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Manana Borneo Resort

Kampang Pituru Laut, Kota Belud 89517, Malaysia
Manana Borneo Resort
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

No roads and no wifi = paradise. Beautiful beach and water. Huts with hammocks on the beach. Great bunch of friendly staff. Proposed to my girlfriend here and it couldn't have been more romantic under a perfect night sky. Can't recommend this place enough. The beach Villas are worth the little bit extra money. No power during the day and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Mañana truly is a little spot of paradise. It's definitely worth the trip - it takes about 1.5 hours from Kota Kinabalu via taxi which cost 120RM. The water is bright blue/green and very clear. The beach is 100% free of any rubbish and the beachfront cabins are less than 20 steps to the water. If you want to come... More 

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Hong Kong
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

1.5 hours drive + 10min boat ride from KK, Manana is beautifully located on a tiny beach with white sand and clear blue water! No frills place, you don't come here expecting 5-star accommodations so need to be okay with no wi-fi, no AC, basic cuisine, potential water shortages, and service on "island time"... In return you get peaceful surroundings,... More 

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waiwera
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We stayed here 3 nights in late March, in 2 beachfront villas. Grandfolks in one and couple with 3 y.o.grandson in other. Not a 5-star place (as their website is at pains to point out) but perfect for mid-range (or budget in dorm) beachfront. Villas basic with nice open, planted (but private) rear toilet/cold shower area. Water pressure erratic! Meals..limited... More 

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Knysna, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Manana Resort is exactly what it claims to be on its website. There are no pretensions about it, no false claims or contrived photos: it is simply a complete escape from a hectic lifestyle. My husband loved it - as Brandon Flowers sings, we all need to have a "Sams Town" where we can go home to and now it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is the perfect place for everyone who is looking for a little getaway, time to relax, hammock hangouts and a paradise beach. We where there in super low season, so there where only 3 guests including me and my Boyfriend at Mañana. That was a bit of a shame as I enjoy meeting other people and some things, like... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We had a very relaxing stay after the gunung kinabalu climb .. we did not book in advance just a simple call one day before arrive was enough ! The staff is really nice and the food they prepare is good (spagetti pomodori and pancake is really recommandable). The small villas are clean and equippedwith mosquito nets ... the chalets... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The walls of the bar/restaurant are covered with scribbles from travellers declaring Manana to be paradise and how they wish they could stay for ever. We stayed here for two nights and I never quite reached the level of passion some of my marker pen wielding predecessors clearly had. We stayed in one of the beach front chalets. It was... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I stayed in Mañana Resort for a couple of nights and I wish I hadn't left when I did, I had such an amazing time. To start with the place is just a little paradise on earth. Surrounded by thick jungle you can only arrive by a quick boat ride. That gives the place extra charm. I stayed at one... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Map location wrong when I wrote this review but the pictures are right. Boat ride to secluded beach but the adventurous can walk half an hour along coast. Didn't have internet or phone signal when I was there but apparently soon to be fixed. Great diving, waterboarding and everything you need. Not too big so cozy and quite, real nice... More 

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