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“Not recommended.”
Review of Hotel Seafront

Hotel Seafront
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Hotel Seafront
Ranked #15 of 21 Sandakan B&B and Inns
Lombok, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Not recommended.”
Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

I booked this place as a locatiion in the centre of town. It looked a little more rundown than the photos, and is not exactly seafront, but i wont lie, the view over the city, the ocean and lots of chinese looking old buildings was really nice. When we checked in, i asked if the table and chair setup in the lobby is where breakfast would be served, and they said that actually since the 1st of July they no longer serve complimentary breakfast.....mtake this into account when paying more for a room because you think breakfast is included. Then i got shown a sign on the desk stating this, and the lady at reception aggreed that because i had paid for a room with breakfast, we could have breakft in the morning, starting from 7. Not really surprising, next morning at 7.15 the lobby was empty, a different guy sat there, snd when we asked about breakfast, he pointed to the same same i was shown in checkin, and bluntly said "no breakfast". Great staff communication here... Not. Out room was on the 4th floor, which was a bit of a hike up the staircase with no offer of help. The room was really nice, bar the one giant cockroach which made me jump, the bathroom really clean and modern, but super stingy on the toilet paper. Air con good, and the saving grace of the place is that the wifi had a good connection. 85 ringgit was overpriced. Also there is a nightclub in the street below and even though we stayed on a sunday night the music was quite loud until about 2 am. If the staff were friendlier my review would probably be a lot nicer. Good customer service means a lot.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2012

A bit overpriced or what ou get we were expecting more for 85 ringgits. The room was not that clean and had a smell about it. There is No lift you have to lug heavy cases up three or flights of stairs. We stayed here because we thought it was close to the jetty and while it is close to the naval jetty if you want to go to the turtle islands you have a twenty minute walk ahead of you. I would recommend trying somewhere else. The breakfast was really average just some toast and boiled eggs

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 7, 2012

I stay 1 night half in here,2nd level room, no lift only stairs but they will help you carry your luggage to there, no worries.They friendly and smiling face service. Air con cold enug, room spacious, water heater acceptable,breakfast with 2 slice toasted bread,jam&butter,1 eggs and coffee/tea/milo either nescafe..

Near by bus station, have a bus 14-sepilok (to orang utan sanctuary-rm5 per trip), can ask details with their staff. last trip get in is 2pm, and bck to town 4pm.

Around shops close early about 6pm, but have a superstore open till 10pm,Near Harbour, KFC and bank is around 5-10min only.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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holland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2010

We stayed in Hotel Seafront for one night. The location was good. Near te foodmarket and the sea .The hotelroom was average. The mattress was good, shower ok. There was a smell in the room (I think moist carpet or something). Including a simple breakfast.
We payed 75 myr, so that's was a good price for what we got.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed May 3, 2010

Really great value hotel with clean airconditioned rooms, comfy beds and decent bathrooms. There are taxis right out the front and it's just a short walk into the waterfront restaurants. It's a bit of a hike up the stairs if you're on the top floor, but otherwise great.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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London
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2010

As a rule I very rarely complain but our experience at Hotel Seafront was so bad that I feel I have to warn other travellers.

Even though this hotel is relatively cheap, the service is so poor that it should down grade itself to a hostel. On arrival noone offered to help with our bags even though we were on the top floor and there is no lift. The porter just sat in the lobby on the internet (which is very pricy). Once we made it to our room it smelt so putride that we had to open the window onto the main road which was very noisy. There was no loo paper in our tiny, unclean bathroom and reception made us go down the four flights of stairs to go and collect some. The bed was uncomfortable and didnt feel clean. I could have dribbled harder than the shower.

But there was worse, the breakfast was inedible. Uncooked boiled eggs and toast that tasted of sawdust with what can only be described as jelly on top. We left as quickly as we possibly could!

My suggestion would be to spend no more than a day in Sandakan and use it only as a hub to visit the amazing surrounding attractions such as the coral reefs and the Kinabatangan river.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Cornwall
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 22, 2009

Stayed here for one night, good value with complimentary breakfast. Rooms are standard, clean and comfortable. Would definitely go back again, staff are ery helpful.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Seafront
Address: Lot 1, Hotel Seafront Jalan Leila, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sandakan
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Ranked #15 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Sandakan
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Seafront 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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