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8.1

Excellent
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Highly rated by guests – 92% would recommend
Housekeeping166
Shops90
Breakfast86
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9

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Wisma Sabah & Gaya Centre

70 m

Scuba Paradise

70 m

Iwase Books

90 m

Japanese Shiatsu & Reflexology

90 m

The Borneo Shop

100 m

Popular landmarks
Signal Hill Observatory Platform

320 m

Gaya Street Sunday Market

410 m

Night Market

820 m

Mamutik Island

1.3 km

Sabah State Museum

2.9 km

Closest landmarks
Watson

140 m

Standard Chartered Bank

150 m

Maybank

170 m

Pillars of Sabah

180 m

sunset

180 m

Gaya Centre Hotel

"Excellent hotel n very clean"

Salleh - May 13, 2022
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Gaya Centre Hotel

Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens P.O. Box 13751, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88843 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Central Business District, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Sapi Island. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant and fitness center on-site.

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  • Located in heart of Kota Kinabalu

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Bar

Value for money8.3
Location rating9.0
Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Distance to airport7.6 km

Rooms available at Gaya Centre Hotel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.1

Family Room
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 queen beds
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Standard Twin
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Junior Suite
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Superior
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Deluxe
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Standard Room
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
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Panorama King Room
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  • Shower
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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  • Shower
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Panorama Room
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Panorama Queen Room
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  • Shower
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Gaya Centre Hotel?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Gaya Centre Hotel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Gaya Centre Hotel has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is available for an additional charge. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kota Kinabalu with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

Is breakfast offered at Gaya Centre Hotel?

Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at Gaya Centre Hotel. There's an additional charge of 15 MYR for adults and 15 MYR for children if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at Gaya Centre Hotel?

Gaya Centre Hotel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. Meals served include breakfast, dinner and lunch. You can pick and choose from a wide array of cuisines including Chinese, international, western and asian. Dishes are served in a la carte and buffet during opening hours. Light meal like soup, coffee or tea, desserts and salad are served using only quality ingredients. To meet any special dietary requirements, vegetarian and halal diets are prepared with the utmost care and attention.

Can special events be hosted at Gaya Centre Hotel?

You may choose an indoor venue for your special gathering. Large events and gatherings such as private events can be hosted at Gaya Centre Hotel. Small or intimate events like birthday parties and honeymoons can also be accomodated. Services for in-house catering, wireless internet, in-house planning and audio-visual equipment are offered to help your event go smoothly. End your big event day with special turn-down services to celebrate your special occasion. Services including room decorations and flower petals are available upon request.

Can business events be hosted at Gaya Centre Hotel?

On-site venues and convenient event services make Gaya Centre Hotel an ideal choice for hosting events such as seminars, corporate events and meetings. The 2 venues can accommodate up to 100 people. An extensive range of facilities and services including projector or LED display, free Wi-Fi, meeting stationery and audio-visual equipment is available to help your business meeting or event a successful one.

What is the smoking policy at Gaya Centre Hotel?

Gaya Centre Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Gaya Centre Hotel?

The closest train, metro, or bus station to Gaya Centre Hotel is South Bus Terminal, 1.8 km away.

What restaurants are nearby Gaya Centre Hotel?

Restaurants including Emperor's Delight, Dragon Palace and Sky Blu Bar are popular in Gaya Centre Hotel’s neighborhood which is known as Central Business District.

What popular shopping places are close to Gaya Centre Hotel?

Shopping options in Gaya Centre Hotel’s Central Business District neighborhood include Gaya Street Sunday Market, Night Market and Suria Sabah Shopping Mall.

What are popular attractions near Gaya Centre Hotel?

Guests at Gaya Centre Hotel can easily visit Poring Hot Springs, Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and Sabah State Museum located in the Central Business District area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Gaya Centre Hotel?

Gaya Centre Hotel’s nearby natural sights include Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre, Mount Kinabalu Botanical Garden and Kokol Hill located in the same Central Business District area.

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What people love about Gaya Centre Hotel

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Excellent hotel n very clean"

    Salleh

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    May 13, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Suria Sabah shopping mall just opposites to Gaya Centre Hotel and it is the best location which you can walk around in the city."

    Alex

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    May 12, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Aircond system was good even at walkway, good as temperature outside was hot during our holiday,."

    Siti

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    May 11, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 1,313 Kota Kinabalu properties
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Room comfort score
8.1/10
Location score
9/10
Cheapest price score
Room size
28 sqm.
Better than
97
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
Better than
93
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
Better than
93
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
Bigger than
91
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
Overall rating:

8.1

Excellent
16,586 reviews
Cleanliness
7.8
Facilities
7.3
Location
9.0
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What travelers say they love:
The room is very spacious and the bathroom too.
DEWI from Malaysia
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More about Gaya Centre Hotel

Gaya Centre Hotel

Get the most from an urban escape in Kota Kinabalu when you book a room at Gaya Centre Hotel. Located right in the city center, Gaya Centre Hotel saves you time and travel by letting you wake up right in the heart of the best neighborhood.
Gaya Centre Hotel provides a range services and amenities to help make your stay more comfortable. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. Taxi services provided by the hotel make exploring Kota Kinabalu even more convenient. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the hotel's available parking, right on-site.
The hotel provides front desk services such as concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience. If you need, the ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at the hotel will keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room.
Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the hotel to allow cleaner air for all guests. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
Feel right at home during your stay at Gaya Centre Hotel. Some rooms at Gaya Centre Hotel are equipped with air conditioning for your convenience. In-room entertainment such as daily newspaper, television and cable TV is provided for guests in some selected rooms. The hotel also offers a refrigerator, bottled water, a coffee or tea maker and mini bar in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed.
It's good to know that a hair dryer and toiletries are provided in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Nothing starts a morning better than a delicious breakfast, which you can always enjoy in-house at Gaya Centre Hotel. Everyone loves a good cup of coffee! A coffee shop on-site means you can enjoy a cup of real, freshly brewed coffee every morning -- or anytime you feel like it. If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the hotel. Guests with dietary restrictions will appreciate a selection of cuisine types at Gaya Centre Hotel including halal options.
A night in at the hotel's karaoke rooms and bar can be as fun as a night out with your travel companions. Gaya Centre Hotel has vending machines that provide round-the-clock refreshment, at low cost.
Gaya Centre Hotel lets you make the most of your time! Once there, you can enjoy countless recreational facilities offered to all guests. Fitness lovers who want to keep up their routine on vacation can drop in at the hotel's fitness facility. Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the shared lounge and TV area. Pick up something memorable for yourself or those waiting for you back at home, at the shops and souvenir shops.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 92% of the city's accommodation.
Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated it above 98% of the city's accommodation.
It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 96% of other accommodations in Kota Kinabalu.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.3

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

862 mentions

Housekeeping

667 mentions

Internet

320 mentions

Food & Dining

152 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Malay

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fitness center
  • Karaoke
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurant [halal]
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Taxi service

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Closet
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily newspaper
  • Desk
  • Dressing room
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Internet access – LAN
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • LAN Internet in room [free]
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • American
  • Continental
  • Halal
Restaurants on site

Gcafe Restaurant

  • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte
Location
Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens P.O. Box 13751, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88843
Exceptional
Location

9

Airports

  • Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
    7.6 km
  • Labuan Airport (LBU)
    119.6 km

Public transportation

  • South Bus Terminal
    1.8 km
  • North Borneo Railway
    4.9 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Watson
    140 m

Shopping

  • Gaya Street Sunday Market
    410 m

Convenience store

  • Orange 24 Hours
    30 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    70 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Kota Kinabalu City Mosque
    180 m
  • Signal Hill Observatory Platform
    320 m
  • Gaya Street Sunday Market
    410 m
  • Night Market
    820 m
  • Mamutik Island
    1.3 km
  • Sabah State Museum
    2.9 km
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
    7.9 km
  • Sapi Island
    7.9 km
  • Manukan Island
    8.4 km
  • Poring Hot Springs
    14.0 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Wisma Sabah & Gaya Centre
    70 m
  • Scuba Paradise
    70 m
  • Iwase Books
    90 m
  • Japanese Shiatsu & Reflexology
    90 m
  • The Borneo Shop
    100 m
  • Suria Sabah Shopping Mall
    110 m
  • Wisma Merdeka
    120 m
  • Watson
    140 m
  • Borneo Books II
    150 m
  • Standard Chartered Bank
    150 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-12 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • This is a strictly non-smoking property from April 1, 2016 onward.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)15 MYR

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYES
  • Number of floors14
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 258
  • Year property opened2010

Reviews of Gaya Centre Hotel from real guests

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Cleanliness7.8
Facilities7.3
Location9.0
Room comfort and quality8.1
Service8.1
Value for money8.3
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9.3
Exceptional
Matthew from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Twin
Stayed 3 nights in October 2011

"Good Hotel in a great position in Kota Kinabalu"”

Clean rooms, nice sized bathroom and shower and great spot to eat breakfast with sea views

My husband and I visited this hotel during a short stay in Kota Kinabalu. We were pleasantly surprised by the position of the Hotel between two big shopping malls and on the seafront. The reception area is very grand and the door men always provided a 5 star service for this 3 star hotel by holding the door for you as you came in or left. We were lucky enough to be upgraded from a standard room to a suite and the room was a great size with a nice desk, comfortable chairs and two beds (one double and one single). Whilst other reviewers say that for great views, you need to be on a higher floor, we were on the 2nd floor and were still able to see the sea out of our window which we hadn’t expected because of the reviews. All the bedding was spotless and the bathroom and shower was huge. The corridors were very large and spacious too and it gave the feeling of being in a very grand hotel. Even though it is stated to be 3 star, it felt more like a 4 star. The breakfast choice was just okay. We didn’t fancy asian food for breakfast (which there was a lot of) so the options were beans, eggs and toast which was okay. My husband actually asked if they had any cereal and they did bring us both some cornflakes but you need to ask for it if you like cereal. There was also fruit too. We weren’t really impressed with Kota Kinabalu itself but its handy as a base to use before doing trips to the Islands or Mt Kinabalu and if you love shopping you will love it! Would thoroughly recommend the Gaya Centre Hotel as a good place to stay in KK!

Reviewed October 20, 2011

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8.8
Excellent
Richard from Australia
Couple
Deluxe
Stayed 7 nights in September 2017

Repeat Stay Critique”

Three years ago we first visited Kota Kinabalu. Both my wife and I loved the place due to its laid back, calm and safe feeling. The shopping was good and relatively cheap, the island beaches sublime, and plenty of things to do. We stayed at the Gaya Centre Hotel then, which we found more than acceptable and were absolutely delighted at its location and cost. As we decided to visit Kota again, we also decided to again stay at the Gaya Centre Hotel. We were not disappointed as right from the get go everything was perfect. We arrived early so expected to have to wait until our room was ready, no it was ready. When booking, I had asked for a room on a high floor, we were put on the 12th floor overlooking the sea, and when we got to the room it was better than the room we had had the previous visit. It took the staff on duty no time to book us in, sort out power adapters and helped me solve a problem on my tablet logging on to the free wifi. As we had been travelling for a few hours and had little sleep the night before, we decided to have a meal delivered to our room. WOW, in a flash it was there, and very good it was too. A perfect start. Unfortunately, things tended to slip from there. There seemed to be a problem with housekeeping in that the bathroom was a bit smelly and an amount of mould was accumulating around the base of the mirror and shower tiles. The meal tray and used plates from our meal were not collected from outside our room, where we had put it on our first day, they were still there on the third day. I informed reception/dining room staff and within minutes it was gone. There was also an occasion when the room had only been partially cleaned, again this was rectified immediately after informing reception. What a shame this happened, as this leaves a lasting poor impression of the hotel. I have to say that the hotel is looking tired with hallway carpets looking very grubby and wallpaper torn in places, but generally the staff were excellent in

Reviewed September 26, 2017

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9.3
Exceptional
Richard from Australia
Couple
Superior
Stayed 11 nights in September 2014

Position, Position, Position!”

Location, Attentive staff, Value for Money

We spent 10 days at the Gaya Centre Hotel, and if we ever go back to Kota Kinabalu we would stay there again. Yes the carpets are a bit old, yes the Wi-Fi was awful (7th floor), yes the TV wasn’t the best quality picture, but…… the bed was very comfortable and the room was always cool and clean. The hotel is located between two shopping malls, one, the Suria is the best in town, everything else in town is only a relatively short walk away, three or four minutes or at most 10 minutes, the Sunday market only 300 metres, half the hotel faces the sea, as does the restaurant, yielding spectacular views, the ferry terminal is close by as are the various fresh (wet) markets, the staff are extremely helpful, and the food was better than OK, although after 5-6 days the breakfast buffet menu started to repeat. Additionally, there are many cafes and restaurants, within 600 metres or so. Overall our experience at the hotel was excellent, and when it is eventually refreshed / refurbished it would be an even more fantastic place to stay, and worth more than its three star status. For the price paid, the hotel was excellent value for money, and as stated earlier we would stay there again.

Reviewed November 13, 2014

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8.7
Excellent
Yee from China
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

Excellent hotel more than expected”

Beautiful seaview, very reasonable price, very good location, good breakfast

Gaya Centre is a hotel close to the Gaya Street, where many famous restaurants and food stores situated, and where the Sunday market displaced. The hotel is just opposite to the shopping mall Wisma Merdeka, which is a mall selling relatively cheap cloths, and especially have several money exchange stores with a good rate (the rates are relatively better than those at Warisan Square). More excitingly, around 10 min. walking, you can get to the Jesselton Port, where you can take the boat to various famous islands. In view of the above, Gaya Centre is at a very convenient location, which is the reason for us to choose this hotel. Afer we stayed for three days at the hotel, we found it worth more than that! The room is very spacious and clean, the bed is big and confortable, the washroom is clean, and shower is strong. Though our room is facing city view only, we could still enjoy the attrative seaview at the balcony outside the restaurant, where we took our buffet breakfast. The breakfast tasted good, though selection is limited. But with such a low price, I think this is more than enough. I will strongly suggest my friends to choose this hotel when they go to Kota Kinabalu in the future.

Reviewed December 21, 2012

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9.3
Exceptional
William from Ireland
Solo traveler
Superior
Stayed 4 nights in January 2015

Great, friendly, helpful staff. Great location.”

Service, comfort, location.

My stay here was excellent. The young staff were very helpful and friendly. The location is great, very central, right by the water with great views of the nearby islands and a stones throw away from all the amenities the city had to offer. They have a tour operator that can organize any of the main attractions in Borneo. Kota Kinabalu is a great place to stay if you only have a short time to take in the best of Borneo but I could see myself spending a lot longer here next time I go back and I can't recommend Gaya Centre Hotel enough. A good tip is to get breakfast straight away at 6.30, get a table outside and watch the little harbor come to life as the sun rises, definite photo op to make anyone back home stuck in work jealous.

Reviewed January 11, 2015

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9.7
Exceptional
Darul from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe
Stayed 1 night in October 2011

Excellent Beach Front Hotel at Affordable Rate”

excellent view of the coast of kk and nearby jesselton point, etc.

the best part of gaya centre hotel is that its located right at the beach front of kota kinabalu while only walking distance from the attraction of kota kinabalu. the hotel is next to the new suria sabah shopping mall and walking further toward north, you will find the jesselton point is only 10 minutes. otherwise walking 15 minutes toward south, you will find the kraftangan market and api business centre where you will find more shopping malls. the room is clean, spacious and very comfortable equipped with the basic facilities.

Reviewed October 07, 2011

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10.0
Exceptional
joycelin from Philippines
Family with teens
Standard Twin
Stayed 2 nights in May 2012

...the best place to stay in kota kinabalu!!”

location, good breakfast,hospitable hotel staff,new linens

my daughter and i have the same birthday that is may3 and we always make it a point to travel on birthdays and this kota kinabalu trip is really one of the best.The hotel has the best location, we got a seaview and its like we have a painting of nature in our room!!!!flatscreen,spotless cr and bath,looks like new, our rooms are cleansed everyday, alltoiletries replenished, tho without that much international channels which i hope the management should study about as well as no swimming.Our hotel is just beside the Suria Sabah , the newest and biggest mall in KK.and watching Avengers in the 3D even in the late night is still safe.Breakfast is a variety coz we stayed 4 days, its even a short walk to the Jesselton Port where we boarded a ferry for an overnight brunei trip. These are only superficial, the most important thing is the hospitality and professionalism shown to us by the staff in the hotel, from the time we went in, to the porter, to the Front office(Rajaie and others gave me a smile always) and for a traveler, that is welcoming. Surely , I can not think of any other hotel to stay when Ill go back to kotakinabalu the next time. The housekeeping even bid us a goodbye by wishing us well and waving her hands to say goodbye...how sweet the people are in Gaya City Centre Hotel....and the price...its value for money even more.....

Reviewed May 06, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Xi from Singapore
Couple
Deluxe
Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

Still My Favourite Hotel In KK”

Very good location, exceptional service, clean comfortable rooms, amazing view

Fourth time staying at the Gaya Centre Hotel and have always been happy to be back. Booked a Deluxe Double Room but got upgraded to a Panorama Room with a king-sized bed located on the 13th floor of the hotel. As always, very good location within walking distance to most of the shopping and food places in the city. Just right next to Suria Sabah Mall, across the road from Gaya Street and a 5 minute walk to Jesselton Jetty. Gaya Centre Hotel has always been my first choice in Kota Kinabalu and will continue to be so.

Reviewed November 17, 2012

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9.0
Exceptional
Edgar from Philippines
Couple
Standard Twin
Stayed 2 nights in March 2011

Quiet hotel with Great location and room amenities”

Room amenities and Al fresco cafe at the 4th floor

We stayed for 2 nights at the gaya centre hotel, it is a simple, quiet and fairly large hotel close to major shopping areas in kota kinabalu (big, small malls and sunday market are close walking distance to the hotel) rooms are large, there is a great cafe in the 4th flr. staff were friendly and accomodating. there are also terrific eating locations near for seafood, halal or malay types of cuisine. the hotel is also near the jetty port for diving or island hopping to near islands. overall, the hotel is a good hotel for shopping, diving and relaxing.

Reviewed March 14, 2011

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10.0
Exceptional
LIK from Malaysia
Family with teens
Family Room
Stayed 3 nights in February 2011

Very basic, affordable hotel”

Cleanliness

we stayed at the gaya centre hotel for a total of 3 nights. it was our base for our travels around sabah. the following is a summary of our notes: 1. cleanliness - the room was clean (new carpet, new furniture). the bathrooms were ok. we were bothered by the smell of sewage from the sink (they didn't use u-tubes for plumbing). 2. location - the location was good. it is located across the street from the wisma merdeka mall and a handful of tour agencies, as well as walking distance to the central and filipino markets (approx 15 min). 3. rooms - the room was definitely on the smaller side. we had a room with a partial seaview. all rooms come with a small refrigerator. 4. service - the service was good. the hotel had an empty, eerie feeling, almost like there were no other people staying there except us. we did not see any other guests during our stay. although free internet was advertised, they did not tell us that their entire 12th floor was not wired for internet. we decided to move rooms just so that we could use the internet. however, this hotel seemed to have recurrent periods of internet outage which was terribly frustrating since they could not fix the problem even within a 48 hour period. 5. sleep - beds were very hard. the worst part about the room was the traffic noise until about 1am. the hotel must not have renovated their windows because even on the 12th floor, the cars passing by sounded like we they were right outside our window.

Reviewed February 10, 2011

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9.3
Exceptional
Rodrigo from Brazil
Solo traveler
Standard Twin
Stayed 4 nights in June 2012

Great value for the price”

Location, price

The Gaya centre is an excelent option in Kota Kinabalu either for leisure for business. A great location, a short walk from the jetty to Tunku Aman Marine park and to restaurants and shoppings. The price is amazing considering the clearness and the quality of the facilities. The only con about the hotel is the internet service. There's no wifi at the bedrooms and the wired internet does not work if there are many users at the same time.

Reviewed July 08, 2012

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9.0
Exceptional
DYLAN from Malaysia
Business traveler
Standard Twin
Stayed 1 night in October 2011

Well refurbished rooms!”

Clean room with new furniture, close to Borneo Books

i'm usually not impressed with hotels in kota kinabalu, as both the more expensive as well as cheaper ones are usually a bit run down the gaya centre hotel is an old hotel that has just been refurbished. the rooms are extremely comfortable, a good size with new furnishings. location is also good, especially that it's close to my favourite hangout - borneo books at wisma merdeka! the only thing is there are no other facilities such as gym, spa, swimming pool, tennis court etc.

Reviewed October 24, 2011

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9.0
Exceptional
Garry from New Zealand
Family with teens
Standard Twin
Stayed 4 nights in July 2012

Great Value, Top Location”

In the centre of everything, waterfront views, great value and efficient service

This is the third time we have stayed in Gaya Centre Hotel. Each time the hotel impresses us with its great value and perfect location next to Wisma Merdeka and Suria shopping malls at the heart of town. It is right next to the waterfront with great views out the islands and the harbour. The rooms are simple, clean and functional, the staff are friendly, courteous and efficient and the hotel offers exceptional value that you would not expect in this location. Breakfast choices are not huge, but at this price, they are reasonable. There are food courts in Wisma Merdeka and Suria where you can dine reasonably and numerous other restaurants around the immediate vicinity. Boats out to the islands can be found at Jesselton point just 200m away and numerous travel, dive and adventure tour businesses operate in Wisma Sabah next door. Good pubs and nightlife can be found at the basement of the Hyatt and further along the waterfront.

Reviewed July 20, 2012

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9.0
Exceptional
Siti from Singapore
Group
Standard Twin
Stayed 3 nights in June 2011

Not Luxurious but Extremely Value for Money”

Friendly Staff. 10 Min walk to Filipin Market. Comfortable Beds

our short 4day stay in kota kinabalu was made more pleasant by our stay in gaya centre hotel. the location was excellent with just 10 minutes walk from filipin market. despite being in the city centre, we had an excellent seaview. our hotel is located right beside suria sabah shopping centre. distance from the airport is about 15 min drive. beds were very comfortable, tv channels were good. very value for money for a three star hotel. i would stay there again if i was in kk in future.

Reviewed June 25, 2011

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9.0
Exceptional
Eric from United States
Couple
Standard Twin
Stayed 1 night in March 2012

Quality stay in good location”

location, room comfort

The Gaya Centre Hotel offers good quality rooms in a perfect location along the waterfront of Kota Kinabalu. The Suria Sabah Mall is directly next door and the waterfront markets (craft and food) are just a short walk away. There were always taxis waiting outside the hotel, so getting to the airport and places a bit further from the city center was never a problem.

Reviewed April 07, 2012

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9.0
Exceptional
Ayumi from Japan
Solo traveler
Standard Twin
Stayed 1 night in October 2013

Customer oriented hotel. Never disappointed. ”

Hotel facilities, Location, and Trained hotel staff.

Gaya Centre Hotel is the best in its loacation. It stands right next to the Suria Saba, a huge shopping mole. (No need to ask taxi or shuttle bus!). We can enjoy nice sea view by walking along the habour front. We can cover all main shopping centers in KK by walk for 20-30 mins. Gaya Center Hotel is indeed customer oriented service. In a room, we have pen & memo, iron, hair dryer,and extra toilet papers. There is a kiosk. It seems a normal; however, it is not a normal! I also stayed other hotel in KK which price was the same as the Gaya Center Hotel. No pen & memo, no iron, no hair dryer, and no extra toilet papers. Maybe we are OK without such an extra service, but Gaya Center Hotel has! It makes us a very comfortable hotel life. Thank you very much!

Reviewed October 19, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
Jess from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in February 2013

a-m-a-z-i-n-g!”

Clean room, friendly and helpful staff and service, amazing view from the room, prompt cleaning services, cheap, affordable

this is my 2nd time back here at this hotel and my first time was somewhere in june 2012. i had a great 1st experience here and my 2nd was just as good. my partner and i arrived early at the hotel and despite putting a remark on our booking, stating that we'll be arriving for an early check-in, the normal check-in time was only at 2pm. to be fair to the other guests, we decided to stay and wait since it was raining in kk when we arrived, we could not go anywhere. but at 2pm, the staff told us we needed to wait a little longer as our superior queen bed room was not cleaned yet. since my partner and i had nothing much to do, we continued waiting. then, one of the staff called us and told us that we were upgraded to deluxe queen bed room as they felt bad for keeping us waiting for the room to get cleaned. although, our room was at a far end of the corridor, we still managed to get a sea view from our upgraded bedroom. also, there was one time, i went out with my partner about 12pm and we put the 'please clean my room' signage at the door knob, and to my surprise, when we came back to the room about 1pm, it was cleaned and tidied up already! that shows how prompt their cleaning services are! even the staffs were friendly and knowledgeable when i asked for directions around the city and etc. it is my second time back here at gaya centre hotel and i never regretted one single bit! it is cheap, affordable and even if it's classified as a budget hotel, the service felt 5 star!

Reviewed March 03, 2013

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9.3
Exceptional
Karl-Heinz from Germany
Couple
Standard Twin
Stayed 1 night in July 2011

nice hotel ba waterfront”

location

gaya centre hotel should not be mixed up with gaya hotel which is a place for so called world traveller who we do not really like. the place is by the waterfront of kota kinabalu and really very nice when it comes to comfort, reliability and friendliness of the staff. have your breakfast outside with a wonderful view over the bay.

Reviewed August 10, 2011

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9.0
Exceptional
Ishaq from Indonesia
Group
Family Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2012

clean and superb location”

the location is best features of this hotel

I stayed just one nite at this suite room of this hotel with 2 double bed for 4 person. The toom was quite big, clean and tidy. The bathroom was very clean also. Superb location since side by side with Mal Suria and Istana mlMerdeka. The view from this hotel was great, u can see Gaya Island surrounded by the sea. 5 minutes walking distances to Jesselton Point, nearby gaya walk center, padang bus terminal and also filifino market..very great location for the money u have spent. I will absolutely stay at this hotel again during my time at Kota Kinabalu

Reviewed October 02, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Aidan from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 7 nights in May 2012

Great Value!”

Large Rooms!

My stay at the Gaya Centre Hotel in Kota Kinabalu was extremely good! I found that the rooms were very large and well appointed with coffee kettle and bar fridge. I was put into a room on an upper level with views of the city. The buffett breakfast was very good offering eggs, baked beans, sausages, beef bacon (muslim country so no pork), coffee etc etc, Service was great as well

Reviewed June 27, 2012

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