On mainland
of Semporna
On Islands
off Semporna
Hotel Seafest, Jln Kastam, Semporna
Dragon Inn (Floating Chalet), Jln Kastam
Arung Hayat Resort, Jln Pinggir Bakau
Sipadan Inn, Bandar Baru Pekan Semporna
City Inn, Pekan Semporna
Lee Resthouse, Pekan Semporna
Scuba Junkie Backpackers, Bandar Baru
Borneo Global Sipadan Backpackers Jln Kastam

see details with rates and telephone numbers :

Uncle Chang Homestay, Mabul
Sipadan Water Village - Mabul & Kappalai
Mabul Water Bungalow (SMART) - Mabul
Borneo Divers - Mabul
Seaventures - Mabul
The Reef Dive Resort - Mataking
Pom-Pom Island Resort - Pom-Pom
Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort - Kapalai
Singamata Adventure Water Chalet
Hotel / Resort
On mainland
of Semporna
Tel Rooms Rates (RM)
Seafest Hotel  089-782333 150 145-1000
Dragon Inn Resort 089-781088 100

15, 90 - 150

Sipadan Inn

089-78766 85 - 180
City Inn Semporna
Lee's Resthouse (Hotel) 089-784491 70
Scuba Junkie Backpackers

Borneo Global Sipadan Backpackers

Arung Hayat Resort 70-80
Hotel Damai (for local) 089-782011 45 - 60


Mabul Inn 089-782200 70-80

On Islands
off Semporna
Tel Rooms Rates (RM)
Singamata Adventure Water Chalet 019-8430550 30

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Seafest Hotel  Dragon Inn Resort Grace Inn Heritage Holiday Hotel Emas King Marco Polo Sanctuary



Jalan Kastam, P 0 Box 125   91308 Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia
Tel: 6089 782333 Fax: 6089 782555
Email:      Website:


ROOM TYPE 1st - 5th Floor 6th - Executive Floor
Standard Room (Village View)

Facing West with sunset view spectacular against the backdrop of fishing trawlers harboured near the hotel.

    RM 90     RM110
Superior Room (Sea View)

Facing East with decent view of the ocean and the floating villages in Semporna.

    RM 110     RM130
Deluxe Room     RM 150     RM170
Suite Room     RM 230     RM 270
Extra Bed     RM 25     RM 25.00

First business class hotel in Semporna. Seafest started operating on the 13th December 2001. It is located just one hour drive from Tawau International Airport. It is the main hub to the world's famous islands - Sipadan Island and Mabul Island.

The only business-class hotel in the town popular  among the diving fraternity, government and private companies  which occasionally organized meetings and conference here.

Photo above : Hotel front view

Photo below : Hotel view from behind on 24-4-2010 during annual LEPA festival.

While guests can admire the sea front of the Hotel and the lifestyle of Sea Bajaus going about their normal life, one can sees a clash of time zone. From the modern speedboats slashing through the sea with their powerful outboard engines, to boats still depending on brut force and wind force to move the boat forward.

This unique mixture has developed a rare and valuable experience for travelers around the world. Sempoma is a small modern fishing village, rich with various culture and ethnics groups. The tranquility of Sipadan Island located just 45 minutes speedboat ride provides and ever colorful sea life always has away to soften even the hardest heart.

Semporna is a transit point for tourists before proceeding offshore by boats to some of the country's finest diving sites including the world-renowned Sipadan Island and Mabul Island.

How to get to Semporna Town :

Travelers either can take an 8-hour drive from the capital city of Kota Kinabalu or take a short brief 45 minutes flight via Tawau International Airport to Semporna. Both have its own attraction. By land, travelers will travel right across the continent of Sabah and through it, travelers will have the privilege to see and experience the wilderness of Sabah. By air, one will able to chance upon the highest peak in South East Asia, the Majestic Mount Kinabalu.

How to get to Seafast Hotel :

The hotel is located on Jalan Kastam in Semporna. From Tawau Airport, it takes slightly more than an hour by taxi to get here.

Taxi fare cost around RM100 per way.


All  rooms are equipped with amenities that meet traveler's demands and expectation, be it on business or leisure holidays.


Each room is equipped with:

IDD telephone
Central air-conditioning
Color TV with in-house movie channels
Piped in music & radio
Attached bathroom
Bathroom amenities
Coffee and tea making facilities
Wake-up call

Family Plan: No extra charge for children under 12 years age if sharing with their parents.

All major credit cards are accepted.
Check in time: 2.00 p.m.
Check out time: 12.00 noon

Guest of the Executive Floor enjoy the following privileges:

- Daily morning newspaper.
- Upgraded amenities in room.
- Complimentary welcome drink.

63 rooms of various categories in the hotel. The most basic room is the standard room, followed by superior, deluxe and suite.


Housekeeping and laundry service

Room service available from 7.00 am until 11.00 pm


Parking area


Doctor on call

Safe deposit box

Baby sitting


There are three fully equipped function rooms for your conferences, banquet, wedding, seminars and workshops. Our Bilik Sambulayang is able to accommodate 250 guests for your conference needs. While Bilik Sambili is able to hold 100 guests for your workshops needs. Meanwhile the Meeting Room is able to put up to 50 guests for your seminar use.


The Lepa Cafe serves both Asian food and Western Food. Our local chefs will serve you mouth watering delicacy that you will never forget. 'Lepa' is a traditional boat in Semporna, normally Sea Bajaus live in these boats; they do everything on the boat including cooking and dining. The Cafe open daily from 7.00 am to 11.00 pm.

IGAL LOUNGE The beauty of Igal dance will astonish travelers with its "hiphop" like music and graceful movement. This mixture of music and dance is a rare glimpse of music and art at work. The Igal Lounge provides a relaxing ambience for guest to admire the sea minus the hot sun. Guest will be served cold and hot drinks and snacks accompany with soft and relaxing in-house music. The Lounge is fully air-conditioned which is open daily from 4.00 pm to 12.00 midnight.


A Centre that caters the needs of your travel and business requirements from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm daily.
Such as:

Internet service

Courier and mailing service

Airline information and ticketing service, Photocopying and binding



An outlet which operates from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm daily.


Fully equipped with gymnasium equipments, steam bath and sauna facilities. It is open daily.

Malaysia Tourism Awards 2004
Sabah Tourism Awards 2003, 2005
The first business class hotel in Semporna

Sabah Tourism Awards Winner of Excellence in Hotel Services   ( 3 Star Category)2003, 2005


Accommodation in and around Semporna Town

Land based Accommodation Sea based Accommodation
Borneo Global Sipadan Backpackers Sipadan Water Village Resort
Dragon Inn Resort Sipadan Mabul Resort
Seafest Hotel  Borneo Diver Resort
Scuba Junkie Backpackers Seaventure Resort
Singamata Adventure Water Chalet  
Sipadan Inn  
City Inn Semporna  

May 04, 2011 10:00:50 PM      INDEX- Hotels  18-1-2008