Pulling in to the hotel was a lovely break from the rest of Sandakan... Being such a big tourist hub for wildlife holidays we did expect a lot more of Sandakan, however if you did want to take a walk in to the town from the hotel it is quite a long return trip (I would recommend walking to town but not in the dark and getting a taxi back).
The hotel is absolutely gorgeous from the building itself and the rainforest grounds down to the swimming pool and rooms. However it was a shame that we were not able to enjoy their nature trail as it was shut (although we recognise that this was out of their control following a land slide)... Although it was still possible to see some really nice fauna around the pool and grounds.
The restaurant served very nice food, especially in the buffet lunch we had on one day, and even though it was very quiet (we were the only people in there) the main bar was very comfortable with very strong cocktails!
Plus Sides -
Good sized swimming pool
Has a very remote feel to it
A few nice shops
Down Sides -
Pool towels had to be borrowed from the fitness club where there were no attendants and the towels smelt very damp and musky
Shower door in our room was broken
Rooms look outdated (especially the controls for the television and air conditioning)
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