We went to May fair hotel after getting a recommendation from the taxi driver and a local tourist office. The hotel looks pretty simple from the outside, almost not worth getting in .. But when we went upstairs we were positively suprised, great rooms, basic though very clean, good working ac, flat screen with a DVD player (and there is a huge DVD collection which you may use for free, GREAT!). Hot shower available, fantastic big towels, big mirror and big beds . The rooms are amazingly clean eventhough there are a lot of cockroaches and rats on the streets, you don't see any of them and other insects in the hotel which is great! The location is good pretty central, close to markets and shops! There is a great market on Sunday just at the corner of the street.
The host is great ! We liked him and the place so much that we stayed 3 more nights than initially.. He was really funny - had a good sense of humor - you have to get used to it first though, but we liked it! And pretty helpful - he helped us get along sandakan, did the laundry and so on.. It's a good place to stay and really cheap !! The cheapest place in Borneo as far as we can tell - MYR 55 for a double room!
- Also Known As:
- May Fair Hotel Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia