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Arung Hayat Sipadan Adventures Lodge
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6.7 Good guest rating
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"cheap, location with basic amenities."

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  • 8 m²
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  • 23 km
  • Semporna Airport (SMM)
  • 83 km
  • Tawau Airport (TWU)

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  • Cleanliness 5.8
  • Facilities 6.0
  • Location 7.4
  • Room comfort and quality 5.6
  • Service 7.7
  • Value for money 6.8
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  • Cleanliness 10.0
  • Facilities 10.0
  • Location 10.0
  • Service 10.0
  • Value for money 10.0
  • Cleanliness 5.5
  • Facilities 5.4
  • Location 7.3
  • Room comfort and quality 5.5
  • Service 7.8
  • Value for money 6.8
  • Cleanliness 6.0
  • Facilities 6.2
  • Location 7.4
  • Room comfort and quality 5.6
  • Service 7.4
  • Value for money 6.6
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  • Cleanliness 4.6
  • Facilities 5.0
  • Location 5.4
  • Room comfort and quality 4.0
  • Service 7.4
  • Value for money 4.9
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  • Cleanliness 6.3
  • Facilities 6.8
  • Location 8.3
  • Room comfort and quality 5.4
  • Service 8.0
  • Value for money 8.2
Very good
  • Cleanliness 6.2
  • Facilities 5.0
  • Location 7.3
  • Room comfort and quality 7.0
  • Service 8.0
  • Value for money 7.0
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3.6
Natascha from Australia
Solo traveler
Standard Fan
Stayed 4 nights in June 2017
Acceptable”
I tried to contact them regarding the boat transfer from semporna to Mabul, they didn't respond to my email or calls. Then I had to go with another company and pay them. I arrived at Mabul and told them that I had a reservation, they didn't even know that I was coming. Room wasn't ready, no wifi, power only between 6PM-6AM, breakfast only fried rice or noodles, sometimes even no toast, no possibility to get water/coffee/tee during the day, they take it away after breakfast time (all the other hotels had it available all day), staff was very loud and rude, running in front of the guest rooms talking, screaming and laughing starting 6am in the morning. All in all I didn't feel comfortable there, staff wasn't interested in you, never seen them at the bar, always had to bother the kitchen staff (kitchen staff was nice though). There are way cheaper homestays and hotels on the island than you can find on the internet, just take a boat there and search for accomodation when you arrive!
Reviewed June 08, 2017
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3.2
Margaret from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in May 2017
Don't Waste Your Holiday Time Here”
No elec from 6am-6pm so no fan in dark cramped room, no wife in rooms, on the website there is wifi in room and nothing about no electricity. They charge 10RM for coffee that comes in a small package and real junky package creamer too. I tried to book a dive with them 3 times but each time they kept changing the time the dive master would be there, meanwhile the day is ticking away on my time to dive, ended up going with Billabong next door. I left a day early and let them keep the money it was so bad, don't waste your time.
Reviewed May 28, 2017
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3.2
Christine from Australia
Couple
Deluxe Air Conditioning Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2017
Staff were the only positive about this place. ”
We booked 2 deluxe rooms. 1room was ok but the other had leaking toilet, a sink without pipes, shower leaked, our view was of another building being demolished and we paid for the most expensive room! We were moved the second night to a better room but still the toilet leaked. The view was better but that night, management allowed a group to jam in the divers centre until 1am, right opposite the rooms. Hotel manager did help us as much as he could but the hotel definitely needs repairs and updating.
Reviewed May 15, 2017
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6.8
Robert from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Standard Fan
Stayed 5 nights in April 2017
Good base for diving Scuba Junkie”
Was the only accommodation we could get on Mabul. Very basic but kinda cool being on stilts over the water. We only slept here as we spent all our time at Scuba Junkie, which is a 7 min walk away through the village. Disliked that the toilets, shower and wash basin emptied straight into the ocean below. Did all our toilet needs at Scuba Junkie who eco treat their waste.
Reviewed May 01, 2017
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4.0
Leon from Netherlands
Couple
Standard AC Room
Stayed 3 nights in April 2017
Very crappy place, nice staff”
Rooms very small and not clean. Our sink was not working. Water out of the shower is pretty salty (this is in more places, but definitely not all!) Power switches off at 6 in the morning already (so no aircon/fan, it gets very hot instantly. Although one of the cheapest places to stay on the island, we would definitely not recommend it. Better spend a bit more and enjoy a comfortable stay. Staff is very friendly though.
Reviewed April 27, 2017
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5.6
nurul from Malaysia
Family with young children
Deluxe Air Conditioning Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2016
Peaceful. Nice room. Hot shower. Big toilet”
We went there for a family trip where my husband and i stayed at other "usual checkin lodge" and we booked this for thr other family members including our lil baby. Nice and quiet. And the booked room is nice with own balcony overlooking the crystal clear sea where turtles, fishes and other sealifes can be seen clearly right at the doorstep. The balcony became our place to hang out and drink coffee and chit chat. The place provided a large area for bbq. It was an exciting moments where wr purchased fresh live seafoods by the balcony sold by the BAjau laut people. Breakast was so so but no worry. There kampung stalls nearny. Toilet is large so its a comfort for my mom dad and lil baby. Overall will definitely stay here again!
Reviewed April 24, 2017
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9.6
ALICE from Italy
Couple
Standard Fan
Stayed 1 night in April 2017
Perfect if you wanna enjoy Mabul on a budget ”
Nice place and staff. Better for young travelers and or backpackers. We spend the nights there and dive in another place, so was the perfect combination for save some money.
Reviewed April 19, 2017
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6.4
Sebastien from France
Couple
Deluxe Air Conditioning Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2017
Basic rooms”
Basic room, a bit noisy and no hot during the day( no electivity in the day) . The food and cooker are exelent.
Reviewed April 16, 2017
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9.2
Ran from China
Solo traveler
Standard Fan
Stayed 1 night in January 2017
Interesting”
Although electricity is only available in the night,It's the best cost performance choice. Sitting on the bridge of the hotel, you can see sea turtles from time to time. We had great fun with local people on mabul island!
Reviewed January 23, 2017
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3.6
nurul from Malaysia
Family with young children
Deluxe Air Conditioning Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2016
Peaceful , for family with younger children and for own sweet kind of space”
We booked the deluxe aircond room (and it was great as we had the whole corridor to our own ). We have our own corridor overlooking the (boat - highway) , and facing the sunset (captured lots of beautiful family moments). Visibility was good as we can see the clear sea water right in front of our room. Food was not good ( pls bring own bread /tuna/ spreads , and coffe/3in1), lunch/dinner was not provided but hey! it is not an issue - you can either bargain from the Local Bajau Laut for their fresh seafoods - they sell them in their sampan, or you can walk around for cafes by the locals. Dont expect much of a proper , nice reataurant - you are on an island , so just adapt with the surroundings. We opted for family BBQ - so we had our own space at the deluxe aircond corridor. It ws fun (we managed to bargain (Rm100) , for 4ikat of crabs, 6 mantis shrimp, 4 fishes , and almost 1 kg of shells(kerang). Will surely come and book at arung hayat again! Great job.
Reviewed December 03, 2016
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