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Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful accomodaation. Very clean, and beautifully designed. Excellent service and facilities. Even had a turndown service and left chocolates for us in the evening! And they left our aircon running for us so our room was cool when we returned in the evening! Thank you!!

Thank Zoe B
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We are a family of four (two little kids) who stayed here for several days in April. The setting is simply beautiful and so is the beach. The hillside villas are fabulous. It is a shame that we were outdoors all the time :) . We spent all our days on the beach and snorkeling. The staff at the hotel...

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for one night while we were staying in KK and I would recommend it to anyone. The staff are very friendly and the rooms are amazing. They truly blew my breath away. Once all the island visitors go home about 4pm you literally have the island to yourself. You have access to your own...

Thank Tony_mc27
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Such a beautiful place and setting. We stayed in a beach view villa and gained great exercise walking up and down the many steps to get to the beach/restaurant/activities from our villa. Beautiful view over the beach and water over to Kota Kinabalu. The staff and wonderful and very friendly and helpful. Unfortunately the weather on the day of our...

Thank Merrin R
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

It'd been a great experience from the time we landed on the island till we left. The view was great and the staffs there have been superb and really thoughtful. We were able to have an early check in and late check out At 3pm! There were only 2 rooms occupied during our stay, so the breakfast buffet was taken...

Thank bb t
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 May 2016

We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful resort (2 days 1 night). We stayed in a one bedroom hill side beach villa which was fantastic. It was over 2 floors with lots of full length windows to capture the view on both levels. Balconies on both levels, lounge room, sink and small fridge and large bathroom area with spa...

2Thank mustardbj
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 26 April 2016

My family and I stayed at the Manukan Island Resort from 11 Apr 2016 to 13 Apr 2016. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. We stayed in the double-room chalets which can accommodate 4 people. The room was rustic, but not very well maintained. The bathroom in the main bedroom (the en suite) did not have a working bidet....

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SuteraSanctuaryLodge, Assistant General Manager at Manukan Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear lachesis018, Thank you for taking time to share your feedback. It is indeed disheartening that we have fallen short in so many ways during your stay with us. Your feedback on the chalet conditions and the quality of the restaurant operation has been addressed accordingly. We have also add in directional signages on a more appropriate route to the...

Mahe Island, Seychelles
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

We just came back from Manukan island resort and we wish we could extend our stay. 😀We stayed in one of the renovated chalet on the Hill top .Our chalet was beautifully furnished and with all the important features of civilization. The funny thing is that when you stay surrounded by nature, you don't want to on your TV or...

Thank Strek0za
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2016

We stayed in a hillside villa which had recently been renovated, it was spectacular and huge! We had a slight problem with the aircon (it started leaking) but the maintenance team fixed it immediately. Check-in and check-out were slow but I think we might have got a new staff member learning the ropes. The beach was beautiful and not overcrowded...

Thank Liz_Andy_11
Turku, Finland
Reviewed 13 March 2016

For us Manukan Island Resort was a perfect place to stay! The staff was absolutely superb and recently repaired hillside villa was spacious, beautiful and clean. Our family of four (11- and 13-y boys) stayed on Manukan Island in the Hillside villa #11 for 7 days. Boys slept on good quality extra madrases in the same room with our double...

2Thank Petri2013

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Manukan Island Resort is located just off the coast of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and provides an island getaway with luxurious accommodation options. A mere 10 minutes by boat from the city of Kota Kinabalu, Manukan island is the second largest island of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine National Park and provides an idyllic option for island accommodation in Malaysia. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Manukan Island Resort

Address: Lot G15, Wisma Sabah Ground Floor, Manukan Island 88000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Manukan Island
Price Range: $256 - $461 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Manukan Island Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Choose the hillside view, they are further away from the day trippers and a few metres from the private beach.”
 of 5 bubbles 190lym, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Hill side chalet- best location- best view!!!! Don't book beachview room- there is no beach view! only day-trippers view!”
 of 5 bubbles mariama459, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The hillside rooms are in a far superior location to the beachside. Rooms 11-15 have a lot less steps than 16-20”
  • hillside villas
  • sunset point
  • sunset at sunset point
  • balcony view to quieter beach
  • lounge
  • bathroom
 of 5 bubbles eek-i-saw-a-mouse, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Choose the beach villas for best view on the island.”
 of 5 bubbles merrinr2016, 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The newer hillside rooms seem to be a much better bet than the older beach-fronting rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles lachesis018, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
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