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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

Not one for writing reviews but I felt this necessary. Bear in mind my partner and I have travelled all over Asia for a full month.

In short:

- Dirty, smelly, mosquito infested
- Electricity kept going out
- Fellow guests smoking in the corridor outside our room
- Durians in hotel - stank the place out
- Poor/no internet
- Rude/unhelpful staff

Positives (Very few)
- Comfortable bed
- Good AC
- Excellent shuttle bus service to centre (10 minute drive)

Hope this helps people.

Date of stay: August 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Paul K
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Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

Have been staying at this hotel since it opened it's doors to public fee years back, since the location is few miles away from town, it is convenient to avoid traffic during holiday season. However, the hotel has since declined in quality, mainly in sense of cleanliness. It is insane that the management still has the nerve to operate this 'hotel' judging by the way it is kept. I usually don't criticise publicly, but since the management has failed to even once improve the quality of this hospital, I have no choice but to write my reviews here. First, entering the room, if you're lucky, you'll get rooms that doesn't have the stench of a decomposing rat or the odour of a used sanitary napkin.. I know. GROSS. Moving on.. as if the odour isn't bad enough.. you look at the sheets and they are just filthy as hell.. makes you think if they changed the sheets even. like seriously... you'll never any other hotel like this one, I ASSURE YOU. so okay, considering the price you paid, you may still consider not jumping out the window.. you enter the toilet.. just to find stained toilet seats, stained toilet bowls (literally) the walls, the floor tiles, it's just covered by dirt.. Disgusting dirt... please don't let me describe the toilet any further.. one word, five letters, FILTH. And that's it, Thats the lowest you can go.. the towels.. it's not white like how other normal accommodation elsewhere would provide you with, it is grey.. and the thought of clean refreshing shower just goes down the drain. so folks. If you'd like to first hand experience ALL OF THIS FILTH. feel free to book one night.. You will not regret reading this review. Thank you very much.

Yours sincerely,
Disappointed, dissatisfied customer

Date of stay: December 2016
Trip type: Travelled with family
2  Thank maya l
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Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We stayed there for one night before going diving on the nearby islands and again for another night after we left islands. The room was ok but we asked for sheets to be changed as they had hair in them eeew! The rest of the hotel is dirty, dates and has a terrible smell. It's also 10 minutes away from centre by car. Receptionists and Service staff were nice enough although we could hear the latter shout at each other in the corridors.

Date of stay: July 2016
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1  Thank Sonja_casha
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Reviewed June 1, 2016

We booked to stay at the Han Palace Hotel, we checked in with a very unwelcoming man and paid cash but on entering the room we were horrified with the cleanliness of the room specifically the sheets. They were filthy and covered in stains & hair. We have stayed in many hostels around the world but have never seen such dirty bedding. The room also smelt very bad of cigarettes. We spoke to reception about our concerns and asked for another room. Unfortunately the second room was the same, so we politely asked if we could check out, the reception lady (the man was no longer there) kindly offered to give us our money back & book us a taxi, she apologized for the rooms and we apologized as we felt bad making a fuss but she seemed to understand. We left the hotel feeling satisfied that the lady was understanding. However they then reported to Booking.com that we didn't show up and charged my credit card for the room. If they had said when we left that they couldn't of given us a refund we would of been OK, but to lie and say we didn't turn up felt very dishonest. For the same amount of money we stayed in the center in a clean hotel.
We received perfect service everywhere else we traveled in Malaysia, but this hotel really let its self down with its customer service.

Date of stay: May 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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1  Thank travelmad707
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Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

In terms of size, rooms are pretty spacious and comfortable enough to rest in. However, there are visible signs of age: peeling paint, musty bathrooms, not entirely clean rooms etc. WiFi was non-existent in rooms, but strong at the lobby area.

Location wise, there are some shops about 5-10mins walk, but it is away from the town of Semporna itself. There is an available shuttle, but otherwise you're pretty much cut off unless you have your own local transportation.

Date of stay: April 2016
Trip type: Travelled on business
Thank ChristineMayYong
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