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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

My husband and I came here to finish off our Malaysia trip. It was fairly easy to get an uber to Jesselton point and organise our journey from there. At first glance we were a bit dismayed as there was so much rubbish floating around but the manager advised us that it was due to monsoon season and it was...

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Kungsholmen, Stockholms Län, Sweden
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent 5 days at Gayana over christmas and had a great experience. Rooms: We were upgraded after the first night to a room with direct water access for swimming which was great. Not all rooms have that so look for that when booking. Rooms were overall very well maintained with beds you never want to leave. Service: Great service almost...

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Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at Gayana Eco Resort for 4 nights. + Luxury atmosphere + Good food in both restaurants + Free boat transfer to/from KK 4 times per day + Big room (villa 1) + Comfortable bed + Nice pool + Good breakfast + Very nice staff - No walking tracks or beach stretch, just the steep jungle track. - Pricy GER...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

1. Most noticable, waters around the resort is littered with plastics bottles from KK town. Resort staff do go around in boats n kayaks to pickup those up but more collective efforts need to be done with the marine park authorities to solve this problem. 2. Check in at the jetty was ok. Boarding was smooth and on time. Boat...

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Reviewed 6 December 2016

Visited here for one day for family vacation at 4 December 2016. Location is very peaceful, but rubbish and dump is everywhere in the water. Alu-alu Restaurant is great but with more $$$. The Macac Restaurant have good choice of menu for breakfast. Snorkelling and Kayaking is surround with plastic bag and dirty algae. Staff and Management Team is very...

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Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Visited here for 4 days in november, what a setting this place has! The bungalows were well maintained and very clean and the staff were faultless! I could easily sit on my balcony and admire the view of mount Kinabalu and the masses of wildlife surrounding me. Please watch out for the monkeys they got into our room! Only because...

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Geraldton, Australia
Reviewed 4 November 2016

The days are hot and humid but the location is peaceful and quiet. The Marine research area is great and the giant clam ecology and growing area are a big part of the island. There is great safe diving area and swimming either in the pool or ocean.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Only stayed for 1 night on Gayana Eco Resort, check in process was very smooth and took place at Jesselton Ferry Point, they carry the luggage onto the ferry for you and off the other side, upon arrival we were greeted with a complimentary drink. I thought the Island was beautiful with great scenery out towards the sea and view...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We stayed at Gayana Eco Resort for the last 4 nights of our trip (3 women). We stayed in the jungle villa, so no direct access to the ocean although we didn't mind walking up to the main reception to grab snorkel gear. The snorkelling was amazing around the resort! Staff were always very helpful and lovely to deal with....

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Andrea B, Manager at Gayana Eco Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you very much for your feedback relating to your recent stay at Gayana Eco Resort. We are grateful for your kind comments relating to the accommodation, surrounding and food and beverage comments. Regarding beer prizes they must relate to beverages consumed during dinner, as we do have a promotion currently at our bar where you can enjoy...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 13 October 2016

There are some real positives about the place and some real setbacks. We found our way to the jetty and the checking in process and travel to the resort by boat was efficient -when you arrived they provided a cool towel and refreshment. We did not like our booked lagoon Villa (which is the cheapest) as they are right next...

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Andrea B, Manager at Gayana Eco Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you very much for your feedback relating to your recent stay at Gayana Eco Resort. We are delighted about all the positive comments towards are welcoming and our staff service in general. In relation to the comments on cleanliness, we would have appreciated an immediate feedback whilst in the resort so that we can investigate and take...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gayana Eco Resort rests serenely at the edges of Gaya Island off the coast of Borneo. 52 over water villas designed to enhance the soothing sounds of the surf, while capturing the enduring vistas of Mt. Kinabalu on the distant horizon. At its heart is about protecting and re-generating our precious Marine Ecology, and the only property to feature its own Marine Ecology Research Centre propagating Giant Clams and restoring damaged coral reefs. Striking the perfect balance of forward thinking ecology and indulgent luxury which pampers both the body and the enlightened soul. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gayana Eco Resort

Address: Malohom Bay | Gaya Island, Pulau Gaya 88778, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Pulau Gaya
Price Range: $284 - $575 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Gayana Eco Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 44
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Also Known As:
Gayana Eco Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Gayana Resort
Gayana Eco Resort Malaysia/Pulau Gaya
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“The rooms are all fine”
 of 5 bubbles Dicko1947, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ocean View”
 of 5 bubbles oliviap892, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ocean access room a must!”
 of 5 bubbles Kapte, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Choose Palm Villa for an amazing ocean view”
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 of 5 bubbles qeelz, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had an Ocean Villa and it had great inclusions. Recommend paying for either the Ocean Villa or upgrade to the Palm Villa.”
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 of 5 bubbles robcW1436ZS, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
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