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    Gaya Island Resort

    Malohom Bay, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park | Jesselton Point, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Pulau Gaya 88000, Malaysia
    011 60 3-2783 1000
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    Reviewed 29 May 2017

    We had a lovely honeymoon week at Gaya Island resort after staying in KL and Kota Kinbabalu. Check-in was performed in KK, although i'm not sure why some previous reviewers felt this was not up to standard as it was a smooth process with refreshments...More

    3  Thank Adam G
    Response from Dennis_Gordienko, General Manager at Gaya Island ResortResponded 9 July 2017

    Dear Adam G, Thank you very much for choosing YTL Hotels to celebrate such a special occasion in your life and I was delighted to hear that you had a lovely honeymoon. We always appreciate when our valued guests share their feedback as it makes...More

    Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

    We spent 9 nights here and loved every minute. The staff are amazing and extremely attentive; particular praise goes to Chef, Steven, Mary, Jack, Jung, Layla and of course Denys the manager. Food was first class with chef always doing spontaneous dishes to demonstrate his...More

    1  Thank Peter S
    Response from Dennis_Gordienko, General Manager at Gaya Island ResortResponded 29 May 2017

    Dear Peter S , Thank you very much for choosing YTL Hotels for your holiday. I was delighted to read taht you enjoyed your "Spring Break" here at Gaya Island Resort. We always appreciate when our valued guests share their feedback as it makes the...More

    Reviewed 27 May 2017

    Our first thought on arrival was hated it, pretentious and not for us at all. Basically we are not beach/pool people and there is not a lot to do otherwise unless you want to do paid activities culinary, oils, diving etc. There are a few...More

    Thank Georgesdragon
    Response from Dennis_Gordienko, General Manager at Gaya Island ResortResponded 9 July 2017

    Dear Georgesdragon, 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

    Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

    I have to say I was a little disappointed with the hotel. Gaya is a beautiful Island and the views from the hotel are stunning. The issues I had was that the rooms are up very steep hills, if u went down the the pool...More

    2  Thank Paula K
    Response from Dennis_Gordienko, General Manager at Gaya Island ResortResponded 25 May 2017

    Dear Paula K, Thank you for sharing your experience with Tripadvisor community. The voices of our guests are valuable to us and serve as a tool for improvement to enhance our guest experiences. Allow me to apologize for the shortfalls in service and product during...More

    Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

    Spent 2 weeks here in May and was very impressed with the hotel, the staff and the food. My wife and I have read lots of the other reviews and don't get where some of the comments come from but will provide a detailed honest...More

    8  Thank Darren L
    Response from Dennis_Gordienko, General Manager at Gaya Island ResortResponded 25 May 2017

    Dear Darren L, Thank you very much for choosing YTL Hotels for your holiday. I was delighted to read about "Great Hotel, People, Food & Location". We always appreciate when our valued guests share their feedback as it makes the service we provide even more...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Airport Transportation
    • Dry Cleaning
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    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
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    • Pool
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    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Outdoor pool
    • Price range
    • US$209 - US$415 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    7 January 2018|
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    Response from Figures62 | Reviewed this property |
    Diving…Diving is provided by Borneo Dream and although it can be booked at the resort it is better to contact them directly in advance to book a place as the boat took about ten divers only. There is no dive shop on the... More
    Florin R
    13 October 2017|
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    Response from Sarah-Jane M | Reviewed this property |
    Yup we did most of our dives with a gay couple who didn’t seem to have any problems that I know of.
    29 August 2017|
    Response from Tamar C | Reviewed this property |
    The snorkelling at Tavajun Bay is different. The boat leaves about every hour from 10.30am to the bay and you can snorkel independently. The snorkelling trip takes you to another island with a guide. Everything can be... More
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    "Canopy Villa was the room we had which was nice and close to the main facilities"
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    "Ask to see room first, i.e. sea view can be a tree view :)"
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    "Upper floor on any treetop villa is amazing"
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    "Higher rooms have a long walk but are really worth it for the view"
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