Simple and comfortable plus best bar in town
Jalan Pelabuhan Lama, Sandakan T: (089) 272 988 F: (089) 272879
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.
Check rates at NAK Hotel - rated 7.8/10 on Agoda.com.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Standard single room, low season: 98 ringgit, high season 98 ringgit. Notes:
Room: Standard double room, low season: 138 ringgit, high season 138 ringgit. Notes: 158 ringgit with sea view
Room: Suite, low season: 198 ringgit, high season 198 ringgit. Notes: