The Elopura Hotel
Payments made by partners impact the order of prices displayed. Room types may vary.
The listings of booking offers for each property take into account the compensation paid to us by our partners. Prices shown may be for varying room types. Prices displayed are the lowest available, corresponding to the least expensive room type available, as provided from our partners as of the time of the user’s search.

The Elopura Hotel

HS 12 Sandakan Harbour Square, Sandakan 90000 Malaysia
Traveller (113)
Room & Suite (42)
Dining (7)

View prices for your travel dates

Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect nightly room rates, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.

About

3.5
#5 of 31 hotels in Sandakan
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
The Elopura Hotel located on the East Coast of Sabah which also known as “Land below the Wind”. Elopura name itself was the first name of Sandakan when it was found by William B Pryer back in 1879. British North Borneo Company named Elopura because of the meaning “Beautiful Town”. Our location come with a glorious view of Sulu Sea alongside the bay. The Elopura Hotel, offers a sublime slice of modern concept with locality ambience and a simplicity touch of historical elements. Making your first step inside hotel’s lobby, you will feast your eyes with a legendary film maker gigantic pictures along the legendary musician. With 131 rooms stand on strategic location, connectivity to various areas will ease your convenience. Our guest can discover locality culture in a step away from the door and comfort of every rooms.
Read more
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
On-demand films
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Malay

Location

HS 12 Sandakan Harbour Square, Sandakan 90000 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: 77 out of 100
77
Sandakan Airport
193Reviews3Q+A56Room tips

Reviews
We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.

Traveller rating
  • 36
  • 81
  • 58
  • 13
  • 5
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Detailed Reviews
Sub C wrote a review Jan 2020
Hong Kong, China1,294 contribution100 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
THis hotel surprised me as a good nice hotel but at econ price . It is a no nonsense hotel in the water front heart of Sandakan , its next to the Sheraton Hotel and opposite to the famous shopping mall , and 2 minutes to the seafood market and many restaurants near by . There are many local eateries and grocery stores nearby . The room is colorful and clean and every little thing things work in the room . The breakfast area is nice with full sea view and the food is generous and free . I will definitely stay here next time I go to Sandarkan
Read more
Date of stay: January 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: a room with sea view higher up
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Response from Betsy_LL, Front Office Manager at The Elopura Hotel
Responded 18 Feb 2020
Dear Sub C, Thank you for your valuable feedback! We are delighted to hear that you had a great time staying with us. Rest assured that your wonderful comments have been shared among our team as an avenue for further improvements, as well as to encourage ourselves to always do our best in order to deliver the best possible service. I look forward to welcoming you back to S'kan Styles Hotel and the wonderful nature city of Sandakan town in the near future. Warmest regards, The Management
Read more
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
sanmame wrote a review Oct 2023
76 contributions48 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Conveniently located hotel in the heart of Sandakan. Right next to the best mall and many restaurants. Rooms are a bit small but have all the necessities. Music was playing outside until 10pm and there are people out until late. Breakfast is not really worth it for the price, go instead to cafe San Dan Gen for fresh smoothies, pastry, omelettes and French toast.
Read more
Date of stay: October 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
lzevud wrote a review Oct 2023
Perth, Australia611 contributions167 helpful votes
+1
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Conveniently located opposite of Harbour Mall, the biggest shopping centre of Sandakan, there are plenty of eateries / local shopping opportunities nearby, all within walking distance of this hotel.

Nevertheless, I personally thought that the rooms were small and felt a little unkempt. Breakfast was served at ground floor facing the sea but the choices were rather limited. Surroundings can be a little noisy at night if you are a light sleeper as well.

Bathroom was again rather small, not to mention that the water pressure was really low.

Overall an average stay. If you travel without personal transport then this hotel might be attractive, otherwise I believe that there are better alternatives around.
Read more
Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
SavageE wrote a review Jan 2020
Montreal, Canada67 contributions40 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very comfortable hotel (if not a 5 stars) for the price paid (25 USD) for. King with ocean view including breakfast (that’s where this place lost some points for me).

Clean,comfy bed and pretty large room with modern bathroom that had plenty of hot water and pressure. Very calm with a view of the bay with its many ships in the distance. Perfectly situated next to a big mall with supermarket, laundromat and a variety of relatively affordable Asian style restaurants with alcohol service on the seafront .

The included breakfast was served in a bland cafeteria style restaurant next door from the hotel. Mostly Asian style food offered served rather cold by uninterested staff. Sad really since the staff at the hotel is great and helpful.

Was perfect for the 2 days we spent in Sandakan to explore the area. Very good choice for our needs. Close to minibus station to get to Sepilok.

Note than the worn-out carpets in the corridors are not an indication of the cleanliness of the rooms.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Response from Betsy_LL, Front Office Manager at The Elopura Hotel
Responded 18 Feb 2020
Dear SavageE, Thank you for staying with us, and appreciate you taking time to share your feedback on the hotel. It always our deep honour to have your strong support to the Hotel at all time. We are very glad to know that the products, services and facilities provided were up to your expectations, and most importantly that you happy staying with us. It feels great that our team member gave you such a good impression in your overall experience. We are delighted to hear it and this is the greatest reward for the entire team. We will share your kind words with the entire team and it will be a great motivation to them continuously deliver an outstanding service to everyone. The hotel's whereas strategically located at the city centered definitely bring convenience to all our guests, especially it is less than one minutes to the mall and local central market within walking distance. The management already started the cleaning carpet project so the corridors will looks nicely and clean in the future time. We wish to see you again soon and Sandakan always welcome you! Best Regards, The Management
Read more
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Storyteller wrote a review Jul 2023
London, United Kingdom22 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Central in the main town, great base for day tours to the parks/sanctuary/River.

Few options for food along the waterfront.
Sandakan seems a quiet town with a few tourists but mainly local (v friendly) population, clearly a short stop/jump off spot.

Options for 'drinks' are few - this is a no alcohol establishment, but there is a roof bar 3 mins walk for an evening beverage (the baling Hotel roof).

Very clean..comfy bed, great aircon and hot shower.
For the price the included breakfast had fresh fruits, to order omelets /eggs/ rice/ noodles and toast. No complaints!!!
Read more
Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: There isn't a lot to do in town so I would look at what you want to do in the area and add half a...
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
garryblower wrote a review Apr 2023
Torquay, England320 contributions216 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
There is a taxi booth inside the airport to get a ticket for the 30 minute drive to the hotel. The hotel does not serve alcohol but there is the Harbour Bistro Lounge (Bistro 88) south west along the front about 100m where you can get a beer and good food. There is also Balin Roofgarden Bistro and Bar which serves good food and lots of drinks. This bar is on the 7th floor up a lift in a plain building. I will add a picture of the front of the building so you can find it.
The coffee and soup at breakfast were look warm. You need to ask the staff to add more meths to the burners underneath.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
MCRX wrote a review 6 May
United Kingdom274 contributions173 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for one night In between tours and before going into the forest on a wildlife adventure, having flown ourselves into Sandakan airport from KK. We assumed this was the best available offering in town as the options are quite limited. I do not recommend this hotel. The rooms are damp, it smells bad, it’s mouldy, the breakfast is a total tragedy and it is in the centre of a very busy area. Hotel Sandakan where we also frequented for a meal, seems better. Sandakan generally is not well suited to tourists, you need no time here and if you are here for a tour, come prepared. There is a laundrette nearby which was quite useful for our travels.
Read more
Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Lauren W wrote a review Jun 2023
Melbourne, Australia17 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Okay hotel in the centre of town. It has a cute restaurant beside it served by food trucks that allowed us to have a late dinner after a delayed flight. Some noise from other guests and the road overnight. Basic but did the trick before heading off to our eco tour.
Read more
Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Bari wrote a review Jan 2024
Hong Kong, China922 contributions254 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
As Sandakan has limited accommodation option, Elopura is not a bad choice. Located in the central just in front of the shopping mall. Room is basic but clean, we had a seaview room and it is good. It can be very noisy at night as the live band performance in the seaside until midnight. Breakfast is a joke, I recommend you to choose a local cafe to have breakfast in town. By considering the room rate, I have no complain, I just get what I paid for.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
JENNIFER SCOTT wrote a review Feb 2023
Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I would like to share my experience of vacationing in Sandakan in January 2023, this is the third time I came to Sandakan and stayed at The Elopura Hotel, Sandakan. I am no stranger to the hustle and bustle of Sandakan town and I really like it.I had the opportunity to talk with the Hotel Manager Mr. Razi (sorry I don't remember his full name) What I can share is that his interaction with us is very professional and I admit he has been in the hospitality industry for a long time. He explained to me about the background of The Elopura Hotel and a little history about Sandakan .

Indeed, he is very knowledgeable about the field of hospitality and I myself, who have worked in hospitality, admit that he is a true hotelier and deserves to be a Hotel Manager because of his excellent customer service.

I rarely give compliments, but I am very pleased with Mr. Razi's manner and speech because he has extensive knowledge about hospitality. I give credit to him and the entire staff of The Elopura Hotel for having the best employees and providing excellent service.

WELL DONE!
Read more
Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
jacksparrow012 asked a question Oct 2015
New Delhi, India1 contribution
where can i park my car if i stay at ibis hotel?is't at the mall?
Answer from Betsy_LL
Sandakan, Malaysia
Dear jacksparrow012, We provide complimentary parking at the mall's parking space next door for all our in-house guests. We strongly advice against parking at the piazza area in front of the hotel as this would result in summons issued by the city council. Warmest regards, Anya Guest Service Executive
tay3111 asked a question Sept 2014
Melaka State, Malaysia1,061 contribution55 helpful votes
i need the hotel phone number ?
Answer from Betsy_LL
Sandakan, Malaysia
Dear Tay, Kindly contact us at 089 - 240888. Best Regards, ibis Styles Sandakan Waterfront
毛氏旅社 Studio Mo asked a question Sept 2014
Neihu, Taipei436 contributions93 helpful votes
how far from airport to hotel?
Answer from Betsy_LL
Sandakan, Malaysia
Dear NagaoKunaw, The distance form airport to hotel is about 24KM and estimate to take 30mins with transportation. Best Regards, The management
Frank T wrote a tip 19 May
Melbourne, Australia32 contributions3 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"You gotta try the local restaurants, delicious authentic Malay dishes."
Read full review
Jinny P wrote a tip Dec 2023
9 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I highly recommend this hotel. "
Read full review
amyloulang wrote a tip Sept 2023
Dundee, United Kingdom19 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Good restaurants are waterfront seafood cafe (opposite to the right) and bal in rooftop bar."
Read full review
Storyteller wrote a tip Jul 2023
London, United Kingdom22 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There isn't a lot to do in town so I would look at what you want to do in the area and add half a day to see what's on offer here ... "
Read full review
kathryn c wrote a tip Apr 2023
10 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Better to get seaview and upper floor.Can be a bit noisy from street area."
Read full review
Not the right property for you?
There are more places to choose from in the Sandakan area.
PRICE RANGE
£28 - £34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
swiss-inn waterfront sandakan hotel sandakan, swiss hotel waterfront sandakan
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
S'kan Styles Hotel
LOCATION
MalaysiaSabahSandakan DivisionSandakan
NUMBER OF ROOMS
133
Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect nightly room rates, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

THE ELOPURA HOTEL - Updated 2024 Reviews, Photos & Prices

Frequently Asked Questions about The Elopura Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Elopura Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Sandakan Heritage Trail (0.2 miles), Sandakan Harbou (0.04 miles), and SABAH,MALAYSIA (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Elopura Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at The Elopura Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Elopura Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Elopura Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Balin Roof Garden Bar & Bistro, San Da Gen Kopitiam, and Harbour Bistro Cafe.
Is The Elopura Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the centre of Sandakan.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Elopura Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Elopura Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Elopura Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Malay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Elopura Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Agnes Newton Keith Home (0.4 miles).
Does The Elopura Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.
All Sandakan HotelsSandakan Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in SandakanHotels near The Elopura Hotel
Things to DoRestaurantsFlightsHoliday RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesCar Hire