Nice quiet setting
Posted May 30, 2016
Sandakan is hot! And it was nice to come to a classy hotel after all the walking and trekking. The check in was smooth and simple, and help with baggage was second to none.
Although I didn't use the swimming pool, it looked terrific to me and families were having a ball.
Rooms were clean and very spacious.
MIng's restaurant was a terrible disappointment though, wish I had eaten at the Plantation Cafe instead. The buffet breakfast at the Plantation was terrific in the morning, although the friendly chap who did the eggs did not seem to speak any English.
It's true what other reviewers say about a lack of a relaxing bar. There is the main lounge you can sit an relax in but it isn't particularly "chill" worthy as it is situated right at the hotel entrance and is not particularly isolated. Nice for a quick drink, nice cocktails and extremely limited wine selection (much like the rest of Malaysia)