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Mile 1 1/2 1 Jalan Leila, Sandakan 90702 Malaysia
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#12 of 39 hotels in Sandakan
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Sandakan, Sanbay Hotel is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its family-friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Sanbay Hotel makes it easy to enjoy the best of Sandakan.

As your “home away from home,” the hotel rooms offer air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

Guests have access to 24 hour front desk, room service, and 24 hour check-in while staying at Sanbay Hotel. In addition, Sanbay Hotel offers an on-site restaurant, which will help make your Sandakan trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

For those interested in checking out Bao Gong Temple (2.4 mi) while visiting Sandakan, Sanbay Hotel is a short distance away.

If you are looking for a good Asian restaurant, you may want to check out Restoran Seafood Sim-Sim 88, Sim Sim Seafood Restaurant, or Restoran H82 Sim Sim Seafood while staying at Sanbay Hotel.

If you are interested in exploring Sandakan, check out a historic site, such as Agnes Newton Keith Home.

Whether you’re travelling for business, pleasure or both, Sanbay Hotel is sure to make your visit to Sandakan one worth remembering.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
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Wifi
Restaurant
Car hire
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Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Coffee / tea maker
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Chinese, Malay
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Amalina D wrote a review Aug 2018
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The only thing i like is a peaceful enviroment not crowded...i love to go here sometimes when im feeling too much stress from my working enviroment. Its far from the town. The rooms are not expensive n the breakfast is wat i like - all i can eat n its 😋. Room is nice n clean. Its affordable for a me-time...😄
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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User4544637 wrote a review Aug 2018
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The hotel is very nice with big clean rooms and supernice staff! But it is very very far away so you need to get a taxi every time you going to the city. The hotel dont have any place to sit outside wich is very annoying on a hot sunny day.. The wi-fi do not work at all!
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Charlotteg89 wrote a review Apr 2018
Chelmsford, United Kingdom42 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed in this hotel for one night before travelling to Sepilok. The room was ok -it was clean and had a hot shower, which was good. However the hotel is located outside of town. They did offer a free shuttle into town during the daytime, which we used and it didn’t take long. Sandakan town doesn’t really have much to do though and actual restaurants were very hard to find (I would recommend the Balin Roof Garden Bar and Bistro if you are in town as it served good food and offered great sunset views). Sandakan isn’t a town that is geared towards tourists (I would advise to skip staying in this area if you can unless you are staying in a hotel that has a pool etc). Early in the morning we received a wake up call twice despite not asking for one. The lady on the end of the phone didn’t seem to understand us and called again, which was rather frustrating. Apart from that though, the staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was basic to say the least. A very poor selection. It didn’t bother us much though as we didn’t pay much for the room, but it would have been nice to have at least had some butter with the toast. Not quite sure how there is a review talking about ‘breathtaking’ views- you could see the sea in the very distance but the hotel is located in an isolated area with nothing much around it apart from buildings. Not an area I’d want to particularly be walking around in at night. The hotel is cheap though so if you are arriving quite late looking for a place to crash for the night it is ok. If you are looking for anything more, I would recommend looking elsewhere. We chose a different hotel before flying back out of Sandakan that was not much more money but had a great pool and an amazing buffet breakfast.
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lalit M wrote a review Aug 2017
3 contributions2 helpful votes
A great place to spend leisure holidays. The hotel offers a breathtaking view of the Sandakan Bay. Rooms are clean and spacious with comfortable beds. The restaurant of this hotel namely "Raja's Cafe" is just fabulous. Room service are at its best. staff are exceptionally well mannered.
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Date of stay: December 2016
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Steven_Teo wrote a review Apr 2017
Tawau, Malaysia542 contributions264 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed there for two nights while we visited Sandakan. It is an old hotel, but refurbished. The bathroom were clean and well maintained. The bed was firm. The air-con in the room had no issues. For the price we paid, I was surprised it came with a free complimentary breakfast. The only disadvantage of this place is the location. For those without their own transport, the hotel provides shuttle service to the town. But I am not sure the arrangement of how the return trip from the town to the hotel would be.
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Date of stay: April 2017
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US$20 - US$22 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MalaysiaSabahSandakan DivisionSandakan
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sanbay Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Sanbay Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Sandakan Memorial Park (8.0 km), Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple (1.3 km), and Agnes Newton Keith Home (2.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sanbay Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Sanbay Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Sanbay Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Sanbay Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sanbay Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Balin Roof Garden Bar & Bistro, English Tea House & Restaurant, and My Harbour Restaurant.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sanbay Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Sanbay Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sanbay Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Malay.
Are there any historical sites close to Sanbay Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Agnes Newton Keith Home (2.1 km).