I booked the hotel from Australiia, and the cost of getting from the airport to the hotel was a set price of MR25. I then discussed with the driver about getting to Sepilok where the orang Utan's are. We finally agreed on a price of MR130 to take us out to the rehabilitation centre, wait for us to see the feeding, as well as visiting the war memorial dedicated to the Australians and British who died on the Sandakan Death March in 1945.
The Ramai hotel is very basic and fronts on to a main road which we thought may have been noisy but it wasn't. It is located at the end of the "old Part" of Sandakan city and we easily walked into town. There is a newer part of the city which has been built and there - which was MR15 cab fare ride - are all the restaurants, bars, and entertainment areas.
The cost of the deluxe double was around MR90 with air con, cable Tv and comfortable bed. They take Visa and Mastercard
- Free Wifi