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    Gaya Island Resort

    Malohom Bay, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park | Malohom Bay, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Pulau Gaya 88000, Malaysia
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    1 room
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      2 adults
      • 2 adults
        0 children
        • 0 children
          US$ 394
          US$ 323
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          Overview
          • Excellent55%
          • Very good28%
          • Average12%
          • Poor4%
          • Terrible1%
          Travellers talk about
          “feast village” (101 reviews)
          “nature walk” (65 reviews)
          Free Wifi
          Breakfast Buffet
          Air Conditioning
          Beachfront
          Pool
          Non-Smoking Rooms
          Restaurant
          Airport Transportation
          Room Service
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          Poolside Bar
          Fitness centre
          Concierge
          Spa
          Dry Cleaning
          Private Balcony
          5.0 Star Hotel
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          Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

          Stayed for 5 nights at the end of our Borneo sightseeing trip for some rest and relaxation. Staff were all very friendly and professional. The resort is lovely, although its footprint is quite small. The rooms are lovely, especially the bathroom with good toiletries supplied....More

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          Response from Dennis_Gordienko, General Manager at Gaya Island ResortResponded 3 April 2017

          Dear sallybond, Thank very much for choosing Gaya Island Resort and for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback about your stay in our "Lovely resort” with the online community. We are delighted to read that you had a memorable experience during your time...More

          Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

          So, the Mrs. and I chose to go to HK and Borneo for our honeymoon. The hotel destination in Borneo was Gaya Island Resort. I am laid on a sun lounger having just paid, with it fresh in my mind and thought i would give...More

          Thank tomdean1988
          Response from Dennis_Gordienko, General Manager at Gaya Island ResortResponded 3 April 2017

          Dear tomdean1988, Allow us to thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review and sharing your comments with the TripAdvisor community. It is great to hear that you had a good and enjoyable time celebrating such a special time with us...More

          Reviewed 1 April 2017

          Like so many others I have to say that the staff are great and the food and drink are over-priced. Spent two weeks here and had a lovely relaxing holiday – there’s really nothing to do but chill and enjoy the peace and quiet. Kinabalu...More

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          Response from Dennis_Gordienko, General Manager at Gaya Island ResortResponded 3 April 2017

          Dear Supercox, What a wonderful review, thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review and for sharing it with the TripAdvisor community.We are delighted to hear that you had the “relaxing” with us at Gaya Island Resort. We strive for unique...More

          Reviewed 31 March 2017

          After a hectic 2 week schedule of Sepilok, Sukau, Danum valley, umpteen flights, jungle treks, river safaris, golf and tropical sun it was a welcome relief to reach Gaya island. A 15 minute speedboat journey from Jesselton point in Kota Kinabalu gets you there and...More

          1  Thank Dean J
          Response from Dennis_Gordienko, General Manager at Gaya Island ResortResponded 3 April 2017

          Dear Dean J, Thank very much for choosing Gaya Island Resort, and for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback about your stay in our little tropical paradise with the online community. We are delighted to read that you had such an amazing experience...More

          Reviewed 31 March 2017

          Had a high expectations for this resort - partly because of the location inside of the marine park, partly because of the good reviews. The price was even higher than Shangri-La (our second choice), so we decided to choose Gaya. Positives: 1) fantastic sea view...More

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          Response from Dennis_Gordienko, General Manager at Gaya Island ResortResponded 1 April 2017

          Dear Thefall, Thank you for sharing your review on TripAdvisor, we take all guest comments very seriously and use them for further training and enhancement to services and facilities. Rest assured we will take your feedback to heart and look into the critics mentioned, and...More

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          • Pool
          • Beachfront
          • Room Service
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Spa
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
          • Room Service
          • Airport Transportation
          • Dry Cleaning
          • Laundry Service
          • Concierge
          • Multilingual Staff
          • Room amenities
          • Air Conditioning
          • Minibar
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          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Spa
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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          • US$ 155 - US$ 426 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Number of rooms
          • 121
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          • Location
          • Malaysia >
          • Sabah >
          • West Coast Division >
          • Kota Kinabalu District >
          • Pulau Gaya
          • Also Known As
          • Gaya Island Resort Kota Kinabalu District, Sabah, Malaysia
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          scotty10077
          is there any organised trips to see Orangutans. while stopping there.as I'm there In Dec also is the diving as good as mabul? cheers
          19 June 2017|
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          Response from Darren L | Reviewed this property |
          Yes you can book via the hotel. This doesn't include your flight which isn't an issue as we booked direct with air Asia and it was £15 each, each way. The flight is about 40 minutes and was excellent. I would highly... More
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          Vinterland
          Hi! Do we have to book inhouse activities long in advance? Is it sufficient to send an e-mail on what activities we would like beforehand? Also, if there are too many who want to do the nature walks, do you reject some of them?
          30 May 2017|
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          Response from Lesley W | Reviewed this property |
          We booked everything after we arrived. The restaurants need 24 advance booking so if you want something special on the first night that might be a consideration as feast village is not high end! Though great for breakfast... More
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          gglpets
          Could someone help me with this question, wondering if travelling from the UK do i need a yellow fever vaccination certificate.
          10 April 2017|
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          Response from Chris S | Reviewed this property |
          No you don't. Came from Ireland and didn't need it .
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          "Provided you don't mind an uphill walk (there are steps but quite a lot of them) then choose a Kinabalu..."
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          "Rooms 710 to 720 are quiet and close to the restaurant/beach and not too far up the hill but have stair..."
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          "Higher rooms have better views, but are further from the restaurants, lots of stairs"
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