Apr 24, 2019 - Apr 25, 2019

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Located in Malaysia on the island of Borneo, the city of Sandakan features a myriad of attractions. Home to caves that nurture ingredients for famed birds nest soup, Sandkan offers many things to see and do including touring the Kinabatangan River, enjoying the animal escapades at Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, exploring the Rainforest Discovery Centre, and much more. Popular with tourists as well as business travelers, Sandakan is home to a wide array of hotels that cater to international travelers.

How to Book a Sandakan Hotel

If you’re traveling to Sandakan, you can use Skyscanner to find affordable hotels or upscale resorts. When you use the Skyscanner search tool, you can plug in your search criteria like the dates you need accommodations, the number of rooms you need, and the number of people in your party. Skyscanner features many travel resources that help travelers find cheap airfare and affordable car rentals.  

Can I Find Deals on Sandakan Hotels?

By using Skyscanner, you can find great deals on the best Sandakan hotels. Check your Skyscanner hotel list to note any changes in rates. You can typically save on hotel costs when you travel during non-peak periods like the months between October-March when the weather tends to be more changeable. Booking a hotel for a weekday stay can also be less expensive than staying at a hotel over a weekend.

Are There Affordable Sandakan Hotels?

Sandakan hotels vary in price, but there are many budget-friendly options for visitors. It’s not uncommon for visitors to Sandakan to find hotels as inexpensive as $23 per night. Many cheap hotels in Sandakan start pricing at $30 per day. Travelers can expect basic amenities at most budget-friendly hotels in Sandakan like Wi-fi, concierge, laundry, meeting facilities, and 24-hour front desk service. When searching for affordable Sandakan hotels, consider establishments like Hotel Sandakan, The Mark’s Lodge, The Pavilion Hotel, Borneo Cove Hotel, and Nak Hotel. Many of the city’s affordable hotels are conveniently situated near popular attractions.

Are There Resorts or Luxury Hotels in Sandakan?

If you’re looking to enjoy a luxury hotel experience, you’ll want to check out some of the best hotels in Sandakan such as Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan, the Sepilok Forest Edge Resort, Sandakan Hotel, Swiss Inn Waterfront Sandakan, Hotel Hsiang, and S’kan Styles Hotel. Many of the city’s finest hotels feature amenities like on-site lounge, Wi-fi, meeting facilities, fitness center, pool, and more. Some of the best hotels in Sandakan feature suites with living spaces that are ideal for travel with family or a large group.

While there are many hotels in Sandakan, there are also some rustic hotels and hostels just outside the city that are popular with backpackers and tourists interested in hiking or exploring the jungle terrain. Skyscanner can help you locate a hotel in Sandakan located near places you wish to visit. When planning your trip to Malaysia, remember you can find cheap flights when you using Skyscanner’s search tools and helpful resources for travelers. By signing up for email alerts with Skyscanner, you can find out about great airfare deals to Asia and other worldwide destinations.  

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Emma Torch
Emma TorchMelbourne, Australia

I'm glad we visited Sandakan. It's quite remote and there aren't many tourists there. Everything seems at one with nature, even the accommodation which is wood built. We saw one of the most amazing tropical storms there. It was night and the sky was alice with lightening while thunder crack right over our heads from one side of the jungle to the other.

Stephen Bugno
Stephen BugnoAnchorage, Alaska, USA

Sandakan, located in the Sabah region of Borneo is a gateway to eco-tourism destinations such as Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary and the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary.The city doesn't see to many foreign visitors.

Don Arraya
Don ArrayaKota Kinabalu

Found this at sandakan Town.


Labuk bay monkey reserve.. Amazing


The least expensive month is September, with an average of $19 per night. The most expensive month to stay in Sandakan is March, with an average price of $28 per night.
The average price of a hotel in April last year was $21 per night. This is 12% less than the average nightly price of $24 seen over the previous 12 months.
In Sandakan, the expected average temperature in April is 28.1°C/82.6°F. The warmest month is typically May, which averages 32.5°C/90.5°F. The coolest month is September, with temperatures averaging 23.8°C/74.8°F.
The nearest airport to Sandakan is Sandakan (SDK) (3.76 miles).

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