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7.3

Very good

279 reviews

279 reviews

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7.1

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location
Parking
Available
Popular landmarks
Sipadan National Park 3.7 km
Pusat Pelancongan Lautan Semporna 3.8 km
Masjid Pekan Semporna 4.1 km
Muzium Tun Sakaran 4.3 km
Mabul Island 23.1 km
Bohey Dulang Island 23.3 km
Tun Sakaran Marine Park 23.3 km
Mataking Island 37.4 km
Sipadan Island 37.6 km
Nearby landmarks
Pulau Samal-Samal Kecil 1.0 km
Daisy Islet 1.2 km
Bukit Tengkorak Archaeological Heritage Site 2.1 km
Sipadan National Park 3.7 km
Billabong Scuba 3.8 km
Guardian 3.8 km
Watsons 3.8 km
Arthur's Bar 3.8 km
Pusat Pelancongan Lautan Semporna 3.8 km
Ocean Tourism Center Portlaoise 3.8 km

THE BUWAN RESORT SDN BHD

Kampung Tampi-Tampi, Taman Bandar Semporna, Semporna, Malaysia, 91308 - See map

Conveniently situated in the Taman Bandar Semporna part of Semporna, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Mabul Island. This 3.5-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

Highlights

Airport transfer

Excellent view

Daily housekeeping

Grocery delivery

Concierge

Facilities

Airport transfer

Car park

Shuttle service

Restaurants

Tours

Concierge

Family room

Security [24-hour]

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Semporna every 15 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.4
Distance to city center4.5 km
Location rating7.1
Nearest airportSemporna Airport (SMM)
Distance to airport4.5 km

Rooms available at THE BUWAN RESORT SDN BHD

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.8

Sea View Chalet
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 double bed
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Garden Chalet
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Partial ocean view
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Family Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 3 bunk beds
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
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Standard Chalet
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed...
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Standard Cottage
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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Tiger Lodge Without Window
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Family Room
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    Chalet with Sea View (1 Single Bed & 1 Queen Bed)
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at THE BUWAN RESORT SDN BHD?

      Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.

      How do I get to THE BUWAN RESORT SDN BHD?

      THE BUWAN RESORT SDN BHD is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 120 MYR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at THE BUWAN RESORT SDN BHD also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the resort. For those who wish to drive their own cars, THE BUWAN RESORT SDN BHD has a car park available for guests.

      What are my dining options at THE BUWAN RESORT SDN BHD?

      THE BUWAN RESORT SDN BHD features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

      What is the smoking policy at THE BUWAN RESORT SDN BHD?

      THE BUWAN RESORT SDN BHD does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

      What restaurants are nearby THE BUWAN RESORT SDN BHD?

      THE BUWAN RESORT SDN BHD’s neighborhood is Taman Bandar Semporna which includes popular restaurants such as Pearl City Restaurant, Fish Village Seafood Restaurant and Dragon Inn.

      What are popular attractions near THE BUWAN RESORT SDN BHD?

      THE BUWAN RESORT SDN BHD’s location in the Taman Bandar Semporna neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Masjid Pekan Semporna, Muzium Tun Sakaran and Sabah.

      What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to THE BUWAN RESORT SDN BHD?

      THE BUWAN RESORT SDN BHD’s nearby natural sights include Sipadan National Park located in the same Taman Bandar Semporna area.

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      What people love about THE BUWAN RESORT SDN BHD

      • 8.8

        Excellent
        Cleanliness

        "Nice room for family, clean and comfy bed and pillow."

        FATIN

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        November 24, 2019

      • 8.8

        Excellent
        Cleanliness

        "The room is nice, clean and fluffy pillow."

        FATIN

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        November 24, 2019

      • 7.2

        Very good
        Spaciousness

        "Room is spacious and comfortable."

        Muhammad

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        November 7, 2022

      Overall rating:

      7.3

      Very good
      279 reviews
      Cleanliness
      7.3
      Facilities
      6.8
      Location
      7.1
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      What travelers say they love:
      Good, nice place for relaxation.
      MOHD from Malaysia
      Couple
      More about THE BUWAN RESORT SDN BHD

      More about THE BUWAN RESORT SDN BHD

      THE BUWAN RESORT SDN BHD

      Wake up to a magical day and enjoy all that Semporna offers with a stay at THE BUWAN RESORT SDN BHD.
      The range of services provided by THE BUWAN RESORT SDN BHD ensures all travelers get the most out of their stay. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the resort's easy to book transportation services. The resort provides shuttle services to help you find what you want in Semporna. Parking is always available, provided by the resort for their driving guests.
      The helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with services including concierge service. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the resort's tours. In-room conveniences include daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. The resort is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment.
      Guestrooms at THE BUWAN RESORT SDN BHD are fitted with all the amenities travelers need. The resort provides linen service and air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. The resort also provides guests with bottled water, instant coffee and instant tea in some rooms. THE BUWAN RESORT SDN BHD also provides a hair dryer, toiletries and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


      Dining and things to do

      Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Guests of THE BUWAN RESORT SDN BHD can even have groceries delivered to their room for cooking, using the resort's special service.
      THE BUWAN RESORT SDN BHD lets you make the most of your time! Once there, you can enjoy countless recreational facilities offered to all guests. Hot days can be cool fun with water activities like snorkeling and diving.


      Reasons to stay here

      Rooms here are cheaper than 88% of accommodations in the city.
      This resort's food and dining score higher than 98% of accommodations in the city.
      Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 98% of accommodations in the city.

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      Amenities and facilities

      Good
      Facilities

      6.8

      Most talked about facilities

      Housekeeping

      4 mentions

      View

      3 mentions

      Breakfast

      2 mentions

      Internet

      2 mentions

      Languages spoken
      • English
      • Chinese [Cantonese]
      • Chinese [Mandarin]
      • Malay
      Internet access
      • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
      Things to do, ways to relax
      • Diving
      • Outdoor recreational features
      • Snorkeling
      • Tours
      Cleanliness and safety
      • Body thermometer
      • Face coverings on staff
      • First aid kit
      • Free face masks
      • Hand sanitizer
      • Temperature check for guests and staff
      Dining, drinking, and snacking
      • Grocery delivery
      • Restaurants
      Services and conveniences
      • Concierge
      • Daily housekeeping
      • Elevator
      • Food delivery
      • Smoke-free property
      • Smoking area
      For the kids
      • Family room
      Access
      • CCTV in common areas
      • Pets allowed
      • Security [24-hour]
      Getting around
      • Airport transfer
      • Car park [on-site]
      • Shuttle service
      Available in all rooms
      • Free bottled water
      • Individual air conditioning
      • Shower
      • Towels
      • Wooden/parqueted flooring

      Location

      Kampung Tampi-Tampi, Taman Bandar Semporna, Semporna, Malaysia, 91308
      Very good
      Location

      7.1

      Airports
      • Semporna Airport (SMM)
        4.5 km
      • Tawau Airport (TWU)
        59.8 km
      Hospital or clinic
      • Guardian
        3.8 km

      What's nearby

      Popular landmarks
      • Sipadan National Park
        3.7 km
      • Pusat Pelancongan Lautan Semporna
        3.8 km
      • Masjid Pekan Semporna
        4.1 km
      • Muzium Tun Sakaran
        4.3 km
      • Mabul Island
        23.1 km
      • Bohey Dulang Island
        23.3 km
      • Tun Sakaran Marine Park
        23.3 km
      • Mataking Island
        37.4 km
      • Sipadan Island
        37.6 km
      Nearby landmarks
      • Pulau Samal-Samal Kecil
        1.0 km
      • Daisy Islet
        1.2 km
      • Bukit Tengkorak Archaeological Heritage Site
        2.1 km
      • Sipadan National Park
        3.7 km
      • Billabong Scuba
        3.8 km
      • Guardian
        3.8 km
      • Watsons
        3.8 km
      • Arthur's Bar
        3.8 km
      • Pusat Pelancongan Lautan Semporna
        3.8 km
      • Ocean Tourism Center Portlaoise
        3.8 km
      Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

      Property policies

      Children and extra beds

      Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

      All children are welcome.

      Children 0-12 year(s)
      Must use an extra bed
      If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
      Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
      Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
      Others
      • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

      Some helpful facts

      Check-in/Check-out
      • Check-in from14:00
      • Check-in until23:00
      • Check-out from08:00
      • Check-out until11:00
      • Reception open until23:00
      Getting around
      • Airport transfer fee120 MYR
      • Distance from city center4.5 km
      • Travel time to airport (minutes)60
      The property
      • Number of bars/lounges2
      • Number of floors0
      • Number of restaurants1
      • Number of rooms 22
      • Year property opened2001
      • Most recent renovation2014

      Reviews of THE BUWAN RESORT SDN BHD from real guests

      Provided by verified guests of Agoda
      7.3
      /
      10
      Cleanliness7.3
      Facilities6.8
      Location7.1
      Room comfort and quality8.8
      Service7.9
      Value for money7.4
      High score for Semporna
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (38)
      8-9 Excellent (14)
      7-8 Very Good (29)
      6-7 Good (12)
      <6 Below Expectation (46)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (39)
      Jun - Aug (24)
      Sep - Nov (39)
      Dec - Feb (37)
      All guests (279)
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      9.6
      Exceptional
      goh from Malaysia
      Family with young children
      Standard Family Room with Private Bathroom
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

      One of the best holidays we had in Semporna”

      We booked a family room with 5 beds. We arrived at 8pm, with strong winds and heavy rain on the first day of Raya. The poor staff had been on duty alone for the whole day but he was still so helpful. Helped us with check in but our room lights had issues. After calling his boss, Mr Zainal Abidin upgraded us to the chalet. Mr Zainal Abidin helped us get some pillows and carried an extra bed in the rain with my husband to our chalet. An hour later, at 10pm, i kicked the bedpost by accident and requested for ice. Mr Zainal came again with ice, in all the rain. Our greatest appreciation to Mr Zainal. (Just for info, 3 days after that, i had an xray and it was confirmed a fractured toe- which would have been worse without the ice that night). He worked really hard, and without a word of complain. The resort itself is pretty & picturistique. The 'jetty' and bridge were newly painted. However, the wood were starting to rot at some places. May need to replace before any accident happens. Restaurant was great, lots of people came for buka puasa it seems. Will definitely come back to this place.

      Reviewed May 09, 2022

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Nur from Malaysia
      Group
      Standard Family Room with Private Bathroom
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

      Best place to stay”

      They delivered a good service throughout our time there. Very recommended since they provided a very good service, breakfast, facilities, and comfort. The best part you can take photo surround the area and got pool with life jacket. Very clean and apart from hussle bussle town great for peace of mind.

      Reviewed June 14, 2019

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      siti from Malaysia
      Group
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2022

      Recommended 👍🏻⭐️”

      Comfortable, clean, friendly staff and which is definitely a very beautiful view with sunrise and sunset

      Reviewed April 22, 2022

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Yvonne from Malaysia
      Group
      Sea View Chalet
      Stayed 1 night in March 2019

      Enjoy our stay here”

      We book 2 chalet for 2 nights for our group vacation. Since we rented a car the location was not a problem for us. The view of the resort was beautiful. The staff was very accomodating to our request.. The chalets were spacious and cosy. Water supply was disrupted due to the drought season but staff informed us that only certain hours during the day that our water supply will be cut off. In the mean time, we were free to use the sharing bathroom nearby. There is a restaurant at the premise but we mostly dine out at Semporna town.

      Reviewed March 26, 2019

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      HANIS from Malaysia
      Group
      Standard Family Room with Private Bathroom
      Stayed 3 nights in January 2020

      Nice room option”

      Resort is nice. Have various option for room based on budget. Recommended staying for 2 and more members. Not far from town, bearable. I book 5 to 6 people in a room. Not spacious but comfortable for a tight budget. No towel/no kettle but have hot shower. Scenery is ok and nice. Windy.

      Reviewed January 02, 2021

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Yvonne from Malaysia
      Group
      Garden Chalet
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

      Exceptional”

      The staff were very accomodating to my request to change certain arrangement of my booking. The location was great for photos as it is just by the sea.. We even saw a couple doing their wedding photoshoot there. During our stay, there was a disruption of water supply which was understandable due to drought season. But we were can use the bathroom at Tiger Lodge when the water to the Chalet were off for certain hours. Also the chalets were very cosy.

      Reviewed March 26, 2019

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      HOONG from Malaysia
      Group
      Stayed 1 night in May 2022

      Great service”

      Booked 2 twin sharing rooms and preparing to go to mabul and kapalai the next day. Around 9pm, there was electricity outage in the building we were in. The owner immediately upgraded us to the chalet without extra charges. The next day, due to raya, our boat to the island were delayed. Hence the return trip to the jetty was pushed back by about 2 hours. Our schedule was ruined because we intended to depart immediately to sandakan where we booked a hotel and it was too dark to travel. To my surprise, the management allowed us to stay another night in the chalet without any charges. Very thankful for this pleasant experience and give my full recommendation for this resort. 👍👍

      Reviewed May 03, 2022

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Suada
      Group
      Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

      Excellent resort for diving, staff very friendly ”

      We are 3 female students who stayed at Scuba Tiger for 3 nights. We stayed in a basic room, it was clean and had everything we needed. The staff were exceptional (the reception staff and the diving staff were great). There is a small restaurant on site. Cons- no WiFi

      Reviewed July 02, 2019

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Abu from Malaysia
      Group
      Standard Family Room with Private Bathroom
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

      Best place for family & friend”

      Its a lovely environment, great room for 5 pax friend & family

      Reviewed August 03, 2019

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      George from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Garden Chalet
      Stayed 3 nights in February 2020

      Lovely place rooms are fantastic staff very friendly and helpful ”

      Lovely place no WiFi which was a shame for booking onward travel restaurant was closed but a short 5 minutes walk to a beautiful restaurant next door lots of rubbish and plastic in the water if you go at the right time of day it’s ok overall fantastic place and would definitely return if I’m in the area

      Reviewed March 05, 2020

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      8.8
      Excellent
      FATIN from Malaysia
      Group
      Standard Family Room with Private Bathroom
      Stayed 1 night in November 2019

      Basic Stay”

      Nice room for family, clean and comfy bed and pillow. But i didnt expect the shower would be salty water but its fine. Just the water a bit smelly though. The staff are helpful, we did request a Grab but no available driver so they help us find a ride to go to town. Nearby restaurant are good to eat juts need to walk a bit.

      Reviewed November 24, 2019

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      8.8
      Excellent
      FATIN from Malaysia
      Group
      Stayed 1 night in November 2019

      Basic Stay”

      I thought the water supply is fresh water but i was wrong but it’s okay since i dont do any water activity. The water a bit smelly though from the water heater. The room is nice, clean and fluffy pillow. Just what i needed to rest peacefully. A bit difficult to go to town (request a Grab but no available driver) and just go to the reception and they will help you to find a ride.

      Reviewed November 24, 2019

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Abang from Malaysia
      Group
      Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

      Exceptional”

      Nice place Very Nice View.. But If you Have Wifi Coverage It will be More Merrier 👍

      Reviewed July 04, 2019

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Aika
      Group
      Stayed 1 night in September 2019

      Very good”

      We just stayed one night here just to get the feeling of kampung(countryside). Managed to catch a sunset and sunrise here. Overall if u have a handsome pocket, go for the high end room that this resort offers. It would worth every penny with the astonishing view u get here.

      Reviewed September 04, 2019

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      7.2
      Very good
      Fatimah from Malaysia
      Group
      Standard Family Room with Private Bathroom
      Stayed 1 night in August 2020

      Credit for the view but not the room”

      Most uncomfortable sleep ever! Room reek of paint/ finishing smell. We tried to change room but the new room was dirty. So, we decided to just stay at the first room. Had to spray our perfume. The bed sheet was itchy. Not sure if it' s bed bug tho as we tried to look for it but none. Staff is very helpful. she keeps on apologizing. So thankful we just booked for 1 night.

      Reviewed September 13, 2020

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      7.6
      Very good
      Noraziarina from Malaysia
      Couple
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

      Nice place & good for relax”

      Nice place & i really love the scenery.however, just suggest to add couple room for two with bathroom inside.

      Reviewed July 09, 2019

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      7.6
      Very good
      roelof from Netherlands
      Family with teens
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

      Very good”

      Great place if you wanna scubadive. Sadly only wifi/hotspot through office phone possible. Worked great though. Superfriendly staff

      Reviewed August 05, 2019

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      7.6
      Very good
      Mohd from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

      Very good”

      The cheaper rooms are for sleeping only. If you are with family get the chalets instead. It is a quiet place good for winding down.

      Reviewed April 26, 2019

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      8.0
      Excellent
      MOHD from Malaysia
      Couple
      Sea View Chalet
      Stayed 1 night in June 2019

      Very good”

      Good, nice place for relaxation.

      Reviewed July 15, 2019

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      7.2
      Very good
      Manisah from Malaysia
      Couple
      Stayed 1 night in September 2019

      Very basic facilities and shared bathroom for male/female”

      The bed is comfy, only the facilities very basic. Hair dryer is not available eventhough there is a place. Atleast can put iron at the common area. No soap or shampoo provided.

      Reviewed September 13, 2019

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