Short Staycation CNY 2021 at Pacific Inn, Semporna, Sabah. Sea View Queen Room (Corner) & Standard Twin Room (MCO 2.0 ) Cleanliness - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5 Service - ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5 Staff - ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5 Food - N/A Room - ⭐⭐⭐/5 Ambience - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5 Price - ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5 Value for price - ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5 Overall 4.83/5 Published hotel star-rating: ⭐⭐ Room Size: 💥 Sea View Queen (Corner): 25 m²/269 ft² (With Balcony) 💥 Standard Twin Room: 16 m²/172 ft² Short Review: My original plan to go to Kota Kinabalu for holiday with family sadly had to be canceled because of Movement Control Order 2.0 limitation (no inter-district travel allowed unless with special condition) So this hotel is my choice to stay with family. In fact, my family were pretty happy and satisfied with this short staycation after being forced to stay at home mostly for more than a month. For future guests, I really recommend this hotel as a very good choice to stay at Semporna. Booking method: Agoda Rate: 💥 Sea View Queen: RM 140 Normal BAR rate: RM 400 - RM 450 (Pre-covid19) 💥 Standard Twin Room: RM 90 Normal BAR rate: RM 270 - RM 300 (Pre-covid19) Hotel's/room's features: 💙 Shares a big building with other 2 hotels (Concept like between Hilton & Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur). It's in a middle section between Waveview Hotel and Sipadan Inn 3 Hotel. 💙 No swimming pool, maybe the hotel considers that most guests staying here are divers or tourists that spend their time to dive or island hopping in islands scattered in Semporna. 💙 Free parking within hotel's vicinity. 💙 Cash Refundable Deposit of RM100 is required for each room to be paid while checking-in. 💙 All type of rooms have shower type (handle and rain), no bath tubs available because of rooms' limited sizes. 💙 On your checkout, the FDA will ask the Housekeeping to check the room. Once the rooms is cleared (no damaged or missing items), they will refund the deposit. 💙 Extra bed will be available for RM 60. 💙 No suite rooms available, thus the hotel's Rating. 💙 No connecting rooms available. 💙 No mini-fridge available. 💙 No iron & iron-board available in all type of rooms. They will lend you should you request. 💙 Prices published in Agoda and hotel walk-in is the same. 💙 For Sea View Rooms, the boats' engine noise will wake us up as the front of the hotel is actually sea water and being a way for passenger/tourist boats. The noise is minimum for high floor rooms. At night, it is peaceful anyway. Pros: 🤩 A quite new hotel, opened in 2016. The overall furniture are still look new. 🤩 Both rooms are crystal clear, this Factor is most important. 🤩 Complete Toilet amenities given. Basic amenities for average hotels usually consists of shampoo and soap or bath gel. This hotel gave tooth brush set, comb, shaver etc. Water pressure and hot shower is quite good too. Small water kettle, instant coffee and tea with 2 bottles of mineral water provided complimentary too. 🤩 The best part of the Sea View is that it has a fantastic sea view and it's located in the corner. It also has a balcony with 2 chairs and small table. Balcony also has a drying rack for clothes/towels. Standard Twin Room has a street view. 🤩 Nice staffs. 🤩 The big win for this hotel is definitely its location. Tourist attraction, restaurant and cafes, shops like scuba shops, pharmacies (Guardian, Watson's, Borneo Pharmacy), Spa/reflexology, Laundry, 7-Eleven, gift shop, Semporna night market(150m) and others, you name it. Bataras Hypermarket is within walking distance (200m). Best feature for divers and/or island hoppers is that it's well placed within various jetties. 🤩 Security aspect is also very important as the hotel will give room access card that also can be used to enter/exit it's main entrance. The police also frequently made rounds within the vicinity. 🤩 Complimentary wi-fi and its speed is also acceptable in Semporna. I measured using Speedtest.net and it consistently reaches 30mbps. Con(s): 👎🏻 Free parking within the hotel vicinity is not secure, it would be better to find a parking near 7-Eleven because it has no security fences. 👎🏻 Room design is small but matched the price. Before Covid19, it's pretty hard to get a cheap deal and beautiful-view room as this hotel always full with tourists. IMO, bathroom in standard room is better thank Sea View room. Feature(s) during CMCO: 🥺 No breakfast served. But this is not a major issue as there a lots of restaurants and cafes available within the hotel. 🥺 No TV Channels available (Astro). FDA told me earlier that they had to temporarily cancel the satellite channel subscription because of the extremely low occupancy. We were aware of this in advance and brought us a laptop to enjoy the free Wi-Fi usage. #pacificinn #semporna #sabah #CNY #2021…
Room was really small. Front desk couldn’t really speak English that well. The water heater wasn’t working. The shower head and rain shower was broken with water splashing everywhere. Window wasn’t sealed, noisy at night. Gang of dogs barking. AC leaking, we had to shift our bed which was under it. Cleanliness was good thou. Anyway, next day. We checked in to another hotel (Grace Hotel) next door. Newer, bigger, half the price we paid for Pacific. Front desk could speak English and Mandarin. Access up to rooms has better security, lift with tab card system.
The rooms are very small but quiet, clean and reasonably well equipped. Good a/c and OK WiFi. Location is very convenient for restaurants and the boat jetty if you are diving or transferring to Mabul. I think a major issue with this hotel is simply the size of the rooms. If you can get your bags under the bed you will be OK but otherwise you will be tripping over them. Another issue is that breakfast is included but they do not have restaurant. We were led to a restaurant in another road where we had a basic breakfast of eggs and toast. Although it was OK for a night we will not stay here when we return from Mabul.
Großes Zimmer mit großem Balkon mit weitem Meerblick. Klima-Anlage, TV, gutem Bad usw. Nur wenige Schritte zum Hafen, Restaurants usw. Zum Hotel gehört auch eine Tauchschule mit zahlreichen Angeboten: Tagesausflüge, Schnorcheln, Insel-Trips usw.