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Geraldton, Australia
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209 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The days are hot and humid but the location is peaceful and quiet. The Marine research area is great and the giant clam ecology and growing area are a big part of the island. There is great safe diving area and swimming either in the pool or ocean.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Only stayed for 1 night on Gayana Eco Resort, check in process was very smooth and took place at Jesselton Ferry Point, they carry the luggage onto the ferry for you and off the other side, upon arrival we were greeted with a complimentary drink. I thought the Island was beautiful with great scenery out towards the sea and view... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed October 15, 2016

We stayed at Gayana Eco Resort for the last 4 nights of our trip (3 women). We stayed in the jungle villa, so no direct access to the ocean although we didn't mind walking up to the main reception to grab snorkel gear. The snorkelling was amazing around the resort! Staff were always very helpful and lovely to deal with.... More 

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

Dear Guest, thank you very much for your feedback relating to your recent stay at Gayana Eco Resort. We are grateful for your kind comments relating to the accommodation, surrounding and food and beverage comments. Regarding beer prizes they must relate to beverages consumed during dinner, as we do have a promotion currently at our bar where you can enjoy... More 

Perth, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2016

There are some real positives about the place and some real setbacks. We found our way to the jetty and the checking in process and travel to the resort by boat was efficient -when you arrived they provided a cool towel and refreshment. We did not like our booked lagoon Villa (which is the cheapest) as they are right next... More 

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

Dear Guest, thank you very much for your feedback relating to your recent stay at Gayana Eco Resort. We are delighted about all the positive comments towards are welcoming and our staff service in general. In relation to the comments on cleanliness, we would have appreciated an immediate feedback whilst in the resort so that we can investigate and take... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2016

I hoped not to have to write this review, but I do feel that the hotel profited from our misfortune. I had booked a room for the last 3 nights of our honeymoon trip, which cost us nearly £400. Very expensive, but a splash out. Unfortunately the booking was apparently non-refundable. Due to circumstances totally out of our control, we... More 

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Brunei
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2016

The luxury of a resort in the middle of island is definitely an amazing getaway for those is is looking for a short escape of bustling city life. If you stay at Palm villa, the highlight is it's jacuzzi overlooking the ocean.

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Reviewed September 28, 2016

My wife and I stayed at Gayana Eco Resort in September 2016 for our honeymoon. We were greeted at the airport by our private driver who we had organised through the hotel. We were offered a bottle of water each and then driven twenty minutes to the jetty. Here we paid our deposit and checked in for the boat transfer... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed September 28, 2016

If relaxation and time out is what you need, I would recommend this resort. The resort itself need some refurbishment as it does look a little tired. That said, we had a wonderful couple of days. On arrival at the airport we were met by a representative who took us to Jesselton Pier to resort office. Our check in was... More 

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33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2016

Service staff and food at the Macac restaurant for breakfast lunch and dinner were beyond excellent. I truly command the service staff - always such a pleasure. Room - very very nice, but a little more needs to be done in the way of cleanliness. Around the tea/coffee maker ( in the rainforest/ocean view chalets) there are food and drink... More 

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Shanghai Region, China
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Reviewed September 6, 2016

Honestly, this is a private, nice place for holiday, before happen stolen issue, we feel so happy overthere. but the second day during our stay, the housekeeper stolen our money when they are cleaning our room, and when we report to security department and front office, the manager just say they need investigate and after give us reply. when we... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Gayana Eco Resort

Address: Malohom Bay | Gaya Island, Pulau Gaya 88778, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Pulau Gaya
Price Range: $210 - $424 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Gayana Eco Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 44
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Gayana Eco Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Gayana Resort
Gayana Eco Resort Malaysia/Pulau Gaya
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“The rooms are all fine”
 of 5 bubbles Dicko1947, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Ocean View”
 of 5 bubbles oliviap892, Oct 15, 2016 | Read review
“Ocean access room a must!”
 of 5 bubbles Kapte, Oct 13, 2016 | Read review
“Choose Palm Villa for an amazing ocean view”
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 of 5 bubbles qeelz, Oct 4, 2016 | Read review
“We had an Ocean Villa and it had great inclusions. Recommend paying for either the Ocean Villa or upgrade to the Palm Villa.”
  • View on approach to the resort at Sunset
 of 5 bubbles robcW1436ZS, Sep 28, 2016 | Read review
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