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About this property


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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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi [portable rental]
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Getting around

  • Airport transfer

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Diving
  • Hiking
  • Hot tub
  • Massage(s)
  • Private beach
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tours
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Restaurant [halal]
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Newspapers
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Swimming pool [kids]


  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

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 capacity 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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based on 603 reviews
  • Cleanliness 8.5
  • Facilities 8.1
  • Location 8.5
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.9
  • Service 8.9
  • Value for money 7.3
  • Food/Dining 8.1
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Nora from Malaysia
Families with young children
Palm Villa
Stayed 2 nights in September 2016
A very nice place for relaxing but poor service
Stayed in palm villa. We had a great time enjoying the beauty of the place & snorkelling with beatiful corals & fish. Except for the poor service. The roof of our villa is leaking. But the management dont take any action & arrangement to change our room. We have to wait for about 3 hours & call them many times for them to take action. For us, the locals, we paid big sum of money to spend a nice holiday in a 5 star resort...which means every seconds is very precious... And the maintenance staff came to fix the roof when we were still in the villa without thinking of our safety... Hope the management will take note and improve on these matter...
Reviewed September 17, 2016

Yiu from Hong Kong
Lagoon Villa
Stayed 2 nights in September 2016
Some, staff are impolitely
Some staff of resort are impolitely. Firstly, the western restaurant is unkind since we were waiting for exchange of RM5 after having dinner. They retuned us more than 10 coins and said nothing. Secondly, we enquired the boat transit schedule from resort to city for twice since no time table , one staff of reception talked to us impatiently :[this is the last time to talk you]. Third, no water provided at night without notice to us.
Reviewed September 15, 2016

Syed from Malaysia
Ocean Villa
Stayed one night in September 2016
A nice stay
Though it was raining, we enjoyed the stay at the hotel. Staff all were great. The food at the seafood restaurant was good. The breakfast served with a boat was cool. Need to review the overall cleanliness of the resort. Saw plastics flootng on the sea and even on the ocean floor near the corals.
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Swee from Malaysia
Families with young children
Lagoon Villa
Stayed one night in August 2016
Nice retreat island traveled with family and kids
Nice island with nice view. Activities such as snorkelling and kayaking is available. The only complaint is the service and attitude if the waitress is not friendly during our breakfast.
Reviewed August 25, 2016

gemma from United Kingdom
Lagoon Villa
Stayed 2 nights in July 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!
Reviewed July 16, 2016

Shuk from China
Business travelers
Ocean Villa
Stayed 2 nights in July 2016
Very good
Staff are nice ! The place was super good !!
Reviewed July 10, 2016

JOON from South Korea
Families with young children
Lagoon Villa
Stayed 4 nights in June 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.
Reviewed June 28, 2016

Irene from Switzerland
Ocean Villa
Stayed 3 nights in June 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!
Reviewed June 18, 2016

Au from Hong Kong
Lagoon Villa
Stayed one night in February 2016
very good hotel
Hotel very beautiful, good environment, good view, very enjoy
Reviewed June 14, 2016

Chun from Hong Kong
Families with older children
Lagoon Villa
Stayed 2 nights in June 2016
Excellent service
Location are very close to downtown
Reviewed June 11, 2016


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