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Gayana Eco Resort

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Malohom Bay | Gaya Island, Pulau Gaya 88778, Malaysia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quality of water was not good vs. other islands, and our stay coincided with the red tide, and therefore we ended up not being able to get into the water. Swimming pool is small, but OK given there were only a handful of guests. Trekking at a charge of 50MYR per person for a 45min walk and had to be... More 

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

Dear Mrs Jayne, thank you very much for your comments in relation to your recent stay at Gayana Eco Resort. We are extremely sorry about the water conditions that you had experienced during your stay. The red tide phenomenon is one totally out of our control and your frustration is also ours. During that period we had many guests in... More 

Shanghai, China
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in KK for a conference and wanted a few days of relaxation beforehand. I had looked at this resort before and thought it was terribly overpriced. In the end, I found a better deal on Agoda than what the hotel originally quoted me but it was still pricey. I decided to book an Ocean Villa because I wanted... More 

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Armidale. NSW
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We paid the extra and had an ocean villa room (the non-ocean views looked somewhat claustrophobic but we didn't go inside). So you have a beautiful spacious room with floor to ceiling glass looking over the China Sea and islands. Your own private jetty you can swim from with lots of different fish. Very comfortable sun lounges on the deck,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Arriving by boat to be greeted by friendly efficient staff, a good start to the stay. The front row villas looking directly over the ocean give excellent unobstructed views and allow access directly from your own veranda into the sea, (the second row has an obscured front view and the rear doors open out on to large decked area and... More 

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Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

From the moment we reached the ferry port we were treated royally by the staff at Gayana, they were exceptional. We did not find them slow, we were there to relax not to harass or feel harassed. The two restaurants and breakfast offering was first class but the wine was overly expensive for a mediocre list, we did not have... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Our honeymoon holiday (Dec 2014) was a truly amazing and unforgettable experience. The staff at Gayana should be very proud at how they treat their guests as we were always greeted with smiles and well looked after. They organised fantastic Christmas and New Years Eve celebrations. It was great to see all the staff so involved and in the spirit... More 

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

Dear Sweetie Pie, on behalf of all our staff, I would like to thank you for the kind comments relating to your recent stay at Gayana Eco Resort. We are absolutely delighted that you have enjoyed your time with us and that you felt part of the family during our Christmas and New Year celebrations. We hope to see you... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The weather (very high and rough tide) affected our stay so that I hardly could sleep at all (staying in an ocean villa) and we could hardly go into the water at all, because of the tide and the murky and littered water. But even regardless of this my poor rating is due to the fact that the place was... More 

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

Dear Katja Cato, Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay at Gayana Eco Resort. You are right we do have challenges with the water clarity at certain times of the year, however when the tide allows us our team will go into the water and remove all non organic material as quickly as possible. Thankfully this occurrence is... More 

sydney
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I know no one can control weather or tides, but the waters around this resort which is totally built on stilts over the ocean was filthy. We had a Palm Villa which boasts a platform from which one can swim directly into the Ocean. We had 7 days here and four of the days brought so much garbage from shipping... More 

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

Dear Bradley Lee5, Thank you very much for your comments following your recent stay at Gayana Eco Resort As highlighted in previous replies, the daily challenge that we face to remove non organic material is a continuous battle. Thankfully this happens only for a couple of months a year and we are sorry that you have experienced it. I can... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I read quite a lot of good words of ganaya and since i have no time to company my family, I think gayana is a good place for my family and guests, believing this type of resort usually take good care of clients. I have booked 5 rooms, the reservation department gave me different prices whenever I add a room,... More 

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Abu Dhabi
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

If you're looking for a complete get away, somewhere with easy access to water, excellent food and a laid back, relaxed style, then you cannot go wrong with Gayana. Our bay side villa with steps to the sea, was simply sensational. The room (twin beds) was well appointed, with mini-fridge, tea and coffee facilities, large TV and comfortable occasional seating.... More 

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