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Gaya Centre Hotel
Ranked #20 of 92 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Melbourne
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“Good hotel”
Reviewed 8 November 2013

All good. Excellent location (especially close to the ferry terminals for the islands); location also good for dinner options. Nice rooms for a decent price. Free wifi.

Breakfast not included, but can pay extra for a decent spread.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 November 2013 via mobile

Good and worth, a gd place to stay. Gaya street is nearby where we can find a lot of local food. It is also near building where we can find and join the local tours. Also, its easy to get the foreigncy change as there are a lot of shops for foreigncy exchange nearby. One point to note is that the wifi is pretty slow and not stable. But given the price, (with the seaview by luck from our room), nth to blame really.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

Staying there from 17th to 20th October. Overall, quite satisfied with services and room. I stayed at 6th floor, and 1/2 of sea view. Pretty view, while facing Suria Sabah.

Breakfast was ok, considering with room rate. Don't compare with Hyatt or Shangri-La. It is a nice 3 stars hotel. Trust me.

Just, they need to change the carpet in the room. 'Tired' and seems worn off.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

Poor on service, check-in and cleaning service, internet is slow, computer is HP 1912nm with HP own OS which didn't allow to do anything...
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We stayed here at the beginning and end of our trip to Sabah. It was arranged for us by our guide and our first impressions were not good: horrible high-rise concrete building. Our spirits rose when we went inside however though I have to say some of the furnishings looked a little "tired". On the first occasion we were...

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

We booked this hotel based on good reviews from tripadvisor and we weren't disappointed! Although it may look ordinary from the outside, it was very pleasant inside: friendly staff, all requests provided for in the room (hair dryer, iron, twin beds). Comfortable beds, clean bathroom, spacious shower and even cable tv. On the 7th floor we even had a view of the water, and the breakfast area also has outdoor seating facing the water. The buffet breakfast had great variety and had slight variations from day to day too. Location is excellent - only 10 mins (30 ringgit for two, one way) from the airport, a shopping centre next door, taxi stand right outside, lots of eating options nearby including the street food stalls by the water (10 mins walk).

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

This hotel was a real surprise. It was reasonably priced and the staff were terrific. We stayed here for 3 nights, climbed Mt Kinabalu, then stayed another night. On the last night they upgraded us to a princess suite on the top floor - amazing! The breakfast is a full buffet and really had everything you could possible want. Rooms are very clean, sheets crisp. The staff couldn't do enough for us and the doormen were so charming. The location was perfect, too. A 5 min walk to the jetty which leads to all the islands. There is a huge shopping centre just across the road with restaurants, movie theatre and shops. 5 mins to the night market in the other direction. Beautiful views of either the water or the mountains. Would highly recommend this hotel!

Room Tip: All the rooms have a great view - request sea view or mountain view, depending on your preference
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

We stayed here at the beginning and end of our trip to Sabah. It was arranged for us by our guide and our first impressions were not good: horrible high-rise concrete building. Our spirits rose when we went inside however though I have to say some of the furnishings looked a little "tired". On the first occasion we were given a free upgrade to a suite with an ocean view and the second time we were on the 10th floor looking out at the back. Both rooms were clean and spacious with a nice bathroom and good quality shower gel etc. There was an iron and ironing-board in the wardrobe and we had a small fridge and tea and coffee-making facilities hidden away in a cupboard! The bed was really comfy. There was aTV and free wifi.
The service at reception was good and there were several friendly porters around to assist with luggage,
There was a good gift shop with good prices.
Breakfast was interesting! There was a vast choice and I couldn't resist the jelly!!
The hotel is well situated being opposite the biggest shopping mall in KK - there are excellent money-changing facilities, cinemas, a supermarket, restaurants, fast-food places and, obviously, lots of shops which mostly stay open until 21h30.
It is interesting to walk along the waterfront with its markets and food stalls. Lovely sunsets too!

  • Stayed October 2013, 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 92 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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