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“Decent enough hotel”
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Tanahmas Hotel
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Sibu
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20 reviews
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“Decent enough hotel”
Reviewed January 31, 2014

This hotel probably exceeded my expectations. The reception area is clean, spacious and welcoming. A very efficient check in process. My room was a decent enough size with a very clean bathroom.

I used the laundry service and that was efficient.

Breakfast was actually quite good, plentiful and varied.

Also decent enough value for money. Staff were always helpful.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Kuching, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2014

Went to Sibu last week, and choose to stay in Tanahmas Hotel. The price was reasonable with service provided. The room was clean & very comfortable. Location of this hotel is also good as you can easily find many shops & food stall nearby. There are also cinema just around the corner. Recommended to anyone coming to Sibu. :)

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Melbourne, Australia
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is a fair bit pricier than its nearby equivalents so it needs to get it right. Thankfully it did for us.

Our room was very well kept for a 3 star hotel. Everything was clean, everything worked properly, and it made us feel very relaxed after a day outside in the heat, humidity and monsoon rain.

We didn't try the breakfast buffet. Do yourself a favour and get some good street food at the nearby market upstairs or in one of the many cafes around. My brother who ate at the buffet said that it was OK, but nothing special.

It can get quite noisy at night if there's a function on. Our cousins who stayed on the fifth floor found it difficult to sleep due to a function below them. Make sure you ask for a room near the top. We were on the top floor and had no noise issues whatsoever.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed November 29, 2013

Check in was prompt. I booked one deluxe and one superior room and the rooms were quite spacious for our group of 5 adults and 2 kids. The in room dining was good, try the beef koay teow, it was superbly tasty! Breakfast selection wasn`t that much but still okay to have you fueled at the start of the day. I tried the gym, it had treadmills, stationary bikes and weights which is okay for me. Minus point though in terms of the gym location. It was right in front of an area where guests would hold BBQ dinners. So you would be literally exercising in front of hordes of guests enjoying the BBQ spread.

Overall, nice hotel at affordable price. Would recommend it to anyone visiting Sibu.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2013

my travel agent was unable to book anything in Sibu, so I took pot luck based on the reviews which were quite mixed. Price was great to start with. We were arriving at the airport at 9:35pm and I was concerned we would not be able to get in to the hotel that late and when I phoned (there was no website I could find) the english was really poor so I was still not convinced. However, when we arrived at 10pm (got an airport taxi coupon - the airport is miles away but the crazy taxi driver got us there in record time), it was open for business and the staff very friendly. The room was great. Clean, tidy and very comfortable and my husband's response (does LOTS of business travel, esp in Asia) was 'proper business hotel' as it was set up well with desk, etc. Everything worked, too, which was great. The only let down was breakfast, which was limited, and looked like it had sat there for a while. The steamed buns were tough, and I had to ask twice for my eggs, and when they arrived they were way overcooked. Very little in the fruit/cereal department, to the point we did not bother. Great location, just a block from the markets (which are sensation by the way!) and another block to the jetty, where we caught the express boat to Kuching (11:30 departure, 5h trip, every day, except rough weather). The only other odd thing was that when we arrived back at 11 (checkout 12), our room had already been made up for new guests, so we were reluctant to use anything to freshen up before we left, which was a little disappointing.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2013

Having stayed at Tanahmas about 5 years ago, the recent renovation has given it a fresh breath of life. The room have been updated to the modern designs with comfortable lounge chair and work table for the business traveller. The toilet has also been given a makeover but some areas are still lacking such as the bathtub and really old school fixed-on-the-wall hairdryer. The closet is particularly narrow but shouldn't be a problem if not staying more than 2-3 nights.

The hotel provides a pool, but it is really tiny perhaps by modern standards. There is a also a small gym which is adequate for a workout. Breakfast was OK, but you might find better food outside around the hotel. The service level was basic, just providing what you need and nothing more. I guess you shouldn't expect too much in a small town like Sibu.

All in all Tanahmas Hotel was pretty comfortable, clean and in good location.

Room Tip: High floor facing the river offers a nicer view.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

Glad that we made the right choice as we were undecided earlier to either choose RH hotel or this hotel after reading mixed reviews on the forum.
Hotel is strategically/centrally located. Airport coupon taxi is priced at RM35 to hotel/town. Central market & Express Boat Terminal is just a stone throw away (less than 5 minutes’ walk). The Pagoda temple & Night Market is also nearby. Try to get the permission from the staff to have access to the top of Pagoda for the great views of Rejang river & Sibu town.

Hotel room is clean & new, comes with ironing board, in-room safe deposit box, overhead shower & bathtub, etc. Bedding is comfortable and air-cond is powerful as well. Breakfast is average, the hotel should provide more choices to guests. Front desk staffs are friendly & check in was smooth. Didn’t swim at the pool (3rd floor) as it doesn’t look appealing enough, perhaps the hotel management should “beautify” and improve on it.

Around the hotel, the central market & night market (located at market road) is a must visit. If you fancy coffee, you may want to check out this coffee seller “Mui Hock 美福”which is located at “The Old Palace Theatre” behind the hotel. There are a few variants of coffee beans for sale, price ranging from RM18 to RM38 per kg. There is also a departmental store, souvenir shops & food stalls behind Tanahmas Hotel (next to Premier hotel). For shopping at Wisma Sanyan, it is about 10 minutes’ walk from the hotel.

For some suggestion of good food, you might want to try prawn noodle soup (RM30 per bowl) at Min Kong Café 明光餐廳 located at Jalan Bank (around the corner to Pagoda temple). Also, Laksa at Aloha café & ‘mee suah’ noodles at the central market. As for local delicacies, try the kompia at “Seng Kee” at market road.

Room Tip: Choose a room on higher floor with Rejang River view
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Tanahmas Hotel
Address: Lot 277 Block 5 | Jalan Kampung Nyabor, Sibu 96000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sarawak > Sibu
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Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Sibu
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tanahmas Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 120
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