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About Gayana Eco Resort


Ideal for fun and relaxation, Gayana Eco Resort is located in the Gaya Island area of Kota Kinabalu. Set 4.2 km from the excitement of the city, this 5-star hotel commands an excellent location and provides access to the city's biggest attractions. With the city's main attractions such as The Zip Line, Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal, Sword Fish Monument within close reach, visitors to the hotel will just love its location.

Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Gayana Eco Resort is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.

Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, private pool, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, provided to help guests recharge after a long day. The hotel's boats, canoe, hiking trails, snorkeling, hot tub are ideal places to relax and unwind after a busy day. Whatever your purpose of visit, Gayana Eco Resort is an excellent choice for your stay in Kota Kinabalu.
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  • Wi-Fi [portable rental]
  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • airport transfer

Fitness & recreation

  • spa
  • massage

Swimming & soaking

  • hot tub
  • swimming pool [outdoor]

Water sports

  • snorkeling
  • boats
  • canoe
  • private beach
  • diving
  • water sports (non-motorized)

Land sports

  • hiking trails

For kids

  • swimming pool [kids]

Food & beverage

  • room service
  • restaurant(s)
  • coffee shop
  • poolside bar
  • bar
  • restaurant [halal]


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • daily housekeeping
  • laundry service
  • dry cleaning

Guest services

  • babysitting
  • newspapers
  • tours
  • concierge

On-site facilities

  • facilities for disabled guests
  • family room
  • library
  • shops
  • smoking area

Health and security

  • 24-hour security
  • 24-hour front desk
  • safety deposit boxes
  • 24-hour check-in

Business & money services

  • photocopying
  • meeting facilities
  • business center

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Malay
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Guests should check-in at the Gayana Sales & Reservations Office at Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal which is located in Kota Kinabalu City, roughly 15-20 minutes away from the airport by car.

Boat Schedule Times

Check-In – 13:30 hrs | 15:30 hrs (FOC)
Check-In – 18:00 hrs | 22:30 hrs (RM50 per person)
Check-Out – 07:15 hrs | 09:00 hrs | 11:00 hrs (FOC)
Check-Out – 13:00 hrs | 16:00 hrs (RM50 per person)

Any other time, private charter boat rates shall apply.

Jesselton Point Pier > Jesselton Point Pier >< Jesselton Point Pier – RM 265 per boat

Jesselton Point Pier > Jesselton Point Pier >< Bunga Raya >< Jesselton Point Pier – RM 318 per boat

Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-4 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 5-11 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 11 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 110 MYR
Check-In From: 1:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 11:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 4.2 km
Distance to Airport: 8.3 km
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Restaurants: 2
Number of Rooms : 52
Time to Airport (Minutes): 15
Year Hotel Built: 2009
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Recent customer comments

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.6
  • Facilities 8.1
  • Location 8.5
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.9
  • Service 8.9
  • Value for Money 7.3
  • Food/Dining 8.1

gemma B.
United Kingdom
July 16, 2016
Excellent location and stay.
It's a beautiful location packed with a vast mount of surrounding wildlife. We loved the free snorkelling, there are more exotic fish here than you will ever be able to find. The staff were fantastic, very friendly and helpful. Only thing I would say is that there isn't anywhere to get a midday snack from, so you can only eat at meal times, also the pool closes fairly early at 6 pm. make sure to visit the marine conservation centre too, they have touch tanks and giant clams to see up close. We loved our stay, just wish we could have stayed longer!

Shuk L.
July 10, 2016
Very good
Staff are nice ! The place was super good !!

South Korea
June 28, 2016
Great Time with Coral
It was a great time with my family and learned about the coral & Giant Clam. Even we stayed in around end of June, the weather was not bad.

Irene B.
June 18, 2016
Nice resort with top staff!
We loved our room and the facilities. My boyfriend had a medical emergency and the staff did everything possible to help us. They even kept checking on his state after having checked out. Simply WOW!

Au E.
Hong Kong
June 14, 2016
very good hotel
Hotel very beautiful, good environment, good view, very enjoy

Chun Y.
Hong Kong
June 11, 2016
Excellent service
Location are very close to downtown

May 12, 2016
So far is ok....

Mehul S.
United States
May 10, 2016
Not much to do
I would recommend staying at the sister property called bunga raya resort. Gayana doesn't have a beach and no activities other than renting some gear. Bunga raya has a small but decent beach and most activities like hiking, snorkeling etc happen in bunga raya. we booked in gayana but ended by spending most time at bunga raya (its sister property).

Emilia C.
United Kingdom
May 06, 2016
A special little spot in Gaya
I had an amazing stay at the resort. Especially the staff made it so special, they always do their best to help you.

Ivy Y.
April 12, 2016
So good
I will Come back


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