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Nature Lodge Sepilok

2.5-star2.5 stars
Jalan Sepilok, Sandakan, 90009, Malaysia

Lodge with restaurant, near Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • After a lot of research we decided to stay here for 1nt on our travels around Borneo. ..…Mar 2, 2020
  • Location was fantastic for the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and Sun Bears.Feb 17, 2020

Nature Lodge Sepilok

from NZ$82
  • Double Room
  • Twin Room
  • Basic Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

What’s around Nature Lodge Sepilok


  • Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary - 14 min walk
  • Rainforest Discovery Centre - 8 min walk
  • Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre - 0.8 mi / 1.2 km
  • Sandakan Memorial Park - 8.3 mi / 13.3 km
  • Sandakan Rainforest Park - 12.1 mi / 19.4 km
  • Puu Jih Shih Temple - 14 mi / 22.5 km
  • Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary - 14.1 mi / 22.7 km
  • Agnes Keith House - 15 mi / 24.1 km

Getting around

  • Sandakan (SDK) - 20 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 10 cabins
  • Arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 2 PM-9:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 10 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free onsite self parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

The manager

The manager

Speaks: English, Malay.

At the property

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Working away
  • Business center
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Malay

In the cabin

Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Mango Garden Sepilok - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Nature Lodge Sepilok’s small print

Also known as

  • Nature Lodge Sepilok Sandakan
  • Nature Lodge Sepilok Lodge
  • Nature Lodge Sepilok Sandakan
  • Nature Lodge Sepilok Lodge Sandakan


Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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

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; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

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.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

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).

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges 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 July 1, 2021. 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

Rollaway beds are available for MYR 70 per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of MYR 53.00 per person (roundtrip)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Nature Lodge Sepilok

  • Does Nature Lodge Sepilok offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Nature Lodge Sepilok does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Nature Lodge Sepilok?
    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 gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Nature Lodge Sepilok?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Nature Lodge Sepilok?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Nature Lodge Sepilok?
    You can check in from 2 PM - 9:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Nature Lodge Sepilok?
    Yes, Mango Garden Sepilok offers American cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Kantin Sepilok (7-min walk), Keruing Cafe (12-min walk), and Mama Wati's (12-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Nature Lodge Sepilok?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is MYR 53.00 per person roundtrip.
  • What is there to do at Nature Lodge Sepilok and nearby?
    Nature Lodge Sepilok has a garden.

Recent reviews

Very good 8.4 From 22 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
We arrived here after spending some time in kinabatangan river. We decided to book for two nights: Day 1: We checked out the sunbear rehabilitation center. Day 2: We dedicated the whole day checking out the orangtuan sancturary. Both locations are 10 minute walk from the hotel. The road doesn't have side walks but its a nicely paved road and the drivers are safe and go slow for pedestrias. The hotel is also next door to the discovery rainforest park, we didnlt check it out but we been told is awesome and includes suspension bridges. That being said the hotel is located in a convinient location. They have a resturant on premise, another resturant/cafe across the street and a very photogenic resturant by the orangutan sancturary called lake bistro or on the lake, recomment going there for a drink or lunch. All in all you can easily spend two or 3 nights here and not feel rushed. The rooms are very clean and beds are very comfortable. The customer service is superb and I highly recommend this hotel. It is also 20 min from Sandakan airport and you can easily hire a car with the grab app with. Is cheaper then arranging transportation via taxi or through the hotel.
ca2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing place, only 1k from orangutan sanctuary. Clean and spacious room.
gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing place in the middle of the nature. The staff was really helpful and polite
gb1 night romance trip
Good 6.0
We did get to stay at The nature lodge as we were moved to the Jungle resort instead!
au3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Staff went out of their way to make the stay very comfortable
Scott, us3 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Staff was helpful and friendly. Facility was 15-minute walk to Sun Bear and Orangutan sanctuaries, so was very convenient. Arranged pickup at airport, but pickup did not happen. Staff helped when our next hotel was canceled. Food at on-site restaurant was good &reasonably priced at dinner, but breakfast was lacking in variety. Fruit was limited.
us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
The resort was amazing, tranquil and relaxing. Our cabin was fab with a sunken bath, we even had a resident fruit bat above our door ( cabin14) right round the resort away from the restaurant area. The sounds from the rainforest made it so peaceful. We spent 4 nights but probably 3 would have been enough to see everything.
gb4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
A very lovely place to stay. The rooms are large, cool and comfy. Everything is very clean, the staff couldn't be more friendly and helpful, and we loved the outside bathroom.
gb4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great stay. It is a quiet place, not much to do after sunset. Adie is super helpful. Don't rely on the shops opening hours but you can get water refill in the restaurant. Deposit 30rm wanted for stay in a dorm and high rates for any damage you might cause.
Sarka, my1 night trip
Good 6.0
Nice location close to the wildlife centres. The room was clean and comfortable. No bar fridge, so had to buy cold drinks from the shop. The restaurant is only open at meal times, so no meal options if hungry outside these hours. We were also turned away at lunch because of tour buses. No communication about the need to book. Meals were slow (45mins plus) but nice. Breakfast was ok but not buffet as advertised. Wifi only works outside the tour shop and there is limited transport available if you want to go somewhere else for the day. Not really anywhere else to sit during the day except your room, there is no pool or bar to go to. There is an outdoor reception area you can sit but it's not air conditioned and it felt a little bit like we were intruding into the managers family space. Overall it is a great spot for 1 or 2 nights, any longer and it gets a bit hard to take ( we stayed 4).
au4 night trip

Nature Lodge Sepilok