The Elopura Hotel

3.0 star property
3-star Sandakan hotel with 3 restaurants

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The Elopura Hotel

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Premium bedding, down duvets, individually decorated

Overview of The Elopura Hotel

8.6 out of 10 Fabulous
8.6/10 Fabulous

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Non-smoking
HS12, Sandakan Harbour Square, Sandakan, Sabah, 90000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 3 restaurants
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Car hire on-site
  • Front desk safe
  • Luggage storage
  • Bike hire
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Blackout curtains

Room options

Standard Twin Room, City View

  • 18 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Single Beds

Standard King Room, City View

  • 18 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Superior Twin Room, Sea View

  • 18 sq m
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Single Beds

About this area

Getting around

  • Sandakan (SDK) - 22 min drive


  • McDonald's - 1 min walk
  • Harbour Garden Cafe - 2 min walk
  • Hawaii Restaurant, City View Hotel, Sandakan - 4 min walk
  • Kedai Makan King Cheong - 3 min walk
  • The Esplanade Harbour Bistro Cafe - 3 min walk

About this property

The Elopura Hotel

When visiting Sandakan, The Elopura Hotel is a great choice to consider. Guests can visit the fitness centre for a workout or grab a bite to eat at The Aroma Elopura, which is one of 3 restaurants and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.


English, Malay

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
Guests providing vaccine records must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 14 days prior to check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 111 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until anytime
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions
  • At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
  • Guests providing vaccine records must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 14 days prior to check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 3 restaurants

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

What to do

  • Ecotours nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • On-site car hire
  • Luggage storage
  • Bike hire


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fitness centre


  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Lift
  • Wheelchairs available on site

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 25-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Down duvet
  • Blackout curtains
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


The Aroma Elopura – Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Hard Deck – This restaurant overlooks the ocean. Open daily.
The Skywalker – This restaurant overlooks the ocean. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately MYR 25 for adults and MYR 12.50 for children
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination.

Guests providing vaccine records must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 14 days prior to check-in.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia) guidelines.


This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Hotel Sandakan Waterfront
Hotel Waterfront Sandakan
Sandakan Waterfront
Sandakan Waterfront Hotel
Waterfront Hotel Sandakan
Waterfront Sandakan
Waterfront Sandakan Hotel
Ibis Styles Sandakan Waterfront Sabah Malaysia
Swiss Hotel Waterfront Sandakan
Swiss-Inn Waterfront Sandakan Hotel Sandakan
ibis Styles Sandakan Waterfront Hotel
ibis Styles Waterfront Hotel
ibis Styles Sandakan Waterfront
ibis Styles Waterfront
S'kan Styles Hotel Sandakan
S'kan Styles Hotel
S'kan Styles
S'kan Styles Hotel
The Elopura Hotel Hotel
The Elopura Hotel Sandakan
The Elopura Hotel Hotel Sandakan

Frequently asked questions

Does The Elopura Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Elopura Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Elopura Hotel?
As of 26 September 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Elopura Hotel on 1 October 2023 start from S$74, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Elopura Hotel?
This property confirms that guests must provide documentation related to COVID-19 at check-in. Furthermore, disinfectant is used to clean the property, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Elopura Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Elopura Hotel?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at The Elopura Hotel.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Elopura Hotel?
You can check in from 2 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at The Elopura Hotel and nearby?
Maintain your daily exercise routine at the gym.
Are there restaurants at or near The Elopura Hotel?
Yes, there are 3 on-site restaurants, featuring ocean views.
What's the area around The Elopura Hotel like?
The Elopura Hotel is a short 1-minute walk from Sandakan Harbour Mall and 5 minutes' walk from Lankayan island.







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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Good value
Good value, great location, best for short stay in the heart of Sandakan.
Maria, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Great location, easy. Good view and central. Room tired and musty.
Margot, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Staff were terrific, location of the hotel was great, very comfortable, no complaints
Kath, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent stay
Excellent stay. Staff were friendly and welcoming. The room was very big and clean. Breakfast has plenty of choice. Location is excellent - right by the waterfront and everything you need right on the door step.
1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Okay for a night.
Verified Travelocity guest review

8/10 Very good

Very compact, great location with fantastic views
Christopher, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Ein ausserordentlicher Aufenthalt
Das Elopura Hotel (Elopura = alter Name von Sandakan) war für uns ein ausserordentlich schönes Erlebnis! Das Hotel - gefüllt mit Sammelstücken aus der Filmwelt und Musik - hat einen besonderen Charme. Die Lage ist toll, gleich am Hafen. Besonders zu erwähne sind die superfreundlichen Mitarbeitenden! Zudem zaubert das zugehörige Restaurant Gerichte der Extraklasse aus der Küche! Besonders erwähnen möchten wir Jeff Andy von der Rezeption - super sympathisch und total hilfsbereit, Dani den F & B-Manager, der uns ganz toll betreut hat. Zudem hatten wir ein ganz flottes Zimmermädchen, dass uns immer mit einem Lächeln begegnet ist. Der Koch Aidil ging auch auf spezielle Wünsche ein! Hier fühlt man sich als Gast wirklich als König!
Roszita, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Geen strand, alleen was leuk krokodil farm en de sandakan history trial , beter deze plaats overslaan, de receptie wist bijna niets , heel hard bed , leek wel of je op de grond sliep , ze hadden geen top matras, s avonds muziek van buiten , ik had geen warm water, meerdere keren gevraagd, stel prutsers, weinig water uit de kraan
Carla, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Enkelt men bra hotell
Bra, enkelt hotell med filmtema. Boka see-side, värt att ha en fin utsikt!
2-night trip
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