The Mark's Lodge
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The Mark's Lodge

Lot 1-7 Block 36, Bandar Indah, Mile 4, North Road, Sandakan 90000 Malaysia
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4.0
#8 of 31 hotels in Sandakan
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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3.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
The Mark's Lodge has 38 rooms equipped with accommodation amenities to make your stay with us most comfortable. Located in the busiest and trendies part of town, supermarkets, boutiques, lounges, cafes, recreation centers and club that are just a walking distance from the hotel.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Shuttle bus service
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Bottled water
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Business
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Malay

Location

Lot 1-7 Block 36, Bandar Indah, Mile 4, North Road, Sandakan 90000 Malaysia
47Reviews0Q+A8Room tips

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VikashP1993 wrote a review May 2018
London, United Kingdom12 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Mark's Lodge for an extended period of time in May as we were on our elective in Sandakan. Initially, I had booked 7 nights prior to leaving for Malaysia but we decided to only stay 5 nights and head off for a 10-day trip to Vietnam and Cambodia. The hotel staff were fantastic and held our bag for us whilst we went away and then also gave us 1 night free on credit as we had only used 5 nights from our previously paid 7.

When it came to booking our flights and hotels, we had a major catastrophe, the hotel wifi went down mid-booking but the staff on hand were extremely helpful, offering to tether their own phones to our laptop and even let us ring the UK to get our families to book for us as the tethering didn't seem to work. The guest service and kindness from the hotel and their staff are second to none!

The only downside for me was the WiFi being very poor on the third floor but once we returned from Vietnam, the WiFi issue had been fixed.

Also, there is no lift so climbing up 2 flights of stairs became strenuous in the heat, especially with luggage also. (Although staff do offer to carry your big bags up to your room for you).

For a cheap, affordable hotel, which is not too far from the harbour of the city (10-minute Grab Drive), I would definitely recommend Mark's Lodge as their customer service has been truly terrific!
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Date of stay: May 2018
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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T S wrote a review Jul 2017
Jupiter, Florida1,019 contribution384 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
When we checked in the man on duty was more interested in selling us a tour than answering any questions about a map or local transportation. We tried again later and fortunately we met Joe Kim Son (night clerk). He was outstanding and helped answer all our questions. There is a supermarket close by.
The bed was comfortable but the shower ran out of hot water each night. The AC was cold. Bring earplugs as the walls are very thin.
You can catch a local bus to Sepilok Orang-utan Park but you have to walk about 10 minutes from the hotel. Walk toward Restoran Habeeb and take a left in front to the restaurant. Walk until you reach Jalan Utara and turn right. Walk under the pedestrian overpass and wait the white and orange Bus 14. It arrives at the stop between 6:30am and 7am and also around 9am. Also makes a stop in the afternoon but not sure what time. Paid RM5 per person to be dropped off at the park and the same on the return journey.
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Date of stay: July 2017
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Joeyer wrote a review Sept 2015
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia16 contributions6 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I'm a bit skeptical when I saw a Cert on the reception counter saying that this hotel was rated as a 3 star hotel by Ministry of Tourism Malaysia. Just judged from the exterior of the hotel. My 1st impression was this so called boutique luxury hotel in their website will be another "marketing" scam by putting a fake photo of the hotel's room.

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Date of stay: September 2015Trip type: Travelled on business
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Diving-Addiction00 wrote a review Jul 2022
Malaysia378 contributions279 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our 12th stay at Marks Lodge and the hotel is a decent hotel in Bandar Indah.

Staff are attentive and pleasant.

Hotel rooms are decent and clean but the TV channels are in need of upgrading as you can barely watch anything as the channel selection is horrible.

We also as part of our group had left a letter asking for a sponsorship for an event we were participating in given we had stayed at the hotel but never heard back from the management.

On that basis, and the lack of care in replying, we decided to give the hotel a 1 star.
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Date of stay: July 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Razak Aba wrote a review Apr 2015
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia32 contributions18 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Stay at this hotel with my friends were comfortable , the room very clean..Superbbb!!!!But the problem when i stay in this hotel is location,this hotel is just across the main road and then also very not safe to walk when is at night..the reception less knowledge regards the attraction place to go.I never use Wifi in the room because stay at this hotel for holiday.also the town is very quiet after 8 Pm which is Weird?.....but overall i will recommend to all my friend for a Luxury room in the town of Seafood Heaven...
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Date of stay: March 2015
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Choose room that not facing the road.
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yuza69 wrote a review Mar 2014
Johor Bahru District, Malaysia2 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I did a lot of business trip to Sandakan and i've stayed almost all the hotels in Sandakan,but for me "Mark's Lodge" is a good choice for stay.Everythings is good,tv's works well,aircond and parking lot and even the foods..The foods are very good and really tasty,which is a combination of east meets west @fusion food..its simple but superb...
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Date of stay: March 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Lawrencesyh wrote a review Jan 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia9 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Simple hotel and good customer service at the concierge.

Breakfast chef has good omelettes but should really improve in making sure cold foods are heated.

Good old antiques hanging at the dining hall giving it a good rustic feeling.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled on business
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Jade P wrote a review Jul 2017
Hampshire, United Kingdom65 contributions28 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel itself is quite a long way from Sandakan town however there is some shops, bars and restaurants near by so this wasn't to much of an issue.

The hotel itself was clean, tidy and presentable.

The hotel stuff were all great, and the wifi was excellent.

The only thing we found was that the food menu wasn't great in the evening and some strange dishes but we still found nice stuff to eat.

Overall would stay here again if we were ever to have a stop over in Sandakan.
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Date of stay: July 2017
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AlexChinKK wrote a review Jun 2017
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia150 contributions7 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was in Sandakan, Sabah on a business trip. This was the 2nd time I stay in this hotel.
I chose to stay at deluxe queen room with windows. Charges of the room was RM118.

Here’re what I like about this hotel:
1) Everything looks new.
2) Locate in major satellite town of Sandakan.
3) Nearby supermarket, restaurant, laundry, duty free shop and many more, 5 minute walking distance from room.
4) Sufficient parking space even though located at shop lot.
5) Locate far enough from busy road.
6) Comfort and clean room.
7) Very spacious room and standard size toilet.
8) Free wifi, speed and respond of internet were good.
9) Has its own restaurant.
10) Friendly receptionist.
11) Well equipped: TV, hot water shower, air-conditioning unit, bottle water, safe box, and toiletries, etc.

Here’re some downside of this hotel:
1) No elevator.
2) 1 socket only near table.
3) Noise of air-conditioning was too loud, possibly due to dirty unit.
4) Hot water maybe too hot for some.

Definitely will stay here again during my next business trip. Highly recommended for those who look for hotel between RM100-150.
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Date of stay: June 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Request for room renovated recently with quieter air conditioning unit
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Bernard T wrote a review Sept 2016
Singapore, Singapore42 contributions27 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed 1 night at this hotel in a small quiet town. Very simple hotel with only a restaurant that serve simple and nice breakfast in the morning.

The staffs are very friendly and will attend to your request promptly.

Not much things to do or explore around the area near the hotel during the night time.
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Date of stay: September 2016Trip type: Travelled on business
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AlexChinKK wrote a tip Jun 2017
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia150 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Request for room renovated recently with quieter air conditioning unit"
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alfredc466 wrote a tip May 2017
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia539 contributions72 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Hotel does not have an elevator, so you need to specify if you prefer the 1st or 2nd floor to avoid walking up the stairs."
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Henry C wrote a tip Apr 2016
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia121 contributions44 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try a lower floor.."
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mometo wrote a tip Sept 2015
Los Angeles, California84 contributions51 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"One side faces the parking the other faces private housing, both are quite"
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Ann A wrote a tip Sept 2015
40 contributions12 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Corner room at ground floor is near to the mini gym. less noisy"
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PRICE RANGE
£19 - £24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MalaysiaSabahSandakan DivisionSandakan
NUMBER OF ROOMS
38
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Mark's Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to The Mark's Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Escape Sandakan (0.4 miles) and R&B (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Mark's Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Mark's Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Mark's Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Mark's Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include 7 Heaven, Rock Paper Scissors Cafe, and Restauran Zakaria.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Mark's Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Mark's Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Mark's Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Malay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Mark's Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Agnes Newton Keith Home (3.1 miles).
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