Last Updated on 29th March 2014

KINGSTON EXECUTIVE HOTEL


TAWAU, Sabah's southernmost town of any size, is a major departure point for Kalimantan. The private sector is taking advantage of the Sabah's booming tourism industry by investing in the construction of new hotels and resorts in Kota Kinabalu and other major towns like Sandakan and Lahad Datu.

For the last few years a few new hotel buildings were completed in Tawau town center.   Almost all hotels are center around Jalan Haji Karim.

If one think in term of Tawau as a small town, it is very doubtful these several new hotels could survive in business. But those think in term of the eastern reason of Sabah with Tawau as the regional center of vast agricultural developments planned for next few decades, one  understand hotel accommodation is still insufficient in Tawau and that at least 10 new hotels will mushroom out by the end of 2020.

The agricultural sectors of Tawau Region are mainly managed by Peninsular Malaysian. Each day hundred of agricultural related business personal travel between Tawau and West Malaysia.  Tawau Customs handle about 1,500 heads both in and out between Tawau and Indonesia each day.  Out of these about 300 are business related between Malaysia and Indonesia.  Indonesian businessman from Eastern Indonesia travel to Malaysia via Tawau.

Fajar Commercial Area is becoming the Golden Triangle of Tawau. Most of the budget hotel are found in this Fajat area. Backpackers usually head directly to Fajar area for the cheap hotels here where rate are Rm50 to Rm100.  For backpackers, try to look for hotels in the Fajar Area because foods and nightlife ate within walking distance.

There are also plenty shop lot 'hotels' in Tawau at a rate as low as Rm20.00 but these rooms are for those foreign laborers who are on transit in Tawau to and from Indonesia and Philippines.

This hotel area is convenient to most visitor to get by. There are nearby supermarkets Milimewah and Parkwell (5 minutes walk), a few 24/7 convenient stores. If you need medication the pharmacies Wah Choi and Hope Pharmacy are near by. For your tea break there are bakeries such as Multibake and Southern Cake House in the middle block. For night life entertainment there are just too many karaoke and pubs around for such a small and quiet town.  When the time to book your ticket home the Malaysian Airlines offices and  Airasia office and many travel agents are located in Fajat area.

For those who come for official duty, the government & corporate offices, branches of almost all major bank are with in walking distance.

 

Places to go
For tourist Tawau has not much things worth to see but for energetic nature explorers Tawau is an unforgettable place to in nature exploration.

Attractions in Tawau consists of the Central Market, the Fish Market, the Bell Tower, the Al-Kauthar Mosque. Most visitors finished this list off within half a day.

But out of town, there are places keep you busy for days. Tawau Hills National Park with recreational park for picnics, hiking at Bukit Gemok with its canopy walk, the Teck Guan Cocoa Museum, the Madai Caves and the Tawau hot springs. Further away from Tawau is the Maliau Basin and Danum Valley with their pristine jungles.

The interesting places in Tawau are all about getting closer to mother nature. Here is a list of places of interest in Tawau.

 

Places to eat
Japanese Restaurant Eido Ichi, Sabah Chicken Rice, Jade Ocean Restaurant and Pizza Hut all open till late night. Here is a list of places to eat in Tawau.
 

Long-distance buses terminate at Sabindu bus station on the eastern end of Jalan Dunlop (which runs parallel to the shore), opposite the state library.  Here you also find land cruisers to Keningau. There's a bus to Sandakan (6hr) and KK (12hr) at around 8am and another at 8pm.

The Short-distance minibus station : Previously this station was in Jalan Stephen Tan.

The Local minibus station : Serving minis bus services to nearby plantations such as Apas and Merotai

Taxi Station : The main taxi station is beside the Local Mini Bus Station.

Airport (tel 089/776175) is just 30km east of town – take one of the hotel courtesy buses waiting there, hail a taxi (RM50). The sole Sipadan dive operator not based in KK is Pulau Sipadan Resort, Block P, Bandar Sabindo (tel 089-765200).

Almost all Malaysian banks have a branch in the commercial area Fajar Centre east of Jalan Masjid. Here you find both the Telekom building in Block 35, and the MAS office in Wisma Sasco; Post office is across the southern side of Jalan Dunlop.

There are 2 super markets in the town center where you  get what ever stuffs you need there. Survey Parkwell Supermarket is just next block to Soon Yee Hotel.  You can easily find the brightly painted Orange color building.

Central Tawau is an orderly blend of wooden shop houses and concrete buildings.



Sabah Tourism Board's classification of accommodation type :
1-Apartment
2-Beach Resort
3-Island Resort
4-Business Hotel
5-Budget Hotel
6-Bed & Breakfast
7-Hostel
8-Lodges

9- Nature Resort

 

From Tawau if you are heading Kinabalu Park, here is a list of Hotel Accommodation in and around Kundasang Town near to the park: ACCOMMODATION IN KUNDASANG AND RANAU
 


THE DREAM HOTEL (HOLIDAY HOTEL) TAWAU


Type 5 & 6 Accommodation - Budget Hotels and Bed & Breakfast

Budget Hotels/
Bed & Breakfast
Number of Rooms Telephone

Rate

THE DREAM HOTEL (Holiday Hotel)   089-751100

Rm 70-140

King Park Hotel 50 089-767700 Rm 80-120
LA Hotel   089-762299 Rm 100-400
De Choice Hotel   089-776655 Rm 90-400
My Inn Hotel 68 089-756699 Rm 80 - 130
King Lee Hotel 089-701188 Rm 80-120
North Borneo Hotel 25 089-763060
Rm 60-80

Grace @ Chester Hotel

  089-751155 Rm 60-90
Grace Hotel 22 089-771155 Rm 65-120
Grace Inn 37

089-764477

Rm 58-85
Heritage Hotel 88 089-766222 Rm 100-350
Soon Yee Hotel 16 089-772447

Rm 30-35

Kingston Executive Hotel   089-769996 Rm 80-100
Kingston Hotel   089-702288  
May Blossom Hotel (MB) 123 089-768929

Rm 80-120

North City Hotel 33 089-773100
Rm 60-135
Hotel Tawau 21 089-771100
Rm 45-80
Palmaylon Hotel (2015)      
 

 

Tawau Hotels -
Guide to Hotels in Tawau and Semporna in Sabah, Malaysia

20 hotels in Tawau, old and new, business or B&B, you are sure to find one with good rates among them with this guide. No matter what type of hotel type you fancy, search here a preferred one to accommodate your needs. Making reservations to stay within your budget. We also provide maps so you can locate hotels in Tawau.


 

"The best places to stay in Tawau Division" -
Hotel Ranking by TripAdvisor
http://www.tripadvisor.com.my/Hotels-g3533821-Tawau_Tawau_Division_Sabah-Hotels.html


Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Tawau : Heritage Hotel, Tawau
Ranked #2 of 5 hotels in Tawau : My Inn Hotel, Tawau
Ranked #3 of 5 hotels in Tawau : Promenade Hotel Tawau
Ranked #4 of 5 hotels in Tawau : King Park Hotel Tawau
Ranked #5 of 5 hotels in Tawau : Shervinton Executive Boutique Hotel

 

heritage

Ranked #1 of 6 Tawau B&B and Inns : VS Guest House
Ranked #2 of 6 Tawau B&B and Inns : LA Hotel
Ranked #3 of 6 Tawau B&B and Inns : MB Hotel
Ranked #4 of 6 Tawau B&B and Inns : Kingston Executive Hotel
Ranked #5 of 6 Tawau B&B and Inns : Prince Hotel
 

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Type 4 Accommodation in Tawau - Business Hotels
Business Hotels Number of Rooms Rate Telephone
Hotel Emas 90 Rm 100-1,000 089-762000
Promenade Hotel 200 Rm 150-1,000 089-982888
Shervinton Hotel   Rm 100-1,000 089-77 0000

Type 3 Accommodation in Tawau - Island Resort
Island Resort Number of Rooms Rate per Person Telephone
ROACH REEFS RESORT 9 Rm 300 - 600 +6089779332

Type 1 Accommodation in Tawau - Apartment
Apartment No of Rooms Rate Telephone
Kuhara Court Apartment Suite 26 units Rm 70 - 140 +6089768778

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SWIMMING POOLS in Tawau

No hotel in Tawau  has a Swimming Pool yet !  Though Kuhara Apartment Suit has one.

None of the hotel in Tawau has a swimming pool may disappointed some family visitors with  children who consider water is their joy.

If you like to swim in a swimming pool, however, there are few swimming pools in Tawau for clubs members:

1) Shan Shui Golf & Country Club, 15Km from Tawau Town Center

2) Tawau Yacht Club, 3Km from Tawau Town Center FOR MEMBERS ONLY.

3) Tanjung Batu Club, 3Km from Tawau Town Center FOR MEMBERS ONLY.

4) Kuhara Court Apartment Suite 1Km from Town Center has a swimming pool.

5) Tawau Golf Club 10Km from town FOR MEMBERS ONLY.

Or bring your children to the natural swimming pools in Tawau Hills Park 25Km from town.


"The best places to stay in Tawau Division" -

"The best places to stay in Tawau Division" -
Hotel Ranking by TripAdvisor
http://www.tripadvisor.com.my/Hotels-g3533821-Tawau_Tawau_Division_Sabah-Hotels.html


Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Tawau : Heritage Hotel, Tawau
Where divers and adventurers meet

Ranked #2 of 5 hotels in Tawau : My Inn Hotel, Tawau
One of the newest hotel in Tawau opened on 16th June 2012

Ranked #3 of 5 hotels in Tawau : Promenade Hotel Tawau
Tallest Hotel in Sabah

Ranked #4 of 5 hotels in Tawau : King Park Hotel Tawau
Where you get a good view of the town and sea

Ranked #5 of 5 hotels in Tawau : Shervinton Executive Boutique Hotel
AN EXECUTIVE BOUTIQUE HOTEL in the middle of Tawau Town
 


Local Hotels in Tawau Number of Rooms Tel

Rates (RM) Ringgit

T-Hotel 23 089-751498 Rm 70-100
Loong Hotel 20 089-765308
Rm 35-50
Oriental Hotel 19 089-761601
Rm 61
Chester Hotel 24 089-777532
Rm 60
Ocean Villa 20 089-756451

Rm 40-50

Merdeka Hotel 76 089-776655
Rm 55-140
Dunlop Hotel 29 089-770733
Rm 50-60
Sutera Inn   089-766366 Rm 50-80

HOTELS  IN  TAWAU


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