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#17 of 38 Specialty lodging in Sandakan
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Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free internet
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
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Family rooms
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I had the opportunity to meet Rose and live one of the most wonderful, authentic and rewarding experiences of my life. I visited Sandakan for a couple of days and decided to stay at Roses house. If you really want to live the REAL LOCAL EXPERIENCE, this is the place for you. I stayed at Roses personal house, It is a guesthouse but she lives there!!! She is such and incredible, open and interesting person. I spent hours talking to her, tasting her food and just sharing life experiences. Rose is the perfect host, She will take you around town to see and eat in the most popular places. food markets, swimming pool, etc. which is very convenient because public transportation and options are VERY limited in Sandakan town. The rooms at her house are comfortable and you have AC or Fan option. the neighbourhood is very safe and she can also schedule other trips for you ( Kinabatangan River, Sepilok, etc etc.) My visit to Borneo was INCREDIBLE but other than the things I saw, food I tried, places I vissited and explored... I have to say that having the FULL experience living with Rose and her Family made this trip unforgettable!! THANKS ROSE!!!
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An alright place to crash for a few days, shared bathroom, clean enough. Very friendly staff. Our aircon room was not well ventilated though, no window. The location is perfect to walk to the fish trading market and restaurants. Its basic and affordable.
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Ants everywhere. An insane amount in the kitchen area. So bad that if you stop moving for a second they are all over you. Also lots in the bathroom area. Witnessed a large rat run across the kitchen/seating area. Living/shared room area unusable due to all the staff sleeping in there. We read positive reviews about the owner, Rose, and booked our stay largely around that only to find out that Rose is rarely there. Staff can be very loud early in the morning. Easily heard through the thin doors/walls. Door locks at night and can be hard to find staff to assist. We have stayed in some really bad/pretty gross places while travelling through SEA-this was the worst. We booked the river tour through this guesthouse. If you plan to do that same, I would avoid Rose's and book directly through the guesthouse you stay at on the tour. Positives: Staff are friendly. Toast and Tea in the morning.
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We booked a tour with Rose at very short notice and we couldn't be happier with everything about our day out. Rose herself took us on a day trip around Sandakan, she was friendly, knowledgeable and fun. She made sure we had a great day and went above and beyond, inviting us to share in celebrating Hari Raya which we enjoyed beyond description. While we didn't stay at the Guesthouse itself, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Rose as a tour guide.
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Its just centre of the town Sandakan so Its really convenience location. Owner and worker are so friendly and helpful to talk with. Pretty reasonable as a tidy room with Free Wifi,Breakfast and towel. There are nice little outside space to chat or relax.
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$11 - $17 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
MalaysiaSabahSandakan DivisionSandakan
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