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Gaya Island Resort
Dit schitterend gelegen eco-resort ligt op een steenworp afstand van het bruisende Kota Kinabalu. Op dit weelderig begroeide eiland worden luxe, idyllische rust en natuurlijke schoonheid gecombineerd. Een unieke ervaring op Borneo die niet kan worden geëvenaard!
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Verwen uzelf met een lunch op het privé-eiland Tavajun Bay U bereikt het eiland na vijf minuten varen.
Plafondventilator, WiFi, televisie, kluisje, minibar, koffie- en theezetfaciliteiten, bureau, open badkamer en veranda met dagbed en uitzicht op het resort.
Plafondventilator, WiFi, televisie, kluisje, minibar, koffie- en theezetfaciliteiten, bureau, open badkamer, veranda met dagbed en uitzicht op de jungle.
Gelegen op 15 minuten uit de kust vanaf Kota Kinabalu.
• 3 Restaurants
• Kids Club
• Watersportmogelijkheden zoals duiken, snorkelen, vissen en kajakvaren
• Diverse excursiemogelijkheden zoals eilandtocht of sunset cruise
Sabah’s hoofdstad Kota Kinabalu biedt zowel moderne winkelcentra als authentieke marktjes. U kunt zich hier prima (laten) onderdompelen in de Maleisische cultuur en de benodigde souvenirs kopen.
"Relaxing resort at end of Borneo trip"
The resort is a 15 mins journey from Kota Kinanbalu by the hotels boat fleet, which run regularly. The resort is popular with honeymooners and couples from Europe (UK biggest group) and also families from SE Asia. It is an popular relaxation stop off after a trip around the wildlife of Borneo, before heading home. We stayed for 5 nights which was fairly typical. The rooms are set on the hillside of the forest and if you're not good with steps go for one of the lower rooms. We had a Kinabalu suite which was up a number of steps, but gave good views over the bay and over to Mount Kinabalu. You can sit on the balcony and watch the birds, e.g. hornbills fly and land near to you. The rooms are modern, spacious, with all the usual facilities, including free bottled water every day. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the resort. We were on a full board package, which comprised a buffet breakfast, large choice Asian & Western, lunch- served in main restaurant or by pool, and dinner where there is a choice of seafood restaurant (excellent- went 3 times), Japanese (v good) and the main buffet restaurant (wide choice to suit most). You need to book several days in advance to guarantee getting in to the seafood and Japanese restaurants at the time you want. The resort also has a nearby beach which they take you to by boat (or hike with guide) which provides lunch - need to book in advance. The hotel has a large pool, but it sometimes gets crowded with young children. However there is a quitter area of the beach away from the pool where there are sunbeds, natural shade, and a supply of water. there is good swimming and snorkelling off the beach, although when the tide is out it becomes very shallow and difficult for swimming. Overall, an ideal place to relax and unwind, possibly after a tour of Borneo
"Such an unused potential. Not up to standard of other YTL hotels"
Stayed at Gaya island for 8 nights. We visited already all YTL properties and I must say this resort is completely not up to standards and luxury of the other hotels. Positive points: - very nice location with Cristal blue waters - Good size rooms - pleasant beach accessible with speedboat - Fishermans cove has excellent food and service Negative points: - check in at Jessilton is a joke. Small dirty office , nothing compared to Pangkor Laut check in office - in general staff is not well trained. At the pool bar , service is extremely slow and you have the idea they don't know what they are doing. Feast village staff .especially Deborah is continuously texting her phone instead of serving guests. We saw a lot of staff moving around the resort not in uniform. - rooms: almost no decoration , feels empty compared to other YTL hotels. Terrace was only cleaned after 6 days upon request. Evening turn down service not properly executed. - we received a room uphill without notification. Steep climb, not suitable for elderly people or small children. They should have a golf cart available to drive people uphill. - Feast Village food has a cheap quality. Nobody cares. When we confronted the manager with this subject we were offered another menu which was excellent. So, they actually can do it upon request but not as a standard which should be for a 5 star property. - Pool attendant isn' t doing much. Empty glasses remain, towels not changed, pool area not cleaned - Wash rooms at main building are a disgrace. Dirty windows, broken toilet ,no fresh smell. - Hotel full of Chinese tourist who make a lot of noise and book up all activities. - prices for drinks are ridiculous and bar food is tasteless It is really a pity Gaya Island Resort doesn't meet the luxury of a 5 star resort. YTL management urgently needs to control this resort and fix all hick ups. Staff should go and have a look at Pangkor Laut resort to see how it should be done. The serenity and tranquility of Gaya Island resort is completely lost. Overall, no value for money.
"A bit of a mixed bag"
I stayed here for three nights with my wife, planned as a relaxing end to a two-week trip to Sabah. Some parts of it lived up to expectations, but others failed outright. Positives: -The rooms are excellent. Spacious, well furnished, comfortable. Anyone looking for a luxury experience won't be disappointed. The huge bathroom (with a gigantic bathtub, rainfall shower, and two sink areas) and walk-in closet definitely make for a nice stay. The outdoor couches are a nice touch, although frequent rainfall makes them a somewhat soggy experience. Considering the heat, that's not necessarily a bad thing. -The area is lovely. The resort is spread out over the lower part of a hillside facing the beach and strait between Gaya and KK. The cabins/rooms are spread out (4 rooms/cabin) so that it never feels crowded, and the areas in between are lush, green and beautiful. Most rooms are a ~5min walk from the main area, but you'd have to be extremely lazy to consider this a problem. If you have actual disabilities or trouble walking, choose a Bayu Villa instead, as these are closer. -The food is great. We only ate at the main Feast Village restaurant, simply because the wide variety of food and good quality kept us more than happy. The restaurant is a sort of semi-buffet (or, as they call it, "Interactive Dining Concept") that combines a buffet selection with cook-to-order stations for meat, fish, noodles, pasta, and so on. We never found the restaurant crowded, and service was good. The kitchen seemed well staffed, with more than a dozen people manning various stations, keeping the buffet well stocked and wait times for cooked-to-order items short. The selection varies from day to day, but is always wide and varied enough to accommodate any and all tastes. -I can't say enough good things about the staff at the Wildlife Conservation Centre. Well educated, informative, and with an obviously genuine drive for what they do. The honesty in how they portray the difficult balancing act of time spent on research versus resort activities (nature walks, mangrove kayaking) was refreshing. They mentioned possibly getting another staff member, which I sincerely hope happens - the research they are doing is important! - The activities we tried were all good, and the included guided meditation was especially relaxing and a nice touch. Now, with all of this good stuff, what makes this a 3-star review? -The main con is, unfortunately, the service. While the staff are mostly helpful and attentive in the moment, they seem to lack organization and communication, leading to a lot of confusion, things not working as they should, or taking inordinately long. We arrived a bit early, which meant our room wasn't ready. This was not a problem in and of itself, but the confusing and frustrating series of events this led to was rather disappointing. After waiting for a couple of hours, we were shown to a room - of the wrong type. When we realized and asked about this, we were told that the room we had been given was simply a temporary place to relax while our room was made ready. This would have been great service if only we had been told of it. Instead, it left us confused and frustrated. When our actual room was finally ready (another hour and a half), the staff somehow failed to pick up our luggage from the first room (even though they were explicitly told of it), leading to another two hours of waiting in which we couldn't do much of anything, not having our luggage. That it took several calls to reception to sort this out is definitely not good. When we had a power outage in our cabin, it took more than half an hour for someone to arrive and sort it out - although he said he had just received the call about it. What exactly happened in the 30 minutes between we told reception and this is a bit of a mystery. The biggest downside of all of this, though, is the dishonesty. In all of this confusion, we were multiple time given information by the staff that were blatantly untrue - such as asserting that "your luggage is on the way right now" when the next call revealed that they had no idea where it was at all. While this is probably meant to give off an air of confidence and make us feel good, the result was the exact opposite. Being lied to by staff doesn't exactly instill confidence in them. -The crowded beach areas are another minor drawback. If you want a sun lounger, be prepared to get up early and grab some towels to stake your claim, as they fill up quickly, and there are far too few of them. There should be a lot more sun chairs at a resort this big. Then again, both the beach and pool are lovely in and of themselves, and there's some nice snorkeling to be had just off the main beach. All in all we expected much better service for the amount of money we paid. We were treated much better at far cheaper accommodations elsewhere.
"Wayyyyy below 5* quality"
Really looked forward to the stay following all the good comments. Booked 2 adjacent Canopy villa rooms (for adults and kid) so you can imagine the price for that. Arrived late evening from Four Seasons Singapore and were in a complete disbelief of the so called 5 star resort.... Be aware - nothing close to the nice pictures you see! Furthermore, our rooms were placed directly in front of the Japanese restaurant with smell from the kitchen coming directly into the open doors and loud, drunk guests coming and going late in the evening. We demanded a change and, of course, the ones who arrived before us have probably already moved into better rooms facing the sea leaving us stuck with the last ones available late at night with no chance to go away from the island. After the staff spent more than an hour trying to convince us and probably figure out what to do, not offering even a drink or a dinner to starving "late night arrivals" - they moved us into an adjacent Bayu rooms, which we reluctantly accepted, as we had no options. No solution appeared next morning, as no adjacent villas were available. They did not consider kindly asking some other guests to be moved slightly around, either, which I am sure would be possible if asked, sonsidering that we cannot have 11 year old staying alone somewhere far away from us. The breakfast. After the lavish selection and service we are used at the 5 star hotel, this looked more like a cheap canteen where desperate guests were struggling over leftovers. No service, poor selection, no ambience whatsoever... Insisted on re-fund, as our stay was pre-paid. They still charged us full price for the first night, despite downgrade. No apologies for the mess. Refund processing took half day, as I didn't dare to leave without it, as I guess I would never see my money again. Then had to wait forever for the boat transfer back... how difficult is it to arrange a 5 minute transfer which they charge >100 eur for....? Big disappointment, don't repeat my mistake and get trapped on the island, especially at night. We moved into Shangri-La Rasa Ria Ocean Wing and thanks god enjoyed every minute of our stay.
"Fabulous island escape "
We loved this hotel. We were greeted by very helpful staff. It was raining when we arrived and were given umbrellas to help us to our apartment. It's spread around so there are no rooms really close to main areas this is due to location of the hotel. It's built in a rainforest area on a cliff edge so it's a long resort but not very deep. So rooms are scattered around. But the walks are lovely. In our room we had a problem with the AC so they changed us straight away. They also let my family come to visit for a fabulous meal in the restaurant. Special thanks to the Executive Sous Chef Dolis Mongulid who regularly talked to guests at dinner and cooked us the most delicious fish dish we'd ever had. Magical experience and we'll designed spacious rooms.
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