Gayana Marine Resort

Malohom Bay, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu 88778, Malaysia
+60 8838 0390

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8.3

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Gayana Marine Resort - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Value for money

7.2

Distance to city centre

4.9 km

Location rating

8.6

Nearest airport

Kota Kinabalu

Distance to airport

9.4 km

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  • Good
    Apr 2014
    7.0

    Every thing

    The A/C

  • Good
    Nov 2010
    7.0

    Wonderful location, excellent service from happy, friendly staff. Lovely pool that is good for swimming - not just a "leisure" pool. freshly cooked breakfast on the veranda delivered by boat!

    The arm chairs in the room are really uncomfortable.

  • Okay
    Oct 2010
    6.0

    Beautiful nature and view. The cottages are clean and nice. Loved that many fishes and birds can be seen, quiet and only sounds of cicada is around. Great for relaxing.

    Food was over-priced, not many choices for long stay. As the access to mainland is difficult, would be nicer if there are more choices and local dishes available.

  • Good
    Jul 2010
    7.3

    The staff were excellent! MERC was a nice experience. We had a superb seafood meal - snorkelling was great - as was the kayaking. Being able to swim and snorkel from our room was a real experience - the kids would swim over to say hi! The drinks in the evening at the Latitude Bar was a really lovely touch. We had some really quality family time there - intimate, personal atmosphere. We would definitely return - and split our time between Bungaraya and Gayana.

    Our initial impression was a little disappointing - location superb, however we had not been given adjoining rooms as requested (travellling with a 12 and 16 yr old) and the 'breakfast delivered to your room by boat' was not available. Having said that, the management were very quick to respond- change rooms for us asap and provided the breakfast we wanted. The intimate, personal atmosphere was superb - we wanted to stay longer! Only other comment would be that the first morning, breakfast was really lovely - small buffet and a la carte. The next 2 mornings were not as nice - obviously problems with the chefs or something - menu not offered although we were able to order.

  • Good
    Jun 2010
    6.7

    The hotel is situated in a beautiful island in front of Kota Kinabalu. Pros are:location, hotel staff, snorkeling in front of the hotel is very nice, possibility to go also to the other hotel, by a free boat ride, that offers a magnificient beach in the morning-afternoon for free, Marine center where you can go and touch some sea-stuff. Restaurants.:I read some comments about the restaurants being a bit expensive, Think to choose your own fish from reproduction thanks by having the menu in your hand and that is not expensive . Personnel was very efficient: because of a sudden noise to air conditioning in the room we were offered immediately to change room.

    You wonder if sometime in an Eco marine resor, waters could be a little be cleaner, but when we and currents arrives this happens. Room prices are a little bit on the high side,

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Overview

A stay at the Gayana Marine Resort on Gaya Island, Malaysia will place you right on the central boardwalk within a 5min drive of the popular Gaya Street Sunday Market and Ferry Terminal. The 5-star resort is about 7 km from Imago Shopping Centre and 9 km from 1Borneo Hypermall.

There are 52 non-smoking guest rooms at the resort, each featuring air conditioning, refrigerators, and DVD players. Beds come with down comforters and Frette Italian sheets. LCD televisions are fitted in all the rooms, with premium TV channels available. The bathrooms provide designer toiletries and bidets.

Because of its location directly on the marina, the resort offers guests plenty of marine activities to get involved in. Marine conservation, scuba diving, sea activities, and jungle trekking are just some of the activities on offer.

This newly built hotel caters more towards families and couples on a mid to high budget. Its location could also be the perfect destination for a romantic getaway. The Rainforest Villa is spacious and accommodates up to four guests.

Relax and rejuvenate in the resort spa, which offers massages, body treatments and facials. If you appreciate body and soul amenities, you will also enjoy access to the resort’s spa tubs and health club. Inside the resort, guests will also have access to free wireless internet, concierge services, and childcare for families with young children.

The Gayana Marine Resort has two in-house restaurants, which offer guests a choice of international cuisines. You can also stay in your room and take advantage of 24h room service facilities, while snacks are provided in the coffee shop. If you are travelling solo and want to mingle with other guests, relax in the resort’s lounge bar or poolside bar with your favourite drink in hand.

Complimentary breakfast is included for all guests. You will also be provided with bottled water and a coffee/tea maker in the room.

Choose to eat at the Macac fusion restaurant by the pool all day (breakfast, lunch and dinner), or go to Alu Alu Seafood, a seafood restaurant also offering Chinese cuisine. For a light meal, the Latitude Lounge, which is located by the ocean, serves up bar-style meals.

Business guests at the Gayana Marine Resort can make use of amenities like a limo or tow car service to get to and from the resort, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning and laundry services to keep their garments fresh. A ferry terminal shuttle is also provided regularly throughout the day at no charge.

Some popular attractions nearby include the Atkinson Clock Tower and Signal Hill Observatory Platform, about 1.8 km from the resort. The Kota Kinabalu Waterfront and KK Esplanade and Plaza are also about 2.2 km away.

The recommended airport for Gayana Marine Resort is Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI), which is about 13 km or a 15min drive away. An airport shuttle can be provided at a surcharge of about 150 MYR (55 AUD) per vehicle each way. Check-in is from 15:00 and check-out before 11:00.

The country of Malaysia imposes a tax of about 10 MYR (4 AUD) per accommodation per night on international travellers. This is collected from guests at check-in. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

8.3 Excellent

based on 134 reviews

8.3

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

9.0

Staff

7.2

Value for money

Check in

15:00

Check out

11:00

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AMENITIES

Free Wi-Fi
Internet
Cribs available
Gift shop
Laundry facilities
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
Smoke alarms
Beach access
Fishing
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Snorkelling
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Hairdryer
Cable or satellite TV
Air-conditioned
24-hour front desk
Wake-up service
Airport shuttle (surcharge)
Pool table
Private beach
Storage available
Terrace/Patio
Disabled access
Linens
Towels
Hiking
Massage
Additional bathroom
Additional toilet
Balcony
Bathtub
Bidet
Body soap
Bottle of water
Breakfast in the room
Coffee machine
Conditioner
Desk
Dining area
Dining table
Electric kettle
Entire unit located on ground floor
Family rooms
Fan
Feather pillow
Fire extinguisher
Flat-screen TV
Fold-up bed
Free toiletries
Hardwood or parquet floors
Interconnected room(s) available
Non-feather pillow
Outdoor dining area
Plunge pool
Pool towels
Pool view
Pool with a view
Private bathroom
Private pool
Radio
Safety deposit box
Sea view
Seating area
Shampoo
Shower
Slippers
Socket near the bed
Sofa
Sofa bed
Spa bath
Tea/coffee maker
Telephone
Toilet
Toilet paper
Toothbrush
Dustbins
TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe or closet
Canoeing
Diving
Kids' club
Bathrobe
Spa and wellness centre
Concierge service
Laundry service
Spa
Child pool
No smoking
Coffee shop
Safe
Fitness centre
Babysitting/child care services (surcharge)
Pets not allowed
Wedding services
Scuba diving

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Location

Most popular landmarks

  • KK Esplanade 4.1 km
  • Pasar Besar Kota Kinabalu 4.2 km
  • Jesselton Point 4.2 km
  • Suria Sabah 4.2 km
  • Gaya Street Sunday Market 4.4 km
  • Signal Hill Observatory Platform 4.5 km

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