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Sepilok Nature Resort
9.0 Excellent

11.8 mi from city centre, Sandakan Show on map

ExcellentBased on 444 reviews
9.0

This comfortable resort in Sandakan offers complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as a 24-hour reception and a tour desk. It also provides an airport shuttle, a BBQ/picnic area and a terrace.

Amanson Signature Hotel
8.5 Excellent

2.9 mi from city centre, Sandakan Show on map

ExcellentBased on 12 reviews
8.5

Amanson Signature Hotel is situated on Borneo (Malaysia) and provides 3.5-star facilities as well as free Wi-Fi. It also offers a tour desk, luggage storage and a 24-hour reception.

Sepilok Jungle Resort
8.2 Excellent

11.6 mi from city centre, Sandakan Show on map

ExcellentBased on 342 reviews
8.2

Located in Sandakan, Sepilok Jungle Resort is within a 25-minute drive of Sandakan Airport and offers an outdoor pool and a sauna. There is also a gym with a swimming pool.

D North Star Hotel & Spa
8.8 Excellent

3.3 mi from city centre, Sandakan Show on map

ExcellentBased on 7 reviews
8.8

This comfortable hotel in Sandakan offers free Wi-Fi, as well as a 24-hour reception and massage services. It also provides laundry facilities, room service and a lift.

One Avenue Hotel
8.2 Excellent

4.8 mi from city centre, Sandakan Show on map

ExcellentBased on 11 reviews
8.2

One Avenue Hotel Sandakan is situated in Sandakan and features free Wi-Fi. It also offers luggage storage and a 24-hour reception.

The Mark's Lodge
7.4 Good

3.3 mi from city centre, Sandakan Show on map

GoodBased on 31 reviews
7.4

The Mark's Lodge provides a comfortable setting while in Sandakan. It offers 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

Sabah Hotel Sandakan
8.4 Excellent

0.6 mi from city centre, Sandakan Show on map

ExcellentBased on 644 reviews
8.4

Boasting a sauna and an outdoor pool, Sabah Hotel is situated in Sandakan and provides modern accommodation. It offers 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

Sepilok Forest Edge Resort
8.8 Excellent

11.6 mi from city centre, Sandakan Show on map

ExcellentBased on 653 reviews
8.8

Sepilok Forest Edge Resort is ideally located in Sandakan, and provides an outdoor pool and a sauna. It also offers a concierge, laundry facilities and a currency exchange.

S'Kan Styles Hotel
7.8 Good

0.1 mi from city centre, Sandakan Show on map

GoodBased on 423 reviews
7.8

S'kan Styles Hotel Sandakan is situated in Sandakan and features free wireless internet. It has 3-star rooms with views of the sea.

Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat
8.5 Excellent

13.1 mi from city centre, Sandakan Show on map

ExcellentBased on 410 reviews
8.5

This comfortable lodge in Sandakan provides free Wi-Fi, as well as a free shuttle service and a car rental desk. It also features a tour desk, luggage storage and laundry facilities.

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Cheapest month:September
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Average price in Sandakan:£42/night
Absolute cheapest price found:£4/night
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Most expensive day:Tuesday
£11 - £107
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S'Kan Styles Hotel
7.8 Good

0.1 mi from city centre, Sandakan Show on map

S'kan Styles Hotel Sandakan is situated in Sandakan and features free wireless internet. It has 3-star rooms with views of the sea.

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One Avenue Hotel
8.2 Excellent

4.8 mi from city centre, Sandakan Show on map

One Avenue Hotel Sandakan is situated in Sandakan and features free Wi-Fi. It also offers luggage storage and a 24-hour reception.

£13
Avg. per night
MJ Hotel
8.7 Excellent

5.6 mi from city centre, Sandakan Show on map

This comfortable inn in Sandakan offers free Wi-Fi, as well as room service and a 24-hour reception. It also provides a lift.

£14
Avg. per night
Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat
8.5 Excellent

13.1 mi from city centre, Sandakan Show on map

This comfortable lodge in Sandakan provides free Wi-Fi, as well as a free shuttle service and a car rental desk. It also features a tour desk, luggage storage and laundry facilities.

£16
Avg. per night
S'Kan Styles Hotel
7.8 Good

0.1 mi from city centre, Sandakan Show on map

S'kan Styles Hotel Sandakan is situated in Sandakan and features free wireless internet. It has 3-star rooms with views of the sea.

£18
Avg. per night
Amanson Signature Hotel
8.5 Excellent

2.9 mi from city centre, Sandakan Show on map

Amanson Signature Hotel is situated on Borneo (Malaysia) and provides 3.5-star facilities as well as free Wi-Fi. It also offers a tour desk, luggage storage and a 24-hour reception.

£19
Avg. per night
The Mark's Lodge
7.4 Good

3.3 mi from city centre, Sandakan Show on map

The Mark's Lodge provides a comfortable setting while in Sandakan. It offers 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

£19
Avg. per night
Sepilok Jungle Resort
8.2 Excellent

11.6 mi from city centre, Sandakan Show on map

Located in Sandakan, Sepilok Jungle Resort is within a 25-minute drive of Sandakan Airport and offers an outdoor pool and a sauna. There is also a gym with a swimming pool.

£21
Avg. per night
D North Star Hotel & Spa
8.8 Excellent

3.3 mi from city centre, Sandakan Show on map

This comfortable hotel in Sandakan offers free Wi-Fi, as well as a 24-hour reception and massage services. It also provides laundry facilities, room service and a lift.

£24
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Sandakan

2 stars or below

£13 - £63

No. 1 most popular

£63
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No. 2 most popular

£21
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Best value

One Avenue Hotel
8.2 Excellent
£13
Avg. per night
3 stars

£18 - £49

No. 1 most popular

£49
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No. 2 most popular

£19
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Best value

£18
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Where to stay in Sandakan

About Sandakan

Sandakan is a bustling city overlooking the Bay of Sandakan, where international trade and rich World War II history has produced an array of global restaurants and fascinating memorials. The city’s thriving seafood scene is complemented by immersive river cruises, tropical-style bars and surrounding nature experiences.

Things to do

Discover Sandakan’s sobering World War II history at Sandakan Memorial Park, where a rainforest garden now stands on the site of a Japanese POW camp that held over 2,000 Australian and British soldiers. Afterwards, head over to the Sandakan Heritage Museum and explore old photographs and memorabilia showcasing the city’s past. It’s located near the Sandakan Liberation Monument, which commemorates the civilians who died during World War II.

If you’re interested in Chinese culture and architecture, visit the historic Sam Sing Kung Temple that was built in 1887. The temple is part of the Sandakan Heritage Trail, which takes you around the city centre ticking off notable buildings, including the centuries-old Masjid Jamik, Agnes Keith House and the Goddess of Mercy Temple. Don’t miss climbing the Stairs with a Hundred Steps, which will reward you with uninterrupted views of Sandakan and the distant bay.

Do you love animals? Tick off one or more of Sandakan’s nearby wildlife attractions, particularly the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, where you can see friendly orangutans up close. Swap primates for reptiles at the Sandakan Crocodile Farm, which is also home to ostriches and fish.

Outdoor adventurers will love exploring the Gomantong Caves, which are a series of expansive limestone caves where you can hop on guided walking tours. You can also learn more about the region’s ancient rainforest at the Rainforest Discovery Centre or cruise over to Turtle Islands National Park to see turtles laying eggs or turtle hatchlings during specific seasons.

Getting around

Sandakan is reached by flying into Sandakan Airport or catching buses from Kota Kinabalu. You can get around town using taxis, buses, communal vans or hired motorbikes.

Sandakan travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Sandakan?

    One of the most popular hotels in Sandakan is Sabah Hotel Sandakan, which has been reviewed by 644 users and currently has a rating of 8.4/10. Other top-rated locations include Sepilok Nature Resort and Sepilok Forest Edge Resort, which have received 9.0/10 and 8.8/10 ratings from our users, respectively.

  • What is a good hotel near Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre?

    Sepilok Nature Resort is a good hotel close to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre - it has scored 9.0 over 444 reviews from HotelsCombined users.