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“Basic but good” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel London

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Hotel London
Ranked #21 of 32 Hotels in Sandakan
London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Basic but good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2010

Hotel London offers a excellent budget accomodation, With really helpful Staff, even offered breakfast at 5.30 am. Rooms are simple and clean, with free WIFI

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank chaffs
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Athens, Greece
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2009

Sparkling clean, friendly, central and inexpensive, the London is all the non-resort traveller needs when exploring the Sandakan environs or preparing for more 'off-road' experiences. Being long-standing members of the community, the Heng family know where to direct the adventurous visitor for outstanding excursions at sensible rates, after starting the day with breakfast in the roof-garden overlooking the bustling town, made known to many by Agnes Keith and her novel 'Land below the Wind'. Her house is nearby.
Brian Cleary
Athens, Greece

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank BrianfromAthens
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Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2009

The hotel is nice and was a very good value for money for budget travellers. Situated at the heart of Sandakan, London hotel was a very convenient way to spend a few nights in the city 5especially if going to Sepilok). Big room well appointed, staff helpful (although you now need to pay to park the car).
A good option for budget conscious travellers.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank MaryGabby
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2009

I'm starting to wonder if there are 2 Hotel Londons in Sandakan as I seem to have gone to the wrong one!
I had 2 nights booked here, I didn't go back for the 2nd.
The room is very small, it needs a good clean, the bed is lumpy and uncomfortable. I know it's only RM55, but that's not enough of a reason to stay here for me. The final straw was a TV somewhere in the hotel that came on very loud at 4.30am, that, together with the Mosque just before 5.00am and the relentless dawn chorus from a cockerel (not the hotels fault though) made it a bad night for me.The latest Rough Guide says it's been "refurbished", really?
If you're on a budget, and it would have to be a really teeny-weeny one, then stay here, but if you have some extra cash, try somewhere else.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank Dave95
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Ningbo, China
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2009

I stayed for 4 nights (55 yo f), travelling with my daughter and her partner. The hotel was very good value. Clean. Breakfast was fine. Roof garden was very useful. TV worked. AC worked. Staff and management were very polite, helpful and friendly. Would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting an inexpensive, comfortable accommodation. We stayed during Ramadan, and the mosque was just up the road, but the mullah's singing was not too loud and usually in tune, so I enjoyed it!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Junescot
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UK
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2009

stayed here for one night and were very impressed. very smart, modern rooms with air con and tv. All very clean. Have a lovely rooftop garden where you can take up a beer from reception and have breakfast in the morning. Excellent value for money at just 55 MYR per night.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank saraheg77
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London, UK
Level Contributor
34 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2009

We stayed here for two nights in September 2009. Booking managed by email - prompt responses and helpful staff. On arrival they offered us chance to see the room before we paid. For only RM55 room was really good value - basically clean and safe; obviously at that price no real comfort but absolutely fine! Breakfast (toast, coffee, bananas) included in the price and served up on the roof (Lonely Planet take note: you cannot see the harbour!) Central location and great little Indian restaurant on the same square. Obviously for the price there are a few downsides (cold shower, lots of steep stairs to lug your bags up (!) and 5am wake-up calls from the mosque next door) but good value and would recommend as a budget option for a night or two.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TravelBug1319
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Property: Hotel London
Address: Lot D1-D2, Block 10, Jalan Empat, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sandakan
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 32 Hotels in Sandakan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel London was established in 1975. By 2006, the hotel management renovated the hotel completely. All the new rooms are furnished with new furniture. The hotel is located in the heart of Sandakan Town. The hotel facilities include Internet Access Corner, Rooftop Garden, Internet Access from room (upon enquiry) , Air Conditioned Room, Satellite TV, TV in every room, and hot water bath. One of the major attractions in this hotel is the Roof Top Garden. It is a perfect place for guests to rest and have some reading while hearing the sounds of the waterfall from the pond. This hotel is an ideal choice for travellers that come in Budget. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
London Hotel Sandakan
Hotel London Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia

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