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Hotel Sandakan

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Block 83, 4th Ave, Town Centre, Sandakan 90000 , Malaysia
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Ranked #12 of 29 hotels in Sandakan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014
Stephen B Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in Sandakan before going to Kinabatangan. This was a very comfortable hotel with good service from the staff. Rooms were clean and functional. It's in a central location with good access to the seafront and restaurant.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
51 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

The hotel is withing walking distance to the waterfront and shopping alleys. A great location to stay with good value for money. We had a great 2 night stay, bed is comfortable .Coffee house serves great food especially the curry laksa. Delicious dim sum served by the waiting staff at Palm Garden except we prefer the Rice Noodle Rolls to... More

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Thank you for your good comments. We will continue to keep up our food qualities & services. Looking forward to serve you again at Hotel Sandakan. More

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150 reviews 150 reviews
59 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

There isn't a lot to do in Sandakan as it really is an overnight stopover on the way to other places. The hotel has a good location and the rooms were clean. Sandakan has been rebuilt since World War 2 and it's clear the city planning has not been well thought through. The city sprawls and a good urban planner... More

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186 reviews 186 reviews
61 hotel reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

In terms of location, this hotel is on the fringe of the Centre. The nicest bit of Sandakan City is the closest to the waterfront. I was put to stay at this hotel by a local tour company. All attributes of the hotel looked great on paper such as free WiFi, up to standard hotel room but the reality of... More

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Sandakan, Malaysia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I am a local here... staying in Sandakan. Therefore, as mentioned in the title, I will be reviewing on its chinese restaurant - Palm Garden (as I am unable to search for the review ONLY for it's restaurant :) ). This restaurant serves breakfast chinese dim sum ('non-halal' for Muslims) every morning. There are varieties of dim sum to choose... More

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11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Family room with 2 queen size bed. The room size is quite spacious. Comfortable enough to perform prayer. No carpet in the room is a PLUS for me. But seriously, the towel provided is really in bad condition. Breakfast buffet is so humble.

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This 3 star property's location right in the heart of Sandakan city is excellent for business & tourist travellers - being close to many eateries also. Though old, the hotel is very well managed with decent & clean rooms & also reasonably priced for this grade. Would certainly recommend it.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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90 reviews 90 reviews
32 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We didn't stay here but had lunch booked as part of Borneo Eco Tours. We arrived at 11.30 and all the food was already out on the buffet for lunch. It was nicely presented and the curry that i tried was very tasty, so were the prawns, but unfortunately was not warm. I asked if they had a microwave and... More

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16 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

We have not stayed here but beware, if you book a trip with Borneo Eco tours, you will have lunch here and maybe breakfast. The food is pretty ordinary. The food was buffet style, tasteless and cold. With Breakfast, the eggs were served very close to raw. It was cheap though and the service was ok.

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Guangzhou, China
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

The location is very good and you can be easy to visit other attractions nearby. The room is big and can be joinable when you stay with your families. The breakfast is OK even not too much can be chose.

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Also Known As:
Hotel Sandakan Sabah, Malaysia
Address: Block 83, 4th Ave, Town Centre, Sandakan 90000 , Malaysia
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Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sandakan
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #12 of 29 hotels in Sandakan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Sandakan 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Strategically located at town centre, Hotel Sandakan is only 20 minutes drive from the airport and within walking distance to business district, tourist attractions, centre market & the new shopping mall.We have 105 tastefully furnished rooms with 14 suites. They are fully equipped with all amenitiesneeded for a restful stay including complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, in-room safety box, minifridge and color TV with satellite channels.Our Palm Café at ground floor which offers local Malay food & Western cuisine. The Palm GardenChinese Restaurant located at 1st floor serves Dim Sum & Chinese cuisine. We have variety of function rooms, with the most up to date facilities to cater all types of events, ... more   less 
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