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S'kan Styles Hotel
Ranked #7 of 32 Hotels in Sandakan
Perth
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46 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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“Great Value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

What a pleasant surprise this hotel was .$43 for a double room over looking the water .
Room was very clean and everything you would need and also included buffet breakfast for two which was of high quality .Staff where friendly and offered a late check out free of charge as we had a late flight .Location was terrific and easy to access tourist areas .

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Regina, Canada
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63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

You know that feeling when you step into your room and the first thing you say is. "Awesome!" Not just because you are looking out over the ocean at fishing boats and ocean liners from your six foot wide, wall to floor window. Not just because the room is tidy, brightly coloured and modern, or because the bathroom is clean, bright, and tastefully decorated with a full force killer hot shower. Not just because the included breakfast is served in a terrace restaurant that overlooks the ocean. And not simply because of the excellent location with a selection of seaside restaurants to pick from, nearby shopping, and if you are lucky as we were, entertainment on the nearby seaside promenade. No, it is awesome because all of the above is included in the delightfully inexpensive room rate, along with friendly accommodating service.

We were drawn to this hotel because it had been previously owned by the Swiss Inn
Hotel chain that we had had positive experiences with elsewhere. We discovered upon arrival that it had recently changed ownership, but that seemed to make no difference. Would we stay here again? Go figure. In a minute. Do yourself a favour and make a booking at The Hotel Sandakan Waterfront if you can. We definitely recommend requesting a sea view room on a high floor.

Room Tip: Definitely request a sea view room on an upper floor.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014 via mobile

I booked to stay in a double room for two nights and then I went on a trip and booked a double room for our return. Both times, I was told at check-in that all double rooms have been taken! So we got a twin room.

The rooms are good size, with ac, tea and coffee facilities, fridge, iron and ironing board and TV. The bed was clean and comfortable but the room did feel damp and the hallways in the hotel smell of damp. But the rooms do have a good HOT shower!

The rooms were clean, as long as you don't look round the edges etc!

WIFI in the room was good and free and I was able to make a video call home.

Included in the rate of the room was breakfast, which includes eggs, meats and fruits. Unfortunately the fruit was not covered to had a large collection of feasting flys! The breakfast wasn't great but there is a mcdonalds just across the road!

Location of the hotel is good, but there isn't much in Sandakan! The "restaurants" serve very average quick, cheap food. At night the streets are crowded with rats! Never seen so many!

Overall, the hotel is cheap and comfortable. If you are looking for a couple of nights then this place is fine, just don't expect much!!

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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10 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014 via mobile

The hotel is currently changing its' name and it is managed by Accor. The location is right on the waterfront. It's worth to ask for a room with the waterfront view. We had breakfast at the hotel's restaurant which is situated outdoor with the view. It was very pleasant. There's also plenty of restaurant along the waterfront and I would highly recommend the seafood restaurant at the end of the strip for dinner.
I have stayed with Accor hotels in many occasions and most times the hotels have been very clean. But I was a little disappointed with the level of cleanliness in the rooms at this hotel. We had 2 different rooms. Hopefully the hotel will make some improvement to the housekeeping because we would still like to stay again in future when we revisit Sandakan.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about S'kan Styles Hotel

Property: S'kan Styles Hotel
Address: HS 12 Sandakan Harbour Square, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia (Formerly Ibis Styles Sandakan Waterfront Sabah)
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sandakan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 32 Hotels in Sandakan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — S'kan Styles Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 133
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Also Known As:
Swiss-Inn Waterfront Sandakan Hotel Sandakan
Swiss Hotel Waterfront Sandakan
S'Kan Styles Hotel Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia

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