Travelers are voting Sea Horse Sipadan Scuba as the best hotel near Tawau. There are 8 hotels in Sandakan a city just 107 km from Tawau and 27 hotels in Kota Kinabalu which is 168 km distant. The most popular of these are Swiss Inn Waterfront Sandakan in Sandakan and Gayana Eco Resort in Kota Kinabalu. You can find 38 hotels in Sabah and 492 hotels in the country of Malaysia. Our members favorite in Sabah is Gayana Eco Resort and Hotel Equatorial Melaka is the top pick in Malaysia. Want more? Check out our map of hotels near Tawau.