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Sabah Hotel Sandakan

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Superior Twin Room | Minibar, in-room safe, desk, blackout drapes

Overview of Sabah Hotel Sandakan

Sabah Hotel Sandakan

4.0 star property
4-star hotel in Sandakan with 3 restaurants and outdoor pool

8,2/10 Very good

248 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
Km 1 Jalan Utara, Sandakan, Sabah, 90000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 3 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Spa tub
  • Room service
  • Business center
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Television
  • Garden

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Sandakan (SDK) - 18 min drive


  • English Tea House and Restaurant - 11 min walk
  • BaLin roofgarden - 14 min walk
  • San Da Gen Kopitiam - 15 min walk
  • King Cheong - 16 min walk
  • Harbour Bistro Cafe - 16 min walk

About this property

Sabah Hotel Sandakan

When visiting Sandakan, Sabah Hotel Sandakan is a great choice to consider. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool or grab a bite to eat at Plantation Cafe, which is one of 3 restaurants and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This upscale hotel also features a bar/lounge, a health club, and a fitness center. Fellow travelers like the pool and helpful staff.


Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin), English, Malay

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia)

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 114 rooms
  • Arranged over 7 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - anytime
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms (speed: 50+ Mbps)


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10 AM
  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Shopping

Working away

  • Business center
  • Conference space


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • On-site car rental
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • Built in 1991
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Health club
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa tub
  • Sauna
  • Steam room


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Stair-free path to entrance


  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • Malay

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi (speed of 50+ Mbps)
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Plantation Cafe - Overlooking the pool, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Ming Restaurant - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner.
Lobby Lounge - Onsite lobby lounge.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property beginning January 1, 2023. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of MYR 28 for adults and MYR 15 for children (approximately)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for MYR 80 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia).


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Sabah Hotel Sandakan offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Sabah Hotel Sandakan does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Sabah Hotel Sandakan?
As of 29 November 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Sabah Hotel Sandakan on 05 December 2022 start from R941, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Sabah Hotel Sandakan?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Sabah Hotel Sandakan?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Sabah Hotel Sandakan?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Sabah Hotel Sandakan?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Sabah Hotel Sandakan?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Sabah Hotel Sandakan and nearby?
Sabah Hotel Sandakan has an outdoor pool and a sauna, as well as a steam room and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Sabah Hotel Sandakan?
Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants, featuring pool views. Nearby restaurants include English Tea House and Restaurant (11-min walk), BaLin roofgarden (14-min walk), and San Da Gen Kopitiam (15-min walk).
What's the area around Sabah Hotel Sandakan like?
Sabah Hotel Sandakan is a short 14-minute walk from Lankayan island and 17 minutes' walk from Sandakan Harbour Mall. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



2/10 Poor

Hannah, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A lovely, comfortable hotel with spacious rooms. The staff is very friendly and willing to help in whatever you need. Good breakfast included and the hotel has a good Chinese restaurant.
Dennis, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Needs refurbishment
Have stayed here few years back and loved it - but now poorly maintained - is in urgent need of refurbishment.
Siti Aileena, 2-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Good value
A pleasant stay in a comfortable hotel. Nothing nearby in the way of shops or restaurants.
Leon, 4-night trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Overcrowding with package tourists. Public areas almost inaccessible due to crowding. Smoking in guest rooms and outside obnoxious (despite signage). Overall, the hotel is dated and poorly managed.
David, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Hannah, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

The hotel itself was clean, nice pool area. The rooms could be improved, very basic, a lot of mould in the shower! One morning we didn’t get picked up for our tour which left us with nowhere to stay and no way of contacting the company, the staff were amazing, got us a room, made phone calls on our behalf ect..
Lisa, 1-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

Wan Gyn, 8-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Friendly Staff
The staff was very helpful and the location was wonderful
M, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

All is good.
Sze Han, 4-night business trip
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