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City Inn Semporna

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Bali, Indonesia
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

The room had a window and its own bathroom but the walls looked disgusting. We had fungus on the ceiling and the mattress was very soft. I did not dare to touch anything in the room as it felt so filthy. We got no Wifi and there was no breakfast. For €20 a real joke! Go somewhere else....

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Makati, Philippines
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Good for short stay in the town of Semporna, and it's located near the pier, KFC, SenEx bus terminal and other local restaurants. The rooms are small but with comfortable beds. There are fan and air-conditioned rooms available.

Thank Michael_Yap_Photos
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We stayed here twice. Our first stay was satisfactory, given the price, so I decided to book this hotel again during our second trip to Semporna. Our second stay here was a disappointment. There was no hot shower and the toilet flush is broken. I forgot the room number but it was a triple room at the top level of...

Thank Donna Christen G
Georgenympton Devon
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

The hotel was clean but rooms shabby and in need of a paint job.The staff friendly and helpful and towels and linen spotless. Didnt like the area at night but we walked along the main road and turned left at the jetty toward the restaurants etc and it was ok.Shame none of the street lights were working that would have...

Thank Dana S
Reviewed 5 August 2015

The City Inn had a reasonable Double Room with hot water ensuite, aircon, wardrobe, and local Malay TV channels for MYR69. The ‘place to be’ is in the area near the Old Jetty in and around the Borneo Global Sipadan Backpackers. You pay a bit more in this area (around MYR100 for a worse to similar Double) but there are...

1Thank Neville Shaun R
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Reviewed 17 April 2015

I had a nice clean room with hot water and a working ac. no complaints. good value The staff were charming and friendly but the hotel is situated in a very dark part of town. It took a serious effort of will to go out after dark.

Thank Fazthom
Athens, Greece
Reviewed 27 December 2014

Stayed here for 1 night before going diving in Mabul/Sipadan. Unfortuntately it seems like there are few options for actually getting out to the good dive spots that dont involve an overnight stay in Semporna, which is definitely one of the worst towns I've ever visited, not a very nice introduction to the natural wonders of Borneo. This hotel is...

2Thank moranmic
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Fairly Clean, reasonable value, internet only in the lobby. Some electricity drop out issues, but only for short time. Not the best location. No atmosphere or anything special, but will do as a decent place to stay.

Thank Baasja
Reviewed 25 April 2014 via mobile

Smelly rooms, leaking toilet and not clean. To top it off locals are also using the hotel with up to six guys in a single room, couldnt count how many they were in the doubles. And they kept screaming and running in hallway and stairs all night. Terrible when most people coming to the smelly tacky town of Semporna are...

Thank Johan R
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 April 2014

The Hotel is located in a pretty sketchy area away from the main jetty part of town. It is almost like being in a post-apocalyptic one-horse town. At night there are groups of young men sitting around not doing anything on the dirty concrete streets. The hotel itself is OK. It is cleanish, but super basic. The shower was not...

Thank tombillinge

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Welcome to City Inn Semporna - The best budget accommodation hotel room guesthouse located in the center of Semporna town, the gateway to Sipadan Island. ... more   less 

Additional Information about City Inn Semporna

Address: Lot 2, City Inn Block K | Bangunan Hing Loong, Semporna 91300, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Semporna
Price Range: $19 - $31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — City Inn Semporna 2*
Number of rooms: 50
Also Known As:
City Hotel Semporna
City Inn Semporna Sabah
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nevilleshaunr, 4 Aug 2015 | Read review
“wifi is ok downstairs”
Fazthom, 17 Apr 2015 | Read review
“You might want to choose the room facing rear street as there is a shop in front of the hotel that plays karaoke till late night.”
KikiKokoCiki, 25 Jan 2012 | Read review
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