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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to like Manana, as the beach is beautiful and the remote location could be very special. However, we checked out after just one night after a very disappointing experience. There were no towels, toilet paper or extra bed set up in our hut (and when we repeatedly asked for a bed for our child, the manager just chucked...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I stayed on New Years Eve and were after a chill evening. We were rather annoyed to arrive and find out that there was a party arranged, inviting additional people onto the beach, who were sleeping in tents and paying a much cheaper rate. This is probably something the staff should advise prior to booking. Never the...

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2Thank Art V
Camberley, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 18, 2016

Randy, the manager, Alvin the chef and the rest of the staff are friendly, considerate and helpful but there is a limit to what they can do about the state of the property. When we arrived the mosquito net in our chalet was full of holes, the replacement net had fewer holes and after the first night of finding it...

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Reviewed October 25, 2016

If you're looking to get off the grid and chill out, Manana is the perfect place. The beach is pristine with white sand, hammocks abound and the water is stunning. Accomodation is pretty basic, but clean. The outdoor courtyard/bathroom for the beach-front chalets is actually pretty cool. There's not much to do here but chill out, read, swim, bronze-up and...

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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 23, 2016

We booked 5 nights but we only stayed 1 night. It wasn't a good fit for us. From waiting 1.5h for the boat to collect us, to dumping our luggage in the boat filled with water, to not so quiet and clean rooms. The island is beautiful, the people are very friendly and helpful, but it just wasn't something for...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed October 3, 2016

I love this place! I've been at Mantanani island and the experience is quite the same, except that Manana is much closer than Mantanani. Manana is a true getaway for a true traveler. No internet, no nothing with only basic electricity and it is only you and the mother nature! Resort staffs are very friendly, very helpful and they share...

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2Thank EthanHuntNeo
Sabah, Malaysia
Reviewed September 1, 2016

The island is abit difficult to find, but like what someone told me, if you're not meant to be here, you wouldnt be. :) Ive got to the island safe and sounds. And the waters were super beautiful, turquoise mixed with emerald green. I was alone, and bracing myself for what looks like a quiet night. That is, until I...

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3Thank leone5680
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed August 15, 2016

Stayed for 2 nights at Manana in one of the Chalets. The accommodation was basic but adequate for our needs - A small wooden chalet on the beach with a fan, a mosquito net (though thankfully we didn't need this!), a private bathroom (albeit with no door), and a comfy hammock on the porch. Your bags might get splashed on...

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Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

So raw, so detach from the demanding outside world. Room was decent and comfy, food was good love the vegetarian meal ! Staff was helpful & i got to mingle around with the local too. Beautiful private beach i cant lie ! Such a humbled experience . Definitely will come back ! Keep the cool vibe !

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Hove, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We came to Manana without looking at T.A - lesson learnt. We are a family of 5, so the three teenagers stayed in room 6, and we stayed in room 5. They are a joining - with a shared toilet etc. See pic. What you can't see is although dirty - there is no water for shower sink or toilet....

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Additional Information about Manana Borneo Resort

Address: Kampang Pituru Laut, Kota Belud 89517, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Kota Belud District > Kota Belud
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Manana Borneo Hotel Kota Belud
Manana Borneo Resort Kota Belud, Sabah
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“Ask then if the upgrade has actually happened before you book”
 of 5 bubbles whatisthislife, Nov 18, 2016 | Read review
“The hammock beats all chalets hands down! Just kidding, all rooms have awesome sea view.:)”
 of 5 bubbles leone5680, Sep 1, 2016 | Read review
“If you decide to go there (good luck for this experience!), villas are too expensive, go for cheaper accomodation. Don't pay in advance.”
 of 5 bubbles 775thibaultc, Jun 16, 2016 | Read review
“Take a tent. It is much cheaper and just as good.”
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  • Quaint, but not very comfortable
  • Welcome, mosquitos!
 of 5 bubbles mykingfu, May 9, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are next to the beach”
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