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Sipadan Inn
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Semporna
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“One of the best options in town”
Reviewed September 7, 2011

Semporna is not a pretty place and does not have fabulous places to stay. If you are heading here, it's probably because you are going diving and this place is in the heart of the dive shops, restaurants and bars. It's clean, friendly and free internet in the lobby.

It definitely feels like a hotel more than a backpackers, but is in the backpacker price range.

It's nothing special, but it's probably one of the best options in town.

Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2011

Supposedly the nicest place in town, I can’t disagree. Not a huge room, but with AC, matching furniture, multiple mirrors, and cable TV with HBO it’s quite pleasant. Included are soap/shampoo/towels/TP and the bathrooms have hot water with glass shower doors. The wifi is spotty in the rooms, but works fine in the lobby even if it’s not blazingly fast. Semporna isn’t a fancy town and this may be as good as it gets, and it’s cheaper than the floating hotel.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
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Amman, Jordan
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83 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2011

Hotel was quite new and clean. Fast free Internet, esp. in lobby. HBO Movies appreciated to chill out after day's diving. Good value option for divers.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Geoje, South Korea
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2011

Booked in with 2 friends for an overnight stay on return trip from Mabul, having been none too impressed by the dark and stuffy room in Dragon Inn on the way out. This was much better value. The room was clean, with fresh decor and had ample space for the 3 of us. If you have to stay in Semporna, this is probably the best option.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Kajang, Malaysia
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Reviewed August 4, 2011

Hi,
Me and my wife actually wanted to stay in Mabul Island.But the price of Mabul island resort hotel is too much costly for us. So we took a day trip to Mabul Island and stay @semporna town. the Hotel is neat and clean and the service is quite good. Its not that luxury hotel bt if u have limited budget bt want to stay a clean and comfort hotel then I prefer to stay in Sipadan INN. The most advantage of staying here is Its just beside the JETTY AREA. People working here is helpful.

Thanks...

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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52 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2011

There is little or nothing to do in Semporna. We were there diving for 3 days and this hotel did the job perfectly. It was clean, had air-con, wi-fi internet and 2 desktop available for use in the lobby. Located right next to the dive shop, it was extremely convenient. There are many little coffee shops within 10m from the hotel entrance, a supermarket and fruit market within 30m from the hotel. It wasn't expensive at 80rm per night for 2.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Auckland
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50 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2011

stayed for a night in a superior deluxe, room was nice, pictures on website were accurate. was 100 mtrs from jetty for mabul/kapalai/sipdan access, very handy.
free internet was handy and is located really close to a number of restaurant options.
taxi from tawau was 95 MYR for 1 hours trip.
2 things not so great: - is located above a dive shop, room one is directly above where the centre load and refill their dive bottles, was prob about 3 hours of listening to this, morning and night. prob another room wouldn't have had this problem.
- lots of signs advising about security, they're everywhere. as always tho just be careful and keep your valuables with you at all times and shouldn't be an issue.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Sipadan Inn
Address: Block D, Lot No. 19-24, Semporna, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Semporna
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Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Semporna
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Hotel Class:3 star — Sipadan Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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