Swiss Inn Waterfront
Midranger with great location
HS12 Harbour Square, Sandakan T: (089) 240 888
For about double the price of a room at a backpackers you can check in to this three-star waterfront hotel.
The rooms are a little smaller than you'd expect but have all the mod-cons including satellite TV, minibar, coffee-maker, WiFi and en-suite bathroom with rain shower. It's worth paying a bit more for the sea view -- the town view is not pretty. The Swiss Inn has been around a while and is starting to show its age, but it's still solid value, especially considering the rates include buffet breakfast. The location is perfectly central and every taxi driver in town knows where it is.
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Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Standard double room, low season: 145 ringgit, high season 145 ringgit. Notes:
Room: Superior double room, low season: 180 ringgit, high season 180 ringgit. Notes: Sea view