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Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa - Gaya Island Hotels
Rating: 5.0 Stars
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Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa

Polish Bay, Gaya Island, Gaya Island 88300 - Map
"Well worth it..." does look a bit tried in places but it was well worth the trip to the Island to stay in a piece of paradise for five nights...after two weeks of travelling around Borneo. We had a lot of ran and there is not much to do when that happens...but wait for it to stop - so if travelling with teenagers then you need to have thinks to entertain them with. The staff were very friendly and helpful - always trying to make your stay pleasant.
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This coral reef island resort is on Gaya Island, Sabah, Malaysia, just off the coast of Borneo, on a crescent of white-sand …More
The Magellan Sutera Resort - Kota Kinabalu Hotels
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The Magellan Sutera Resort

1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Kota Kinabalu 88100 - Map
"Wonderful resort"
Resort is beautiful and with full use of all facilities within the Sutera Marina that's an added bonus and we used just about every part from the Pacific Sutera bar Breezes for a wonderful bbq, to the country club for meals and drinks, ten pin bowling, snooker and golf and then of course the Magellan, Alfresco and Five Sails for meals and beautiful pool. Staff were always attentive and willing to help in anyway. We had a ocean facing room and it was large and well maintained, with an awesome view and the bed and pillows were wonderful, best sleep I've had for ages. Would certainly recommend. We also got invited to the club lounge on our last night, great touch, food and drinks were awesome, room lovely and view amazing.
Traveller from perth
Nestled on the beach, this Downtown Kota Kinabalu hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sutera Harbour and Sabah State Mosque. Plaza …More
Gaya Island Resort - Gaya Island Hotels
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Gaya Island Resort

Malohom Bay, Pulau Gaya, Gaya Island 88000 - Map
"Nice resort for a couple of nights"
I stayed at Gaya Island for a couple of nights at the end of an activity holiday in Sabah. Positives - First impressions were great and all staff attentive and friendly. I had a spa treatment which was fantastic. Breakfast selection good. Pool bar and good cocktails! Beautiful room - spacious, comfortable bed, huge shower and bath. Negatives - Vegetarian selection poor (and as such overpriced) for lunch (only vegetable tempura on any day) and dinner.
Traveller from Manchester, UK
Nestled on the beach, this Gaya Island resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal, Likas Stadium, and …More
The Pacific Sutera Hotel - Kota Kinabalu Hotels
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The Pacific Sutera Hotel

1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Kota Kinabalu 88100 - Map
"Comfortable accommodations, good location"
Our family of 6 stayed just one night at the Pacific Sutera portion of the large marina-facing property, in transit from one Borneo destination to another via Kota Kinabalu. The front desk was warm, friendly, and very helpful and accommodating (i.e., we were scheduled for an early departure the morning of check out - too early to enjoy the inclusive buffet - so they made sure to have takeaway meals prepared for us upon exit). Both our rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable, and although they faced the golf course side of the hotel and the road beyond, no outside noise permeated the balcony door. The restaurant was perfectly fine - friendly service and good food (both Western and SE Asian offerings). We ordered dinners from the a la carte menu, as the buffet looked good, but not irresistible. The kids loved the large pool closest to the hotel, but guests have access to 3 other pools a short walk away as well. Not a luxury 5-star experience, but a solid value for your money, especially if traveling with a family/group.
Traveller from Hong Kong
Nestled on the beach, this Downtown Kota Kinabalu hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sutera Harbour and Sabah State Mosque. Plaza …More
Langkah Syabas Beach Resort - Kinarut Hotels
Rating: 3.0 Stars
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Langkah Syabas Beach Resort

Jalan Papar Baru, Kampung Laut Kinarut, Kinarut - Map
"Wonderful, Homey Resort"
We chose this resort because it looked laid back, homey, and natural. It was exactly as we expected. It might not have all the trappings of a high end resort, but it's the kind of place you can just feel good about. The gardens are peaceful and not overdone. The pools are nice - one in the sun and one shadier - and have children's areas. We traveled with our two small children and stayed in the family chalet. It was spacious enough for my three-year-old to run around in and had nice wooden floors for my infant to crawl around on. The restaurant/bar is a nice public space with veranda dining that overlooks the grounds and ocean. The staff is warm and sincere. There are some drawbacks to the resort. While some features are high quality, some are worn (it's a three star, not four star resort). The food is good, but not fantastic. The main drawback of the resort is the beach, which the hotel underplays in its advertising for a reason. The currents bring a ton of local garbage and dump it on the beach, rendering it pretty much unusable. I've done my share of backpacking and I'm not squeamish, but I wouldn't use that beach. It didn't really matter in the end, though. We loved our time there and would go back again. It's a heart-felt little resort.
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This Kinarut hotel is on the beach, 5.1 mi (8.3 km) from Lok Kawi Wildlife Park, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Sutera Harbour …More
Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai - Kota Kinabalu Hotels
Rating: 4.5 Stars
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Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai

Off Jalan Sepangar Bay, Kota Kinabalu 88993 - Map
"The hotel requires major upgrades.."
Thinking back about 10 years when I first visited the property, I must say that I am very much disappointed by the fact that they have not done any major upgrades on their hardwares.
Traveller from Seoul
Offering direct access to the beach, this Karambunai resort is within 12 mi (20 km) of 1 Borneo Hypermall, University of …More
Shangri-la's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa - Tuaran Hotels
Rating: 5.0 Stars
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Shangri-la's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa

Pantai Dalit Beach, Tuaran 89208 - Map
Only issue was when we checked in our reservation still had not arrived from Expedia. The hotel sorted it quickly and the rest of our stay was perfect.
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Located on the Pantai Dalit Beach on Borneo's northern tip, the resort is 12 km (7 mi) from Tuaran Tamu, 30 km (17 mi) from …More
Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa - Kota Kinabalu Hotels
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Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

No. 20, Jalan Aru, Kota Kinabalu 88100 - Map
"Fantastic hotel, great for families"
Shangri-la does it again. We've never been disappointed with this hotel chain, and our family of 6's 3 night stay at the Tanjung Aru location was no exception. Beautiful and tasteful decor throughout the halls incorporating elements of local culture. Warm and very helpful staff at the front desk. Huge, plentiful buffets at the restaurant, and incredibly attentive floor staff. The pool area is wonderful for families - waterslides, waterfalls and water balloon activities for the kids, adults-only section of the infinity pool for the older folks. Nice-sized gym and spa areas. The hotel also offers organized tours to neighboring islands with the their own boats that depart from a wharf nearby. The beach area is nothing special, but insulated from waves and thus comfortable for young children. Granted, the prices are never cheap at Shangri-la, but you are very well taken care of from start to finish, so our family deems it money well spent.
Traveller from Hong Kong
This Malaysia beachfront resort on Borneo's northern coast is a 10-minute drive from downtown Kota Kinabalu and Kota Kinabalu …More
Borneo Beach Villas - Kota Kinabalu Hotels
Rating: 3.5 Stars
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Borneo Beach Villas

Off Jalan Sepangar Bay, Kota Kinabalu 88993 - Map
"Wonderful Experience with Beach and Nature"
One of the best resort on the beach I've ever experienced. It is for the family who does not chase for brand name and 5 star, but real comfort. It is not a hotel. Hence, guests need to rent a car and make everything by themselves except for house keeping.
Traveller from KL, Malaysia
Nestled on the beach, this Karambunai resort is 11.1 mi (17.9 km) from 1 Borneo Hypermall and 11.2 mi (18 km) from University …More
Manukan Island Resort - Pulau Manukan Hotels
Rating: 3.5 Stars
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Manukan Island Resort

Manukan Island, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Pulau Manukan - Map
3.9 out of 5 (16 reviews)
Nestled on the beach, this Pulau Manukan resort is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Mamutik Island and 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Sabah State …More

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