Good location, friendly and helpful staff, great breakfast selection and good facilities. At first we were given a poorly located room but this was changed without to many problems, the hotel food and drink is very expensive.
The service and the room facilities The quality and taste of in-room dining food
convenience, next to the harbour, easy access to boats and islands pools were too basic, not deep. more for kids
Free hourly shuttle bus to and fro to KK town. Really convenient!! . Free WiFi service in the hotel lobby and the pool area. Good massage service but was slightly pricey. Spa staffs are very courteous. Nothing!!!
We had a great time. Club rooms and club amneties rock. The evening cocktail is something of very good quality.Location and overall property is awesome.. Old style tv even in the Club Rooms - Most of the Hotels have larger lcd screens now...Services at breakfast time in the lounge are extremely slow and the choice very limited...
The sea view and the convenient services hotel provided. I love staying in this hotel and this is not my 1st time staying. I am a bit disappointed because the room seems to be old and the window binding not in good condition. Toilet's room condition not very good.
The location was good. Although Shangri La Tanjung Aru would have been just as good on hind sight. Regretted choosing Sutera Harbour. Initially given a supposed sea view room which actually had view of child pool and trees. We had to complain and they changed us. We had to trawl with all our luggage and child. On the last day of our stay we had no hot water and the electrcity blew out (didn't bother to fix this) because of a faulty iron which they provided. There was no iron or ironing board in our room when we arrived.
Excellent facilities, good location and value for money
Staff were excellent and very friendly. Free upgrade to superior room with sea view. Rooms are a little dated e.g. small old TV, stains on carpets.
Close to city and islands. Good and tasty food. Knowledge of hotel staff poor.
location in the heart of the city, clean room & functioning facilities request for extra bed not fulfilled (staff forgot), wrong morning newspaper delivered despite reminder previous evening, reception staff was not helpful when I wanted to extend stay - asked to reapply online outside of hotel (time was 10.00 pm, nearest cybernet facility a kilometre away)
Gaya Centre is a new hotel in operation only five months. It has an excellent location on the seaside with great ocean views on one side of the hotel and city on the other. There is a large new shopping mall cinema complex across the street still only partially occupied. The rest of the city is only a short walk away. Services are basic hotel services. The facilities are new therefore modern and in excellent condition.Free Internet in the room is on cable only but works very well. The oceanside promenade is across the street and provides easy access to markets of various kinds. The terminal for boats going to island parks and beaches is only a few blocks away. In general, everything you need is easily accessible. There is very little negative to say about this hotel. They seemed to be having some problem with the room key cards that seemed to quit functioning each day so you had to get them reset and they didn't seem to be able to reset them for the duration of the stay - a minor annoyance. Front desk staff were very pleasant and worked hard to please but seemed at times to be uneasy with what they were doing, perhaps due to lack of experience with a still new system.
The hotel rate was value for money. room were cofortable clean and nice view of the surroundings.I will definitely stay there again The back lane was poorly lit. scary for hotel guest walking on foot from nearby shoppings.
I connected internet cable to the port on the wall, but still could not get internet line...??
It is very near to the shopping mall and eateries places. It is easily access to airport too. The room maybe a bit small as we have 2 adults and 2 children. Once the extra bed is in, the room becomes quite cramp. If the hotel provide spa programs, that will be perfect.
The hotel is situated in a beautiful island in front of Kota Kinabalu. Pros are:location, hotel staff, snorkeling in front of the hotel is very nice, possibility to go also to the other hotel, by a free boat ride, that offers a magnificient beach in the morning-afternoon for free, Marine center where you can go and touch some sea-stuff. Restaurants.:I read some comments about the restaurants being a bit expensive, Think to choose your own fish from reproduction thanks by having the menu in your hand and that is not expensive . Personnel was very efficient: because of a sudden noise to air conditioning in the room we were offered immediately to change room. You wonder if sometime in an Eco marine resor, waters could be a little be cleaner, but when we and currents arrives this happens. Room prices are a little bit on the high side,
amazing. all amazing hmm, not a fan of the jungle walk. too long, plus too many mosquitos and pythons!
The staff were excellent! MERC was a nice experience. We had a superb seafood meal - snorkelling was great - as was the kayaking. Being able to swim and snorkel from our room was a real experience - the kids would swim over to say hi! The drinks in the evening at the Latitude Bar was a really lovely touch. We had some really quality family time there - intimate, personal atmosphere. We would definitely return - and split our time between Bungaraya and Gayana. Our initial impression was a little disappointing - location superb, however we had not been given adjoining rooms as requested (travellling with a 12 and 16 yr old) and the 'breakfast delivered to your room by boat' was not available. Having said that, the management were very quick to respond- change rooms for us asap and provided the breakfast we wanted. The intimate, personal atmosphere was superb - we wanted to stay longer! Only other comment would be that the first morning, breakfast was really lovely - small buffet and a la carte. The next 2 mornings were not as nice - obviously problems with the chefs or something - menu not offered although we were able to order.
Every thing The A/C
Wonderful location, excellent service from happy, friendly staff. Lovely pool that is good for swimming - not just a "leisure" pool. freshly cooked breakfast on the veranda delivered by boat! The arm chairs in the room are really uncomfortable.
Beautiful nature and view. The cottages are clean and nice. Loved that many fishes and birds can be seen, quiet and only sounds of cicada is around. Great for relaxing. Food was over-priced, not many choices for long stay. As the access to mainland is difficult, would be nicer if there are more choices and local dishes available.
The staff were very welcoming and helpful. the breakfast buffets were superb. the situation was fine - at the enormous shopping mall some distance from the centre of kota kinabalu, but there was a free shuttle bus in and out...restaurants a-plenty were to be found in the mall. no
nice clean rooms - would come again location not in the city, but there is a fee shuttle bus or take a taki rm25
Nice layout and design Extremely small room
The hotel had not received our booking so we had to email them out confrmation mail. Our room was dirty. Hotel staff seemed uninterested in service.
a. attached to the hypermall (1 borneo), b. friendly staff a. swimming pool was too short and water is cold. b. the price is too high after a different room was offered.
the hotel staff is excellent, from housekeeping, cleaner, waiters, cooks to front offiice - everyone is excellent. Warm food is actually served warm - fantastic! Good choice of breakfast! hotel architecture and design are okay, but hotel esp room construction and layout are poor. Room is small, no place to walk around or pray for muslims. Doors and shower door dont close properly, bathroom door inconvenient and if not careful you or your kid could get locked in. Every corners are sharp - sink, shelves etc. Not a hotel for young children.
The location of the hotel is ideal for travel around town area.
it was far from the city and there was not enough restaurants and night livings around hotel
It is so comfortable. /
Ta new hotel so everything was great, the staff were friendly and helpful, room was very clean and comfortable and the buffet breakfast and dining room were really good although very busy also there was a free shuttle to airport ( though it only goes at certain times) the pool and gym also looked pretty good although we didn't use. Too far from city - outside the hotel you are stuck in a shopping mall, doesn't look like much else was around unless you catch a taxi or bus, but if shopping is your thing you will like this place (shopping in a mall was not our thing). The hotel is really nice but it would be better in the city!
It is near to shopping centre and the restaurant around the hotel is good choice for me as the food is nice. It is really a budget hotel but it is best if the price can be re-adjusted. Kindly of expensive to stay in with the price I pay. Not that bad.
Comfortable rooms. Good location. The staff are very helpful and offer some good trips that pick up and drop you off at hotel. Wi-fi is not free.
Everything is ok, just the room is a bit too small.
Nice new hotel in the centre of Kota Kinabalu
Habitaciones grandes y personal muy efectivo. Buenas instalaciones y cerca del aeropuerto. Corresponde a su categoria (4estrellas). Las griferias no las renuevan desde la inauguracion. El cafe del buffet no es el que corresponde a un hotel de 4 estrellas, siendo una provincia productora de cafe...cafe soluble???
Muy rápidos en todas las gestiones (entrada y salida, traslado de equipajes...). Las habitaciones enmoquetadas no son signo de distinción sino de todo lo contario: no es higiénico. Pero parece la costumbre. Cabría una renovación del mobiliario: es de la inauguración.