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Hotel Nak Jalan Pelabuhan, Sandakan 90000 Malaysia
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#5 of 41 hotels in Sandakan
The oldest, purpose-built hotel in Sandakan. Family run since 1966. Retains the old and embraces the new - a hotel brimming with cultural detail and interest. Situated in the centre of town. Nestled among all the commercial buildings, banks, airline offices, and next to central market and bus station. Less than 2km from the jetty, and boat rides to islands such as Lankayan, Turtle island and Berhala island.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Taxi service
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Rooftop bar
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Seating area
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Malay
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Charlie wrote a review Jan 2019
18 contributions1 helpful vote
The room we had was nice enough, some lovely touches (painted sink, cushions on the bed) but a little run down. The staff are fantastic and helpful and spoke great English. We had the french toast breakfast included from the cafe next door and it was delicious! The restaurant on the roof is worth a visit, even if just for a sunset beer. I highly recommend the lychee martini's and the cold blended coffee. Also the duck and cheese croissant is out of this world!
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
chocolateandwine wrote a review Nov 2018
southern california145 contributions63 helpful votes
Centrally located within walking distance of pretty much everything in Sandakan. Very close to the waterfront with great views from the room and especially from the rooftop restaurant and bar, which has a great menu, awesome cocktails, and cool seating options.
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Date of stay: June 2018
Lking2389 wrote a review Oct 2018
Newcastle, Australia48 contributions7 helpful votes
Nak hotel seems to be rated quite highly in books and information like lonely plant however the pictures online don’t quite match the standard for which you are given. The staff are very lovely and the rooftop restaurant and bar are great for those who want western style food and drink. The rooms are large but very outdated with quite a musty smell on the bathrooms. Good for the price you pay but I would recommend for a night as just a stop over.
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Date of stay: October 2018
Bjoern K wrote a review Sep 2018
Berlin, Germany36 contributions24 helpful votes
We wanted to stay one night from Sep 17th to 18th. After checkin we were shown the first room which was smelling like an old cellar and was also super dirty. After we complained we received an „upgrade“ to a room with sea view but the windows were just to dirty to even think about opening them and on the bed we found hair and other leftovers from guests before us. We decided to leave and found another hotel in the waterfront that was only 20€ more expensive.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Gina2023 wrote a review Aug 2018
Canberra, Australia15 contributions9 helpful votes
The roof top bar is the highlight of this place. My recommendation is to give it a miss. Either save a few dollars and go for one of the hostels or spend a little more and stay the the Four Points. The rooms look ok on the surfice but they are in real need of some TLC, especially the plumbing. Staff did their best to be helpful.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
morgresearch wrote a review Aug 2018
Nelson, New Zealand22 contributions5 helpful votes
Ideal location near the waterfront in Sandakan. The rooftop bar and restaurant has views of the city. It is a bit rustic but the beer is cheap and the food is awesome. The staff are attentive and friendly but I wish people wouldn't smoke when we are eating.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
rachellouiset1995 wrote a review Jun 2018
London, United Kingdom7 contributions5 helpful votes
The rooms were pretty average, has everything we needed for 1 night. The rooftop bar was what really made this hotel - its a lovely space and kept really well with a lovely atmosphere. Nice menu - I had a lovely vongole. The staff are lovely, we had very enthusiastic waiters/waitresses with great attention to detail, the breakfast was nice but perhaps took a little longer to come than would be expected of croissants. Good value for money though and perfect for a budget hotel,
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Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Harriet J wrote a review Apr 2018
Worcester, United Kingdom14 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed for one night when first arriving in Sandakan. Hotel is approx 20 mins from the airport and a taxi cost 30 ringgit. Hotel is slightly dated but room was comfortable and clean. Shower had good pressure but bath was not attached to the wall so was a little unstable. Breakfast included in the cafe next door - good portion size and tasty. Staff were excellent, very welcoming and helpful. We arrived late and asked where a 7Eleven was to get some snacks and they took us personally. We also left a phone in the room when we checked out and called them about 2 hours later. They had the phone and kept it safe for us for 3 days before we returned to collect it. Hotel is undergoing renovation, which should improve the aesthetic. Overall a nice hotel, just needs a bit of a facelift.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
Safinar wrote a review Apr 2018
Glasgow, United Kingdom589 contributions51 helpful votes
It is located within minutes to the Mall , FourPoint hotel & wet market. It is an old hotel but not bad for the price i paid. I stayed in the family room with my group of friends . Spacious. 1queen bed & 2 single beds & sofas. The aircond are superb especially coming back from excursions on the hot day! The only slacked i am not happy about is the toilet. Their bath tub are not fixed properly . It was moving & it can be dangerous if someone were to slip & fell. No shower curtain so the water splashing all over the bathroom. I do hope the hotel management cud look into this matter for safety reasons. Don't wait until one incident to happen & it will be a bit too late. Tq
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
amflhu88 wrote a review Mar 2018
Saskatoon, Canada278 contributions113 helpful votes
This hotel has a lot of charm. The decor is quirky, the staff are helpful, and there’s even an elevator! (So nice after doing so many stairs at other hotels on our trip.) This hotel has a couple of things going for it - namely upstairs and downstairs. Upstairs is the fantastic Ba Lin Rooftop Bar and Restaurant, which has the best view in town and really great food for a reasonable price. I would definitely recommend the Smoked Duck and Hoisin pizza and the cocktails. Downstairs is the San Da Gen Kopitiam, a really cute restaurant where breakfast is provided by the hotel. The coffee was great, and we particularly enjoyed the Nasi Lemak, and the French Toast with Kaya. The actual rooms at this hotel are nothing to write home about. They’re very basic, and probably could use some extra cleaning, but the beds are comfortable and our room was nice and quiet even though it was next to the elevator. This hotel was founded in the mid-1960s, and our room looked like it hadn’t been renovated since then - but we actually kind of liked the retro charm. There is no wifi available in the rooms - only the lobby - and it didn’t work very well at that. Note that the restaurants both have wifi and theirs works better than at the hotel. The bottom line: This is a budget hotel, and I think that the price is right for what you get. The location is really great, the staff are helpful, and if you’re not going to be spending tons of time in your room it’s totally fine.
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about OYO 1030 Nak Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to OYO 1030 Nak Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Parish of St Michael and All Angels (0.4 km), Sandakan Heritage Trail (0.3 km), and Sam Sing Kung Temple (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at OYO 1030 Nak Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at OYO 1030 Nak Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at OYO 1030 Nak Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at OYO 1030 Nak Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to OYO 1030 Nak Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Balin Roof Garden Bar & Bistro, English Tea House & Restaurant, and My Harbour Restaurant.
Is OYO 1030 Nak Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Sandakan.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at OYO 1030 Nak Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Malay.
Are there any historical sites close to OYO 1030 Nak Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Agnes Newton Keith Home (0.5 km).