"It's in good location and value for the money."
Tao - August 16, 2017
Location rating score
The staff is friendly and helpful and the place feels reasonably safe in Semporna where nothing feels completely safe.
Kristian | March 26, 2018
Facilities are well prepared in the room, with shower cap, toothbrush and a sanitary pad.
HO | June 26, 2019
Great location with restaurants, shops and supermarket across the street.
Kristian | March 26, 2018
Will consider stay again when I have chance to go to Semporna next time.
Ming | August 17, 2017
Spacious, clean and it is worth it for a group stay.
FATIN | November 24, 2019
Near semporna jetty and easy access to anywhere
Helmi | March 16, 2019
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||7.7|
|Distance to city center||0.1 km|
|Nearest airport||Semporna Airport (SMM)|
|Distance to airport||3.2 km|
Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.
Sipadan Inn is not 100% smoke-free. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.
"hotel was ok and staff nice."
October 26, 2017
"Rooms and toilet are clean."
March 14, 2018
"Clean and near to jetty"
August 21, 2018
If what you're looking for is a conveniently located hotel in Semporna, look no further than Sipadan Inn. With its location just 0.1 km from the city center and 60 km from the airport, this 3-star hotel attracts numerous travelers each year. For sightseeing options and local attractions, one need not look far as the hotel enjoys close proximity to Hospital Semporna, Sipadan National Park, SOO Clinic.
At Sipadan Inn, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.
32 rooms spread over 2 floors provide a warm and pleasant home away from home. Modern comforts such as television LCD/plasma screen, complimentary instant coffee, complimentary tea, linens, mirror can be found in selected rooms. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the Sipadan Inn the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Semporna.
"I like the hotel with family room."
August 17, 2017
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 0-4 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 5 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
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If you have to be in Semporna...”
i was at the semporna inn for a night in september, 2012 before heading to mabul, and another night on the way back. on my first night, i was trying to sleep and, about 1 am, i heard some noise out in the street. when i opened the drapes to look, i saw a fist fight with about 5 people. the cops showed up, very exciting, but not exactly welcoming. frankly, semporna is a pit, but the semporna inn isn't a bad place to stay if you find yourself there. wi-fi was ok, so was the aircon. free hbo was a nice extra, as well as the free water in the room. hot water in the shower was nice after a week on mabul. the staff seemed nice. no problems with my reservation. walking distance to the seaport.
Good as you're going to get in Semporna”
If you're staying in Semporna, 90% chance or more you are diving. This place is the perfect spot to have a last, nice hot shower before heading off to the islands, and another one on the way back, on the night before your early flight. I've checked out literally all the places around the harbor, and with the exception of the big and way too over-priced Business Hotel a few long blocks away (which I've also stayed at - nothing special), everything you're gonna find in that area is considerably worse than this. So, while by no means a "luxury" experience, Sipadan Inn features clean if basic beds and rooms, free computer & internet in the lobby, a good hot shower and a realtively "not filthy and depressing" night's sleep by the harbor. More than that, you're not going to get in Semporna.
Clean n affordable”
i like the sipadan inn lobby.. it is a good hangout place especially in the night where there's nothing much to do in semporna. there is wifi in the lobby and they sell cold drinks as well. the rooms are clean and there's a variety of tv programmes like fox movies etc.
Good basic hotel”
We stayed one night in the Sipadan Inn on our way to Mabul. It was pretty basic, but perfectly adequate and great value for the money. They don't have a restaurant but there was a good local restaurant and a large supermarket just across the street. The staff were friendly and we were very happy with our choice for an overnight stop in Semporna.
Comfortable and convenient hotel”
Was diving with Sipadan Scuba, day trips from Semporna. This hotel is situated between the Sipadan Scuba office and their (current) equipment store, so very convenient - minimal distance to lug stuff around. Plus more upmarket than the Holiday Dive centre hotel. Room only basis, eating out in town (so ignore food/dining rating which I couldn't omit). Just round the corner from Scuba Junkie, and restaurants and shops, and has computers in reception area for internet access. In a street away from the waterfront, so does not suffer from low tide smells, or noise from waterfront restaurants. Sipadan Inn II is on the water front.
Probably the best hotel for the price in Semporna”
Sipadan Inn is centrally located in Semporna, close to all restaurants, dive shops and other shops, nightlife (if there is really one, I mean, Semporna is a small town dedicated to fishing and diving so, no real nightlife there). Service was super, room was clean, AC worked fine, bed was comfortable and staff was also nice. I booked my room for approx. $100 canadian on Agoda and I am pretty sure you could not get more bang for your buck.
Very decent budget hotel”
Sipadan Inn is a very comfortable option in Semporna - clean modern rooms, free wi-fi, very comfy beds, hot shower. Service friendly and prompt. I would compare it to Tune Hotels (which doesn't operate in Semporna). Would definitely stay again
We just stayed at semporna for a night and checked out early next morning heading to mabul island, semporna is small town, sipadan inn is close to watsons, jetty and restaurants and mall. the bath room is clean too. good value
This hotel is clean hotel in a filthy city, Semporna. We stayed only one night at Sipadan Inn after diving at Mabul. The room is clean and basic, but has all the facilties like tv, internet, kettle with tea and coffee, bathroom, AC. The staff is nice but they don't know much about the public transport. The big buses leave in the morning. Mini buses during the whole day.
Perfect for a stopover”
rooms are basic, but clean and comfortable. the staff were friendly and helpful. met my needs for my one-night stopover before heading out to stay nearer mabul/sipadan. lots of dive shops nearby if you want to make your base out of semporna. there's a morning market one block away to get a feel for the local culture. nothing out of the ordinary happened. that makes it a plus for me.
Great location with nice room”
I was having a short trip to Semporna and stayed in in this hotel. The room although small but everythings are provided, i was amazed that even a comb they also provide it complimentary. The location is strategic, is convenience. is a good choice when staying at semporna And, the wifi connection is good... somehow is better than some higher class hotel...
More than we have expected”
For Semporna city conditions, which are on a very low level, this is a very nice hotel. we stayed there only one night, as there is not much to do in Semporna (only departure point for Mabul), but were very satisfied with our stay. Also the restaurants, supermarkets and all main diving shops
Great hotel, great value for money”
we stayed 1 night in the hotel, wish we had more time to spend at the sipadan inn. Really great value for the price and friendly staff
Affordable cheap and comfortable room”
My stay at the sipadan inn in general is not too bad. Better than what I initially expected after reading the reviews. I was provided 1st floor which is a corner room. The bathroom do have a certain smell to it for some reason, but it was clean. Sheets/towels seems to have smallstain here and there. At first I thought it was bed bugs, but the sheets might have came from another room after washing. Cleaning of sheets and towels are not well done, there are stains all over. If you're a hygienic person, you may find it disgusting. Overall i was there for my open water course and i had to travel to mabul with scuba junkie every day (3 days to complete the course). Boat transfer to mabul takes 1 hour.
I guess you get what you pay for. This is an old dated hotel and though it is clean the rooms have their own particular odour. In a central part of Semporna with easy access to the shops, food and the wharf it can be noisy at times. Having said this, it is perfectly fine if you are wanting somewhere to lay your head for the night on your way through to the Islands for water sports. I wouldn't stay in Semporna itself for longer than need be though as there is nothing really to do and with the influx of tourists also comes problem of local kids looking for easy money.
Basic and comfortable stop over”
It was a convenient and comfortable stop over before my dive vacation (Sipadan). For the non fussy traveler, Sipadan Inn is value for money. This no frills budget Inn has easy access to food, dive shops and a big supermarket (Giant) just 1-2 mins by foot. However, for super light sleepers and travelers with many/heavy luggage, this inn may not be the best option.
Clean new hotel and great value”
we stayed here after diving at seaventures . newer and much nicer than sipadan inn- the original. great price for clean room and bathroom. felt like a clean oasis after walking the streets if semporna. perfect place to stay before or after your diving.
Perfect for short stay before dive getaway”
Perfectly adequate and very clean hotel for one night stay before transferring to the dive paradise of Sipadan. Semporna not much of a destination in itself but the Sipadan Inn was a cheap, clean and well located hotel to stay for the night.
A welcome surprise in a dull area.”
a nice hotel and an exellent option for diving accomodation as for a reasonable price you get a clean comfortable private room, aircon, hot shower and tv. right next to sipadan scuba (who we chose to dive with) and other dive operators. scuba junkie is just round the corner. we complained about the first room in that the shower wasn't working and the cleaner's cupboards were right next to our room (they were very noisy very early in the morning). we switched rooms and both issues were resolved. however this room was at the front of the hotel and the mosque woke us up each day around 5am. we decided just to put up with it. overall the hotel was a welcome surprise in a dull area.
Clean comfortable hotel, excellent value”
a nice hotel and an exellent option for diving accomodation as for reasonable price you get a clean comfortable private room, aircon, hot shower and tv. right next to sipadan scuba (who we chose to dive with) and other dive operators. scuba junkie is just round the corner. we complained about the first room in that the shower wasn't working and the cleaner's cupboards were right next to our room (they were very noisy very early in the morning). we switched rooms and both issues were resolved. however this room was at the front of the hotel and the mosque woke us up each day around 5am. we decided just to put up with it. overall the hotel was a welcome surprise in a dull area. room comfort only let down by noise.
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!