Floating hotel with some major flaws
Semporna Waterfront, near the jetty T: (089) 781 088
The notion of a stilt hotel “floating” above the water sounds charming, but the reality of Dragon Inn is quite different.
The rooms may be unique, but the windowless design makes them feel gloomy and the natural building materials do nothing to block out the sound of motorboats or even your neighbour. Worse yet, the water gently lapping below your room is filled with trash (plus the run-off from your bathroom) and attracts pests. The “longhouse dorm” may seem like good value, but it's crowded with bunks and has just a fan to keep you cool. The included breakfast is the most meagre amount of food possible and they have the gall to charge extra for WiFi that barely reaches the rooms.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Dorm fan cooled, low season: 20 ringgit, high season 20 ringgit. Notes:
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 66 ringgit, high season 66 ringgit. Notes: Upto 99 ringgit
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: 250 ringgit, high season 250 ringgit. Notes: Upto 400 ringgit