Hotel City Star
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Hotel City Star

Lot 3A-4B, Block 22, 4th Avenue PO Box 624, Sandakan Malaysia

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3.0
#27 of 31 hotels in Sandakan
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.2 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Value

See why so many travellers make Hotel City Star their hotel of choice when visiting Sandakan. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Rooms at Hotel City Star offer air conditioning providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

Room service is one of the conveniences offered at this hotel. An on-site restaurant will also help to make your stay even more special.

Nearby landmarks such as Bao Gong Temple (1.5 mi) and Kg Pukat Fisherman Village (1.7 mi) make Hotel City Star a great place to stay when visiting Sandakan.

If you’re looking to experience local food favourites like crab, consider a visit to Balin Roof Garden Bar & Bistro, Restoran Seafood Sim-Sim 88, or Sim Sim Seafood Restaurant, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Hotel City Star.

If you are interested in exploring Sandakan, check out a historic site, such as Agnes Newton Keith Home.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Hotel City Star as you experience all of the things Sandakan has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Restaurant
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Mid-range

Location

Lot 3A-4B, Block 22, 4th Avenue PO Box 624, Sandakan Malaysia
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
Places to stay are graded on a 0-100 scale. The higher the grade, the easier it is for travellers to find restaurants and things to do within walking distance.
Grade: 79 out of 100
79
Sandakan Airport
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MaryFremantle wrote a review Jun 2010
Fremantle
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Rooms are moderate size, and clean and comfortable. Good airconditioning. Not a luxery hotel but a good budget choice and well placed for visiting Sandakan.
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Date of stay: June 2010
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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UIB wrote a review Oct 2014
Canada
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We were only spending one night in Sandakan, and weren't looking for any fancy, so we didn't expect too much. We were hoping for a good night's sleep through, and that was hard to come by at this hotel. Walls had no sound baffling, and there the plumbing also transmitted a lot of sound... a toilet would flush three floors above and your would hear it all the way done.

The room wasn't exactly sparkling, but on the positive side the location was central, so if you aren't noise sensitive (or perhaps just willing to use earplugs), it might work for you as a budget hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Robert P wrote a review Aug 2017
Melbourne, Australia
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I'm a casual smoker; and believe me when I say the cigarette smell was choking. I felt dizzy after just half an hour. No doubt the previous guest was at fault. They staffs were pleasant and helpful, but when inquiring for a non-smoking room, they had none. They also could not get rid (or at the very least reduce) the smell. Maybe there was a better room, but I was too dizzy and too tired from travelling to consider any other option except leaving. Checked in at 2pm and Checked out at 7pm. The wifi was strong and easy to use though.
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Date of stay: August 2017
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid taking the room that has ventilation.
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MrOzboy wrote a review Aug 2015
Sydney, Australia
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Reading other reviews about this hotel, this is my honest opinion. The issue at both rooms, which we changed at night is the choke of cigarettes smoke in both rooms. We requested via booking on the website a non smoking room which I don't smoke. Our first room, which was a king bed room, besides the smoke, the noise of a motor from next door building. Extremely loud which we requested to changed room. Only twin share bed was available. The smoke was there on a different level. No wifi in the room, only outside the room or at reception. The shower was only luke warm. Customer service was good and Location was great.
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Date of stay: August 2015Trip type: Travelled solo
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Addie I wrote a review Jul 2013
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Room a bit old..but still comfortable..toilet not clean and bit small..
Cold aircond. Kinda smelly when u enter the room on the 1st time but it gone for a while
Tv. ( tv 1,2,3..akasia channel, AXN and 1 chinese channel..tht all..
Wifi so..so..so only
Lif it will take u a week from grd floor to 4th floor..super slow
Friendly staff...
Worth it for rm80 pnight (through agoda)
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Date of stay: July 2013Trip type: Travelled solo
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coboston wrote a review Jul 2012
Boston
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Was recommended by a local and we enjoyed our 2 days stay. Our family of 4 got a room with 2 full beds with a/c and bath for MR$69/night. We normally pay MR$20 each for dorm beds. It was a treat to hv tv, own bath and a nice clean room in a nice and quieter part of town center in Sandakan. Free Internet too.
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Date of stay: July 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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aisyadaniel wrote a review Dec 2011
4.0 of 5 bubbles
the room rate is similar to hotel london. although the family room bed is not as big, but the bed is clean, the towels smell fresh n plus they have bell boy service n elevator too.. very convenient for those with many baggages n with children. highly recommended.
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Date of stay: December 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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RyanCVV wrote a review Apr 2010
Tawau
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Stay here April 2010. The Superior Family Room is only RM98.00nett. Room is a little small but everything is still acceptable..air-cond, satelite tv, hot cold shower, minibar, toilet amenities, internet facilities in the lobby for free.. Do check their mini bar once you check in. I found their minibar drinks and snacks are not complete. Ensure it with the reception to avoid they are charging you any extra charges with that. Parking space is always available right behind the hotel. Night time it is too quite in this area. But day time it is very crowded of peoples. It is located town area. Will come back if i have the next trip.
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Date of stay: April 2010
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Teo Soon Kiat wrote a review Oct 2016
Kota Kinabalu
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for my monthly business trip for about 9years. Hotel staff is friendly and helpful. Location is near sandakan city centre. The room is average. What you pay is what you get. You can find a indian restaurant(not 24hours) nearby the hotel
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Date of stay: September 2016Trip type: Travelled on business
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hanafeealaydrus wrote a review May 2015
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is very good and the price also very cheap. Good place. I very recommended this place. Center of town and near to everything. Stay here is worthed! 😍😍😍 Everything in this hotel is clean and tidy. The staff also friendly. All is good for me.
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Date of stay: May 2015
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Robert P wrote a tip Aug 2017
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions3 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid taking the room that has ventilation."
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PRICE RANGE
£8 - £15 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MalaysiaSabahSandakan DivisionSandakan
NUMBER OF ROOMS
234
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel City Star
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel City Star?
Nearby attractions include Sandakan Heritage Trail (0.2 miles), Sam Sing Kung Temple (0.3 miles), and Sandakan Harbou (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel City Star?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and room service.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel City Star?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel City Star?
Conveniently located restaurants include Balin Roof Garden Bar & Bistro, English Tea House & Restaurant, and San Da Gen Kopitiam.
Is Hotel City Star located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Sandakan.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel City Star?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Agnes Newton Keith Home (0.3 miles).
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