front desk and dining staff like Azlan were also very kind and friendly! I recommend bringing a long-sleeve with thick material for the jungle treks--the mosquitoes are thick and easily penetrated my merino wool shirt. Also, you will absolutely need to rent their boots, which were 11MYR. Be prepared to get bitten by a tiger leech if you go trekking. It's no big deal and the bit wound is small, but some are bothered by this idea and the anticoagulant that leeches use can worry some as you continue to bleed a bit after removing the leech. Either way, you'll love the river tours, which you can easily wear flip-flops, shorts, and a t-shirt on. The sunsets are amazing! We saw all types of wildlife!!! Awesome time!"
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9.1

Exceptional

14 reviews

Sukau Proboscis Lodge Bukit Melapi
Kota Kinabatangan,Kota Kinabatangan - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. BBQ facilities
  4. Luggage storage
  5. Breakfast [free]
  6. Game room
  7. Bar
  8. Laundry service
"Every day 2 river cruises are included. On the arrival day you get lunch at 1:30 pm and afternoon tea/coffee at 3:30. At 4 pm you leave for the first river cruise untill about 6:15. At 7 pm dinner is ready and the rest of the night is free time. They can take you for a night walk but this is not included. Next morning at 6 there is a small breakfast and from 6:30 to 08:30 there is another river cruise. Additional breakfast is served when you return and then the daycycle repeats. We stayed for 3 days and did 5 river cruises and saw all the wildlife we wanted. 2 cruises were even to locations to maximize the odds of spotting elephants and crocodiles as we didnt saw them untill then."
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7.9

Very good

30 reviews

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What are the best hotels in Kota Kinabatangan near Kinabatangan River?

Verified travelers to Kota Kinabatangan who stayed near Kinabatangan River have given top reviews to The Last Frontier Boutique Resort, Borneo Jungle Adventure and Nature Lodge Kinabatangan - All Inclusive.

What are the most popular hotels in Kota Kinabatangan?

Some of our most popular hotels in Kota Kinabatangan are Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort, Kinabatangan Wildlife Lodge and SUKAU TOMANGGONG VIEW B&B.

What are the best hotels in Kota Kinabatangan for couples?

Hotels in Kota Kinabatangan that are highly rated by couples include Sukau Greenview Bed and Breakfast, Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort and Kinabatangan Wildlife Lodge.

What are the best hotels in Kota Kinabatangan for families?

Hotels in Kota Kinabatangan that are highly rated by families include Sukau Greenview Bed and Breakfast, Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Resort and Kinabatangan Wildlife Lodge.

What hotels in Kota Kinabatangan have the best views?

Verified travelers to Kota Kinabatangan have given top reviews for the views at Myne Resort, Kinabatangan Wildlife Lodge and Bilit Adventure Lodge.

What hotels in Kota Kinabatangan have the best breakfast?

Verified travelers to Kota Kinabatangan have given top reviews for the breakfast at Myne Resort, Kinabatangan Wildlife Lodge and Borneo Nature Lodge.

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Discover the Best Things to Do in Kota Kinabatangan

Kota Kinabatangan is a small town located in Sandakan, Malaysia, and it is known for its rich wildlife and stunning natural scenery. If you are planning to visit this charming town, there are plenty of things to do and see. One of the most popular activities is taking a river cruise along the Kinabatangan River, where you can spot various wildlife species such as proboscis monkeys, orangutans, and pygmy elephants. You can also go on a jungle trekking adventure, visit the Gomantong Caves, or explore the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre.

Why Agoda.com is the Best Place to Book Your Kota Kinabatangan Hotel

When it comes to booking your accommodation in Kota Kinabatangan, Agoda.com is the best place to look for great deals and hassle-free booking experience. With Agoda.com, you can choose from a wide variety of hotels and resorts that suit your budget and preferences. Some of the top-rated hotels in Kota Kinabatangan include Sukau Backpackers B&B, Sukau Greenview Bed and Breakfast, The Last Frontier Boutique Resort, Myne Resort, and Sukau Proboscis Lodge Bukit Melapi. Whether you are looking for a luxurious stay or a budget-friendly option, Agoda.com has got you covered.

Explore the Wildlife of Kota Kinabatangan in Sandakan, Malaysia

Kota Kinabatangan is a nature lover's paradise, and it is home to some of the most diverse wildlife in Malaysia. One of the best ways to explore the wildlife of Kota Kinabatangan is by taking a river cruise along the Kinabatangan River. During the cruise, you can spot various wildlife species such as proboscis monkeys, orangutans, pygmy elephants, and crocodiles. If you prefer to explore the jungle on foot, you can go on a jungle trekking adventure and discover the lush rainforest and its inhabitants.

Plan Your Trip to Kota Kinabatangan: Tips for First-Time Visitors

If you are planning to visit Kota Kinabatangan for the first time, there are a few things that you should keep in mind. Firstly, make sure to pack light and bring comfortable walking shoes, insect repellent, and sunscreen. Secondly, book your accommodation in advance, especially during the peak season, to avoid any last-minute hassle. Thirdly, plan your itinerary beforehand and make sure to include some of the top attractions such as the Kinabatangan River cruise, jungle trekking, and the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre.

Where to Stay in Kota Kinabatangan: Top Accommodation Options

Kota Kinabatangan offers a range of accommodation options that cater to different budgets and preferences. If you are looking for a luxurious stay, The Last Frontier Boutique Resort is an excellent option with its stunning river views and top-notch facilities. For budget-friendly options, Sukau Backpackers B&B and Sukau Greenview Bed and Breakfast are great choices with their cozy rooms and friendly staff. Myne Resort and Sukau Proboscis Lodge Bukit Melapi are also excellent options that offer comfortable accommodation and easy access to the town's top attractions.

Indulge in Delicious Local Food in Kota Kinabatangan

Kota Kinabatangan is not only known for its stunning natural scenery but also for its delicious local food. One of the must-try dishes is the Nasi Goreng Kampung, a traditional fried rice dish that is packed with flavor and spices. Another popular dish is the Soto Ayam, a chicken soup that is perfect for a chilly evening. If you have a sweet tooth, make sure to try the Kuih Cincin, a local snack that is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

How to Get to Kota Kinabatangan: Your Ultimate Guide

Getting to Kota Kinabatangan is easy, and there are several transportation options available. The nearest airport is Sandakan Airport, which is located about 80 kilometers away from Kota Kinabatangan. From the airport, you can take a taxi or a bus to reach Kota Kinabatangan. If you are traveling from other parts of Malaysia, you can take a bus or a train to reach Sandakan, and from there, take a taxi or a bus to reach Kota Kinabatangan.

Visit Kota Kinabatangan: Best Time to Go and What to Expect

The best time to visit Kota Kinabatangan is from March to October when the weather is dry and sunny. During this time, you can enjoy various outdoor activities and explore the town's top attractions. However, if you are looking for a quieter and more peaceful experience, you can visit Kota Kinabatangan during the off-season, which is from November to February. During this time, the weather can be rainy, but you can still enjoy the town's natural beauty and wildlife.

Traveling Around Kota Kinabatangan: Your Complete Guide

Kota Kinabatangan is a small town, and it is easy to travel around on foot or by bicycle. However, if you want to explore the surrounding areas, you can take a taxi or a bus. Most of the hotels and resorts in Kota Kinabatangan offer tour packages that include transportation and guided tours to the town's top attractions. If you prefer to explore the town on your own, you can rent a car or a motorbike from one of the rental shops in town. Just make sure to bring your international driver's license and follow the local traffic rules.