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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a lovely place with budget cost. I got govt rate as well. Welcome drinks are served upon request at anytime you want. The receptionist lady was not really informative that i had to ask about almost everything. She didn't even tell me about the welcome drinks, etc but still she's helpful enough to answer questions from guests. The cafe's... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The webpage and hotel photos are a credit to the photographers art, much like real estate pictures. It's true, downstairs has a mix of shabby Chinese furniture and artefacts. However, this hopeful image is soon dispelled by the grubby, fingerprinted elevator, and the dirty walls of the hall. "It's just like a backpacker's" my travel partner exclaims, on seeing the... More 

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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed there for 3 nights and enjoyed every minute. Yes, hotel is a bit worn out but still lovely with all the Chinese furniture and decoration in the lobby, birdcage lamps in the rooms and the Chinese bowl as the sink. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Room was clean and comfy. And in the end the roof top bar... More 

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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The Nak is a taste of Chinese, Sandakan past. A deceptive, grey building which reveals a lovingly restored interior with artefacts such as delicately painted drawers and large, wooden antique chairs in reception to complete the experience. Even an old fashioned typewriter is in use behind reception!! Bamboo blinds, bird cage light surrounds, parasols and cane furniture creates a cool,... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

I enjoyed my stay at the Nak hotel. The rooms were clean, although the decor was a little dated, the showers were hot and the staff was very friendly and helpful. I loved the rooftop restaurant, which is where we recived our welcome drink (non-alcoholic) and breakfast ( both included with the stay). In fact, those caramelized banana pancakes were... More 

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

Established in 1966, NAK Hotel retains much of its heyday charms - antiqued windows, mosaic tiles, Chinese porcelain basins, lanterns, bird-cage lamps, classic Chinese music and hospitable staff. Clean, comfortable and affordable, this quaint hotel still proudly stands in the heart of Sandakan town. To top it all, the famous Balin Roof Garden Bistro & Bar is located on the... More 

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Reviewed 1 August 2016

I will begin by saying I did not stay at this hotel. I only enjoyed the rooftop bar, but it was a fully enjoyable experience and I was only there for like an hour. My grad school classmates enjoyed many tasty drinks along with great eats. I enjoyed the amazing view and very comfy yet chic atmosphere. This is a... More 

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Reviewed 28 June 2016

We stayed here before and after a four day trip to the Kinabatangan River. The room was large, comfortable, and clean though not particularly attractive. Fine for the money. The staff was friendly and helpful. We ate at the bar. The food was mediocre. They do not offer much in the way of authentic Malaysian food; it is mostly Western... More 

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Katowice, Poland
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

We stayed for 2 nights in June. Hotel was very basic, a bit old fashioned but got everything what you need. Probs: - Good value for money - Good location - Very good breakfast - Friendly Staff - Pizza on rooftop restaurant is really tasty

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Reviewed 12 May 2016

The staff here were some of the most attentive and helpful we came across in all of Malaysian Borneo. Check in was so easy and we were escorted to our room by the porter who helped with backpacks. The room was dated (as is all of Bornean accommodation) but very clean and well presented. The beds were really comfortable and... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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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 

Additional Information about NAK Hotel

Address: Hotel Nak Jalan Pelabuhan, Sandakan 90708, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sandakan
Price Range: $34 - $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — NAK Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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“Choose another hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles PinkyAustralia, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Be sure to enjoy the rooftop bar both during the day and at night - a beautiful spot!”
 of 5 bubbles BriennaH, 11 May 2016 | Read review
“Sea view room was great, quiet despite being in a busy area”
 of 5 bubbles 719natashae, 31 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Rooms on higher floors may have less traffic noise.”
 of 5 bubbles Birdie3, 21 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Don't bother unless you are desperate.”
 of 5 bubbles Stevefqld, 7 Mar 2015 | Read review
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