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  • Sipadan National ParkSemporna, Malaysia
  • Tropical Research and Conservation CentrePom Pom Island, Semporna, Malaysia
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  • Bohey Dulang IslandSemporna, Malaysia
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Reviewed 17 February 2018
Fantastic Resort and Diving Paradise

Kapalai Resort is not on an island, it is basically built up at shallow water. The whole resort is supported on piles driven into sea beds. The resort is just like those very nice resorts in... more

Reviewed 20 January 2018
Great resort with 24/7 armed soldiers, good food and good dive centre

During planning, our main concern staying in Sipadan was security. Not an issue in Kapalai. Whether the armed soldiers could really protect us from pirates, not sure. At least felt safe seeing them... more

25 reviews
#2 Best Value of 72 places to stay in Semporna District
Reviewed 29 July 2016
Amazing stay and dives!

Really enjoyed the stay. It's a very nice resort and can be considered my most luxurious resort among all my diving trips. If you love the sea, you will definitely love this place because you will be... more

Reviewed 23 May 2016
SWV Resort

First let me say that any review of this resort must take into consideration its location. It is in the middle of nowhere. That is why you go there because it is so isolated. That being said... more

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155 reviews
#3 Best Value of 72 places to stay in Semporna District
Reviewed 14 June 2017
great location, perfect for the price!

we were in semporna for our fun dives at the north islands (sibuan, boheydulang, mantabuan) and mabul/kapalai. i was made to understand that sipadan inn has got 3 hotels currently with number 1,2... more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Very Average

The room was clean enough although we didn't get towels and when. We collected them they definitely did not smell washed. Staff very friendly. In the centre of the 'town'. Our advise would be only... more

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280 reviews
#4 Best Value of 72 places to stay in Semporna District
Reviewed 25 November 2017
Ok for a night

I stayed in the new boutique building and was quite happy with my stay. Nice bar area on the roof to pass an hour and some ok restaurants outside to eat. Room was quite spacious and comfortable... more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Boutique Wing Single Room

This new wing is just walking distance from the pier where you are dropped off on the rest day after diving. It is a different building from the main Seafest Hotel and I stayed in the Boutique single... more

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76 reviews
#5 Best Value of 72 places to stay in Semporna District
Reviewed 15 April 2017
Can't stand the smell

We were given a room and we noticed an unpleasant odor when we walked into the room. We couldn't figure out where the smell came from then we asked to move to another room. The other room did not... more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Overnight stay.

The hotel was nice and clean and had a great view. They provided basic amenities. Only drawback was that the wifi was a little weak in the room. There is a stretch of restaurants just below the... more

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415 reviews
#6 Best Value of 72 places to stay in Semporna District
Reviewed 15 October 2017
Great snorkel, nice room and terrible food

The reason we liked our stay here so much was basically the amount of marine life we saw snorkelling just jumping off the resort jetty. The room was spacious and comfortable. On the other hand the... more

Reviewed 9 October 2017

Our 25th Wedding Anniversary, we decided to take our family to Pom Pom to celebrate. The staff were amazing, and could not do enough for us - they even surprised us with a special cake for our... more

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17 reviews
9.9 km from Semporna District
Reviewed 29 May 2017
Wonderful stay!

We were picked up by resort staff from the airport and driven through palm oil plantations, prawn farms and mangroves for approx 40mins before arriving at the resort. The resort has a number of... more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Day Trip

It's a great location. But could be better if more activities are available. We went for r the boat ride which was suppose to leave at 4:30 but we requested for 2:00 because it is a 1 hour ride and... more

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60 reviews
75.0 km from Semporna District
Reviewed 13 October 2017

fly with airasia bound for tawau.. reach tawau airport , we take a taxi which is cost us $45 for 2 persons. arrived at hotel within 45 minutes. Hotel Location : easy to spot because it is near to... more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
Comfortable bed, central location

We stayed here for one night in transit from Mabul Island to our flight from Tawau the next day. The main reason why I chose this hotel was for the location; I wanted to visit the Tawau Tanjung... more

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70 reviews
75.0 km from Semporna District
Reviewed 11 July 2017
Simple & Basic Hotel

Visited Tawau for some work and had to put up a night in Town. This was recommended by a friend and I was not really fussy since it was only for the night. The check in was fast and rooms were... more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
Basic & No Frills Hotel

Wasn't expecting much from this hotel as it was on the budget side but it was much less than that... Room was clean. Wi-Fi was bad and breakfast wasn't much too. Very low cost hotel so don't expect... more

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Bed and Breakfast
9 reviews
75.1 km from Semporna District
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Clean and afforable!

We booked through booking.com for 3 rooms. Standard twin and queen, and a triple room. Rooms and floors are clean, basic amenities are provided. Food options are nearby as well! Staff are friendly... more

Reviewed 15 January 2018
Great Week

Our Queen Room with Sea View was value for money. It was large, open, and window overlooking restaurants and bay. We liked the simple furnishing with a chair, a bench, a desk, a closet that saved... more

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Bed and Breakfast
44 reviews
75.1 km from Semporna District
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Improvement Needed !!!

We booked online to stay at the MB Hotel for 3 nights . Check in to 8017, 8019 & 8023 respectively by the front desk on 14 February 2018. The Rooms were comfortable except Room 8017 has no hairdryer... more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
Ok for short stay

Bath towels provided feels like a worn out, rough and stained. The room has unpleasant sewerage odour from toilet. Buffet breakfast is acceptable with limited choice. Friendly staff and great... more

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Bed and Breakfast
42 reviews
75.2 km from Semporna District
Reviewed 16 December 2017
One night transit

This was my yearly tour on bike. Purposely to choose this property to try out. This hotel was the top during 80'a and 90's. 1) Parking available with security and spacious 2) Surrounding area... more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
old-style hotel

LOCATION : can take a taxi at airport which cost $45 and it takes 45 minutes i(depends on the traffic) ROOM : the bed not bad just maybe they did not change the bed blanke looks messy . tv is ok... more

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Bed and Breakfast
7 reviews
75.8 km from Semporna District
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Regretted staying in this hotel

The facilities are not up to the par. Can't ask for extra pillow. No free soap or shampoo. No window. So just don't stay at this hotel. On my second day, I must go to the counter to update my access... more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Promising Budget Hotel

budget hotel at Tawau rising due to high demand while supply from starred hotel show remarkable respond for a deluxe queen room, RM80 is acceptable with basic needs plus good... more

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Bed and Breakfast
21 reviews
67.7 km from Semporna District
Reviewed 17 August 2017
Okay for an overnight stay

This hotel was okay for our one-night stay. The rooms are a little small and the pillows in our non-smoking room had obviously been used in a smoking room previously but it wasn't a huge issue. The... more

Reviewed 12 July 2017

Stayed here 1 night while en route to Danum Valley. Room was clean and in order, bed was a bit on the smaller side, and everything in general a bit tired / dilapidated. Breakfast is served in... more

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3 reviews
75.0 km from Semporna District
Reviewed 15 August 2015
Please Avoid from staying in this hotel

The toilet's door broken.. The best solution that the hotel can give is sticking cardboard to the door.. They claim that they never knew about this broken door.. I wondered if the housekeeping... more

Reviewed 23 May 2015
Not well maintained, not worth my money

Stayed for two days, Toilet was poorly maintained. Sink faucet is in bad condition, water not warm enough, flush not working,we tell them the problem and their staff came over, 1st was a young guy... more

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14 reviews
#14 of 14 hotels in Semporna District
Reviewed 8 December 2017
Awful and to be avoided at all costs

Stayed here because it was paid for my the client, otherwise we would have left the moment we stepped into the room. The bedsheets were not changed and the bathroom was slimy and stinky. When we... more

Reviewed 20 August 2017

Not one for writing reviews but I felt this necessary. Bear in mind my partner and I have travelled all over Asia for a full month. In short: Negatives - Dirty, smelly, mosquito infested... more

Reviewed 28 December 2017
Great dives - friendly staff

We went on a 6D/5N package and didn't want to leave! We were lucky to be allowed a 2nd day diving at Sipidan and both were memorable days including wall dives, reefs and even a cave. There were sea... more

Reviewed 15 November 2017
Very good place to dive

Excellent for diving. For non divers there is really nothing. There are two villages in the island. This resort is just aside of the one village. Accomodation is moderate but clean and safe warm... more

Reviewed 7 February 2018
Diving was awesome!

This resort overall was pretty good; I would give it a B+. We stayed on the mainland in one of the cabins and the room was small but sufficient with a small deck. If you left the resort to go into... more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
Nice place near Sipadan heaven

LOCATION: In the middle of the sea, 35 minutes from the Sipadan Island. Water villas are nice , but don't believe you will find the luxury from Maldives. A strong feeling of insecurity you can feel... more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Wonderful dive trip and good food.

The dives are wonderful at mabul and sipadan with flourishing corals and abundance of micro and macro sea life. Dive guides are experienced, helpful and friendly. The food served buffet style has a... more

Reviewed 29 December 2017
Exhilarating dive trip

Given the resort is over 25 yrs of and sits on top of shallow reef , the rooms are very well kept and very very spacious. Chalet bungalows on stilts over reef with personal balcony . I had the... more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Great Staff, Excellent Dive Guide!

My wife and I just completed a 5 day / 4 night package at Seaventures Dive Rig, and we were incredibly impressed with the level of service offered by all members of the staff. Although this is an... more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
The rare return...

I’m very funny about returning back to the same place but after a whistle stop three day trip last May I was massively keen to head back. The place is like nowhere else and I’ve dived various places... more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
Great time at a great place

Had a great week of diving. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Room was clean and issue free and food was fine!!We were able to dive Sipadan 3 days straight. The crew were very experienced and... more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Wonderful week!

I have visited Mabul water bungalows many times over the years and I was not disappointed this year! I had a wonderful diving holiday in such a beautiful location with great staff. Diving... more

3 reviews
#13 of 14 hotels in Semporna District
Reviewed 6 August 2014

The owner of this dive shop got jealous when I was talking with a girl he liked and nearly flattened me with his truck. I thought he was just messing around at the time - but apparently he wasn't... more

Reviewed 22 April 2010

i went there for 3 days and 2 nite. all the crew ...the divers very helpfull juz ask them what eva u need. i hope to see them again more

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134 reviews
#11 of 14 hotels in Semporna District
Reviewed 27 December 2017
Comfortable basic stay in a unique setting

This is a lovely and unique inn that obviously is in dire need of lots of maintenance. It is built out into the sea and feels like staying in a longhouse of a fishing village. The room is spacious... more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Looks like a cute and romantic hotel, but...

With my wife we spend 4D/3N in Dragon Inn Hotel. Looks like a cute and romantic hotel, in the middle of the bay over the sea. In fact, it is outdated, necessary renovations. For the condition in... more

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32 reviews
#12 of 14 hotels in Semporna District
Reviewed 7 February 2018
Poor service

Please consider others hotel if you're not in budget constraint. We knew this hotel categories in budget hotel but not for service, the blanket and towel from previous guest still in the room for us... more

Reviewed 10 February 2017
Noisy, dirty....not worth the money

The room had a window and its own bathroom but the walls looked disgusting. We had fungus on the ceiling and the mattress was very soft. I did not dare to touch anything in the room as it felt so... more

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