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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

I had to book this accommodation as a part of Sipadan Diving Package. Location wise its deserves all stars , centrally located and around have all dive shops and lots of restaurants , shops and pharmacy. Supermarket - Giant was within 150 m from Hotel.Bus Terminal to Kota Kinabalu was around 10-15 min walking distance. I booked the most economical... More 

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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed here as I booked a scuba course with Sipadan Scuba and it was convenient to just book along side. I regretted the hotel a lot. I was used to staying in hostels but this hotel was grim. It felt shadey. I felt uncomfortable in my room. It was very unclean with no need for this. It wasn't just... More 

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Cebu Island, Philippines
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I live and work in the area but sometimes I need to sleep in Semporna (I try to avoid it as much as possible). The hotel is basic and clean, spacious room compared to Sipadan Inn, but smaller than Seafest (any of them). AC working, hot shower working although not much pressure. Internet had not function during my stay at... More 

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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Booked into the Holiday Dive Inn as a part of the diving package with Sipadan Scuba. The Inn is fairly priced and is located in a convenient location as well, with grocery stores and marts about 100m away. The rooms are well maintained accompanied by a decent daily room service. Most of the divers with Sipadan Scuba stay with Holiday... More 

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Thank Rohith G
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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

No frills, but clean rooms, hot water and A/C (though a bit noisy). Internet works intermittently. Friendly staff. The town itself is a stinking hole (no other way to describe it), but the food is good and if you come for the diving, it's definitely worth the trip! Please dive responsibly, one can already see the impact tourism has had... More 

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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We had originally booked a different hotel and had a walk around the area before checking in. The room was clean and bathroom as expected for the price. OK value and fine for one night, though there was some road noise in the middle of the night that was not ideal! The hotel staff were friendly and helpful.

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London, United Kingdom
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29 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed three nights as part of the Sipadan package. Was expecting much worse (based on reviews here) but our king 'balcony' room was clean, spacious, with a comfy bed, working tv and zero roaches. Room turned down every day, bathroom a little small but shower pressure fine and Wi-Fi a little weak but good enough for social media, emails etc.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Let's be honest, Semporna is a grubby little town. It looks like it hasn't had any local love in many a year. The hotels and restaurants feel the same. Everything feels tired and worn out. The room was OK. The aircon functioned, the bed was flat, and the toilet and shower did their job. It just ain't a place to... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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69 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

First of all, it is good to know that you don't go to Semporna to enjoy the city itself. This is good for diving only. Holiday dive Inn is very basic. We arrived and asked the staff to remove the cockroach. Except this the room was decently clean. Bedsheets and towels are not neat at all but whatever is on... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights whilst scuba diving. Reasonably priced, perfectly clean, quiet and it had adequate facilities. AC worked fine and reception dealt with our simple requests in a friendly and efficient manner. Lockers are outside the room, but that wasn't a bother. Would stay here again without hesitation. Found it to be one of the cheaper options when... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Holiday Dive Inn in Semporna offers 24 comfortable rooms with and without Seaview and Dormitory rooms at reasonable prices. Located at the Semporna Seafront Resort. It is in the immediate vicinity of numerous restaurants and cafes including the "D'Waterfront Bar", the PADI 5* IDC dive centre "Sipadan Scuba", Convenient Stores, Pharmacy, Air Asia Ticketing company & etc. All rooms are fully air-conditioned, with hot/cold water shower, satellite television, free wireless internet, water kettle and comfortable modern furnishing. It's like a home away from home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Dive Inn

Address: Block A Lot 5-7 Semporna Seafront Resort | Jalan Simunul, Semporna 91308, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Semporna
Price Range: €24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
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Holiday Dive Inn Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia
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“Rooms upstairs have window”
 of 5 bubbles Raja02, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choose one with a balcony and windows for some natural light”
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“choose the room with balcony”
 of 5 bubbles eddienidzam, 30 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Try to get the room with balcony, you can dry your clothes.”
 of 5 bubbles saml423, 14 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Ground floor for good wifi, but upper floor for rooms with windows and/or balcony”
 of 5 bubbles ShamSlyde, 5 Aug 2015 | Read review
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