Central Hotel Sandakan
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Central Hotel Sandakan

5A-B&6A-B, Blk 24, Jalan Lebuh 2, Sandakan City Center, Sandakan, Malaysia, 90000
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    Central Hotel Sandakan Reviews

    7.1
    Very good
    /10
    (313 reviews)See what guests said
    6.0
    Review score

    "Good location"

    ching

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    August 24, 2016

    7.6
    Very good value for money

    Things you’ll love about Central Hotel Sandakan

    Things you'll love

    • 110 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    Excellent
    Location
    8.1
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    Excellent location
    Popular
    Nearby
  • Sandakan Heritage Museum130 m
  • Agnes Newton Keith Home430 m
  • Japanese Cemetery430 m
  • The Parish of St Michael and All Angels470 m
  • Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple3.42 km
  • Sandakan Memorial Park9.46 km
  • Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)19.7 km
  • Gomantong Cave Sandakan34.7 km
  • Turtle Islands National Park35.44 km
  • Value for money7.6
    Location rating8.1
    Nearest airportSandakan Airport (SDK)
    Distance to airport8.9 km

    Rooms available at Central Hotel Sandakan

    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
    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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    Run of House
    Run of House
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    • Shower
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    Run of House
    Run of House
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    • Shower
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    Deluxe Single
    Deluxe Single
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      Standard Single
      Standard Single
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        Basic Family
        Basic Family
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          7.6
          Very good

          "Very near to Ba Lin restaurant which is a nice plan to hango..."

          DOROTHY W.

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          July 18, 2017

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          What they offer

          7.6
          Very good

          "Location wise is super strategic near town."

          DOROTHY W.

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          July 18, 2017

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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.

          Reviews of Central Hotel Sandakan from real guests

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          Agoda Reviews (313)Booking.com Reviews (279)
          7.1
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          10
          Cleanliness7.3
          Facilities5.9
          Location8.1
          Room comfort and quality7.5
          Service7.2
          Value for money7.6
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          12345
          2.8
          surinah from Malaysia
          Group
          Standard
          Stayed 1 night in May 2019

          Not Recommended!!!”

          Staff (Malay girl with tudung) at receiptionist counter have bad attitude which is not friendly and arrogant.. She's attend us with no smile and seems like dont want to attend any guest ..she's not even smile or greet welcome to us upon check in process ... For us, she's not even suitable to work as receiptionist at front desk with that kind of attitude..

          Reviewed May 14, 2019
          2.8
          grandchamp from Malaysia
          Business traveler
          Deluxe
          Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

          worse hotel in Sabah !”

          Expensive for the quality and service ! very expensive as printing a A4 document B&W cost RM5 and without bill ! not central hotel but crocodile hotel No water in the room, noisy and dirty place ! I REALLY DON'T RECOMMEND. for the same price you have so many other choices in Sandakan center

          Reviewed May 05, 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
          9.7
          Exceptional
          Paula from Canada
          Couple
          Deluxe
          Stayed 1 night in August 2011

          Nice hotel in a great location”

          Very friendly staff, clean

          We stayed here for just one night but we really enjoyed it. The staff was very, very friendly and the room was very clean and comfortable. The hotel is located close to the waterfront and is surrounded by stores, restaurants and markets. We would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone.

          Reviewed September 04, 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
          8.0
          Excellent
          ching from Malaysia
          Business traveler
          Standard
          Stayed 1 night in July 2018

          good”

          good

          Reviewed January 11, 2019
          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
          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
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          • Excellent location
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