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Manukan Island Resort

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06/04/2017 06/05/2017
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Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although we were advised in advance that the island did have a daily deluge of day visitors, and that they all go home by 4 p.m. I was pleasantly surprised, as there weren't the masses that I'd expected, and they did leave in the afternoon. The room was lovely and had a great decked area where you could sit out...

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Xiamen, China
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's an amazing place! Peaceful, quiet! Excellent staff, organized such a great bday celebration! Resort has kind of "a private beach" with umbrellas and chairs. Houses are away one from each other, so you have a great view from your accommodation. Food at the resort is just the best - the best one I've tried in Malaysia! And very inexpensive!...

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KL
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a short break with my family somewhere in mid of May recently. I have to say that the resort was stunning. We booked double story hill side chalet for 2 nights. The view, the room, the compound was perfectly in place. Room was spacious and clean. Great living area, perfectly working TV, big bath tub, shower area, and...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed 2 nights during holiday in May 2017. I could not have enough information about Manukan island resorts, but consequently it was worth of try. It had a beautiful private beach only open to the resort residents. It has only 20 rooms in total, it was great to spend time away from a bunch of people enjoying day...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for one night in a beachside villa. Staff encountered were all very friendly and professional. Upon check in we were shown to our room, given a welcome tea and a friendly introduction to the room and facilities on the island. The room itself was so charming - spacious, well laid out, clean and very comfortable all round with...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I visited Manukan Island resort on our Anniversary trip to Sabah. Ben, the manager and the team were so welcoming and ensured we were given a cold drink and towel even although we arrived early. We were able to relax on the beach till our villa was ready. It was stunning with an amazing view to the...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

We stayed on Manukan Island for 3 days/2 nights during a recent trip to Borneo and would recommend this for anyone wanting a clean, comfortable, but simple style of accommodation in a beautiful setting. Our room (4a) was recently renovated and very modern and clean, with direct access to the beach. The bed was very comfortable and our bathroom clean...

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Ramsgate, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

We booked for one night as a last minute treat during our stay in Borneo. We were overwhelmed by what we got. We originally booked the cheapest double room, but when we arrived and was shown to our room, even though we were before the check in time, we were flabbergasted that we were given a beach villa over looking...

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
Reviewed April 14, 2017

Spent 3 days, 2 nights here. Started with a lovely greeting by very friendly staff. Great room with water views. Large room, good bathroom and nice verandah to sit on and watch the world go by. Try the walk up to sunset point - was cloudy when I went, but still nice. Food in restaurant is nice, dearer than mainland...

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

After exploring Sabah, we wanted a couple of days of relaxation at a beach resort. We looked at island options close to Kota Kinabalu and this resort was more reasonably priced than others. We got a boat to the island and received a very warm welcome from the staff once we arrived. We were shown to our villa and given...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Manukan Island Resort is located just off the coast of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and provides an island getaway with luxurious accommodation options. A mere 10 minutes by boat from the city of Kota Kinabalu, Manukan island is the second largest island of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine National Park and provides an idyllic option for island accommodation in Malaysia. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Manukan Island Resort

Address: Lot G15, Wisma Sabah Ground Floor, Manukan Island 88000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Manukan Island
Price Range: $166 - $307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Manukan Island Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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Manukan Island Resort Sabah
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“Must pick hillside room for fantastic view!”
fahmyzs, 1 week ago | Read review
“No. 14 tp 20 rooms have better beach view and easier access to private beach.”
yejib, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Our villa was number 17 with a direct unspoilt view to the beach”
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TracyandNeil, 5 weeks ago | Read review
“Ask for a hillside room, rather than beach front, for a little more privacy and a better view.”
AmyLouise2014, Feb 10, 2017 | Read review
“Choose the hillside view, they are further away from the day trippers and a few metres from the private beach.”
190lym, Dec 29, 2016 | Read review
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