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Hotels in Tawau

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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
Hotels
TB 224 - 227, Lot 1 - 4, Jalan Bunga Fajar Complex, Tawau Town, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia, 91000
Impressive - 8.3 / 10(410)
BEDROOM Astana Hotel
Hotels
TB 4713, Lot 2, Tingkat Bawah, Jalan Dunlop, Tawau Town, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia, 91000
Convenient - 8.2 / 10(520)
LOBBY Borneo Royale Hotel
Hotels
Eastern Plaza Mile 1, Tawau Town, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia, 91000
Impressive - 8.3 / 10(589)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING Borneo Royale Hotel - Buy Now Stay Later
Hotels
Eastern Plaza Mile 1, Tawau Town, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia, 91000
BEDROOM Marco Polo Hotel Tawau
Hotels
Jalan Clinic, P.O Box 1003, Tawau Town, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia, 91008
Impressive - 8.5 / 10(628)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING 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 / 10(402)
BEDROOM Check Inn Hotel Tawau
Hotels
TB 248, Jalan Bunga, Tawau Town, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia, 91000
Impressive - 8.5 / 10(102)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING My Inn Hotel Tawau
Hotels
TB 254 A/B, Block 25, Jalan Dunlop, Tawau Town, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia, 91000
Impressive - 8.6 / 10(265)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING Prince Hotel Tawau
Hotels
TB 208 & 209, Jalan Bunga Off Jalan Masjid, Tawau Town, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia, 91010
Impressive - 8.5 / 10(170)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING Kingston Hotel Tawau
Hotels
TB 4581 - 4590, lOT 6 - 15, Ground Floor, Jalan Haji Karim, Tawau Town, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia, 91000
Convenient - 7.9 / 10(101)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING Cube Bed Station
Hostels
LOT B10, Semporna Seafront Resort Township, Taman Bandar Semporna, Semporna, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia, 91308
Impressive - 8.7 / 10(8)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING 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 / 10(92)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING 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 / 10(190)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING Kingston Executive Hotel Tawau
Hotels
TB 4703, Lot 3, Ground Floor, Jalan Haji Karim, Tawau Town, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia, 91000
Convenient - 8.2 / 10(58)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING Arung Hayat Semporna Lodge
Hotels
Peti Surat, Jalan Pinggir Bakau, Semporna, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia, 91308
Good - 6.8 / 10(25)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING TD Mutiara Hotel Semporna
Hotels
Lot 6 & 7, Block F, Bandar Mutiara, Jalan Hospital Pekan Hospital, Semporna, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia, 91300
Convenient - 8.2 / 10(23)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING T Hotel Tawau
Hotels
TB 251, Block 24, Town Extension 2, Jalan Bunga Raya, Tawau Town, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia, 91000
Convenient - 7.9 / 10(45)
BEDROOM De Choice Hotel
Hotels
TB 3023, Jalan Masjid, Tawau Town, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia, 91000
Convenient - 7.9 / 10(53)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING Sipadan Inn 2 Semporna
Hotels
Block B, Lot11-14, Semporna Seafront Township, Taman Bandar Semporna, Semporna, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia, 91307
Convenient - 7.9 / 10(29)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING Sipadan Inn 1 Semporna
Hotels
Block D, Lot No 19-24, Semporna Seafront Township, Taman Bandar Semporna, Semporna, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia, 91307
Convenient - 8.1 / 10(10)

Guest reviews in Tawau

8.3
Impressive

7321 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!

Ab
Aida b. M. N.
Marco Polo Hotel Tawau
6.9
/ 10
6.9
18 Mac 2020
Must improved breakfast menu. toilet not clean.
ZZ
Zainal Z.
Borneo Royale Hotel (Formerly known as Promenade Hotel Tawau)
5.9
/ 10
5.9
16 Mac 2021
1. Still have evidence of people smoking on non-smoking floor. Cigarettes' butts in front of lifts. 2. They cant even provide tea spoon in the room (stayed in junior suit most of the time). Excuse by housekeeping, they don't have the spoon. 3. TV's astro channels not active few times. Have made complaints at the counter. If this continues, will look for other accommodation.
AS
Arni S.
Astana Hotel
5.6
/ 10
5.6
4 Apr 2021
No hot water when I want to take a shower, dirty room and also the bathroom door is broken.
MT
Muhammad T. B. Z.
Shervinton Executive Boutique Hotel
8.8
/ 10
8.8
3 Apr 2021
The staffs were very accommodating, helpful. 😊
LS
Law S. K.
โรงแรม MB
8.4
/ 10
8.4
20 Nov 2019
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.
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sujie
My Inn Hotel Tawau
9.7
/ 10
9.7
9 Sep 2020
Room was clean and comfortable beside hotel has kfc and watsons and gurdian. Always stay here when travel to tawau.
II
Ibrahim I.
Heritage Hotel Tawau
7.0
/ 10
7.0
19 Dis 2020
The check in was okay. The room is spacious and cold as the ventilation is good. The water heater isn't functioning and the shower 🚿 head is rusted and leaked on the top. It's in the middle of city centre so you can easily get the food. And super speed Wi-Fi even inside your room. 👍🏻 I asked to be moved to the other room. The bathroom cubicle can't be closed. Worse, the floor is flooded with water 💦! Surely it's been quite sometime as the stain is obvious. And I can't charge my laptop as the unstable current for all ports (it works fine on the 1st room). So I booked the hotel at the opposite, Shervinton Boutique Hotel which offers free buffet breakfast for the same price!
MS
Mohd S. B. y.
Kingston Hotel Tawau
8.8
/ 10
8.8
12 Jul 2020
To have chance the iron. Because damaged

Most commonly asked questions in Tawau

What are the best areas to visit in Tawau?

The best areas to visit in Tawau are Semporna, Kunak, Tawau

How many hotels are listed in Tawau?

Currently, there are around 106 hotels that you can book in Tawau

Hotels in popular areas

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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