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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We stayed here for 2 nights at the end of our trip to Borneo, and it was a really really great place to finish off. A beautiful resort only a short boat ride from KK. The hotel offers complimentary boat shuttle from the main harbour in KK at 1.30 & 3.30 (not between 1.30-3.30 like we thought.....staff were extremely helpful... More 

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Reviewed 22 July 2016

Many dream of water vila stays like this, and compared to many others I have been lucky to had, and may other locations, this is a hidden gem due to the accessibility, and the cost. By resort standards it is nothing amazing, and below par. My room didn't appear clean upon arrival and I got the impression it was very... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

We spent two nights here at the end of a busy three weeks in Borneo. We were a party of 4 and had two villas. We had initiallybooked lagoon villas. On requiring about upgrades we were given a tour of different rooms and eventually decided to upgrade to two ocean villas at a cost of 400RM per room per night.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

We stayed for 1 night at the palm vila. We arrived early for the free boat transfer to the resort ,where we received with a warm welcome from the friendly staff Mr Santos and the other collegue(sorry forgot the name) The transfer was smooth and the welcome at the resort couldnt be any better . The front office manager a... More 

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Brunei Darussalam
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

Good for a night and to experience, but it is overpriced. Went with the family, but there is limited to do and the water is not clear or clean enough to really enjoy it. The Eco did is good for a visit if you do stay.

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Seattle, WA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

This is a nice place and we had a good time however it is a bit overpriced. You are across from a busy harbour. There was lots of garbage in the water and we were there during an algae bloom. I was disappointed at the lack of opportunity to swim/snorkel but I realize the resort can't control algae blooms. That... More 

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Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

This is a gem of a resort. Keeping my review short and to the point. Pros: - Easily accessible. One can catch a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu (2.5 hrs journey). Then take a cab to the jesselton ferry point (15 minutes drive). They have an office there. Complimentary boat ride (20 minutes) at 13.30 hrs and 15.30... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stayed 3nights at Gayana Eco Resort recently on a promo (50% off 2nd and 3rd night). We stayed in an Ocean villa. We contemplated on staying in the ocean villa initially due to the price, but decided to go ahead and it was the best decision. There's no beach around (unless you hop on a boat... More 

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

I am writing this feedback in relation to our recent stay at the Gayana Eco Resort. Let me start by explaining that this was a relaxing holiday for my wife's birthday. Prior to our arrival at the resort, I contacted the reservations team to request a car to the ferry from the airport and to ask for a cake to... More 

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

Dear Mr Brown, I have read carefully all your comments about your recent stay at Gayana Eco Resort. First and foremost, I must sincerely apologize for coming up short and not living up to your expectations. Regarding the cake for your wife's birthday, we were indeed aware of your request from the reservation process. As we have many requests of... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 9 June 2016

I would like to thank Gayana and your staff for our stay between 25 may - 27 may. In particular, Christine and our trekking guide (Kendrick? Hendrick) helped made our stay a memorable one. Christine pro-actively found out more as to any request I had to make my stay a memorable one. She was very helpful in arranging a surprise... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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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: RM929 - RM1,880 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Gayana Eco Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 44
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Gayana Eco Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Gayana Resort
Gayana Eco Resort Pulau Gaya, Sabah
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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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