Nak Hotel

3 star hotel


Blk 29, Jalan Pelabuhan Lama. SandakanSee nearby area

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The Nak is a solid midrange hotel that's a fair steal if you're travelling as a couple or with friends, and nice value even if you're by yourself. The oldest dedicated hotel in town has a somewhat Soviet-chic exterior, but once you get inside rooms are quite attractive: nice monochromatic colour schemes with hints of East Asian and Borneo-inspired design flairs. This is a well put-together spot, which is no surprise given the hotel's kick-ass roof lounge, Balin – a must even if you aren't staying here.

Our independent authors have visited Nak Hotel and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Sandakan.

Services & facilities

  • Non-smoking
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Non-smoking rooms
  • Family
    • Family rooms
  • Guest services
    • Tour desk
    • 24-hour front desk
  • Bar
    • Available
  • Restaurant/Café
    • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi/internet access
    • Free WiFi
    • WiFi
    • Internet services
  • Parking
    • Free parking

Description provided by property

Nak Hotel offers a rooftop garden bar and restaurant which features breathtaking views of Sandakan City and the Sulu Sea. This boutique hotel provides free Wi-Fi in its public areas.

Featuring Oriental décor, rooms offer brightly painted walls and wooden flooring. They come with birdcage ceiling lamps and large windows. Private bathrooms come with a rainshower. Some rooms offer a four-poster bed.

Nak is 50 metres from Sandakan City’s central bus station and a 20-minute walk from the popular Agnes Keith House. It is less than 2 km from Karamunting Jetty, where boats leave daily for Turtle Island.

Boasting city and sea views, Balin Roof Garden Bar & Bistro serves mainly Western cuisine, accompanied with live music entertainment. In-room dining is possible.

Guests can buy gifts at the souvenir store. The hotel’s 24-hour front desk offers laundry and luggage storage services. Free parking is available on-site.

Important information

Please note that guests are required to place a refundable deposit upon check-in.

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