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Gaya Centre Hotel
Ranked #21 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Reviewed 31 May 2013

If you're looking for an affordable hotel with excellent room and service choose gaya centre hotel.
It is in center of almost everything. Across the hotel is the shopping mall, the bay-walk to watch the sunset and the filipino market which you can buy fruits and also souvenirs.
On the lobby, there is a travel agency to cater your tour needs. You have also other options for travel agencies just cross the hotel and you can find several tour groups.

Overall i can say is this hotel is excellent!!
The next time i come back to Kota Kinabalu i will still stay in this hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

Stay this hotel for 1 night with family. Is satisfy with the service and location of this hotel. Hotel is very clean, aircond is good, breakfast is nice, bed is nice. Location wise, is near just opposite suria sabah.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank goldenmouse
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Reviewed 12 May 2013

The hotel is in an excellent location - right in the heart of town. So it is very convenient for eating and shopping and travelling to outlaying areas. It is a new hotel - opened only in 2011. The room is of good size, clean and nice. The air-con and water heater are in good working condition. Breakfast is very good considering that this is a 3-star hotel. Staff are friendly and attentive. Check in and check out were a breeze. My only complain is we were not able to connect to the internet during our stay there. This is an area I hope the hotel will upgrade to provide wifi connection in the rooms.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank 1john316
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Reviewed 9 May 2013

My husband and I have just returned from Kota Kinabalu in Sabah. We stayed at the Gaya Centre Hotel which was very central. The staff were excellent, so friendly and helpful. The downside of this hotel was the condition of the carpet in the room. It was very badly stained, as was the upholstery on the furniture. The mould in the shower was also very bad. A little bit of elbow grease would have removed it I`m sure. Breakfast was average, but okay.
Restaurant tip:
The Upperstar cafe across the road from the hotel was very cheap, and very very busy at lunchtime.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank chooky47
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

Our first time in Kota kinabalu and chose Gaya Center as our main based hotel for this family holiday trip. Location is very convenient, centralized to, everything and the Suriah Sabah just a few steps away,with a grocery supermarket on the 3rd flr from which you can buy some stuff as gifts or pasalubong. Food is not a problem with various food stalls insidie the mall. Hotel has in room facilities are very good, cleanliness of room superb, size is adequate for us. Checkin and checkout are very smooth despite many guests arrival. Walking distance to almost all interesting places like jesselton, night market restaurant, etc...buffet breakfast is tasty and almost complete variation. Over all we like this Hotel very much,

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank lifad
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

Checked into the hotel and was immediately put off by the fact that I could not upgrade my room by paying the price difference of the rooms instead I was told that it was hotel policy to charge a minimum of $150.

Upon checking into my room... Where do I begin??? Horrible, filthy and just down right disappointing. Carpet was filthy to the point where you cannot bear to remove your shoes. The bathroom was ridden with mould. Bed sheets had hair stuck on it. This place is not a hotel and the price that they charge is just unreasonable for what you get.

Oh and you are not given two room cards. For an extra card, you will have to sign for it and if you lose it, they charge you 50 bucks.

Obviously I tried to ask for a refund but to no avail as it was booked through the net.

Do not stay here and avoid being bitterly disappointed. I know my holiday and impression of KK has been tarnished by this failure of an establishment. They should be ashamed of themselves.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

Location : Near the sea, market, good location. RM30 from airport, within 30min drive!
Room : VERY dirty carpet, cup, and tea/coffee container, the room door... should be repainted! The rest is OK! Comfortable bed!
Staff : Friendly, polite, I askes for extra towel, soap, internet cable, they sent over within few minutes.
Breakfast : Good breakfast, GREAT sea view from the dining room!
Remarks : A LOT of Chinese tourist stay in this hotel! The TV is with Taiwanese channel!

Room Tip: Ask for sea view room.
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about 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 #21 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: £27 - £58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gaya Centre Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 260
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