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The Elopura Hotel

HS 12 Sandakan Harbour Square, Sandakan 90000 Malaysia
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The Elopura Hotel located on the East Coast of Sabah which also known as “Land below the Wind”. Elopura name itself was the first name of Sandakan when it was found by William B Pryer back in 1879. British North Borneo Company named Elopura because of the meaning “Beautiful Town”. Our location come with a glorious view of Sulu Sea alongside the bay. The Elopura Hotel, offers a sublime slice of modern concept with locality ambience and a simplicity touch of historical elements. Making your first step inside hotel’s lobby, you will feast your eyes with a legendary film maker gigantic pictures along the legendary musician. With 131 rooms stand on strategic location, connectivity to various areas will ease your convenience. Our guest can discover locality culture in a step away from the door and comfort of every rooms.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
On-demand films
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Malay
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Bari wrote a review Jan 2024
Hong Kong, China869 contributions251 helpful votes
As Sandakan has limited accommodation option, Elopura is not a bad choice. Located in the central just in front of the shopping mall. Room is basic but clean, we had a seaview room and it is good. It can be very noisy at night as the live band performance in the seaside until midnight. Breakfast is a joke, I recommend you to choose a local cafe to have breakfast in town. By considering the room rate, I have no complain, I just get what I paid for.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Jinny P wrote a review Dec 2023
5 contributions1 helpful vote
My stay at Elopura Hotel was excellent. I went to Sandakan to go on a trip to the rainforest and stayed one night at the hotel. By mistake, I had booked the dates wrong but the staff immediately moved it to the date I wanted, without any fuss. They were kind and helpful. I had a standard room , which was spacious with a double bed and attached bathroom. Their superior rooms have wonderful sea views. The hotel is very clean and modern with all facilities provided including lifts and a restaurant. The breakfast was amazing with both local and continental food on offer. I highly recommend Elopura Hotel to anyone who travels to Sandakan.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: I highly recommend this hotel.
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sanmame wrote a review Oct 2023
51 contributions48 helpful votes
Conveniently located hotel in the heart of Sandakan. Right next to the best mall and many restaurants. Rooms are a bit small but have all the necessities. Music was playing outside until 10pm and there are people out until late. Breakfast is not really worth it for the price, go instead to cafe San Dan Gen for fresh smoothies, pastry, omelettes and French toast.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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lzevud wrote a review Oct 2023
Perth, Australia345 contributions165 helpful votes
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Conveniently located opposite of Harbour Mall, the biggest shopping centre of Sandakan, there are plenty of eateries / local shopping opportunities nearby, all within walking distance of this hotel. Nevertheless, I personally thought that the rooms were small and felt a little unkempt. Breakfast was served at ground floor facing the sea but the choices were rather limited. Surroundings can be a little noisy at night if you are a light sleeper as well. Bathroom was again rather small, not to mention that the water pressure was really low. Overall an average stay. If you travel without personal transport then this hotel might be attractive, otherwise I believe that there are better alternatives around.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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annminky wrote a review Sept 2023
United States1591 contributions244 helpful votes
I rated the hotel average as compared to other hotels, they didn’t make it to 4or 5 stars. However, I can say that the staff were all nice and friendly. I was able to check in early. The room was small, bathroom was even smaller. My room was overlook the ocean. I had a nice view. The staff also helped me booked a taxi to return to the airport. The food at their restaurant was great. I loved their food and drinks. The waitresses were all kind and friendly.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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amyloulang wrote a review Sept 2023
Dundee, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
Nice hotel, clean and central. Easy to find, got early check in. Basic but met our needs, tv with netflix and amazon available. Not far from airport and close to restaurants and sea. Air con satisfactory and staff friendly and helpful. Would recommend
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Good restaurants are waterfront seafood cafe (opposite to the right) and bal in rooftop bar.
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Storyteller wrote a review Jul 2023
London, United Kingdom17 contributions2 helpful votes
Central in the main town, great base for day tours to the parks/sanctuary/River. Few options for food along the waterfront. Sandakan seems a quiet town with a few tourists but mainly local (v friendly) population, clearly a short stop/jump off spot. Options for 'drinks' are few - this is a no alcohol establishment, but there is a roof bar 3 mins walk for an evening beverage (the baling Hotel roof). Very clean..comfy bed, great aircon and hot shower. For the price the included breakfast had fresh fruits, to order omelets /eggs/ rice/ noodles and toast. No complaints!!!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: There isn't a lot to do in town so I would look at what you want to do in the area and add half a...
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CChapz wrote a review Jul 2023
Picton, New Zealand21 contributions11 helpful votes
We stayed here for 2 nights. Fantastic location. Perfect for exploring the city. No alcohol is served here but we found a great little bar on the waterfront 5 minutes walk away. Beds were comfy and shower great. Room has aircon. Security on front door at night. All staff were super friendly. I'd definitely stay here again if I head that way again.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Lauren W wrote a review Jun 2023
Melbourne, Australia12 contributions1 helpful vote
Okay hotel in the centre of town. It has a cute restaurant beside it served by food trucks that allowed us to have a late dinner after a delayed flight. Some noise from other guests and the road overnight. Basic but did the trick before heading off to our eco tour.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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kathryn c wrote a review Apr 2023
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Stayed for 2 nights.The room AC was dripping water.Inform front office and they got maintenance to fixed it but was still dripping later.Location is good and was easy to get around.Breakfast was simple and good.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Room Tip: Better to get seaview and upper floor.Can be a bit noisy from street area.
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PRICE RANGE
RM 158 - RM 211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
swiss-inn waterfront sandakan hotel sandakan, swiss hotel waterfront sandakan
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
S'kan Styles Hotel
LOCATION
MalaysiaSabahSandakan DivisionSandakan
NUMBER OF ROOMS
133
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Elopura Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Elopura Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Sandakan Heritage Trail (0.3 km), Sandakan Harbou (0.07 km), and Sabah,malaysia (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Elopura Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at The Elopura Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Elopura Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Elopura Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Balin Roof Garden Bar & Bistro, San Da Gen Kopitiam, and Harbour Bistro Cafe.
Is The Elopura Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Sandakan.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Elopura Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Elopura Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Elopura Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Malay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Elopura Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Agnes Newton Keith Home (0.6 km).
Does The Elopura Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.