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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the Sandakan Styles for 2 nights during a recent trip to Borneo and would recommend this for anyone looking for a simple, clean, and relatively comfortable stay in the centre of Sandakan. The hotel used to be an Ibis Styles hotel and maintains the same basic design, décor, and facilities, though it is showing signs of age,...

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

In central Sandakan, right on the waterfront. Large comfortable rooms, mine with spectacular water views. Breakfast is buffet style in restaurant next door and good choice of food. Easy walk around town to shops and markets.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First, one needs to be aware that there are places not on Trip Advisor, especially around the Styles Hotel. I arrived without a reservation but anyway there are many small hotels which look ok from the outside and possibly less expensive. But Styles had a room for me. If I can pay about 30USD a day for a single room...

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Betsy_LL, Front Office Manager at S'kan Styles Hotel, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, Good day to you! Your review has most certainly made our day! It's great to know that you had a wonderful time here at the hotel. Your positive review is very much appreciated and has most certainly inspired the team to continue on delivering good and friendly services to our valued guest. Last but not least, we...

Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed at this hotel in October. I was greatly disappointed by the breakfast. We got there at 10 a.m. and it was supposed to continue until 10:30 a.m. however that was barely any food left even though it was supposed to be an all-you-can-eat buffet. The remaining food was cold. The room was Dusty. The View was of the...

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Betsy_LL, Front Office Manager at S'kan Styles Hotel, responded to this review

Dear thomas1222, Please accept our apologies for the shortfall in service your experienced at our restaurant. I had already met with our operation manager to discuss your input and are working on ways to ensure that we do not disappointed any other guest in a similar way as guest satisfaction always the top priority for us. We really value you...

Malaysia
Reviewed 21 October 2016

When this hotel was previously managed by Ibis, the hotel was tip top condition and since 2015, the owners have decided to drop the Ibis management and manage it by themselves which is their downfall. The hotel is really bad now and for the price, I would rather recommend staying at Four Points, just 20 meters away. I have stayed...

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Betsy_LL, Manager at S'kan Styles Hotel, responded to this review

Dear infomalaysia, Thank you for taking time to share your honest thought with us. First of all, I on behalf the hotel team to sincere apologies for the poor standard of hotel service quality made you so disappointed. I, as the operation manager have personally met with Housekeeping supervisor to ensure the necessary action for the stain linens and cleanliness...

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Friendly and nice staff upon check in. Modern design and clean Internet super slow till can't use. You won't find indoor slippers yourself but call to request for that Called twice to complain toilet can't flash, said will come to check but no one turn up. Called third time, no one answer anymore. Outcome: whole stay can't flash toilet. Window...

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Betsy_LL, Front Office Manager at S'kan Styles Hotel, responded to this review

Dear yeejia, We sincere apology it was unpleasant experience during your stay with us. We had delivered the message and rectify the problem accordingly. Rest assured we will learn from the mistake and avoid the defect to be happen in the near future. About the wifi issue, as informed the speedy of wifi at town area coverage is quite slow....

Kuantan, Malaysia
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Well unique modern designed bedroom room with beautifully choicest coloured although quite small. But the bathroom needs more supervision. Centred in city with a lot of shopping activities around. A great choice for seafood and shopping lovers. Nice and simple breakfast with the beautiful sea view. Smoke-free hotel and RM200 fine if caught smoking in the hotel. Well recommended and...

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Betsy_LL, Front Office Manager at S'kan Styles Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kamarasaman, Thank you for write us the great comment during your stay. The hotel concept is mainly for young, energetic, and stylish to refresh all guest who walk in to the hotel. As Sandakan well known as Little Hong Kong and those old shop-lot with building still maintain. The central market just 5 mins walking distance with selling of...

New Zealand
Reviewed 14 September 2016

If you don't like cities this may not be the ideal spot for you. The staff were helpful with setting me up with wifi because I arrived hours before I could check in. I only stayed one night - room and bed were comfortable, food was good. If, like me, you're a nature lover, there are other places closer to...

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Betsy_LL, Front Office Manager at S'kan Styles Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Samantha B, Thank you for time taking to write us review during your stay. Delivery of the staff service to valued customer is our first priority, we thankful that you feel satisfied of the service staff and hotel facilities. We hope to welcome you to stay with us again in the near future. Best Regards, The management of S'kan...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 7 September 2016

-Please note that this hotel has another name: IBIS, just next to Four Point Sheraton -Friendly staff, new and modern, all equipment are good function, good buffet breakfast and very reasonable charge of lunch, quick and clear email communicate, -Very Good location, just 1 to 2 minutes walking distance to seaside restaurants / shopping mall / Central Market / Supermarket,...

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Betsy_LL, Front Office Manager at S'kan Styles Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr CKLee, We are appreciated of your positive feedback during your 4D3N stay with us. Previously our hotel was under leading international management company, Accor group and IBIS was one of the hotel brand. However, we are no longer to extend the IBIS styles service and re-branded as S'kan Styles Hotel. Still we keep the hotel professionalism and positive...

Penang
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Effa was so good that , she put customer first in her line of duty. She was so customer focus, that she called us within 10mins before we can even decide on our night stay. With her Attentiveness, we stayed there and felt satisfied. Keep up the good work Effa. Cheers

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Betsy_LL, Front Office Manager at S'kan Styles Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Shanmugam K, Thank you for recent pleasant stay with us and glad that you enjoyed at our hotel very much. We had notified your message to us from the room survey form and will rewards the staff accordingly. We wish to welcome you to stay with us again and serve you for extra miles. Best Regards, The management of...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Strategically situated at the Sandakan Harbour Square, a prominent leisure and commercial hub in Sabah, S’kan Styles Hotel is a trendy, colorful-designed hotel standard facilities to accommodate both international and domestic travelers. This part of the beautiful Borneo Island has so much to offer to all travelers with its tropical paradise and renowned ecotourism adventures. S’kan Styles Hotel has 133 well-appointed rooms and suites with vibrant colors and design, overlooking either the waterfront or bustling Sandakan town. Each room offers the ultimate sleep with bedding, minibar, LCD flat screen TV, tea-coffee maker and free Wi-Fi internet access throughout the hotel. Private bathrooms are fitted with a rain shower. Near the hotel, guests will find an eclectic mix of unique shops and chic sidewalk cafes. To mingle with the locals, head to the central market where local produce and fresh-from-the-sea seafood can be found. The hotel is located only a 30-minute drive from the Sandakan Airport. Guests can also explore wide range of famous ecotourism destinations nearby, such as Sepilok Orang Utan conservation, Kinabatangan river cruise, Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, and many more. TREATS Restaurant & rooftop, overlooking a beautiful ocean view where perfect spots for both business and leisure travelers to relax and experience the various food and beverage options available throughout the day. ... more   less 

Additional Information about S'kan Styles Hotel

Address: HS 12 Sandakan Harbour Square, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia (Formerly Ibis Styles Sandakan Waterfront Sabah)
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sandakan
Price Range: €22 - €34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — S'kan Styles Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 133
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Also Known As:
Swiss-Inn Waterfront Sandakan Hotel Sandakan
Swiss Hotel Waterfront Sandakan
S'Kan Styles Hotel Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
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“Higher floor Sea view room is very nice”
mrCKLee, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing the sea are prettier rather than facing the town as its very noisy”
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“Definitely request a sea view - it's lovely!”
janpeter6568, 10 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Room facing sea is nicer, get higher floor rooms - quieter”
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“Go for evening happy hour!”
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