Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Sandakan Itinerary 2019: OYO Hotel London

Hotel London started out as a residential development during the reestablished British North Borneo company rule and is one of the earliest development near 4th Avenue after the short reign of Imperial Japanese rule in Sandakan. This period after the Pacific war left Sandakan a shadow of its former glory and left many of the development at Sandakan in ruins.

The building was built in 1960 predating the adjacent Sandakan landmark Wisma Khoo and was rented out as several unit of residential apartment for Chinese migrants as well as local people of Sandakan. After a few years the owner decided that because there were a lot of foreign visitors coming to Sandakan during the 60s particularly oversea workers from Japanese construction firms and Hong Kong visitors who were riding the timber and construction boom during one of Sandakan's more busier times, Mr Hing decided that it has a potential to be operated as a Hotel.

Therefore from 1975 the building was operated as a family managed hotel and was named Hotel London. Hotel London started out as a Small budget hotel with 18 rooms and a small lobby at 1st floor and was proudly one of the earliest hotels in Sandakan.

Over the period of 40 years, the hotel has gone for through several renovations and facelift but as a family run hotel we still happily cater for budget oriented clients with the highest standard of hospitality—Online Resource

This hotel name “Hotel London” but not in London, in Sandakan. It is located at the heart of Sandakan city so the location quite strategic. Sandakan Harbor Square, Central Market, Restaurant and many more are within walking distance from hotel. Besides that, it is also within walking distance to Crystal Crest (Turtle Island Booking Office & Jetty) in 10 minutes’ walk.

The room that we stayed was Standard Double Room that cost us RM 32.51 per day (we stayed for 2 nights). We booked via Agoda. Opposite hotel has supermarket that you can buy some simple food and drinks.

At the lobby has computer with internet access. Water dispense also at lobby. Near with entrance has Tourist Information Corner with lots of brochure and catalog.

When I wrote this article, I just knew that it has rooftop garden & fishpond with reading materials and tea & coffee making facilities available.

The room equipped with air-conditional, TV (limited channel), cupboard, table, chair and others. Hotel did provide FREE Wi-Fi but I use my own internet data.

Inside washroom has water heater and it is quite clean.  Basic toiletries provided.

The room did not has hairdryer but you can request from receptionist.

In overall, the hotel is quite good with super cheap price. Bear in mind that the hotel only has stairs. With this hotel price, I can get basic need during travel although the room is quite old such as the door.

Hotel London
Lot D1-D2. Block 10, Jalan Empat,
P.O.Box 498, 90705 Sandakan, Sabah.
Tel: (6) 089 216371, (6)089 216366
Fax: (6)089 216380

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