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May Fair Hotel

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Koror, Palau
Reviewed 18 May 2015

Wow what a great stay. If every owner would run his hostel/hotel like they do we would not need reviews. The owner cleans every room really carefully and gave us everyday fresh purified drinking water. Everyroom has his own flate TV with a DVD player AND a movie collection with uncountable quantity of DVDs. We felt so good that we...

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Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

We we're recommended this hotel by the company we booked a tour with and it was great. We stayed 4 nights, we left our luggage here when we went on a trip. It was so clean, had wifi in every room, loads of plug sockets, had a tv with a DVD player and the owner had a massive collection of...

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Reviewed 22 January 2015 via mobile

We went here based on tripadvisor reviews and we had a nice stay! The owner used to own a dvd store and he still has a couple of 1000 dvd's to watch in your room. It was really nice to relax in bed with a dvd after some months traveling :-). The owner is a very kind helpful man and...

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Denver, Colorado, United States
Reviewed 16 January 2015

We arrived at the Sandakan airport around 9pm and simply based on reviews of this place I told the taxi driver to go here - everything about this experience was what we wanted. The owner was at the front desk when we arrived and luckily had a room open! Impeccably clean sheets and made bed, perfectly working AC, an LCD...

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 6 November 2014

Thoroughly recommend this hotel, and endorse the comments of others about the helpfulness of the owner. An additional critical tip - buy warm beer at the little supermarket around the corner, and cool down in the big fridge at reception (difficult/impossible to find cold beer in Sandakan)

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Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 7 September 2014

Functional place to stay in. Very clean, very comfortable bed, very fast internet, lots of plugs in the room, and a collection of DVD in the reception. It was just what we needed. The owner is very organized.

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Germany
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Very clean rooms with a big tv and dvd-player each, cause the funny and kinda picky chinese owner offers a huge dvd collection - well-sorted by movie categories - to his guests for free. His wife cleaned the rooms every day very accurate. Since he apparently is living 24/7 behind his counter at the reception (at least he was for...

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Rotterdam
Reviewed 20 July 2014

We went to May fair hotel after getting a recommendation from the taxi driver and a local tourist office. The hotel looks pretty simple from the outside, almost not worth getting in .. But when we went upstairs we were positively suprised, great rooms, basic though very clean, good working ac, flat screen with a DVD player (and there is...

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Clichy, France
Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

As other people said: this hotel is of great value for money. The room looks a little bit like hospital room (decoration is not the main focus) but are also as clean as in a hospital! You have everything you need in here: many Power outlet; towels, soap, cold purified and boiled water, shower with hot water, place to put...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 10 July 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights a few weeks ago. Great value, super clean, great security! The Mayfair is owned and run by Hoi Shiuh Lam - for the last 35+ years in fact!! The bathrooms are a bit old, but everything works and everything is very clean. The rest of the decor is, shall we say, 'a little blue'??!!!!...

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Address: No. 24 Jalan Prayer, Sandakan 90700, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sandakan
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Price Range: $21 - $24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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May Fair Hotel Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
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“It doesnt matter which room.ALL IN VERY GOOD SHAPE”
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