An eco-tourism property that utilises local people and environmentally sustainable practices, the Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge lies at the heart of the wildlife sanctuary. Its 33 rooms all come with en suite bathrooms and ceiling fans and hot water is supplied by solar heating. There are also 4 family rooms available. The restaurant overlooks the river itself and there is a guided nature trail behind the lodge. The lodge also runs regular river cruises along the Kinabatangan River.
If climbing Mount Kinabalu the second night's accommodation is a shared dorm, so take some ear plugs.