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Seafest Hotel Jalan Kastam, Semporna 91308 Malaysia
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#1 of 47 hotels in Semporna
Location
3.9
Cleanliness
3.5
Service
3.5
Value
3.7

Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Semporna, Seafest Hotel is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Seafest Hotel makes it easy to enjoy the best of Semporna.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a desk, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel.

Seafest Hotel features a 24 hour front desk, room service, and a concierge, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts a pool and free breakfast. If you are driving to Seafest Hotel, free parking is available.

If you’re looking to experience local food favorites like shrimp, consider a visit to Ocean Treasure Live Seafood Restaurant, which is not far from Seafest Hotel.

Should time allow, Sabah is a popular attraction that is within walking distance.

Whether you’re traveling for business, pleasure or both, Seafest Hotel is sure to make your visit to Semporna one worth remembering.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Meeting rooms
Massage
Baggage storage
Parking
Wifi
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Salon
Steam room
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Desk
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Safe
Bottled water
Coffee / tea maker
On-demand movies
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
Malay

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Grade: 59 out of 100
19Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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Iris T wrote a review Sep 2022
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
Horrible old hotel, extremely lack of maintenance, dark and creepy corridor like horror movie. I think the only reason it is still running is they are right next to the jetty pick up spot. Very dirty and stain everywhere, including bedsheets and towels. We didn't even want to touch anything, just stayed one night and left for island hopping.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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TuttiAli wrote a review Jan 2022
Pulau Tioman, Malaysia19 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed 7 days in Semporna in 3 didferent resorts including Seafest Hotel. Pricing wise, it is way much affordable than other resort with similar facilities. They provide free breakfast and the hotel is equipped with gym and swimming pool and kids would definitely love it! Seafest is the most decent hotel in Semporna with hot water that works, clean spacious room with coffee making facilities, safe deposit box & fridge. We stayed in family room facing the jetty and my husband enjoy watching the fisherman unloading tons of fishes from the boat every morning. However you can smell the fish if you’re at the pool but that’s not so bad given the fact that there’s market nearby as well. The hotel is also strategically located so if you plan on island hopping it would be very convenient. Lots of seafood restaurants with affordable price and cafes nearby including Starbucks, Secret Recipe, Tealive. If you want to try the local food, Semporna town is just 5 mins drive and if you prefer it is also walking distance. Definitely choice of stay for my upcoming trip.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Parking available, lits of Seafood restaurants nearby.
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Roy wrote a review Feb 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia3 contributions
Checked in twice within a month. Thanks to staff. They attended to any queires promptly. Heard ther were bugs from other comments but good to say bugs were gone during my stays. room relatively big for two person and price are reasonable.it comes with free breakfast. Brekafast spread resonable.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Klaas S wrote a review Dec 2019
Renkum, The Netherlands472 contributions193 helpful votes
When approaching Seafest Hotel the suggestion of a 4/5 star hotel is raised. But finally inside the interior, especially the corridors and rooms, look outdated. Nevertheless the services are generally okay, the breakfast is extensive, mainly focussed on Asian/Chines guests, but enough choice if you like a "Western" style breakfast. The swimmingpool on the third is enclosed by walls so if you are claustofobic.... The hotel is situated near a small shopping mall with supermarket and Chinese run restaurant. The jetties to the many islands are all closeby.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: Ask for the rooms at the waterfront: you will not be waked up at 5 am by the imam for a prayer if...
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juergen p wrote a review Oct 2019
Thailand2168 contributions234 helpful votes
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spend several nights there, on good rate, at February they just finished with new part opposite side-so our rooms have been brand new. Not perfect so, as partly place was not finished, but compared to other places in Semporna this is splendid - breakfast was always good and excellent as buffet. We got broken and too old used towels, the bathroom was not completed, but in Sabah this is still the standard, so no worries, if everything else is fine.... If we ever go back there to Semporna we will choose this hotel
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Room Tip: opposite Hotel - new building with large balcony - high floor - dream view
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lockettorres wrote a review Jul 2019
Taipei, Taiwan109 contributions88 helpful votes
We stayed here for three nights. The rooms are quite spacious and the bathroom was clean. However, although the hotel looks new from the outside it is rather tired-looking inside and the decoration is rather old-fashioned and drab. The breakfast buffet was ok with a good fresh fruit selection. However most of the other offerings leaned towards Asian tastes. The swimming pool is on the third floor and has a concrete wall around it so it feels very enclosed and certainly not somewhere you'd want to spend the whole day. The gym was ok but the machines are old. The staff were friendly enough at check-in. However, when we discovered the travel agent, who has an office in the hotel lobby, was not there, they couldn't help us to track him down. Apparently they couldn't make an external call to find him which I found very strange and they didn't offer any other solution. Overall the hotel met our basic requirements but was nothing special.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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wjtan7 wrote a review Jun 2019
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia61 contributions39 helpful votes
Knowing it's an old hotel, so didn't have much expectation for it. The room was clean, the adults pool seems cleaner than kid's pool but my daughter enjoyed it nonetheless. The buffet breakfast was good. Very near to the jetty so it's a great place for tourists who just returned from their island trips. There are restaurants nearby but food served quite slowly. Please be prepared to wait.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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m c wrote a review May 2019
Miami, Florida80 contributions33 helpful votes
Had to stay overnight to catch the boat to Mabul Island. I had paid for the room in full before I arrived there. when checking in, the receptionist wanted me to pay more for the room. I told him I already had paid and showed him the receipt. Then he said I had to pay the tourist tax, which wasn't much, but I did not have Malaysian dollars because I just came in from a long flight. He made me pay it. I changed money at the hotel. It cost me $10 to change $50 US!! He could have charged the tax at check out. The hotel does serve a decent buffet breakfast. The hotel is old and the hallway carpet is filthy. Rooms are average at best. The place needs an over-all cleanup.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the fishing doc as the boats come in very early and start making a racket.
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Magste wrote a review Apr 2019
Perth, Australia230 contributions30 helpful votes
This hotel seems to live on its slogan as the "first business hotel in Semporna". It looks a bit tired, both lifts in reception out of order, you had to drag bags up stairs to get to the backup lifts (god knows how anyone in a wheelchair would manage). No offer of help w bags etc, staff were more professionally polite than helpful. Most greetings we got from the cleaners and maintenance staff, not front office. Room itself was comfortable enough, so no complaints there. Breakfast buffet was ok as well. The hotel seems to run the surrounding restaurants, ate at the one on the jetty. Service was patchy and food pretty bland. As a stopover hotel before heading to the islands its good, close to all the travel agency offices, but it feels like they live on their reputation and location rather than willingness to improve and service.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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salima wrote a review Feb 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2 contributions
Very basic but clean. Near the jetty and also quite easy to walk into town centre. good seafood nearby at reasonable prices. Rooms were clean. bathroom needs sprucing up. A little outdated and dirty in some places.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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PRICE RANGE
$28 - $51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
MalaysiaSabahSemporna DistrictSemporna
NUMBER OF ROOMS
143
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Frequently Asked Questions about Seafest Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Seafest Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Sabah (0.4 miles) and White Wetland (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Seafest Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Seafest Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Seafest Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Seafest Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fat Mother Semporna, Summer Breeze Cafe, and Buddy Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Seafest Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Seafest Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Semporna.
Is Seafest Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.