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Little Gaya Hotel
Little Gaya Hotel
Little Gaya Hotel
Little Gaya Hotel
Little Gaya Hotel
Little Gaya Hotel
Little Gaya Hotel

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8

Excellent

646 reviews

646 reviews

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8.6

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Jesselton Point

10 m

Salt x Paper Stationery & Gifts

60 m

Buah-Buahan Yong

60 m

Tong Hing Supermarket

150 m

Pillars of Sabah

160 m

Popular landmarks
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque

320 m

Gaya Street Sunday Market

610 m

Night Market

1.1 km

Mamutik Island

1.5 km

Sabah State Museum

3.1 km

Closest landmarks
Q Bar

40 m

HSBC

210 m

Standard Chartered Bank

230 m

Watson

260 m

Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal

280 m

Little Gaya Hotel

1st Floor, Lot 52, Jalan Gaya, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Central Business District, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Sapi Island.

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Highlights

Inside city center

Front desk [24-hour]

10 meters to Jesselton Point

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Daily cleaning

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Car park

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Luggage storage

Laundry service

Room service

Safety deposit boxes

Tours

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Value for money8.1
Distance to city center2.2 km
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Distance to airport7.8 km

Rooms available at Little Gaya Hotel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.2

Double Room - No Window
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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Superior Room without Window
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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Deluxe Triple Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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Gaya Suite
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
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Deluxe King Room
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
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Double Room
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Superior
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    Deluxe Double Twin room
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      Frequently asked questions

      Does Little Gaya Hotel have a hot tub?

      Little Gaya Hotel does not have a hot tub.

      What time is check-in and check-out at Little Gaya Hotel?

      Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

      How do I get to Little Gaya Hotel?

      For those who wish to drive their own cars, Little Gaya Hotel has a car park available for guests. Parking is available for an additional charge. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kota Kinabalu with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

      What is the smoking policy at Little Gaya Hotel?

      Little Gaya Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

      What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Little Gaya Hotel?

      The closest train, metro, or bus station to Little Gaya Hotel is South Bus Terminal, 2.0 km away.

      What restaurants are nearby Little Gaya Hotel?

      Restaurants including English Tea House & Restaurant, Kota Kinabalu, Alu Alu Cafe and The Rocks Cafe are popular in Little Gaya Hotel’s neighborhood which is known as Central Business District.

      What popular shopping places are close to Little Gaya Hotel?

      Shopping options in Little Gaya Hotel’s Central Business District neighborhood include Gaya Street Sunday Market, Night Market and Suria Sabah Shopping Mall.

      What are popular attractions near Little Gaya Hotel?

      Little Gaya Hotel’s location in the Central Business District neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Poring Hot Springs, Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and Sabah State Museum.

      What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Little Gaya Hotel?

      Little Gaya Hotel’s nearby natural sights include Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre, Mount Kinabalu Botanical Garden and Kokol Hill located in the same Central Business District area.

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      What people love about Little Gaya Hotel

      • 8

        Very good
        Location

        "You can easily find convenient shop and restaurant nearby."

        Han

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        February 7, 2020

      • 9.2

        Exceptional
        Location

        "Good wi-fi, water fountain available to refill water bottles, great location."

        Cristina

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        January 2, 2020

      • 10

        Exceptional
        Cleanliness

        "This hotel is clean and good value for money."

        Cristina

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        December 30, 2019

      Property ranking|Compared to 1,368 Kota Kinabalu properties
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      Room comfort score
      8.2/10
      Location score
      8.6/10
      Cleanliness score
      8.1/10
      Service score
      8.1/10
      Better than
      97
      %
      of Kota Kinabalu properties
      Better than
      86
      %
      of Kota Kinabalu properties
      Better than
      86
      %
      of Kota Kinabalu properties
      Better than
      84
      %
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      Overall rating:

      8

      Excellent
      646 reviews
      Cleanliness
      8.1
      Facilities
      7.1
      Location
      8.6
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      What travelers say they love:
      I love everything about this hotel!
      nafisa from Malaysia
      Family with young children
      More about Little Gaya Hotel

      More about Little Gaya Hotel

      Little Gaya Hotel

      Get the most from an urban escape in Kota Kinabalu when you book a room at Little Gaya Hotel. Located right in the city center, Little Gaya Hotel saves you time and travel by letting you wake up right in the heart of the best neighborhood.
      At Little Gaya Hotel, guests are bound to have a stress-free stay. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hotel's free Wi-Fi. Car hire services provided by the hotel make exploring Kota Kinabalu even more convenient. Guests can enjoy convenient available parking right at the hotel.
      Front desk services including concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes can assist with your needs. Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the hotel's tours. Packing light is possible at Little Gaya Hotel thanks to the hotel's dry cleaning service and laundry service keeping your clothes clean. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time.
      For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hotel.


      Dining and things to do

      Apart from amenities and services, Little Gaya Hotel goes the extra mile to make sure all guests make the most of their time. Get social at the hotel's library, where you can meet other guests.


      Reasons to stay here

      Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 93% of the city's other accommodations.
      Past guests love the cleanliness here, ranking it higher than 85% of the city's accommodation.
      Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 97% of accommodations in the city.

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      Amenities and facilities
      Very good
      Facilities

      7.1

      Most talked about facilities

      Housekeeping

      34 mentions

      Food & Dining

      4 mentions

      Car Park

      4 mentions

      Internet

      2 mentions

      Languages spoken

      • Malay

      Internet access

      • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
      • Wi-Fi in public areas

      Things to do, ways to relax

      • Tours

      Dining, drinking, and snacking

      • Room service

      Services and conveniences

      • Concierge
      • Daily cleaning
      • Dry cleaning
      • Elevator
      • Laundry service
      • Library
      • Luggage storage
      • Safety deposit boxes
      • Smoke-free property
      • Smoking area

      For the kids

      • Family room

      Access

      • Front desk [24-hour]
      • Pets allowed

      Getting around

      • Parking [paid]
      • Rental car
      Location
      1st Floor, Lot 52, Jalan Gaya, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000
      Excellent
      Location

      8.6

      Airports

      • Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
        7.8 km
      • Labuan Airport (LBU)
        119.9 km

      Public transportation

      • South Bus Terminal
        2.1 km
      • North Borneo Railway
        5.2 km

      Hospital or clinic

      • Watson
        260 m

      Shopping

      • Gaya Street Sunday Market
        610 m

      Convenience store

      • Orange 24 Hours
        230 m

      Cash withdrawal

      • ATM
        130 m
      What's nearby

      Popular landmarks

      • Signal Hill Observatory Platform
        230 m
      • Kota Kinabalu City Mosque
        320 m
      • Gaya Street Sunday Market
        610 m
      • Night Market
        1.1 km
      • Mamutik Island
        1.5 km
      • Sabah State Museum
        3.1 km
      • Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
        8.1 km
      • Sapi Island
        8.2 km
      • Manukan Island
        8.8 km
      • Poring Hot Springs
        13.7 km

      Nearby landmarks

      • Jesselton Point
        10 m
      • Q Bar
        40 m
      • Salt x Paper Stationery & Gifts
        60 m
      • Buah-Buahan Yong
        60 m
      • Tong Hing Supermarket
        150 m
      • Pillars of Sabah
        160 m
      • HSBC
        210 m
      • Suria Sabah Shopping Mall
        220 m
      • Signal Hill Observatory Platform
        230 m
      • Standard Chartered Bank
        230 m
      Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
      Property policies
      Children and extra beds

      Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

      All children are welcome.

      Infant 0-2 year(s)
      Stay for free if using existing bedding.
      Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
      Children 3-12 year(s)
      Stay for free if using existing bedding.
      If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
      Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
      Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
      Others
      • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
      Some helpful facts

      Check-in/Check-out

      • Check-in from14:00
      • Check-out until12:00

      Getting around

      • Distance from city center2.2 km
      • Travel time to airport (minutes)15

      The property

      • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
      • Number of rooms 14
      • Year property opened2014

      Reviews of Little Gaya Hotel from real guests

      Provided by verified guests of Agoda
      8.0
      /
      10
      Cleanliness8.1
      Facilities7.1
      Location8.6
      Room comfort and quality8.2
      Service8.1
      Value for money8.1
      High score for Kota Kinabalu
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (108)
      8-9 Excellent (84)
      7-8 Very Good (107)
      6-7 Good (39)
      <6 Below Expectation (50)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (140)
      Jun - Aug (121)
      Sep - Nov (73)
      Dec - Feb (54)
      All guests (646)
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      8.7
      Excellent
      Ying from Malaysia
      Couple
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2014

      Superb location at great price”

      Location, Price, Cleanliness

      Little Gaya hotel located in the busy Gaya Street, right across the Suria shopping mall. The location is superb, as everything is within reach. Price is very affordable, and hotel cleanliness is top notch.

      Reviewed November 27, 2014

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      9.0
      Exceptional
      Li from Singapore
      Couple
      Stayed 1 night in March 2015

      Highly recommended!”

      Great location, friendly staff and value for money

      We have enjoyed our stay at little gaya hotel. Staff were very attentive and we are also very pleased with the location.. A stone throw away to nearby mall and other eateries. The only improvement that I like to suggest is the breakfast option. I will choose back little gaya if I stay in kk again.

      Reviewed April 01, 2015

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Hjh from Brunei Darussalam
      Family with young children
      Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

      Spacious clean comfortable room - family friendly indeed”

      Spacious clean comfortable room - family friendly especially those who have toddlers or young kids. Shower room and toilet is spacious, very clean and value for money. There is a common room where you can use the icebox and microwave. However, the downside is the charge for extra bed is quite expensive that costs you RM65 per night. So we had to buy cheap bedding for our children. Also, there is no lift as it is located on the first floor and it is easy to hear noises outside the room but luckily there wasn't so much noises during our stay. Overall, we enjoyed our stay! Thank you Little Gaya!

      Reviewed December 31, 2018

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      8.8
      Excellent
      HYUN from South Korea
      Family with teens
      Stayed 3 nights in July 2017

      cost-effectiveness is very good”

      very nice to stay, consider it's price not a big room but enough to stay and hot water is always available location is very good if you want to go sea and what i mostly impressed was that the staffs are very kind Once, I had lost my phone because i left my phone in taxi but the staff name 'Syazwan' and 'Junaidi' helped me to find my cell phone I really appreciate to those two staff and i will certainly stay here again if i visit 'Kota Kinabalu' again

      Reviewed August 02, 2017

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      8.4
      Excellent
      Emily from United Kingdom
      Group
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

      Clean room, perfect to use as a base for exploring the city”

      We booked this hotel as it is very close to Jessleton pier and we planned to take boat trips over to the islands. The hotel was very clean and staff were friendly. The room was cosy but was big enough to use as a base for exploring. This hotel is slightly further from the waterfront area however we were still able to walk (or jump in a cheap taxi) to most parts of the city. I would definitely recommend Little Gaya to those looking for somewhere to rest after a long day exploring.

      Reviewed August 08, 2018

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Christian from Australia
      Couple
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

      Great Location”

      First time at Little Gaya...Very good location and great little Hotel with clean spacious rooms. Just a short walk away from a great place to have Coffee and Pastries ..

      Reviewed September 19, 2018

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Jia from Malaysia
      Business traveler
      Stayed 1 night in March 2018

      Good ”

      Staff was friendly. Try their best to attend to my request. Place is clean and well maintain. However, this review is only for this one night stay. When I re-check in to another room, the room was not clean, sticky stain on floor and food stain on duvet. Staff is still attentive n friendly to change another room but this room do not look new like the first room. Probably this room is more often used and with a bad chair(not yet broken). Is a nice hotel, so hopefully the management will keep all room well maintain and btw, the room size vary for same room type n price (can't confirm, did not measure with tools)

      Reviewed March 20, 2018

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      8.3
      Excellent
      Ying from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in May 2014

      Value for money”

      Location, price and cleanliness

      The hotel is centrally located, in happening gaya street, 50 meter from Suria Shopping Complex, walking distance to jetty. Hotel is very new, thus its very nice. Sound proof can be better, and despite as a non smoking hotel, there is some smell of cigarette from time to time

      Reviewed May 22, 2014

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      9.0
      Exceptional
      Kah from Malaysia
      Business traveler
      Stayed 1 night in April 2015

      Just nice, without all the fancy amenites”

      Location, Room cleanliness, Comfort

      The room I booked comes with King size bed and it is large and comfortable. Do not expect the hotel to come with much or any other amenities, i.e. restaurant, bar, services. There are lots of F&B services, convenience stores as well as recreational services within 5 minutes walking distance. After all you are not going to spend your day in the room watching TV. And if you are a business traveller like me or for staying here for vacation, what this room has to offer will be more than enough.

      Reviewed April 24, 2015

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      9.0
      Exceptional
      Sharmyn from Malaysia
      Business traveler
      Stayed 1 night in May 2014

      Cosy Little Gem”

      Staff, Cleanliness, Condition of the room

      When I stayed there the hotel had only been in operation for about 3 months so everything was new and functioning. It was very clean and the staff were extremely helpful and friendly. It's also located just round the corner (about 2 minute walk) from the shopping mall (Suria I think) and it's very close to the port for boats to the islands. Great location and quiet at night. I didn't rate it as high for value for money because other hotels offer free breakfast for the same price. But other than that this hotel is pretty awesome. I would definitely stay here again.

      Reviewed May 19, 2014

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      8.4
      Excellent
      Aizad from Malaysia
      Couple
      Stayed 1 night in April 2017

      Nice Rooms & Ambiance. Great Location”

      Pros: Nice comfortable & clean rooms. The hotel ambiance is really classy and nice. The location is superb and right next to the Suria Sabah mall as well as close to the jetty. Lots of restaurants nearby and a convinience store is just at the end of the block. Cons: Carpark is not free on weekdays & saturday. It is public parking so you need to fight for your life to get a parking spot. Park at your own risk as the area gets quiet at night and no secuity in the public parking area.The hotel price is a bit higher than other hotels in the area but the location could be the reason for the steep price. Wifi was intermittent and kept on disconnecting.

      Reviewed April 10, 2017

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      Dear Aizad, Thank you for taking the time to review our property, your comments are very much valued. We appreciate your comments regarding our hotel ambiance and room conditions. We are also in the midst of upgrading our WIFI service, and hope this will not be an issue for our future guests. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Kota Kinabalu! Best regards, Manager of Little Gaya Hotel

      Responded April 17, 2017
      Little Gaya Hotel
      7.2
      Very good
      Heng from Malaysia
      Couple
      Stayed 1 night in October 2017

      Littel gem on Gaya Street BUT is very noisy”

      The hotel is strategically located on Gaya Street. It is 5 mins walk to Suria Mall and there are groceries shops, eateries and 24 hours polyclinic nearby, very convenient place. We have checked into the King Size room. The room is spacious and comfortable. The only thing that we are not satisfied is the noise from the pub nearby. It is very noisy at night till 3-4am in the morning. We could hear the music all night long and could hardly get into sleep. Price wise is not cheap and we most likely will not stay at this hotel again due to the loud noise.

      Reviewed October 11, 2017

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Oliver from Malaysia
      Couple
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2014

      Perfect location”

      Best location ever

      Good as it's convenient for me to stay at little gaya as its close to the ferry terminal

      Reviewed December 12, 2014

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      6.8
      Good
      Wyryono from Singapore
      Couple
      Stayed 3 nights in October 2017

      Decent stay”

      Our stay at Little Gaya was fairly decent for its price of RM180 a night. Toiletries provided but not very useful. Television available, but barely watchable due to the bad connection or something. However, room was clean, staff were helpful, and most importantly for us the hotel was a 5min walk to Jesselton point harbour. So the experience was decent, but would not return unless several improvements are made.

      Reviewed October 18, 2017

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      CHENG from Malaysia
      Couple
      Stayed 1 night in May 2014

      Very friendly staff and strategic location”

      Service, cleanliness and strategic

      It was a very good hotel which you can find that the staffs are very friendly and the room is very clean and good in designation. The hotel is also strategically located near the shop with variety of food you can search for. Types of bank can also be found near the hotel so you don't have to worry about insufficient of money. Jesselton point can be reach within walking distance too!! Overall, i give 2 thumbs up for this hotel and is value for money you paid.

      Reviewed May 20, 2014

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Roshear from United States
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in August 2014

      Nice large room”

      clean, big room, location

      Location is nice since its off away from Gaya street so its quiet. Yet you can walk to restaurants and bars. Rooms are a good size. Modern. The only off thing is that the toilet has a glass door that opens to the room. no separation for restroom and bedroom. So it you are self-conscious about doing number 2 while someone is in the room it may be an issue.

      Reviewed September 04, 2014

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Mohd from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in January 2018

      Very good”

      There is one thing that I don't like is the sound from the outside is too noise for me. For example, I can hear the sound of somebody open and close his/her room. I also hear someone do a calling in a room that next to my room. The voice is very loud. But the location of this hotel are the nearest with the Suria Sabah. It is just infront of the hotel. Overall, I love the services, the staff there are very helpful and kind. I would recommend to those who are looking for some place to travel and get rest for a few days.

      Reviewed January 28, 2018

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      7.6
      Very good
      Nur from Malaysia
      Group
      Stayed 1 night in November 2017

      Clean, comfort, nearby to KK attraction place, very slow wifi”

      Good- 1. Near to Jesselton Jetty(6mins walking distance) 2. Near to a lot of banks (Cimb, Hsbc, Hong Leong) 3. Near to Filipino Market (10minutes driving) 4. Bed is clean and spacious. I took Gaya Suite for 3 adults Need Improvement 1. The pillow is too soft 2. Limited supplies (No toothbrush, no shower cap; only given soap and shampoo ) 3. Wifi is very slow. Took a while to load an Instagram/fb

      Reviewed November 23, 2017

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Lim from Malaysia
      Group
      Stayed 1 night in May 2019

      Good location, value money”

      Good location, it just walking distance to gaya Sunday market, famous foods surrounding. Bathroom and toilet bowl are separated, both doors unable to close properly, it not convenient. Overall not bad.

      Reviewed May 15, 2019

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      NOR from Malaysia
      Couple
      Stayed 6 nights in April 2018

      Great Place”

      The hotel is great and in good condition. The room is spacious for couple with kids also. The staff is really friendly and helpful. They help us with our big luggage during check in and check out. The hotel is next to bar and at night your might be disturb due to the noise if your room is next to that side. as overall, the place is great for stay

      Reviewed May 06, 2018

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