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NAK Hotel

Block 29 Jalan Pelabuhan Lama, Sandakan 90708, Malaysia
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Ranked #7 of 29 Hotels in Sandakan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2010
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2010

We booked this hotel after reviewing a few of the guide books and saw it was rated 2* in a local guide. We were really pleased when we arrived and saw our room. The hotel was renovated in 2007 and I would rate the hotel as a good 3 star hotel. The rooms are a good size with air conditioning... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2009

The staff here are very helpful, the rooms are good value, bathrooms very nice, if i was to complain then I'd say they are rather noisy in the morning, but that's as it's right by the bus station. The rooftop is simply stunning, they do amazing food, the scenery is great, the decor couldnt be more perfect! Definitely reccommend.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2009

Similar to other reviews, the hotel was being renovated during stay. Rooms fine but bathrooms v basic. Also no curtains so light wakes you up early. Good value though. Englidh Tea rooms v good after hot day and nice views across bay, also Lady in Tourist very helpful

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2009

The hotel was currently undergoing renovations when we stayed there. The rooms were okay but bathrooms were basic, still this is was an unrenovated room that we stayed in. Rooftop bar area was fabulous and a great spot for watching the sunset.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2009

The roof bar is probably the best bar I have been to in Sabah after living here for 2 years. It is totally relaxing with big day beds, comfy chairs and views over the south china sea. The food is ok price and the drink is not too expensive. The food does all come at different times though! Breakfast is... More 

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Juneau, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2009

My husband and I also stayed at the Nak for one night following a jungle trip. While the hotel is definitely rundown, it has real character and a certain, if flawed, charm. Our room was quite clean, the air conditioning was powerful, and the bed was quite comfortable. Staff was friendly and helpful, and we were able to check in... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2009

We stayed at the Nak Hotel for one night on our way back from a river trip. The location is great - right in the middle of the city near the harbour and main bus station. Our room was huge with a large comfortable bed, lounges and separate bathroom and great air conditioning. It had real character and style -... More 

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Vancouver,Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2009

Stayed here 2 nights. The hotel feels quite old . Hallways are dark and dismal and have a strange smell(?mildew). The room we had was basic but clean,and had 3 large, angled windows that provided a great view over the port. One wall was painted red which went with the overall red/Chinese theme of the hotel. Bamboo shades partially covered... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2009

The positives: Staff were friendly, the AC eventually cooled the room, and the rooftop bar was pretty good, and seems to be a hangout place for the young people in Sandakan. We had a couple of good drinks and the seafood bisque was surprisingly good. We stayed for less than 12 hours - in late one evening, out early the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2009

Nak hotel was a real refreshing treat after touring most of Sandakan. It stands out from the neighboring buildings with its reds and its grandiose decor, remarkably so without looking pretentious. Service staff were always waiting on us and willing to go out of their way. Its rooftop bar was the most delightful part of our stay i must say.... More 

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Address: Block 29 Jalan Pelabuhan Lama, Sandakan 90708, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sandakan
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Number of rooms: 24
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