The Sabah Hotel Sandakan is a classic resort nestled in Malaysian Borneo’s lush forests. Rooms and suites offer a hint of luxury and a bygone age. There are two restaurants, including one devoted to Cantonese cuisine.
Themed buffets are a regular event. A beautiful swimming pool is complemented by an outdoor jacuzzi, gymnasium and steam room.
To explore Sandakan, pick up a leaflet on the self-guided Heritage Trail which takes in many of the sights. Do not miss the home of writer Agnes Newton Keith. A replica of the original house, it has been lovingly recreated in the 1930s style.
The Parish of St Michael and All Angels in another architectural gem, offering stunning stained glass windows set in one of the region’s first stone buildings.
Hotel: Sabah Hotel Sandakan
Price from: RM162 per night
Address: Jalan Utara, 90000 Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
Tel: +60 89-213 299