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Manana Borneo Resort

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Kampang Pituru Laut, Kota Belud 89517, Malaysia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Right. This is going to be one of the hardest reviews I have ever written so bare with me! We arrived in KK at 1830 and were met by the taxi we were promised that would take us to the boat to Manana. Good start! The driver was friendly and very helpful even taking a detour for no extra fee.... More

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is probably one of the most amazing places I've ever stayed in and I couldn't recommend it enough. If your in Borneo its's a must! The food is also amazing! I like anyone else love my luxury five star resorts but I really enjoyed the experience of staying in Manana. It's certainly not luxury and no one will be... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had great expectations when I booked at Manana ,Basic doesn't have to be so dirty and not working .For example our pillows were mouldy. There was intermittent water and electricity. The front door didn't close properly. The rubbish at the front of the cabin doesnt ever seem to be emptied. The stray dog rummages through the rubbish. Manana may... More

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Odense, Denmark
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This review has been difficult to write. On the one hand, my wife and I did enjoy our 4D/3N stay on Mañana. On the other hand, there are so many things that could (and should) be improved, and based on the other reviews here, it seems like the owners are a bit reluctantt to make these improvements. For this reason... More

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Intro We stayed in Manana in April 2014. It is a nice place cut off from the rest of the world with chalets right on the beach. However we were slightly disappointed as Manana promised so much but delivered so little. Pros: - Arriving by boat (not accessible by car) - Chalets right next to the beach - No reception/internet... More

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

When you step off the little dinghy that ferries you from the nearby fishing village to the private beach, you enter a whole different world which is Manana. Situated 1 hour away from Kota Kinabalu in the district of Kota Belud, you make your way into a fishing village before coming upon a breath-taking view of the gulf on which... More

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Truro, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I visited Manana for the THIRD time in March this year, and once again, LOVED IT :-) The staff, including quite a few newbies, made me feel welcome from the minute I arrived at the kampung jetty. There's been a few improvements since my last visit; The menu is more varied and extensive - loved the roti canai They have... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I stayed in Manana from 2nd till 5th March. And on the last day that I had to check out, I was very tempted to extend my stay. I had the best time relaxing. No network coverage nor wifi, I had no distraction but to just take time and enjoy the nature. They have very basic amenities, which I had... More

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Hastings, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I was fortunate enough to stay at 'Manana' during my trip through Borneo and stayed there from the 12th-15th February 2014. Staying in chalet nos. 8 i was just yards from the sea as was all the accommodation. Although i was nearest to the jungle backdrop i only ever saw an earthworm and a small centipede type 'crawlie'. I spent... More

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Okinawa, Japan
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

After spending two weeks in the national parks and diving in Borneo we decided to hang out in Manana after we heard about it in the lonely planet. The area is beautiful, however what we experienced was a little nightmare. We didnt get picked up from the hotel as discussed before, However, we were able to organize a taxi which... More

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Team_Manana, Owner at Manana Borneo Resort, responded to this review

Hello Henri K, Wow, great review - cheers for that! Glad you appreciate the lovely nature of our location. Yes, agreeably it is our best asset. My name is Nani, co-owner, and I am the only team member that should be confirming all room reservations and road transport arrangements to the Kampung Pituru Laut jetty. I am very surprised that... More

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Address: Kampang Pituru Laut, Kota Belud 89517, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Kota Belud District > Kota Belud
Also Known As:
Manana Borneo Hotel Kota Belud
Manana Borneo Resort Kota Belud, Sabah

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