Simple and comfortable plus best bar in town
The Chinese retro-style lobby at NAK Hotel promises more than the rooms deliver, however they’re clean and comfortable, plus you’ll find on the rooftop the best views a bar or restaurant offers in town.
The imposing, multi-storey Brutalist building (don’t worry, there’s a lift) was built in the 1960s and has been family run since. A zigzag facade results in rooms having narrow windows at odd angles, which restrict what would otherwise be excellent sea views in some rooms. The minimalist style air-con rooms are a little tired at the edges but they’re good sized and offer a comfortable bed, with amenities including an older style box TV, fridge and tea-making facilities. Bamboo and dark wooden furniture and matchstick blinds add stylish Asian touches to the decor. The blinds filter, but don’t block out much light. The Asian theme continues to ensuite bathrooms with a beautiful willow-patterned ceramic washbasin and dark tones. A tub is a bonus, great for soaking off jungle dirt.
Free WiFi is only available in the lobby or rooftop restaurant where an excellent included breakfast is also served. Staff are friendly and offer good service. With a bit of maintenance, NAK Hotel would be a first choice for Sandakan, but it’s still not a bad midrange deal.
Address: Jalan Pelabuhan Lama, Sandakan
T: (089) 272 988 ; F: (089) 272879
Coordinates (for GPS): 118º6'59.49" E, 5º50'18.39" N
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Room rates: 60 to 120 ringgit
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard single room||98 ringgit||98 ringgit|
|Standard double room|
158 ringgit with sea view
|138 ringgit||138 ringgit|
|Suite||198 ringgit||198 ringgit|
Sally spent twelve years leading tourists around Indonesia and Malaysia where she collected a lot of stuff. She once carried a 40kg rug overland across Java. Her house has been described as a cross between a museum and a library. Fuelled by coffee, she can often be found riding her bike or petting stray cats. Sally believes travel is the key to world peace.
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