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Gaya Island Resort

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$ 359*
US$ 241*
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

We returned to Borneo after a 10 year gap for a luxurious rest with our 3 children aged 8, 12 and 13. After much soul-searching about the cost and effort of exploring the river lodges, we eventually decided that with only 10 days away we would be better staying in one location, and picked Gaya Island due its variety of...

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Dear Michael H , Thank you for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community. We are happy to hear that you had “luxurious rest “with family here with us at the Gaya Island Resort.We thank you for choosing Gaya Island Resort for your family holiday destination which is short 15-minute boat ride away from KK. The Borneo is a unique...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We were looking for a place to relax after climbing Mt Kinabalu, the resort its self is lovly with a real feel of nature about it, you can see bearded pigs, Iguanas and monkeys going about their daily routine. The room we stayed in was spacious and very clean, the shower was large and there was also a huge bath...

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Dear MrHoeson , We are pleased to hear that you had "nice place to relax" at Gaya Island Resort and thank you for sharing your feedback with the TripAdvisor community. The Borneo is a unique destination for a holiday and here at Gaya Island Resort, we pride ourselves on being a wild nature-friendly resort with the aim to ensure that...

Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for two days, a really beautiful place, nice staff and good food. Good swimming poor with sea view. Comfortable room. The only thing is air condition is not very stable and no hot water unless take some action to tune aircondition to 20c. No good for this.

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Dear Ronado C, It’s wonderful to receive such a glowing review with the title “"A 5star restaurant, good stay with quiet, relaxing”. Each individual team member is passionate about every guest leaving with memorable story to share with family and friends, so our team strives daily to go above and beyond guests’ expectations ensuring many memorable experiences to recall so...

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Reviewed 4 January 2017

We stayed here after a rather manic week in the rainforest. From the second we were dropped off we received an amazing service. The young lad who handled us (Sharuhl) was so polite and helpful. Coincidentally, he also checked us out when we left, and he was very obliging, a real asset to the place. It was a bit of...

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Dear Napey , We are pleased to hear that you had an amazing service during your holiday with us at Gaya Island Resort and thank you for sharing your feedback with the TripAdvisor community. We strive to provide heartfelt hospitality and are delighted to hear that you appreciated the service from our team members. Iam looking forward to sharing your...

Reviewed 3 January 2017

Everything was just perfect. The staff were incredibly helpful. The rooms were a little haven among the jungle, our room was a tree canopy room and the choice at food at the buffet breakfast was plentiful what with there being cuisine from all over the globe. I can't wait to go back!

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Dear Natasha A , We are delighted to hear that “ everything was just perfect “. We thank you for sharing your feedback with the TripAdvisor community. We strive for heartfelt hospitality and we are pleased to hear that you felt it throughout your stay. The Canopy Villa certainly is a good choice of accommodation with their stunning South China...

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Overall stay was extremely pleasant. Service from all staff was also excellent, especially from Chef Dorlis at Feast Village and Hanie at the Spa Village. Room was a good size, clean and cosy. Beach and pool were lovely to spend the day. Good holiday for couples and just getting away for a few days.

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Dear helenaooi , We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your holiday at "Excellent Resort" and we thank you for sharing your feedback with the TripAdvisor community. We strive for heartfelt hospitality and we are pleased to hear that you felt it throughout your stay. Our goal is to give our guests memorable stories to go home with and...

Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 31 December 2016

One of the best hotels I have ever been. Small ,luxury with exceptional and very helpful staff. Short boat ride from noisy Kota Kinabalu. You can still see city lights but surrounded by tropical jungle and all its sounds. We stayed for one week and were almost crying when we had to check out. The only negative is there is...

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Dear Wlodek72, 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 Gaya Island Resort is "one of the best hotels you have ever been". We strive for heartfelt hospitality and we are pleased to hear that you felt it...

Reviewed 31 December 2016

Hi Thanks all of you who working in Gaya Island Resort. It was short but really enjoyable experience while i was there. Food was nice and service was excellent. I had a dinner in Fisherman's Cove. Well done Chef nice presentation. Good wish for all of you once again.

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Dear sumedha t , Thank you very much for taking the time to share your amazing experience with TripAdvisor community and it is rewarding to see this lovely comment. The culinary team is delighted that you enjoyed your dinner at Fisherman's Cove Restaurant, and I ll personally pass your comment about the food presentation on Chef Leonard. Thank you once...

Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I spent 4 nights here over xmass 2016 and was blown away but how fantastic the staff where. They really couldn't be more helpful. Stayed in a canopy room and It was the nicest room I've ever stayed in. The breakfast was a treat with more selection than you can take in. I loved the Japanese restaurant too. That was...

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Dear iain c, Allow us to thank you for taking the time to write a review and share it with the TripAdvisor community. I am delighted to hear that you had a memorable holiday with us. I have shared your lovely comments with the entire team who were delighted to hear that their attentive service made a difference to your...

Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Firstly, I would like to say I have enjoyed myself at this resort very much. Really calm, peaceful and allowing me to mentally and physically relax and very therapeutic. Even though we encountered problem with our tv, luckily we managed to get Yung the front desk manager to solve it after the second day. Yung been very helpful and very...

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Dear Jeffrey T, What a rewarding feedback. We thank you for sharing this with the TripAdvisor community. The Borneo is a unique destination for a holiday and here at Gaya Island Resort, we pride ourselves on being a wild nature-friendly resort with the aim to ensure that guests of all ages feel valued, and at home, during their stay with...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff

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: ₹ 11,312 - ₹ 24,434 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Gaya Island Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 121
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“Canopy rooms have stunning views of the forest and sheltered balconies. Ask for a lower floor villa if you prefer more shade.”
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“Even numbers are upper level and 802 and 804 are high up on the RHS. Awesome views and a 5+ minute walk . Perfect for peace and quiet.”
lesleyw437, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Book directly with the hotel. Do the mangrove kayaking, nature walk and the snorkeling trip”
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“Suria suite 833- only one that is completely private”
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“kinabalu villa for better view”
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