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May Fair Hotel

No. 24 Jalan Prayer, Sandakan 90700 Malaysia
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#4 of 40 hotels in Sandakan

See why so many travelers make May Fair Hotel their hotel of choice when visiting Sandakan. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a budget friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Sandakan, May Fair Hotel is located a short distance from Bao Gong Temple (1.5 mi) and Kg Pukat Fisherman Village (1.7 mi).

Rooms at May Fair Hotel offer a flat screen TV and air conditioning providing exceptional comfort and convenience.

If you’re looking for a seafood restaurant, consider a visit to Restoran Seafood Sim-Sim 88, Sim Sim Seafood Restaurant, or Trig Hill Restaurant, which are all conveniently located a short distance from May Fair Hotel.

Sandakan is also home to Sandakan Memorial Park, a popular history museum that is not too far from May Fair Hotel.

At May Fair Hotel, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Sandakan.

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Kevin L wrote a review Aug 2018
101 contributions52 helpful votes
Stayed in this popular all-timer for 3 days while hunting for seafood and ww2 relics . Staying in this centrally located hotel to escape from heat. Don't be deferred by the aged outlook. The water pressure of hot shower was way better than another place I stayed. The single room was spatious. Mr Lin, the owner lent me a number of 007 bond movies DVDs. Actually, there is not much nightlife there. As a side note, the departing point for the mini bus for sukau is now right outside the may fair hotel. The street at the back of man hotel. Hope it helps.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled solo
chrisngpg wrote a review Aug 2018
Singapore, Singapore104 contributions31 helpful votes
Whatever review you've read from the past years have not changed one single bit. This place is kept immaculately sterile like a hospital and is perfectly placed in the middle of Sandakan. The self-service laundry is 5mins down the street, but if you want to DIY, there are laundry lines in the bathroom to hang your wet stuff. Drinking water is provided in an old school thermos flask and DVDs are a-plenty from the reception where you will find the lovely innkeeper permanently stationed. Despite having a good internet connection, the only problem with this place is that the innkeeper doesn't use it, so it means you either have to call up or walk in to book a room.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Trip type: Traveled solo
alshane wrote a review May 2018
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia442 contributions24 helpful votes
My wife and I were in Sandakan for the weekend to attend a Christian assembly held at Four Points by Sheraton. We wanted to find somewhere nearby and affordable, so stayed at May Fair Hotel for 2 nights. As mentioned in other reviews, the room is RM55 per night, clean, lots of DVD, TV with some Astro channels, many power sockets, attached bathroom, and looks hospital-ish. The owner is friendly and always ready for a conversation, you can learn a lot about Sandakan's history just by talking to him. He is at the reception area all the time, the TV there is always on and shows just keep on playing. One thing we noticed about the bathroom, after the toilet is flushed, it takes a little while for the shower to work, as the tanks needs to be refilled. Not sure if this only happens to our room (203), or is the norm over there. But just for your information. We enjoyed our stay there, and would do so again if we need to stay somewhere in Sandakan old town. Recommended.
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Date of stay: May 2018
Graham I wrote a review May 2017
Sydney, Australia118 contributions41 helpful votes
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this little eccentric boutique hotel in the heart of Sandakan- Everything you would want or need packed into the ultra clean room guarded by the Chinese Owner day and night - No better place in Sandakan
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Date of stay: June 2016
sanyALGER wrote a review May 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia508 contributions251 helpful votes
The main asset of this hotel is its price and cleanliness. An absolutely gorgeous clean room and all its cost RM55 for 2 single beds room. When all's said and done, that's that Mayfair Hotel - and its worth coming to this hotel simply to enjoy the privacy and confirming the all the reviews in TA. Key considerations: - no lift or designated parking bays for guests. - no praying mat or qiblah. - no mini fridge or other utensils such as water heater but the owner refills water drinks on daily basis. - each room has a pair of slipper.
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Date of stay: May 2017
Trip type: Traveled with family
MalaysiaSabahSandakan DivisionSandakan
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Frequently Asked Questions about May Fair Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to May Fair Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Sandakan Heritage Trail (0.2 km), Sam Sing Kung Temple (0.5 km), and Sandakan Harbou (0.2 km).
What are some restaurants close to May Fair Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Balin Roof Garden Bar & Bistro, English Tea House & Restaurant, and My Harbour Restaurant.
Is May Fair Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Sandakan.
Are there any historical sites close to May Fair Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Agnes Newton Keith Home (0.5 km).