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Gaya Centre Hotel
Ranked #20 of 91 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Singapore
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“Definitely exceeded expectation”
Reviewed 23 April 2012

For less than 60 USD a night you really can't complain. Location is fantastic with Suria Sabah just a hop away. There is no pool or gym but really for that price....

The room was clean and the sheets starched and clean too. TV channels rather limited though.

Breakfast was nice and on a good day having breakfast outside looking at the sea is simply relaxing.

Highly recommended for a comfortable but not luxurious stay.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

Gaya exceeded my expectation. We booked a studio suite which is spacious with 2 queen beds and a nice view of the ocean and mall, perfect for a family of 5. Hotel is clean, beds are comfortable, and the lobby is big and spacious. Buffet breakfast is an added bonus; many choices and you can eat al fresco with an oceanview. The two malls right beside the hotel has everything you need, including foodcourts, supermarkets and money changers. A must do in KK is the island hopping for the beaches and coral reefs. You can easily do this thru the Jesselton Port which is just walking distance from the hotel.

Booked the hotel thru Agoda and the rate is really a bargain. Taxi from airport is RM 40.00. Everything else that you have to see in KK is just walking distance from Gaya including most malls. Hotel staffs are all courteous and friendly.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Nottinghamshire, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2012

Stayed overnight after staying on the mari mariland lodge. Very comfortable rooms with great views of the harbour. Breakfast was included in the price and could be taken inside or on the balcony . Lots of choice and very tasty. Avoid using the stairs as the only way out is on the ground floor -resulting in amused looks from the bell boys !

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Reviewed 15 April 2012

Gaya Centre Hotel is a very clean hotel.The staff provided prompt and satisfying customer services - from their sales department to the front office people. My stay over there were a relaxed and hassle free experience.My kids are happy with the view from the room and also with the facilities in the room itself ( albeit being a bit smaller in size but still acceptable for us with the rate and extra cleanliness that could only be found in a 4 to 5 star hotel )

Room Tip: request for rooms with sea view , although most probably the view would be partially blocked by Sur...
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Donggang, China
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2012

I've been there on April. As I booked this hotel with a low price, I got no expectation on it at all. But when I arrived, I found that 3 star with 5 star service. There were always bellmen at the front door to help the guest and the reception staff was very helpful too. this hotel also replied my e mail of requesting a sea view room very fast, faster than many 5 star hotel. The staff of the reception was helpful and always with a smile. I got my seaview room when I arrived. The room was small but tidy, with good hot bath water. The breakfast was good when compared what you paid and you could have your breakfast in front of good seaview. Wifi and umbrella were available at the lobby. The location is good too, there are two big mall besides. I am satisfied with the service of Gaya centre hotel. I will stay in this hotel if I visit Sabah again. Thanks for your good service.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2012

Very good value place. Decent location near fish markets (well worth a try by the way) and shops. Comfortable beds. Could do with more power sockets in the rooms though and less ferocious refrigeration in the lobby! But these are not really issues because this hotel was clean and comfortable and great value for money.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Baguio
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2012

The room was spacious, clean, efficient, with cable and flat screen, ocean view, and a good value. The bathroom was also efficient and clean with great water pressure. The place is no frills.

The front desk service was also efficient, but not overly friendly. The hotel used to be an office building, and as such, seems to be run as an office building rather than a hotel. We had problems with internet and had to change rooms though with much difficulty. And after that, the internet was still not resolved.

The hotel is located next to a new and beautiful shopping mall and next to an older and fun shopping mall full of stalls, shops and food courts. Lots of local adventure to be had here, with great food, and money changers nearby. Upscale and cheaper dining, banks, etc. This is a nice part of town as opposed to the older side of town near the markets.

Best thing about this place was the value, location, and view.

Room Tip: higher room, facing ocean
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Gaya Centre Hotel
Address: Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens | PO Box 13751, Kota Kinabalu 88843, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #20 of 91 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Gaya Centre Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 260
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