Clean and calm
Clean and contemporary seafront Ocean Inn harbours cosy rooms with fresh cool and calm interiors.
Room styling differs from zen-like simplicity to something a little flashier yet still serene.
Avoid the rooms with interior windows and go for a sea view if you can. Facilities include air-con, TVs, safe, and tea-making equipment—it’s only instant coffee though. Furnishings count open hanging space and a small built-in desk. Furnished balconies in the sea-view rooms overlook quirky Dragon Inn, and the frameless glass balustrade offers an uninterrupted view from the comfy bed. However, the tranquil ambience may be interrupted at night by the noisy restaurants below. The (possibly) quieter streetside rooms lack balconies but rooms we saw are a decent size. Smart clean bathrooms have hot rain-showers screened with frosted glass.
Renovated in 2014, the rooms are well maintained, hopefully they remain that way. Free WiFi is available, but breakfast isn’t included. Staff at the tiny ground floor reception are polite and friendly, and will show you to the rooms above, but if they’re full will probably direct you to their sister hotel, Pacific Inn. Either would be a fine option, and if the slight price difference doesn’t bother you, the newer Pacific Inn’s sea-view rooms are best.
Address: Lot B6 Seafront New Township, Semporna
T: (089) 782 402;
Coordinates (for GPS): 118º36'48.67" E, 4º28'47.61" N
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Room rates: 120 to 250 ringgit
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||125 ringgit||125 ringgit|
|Superior double room|
|185 ringgit||185 ringgit|
|Family room||235 ringgit||235 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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