Central Hotel Sandakan
Central Hotel Sandakan
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9.2
Exceptional

"The staff very friendly, good location and comfort room"

Norlina

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November 2, 2016

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What guests are saying:
Great stay. Very clean and tidy, the staff were nice. Worth the money.
Yaoli from China
Couple
Centrally located and value for money.
Awang from Malaysia
Solo traveler
The staff very friendly, good location and comfort room
Norlina from Malaysia
Group
Very good all round, would stay there again
Bevan from Australia
Solo traveler
nice staff, basic room but good. air-con worked well, low speed internet. close to bus station, markets and mega mall. good option for low budgets
Alejandro from Spain
Couple
We stayed here twice. Once for 3 days then again for 2. Lovely clean hotel, with helpful staff and centerally located. I highly recommend this hotel
Lauren from Canada
Family with teens
i reached there late 9pm hotel staffs were very friendly as they assisted in most aspects what i like the most is location, there will be a market every sunday morning in front of the door!
Mohd from Malaysia
Solo traveler
it is a great hotel with great rooms..wifi in the hotel too!
kean from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Very good
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7.1
/
10
Very good value for money
7.6
Value for money7.6
Location rating8.1
Nearest airportSandakan Airport (SDK)
Distance to airport9.3 km
  • 100 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Room service [24-hour]

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7.5
Very good
Room comfort & quality
Standard
Standard
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Family
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Deluxe
Deluxe
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  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed or 2 single bed...
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Deluxe Single
Deluxe Single
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Standard Single
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    From September 1st, 2017, as per Government of Malaysia requirements, hotel guests who are not Malaysian citizens or long-term/permanent residents of Malaysia will be levied a tourism tax of RM 10.00 per room per night stay. Please note these changes in tax structure will result in revised taxes being charged and will be payable additionally during check out.

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    Agoda Reviews (302)Booking.com Reviews (263)
    7.1
    /
    10
    Cleanliness7.3
    Facilities5.9
    Location8.1
    Room comfort and quality7.5
    Service7.2
    Value for money7.6
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    8.0
    Excellent
    ching from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    Standard
    Stayed 1 night in July 2018
    good”
    good
    Reviewed January 11, 2019
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Adli from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe
    Stayed 1 night in June 2014
    Central location hotel”
    cheap, good location, comfortable
    We just needed a place to sleep because we spent most of our day outdoor. Amazing place for a short getaway. I would love to go to Sandakan again for more activities and this hotel is definitely in my choice.
    Reviewed June 30, 2014
    8.0
    Excellent
    Yoon from Malaysia
    Group
    Deluxe
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2013
    Great hotel and beautiful room”
    Clean room, good quality interior and finishing, friendly service, has a good lift, in a great location, good price.
    Hotel centrally located within walking distance to the market, food places, bus stands, shopping malls and the waterfront. The room was very clean, its interior finishing was of high quality. The staff were knowledgable, friendly and helpful. My only bad comment is that the bed I slept in seemed a wee bit too short since I could feel my feet having hung out at the end a few times when I lengthened them fully when I was almost to the top it, even though I am not really a very long person. All in all an excellent hotel for the price.
    Reviewed January 14, 2013
    8.3
    Excellent
    Elizabeth from Malaysia
    Couple
    Deluxe
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2012
    Good service and location but small room. ”
    Good service.
    The wall of the room is so thin, you can hear your neighbor's conversation from the adjacent room. Overall, the hotel provide good service and we will definitely going to stay there on our next visit to Sandakan.
    Reviewed January 19, 2012
    8.3
    Excellent
    TAN from Malaysia
    Couple
    Standard
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2011
    cheap, great location hotel”
    internet very slow
    the hotel location is great, at town area (old town of sandakan) nearby the jety of sim-sim. staff also helpful,cleaning every day and eg. if you not drink the mineral water (which is foc from hotel)for first day, on second day they also give you another 2 bottle of mineral water, so total you have 4 bottles. same with tea bag, coffee and shampoo.
    Reviewed November 15, 2011
    8.3
    Excellent
    Ching from Malaysia
    Group
    Family
    Stayed 1 night in October 2011
    Centrally Located”
    Helpful & friendly reception.
    Centrally located. However, as we reach there on Sunday morning, the local Sunday Market namely "tamu" was held in front of the hotel and therefore the road was closed for vehicles & we got to walk about 100m to the hotel. Luckily we we were on light luggage.
    Reviewed October 13, 2011
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Ian from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Standard
    Stayed 1 night in July 2011
    Good value for money but a few drawbacks”
    Very cheap, TV had a variety of channels including a film channel
    This hotel was really very cheap, so any revue needs to take into consideration the hotel's "budget" status. On this basis it represented good value for money. The room was spacious and clean, the shower worked and there was hot water. The air-coniditioning worked fine too. There was a working television with a number of channels including a film channel. Having said that, my room was, in fact, windowless, which was slightly unpleasant and, during the day there was some quite noisy drilling going on.
    Reviewed August 02, 2011
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Lie from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Family
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2011
    A Good Hotel”
    free wifi in the room, very clean rooms, nice for the price
    Sandakan is a small city. This hotel have not sea view but it is no matter. Just walk within 5 mins could see the sea. No breakfast provided but it is not a big deal. many local restaurant around there. I will suggest my friend to stay here. The room is really clean and comfortable.
    Reviewed July 08, 2011
    6.8
    Good
    Yasir from India
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2018
    Good”
    The water pressure in the bathroom was very low and the shower was leaking.
    Reviewed October 23, 2018
    7.6
    Very good
    DOROTHY from Malaysia
    Couple
    Deluxe
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2017
    Good budget hotel”
    I wouldn't ask much for the price that I paid. Location wise is super strategic near town. However, alot of shops close after 5.30 pm on ward. Very near to Ba Lin restaurant which is a nice plan to hangout and for dinner. Nearby some local supermarket as well.
    Reviewed July 18, 2017
    6.0
    YUEN from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Standard
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2014
    unfriendly staffs”
    value for money. location in sandakan town
    the room is small. and the staffs are not friendly. they dont even know how to greet the customers. well… the bed n pillow is comfortable and the location is centrally located in town. overall its value for money
    Reviewed October 27, 2014
    5.3
    Dean from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe
    Stayed 1 night in August 2014
    don't bother with sandakan”
    value for money
    Average stay, rude lazy staff not willing to say hello or crack a smile let alone help you out with anything. Sandakan is crap only stayed here as a stopover for a flight back to kk from being in sepilok. If staying here for orangutans stay in sepilok itself!!
    Reviewed September 01, 2014
    4.7
    CHANG from Malaysia
    Group
    Standard
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2014
    Standard has dropped from before”
    valued for money, at city centre and got lift
    I stay here two years before and i was very statisfy with it that time. Unfortunately the hotel condition was poor when i stay at this hotel for second time. First of all, the staff at the counter not so friendly, they not mind people's feeling and keep on asking that how many people is staying in a room although i hv ans them. It is very bad attitude. Next, when i enter both room i booked, the room is full of a type of smell. That smell make my friends cannot stay comfortablely in the room. Besides that, the fasilities in the bathroom was so lausy, the water opener in a standard room was not functioning well.The worst thing i feel is that i saw a cockroach in my room, i cannot accept it, so terrible. I won stay in this hotel anymore.
    Reviewed July 31, 2014
    4.3
    ANDY from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Deluxe
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2014
    Good location”
    Near to restaurant, Sandakan central market and sunday market
    Good enough for just bathing and sleeping. Still need a lot of improvement. Hotel room is old. I booked for 3 rooms, all the rooms doors are spoilt. Soap and shampoo given are miserable. Bath towel smell bad. Not really worth for the price we paid.
    Reviewed April 08, 2014
    8.3
    Excellent
    Ridhuan from Malaysia
    Couple
    Deluxe
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2014
    Comfortable experience and value for money”
    easy access, affordable, comfortable
    I came here for a business trip in Sandakan for a few days, bought 2 days through Agoda and extended 2 more days at this hotel, because it was strategically located, easy access to attraction and affordable price. Definitely one to remember!
    Reviewed March 20, 2014
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Mei from Malaysia
    Couple
    Standard
    Stayed 1 night in September 2013
    Awesome hotel with a great deal”
    Clean, simple, quiet
    The hotel was clean, cheap, affordable, provided clean towels. We actually checked in in the middle of the night and the staff was awaken from his sleep however he served us immediately and attentively even though he couldn't find my agoda booking sheet due to the fact that I had just booked through agoda a couple of hours ago and it hasn't been processed yet. But everything was done quickly and no problem!
    Reviewed September 10, 2013
    7.3
    Very good
    JAAFAR from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    Deluxe
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2013
    The hotel is reasonable and in the city centre. ”
    Comfortable and clean room, friendly staff and the location.
    I enjoyed my stay at the hotel as I am used to the hotel already. I stayed a few times there over the last few months. It is conveniently located and it was easy to find places to eat. The sea front is within walking distance and it was very relaxing to sit there watching the scenery.
    Reviewed July 26, 2013
    8.3
    Excellent
    Denise from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Standard
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2012
    Very good value for the money and great location”
    Location, cost
    The room did not have a window, but that was a small price to pay for a clean room with a good bathroom. I have no complaints about this hotel. The wifi signal was strong, it is centrally located and the staff were friendly. For the amount I paid, I consider it to be a really good deal and I would stay there again.
    Reviewed November 21, 2012
    9.0
    Exceptional
    MOLLY from New Zealand
    Group
    Deluxe
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2012
    Best hotel in SE Asia!”
    Clean, safe, helpful staff
    Central Hotel is the cleanist hotel I have stayed in in SE Asia. We had two superior rooms, both were clean with comfortable beds and good showers. Our rooms were serviced daily. The staff are extremely helpful, and speak fantastic english. Sandakan itself is a dirty rathole, but unfortunately is a must stop for tourists to Borneo so it is a great feeling being able to go back to a clean, safe hotel room after a long hot day. I totally recommend this hotel to all, especially for the exceptional price!!
    Reviewed August 28, 2012
    8.0
    Excellent
    michelle from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe
    Stayed 7 nights in July 2012
    Simple and cheap”
    location
    I stayed here for 7 nights. Its very central close to everything. Easy to get to sepilok and to see the other probisucus monkeys. Do ur self a favour and do the river cruise I got it for 300rm. For a solo traveller. I went through the tour place next to a bckpackers close to kfc at the shopping centre. There is no food at the hotel. its a bit noisey due to kids letting fire works off.
    Reviewed August 17, 2012
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