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Sydney, Australia
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263 reviews
80 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2011

While I agree that some aspects of the Sabah Hotel may be getting “tired” (as mentioned in earlier reviews), however, considering the other choices in Sandakan, I was totally willing to overlook the fatigue. Honestly, it was more the soft furnishings that needed attention and were getting a little worn. We made use of the recreational facilities (both the gym... More 

3 Thank Bontaks
Broken Hill, Australia
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2011

We chose the Sabah Hotel because of it's unique location surrounded by lush rainforest and the views from our 6th floor room were stunning to look out over the canopy. We stayed 3 nights before and 2 nights after our highly recommended "Borneo Eco 4-Day Tour" and loved our large, cool, comfortable and very clean room. The spacious bathroom had... More 

1 Thank Petra87
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2011

Rooms were a bit dated but location was good, pool area great food very good. The assistance from the tourist shop was especially good. I would go back to this hotel ... it was very good value.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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120 reviews
85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2011

We stayed here for the second time this year and this time we bought two of our children who stayed in the room next to us. They loved the pool, the food and the locality. There are wonderful choices for eating in the hotel and breakfast is superb. Our rooms were big, clean, cool and comfortable. The hotel is just... More 

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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2011

This is one of the few places we stayed where our usual 2x adults and 2x kids in one room strategy didn't work and we had to book 2x adjoining rooms (doubling costs). We booked almost a year before our trip, so it was a little frustrating on arrival to be told that we could only have adjoining "smoking" rooms... More 

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essex, england
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106 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2011

On arrival at the hotel, I was a little dissapointed, however, we were there for 3 nights and the longer I stayed the more I enjoyed it. The hotel is independant and privately owned. Whilst it has all the trappings of a modern 4* hotel, it has a characteristic of its own. The rooms were large and airy and clean.... More 

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Byron Bay, Australia
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76 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2011

this is no doubt the best Hotel in Sandakan but still reasonably priced, the rooms are large and very clean and the amenities like pool, gym and sauna are first class. The staff is friendly and helpful. The hotel is the ideal base to go and visit the Orang-utan and Proboscis monkey sanctuaries as well as for river and island... More 

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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2011

We spent our last night in Borneo in Sabah Hotel, having explored the nearby Sepilok and Kinabatangan jungle attractions. I guess you could just go to the airport from Sepilok, or even from Myne resort, but it was good to have our last night in a reasonable four star with a great pool. The hotel is a bit overdue a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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70 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2011

After 19 hours of travelling to get there the last thing I wanted was to wait for the receptionist to finish texting on her mobile to check us in. She didn't even tell us how to get to our room. The rooms were large & clean & had free WIFI (yay!). Eventhough I had pre-paid for breakfast, the restaurant staff... More 

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Worthing, England
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128 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2011

When we were planning our trip to Sandakan in Borneo, we concluded that it was the best hotel, but a little out of town. Do not let this put you off, as it is actually only a ten minute walk away, or very short taxi ride. We arrived in the evening when it was dark. Our sixth floor room overlooked... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Sabah Hotel

Address: Sabah Hotel Sandakan Jalan utara, Sandakan 90703, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sandakan
Price Range: $46 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sabah Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 116
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“Choose deluxe rooms, they have a pool view.”
 of 5 bubbles erikapelles, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go for one with a pool side view”
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“Great hotel would go back there!”
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“Ask for higher floor room for a great view”
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  • King Size Bed
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