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Gayana Eco Resort

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Malohom Bay | Gaya Island, Pulau Gaya 88778, Malaysia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hospitality is tip top... Thumbs up to all the staff, they are friendly and helpful. Food are basically delicious and they deliver breakfast to your room. The view infront of our room is just amazing. The room is spacious, clean and nicely drsigned. Overall, our stay at this resort is unforgettable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would strongly recommend staying at the Gayana Eco resort in the palm villa rooms. It was truly amazing, spacious and private. Staff were fabulous and went out of their way to make our stay pleasurable. Food and beverages were great; catered for everyone. We did go swimming but we had to be very careful of the jellyfish.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we arrive KK in the morning , took a speed boat ending up here Gayana. Very good impression here in . The enviroment so much relaxing , facilities very good but the price is very high though. Many activities around there and most importantly people over here are very friendly

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for four nights at the Resort. It looks very nice as all the bungalows are built over water. It also not very crowded, since you have a lot of space and there are not that many bungalows. the name "eco resort" put's one on the wrong foot. The only two eco-things we found wat a green leave, tucked... More

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TomasAndersen, General Manager at Gayana Eco Resort, responded to this review

Dear Paul_V_Alkmaar, Thank you so much for your feedback. You are absolutely right that preventative maintenance is extremely important. The cracked floor boards has been noticed, we are just waiting for new ones to arrive. The same is the case for our AlangAlang roof straw. Rubbish does from time to time enter our waters and we do attempt to remove... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's my first time spending so much on accommodation. Check-in took a while because it was crowded, but the experience was alright. Then we were brought to the island by boat, and been hold on in the restaurant with a lovely welcoming drink. When we get into our room, we realised we got the room facing the rain forest, while... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is by far one of the best resorts I ve been to in Malaysia. The staff are extremely welcoming, warm and sincere . If you are looking for some peace and tranquillity, then I strongly suggest this as an option. Another amazing point about this resort is the fact that it just an apprximately 20-30 mins boat ride to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I stayed the most exclusive room named palm villa in Gayana Eco for my family journey. Hotel facility and service itself could not meet with other similiar resort, but I may grade as above average as considering natural environment of resort itself. Kota Kinabalu is second time coming, and now I found that Kota has very fantastic under ocean environment.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

All staff was EXTREMELY friendly and helpful. Premises was VERY clean. We loved visiting the sister resort. Spa was amazing. Bar was fun-- free happy hour drinks. it had stormed the nite before we arrived and staff was "cleaning" the ocean! Breakfast was really good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I chose this hotel rather than the SLH hotel on the same island (which I always picked SLH hotels) was because my sis wants to experience water villas. I booked on hotel website and the price was not cheap. Lagoon villa is the entry level and we booked the Mangrove villa, the next level up. But upon check-in, with the... More

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Address: Malohom Bay | Gaya Island, Pulau Gaya 88778, Malaysia
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Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Pulau Gaya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Gayana Eco Resort 5*
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Gayana Eco Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Gayana Resort
Gayana Eco Resort Malaysia/Pulau Gaya

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Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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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 
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