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Silam Dynasty Hotel
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Silam Dynasty Hotel
Ranked #4 of 9 Lahad Datu B&B and Inns
Reviewed 13 August 2012

Presumably you are going to Lahad Datu to stay befor emoving onto the Danum rainforest or Tabin. We got the flight from KL to Kota Kinabalu and then the internal flight to Lahad. One of our cases unfortunately didnt arrive with us and other people had the same problem. We were escorted off to a little room where we filled out a lost baggage form - I think this is a common occurence. We were told that the luggage would be on the next flight. The taxi from the airport to the hotel is under a mile. The hotel overlooks one of the main streets in Lahad and I found it quite interesting people watching from the bedroom window. The room was pretty basic but then it was cheap. The people on reception spoke very little english so didnt really understand our luggage problem. We were going to get a taxi back to the airport to see if our luggage had arrived as the reception staff couldnt find a phone number for the airport but then one member of saff told us the airport had closed for the night. We were due to go to Danum the next day so decided to get an early taxi to the airport to hopefully find our luggage. After a poor meal in the restaurant in the hotel a car pulled up with our luggage. The hotel manager had to his credit tried to help us as much as he could.

Room Tip: Overlooking the main road was a bit noisy as the road was surprisingly busy but the people watching...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 July 2012

To be honest I'm not sure you would find a better hotel in Lahad Datu. With that said this doesn't mean we had a good experience at the hotel.

This incredible charmless hotel is situated in the middle of the equally charmless city of Lahad Datu. We stayed a night here before going to the Tabin Wildlife Resort. If you are on a similar trip, try to avoid staying in Lahad Datu and catch the early flight from Kota Kinabalu instead.

Our room was alright besides the connecting door without a sufficient lock and the fact that the sprinklers still had the plastic on which usually sits there when the system is being mounted. When asking the reception they informed us that the rooms didn't have sprinklers in them. They were only convinced once we showed them We asked for another room where the sprinkler would be in order only to find that that room didn't have a functional sprinkler either. The manager assured us that this was due to an upcoming inspection however we doubt that you would tamper with your fire safety with an inspection coming up. With a failing sprinkler system one could only wonder what the status of other fire safety systems would be.

The restaurant has a "nice" hospital feel to it and the service just wasn't there.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 February 2012

I stayed here twice, both one-night stay, and both on work trips. The price is very good for a clean room with coffee & tea making facility, and ironing facility sent to your room. Nice breakfast, quite delicious. Helpful and friendly counter service. If you get a room at the front facing the main road, the view is ok but don't bother open the curtain in the back room 'cause you'll be facing the backside of an old building, with its dwellers cooking, washing clothes or even go in & out of their toilets. Slippers provided in the room.

Room Tip: rooms facing the main road have nicer views
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

Lahad Datu is a very unappealing but you might have to stay here if you want to travel to Danum Valley. I booked Silam Dynasty as it seemed the best of a grim bunch. It was ok, room was fine for one night. I booked with Agoda, which seemed to confuse reception for a while, but it got sorted out and in the meantime, they were all friendly. However, I saw rack rates when someone came in to ask and they were much cheaper than we paid, so wait till you get there - pretty sure they won't be booked, there was hardly anyone there. The restaurant looked very uninspiring - we went to the small, local place opposite and ate pretty well and very cheaply.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 July 2011

If you have to stay in Lahad Datu then this is probably the best of a bad bunch. Clean, safe (relatively) and, if you give the porter cash, they'll get you beer to your room!

But I think you should really question why you are spending any longer than necessary in Lahad Datu. Wiki Travel - "things to do in Lahad - Nothing; things to do in Lahad - nothing" ... and they've got it about right!

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 July 2011

The staff are friendly, the room is new and clean. The bed is comfortable, a good hotel to stay. Free wifi and the speed is great.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 April 2015
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  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled solo
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Address: Mdld 0604 Jalan Teratai, Lahad Datu 91127, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Lahad Datu
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Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #4 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Lahad Datu
Price Range: £21 - £40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Silam Dynasty Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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