Hotels in Tawau, Malaysia

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Tawau, Malaysia
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Borneo Royale Hotel
7.1 Good
Eastern Plaza, Jalan Kuhara, Tawau, Malaysia
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1.2 km from city centre, Tawau, Malaysia 
GoodBased on 891 reviews

Situated in Tawau, Promenade Hotel Tawau provides 4-star accommodation, as well as a sauna and an outdoor pool. It also features a 24-hour reception, meeting rooms and massage services.

Marco Polo Hotel - Tawau
8.0 Excellent
Jalan Clinic, P.O.Box 1003, Tawau, Malaysia
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0.4 km from city centre, Tawau, Malaysia 
ExcellentBased on 88 reviews

Providing a shuttle service to Tawau Airport, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi, the hotel is a convenient place to stay in Tawau. It provides 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

The Dream Hotel
6.6 Good
273 And 274, 2nd Floor, Blk 28, Fajar Complex, P.s 177, Tawau, Malaysia
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0.2 km from city centre, Tawau, Malaysia 
GoodBased on 2 reviews

This comfortable hotel in Tawau offers complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as a 24-hour reception and luggage storage.

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Cheapest month:June
Most expensive month:August
Average price in Tawau:₱86,314/night
Cheapest price found:₱436/night
Cheapest day:Wednesday
Most expensive day:Friday
₱952 - ₱2,709
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₱804 - ₱1,216
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Shervinton Executive Boutique Hotel
7.6 Good
Tb 224-227, Lot 1-4, Jalan Bunga, Fajar, Tawau, Malaysia
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0.2 km from city centre, Tawau, Malaysia 

This comfortable hotel in Tawau offers free Wi-Fi, as well as a sauna and an executive floor. It also provides valet parking, a coffee bar and 24-hour room service.

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About Tawau

Overlooking the Celebes Sea, Tawau is a serene coastal getaway with excellent scuba diving opportunities and a charming old-world atmosphere. Explore historic waterfront landmarks, a cocoa museum and vibrant markets filled with friendly locals.

Things to do in Tawau

If you’re visiting Tawau for scuba diving, organise an excursion to Roach Reefs or take the one-hour drive to Semporna, which boasts a number of offshore islands. These are perfect for capturing unique marine life in crystal-clear waters, including mimic octopuses, cuttlefish, blue-ringed octopuses and ghost pipefish. There are a couple of popular dive schools where beginners can get their certifications, or you can stick to snorkelling.

Want to explore the history of cocoa in Malaysia? Head to Teck Guan Cocoa Village, where you can take guided tours around a cocoa processing plant and explore a museum with exhibits on the history of cocoa production. Don’t forget to grab your free samples of delicious chocolate.

If you’re hanging around the waterfront, you’ll encounter a number of enticing restaurants. Dreamland Coffee House is perfect for a light meal and freshly-roasted coffee, while 101 Seafood dishes up sumptuous fish and crustaceans in a relaxed alfresco setting. If you want to purchase food to cook up at your accommodation, duck into Tanjung Market, which boasts a collection of stalls selling fresh produce, spices and fruits.

The greater Tawau region encompasses kilometres of untouched wilderness best seen on a leisurely drive along the Jln Nabawan-Kalabakan road. You’ll drive through verdant rainforests and past babbling rivers, or you can keep driving all the way to the Maliau Basin Conservation Area to see cascading waterfalls.

Getting around Tawau

Tawau is linked to many Malaysian cities via flights from Tawau Airport, about 35 minutes’ drive from the town centre. You can get around by using the local bus and taxis services or by driving your own car.

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  • What are the best hotels in Tawau?

    891 reviews rated Borneo Royale Hotel with an average score of 7.1/10. It may also be worth looking into the Pertama Lodge, which received a rating of 7.6/10 from 107 reviews. My Inn Hotel could also be a good option, with a score of 8.1/10 from 131 reviews.