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“If you're here to dive, it's a great place to stay”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Sipadan Inn 2

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Sipadan Inn 2
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Semporna
Perth, Australia
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“If you're here to dive, it's a great place to stay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014

We found this hotel was in a terrific location, right above some great restaurants and close to all the dive centres. If you are coming to Semporna for diving, then this place will fit the bill nicely. Rooms are clean and equipped, however, they are v.small. If you're not diving.... Then why are you coming to Semporna cause there's not a whole lot else here, and Semporna itself is a bit ugly and smelly. Unfortunately the staff were not the most hospital bunch of people, often just watching TV from their main desk, and not making much of an effort to make you feel welcome. The toilet paper was often not replaced in our room, and they would just chuck us one from under their desk. I'm not sure how this place compares with others in Semporna, but if you're diving, you only need a place for your head at night, and this place was fine for that.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kotka, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

I stayed for one night before going to mabul. I got a good night sleep and staff was helpful answering my questions. You can hear noices from outside, but for me it was ok, cause I live in much more busy street. Room was clean. That's about it.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

There isn't much to the town of Semporna, but whatever restaurants, etc. you might want to visit are all quite close to Sipadan Inn 2. The rooms were very clean and well taken care of, the bathroom was also clean with a nice strong, hot shower, the bed was big, clean and comfortable with a very nice comforter, and for the price it was well worth it. Staff all speak very good English and while service definitely wasn't incredible, it was good enough, and given with a smile. I stayed in Semporna only one night and so this hotel was really just a place for me to drop my bags and lay my head for the night, and for that purpose, especially for the price, it was more than acceptable.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

This hotel could've been so nice... but unfortunately 1. It stinks really badly - there is a wet market around the corner and all refuse and rotten fish are being washed up towards the hotel. Didn't notice it on the ground floor, but it's very bad in the room. 2. It's really, really noisy. There are restaurants under the hotel at the waterfront (which is great for meals), but first they were packing up everything until 1 am, banging metal tables, laughing, shouting etc., and then the boats started at 5.30 am. We were so tired the next day, it was not good. We stayed a single night and then ran away to Seafest hotel - it's more removed from the town centre (just 10 minutes walk!), but it's quiet and clean, costs just a little more AND they include breakfast. Maybe the rooms that face the street are quieter and less smelly.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

This hotel could have been a very good place to stay in Semporna (quite new, great location, decent prices). Unfortunately this hotel is simply not managed and we cannot recommend this hotel to any travelers:
1. We booked 2 rooms for our family and both rooms were dirty. There were stains on both beds sheets and hair behind the door to our bathroom. I happened to drop something under the bed and I found empty crisp wrappers, bottles, hair and enough dust to suggest no one has ever cleaned under there...
2. Staff is untrained, rude and unhelpful. The reception staff have never raised the head to look at or greet clients going in and out. They have been totally indifferent to our questions about the city, concerns and our dirty room pictures.
We are going again to Semporna in October but we will never stay in Sipadan Inn 2 again.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013 via mobile

The hotel is small but its clean.rooms are fine with tv and aircond.the bathroom is clean n complete with heater.the sea view room is totally breathtaking.the location of the hotel is perfect as well as its close to the shops and restaurants.staffs are friendly and polite.the only setback was the smell from the local wet market..

  • Stayed September 2013
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Barcelona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013

We stayed at the Sipadan Inn 2 for one night before catching a bus to Kinabatangan. The hotel room was clean and tidy. The shower was nice and powerful. The staff were friendly and kind. It was walking distance to the market and restaurants. It was close to the ferry boat dock for the boats that came in from Mabul Island which was easy. It was also walking distance from the main bus terminal.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Sipadan Inn 2
Address: Block B, Lot No. B11 - B14, Semporna 91307, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Semporna
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Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Semporna
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Hotel Class:3 star — Sipadan Inn 2 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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