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The Elopura Hotel, hotel in Sandakan

The Elopura Hotel

Hotel in Sandakan

The Elopura Hotel located on the East Coast of Sabah which also known as “Land below the Wind”. Elopura name itself was the first name of Sandakan when it was found by William B Prier back in 1879.

8.1
Very Good
1,220 reviews
Price from$44.43per night
Sabah Hotel, hotel in Sandakan

Sabah Hotel

Hotel in Sandakan

Perched on top of a hill, this resort is surrounded by the tropical rainforests of Borneo.

8.2
Very Good
1,246 reviews
Price from$70.11per night
Tyng Garden Hotel, hotel in Sandakan

Tyng Garden Hotel

Hotel in Sandakan

Located in Sandakan just 1.9 mi away from Sandakan Airport, Tyng Garden Hotel features tastefully furnished guestrooms fitted with a flat-screen TV.

7.1
Good
687 reviews
Price from$20.63per night
The Pavilion Hotel, hotel in Sandakan

The Pavilion Hotel

Sandakan

Located in Sabah, The Pavilion Hotel is just a 5-minute drive from Sandakan Airport. The hotel also offers a daily buffet breakfast and rooms with free wired internet access.

7.4
Good
331 reviews
Price from$29.16per night
Super OYO 43930 Hotel Esplanade, hotel in Sandakan

Super OYO 43930 Hotel Esplanade

Hotel in Sandakan

Super OYO 43930 Hotel Esplanade is offering accommodations in Sandakan. Featuring a shared lounge, the 2-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom.

7.1
Good
196 reviews
Price from$17.70per night
Livingston Hotel, hotel in Sandakan

Livingston Hotel

Hotel in Sandakan

Livingston Hotel offers air-conditioned rooms in Sandakan. It features an outdoor pool and guests can enjoy meals at the in-house restaurant. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

7.6
Good
427 reviews
Price from$50.24per night
Marine Bay Hotel, hotel in Sandakan

Marine Bay Hotel

Hotel in Sandakan

Marine Bay Hotel has accommodations in Sandakan. This 2-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi.

7.7
Good
422 reviews
Price from$16.33per night
OYO 1027 Hotel London, hotel in Sandakan

OYO 1027 Hotel London

Hotel in Sandakan

OYO 1027 Hotel London is located in Sandakan. With free WiFi, this 2-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk.

6.8
Pleasant
346 reviews
Price from$18.34per night
Hotel Sandakan, hotel in Sandakan

Hotel Sandakan

Hotel in Sandakan

Hotel Sandakan is situated in the center of the city, only 220 yards from the Sulu seafront. It features 2 restaurants and offers free Wi-Fi and on-site parking.

7.8
Good
445 reviews
Price from$31.14per night
Labuk Hotel, hotel in Sandakan

Labuk Hotel

Hotel in Sandakan

Operating a 24-hour front desk, Labuk Hotel features modern and comfortable accommodations located just 1.2 mi from Sandakan Airport.

7.8
Good
314 reviews
Price from$20.93per night
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Most-booked hotels in Sandakan in the past month

Budget hotels in Sandakan

  • The Pavilion Hotel
    Cheap hotel

    Located in Sabah, The Pavilion Hotel is just a 5-minute drive from Sandakan Airport. The hotel also offers a daily buffet breakfast and rooms with free wired internet access.

    Program TV mencukupi. Bantal dan selemut baru cuci;

    7.4
    Good · 331 reviews
  • Hotel Sandakan
    Cheap hotel

    Hotel Sandakan is situated in the center of the city, only 220 yards from the Sulu seafront. It features 2 restaurants and offers free Wi-Fi and on-site parking.

    Staff are polite but indecisive. Average breakfast.

    7.8
    Good · 445 reviews
  • Hotel Meliden
    Cheap hotel

    Hotel Meliden has accommodations in Sandakan. This 2-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi. Staff on site can arrange a shuttle service. At the hotel, the rooms include a desk.

    7.8
    Good · 12 reviews
  • Hotel Western
    Cheap hotel

    Hotel Western provides free WiFi throughout the property and rooms with air conditioning in Sandakan. The hotel features family rooms. All guest rooms in the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV.

  • Alonto Hotel
    Cheap hotel

    Alonto Hotel is offering accommodations in Sandakan. The 2-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom and free WiFi.

    6.0
    Pleasant · 28 reviews

Hotels located in the center of Sandakan

  • Hotel Premier Inn (Prima Square)
    Central location

    Hotel Premier Inn (Prima Square) provides accommodations in Sandakan. The property has room service and a 24-hour front desk for guests.

    7.8
    Good · 30 reviews
  • Labuk Hotel
    Central location

    Operating a 24-hour front desk, Labuk Hotel features modern and comfortable accommodations located just 1.2 mi from Sandakan Airport.

    The smell of the room but not much eateries around

    7.8
    Good · 314 reviews
  • The Mark's Lodge
    Central location

    The Mark's Lodge is conveniently located within a 10-minute walk to supermarkets and local eateries. It offers air-conditioned rooms with private bathrooms and free Wi-Fi in public areas.

    7.5
    Good · 62 reviews
  • SUSAN HOTEL SEAFRONT
    Central location

    SUSAN HOTEL SEAFRONT has accommodations in Sandakan. The 4-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom and free WiFi. The hotel has family rooms.

    7.2
    Good · 6 reviews
  • Tyng Garden Hotel
    Central location

    Located in Sandakan just 1.9 mi away from Sandakan Airport, Tyng Garden Hotel features tastefully furnished guestrooms fitted with a flat-screen TV.

    bilik untuk family sangat luas, bersih & selesa

    7.1
    Good · 687 reviews
  • The Hotel
    Central location

    The Hotel has accommodations in Sandakan. Among the facilities at this property are room service and a 24-hour front desk, along with free WiFi throughout the property.

    7.0
    Good · 3 reviews
  • Sandakan Inn
    Central location

    Sandakan Inn is located in Sandakan. This 3-star hotel offers room service and a 24-hour front desk. At the hotel, all rooms are equipped with a closet.

    Staff is super friendly.. Clean and great place to stay..

    6.8
    Pleasant · 45 reviews
  • Hotel City Star
    Central location

    Hotel City Star is centrally located in Sandakan within walking distance from various local attractions. It offers free Wi-Fi in the entire hotel and spacious rooms with private bathroom facilities.

    5.7
    Above average · 45 reviews

FAQs about hotels in Sandakan

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What Guests Said About Sandakan:

  • 6.0

    Sandakan is not a city brimming with character and charm.

    Sandakan is not a city brimming with character and charm. It is OK and you can find a small number of nice enough places to eat and drink, if you set your mind to it. I would not want to have stayed there more than one day and I won’t be going back anytime soon.
    Andy
    United Kingdom
  • 10

    We used Sandakan as the gateway to Turtle Island and the...

    We used Sandakan as the gateway to Turtle Island and the Kinabatangan River. We had lunch in a central hotel which was fine, not a lot for vegetarians but the service was good. We could have spent a little longer there, it seems easy to get around.
    Maxine
    United Kingdom
  • 8.0

    Great little town, wouldn’t spend more than a day or two...

    Great little town, wouldn’t spend more than a day or two here unless you were using as a base to go and see the orangutans and rainforest discovery centre or island tours. Great water front dinners. Shopping mall and grocery store close to water front. Nice vibe.
    Wendy
    Australia
  • 8.0

    It’s my home town and I have lots of fond memories.

    It’s my home town and I have lots of fond memories. Fresh seafood paradise and amazing mixed cuisine with traditional Chinese, Malaysian food and Indian dishes. Everything in the food market is super cheap and fresh. The town centre is looking undeveloped and unloved.
    Pease
    United Kingdom
  • 4.0

    Not much to do in the town or much to see and nowhere very...

    Not much to do in the town or much to see and nowhere very nice places to eat/drink. Unfortunately it is quite run down so book a decent hotel to stay in and make the most of the experiences available in the area.
    Norma
    United Kingdom
  • 8.0

    Beautiful place. Lots of nature.

    Beautiful place. Lots of nature. We visited the Borneo Sunbear conservation centre, The orang utan sanctuary, the Rainfoest Discovery Centre and the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Centre. All above were very interesting and nicely done. However, you do need a car to get about as distances are far from Sabah Hotel. Ride-sharing app (Grabcar) is a good alternative. Seafood is cheap, plentiful and yummy in the Chinese restaurants
    Kanahes
    Malaysia

Explore guest reviews of hotels in Sandakan

  • From $19.97 per night
    6.8
    Pleasant · 45 reviews
    I had an early flight to Sandakan and headed straight to the hotel. I've requested for an early check-in (between 9am-10am). The hotel was very accommodating to allow an early check-in so I can refresh myself before going for my appointment. I don't usually take breakfast because all I need to start my day is a cup of hot coffee. Glad to see that there's a coffee & tea facility at the lounge so I can have my coffee the way I like it, even if it's instant coffee.
    Imelda.Thadeus
    Malaysia
  • From $66.13 per night
    8.1
    Very Good · 450 reviews
    We did 4 cruises with this hotel and saw all of Borneo's big 5 and much much more! Our amazing guide was enthusiastic and passionate about wildlife. He is also very respectful of the animals. The accommodation was an experience in itself set up a hill surrounded by nature. We loved it. There are rooms closer to the restaurant which we was supposed to stay in but I asked if we could go a little further away for more privacy. Glad they accommodated us!
    loopyLucy
    United Kingdom
  • From $109.65 per night
    9.0
    Wonderful · 374 reviews
    My new favourite place on Earth! No words can explain how amazing this place is! Amazing location for exploring the rainforest and Sandakan. Luxury facilities, surrounded by nature. Lovely helpful staff (shout out to Ru!) and great food. Really stunning place! If you need a guide contact Safar 00 60 11 4048 5579 and ask reception for Azahar who’s driven us around Sandakan. Everyone’s taken a great care of us!
    Katarzyna
    United Kingdom
  • From $66.13 per night
    8.1
    Very Good · 450 reviews
    The staff was incredibly nice and accommodating. I work remote and after getting to the resort, found out the wifi didn’t work and I had no cell service (U mobile has no coverage here). the wonderful hotel staff let me use their hotspots so I could get work done. the price seems high for the area, but it was clean, the food was good, and the river was close.
    Justin
    United States of America
  • From $109.65 per night
    9.0
    Wonderful · 374 reviews
    The hotel had a great view in the reception area as well as from the room. Each room was a separate cabin which had more privacy, we loved it. The reception staff was very helpful. He sent us to a nice room with good views. Room was pretty big for 2 people and was clean We enjoyed our stay in there. Thank you!
    Steven Rosendahl
    United States of America
  • From $53.32 per night
    8.1
    Very Good · 1,220 reviews
    The staff was attentive at all times. They offered a packed breakfast if we were leaving before breakfast time. A/C worked great so did WIFI. Cool hotel decor inside and outside paintings. The rooftop bar was a plus. Food options near by and fruit stalls down the street
    Lorena
    Peru
  • From $52.28 per night
    9.6
    Exceptional · 33 reviews
    Location is easy to reach. The facilities is well equipped eg: laundry and dryer, as well as the television work well. good environment, i would recommend to all my friend and definitely book this homestay again if i come to Sandakan.
    evy
    Malaysia
  • From $89.58 per night
    8.2
    Very Good · 1,246 reviews
    -buffet breakfast has so many options- delicious -room (non-renovated option) was large and clean -walking distance to Sandakan waterfront (15 min) -lovely pool area -on site restaurants -accommodating staff -you should stay here!
    Michael
    United States of America
  • From $23.30 per night
    7.8
    Good · 314 reviews
    Excellent location between Sepilok and Sandakan and very close to the airport. The hotel offers a complementary airport-hotel-airport transfer service. Staff is very helpful and nice. Good restaurants close to the hotel.
    David
    Switzerland
  • From $63.24 per night
    8.4
    Very Good · 14 reviews
    Clean and excellent value. The location for Sandakan and Sepilok was perfect. Grab taxis easily available to take us to the many restaurants nearby. Tiffany was great at communicating if we needed anything.
    Beulah
    United Kingdom
  • From $19.27 per night
    8.4
    Very Good · 401 reviews
    The hotel owner is very very helpful! We rented a bike through the hotel and we could always text with questions about our stay or how to book a bus. Even later in the evening we got a quick response!
    Sonja
    Laos
  • From $19.27 per night
    8.4
    Very Good · 401 reviews
    Great spot, for a budget hotel it was clean, comfortable and the check in was super easy. There was coffee in the room and hot / cold water available outside the bedrooms.
    Marianne
    United Kingdom
  • From $17.79 per night
    8.0
    Very Good · 478 reviews
    Private room with Sea view & with shower. Good location for restaurants on harbour front. Sandakan does not have a lot to offer in itself.
    Steve
    United Kingdom
  • From $39.56 per night
    7.8
    Good · 445 reviews
    Hotel is in a perfect location, staff are friendly and helpful, room is very comfortable. Dyah at reception was particularly good!
    Donna
    Australia
  • From $89.58 per night
    8.2
    Very Good · 1,246 reviews
    i like the breakfast especially the breads ❤️!! the staf so friendly! definitely i will stay at sabah hotel for my own vacation 😍
    J
    Juliana
    Malaysia
  • From $54.26 per night
    7.6
    Good · 427 reviews
    The hotel decoration and it's room arrangements, it's sofa was soft, it's verandah and the view was nice.
    Suzy Sharbinie
    Malaysia
  • From $53.32 per night
    8.1
    Very Good · 1,220 reviews
    The location is excellent opposite the mall, local restaurants very close. Hotel on the seafront.
    Dianne
    Australia
  • From $39.56 per night
    7.8
    Good · 445 reviews
    Good hotel for a night in Sandakan, we have stayed only for a quick stop before exploring Sabah
    Massimiliano
    Italy
  • 7.0
    Good · 118 reviews
    The location is strategic and for budget hotel is just nice
    Jennjennifer
    Malaysia
  • 5.0
    Average · 4 reviews
    Worst ever hotel.
    Zahirul
    Malaysia