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Manana Borneo Resort

Kampang Pituru Laut, Kota Belud 89517, Malaysia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We can't wait to give manana another try. We had a great stay there, even though it rained the entire day and night. :( The boat ride was definitely a little scary (ESP for our friend's 9 month old baby!) but the driver seemed to know exactly what he was doing. We wore our backpacks so they wouldn't get wet.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you can live without wifi (which apparently I can't) then this place is for you...it is idyllic. Beach shacks right on the sand, hammocks, clear warm waters the place is almost heaven. For those like me...the electricity only runs overnight, the bathroom is a lean to attached to the back of your shack, there is no wifi, he food... More

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Chengdu, Sichuan, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic! Escape the trappings of modern life to enjoy basic local style chalets or dorm on a secluded beautiful beach. Unfortunately these 'trappings' include wifi, phone signal, a shower with water pressure, and a customer services desk. However, the guys there are lovely and as long as you have researched properly and understand the philosophy behind the place (think minimal... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

2 nights with grandparents, children and baby in tow - auwie is a great cook when the food turns up - maybe learn a little malaysian before you go to ensure the staff understand your order - iza (?) speaks brilliant english and you won't go wrong when she's on board management have responded to people's concerns -garbage bags available... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I travelled to Manana in July of this year as part of our honeymoon through Borneo. We LOVED it. :-) So the thing about Manana is its a little bit tough to get there, it is about 90 odd kilometres from Kota Kinabalu, so you have a one and half hour car ride and then a ten... More

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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The place is set in a wonderful location – it is on a deserted white beach (note: when we were there were loads of sand flies that bit us quite heavily) that meets crystal clear blue water with dark lush green jungle as the backdrop. Manana also offer a lot of different activities so you probably will not be bored.... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

What an amazing place! Secluded white sand beach with jungle backdrop and beautiful views. The beach huts are basic but clean (although I agree with a previous review that new pillows are needed!) and it was a great experience staying on the beach (literally on the beach!) It was lovely sitting in hammocks on such a stunning beach and the... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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Address: Kampang Pituru Laut, Kota Belud 89517, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Kota Belud District > Kota Belud
Number of rooms: 7
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