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Gayana Marine Resort

5 out of 5

4.1/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Business Services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationTunku Abdul Rahman Park3 min drive
    Popular LocationKota Kinabalu Waterfront4 min drive
    Popular LocationSuria Sabah Shopping Mall13 min drive
    AirportKota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.)20 min drive

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  • Palm Villa

    Room amenities

    • 153 sq m
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Breeze Villa

    Room amenities

    • 132 sq m
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 5
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Large Twin Sofa Bed
    More details
  • Ocean Villa

    Room amenities

    • 75 sq m
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
    More details
  • Rainforest Villa

    Room amenities

    • 57 sq m
    • Partial sea view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
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About this area

Gaya Island

Located in Gaya Island, Gayana Marine Resort is near the airport and on the boardwalk. Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal and Sutera Harbour are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those in the mood for shopping can visit Imago Shopping Mall and Centre Point. Traveling with kids? Consider Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, or check out an event or a game at Likas Stadium. Take an opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as sailing.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal - 5 min walk
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman Park - 3 min drive
  • Kota Kinabalu Waterfront - 4 min drive
  • Kota Kinabalu Central Market - 12 min drive
  • Suria Sabah Shopping Mall - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Tanjung Aru Station - 8 min drive
  • Kota Kinabalu Intl. Airport (BKI) - 20 min drive

Restaurants

  • Macac – Poolside restaurant with a bar offering fusion cuisine. Serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Kids' menu available.
  • Alu Alu Seafood – Seafood restaurant offering Chinese cuisine.
  • Latitude Lounge – Ocean-view restaurant. Serves light fare.
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About this property

Gayana Marine Resort

5-star family-friendly resort, walk to Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal
This smoke-free resort features 2 restaurants, a marina, and a full-service spa. Free WiFi in public areas and a free manager's reception are also provided. Additionally, an outdoor pool, a bar/lounge, and a poolside bar are onsite. All 52 rooms offer thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers, as well as comforts such as Frette Italian sheets and down comforters. For a bit of entertainment, LCD TVs come with DVD players, and guests will also find 24-hour room service and free bottled water.
Gayana Marine Resort offers 52 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature DVD players and safes. Beds feature Frette Italian sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, designer toiletries, and bidets.

LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and hair dryers. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

2 spa tubs are on site along with an outdoor pool. Other recreational amenities include a children's pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Solace Spa has 4 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a spa tub. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Free ferry terminal shuttle
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • 2 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Free daily reception
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • 2 spa tubs
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Canoeing
  • Children's pool
  • Ecotours
  • Full-service spa
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Kayaking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling

Family friendly

  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Dry cleaning service
  • DVD player
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Malay

Business services

  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • Marina onsite
  • Pool umbrellas

Spa

  • 4 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Spa tub

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Down comforter
  • Frette Italian sheets
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Bidet
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • DVD player
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
There are 4 scheduled departures and separate charges for boat transfers: 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM (included), and 6 PM and 10:30 PM (MYR 50 per person).

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child 11 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for MYR 240.0 per night

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property beginning July 1, 2021. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: MYR 150 per vehicle (one way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: MYR 240.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
This hotel will place an authorization for full payment for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal and airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
One child 11 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Eco Gayana
Eco Gayana Resort
Gayana Eco
Gayana Eco Resort
Gayana Resort
Gayana Eco Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Gayana Eco Resort Malaysia/Pulau Gaya
Gayana Marine
Gayana Marine Resort Gaya Island
Gayana Marine Gaya Island
Gayana Marine Resort Resort
Gayana Marine Resort Gaya Island
Gayana Marine Resort Resort Gaya Island

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Gayana Marine Resort and receive a full refund?
Yes, Gayana Marine Resort offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Gayana Marine Resort cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Gayana Marine Resort have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Is Gayana Marine Resort pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Gayana Marine Resort?
Gayana Marine Resort doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Gayana Marine Resort?
Check-in is from 3 PM - midnight.
What time is check-out at Gayana Marine Resort?
Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
Does Gayana Marine Resort provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of MYR 150 per vehicle applies.
Where is Gayana Marine Resort located?
This family-friendly Gaya Island resort is located on the boardwalk, within 1 mi (2 km) of Wisma Merdeka and Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal. Signal Hill Observatory Platform and KK Esplanade are also within 1 mi (2 km).
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Very Good
Rating 5 - Excellent. 172 out of 395 reviews
5 - Excellent 44%
Rating 4 - Good. 142 out of 395 reviews
4 - Good 36%
Rating 3 - Okay. 44 out of 395 reviews
3 - Okay 11%
Rating 2 - Poor. 23 out of 395 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 14 out of 395 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%

4.1/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

3.7/5

Amenities

3.9/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Diving was moderate. Overall rather expensive compared to Malaysian standards. Super service! Staff was extremely attentive. Monkeys were enjoying!
Stayed 9 nights in Feb 2020

2/5 Poor

Traveled with group
Sad face IconDisliked: Property conditions & facilities
1. Lots rubbish in the sea, at least to have net to block the rubbish flown in the resort area, can’t swim 2. The resort lack of flexibility, if you want to go to KK downtown that you have to pay the boat fees each way per person, either they have empty space for the scheduled free shuttle which reserved for check in/check out. If you are the first time to visit KK, it is not the choice to stay in this resort for your whole trip, you cannot to go to the downtown or site seeing without the pay
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family and small children
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We loved our stay here! Great view from the room. Having a free nightly cocktail at the latitude bar was a pleasant surprise. The food was delicious. One thing to note is that there was no Wifi in our room - this was actually a blessing as we spent more time interacting or out doin other things.
Stayed 6 nights in Jan 2020

3/5 Okay

Traveled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service
To be honest
It wasn't really as nice as I expected. I was disappointed because the ocean was so dirty, literally garbage Is floating around, so I didn't go in the ocean at all. It would've been nice if they cleaned up the trash that they can see because the water is shallow. There is no wifi in the rooms, and wasn't that clean. There are no fitness rooms, and nothing to do at night. Overall I give it a 3/10.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

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