We flew to Sandakan as the first stop on our jungle river tour. We stayed one night in the city.
I chose the NAK hotel from reading the reviews here. I was unimpressed with the place. The rooms were somewhat shabby and dingy. The architecture was very strange, with weird alcoves at each window. (from my kid's perspective, these were the highlight). The bathrooms were nothing more than functional. The split unit AC barely kept up, and we never quite got to the point of "cool." In short, there was really nothing desirable about staying at this hotel.
The one bright spot was the rooftop restaurtant/bar where we ate breakfast. It was a very cool spot to eat and rest, with a great view of the city. (Sandakan is best enjoyed as a view, in my opinion)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The oldest, purpose-built hotel in Sandakan. Family run since 1966. Retains the old and embraces the new - a hotel brimming with cultural detail and interest. Situated in the centre of town. Nestled among all the commercial buildings, banks, airline offices, and next to central market and bus station. Less than 2km from the jetty, and boat rides to islands such as Lankayan, Turtle island and Berhala island. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- NAK Hotel Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia