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Holiday Dive Inn

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stayed 2 nights in this hotel after quite some online research. The main hurdle when diving in Sipadan is the mandatory Sipadan permit. So if you have limited time to spend around Sipadan you better make sure you will get the guarantee from a dive school that they have reserved a Sipadan permit for you. Sipadanscuba was the only...

1Thank tonyAmsterdam
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Firstly if you can don't stay in Semporna at all if you can manage it (not part of the rating). It was part of the dive package I booked. There are nicer and newer places nearby which look a lot better than this one. Room had AC and hot shower. No window in the room, when I checked in (on...

Thank 1Chica1
Kolkata, India
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I had to book this accommodation as a part of Sipadan Diving Package. Location wise its deserves all stars , centrally located and around have all dive shops and lots of restaurants , shops and pharmacy. Supermarket - Giant was within 150 m from Hotel.Bus Terminal to Kota Kinabalu was around 10-15 min walking distance. I booked the most economical...

1Thank Raja02
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed here as I booked a scuba course with Sipadan Scuba and it was convenient to just book along side. I regretted the hotel a lot. I was used to staying in hostels but this hotel was grim. It felt shadey. I felt uncomfortable in my room. It was very unclean with no need for this. It wasn't just...

1Thank lorna s
Cebu Island, Philippines
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I live and work in the area but sometimes I need to sleep in Semporna (I try to avoid it as much as possible). The hotel is basic and clean, spacious room compared to Sipadan Inn, but smaller than Seafest (any of them). AC working, hot shower working although not much pressure. Internet had not function during my stay at...

Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Booked into the Holiday Dive Inn as a part of the diving package with Sipadan Scuba. The Inn is fairly priced and is located in a convenient location as well, with grocery stores and marts about 100m away. The rooms are well maintained accompanied by a decent daily room service. Most of the divers with Sipadan Scuba stay with Holiday...

Thank Rohith G
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

No frills, but clean rooms, hot water and A/C (though a bit noisy). Internet works intermittently. Friendly staff. The town itself is a stinking hole (no other way to describe it), but the food is good and if you come for the diving, it's definitely worth the trip! Please dive responsibly, one can already see the impact tourism has had...

Thank silentsurfer87
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We had originally booked a different hotel and had a walk around the area before checking in. The room was clean and bathroom as expected for the price. OK value and fine for one night, though there was some road noise in the middle of the night that was not ideal! The hotel staff were friendly and helpful.

Thank Emma H
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed three nights as part of the Sipadan package. Was expecting much worse (based on reviews here) but our king 'balcony' room was clean, spacious, with a comfy bed, working tv and zero roaches. Room turned down every day, bathroom a little small but shower pressure fine and Wi-Fi a little weak but good enough for social media, emails etc....

1Thank Alex H
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Let's be honest, Semporna is a grubby little town. It looks like it hasn't had any local love in many a year. The hotels and restaurants feel the same. Everything feels tired and worn out. The room was OK. The aircon functioned, the bed was flat, and the toilet and shower did their job. It just ain't a place to...

Thank paulbuxton108

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Holiday Dive Inn in Semporna offers 24 comfortable rooms with and without Seaview and Dormitory rooms at reasonable prices. Located at the Semporna Seafront Resort. It is in the immediate vicinity of numerous restaurants and cafes including the "D'Waterfront Bar", the PADI 5* IDC dive centre "Sipadan Scuba", Convenient Stores, Pharmacy, Air Asia Ticketing company & etc. All rooms are fully air-conditioned, with hot/cold water shower, satellite television, free wireless internet, water kettle and comfortable modern furnishing. It's like a home away from home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Dive Inn

Address: Block A Lot 5-7 Semporna Seafront Resort | Jalan Simunul, Semporna 91308, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Semporna
Price Range: ₹ 1,620 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
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Holiday Dive Inn Semporna, Sabah
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“Rooms upstairs have window”
Raja02, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choose one with a balcony and windows for some natural light”
paulbuxton108, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“choose the room with balcony”
eddienidzam, 30 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Try to get the room with balcony, you can dry your clothes.”
saml423, 14 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Ground floor for good wifi, but upper floor for rooms with windows and/or balcony”
ShamSlyde, 5 Aug 2015 | Read review
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