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Cosy, bright and well located

Block HS-14 Lot 130-131 Sandakan Harbour Square, Sandakan T: (0892) 03399 F: (0892) 09933  

Marine Bay Hotel

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Opposite Sandakan Central Market, neat and simple Marine Bay Hotel overlooks the waterfront.

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There’s not a lot of space for cat swinging in the tiny rooms, and in a few twins and triples, you’ll have to jump from one bed to the other, but rooms are comfortable enough and some offer sea views through smallish windows.

Despite the diminutive size, rooms are bright and light-filled, and along with warm wood laminate floors and pale walls, the ambience is calming and cosy rather than cramped. Rooms are clean, air-con and furnished with comfortable beds sporting crisp white linen and bedside tables and lamps. Window drapes are both sheer and heavy light-blocking, good for a holiday sleep-in. Open hanging space and benches provide storage, and you can watch TV or make yourself a cuppa, but instant coffee only.

Superior rooms offer substantially more space plus a minibar. Simple, smart and spotless bathrooms have hotwater showers. WiFi is free. Breakfast isn’t included, but the market opposite opens early and the top floor is full of food stalls. Marine Bay Hotel is good for a comfortable sleep, although you won’t want to be hanging around all day, and the location is excellent for early morning photography of the comings and goings at the Sandakan Central Market—a good no-frills flashpackers choice. Nak Hotel offers simple and calm rooms with a bit more elbowroom.

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Walk-in rates at Marine Bay Hotel

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Standard double room
88 ringgit
88 ringgit
Back view. City view: 98 ringgit.
Deluxe double room
118 ringgit
118 ringgit
City view
Superior double room
148 ringgit
148 ringgit
Sea view
Room: Standard double room, low season: 88 ringgit, high season 88 ringgit. Notes: Back view. City view: 98 ringgit.
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: 118 ringgit, high season 118 ringgit. Notes: City view
Room: Superior double room, low season: 148 ringgit, high season 148 ringgit. Notes: Sea view

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Marine Bay Hotel
Block HS-14 Lot 130-131 Sandakan Harbour Square, Sandakan
T: (0892) 03399 F: (0892) 09933  
Coordinates (for GPS): 118º7'13.53" E, 5º50'18.71" N
Room rates: Under 60 ringgit

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