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Borneo Royale Hotel
Tawau,Tawau - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Fitness center
  6. Sauna
  7. Luggage storage
  8. Cash withdrawal
"It was really good. My family and I went over for around 1 week to settle some mind boggling matters and the stay here was really relaxing easing our stress and pressure. The view was wonderful especially that we had a high-floor room with windows all over giving us a panoramic view of the deep ocean and majestic mountains. The service was impeccable! It was Chinese New Year and Tawau was much a ghost town and taxi was no where to be found at night. We were stuck at the hospital in the middle of the night thinking that we r going walking back to the hotel. But I thought to try my luck and called the hotel. Although I could not really understand them due to the heavy accent, but they came by the hospital within 10 minutes an brought us back safe and sound in a huge MPV. i felt so happy with them and although so late at night, they still served with a smile. The breakfast and dinner were superb too. loads of variety of very good quality. And the view from the restaurant was so good too. On the 3rd day of our stay, I was feeling a little bored and went for a little work after some business and found a shopping mall linked to the hotel. Even bought a blouse there. The hotel made an otherwise difficult time very much pleasant and relaxing. Thanks to the staff and their great service. Wld definitely go back to this hotel. The best in Tawau!"
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7.4

Very good

5468 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 51
LA Hotel
Tawau,Tawau - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. Bar
  5. Laundry service
  6. Restaurants
  7. Room service
  8. Family room
8.7

Excellent

688 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 46
Shervinton Executive Boutique Hotel
Tawau,Tawau - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Shuttle service
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Sauna
  6. Spa
  7. Check-in/out [express]
  8. Luggage storage
"I stayed in this hotel on business, so I only used the room to sleep and to do some paperwork. I liked the patient and helpful staff. Dealt with counter staff (who processed my check in with the Agoda voucher) and maintenance (silly me didn't know how to switch the TV on!) and breakfast people. Breakfast offered were more than enough for me. Noodles, rice, bread, porridge + condiments, fluffy buns, croissants, chicken, eggs, juices, tea, coffee.. Location was perfect for me, as there was a taxi stand next to the hotel, as well as a supermarket in the next block. To potential customers, many hotels in Tawau are part of shop blocks and this hotel is the same. In the same block were a few eating places and I highly recommend 'Restoran Ingat' for its tasty dishes. Not kosher though ('halal'). The 'interesting' bit was the bathroom. It was an open plan one (!) and only a curtain separated the toilet from the room. The shower cubicle had frosted glass. If my roommate were my husband, it would pose no problem. But if my roommate were my colleague... hmm, there just may be some issues. Especially if I were to suffer a bad stomach upset and spend a productive time on the throne.. hahaha. Anyway I was alone in the room so productive times weren't an issue. My other business colleague had a bathroom with a door, by the way. So maybe I got the honeymoon room "
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7.8

Very good

4355 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 40
MB Hotel
Tawau,Tawau - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. Luggage storage
  5. Car park [free of charge]
  6. Contactless check-in/out
  7. Coffee shop
  8. Laundry service
"The room is very clean and tidy, it’s also very wide and large. We’re very satisfied with the best cost performance. Breakfast is unexpectedly good. It only take us 35 minutes to the Tawau airport. There’re also a lot of wonderful handicraft stores near the hotel. Foods in this town are very delicious and cheap."
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7.9

Very good

3702 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 35
OYO 43959 Astana Hotel
Tawau,Tawau - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. Luggage storage
  5. Contactless check-in/out
  6. Wi-Fi in public areas
  7. Family room
  8. Smoking area
"I stayed here for 1 night on a business trip. I didnt expect the hotel to be good, but it was!.. Not only is it affordable, it is also cheap. Its close to the supermarket where i got my night snacks, there is adjacent restaurant (good food). And i got my friend and collegues souvenir (mostly food) from the famous nearby local market. Walking distance was abt 3 mins give or take. The hotel staff was friendly enough and helpful. The room was surprisingly big and clean. What i love the most is the bed. It has a 4 STAR quality bed. Really worth my money, esp when on a tight budget. I would def recommend this hotel to all my friends with a thin budget. AWESOME!!!!"
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6.9

Very good

1596 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 15
De Choice Hotel Tawau
Tawau,Tawau - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Restaurants
  6. Room service
  7. Wi-Fi in public areas
  8. Rental car
7.7

Very good

468 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 18
Pertama Lodge
Tawau,Tawau - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. Luggage storage
  5. Check-in/out [private]
  6. Sauna
  7. Spa
  8. Shops
"Good option for short stay in Tawau. But cleanliness need to be improve.got cigarette butt left inside when we enter the room. The receptionist staff (the lady) morning shift need to put more smile in her face..overall stay was good..worth of money.."
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7.9

Very good

976 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 19
My Inn Hotel
Tawau,Tawau - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Front desk [24-hour]
  3. Luggage storage
  4. Shops
  5. Safety deposit boxes
  6. Wi-Fi in public areas
  7. Family room
  8. Security [24-hour]
"There is not too much choice for hotels in Tawau, and I am glad I stayed here. This hotel is very cheap compared to the quality. The room is nice, the bathroom is surprisingly good quality, the bed is firm, what else do you need? Maybe breakfast, which they unfortunately do not have."
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8.2

Excellent

2373 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 27
Marco Polo Hotel - Tawau
Tawau,Tawau - View on map
  1. Front desk [24-hour]
  2. Check-in/out [express]
  3. Luggage storage
  4. Daily housekeeping
  5. Smoke-free property
  6. Ironing service
  7. Smoke alarms
  8. Non-smoking rooms
"old hotel.. but you get almost everything here.. easy access to town area.. near food stall and restaurant.. 7e just few steps behind.. staff are so nice..from guard to front counter.. really didn’t expect that from a small old hotel in tawau.."
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8

Excellent

3588 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 25
Heritage Hotel
Tawau,Tawau - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. Check-in/out [express]
  5. Luggage storage
  6. Laundry service
  7. Safety deposit boxes
  8. Tours
"Not much to say. I stayed one night in transit to Semporna. Advantages are 1.Service was quick, 2.room was big, 3.wifi was available. However, a point to note is that the shower area is quite small even thought the bathroom is sizable. Heritage hotel is on the same street as a few other hotels in the new part of Tawau town, hence comparatively safe. There is a sort of night market at the corner of the hotel street and along Dunlop street that sells local food for takeaway. During my stay, I realized that I forget to bring my diver's certification card and had to electronically transfer the image from Singapore. The front desk was very helpful in assisting me to connect to the wifi network when I met some initial technical issues. In conclusion, I have no regrets choosing this hotel and would choose this hotel again if I ever in Tawau overnight again."
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7.6

Very good

1307 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 28

Fast facts about Tawau, Malaysia

Accommodations135 properties
Popular hotelShervinton Executive Boutique Hotel
Popular areaTawau
Nightly rates from$12
AirportTawau Airport

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Frequently asked questions

What are the most well-known hotels in Tawau?

Several of our most in demand properties in Tawau are Marco Polo Hotel - Tawau, LA Hotel and My Inn Hotel.

What are the best properties in Tawau for couples?

Places to stay in Tawau that are remarkably rated by couples include Shervinton Executive Boutique Hotel, Borneo Royale Hotel and Marco Polo Hotel - Tawau.

What are the best hotels in Tawau for families?

Hotels in Tawau that are significantly rated by families include Shervinton Executive Boutique Hotel, Borneo Royale Hotel and Marco Polo Hotel - Tawau.

What resorts in Tawau have the best breakfast?

Verified tourists to Tawau have given amazing reviews for the breakfast at Shervinton Executive Boutique Hotel, Borneo Royale Hotel and MB Hotel.

What are the most suitable hotels in Tawau for group tourists?

Accommodations located in Tawau that are very highly rated by group visitors are Shervinton Executive Boutique Hotel, Borneo Royale Hotel and Marco Polo Hotel - Tawau.

What accommodations around Tawau are well rated with respect to facilities?

Propertiesin Tawau which is very highly rated regarding facilities include Monaco Hotel, Macagawa Homestay and Homestay Tawau.

What are some of the preferred holiday rentals in Tawau?

Holiday rentals in Tawau that is exceptionally rated with regards to service include Jalan Kuhara 300 mbps Family Fun bungalow Homestay, D’Alisya Homestay and Little Megah 小美家 -Next to Garden City, 8-10 Guests.

What are the very best accommodations around Tawau with airport transfer?

Properties that has airport transfer around Tawau which are highly rated include I-VISTA HOTEL, I-VISTA HOTEL and I-VISTA HOTEL.

What are some approaching holidays in Tawau?

The forthcoming holidays in city_name include Hari Raya Puasa (End of Ramadan) on 4/10/2024, Hari Raya Puasa Holiday on 4/11/2024, and Labour Day on 5/1/2024.

Are foreign travelers allowed into Tawau?

Foreign travelers are allowed into Tawau, based on our most up-to-date information. Due to evolving restrictions, we suggest you check out here for additional information.

Is pre-departure covid test required for fully vaccinated tourists to enter Tawau?

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test is not required to enter Tawau. For updated and in depth information on travel restrictons, please visit the official websites of the travel authority or government of the country you wish to travel to, or go to here.

What vaccines are accepted in Tawau?

Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech, CanSinoBIO, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Oxford/AstraZeneca, Sinopharm/BIBP, Sinovac are currently recognized and accepted by the national health authority of the country that includes Tawau.

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More about Tawau

Discovering Tawau: Fun Facts and Hidden Gems

Tawau is a small town located in the southeastern part of Sabah, Malaysia. The town is known for its natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and bustling markets. One of the fun facts about Tawau is that it is home to the tallest tropical tree in the world, the Yellow Meranti. The tree stands at 88.32 meters tall and is located in the Tawau Hills Park. Another interesting fact is that Tawau is the third-largest town in Sabah, with a population of over 400,000 people. Tawau is also home to several hidden gems that are worth exploring. One of these hidden gems is the Maliau Basin Conservation Area, also known as the Lost World of Sabah. The area is a protected rainforest that is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including orangutans, gibbons, and clouded leopards. Another hidden gem is the Teck Guan Cocoa Museum, which showcases the history of cocoa production in Tawau and offers visitors a chance to taste some of the best chocolate in the region.

Top Reasons to Visit Tawau, Malaysia

Tawau is a must-visit destination for travelers looking to experience the natural beauty of Malaysia. The town is located on the coast, which means there are plenty of opportunities for water-based activities such as snorkeling, diving, and fishing. Tawau is also home to several beautiful beaches, including Kalumpang Beach and Balung River Eco Resort Beach. Aside from its natural beauty, Tawau is also known for its rich cultural heritage. The town is home to several museums and historical sites, including the Tawau Japanese War Memorial and the Chinese Temple. Visitors can also explore the bustling markets of Tawau, such as the Central Market and the Sabindo Market, which offer a wide range of local products and souvenirs.

Getting to Tawau: Your Ultimate Travel Guide

Getting to Tawau is relatively easy, as the town is well-connected to other parts of Malaysia and neighboring countries. The easiest way to get to Tawau is by air, as the town has its own airport, the Tawau Airport. The airport is serviced by several airlines, including AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines, and Malindo Air, which offer flights to and from major cities in Malaysia and other countries in the region. Another way to get to Tawau is by bus. The town has a bus station that is serviced by several bus companies, including Sipitang Express and Borneo Express. Visitors can take a bus from Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan, or other cities in Sabah to get to Tawau.

Unforgettable Experiences: Fun Things to Do in Tawau

There are plenty of fun things to do in Tawau, whether you're traveling solo or with a group. One of the top things to do in Tawau is to visit the Tawau Hills Park, which is home to several hiking trails, waterfalls, and hot springs. Visitors can also go bird watching, camping, and jungle trekking in the park. Another fun activity to do in Tawau is to visit the Teck Guan Cocoa Museum, which offers a unique insight into the history of cocoa production in the region. Visitors can learn about the cocoa production process, taste some of the best chocolates in the region, and purchase souvenirs at the museum shop. For those who love the beach, Tawau has several beautiful beaches, including Kalumpang Beach and Balung River Eco Resort Beach. Visitors can go swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling at these beaches. Tawau is also a great place to go fishing, as the town is located on the coast and has several fishing spots.

Why Book Your Tawau Hotel with Agoda.com?

Agoda.com is the best place to book your Tawau hotel, as it offers a wide range of affordable and hassle-free hotel bookings. Agoda.com has several partner hotels in Tawau, including Borneo Royale Hotel, MB Hotel, Shervinton Executive Boutique Hotel, Marco Polo Hotel - Tawau, and My Inn Hotel. These hotels offer a range of amenities, including free Wi-Fi, swimming pools, and on-site restaurants. One of the benefits of booking your Tawau hotel with Agoda.com is that you can easily compare prices and read reviews from other travelers. Agoda.com also offers a best price guarantee, which means that if you find a lower price for the same hotel on another website, Agoda.com will match the price or refund the difference.

Best Time to Visit Tawau: Weather, Festivals, and More

The best time to visit Tawau is between March and October, as this is the dry season and the weather is generally warm and sunny. The town experiences heavy rainfall between November and February, which can make it difficult to enjoy outdoor activities. Tawau is also known for its festivals, which are held throughout the year. One of the biggest festivals in Tawau is the Tawau International Cultural Festival, which is held in April and celebrates the town's cultural diversity. The festival features traditional music, dance, and food from different ethnic groups in the region.

Tips for Travelers: How to Make the Most of Your Tawau Trip

To make the most of your Tawau trip, it's important to plan ahead and pack accordingly. Make sure to bring comfortable shoes and clothing for hiking and outdoor activities. It's also a good idea to bring insect repellent and sunscreen, as the town is located in a tropical climate. When exploring Tawau, it's important to respect the local culture and customs. Visitors should dress modestly when visiting religious sites and remove their shoes before entering temples and mosques. Visitors should also be mindful of their behavior and avoid littering or damaging the natural environment.

Where to Stay in Tawau: A Guide to the Best Neighborhoods

Tawau has several neighborhoods that offer a range of accommodation options for travelers. One of the best neighborhoods to stay in Tawau is the town center, which is home to several hotels, restaurants, and markets. The town center is also close to several attractions, such as the Tawau Hills Park and the Central Market. Another popular neighborhood to stay in Tawau is the Balung area, which is located on the coast and offers several beachfront resorts and hotels. The Balung area is a great place to stay for travelers who want to enjoy water-based activities such as snorkeling and diving.

Taste of Tawau: Must-Try Food and Drinks

Tawau is known for its delicious food and drinks, which are a mix of Malay, Chinese, and indigenous flavors. One of the must-try dishes in Tawau is the Tawau Nasi Kuning, which is a type of yellow rice that is served with chicken, beef, or fish. Another popular dish is the Tawau Laksa, which is a spicy noodle soup that is made with coconut milk and seafood. For those with a sweet tooth, Tawau is also known for its desserts, such as the Kuih Cincin and the Kuih Bahulu. Visitors can also try the local coffee, which is made with beans that are grown in the region.

Getting Around Tawau: Transportation Options and Tips

Getting around Tawau is relatively easy, as the town has several transportation options. One of the best ways to get around Tawau is by taxi, which is affordable and convenient. Visitors can also rent a car or motorbike to explore the town and its surroundings. Another way to get around Tawau is by bus. The town has a bus station that is serviced by several bus companies, including Sipitang Express and Borneo Express. Visitors can take a bus to get to other parts of Sabah or neighboring countries. Overall, Tawau is a beautiful town that offers a range of natural and cultural attractions for travelers. Whether you're looking to explore the rainforest, relax on the beach, or taste the local cuisine, Tawau has something for everyone. And with Agoda.com, booking your Tawau hotel is easy and hassle-free.