Sabah Hotel Sandakan

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

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Sabah Hotel Sandakan

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Outdoor pool, sun loungers
3 restaurants, breakfast served
Junior Suite | Minibar, in-room safe, desk, blackout drapes
3 restaurants, breakfast served

Overview of Sabah Hotel Sandakan

8.2 out of 10 Very Good
8.2/10 Very Good

Property highlights

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

Room options

Superior King Room

  • 344 sq ft
  • City view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed

Deluxe King Room

  • 344 sq ft
  • City view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed

Junior Suite

  • 420 sq ft
  • Park view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed

Executive Suite

  • 764 sq ft
  • Park view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed

Deluxe Twin Room

  • 344 sq ft
  • City view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Twin Beds

Superior Twin Room

  • 344 sq ft
  • City view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Twin Beds

About this area

Getting around

  • Sandakan (SDK) - 18 min drive


  • San Da Gen Kopitiam - 15 min walk
  • Kedai Kopi Sabar Menanti - 16 min walk
  • Palm Garden Chinese Restaurant - 13 min walk
  • Balin Roof Garden Bar & Bistro - 15 min walk
  • English Tea House & Restaurant - 11 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.


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

  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children's pool

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
  • Pool loungers


  • 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

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

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for MYR 96.4 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 Sep 22, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Sabah Hotel Sandakan on Oct 5, 2023 start from $64, excluding 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 and a children's 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.
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.



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10/10 Exceptional

Valentin, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

2 night Sandakan base
Very nice 3.5 star hotel, used as a base for 2 nights so only had breakfast which was ok. Pool was nice, AC in room was good but noisy
Robert, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Overall the room was ok however the towels are a bit old and it smells.
2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Karim, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Maria, 3-night trip with friends
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2/10 Poor

You should discoun a room or price of laundry when a guest has a legitimate complaint like a blasting disco beat until 11 30 at night.
tanya, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Comfortable hotel, looks a little tired on the outside but selected rooms updated and a great pool
Bruce, 3-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very Good

Nice but ... no thanks
While this hotel is nice enough, the reality is that its 1.7km from the nearest eateries/shopping, and the facilities it offers in-house are sadly lacking. We went to breakfast at 9.30am on our first morning and there was hardly anything left. We blamed ourselves for being late, so went at 8.30am the following morning - same situation! The food was not replenished at all, however the serving spoons and their dishes were, even though the Bain Maries were empty! The pool is great but you are hard pushed to get any service at all. Cold drinks must be purchased from the upstairs cafe, which has limited opening hours. The staff were great, there is a money exchange facility (typically awful rate) however no tourist information available at all. I believe we were lucky to jag a renovated room on the 8th floor, but I wouldn't recommend the hotel, nor would I stay there again.
4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely older Hotel with exceptional service and staff.
Murray, 4-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

David, 1-night trip
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