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Gayana Eco Resort

5.0 of 5 Malohom Bay | Gaya Island, Pulau Gaya 88778, Malaysia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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18 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Nothing else to say. Perfect island getaway. Great snorkelling, though please remember not to stand on coral beds or touch marine life! The Marine Educational Research Centre has wonderful displays and a touch pool to explore these urges!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Really great location. We rented a villa over the water. Had our own plunge pool. (Interestingly it was quite cold in the pool as it's covered from the sun all day). The room was spectacular - so nice hard to fault. Complimentary beer and soft drinks mean one each all day. Bottled water is always available. Staff are over top... More 

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

Dear CKE80Y, First and foremost thank you for your feedback on your recent stay at Gayana Eco Resort, you are right this is a very beautiful spot with many unique facilities. As for your safety concerns I just want to put the record straight. The kidnappings happened on the EAST COAST OF SABAH which is very far from Kota Kinabalu... More 

Athens, Greece
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

My husband and I stayed for three days at the Bunga Raya, the sister resort of the Gayana, which was amazing. As the tree-house villa wasn't available for a fourth night we decided, instead of downgrading, to move to the sister resort and see something different. But it turned out it wasn't worth it at all and we would have... More 

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

Dear Toula H, Thank you for your feedback on your stay 7 months ago. 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. Thankfully this occurrence is not an every day event. This... More 

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

While the resort looks nice and the chalets are very nice this resort is lacking in two main areas.The service in the restaurants are not any where as good as i would have expected. The cocktail bar states free drinks but the tender indicated that canned juices are free but freshly prepared are chargeable. ..I wonder why is this called... More 

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

Dear Anson w, Thank you for your feedback on your stay back in November. I do know we had a few challenges on your first day but happy we managed to resolve them. if our guest wish to go to a beach we invite them to our sister resort, Bunga Raya, which has one of the prettiest beaches in Sabah.... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Just loved this resort, rooms are spacious and allow for interconnecting rooms - great for our two kids. Staff are friendly, helpful and so accomodating with requests. The snorkelling was great for fish and a fair amount of coral. December dosest offer the best visability due to sediment and we were still impressed. Our children now have coral planted and... 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*
Number of rooms: 44
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Also Known As:
Gayana Eco Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Gayana Resort
Gayana Eco Resort Malaysia/Pulau Gaya

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