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Sipadan Inn
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Semporna
Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Hotel was clean, rooms and bathroom were clean, airconditioning worked well. I stayed for 2 nights and for the money you pay its an excellent choice. Location wise its right near the supermarket, local market and restaurants. Can't complain about it.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

I don't recommend this hotel. The staff had my booking well in advance however upon my arrival, as at 4.30pm, did not have my room ready. I told them that I had been travelling since 5am and I was informed there would be a 10 minute delay which then became a 30 minute delay after which the room was not cleaned properly (there was a lot of hair in the shower). A staff member helped me with my bags (I figured this was a part of his job?) but he took the light overnight case leaving me to drag the 20 kilo bag up the flight of stairs. I had to request that he help with the heavy bag . The airconditioning was freezing. The tv had less than adequate reception. The second floor rooms windows open up onto this ledge which people, if they get onto it could walk up to any window left open. I realised this in the middle of the night when I wondered whether the bathroom window had been left open (which it had)). One staff member, a man with broad-rimmed glasses was really helpful (I should have got his name) and his customer service was the only thing positive about this experience.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

This hotel represents excellent value when compared to other options within semporna. The hotel is run professionally and is very clean and welcoming. The room we had was clean and well laid out but had very limited tv (about 4 channels I recall) and the room also did not have any windows. The air con unit was also useless which made for a very hot night. I think the unit was broken so informed reception. Location is ban in the middle of the main area of semporna.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

I had reserved 3 nights from September 10 to September 13, 2013. I paid approx. 100$ on Agoda's website. Service was quick and nice, room was clean and of a good size, comfortable bed, AC working fine and great wifi in your room (the router was straight in front of my room #3 and I could send emails with 3 photos of 3 mb each in a few seconds). This hotel is centrally located in Semporna close to all restaurants, dive shops and other shops (there is a big grocery store so no need to pack some peanuts, chocolate, peanut butter, chips or else in advance, they have all that kind of stuff), bars (there is no real nightlife there, Semporna being a town essentially dedicated to fishing and diving).

The only downside would be the sound of the compressor of a dive shop located near the hotel that worked to fill the diving tanks, but not such a problem when AC is working.

I would definitely recommend this hotel and go back.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

Don't sleep in the rooms on the ground floor. They have no windows and it seems the staff uses this to crash every ones and a while or the just to relax and smoke a cigarette. When we told the reception that we didn't want to sleep there, they said there was no other option. When they tried to solve the problem, they just emptied a spray in the room. This smelled 'better' than the smell which was there before, but 15 minutes later the awful smell came back. The staff was not very helpful to find a solution.

Room Tip: Just try to avoid Semporna on your way to Mabul. If there is no other options, try the Margarita'...
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

I stayed for one night in this great value hotel. Due to the Hare Raya festival it was not easy to get a room and I ended up by coincidence in the Sipadan Inn after my Sipadan diving trip. The staff was very friendly and supportive and the rooms modern, clean and comfortable, directly in the city centre.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here due to the fact that the other place I booked (Mabul Inn) was so bad.

Sipadan Inn is clean and the rooms are great. The staff are all friendly and most have awesome English. Reception is 24 hours. The location is perfect for divers getting to/from the jetty. Close to Scuba Junkie HQ and restaurant too. Wifi was decent.

The room was cheap, but you need a large key/room deposit (which really isn't a problem - just make sure you've got RM100 on you).

  • Stayed: August 2013
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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
Price Range: $24 - $190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sipadan Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Also Known As:
Sipadan Hotel Semporna

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