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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

What an amazing experience! We stayed at Gaya Island Resort for two weeks in June - it was our honeymoon and we've always wanted to go to Borneo. Located a short boat ride from Kota Kinabalu this place is truly an island paradise. Ideally located between rainforest and lagoon the views are incredible. The staff were very friendly and helpful... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Oh where do I actually begin? Well, lets start with booking a 4d 3n stay at Gaya Island Resort was the best decision for a short island getaway. Our stay was nothing but perfect and here I am having holiday withdrawal syndrome while typing this. It all started as a planned surprise birthday present for my husband and we've already... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

This is our 3rd time back to Gaya Island Resort and true to their commitment to improvement, it just kept getteIng better ! The highest service level , Vivienne and her team does everything to make our stay amazing . Despite our schedule changes, they were very accommodating.... From the boatman who took us to Sapi Island to Vi who... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Looking for sand, sun, snorkling just outside the city? This is the place. Beautiful and relaxed.... just don't expect much from the food.... snorkling in the marine park is recommended though you need to be careful of the barracudas and king fish

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Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for three nights in June and the stay was truly amazing a highlight of the holiday. We stayed in Villa 825 which is located on the hill about a 10 minute walk from the main resort and has arguably the best views! The room was truly amazing! Snorkeling on the resorts own coral reef is a must do,... More 

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Singapore
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

Really great hotel Villa's are lovely and the rooms and premises are really clean and well looked after. Staff are friendly, polite & very helpful. Restaurant facilities are amazing- the main restaurant serves pretty much anything you could want but cooked to a good standard (not your typical buffet stuff). Perfect for relaxing getaway but also activities available if sun... More 

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London, UK
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

[NB - review is from April 2015 but forgot to upload sooner!] Gaya Island, privately owned by the hotel, is about 30 minutes by boat from Kota Kinabalu harbour. This means two things - 1) the setting of the resort and beach is absolutely stunning and 2) they can charge whatever the hell prices they like because it's a captive... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

The hotel is good, with great rooms build into the rain forest with a lot of privacy and great views of the island. Service is great, and all the staff is very helpful and attend to most of your needs. However as many others have noted, food on the island is very expensive to be Malaysia and average at best.... More 

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 June 2016

We spent 7 days at the end of our trip at Gaya Island Resort. On arrival we were amazed by the stunning beauty of the place, after touring around the rest of Borneo it was a welcomed surprise. Greeted with a refreshing drink and hot towel to freshen up, we waited in the plush reception. We were informed of all... More 

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Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Spent 4 nights here in March in the beautifull treetop villa! Had an absolute wonderfull time and such a good rest! Likes : Such a beautifull setting on a perfect beach, amazing staff and decor and room was great. Amazing bathtub! Loved the gym and library with stunning views Loved the movies under the stars Great cocktails and bar in... More 

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Additional Information about Gaya Island Resort

Address: | Malohom Bay, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Pulau Gaya 88000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Pulau Gaya
Price Range: ₹ 11,858 - ₹ 25,430 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Gaya Island Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 121
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“Take advantage of the knowledge of the nature guides as use the snorkelling equipment provided .”
 of 5 bubbles ksengland2016, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The property is quite hilly, so if you're back from the climb and rather crippled, ask for a lower room.”
 of 5 bubbles twaterwoman, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the bedrooms face the jungle and or the sea”
 of 5 bubbles njaneb2014, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ocean-view rooms are farther away from the main body of the resort, a good 5+ minutes walk.”
 of 5 bubbles MrChrisandMsKim, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Go for a lower villa with a clear sea view to avoid too much of a climb up.”
 of 5 bubbles CarolK690, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
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