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Top 10 hotels in Tawau

Balung River Eco Resort
2 out of 5
Mile 33, Apas Balung, Locked Bag No. 30, Tawau, Sabah
$35
per night
May 1 - May 2
8.27 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"This resort feels like a five star property. It’s a peacefully get away to an old palm oil plantation. It seems like the perfect place to start an artist colony, a research center, or to write a book. It would definitely be a great place for a wedding, or a family reunion. It is very affordable, ..."…"

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

Balung River Eco Resort
Hotel Emas Tawau
2.5 out of 5
TB 2103, North Road, Tawau, Sabah
$34
per night
Apr 8 - Apr 9
8.99 mi from city center
3.4/5Good! (22 reviews)
Aged hotel with A LOT to improve

"reached late evening to check in, rooms were already available. upon reaching the room, noticed the room was very musky. no decent wardrobe and the air cond was very noisy at times. the fridge cant be switched on as it was moved from its original location thus the plug was too far away. the wifi ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2018

Hotel Emas Tawau
Borneo Royale Hotel
4 out of 5
Mile 1, Jalan Kuhara, Tawau, Sabah
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$48
per night
Apr 17 - Apr 18
8 mi from city center
3.5/5Good! (143 reviews)

"Nice n comfortable"…"

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Borneo Royale Hotel
MB Hotel
3 out of 5
TB 339 Jalan Masjid, Tawau, Sabah
$27
per night
May 2 - May 3
8.77 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (78 reviews)

"Good and can recommend to another customer"…"

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2019

MB Hotel
Shervinton Executive Boutique Hotel
3 out of 5
TB 224-227, Lot 1-4, Jalan Bunga, Fajar, Tawau, Sabah
$22
per night
May 1 - May 2
8.77 mi from city center
3.2/5 (46 reviews)

"Good location & friendly staffs"…"

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

Shervinton Executive Boutique Hotel
SVOK Hotel
2.5 out of 5
39-0 BLOCK G LORONG KUBOTA SENTRAL 4, JALAN CHONG THIEN VUN, Tawau, SABAH
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$27
per night
Apr 8 - Apr 9
7.19 mi from city center
SVOK Hotel
Heritage Hotel
2.5 out of 5
TB 210-312 Jalan Bunga, Fajar Complex, Tawau, Sabah
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$24
per night
Apr 25 - Apr 26
8.76 mi from city center
3.9/5Good! (94 reviews)

"Clean and the staff a courteous"…"

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

Heritage Hotel
Pertama Lodge
2.5 out of 5
TB3534, TB3435, TB3536, Lot 43-45, Block E , Pertama Commercial Centre, Tawau, Sabah
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$18
per night
Apr 17 - Apr 18
8.07 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (9 reviews)

"Very good lodge"…"

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

Pertama Lodge
OYO 43959 Astana Hotel
2 out of 5
TB 4713 Lot 2 Ground Floor, Jalan Dunlop, Tawau, Sabah
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$16
per night
Apr 25 - Apr 26
9.12 mi from city center
3.4/5 (14 reviews)
Terribly dated and poorly maintained

"Cockroach found on the bed when we arrived, no running water, and the room smelt terrible. Everything seemed as though it hadn't been cleaned properly in 10 years."…"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2017

OYO 43959 Astana Hotel
Check Inn Hotel Tawau
3 out of 5
TB 248, Jalan Bunga, Tawau, Sabah
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8.82 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (31 reviews)

"Staff were great and helpful. Bottled water was a plus! Great location safe and comfortable"…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

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Visiting Tawau

Visitors can enjoy all that Tawau has to offer including the golf courses, parks, and seaside. This city also attracts tourists with its culturally-rich and walkable setting.

  • There are 13 hotels and other accommodations in Tawau
  • The closest major airport is in Tawau (TWU), 7.7 mi (12.4 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Tawau

Favorite places to visit in the city include Tawau Hills Park, Tawau Golf Club, and Wisma Persekutuan Tawau. Additionally, you might want to add Tawau District Library to your agenda.

As you plan your holiday retreat, you'll find 13 hotels and other lodging options available to select from in Tawau. Here are top ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • City Garden Hotel - Amenities at this 3-star hotel include free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its overall value and helpful staff.
  • Heritage Hotel - Our customers like the overall value and convenient parking at this hotel. With a stay at this 2.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a business center and concierge services, along with free WiFi.
  • MB Hotel - Amenities at this 3-star hotel include a restaurant and free WiFi.

Dressing for Tawau

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 89°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 73°F
  • From April to June, the average is 89°F during the day and 73°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 89°F during the day and 74°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 89°F as the daytime average and 73°F as the nighttime average
  • Average annual rainfall for Tawau is 1.89 inches
  • October and April are usually the hottest months averaging 89°F, while March and February are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 73°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Tawau?
City Garden Hotel is a favorite property for Expedia customers. This 3-star hotel offers free WiFi and LED TVs. Traveler reviews also recommend MB Hotel and Heritage Hotel as top options for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Tawau, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most hotel bookings are fully refundable if you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of your check-in date. If you have a non-refundable reservation, you might be able to cancel it and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to get the best deals available in Tawau.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Tawau?
To find more details about picking new dates or cancelling your trip to Tawau, click here.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Tawau?
Based on reviews, OYO 43959 Astana Hotel is a popular 2-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking.
What's the best hotel when traveling with kids to Tawau?
OYO Capital O 90003 Marco Polo Hotel - Tawau is a hotel with free parking and free breakfast, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other good options for your family trip include Hotel Emas Tawau and Heritage Hotel.
What's the best place to stay close to Tawau Hills Park?
Balung River Eco Resort is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this property offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool. You’ll find it 6.2 mi (10 km) from Tawau Hills Park. Other good choices in the area include Borneo Royale Hotel and Pertama Lodge.
What about the best place to stay near Wisma Persekutuan Tawau?
One of the top choices for your stay is Check Inn Hotel Tawau, located next to Wisma Persekutuan Tawau, and this 3-star hotel offers free WiFi and free parking. Borneo Royale Hotel and MB Hotel are two other good choices in the immediate area.
How is it to stay in Tawau?
Visitors can enjoy all that Tawau has to offer including the golf courses, parks, and seaside. This city also attracts tourists with its culturally-rich and walkable setting. In Tawau, there are 25 hotels and other accommodations to choose from.
What should I see while I'm in Tawau?
Favorite places to visit in the city include Tawau Hills Park, Tawau Fish Market, and Wisma Persekutuan Tawau. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Tawau Tanjung Market and Tawau Golf Club.
What's the seasonal weather like in Tawau?
The hottest months are usually April and October with an average temp of 89°F, while the coldest months are December and March with an average of 73°F. Average annual rainfall for Tawau is 57.09 inches.

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