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Beachside but basic

Tip of Borneo, Kudat? T: (0882) 44 176 (0138) 300 454 (0138) 112 315

Tommy’s Place (Tip of Borneo Resort)

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The best thing about Tommy’s Place (aka Tip of Borneo Resort) is its great location opposite a magnificent beach, and 10 minutes’ walk to the Tip of Borneo.

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Although the place itself isn’t bad, and it’s better than its neighbours, it is overpriced.

Three styles of rooms are on offer: a row of twins in a wooden longhouse; newer triples (double bed and a single) and villas, all with beach views. We weren’t able to view the twins, but the triples are newly renovated in an atap-covered brick longhouse with an interesting double roof treatment designed to keep it cool. The tiled minty green interiors are clean but not huge and are equipped with both air-con and ceiling fans. Furniture is minimal, with just comfy beds and a small side table. A wall mounted Flatscreen TV offers a distraction from the waves and a few hooks provide a place to hang your clothes. All-black hot-water ensuite bathrooms are possibly clean; the black hides any grime. Furnished balconies offer side-on sea views, a top spot for sunset.

Sea-facing double villas have excellent views, but are poorly maintained with rotten floorboards on the balconies, although the interiors are spacious and not so bad. An attached restaurant serves an included breakfast, and a dive shop can help with underwater adventures. Tommy’s Place is the best option if you really desire a beachside hotel, but if you don’t mind being a short distance away, the chalets at Tampat Do Aman are better value, or further afield (but a little remote), North Borneo Biostation.

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Walk-in rates at Tommy’s Place (Tip of Borneo Resort)

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Standard double room
191 ringgit
191 ringgit
Triple air-con private bathroom
244 ringgit
244 ringgit
Queen plus single
297 ringgit
297 ringgit
Room: Standard double room, low season: 191 ringgit, high season 191 ringgit. Notes:
Room: Triple air-con private bathroom, low season: 244 ringgit, high season 244 ringgit. Notes: Queen plus single
Room: House, low season: 297 ringgit, high season 297 ringgit. Notes: Villa

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Where is Tommy’s Place (Tip of Borneo Resort)

Tommy’s Place (Tip of Borneo Resort)
Tip of Borneo, Kudat?
T: (0882) 44 176 (0138) 300 454 (0138) 112 315
Coordinates (for GPS): 116º44'46.84" E, 7º1'45.67" N
Room rates: 120 to 250 ringgit

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