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Sipadan Water Village

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Tawau, Pulau Sipadan 91031 , Malaysia
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Sipadan Water Village
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

have been to SWV 3 times now. it's a sanctuary i return to almost every year but the last time i visited, i noticed that the place is getting older. some maintenance would probably do them some good. water pressure was getting lower and there was some funky smell in the bathroom. of course the view and the ambiance is... More

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Penang Island, Malaysia
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Allister from Aquatastic handled all my inquiries professionally and assured my dive holiday at Sipadan Water Village to be seamless. Transfers from the airport to the resort was smooth. Room looks a little tired and needs a face lift. Meals was not great but good enough to fill my growling stomach after many hours in the water. Staffs were friendly... More

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Kelowna, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We booked two water village rooms- one ocean view the other mainland. The ocean view well worth it! Paid extra for air conditioning- so we were further from dive shop. The dive staff was very attentive and equipment rental well run. The last day of diving we got our permit for Sipadan-it was Amazing!! We also did a night dive... More

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Singapore, Singapore
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

This is my second visit to swv after 4 years. The transport arrangements were efficient. In fact too efficient, that my request to detour to a local supermarket to get some essentials for my group of 6 in the van could not be entertained. The excuse given was there was no time (maybe the couple in the other van did... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Went with a group of 10 divers. It was booked for a week as an all inclusive. This included 3 dives a day. The price I thought was comparable to other week long dive resorts. The village is out over the water with wonderful views. It is an older resort which I found part of the charm. The staff was... More

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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

At the Dive Centre, there is a big board read "5 Star PADI Dive Resort". I utterly disagree with the signage given that the resort layout, service level, food, and staffs for the matter are terribly disappointing given that it should be a 5 star resort. Me and my friends were allocated the last chalet, which is very far away... More

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Sri Kembangan, Malaysia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Went there for 4D3N with a group of friends. The resort is a little run down but it's location and the sea view is mesmerising. The rooms would need some uplifting but generally it's clean and comfortable. Services were good and the staff were friendly and quick to help. The buffet was below average because of the limited choices and... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

We decided to stayed at two different resorts. Three nights at the Seaventures Dive Rig, which surpassed all of our expectation and five nights at the disappointing Sipadan Water Village resort (SWV). We paid $140 per night more for the Sipadan Water Village than for the dive rig, and if the room and cottage would be the only difference then... More

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

If you wanna go Sipadan, you have to stay at least 5 Days 4 Nights until your turn to get the permit to the Island. But we only stay 4 days 3 nights so doesn't get the chance to go Sipadan. Nice resort, good service, fascinating view from M105 room which is facing the sea. Just the snorkeling scene not... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Rooms need to be updated. There are sign of wear and tear. For honeymooners, suggest that you try SMART next door to Sipadan Water Village instead. It is more organized. Food is boring. Nothing appetizing after a great dive. It is not delicious at all. I was eating so that I have enough energy to continue my diving activities. There... More

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Also Known As:
Sipadan Water Village Hotel
Sipadan Water Village Hotel Pulau Sipadan
Sipadan Water Village Pulau
Sipadan Water Village Hotel Pulau
Address: Tawau, Pulau Sipadan 91031 , Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Pulau Sipadan
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 6 hotels in Pulau Sipadan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sipadan Water Village 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sipadan Water Village is a resort built entirely over the water on stilts. In its design, Sipadan Water Village has achieved near utopia in its layout, splendid water cottage accommodations with flowered sidewalks, wonderfully prepared Asian and Continental cuisine, and impeccable and personable service! The dive program is comparable to none as everyone at Sipadan Water Village has an attitude and passion for what the sea has to offer. ... more   less 

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