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Tawau, located in the south-east coast of Sabah, is the third largest town in this state after Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan. As it is surrounded by the ocean, one of the best thing to do here is to feast out on their fresh, juicy and super affordable seafood. Attractions here include Tawau Hills Park and Teck Guan Cocoa Museum. Love the sun, sea and sand? Then you should totally check out the Tawau hotels here for the best holiday.

Popular hotels in Tawau

EXTERIOR_BUILDING Shervinton Executive Boutique Hotel

Shervinton Executive Boutique Hotel

Hotels
TB 224 - 227, Lot 1 - 4, Jalan Bunga Fajar Complex, Tawau Town, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia, 91000
Impressive
8.3
(416)
BEDROOM Astana Hotel

Astana Hotel

Hotels
TB 4713, Lot 2, Tingkat Bawah, Jalan Dunlop, Tawau Town, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia, 91000
Convenient
8.2
(527)
LOBBY Borneo Royale Hotel

Borneo Royale Hotel

Hotels
Eastern Plaza Mile 1, Tawau Town, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia, 91000
Impressive
8.3
(621)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING Borneo Royale Hotel - Buy Now Stay Later

Borneo Royale Hotel - Buy Now Stay Later

Hotels
Eastern Plaza Mile 1, Tawau Town, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia, 91000
BEDROOM Marco Polo Hotel Tawau

Marco Polo Hotel Tawau

Hotels
Jalan Clinic, P.O Box 1003, Tawau Town, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia, 91008
Impressive
8.5
(645)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING MB Hotel

MB Hotel

Hotels
TB 339 Jalan Masjid, Tawau Town, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia, 91000
Located in Tawau, MB Hotel is minutes from Tawau District Library and close to Hospital Besar Tawau. This hotel is within close proximity of Tawau Golf Club.
Impressive
8.6
(405)
BEDROOM Check Inn Hotel Tawau

Check Inn Hotel Tawau

Hotels
TB 248, Jalan Bunga, Tawau Town, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia, 91000
Impressive
8.5
(103)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING My Inn Hotel Tawau

My Inn Hotel Tawau

Hotels
TB 254 A/B, Block 25, Jalan Dunlop, Tawau Town, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia, 91000
Impressive
8.6
(275)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING Prince Hotel Tawau

Prince Hotel Tawau

Hotels
TB 208 & 209, Jalan Bunga Off Jalan Masjid, Tawau Town, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia, 91010
Impressive
8.5
(182)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING Kingston Hotel Tawau

Kingston Hotel Tawau

Hotels
TB 4581 - 4590, lOT 6 - 15, Ground Floor, Jalan Haji Karim, Tawau Town, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia, 91000
Convenient
7.9
(117)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING Cube Bed Station & Tours Sdn Bhd

Cube Bed Station & Tours Sdn Bhd

Hostels
LOT B10, Semporna Seafront Resort Township, Taman Bandar Semporna, Semporna, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia, 91308
Impressive
8.8
(9)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING City Garden Hotel

City Garden Hotel

Hotels
TB, 457 & 458, 1st Floor to 3rd Floor, TB 459, Lot 92,93 & Block M Bandar Sabindo, Tawau Town, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia, 91000
Impressive
8.9
(94)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING Heritage Hotel Tawau

Heritage Hotel Tawau

Hotels
TB 210 - 213, Jalan Bunga, Fajar Complex, Tawau Town, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia, 91000
When you stay at Heritage Hotel in Tawau, you'll be near the beach and minutes from Tawau District Library and Wisma Persekutuan Tawau. This hotel is within close proximity of Bukit Gemok Forest Reserve and Hospital Besar Tawau.
Impressive
8.3
(200)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING Kingston Executive Hotel Tawau

Kingston Executive Hotel Tawau

Hotels
TB 4703, Lot 3, Ground Floor, Jalan Haji Karim, Tawau Town, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia, 91000
Convenient
8.1
(68)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING TD Mutiara Hotel Semporna

TD Mutiara Hotel Semporna

Hotels
Lot 6 & 7, Block F, Bandar Mutiara, Jalan Hospital Pekan Hospital, Semporna, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia, 91300
Convenient
8.2
(31)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING T Hotel Tawau

T Hotel Tawau

Hotels
TB 251, Block 24, Town Extension 2, Jalan Bunga Raya, Tawau Town, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia, 91000
Convenient
7.8
(46)
BEDROOM De Choice Hotel

De Choice Hotel

Hotels
TB 3023, Jalan Masjid, Tawau Town, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia, 91000
Convenient
7.7
(68)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING Sipadan Inn 2 Semporna

Sipadan Inn 2 Semporna

Hotels
Block B, Lot11-14, Semporna Seafront Township, Taman Bandar Semporna, Semporna, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia, 91307
Convenient
7.9
(32)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING Sipadan Inn 1 Semporna

Sipadan Inn 1 Semporna

Hotels
Block D, Lot No 19-24, Semporna Seafront Township, Taman Bandar Semporna, Semporna, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia, 91307
Convenient
8.2
(12)
BEDROOM Laksama Executive & Boutique Hotel

Laksama Executive & Boutique Hotel

Hotels
No 10, Jalan Dunlop, Tawau Town, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia, 91000
Convenient
7.5
(29)

Guest reviews in Tawau

8.3
Impressive
7,508 reviews from hotels in Tawau with aggregated rating of 8.3/10.
Review from various users that have stayed in Tawau will help you to choose the perfext hotel easily!
MM
Great breakfast. They serve it to your room around 7.30 in the morning.
Hm
To comfortable to stay. So beautyful place and recomended.
AS
5.6
/ 10
5.6
No hot water when I want to take a shower, dirty room and also the bathroom door is broken.
MT
The staffs were very accommodating, helpful. 😊
LS
8.4
/ 10
8.4
The hotel and facilities actually are a bit old. But overall it is worth to stay with this price. One thing to complain is about wifi signal is not strong enough. The room that is located far from wifi router totally cannot receive any wifi signal.
Hb
Good place to stay near to kfc and pasar mlm.
IH
The best hotel in tawau. Very comfortable. Love it. And very good service. Friendly staff. Recommendedhotel.
It 's a bit difficult to get a parking space. Place just close by restaurant. 👍.
SB
Super satisfying 😍 definitely would come again

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Currently, there are around 112 hotels that you can book in Tawau

About

Tawau was first mentioned on a map in 1857 by the name Tawao. Depending on where the story came from form the name Tawau. According to the Tidong community, it came from the fishing hook that they called ‘tawau’ which they left for the fish to be hooked when the British came to the river and asked for the name of the river. As they did not understand the exact question in English, they thought to mention ‘Tawau’ as to demonstrate what they were doing at the time. Hence, it became the name of the river and Tawau itself.

The Bugis community said that ‘tawau’ means ‘ownership’. As for the Cocos Islander community, they said it came from the word ‘tawar’ which means tasteless or powerless as whenever people entered Tawau, their power became useless or ‘tawar’.

Tawau is the third largest town in Sabah, Malaysia. Tawau is bordered by the Celebes Sea to the south, the Sulu Sea to the east and shares an inland border with north Kalimantan. Nearly 70% of the area surrounding Tawau is mountainous. The main town areas are divided into three sections, namely Fajar, Sabindo and Tawau Lama. Fajar is a commercial area, Sabindo is a plaza while Tawau Lama or Old Tawau is the original part of Tawau.

Locals in Tawau or the Bajau mostly speaks Bahasa Melayu with the Sabahan accent. Bahasa Melayu in Tawau also has been influenced by the Indonesian language spoken by the Buginese, Florenese and Timorese. The Bajau language on the west coast has been influenced by the Brunei Malay language while the Bajau language on the east coast has similarities with Phillipines’ Sama language and several borrowed words from Suluk language. Hakka Chinese is widely spoken by Tawau Chinese.

How to Get There

By Plane

Tawau Airport is the second largest airport in Sabah and has flights linking Tawau to domestic destinations which include Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur and Kuching. MASWings handle flight to smaller towns or rural areas in Sabah.

By Car

Most Tawau major internal roads are dual-carriageways. The only highway route connects Tawau – Semporna – Kunak – Lahad Datu – Sandakan. This is part of the Pan Borneo Highway.

Regular bus services and taxis operate in Tawau town. The short distance trips carry passengers to Sandakan and Semporna. The long distance trips carry passengers to Beaufort, Kundasang, Kota Kinabalu, Lahad Datu, Papar, Ranau, Simpang Ranau, Sipitang and Telupid. Other option is the daily ferry service between Tawau’s sea port and the northeastern Kalimantan.

Tourist Attractions

Among the tourist attractions in Tawau are Tawau Bell Tower, Tawau Harbour and Teck Guan Cocoa Museum. The Tawau Bell Tower was built to commemorate the close relationship between Japan and Great Britain post World War I. Tawau Harbour is popular among island hoppers as transit point to Sabah islands nearby including Sipadan, Mabul, Kapalai and Mataking islands as well as several Indonesian islands including Nunukan, southern Sebatik and Tarakan. Tawau is one of the top cocoa production centres in Malaysia founded in 1970s by Datuk Seri Panglima Hong Teck Guan. Visiting the Teck Guan Cocoa Museum allow visitors to gain knowledge on cocoa production in Tawau.

The Tawau International Cultural Festival is an annual event, first held in 2011. The festival feature a variety of exhibitions, vendors and entertainment targeting nearly 20,000 spectators around the world.

Hotels

Prince Hotel

A great hotel situated in Tawau. A simple hotel with decent facilities.

Hotel Emas Tawau

Hotel Emas Tawau has a very good location. It offers splendid service together with wide range of facilities provided.

Astana Hotel

One of the most common preferred hotel situated in Tawau. This hotel is likable by many tourist travelling solo, accompanied with friends or family.

MB Hotel

For family vacation or leisure, this place provides a satisfactory comfort during your stay in Tawau.

City Garden Hotel

This hotel is a perfect choice for people seeking a luxurious treat for holiday. Get the most excellent services and make your stay a memorable experience.

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