Nice little place in happy bright colours where you feel really at home. There is free coffee, tea and drinking water, a communal fridge, a washing machine for laundry and a balcony which is great for sitting on in the evenings when its nice and cool outside.
Staff were really friendly and helpful and Rose (the owner) is amazing, she went the extra mile and more! and invited us to come along to celebrate hari raya with her! She took us to visit 5 malaysian families (her family and friends) who were celebrating the breaking of the fasting. Everywhere we went we got lovely traditional cookies, drinks and even plates full with different types of rice and meat dishes. And rose was always explaining different aspects of the festival, the food or the traditional dress. For us this was a truely amazing way to learn more about this festival, about the malaysian culture and to get a real insight on how people in malaysia live. Everyone was so friendly, we got a present and one family even got out their family photo albums for us to look at. A day like this beats any cultural tour or organised trip you can ever take.
Apparently rose always invites guests along when there are special celebrations or other specia events so she can give her guests the chance to really experience the malay culture. You can tell she really has a passifor the tourist business and will go to lengths to give her guests a good time.
A great place to stay and all that for just 40rm per night, for a double room incl breakfast!
- Also Known As:
- Rose Guesthouse Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia