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“Great hotel with character”
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NAK Hotel
Ranked #9 of 33 Hotels in Sandakan
Reviewed 28 June 2013

We had a family room, which was very spacious. Beds were very, very comfy. Great location in the city centre. Rooftop bar was awesome - despite the pricey food we ate there as the atmosphere was too good to leave.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

Booked 2 nights family room. Spacious with 2 single and 1 Queen. Other than this, no other merit.

The room was dusty, the floor was like never mopped before. The furniture were old, maybe they want to decorate the room the antique style but it should be cleaned.

The beds were springy when we turn from side to side. the boiler has strong rubber smell after using it. We asked for change and the replacement is still having the same problem.

No WIFI in the room, only available in the lobby and rooftop bar. Staff not so friendly. Never care to help us with the door even we carried a big luggage when we checked out. They only helped us with the luggage when we first arrived.

Water heater is not the instant type. We have to wait for 10min after switched on for 10 min. After shower for about 10 min, it getting cold again.

Hotel should install instant heating heater and not the boiling type.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

We stayed at the NAK hotel for one night at the end of three weeks in Borneo. The room was spacious, well equipped, very clean and we loved the mid-century styling. The staff were very helpful - printing off my boarding pass for me and even ringing me up to remind me to send it to them. The rooftop bar is excellent and the breakfast delicious. If you've spent some time in the jungle whilst in Borneo we definitely recommend treating yourself to a bit of luxury and a cocktail at hotel NAK before you go home.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

Prices starts from RM88 per night, which is cheap, considering the cleanliness of the room and completeness of the amenities provided. The hotel is conveniently located near the town and the waterfront, so it is relatively easy to look for food. If it is too hot to venture the town, you can always hide in the rooftop restaurant, which gives the best view of Sandakan and the food is considerably ok. If you are driving, the hotel provides a private parking for guests. Just ask the reception for information.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

I find it interesting that the Nak is rated higher than the Sabah on trip advisor. I just stayed in both of them and there's NO camparison. Yes, the Nak might be a better location but it's old, dirty and used up. The Sabah is beautiful, lovely pool with trees and water falls and the rooms are clean and big. It is also a short walk to town or a short taxi ride. I loved having lunch served me as I sat by the pool

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 May 2013

the people here were very friendly and helpful with onward travel the rooms not too bad for the price every thing worked but as a little bit sad old.
the roof top restaurant was the cherry on the cake so to speak both indoor air con seating for the day and outside for the evenings .too high for the mozzies to get at.
good food and a vast choice well presnted..
just around the corner from the harbour with seaviews from the front rooms.
just around another corner are some beauty saloons. Why do you need to know that ? they do that lighted splint in the earhole thing to clean out your ears before going diving to help them clear easy .
lots of shops around for stocking up on goodies before heading out to the jungle
theres a bar open to 3am on the harbour side in case of power cuts see choosing rooms

Room Tip: pick a rooom facing the road for sea views .back rooms on 3rd floor have the emergency generators ou...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 May 2013 via mobile

My husband & I stayed here for part of our honeymoon , we loved the room and great views of the sea from rooftop restaurant! They provided opportunities to go on kinabatangan river cruises to see monkeys and pigmy elephants with mini night time trek to see amazing wildlife. Close to orangutang and proboscis monkey sanctuary! Only drawback is no beach but well worth staying here if you want an active holiday .

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Additional Information about NAK Hotel

Address: Hotel Nak Jalan Pelabuhan, Sandakan 90708, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sandakan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 33 Hotels in Sandakan
Price Range: £18 - £32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — NAK Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The oldest, purpose-built hotel in Sandakan. Family run since 1966. Retains the old and embraces the new - a hotel brimming with cultural detail and interest. Situated in the centre of town. Nestled among all the commercial buildings, banks, airline offices, and next to central market and bus station. Less than 2km from the jetty, and boat rides to islands such as Lankayan, Turtle island and Berhala island. ... more   less 
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