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SWIMMING_POOL Sabah Hotel Sandakan

Sabah Hotel Sandakan

Sandakan Town, Sandakan
(417 Reviews)
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Four Points By Sheraton Sandakan

Sandakan Town, Sandakan
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Sabah Hotel Sandakan, Four Points By Sheraton Sandakan
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Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC), Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)

Guest reviews in Sandakan Town

2,160 reviews from hotels in Sandakan Town with aggregated rating of 8.5/10.
Review from various users that have stayed in Sandakan Town will help you to choose the perfext hotel easily!
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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.
Syazwan B. A.
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23 Sep 2023
Price goes up 260/- for king size bed. Those days 140/- only. Nice place to stay byt price not resonable already only the prise they can't show me the rate. When wslk in.
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.
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/ 10
20 Oct 2022
I mean, its worth with the price. The room has everything you need. I mean, the expensive hotel doesn't have wht you have. Its a compliment. I have a best stay at your hotel 😇.
Rozman Ruakin
20 Apr 2023
Service yang sangat memuaskan dan kebersihan adalah sangat baik.
Chan K. K.
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12 Mar 2022
Toilet cannot flush, room not clean.


Mention the state of Sabah and the thought of Sandakan would usually follow suit. This is unsurprising given the town’s rich history and its significance in contributing to the region. Formerly known as Elopura, the town which is located on the east coast of Sabah, was once the administrative capital of the old British North Borneo. Its strategic geographical location encouraged the British North Borneo Company to develop new settlements as far back as 1879, resulting in its growth as a commercial centre for trading. Unsurprisingly, much dispute was made over control over the town, resulting in struggles between several colonial powers in the region, until stability was established by the Madrid Protocol of 1885. While the war has shifted the capital to Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan’s importance persists as a point for oil, coffee, timber exports and lives on through the manufacturing and fishing industries present.

How to Get There

Within the town itself, Sandakan is connected by roads maintained by the government. From the west coast of Sabah, Sandakan is only accessible through Federal Route 22 while from the south, Sandakan can be connected through Lahad Datu, Kunak, Semporna and Tawau, which forms part of the Pan Borneo Highway. Bus, minivans and taxi services to and from can be found consistently. By air, Sandakan is privileged to have its own airport, with a lone international flight connecting it to its sister city in the Philippines, Zamboanga City. On the local scene, the airport caters to flights from Kota Kinabalu (40 mins), Kuching, Kuala Lumpur as well as the occasional flights to other rural areas in East Malaysia. Both the roads and airport are currently being improved in anticipation for larger crowds and the demands that come with them. A point to note is while a ferry terminal exists to connect the town to places such as Zamboanga City and Tawi-Tawi, there have been calls for its temporary suspension owing to the influx of illegal immigrants.

Tourist Attractions

Sandakan Heritage Trail

This trail may perhaps be your best route in discovering Sandakan’s treasures. Beginning from the century-old Masjid Jamik near Wisma Sandakan, travellers will then make their way to Pryer Memorial, in honour of the town’s founder. A walk up the Stairs of a Hundred Steps will then lead you to the house of Agnes Keith, celebrated author of Land Below the Wind. The house provides a glimpse of life in the North Borneo of old, one well experienced with tea at the gardens of the English Tea House next door, topped with breezy breath-taking views overlooking Sandakan and it’s harbour. From there, continue on to St. Michael's and All Angels Church, Sam Sing Kung (Three Saints) Temple and Goddess of Mercy Temple. All in all, this trip promises to demonstrate the diversity and history of Sandakan, at a pace most convenient to all.

Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

It has been said that any trip to Borneo would be incomplete without a trek through the rainforests and on doing so, it would arguably also be amiss to not catch sight of the ‘one of a kind’ creature, the endangered orangutan. Founded in 1964, the 43-km square large Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre is currently the home of approximately 60-80 orangutans, living freely within the centre. Here, visitors will get the opportunity to look at rehabilitation efforts such as medical care, diet supplementation as well as training of skills considered vital especially for the young orphaned infants. While there can never be guarantees of wild orangutan sightings, animal lovers can nevertheless take solace in knowing that every contribution made will go towards the survival of the species for generations to come.


Four Points by Sheraton

More than just a roof over one’s head, Four Points by Sheraton is a great option to consider for lodging within Sandakan. Strategically located in the heart of the town, guests are welcomed to choose from a selection of rooms ranging from Deluxe, Club to Executive Suites, all with reliable Wi-Fi connection and an optional breakfast selection. In addition, having a 24-hour manned front desk ensures that assistance is never far away. While there, don’t forget to drop by their restaurant and swimming pool, complete with a sunset view that promises to live long in your memories.

Sabah Hotel Sandakan

Almost in any aspect of life, location is key and here in Sabah Hotel Sandakan, it is a value worthy to note. With attractions such as the Agnes Keith Home and St Michael and All Angels Church in striking distance, guests are thus welcomed to stay from a selection of rooms ranging from Junior, Deluxe to Superior classes, all with reliable free Wi-Fi and with the optional breakfast selection. To add, the premises also offer services of convenience such as a free parking lot, a restaurant surrounded by lush greeneries and a swimming pool catering to individuals and whole families alike.

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