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Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

An alright place to crash for a few days, shared bathroom, clean enough. Very friendly staff. Our aircon room was not well ventilated though, no window. The location is perfect to walk to the fish trading market and restaurants. Its basic and affordable.

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Reviewed 18 July 2015

Ants everywhere. An insane amount in the kitchen area. So bad that if you stop moving for a second they are all over you. Also lots in the bathroom area. Witnessed a large rat run across the kitchen/seating area. Living/shared room area unusable due to all the staff sleeping in there. We read positive reviews about the owner, Rose, and...

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Narooma, Australia
Reviewed 8 September 2014

We booked a tour with Rose at very short notice and we couldn't be happier with everything about our day out. Rose herself took us on a day trip around Sandakan, she was friendly, knowledgeable and fun. She made sure we had a great day and went above and beyond, inviting us to share in celebrating Hari Raya which we...

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New Zealand
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Its just centre of the town Sandakan so Its really convenience location. Owner and worker are so friendly and helpful to talk with. Pretty reasonable as a tidy room with Free Wifi,Breakfast and towel. There are nice little outside space to chat or relax.

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Vienna
Reviewed 11 August 2014

The guesthouse right in the center of sandakan has very friendly and caring staff. The location is good, it's clean, they have a washing machine and there is even a balcony. Fortunately we stayed there during hari raya and the owner invited us to join her muslim friends during the festivities. We were warmly welcomed and had a really nice...

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Kalmar, Sweden
Reviewed 21 March 2014

I was travelling through Southeast Asia with my friends and we ended up at this guesthouse. It was the best guesthouse on our whole journey, because the staff was extremely nice and helpful and the rooms and toilets were clean. All of us enjoyed the stay and once again - the staff at this place is amazing. They can also...

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Sandakan M, Owner at Rose Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi Nicklas J, Thank you for your positive comment about my guesthouse, we are please to inform you that you and your friend are always welcome again and i am happy that you are happy staying with us. Hope you had a wonderful traveling and be safe always last but not least Take care and safe home...... Rose

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 26 September 2013

Thank you Rose for helping make our holiday to Sabah absolutely fantastic. I loved that you spent so much time to help us arrange our activities (before we left Australia and while we were in Borneo) so that we go got to see all of Sabah's highlights with the time we had. Everything ran so smoothly, on time and without...

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Sandakan M, Owner at Rose Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hello there Windy!!! Nice to hear from you and thank you so much for the comment. I'm so happy to know that you really enjoy your stay and the tours, it's a pleasure to do anything for you :-) Thank you too for the gift that you brought from Australia :-) it was nice of you though....... Hope to meet...

Reviewed 25 September 2013

I hit it off well with the entire staff and owner, Rose. The pricing is fine, the location is also good. What gives it the appeal is the welcoming friendliness of the staff. There is a travel/tour agency in the same office, so booking various tours was very convenient. It rained on night when I was there so we all...

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Sandakan M, Owner at Rose Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear James First of all i personally want to thank you for the comment and for staying with us and enjoy your stay. Me and all the staff was very happy to met you and hope someday you will come back to Borneo and visit us. Best regards Rose

Reviewed 10 August 2013

I really don't know how this place has scored so highly previously. We booked a double room with air con for 4 nights via hostelbookers.com and assumed everything was fine. However when we arrived at around 7.30pm we were greeted by confused faces, asking to see our booking confirmation. When I showed it them they looked confused again and told...

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Sandakan M, Owner at Rose Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Steve Thank you so much for your comment. Im so sorry what happen to you. You come late and did not inform us that you are late and we have to sale out the room after 6 pm because your 10% is only for hostel booker fee and we have few times guest cancel without telling us and hostelworld...

Reviewed 27 July 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Roses three times during our trip through Sabah. we kept coming back because of the lovely staff and the fair prices. The owner Rose is really helpful and will help you book and arrange activities and the receptionist Lalang is so nice and funny. Don't expect much from the rooms, they're very standard but clean. Breakfast (toast)...

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Sandakan M, Owner at Rose Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi Elisabeth, Thank you so much for staying with us. Me and all the staff sent their regard to you and all of them miss you, hope someday you will come and visit us again. I'm so happy that you are happy, i know we are not perfect but we try to please everybody even though its not easy to...

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Additional Information about Rose Guesthouse

Address: 3rd Avenue, Block 20 | 1st Floor conner, Lot 1A & B, Sandakan, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sandakan
Price Range: RM44 - RM44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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Rose Guesthouse Sandakan, Sabah
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 of 5 bubbles Stevethornton88, 10 Aug 2013 | Read review
“Air-corn room are quite big and if you are in budget can go with the dorm fan only rm20.00”
 of 5 bubbles WilliamA303, 27 Feb 2013 | Read review
“with aircon room is good”
 of 5 bubbles merryjason, 26 Mar 2012 | Read review
“the room is very clean and the colour of the wall is cool..”
 of 5 bubbles mkartinawati, 18 Jul 2011 | Read review
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