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3.0 of 5 Resort   |   P.O. Box 15571, 88864 Kota Kinabalu | Mabul Island, Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia
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Mabul Water Bungalows
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Pulau Sipadan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned home after a 12 day trip to Sabah. The 5 nights and 6 days at Borneo Villa 3 at Mabul Water Bungalows were wondeful. Staff were excellent and even though we have had holidays where the diving has been better we have never stayed at such an idyllic location. The villa was superb, pricey by Malaysian... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect location, lovely room and facilities and the staff are phenomenal. Our dive master was great. Will definitely be back. Can't recommend enough. The spa is not to be missed for their massages. Not sure about the food complaints as we found it to be surprisingly good in terms of taste and variety, particularly when you consider everything has to... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 6 nights and all I can say is that we had an amazing time here and we loved every minute of our stay. From our arrival by the 45 minute boat journey we were greeted with a friendly smile from Jenny who proved to be equally as helpful, friendly and nice throughout our stay. She always... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Second time round to Sipadan after staying at Kapalai we decided to check out Mabul Water Bungalow (SMART). Dissapointment from day 1 starting with our booking. Unlike Kapalai which was clear we felt misleaded SMART.saying that they resolved it amicably. Then regarding dives permits to Sipadan. Again we saw people going there 3 times in a row while we only... More 

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

the hotel is beautiful, the bungalows are spacious and clean. i would say the shower needed renovation. the perk is the sundeck! i loved it, and could do nude sunbathing :) food was a bit disappointing but i enjoyed the BBQ night with the prawns. rest of time, buffet was average and breakfast poor. the service was friendly and professional... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I have to say that the place is really beautiful and the diving and snorkelling fantastic!! It is for sure one of the nicest place in the world, and the services to take us to Sipadan or to dive/snorkel were fine. On the other hand I would like to point out some of the negative things that we met on... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The resort itself is beautiful (definitely the best looking on the island) and all the staff were very friendly and welcoming. It's a bit expensive but you pay a premium for the location! On arrival we had an in-depth briefing for both the land and water bungalow resorts (which you can walk between in 10mins, or cycle on the bikes... More 

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Köping, Västmanlands Län, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This place take a while to get to. 2,5 hours in car from the airport (pick up included) and then about 45 minutes with speedboat out into the sea. When you arrive it is breathe taking, the staff has an carful review over the facilities and activities. This place is perfect for divers and snorkelers, you can also access Sipadan... More 

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SMARTDIVERS, Director of Sales at Mabul Water Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear Michael, Good to know you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for writing your positive review especially to Eva and Yusri. I will pass on your message to them. We hope to serve you again in the near future. More 

Brill, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Travelled as part of our Honeymoon. Booking things was a bit tedious as there was a lot of paperwork to send back and forth. But once done was so glad! Transfer from Tawau Airport was seamless, clean Minibus and well maintained boat to the island. ONce on the Island, luggage was wisked away and was found later in our room.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

What a wonderful resort. We were transferred to the bungalows from the beach resort by buggy, for our arranged 5 night stay. All our luggage was collected from the beach resort and taken into our room. We didn't have to lift a finger. We loved the Beach resort, but on arrival here, it was like arriving at the Ritz!!. The... More 

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Address: P.O. Box 15571, 88864 Kota Kinabalu | Mabul Island, Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Pulau Sipadan
Hotel Class:3 star — Mabul Water Bungalows 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
Mabul Water Bungalows Hotel Pulau Sipadan
Mabul Water Hotel
Mabul Water Resort

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