Gaya Centre Hotel - Kota Kinabalu5.98672, 116.0767
The heritage Gaya Centre Hotel is a 3-star venue providing guests with 24-hour room service, laundry and ironing service. Offering accommodation in the 14-story building, the hotel combines Chinese architecture and modern facilities.
A major location gives quick access to Sabah State Museum, which is 3 km away. The venue is set within 5 km from Kota Kinabalu city center.
There are a market and a shopping mall within a quick reach of the hotel.
It will take a 15-minute drive to get to Kota-Kinabalu International airport.
For a pleasant stay in Kota Kinabalu Gaya Centre Hotel offers 260 guestrooms complete with high-speed internet, a private safe, LCD TV, a writing desk and a CD player. Guests will enjoy views of the South China Sea from their rooms. They also feature en suite bathrooms fitted with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries.
Eat & Drink
Offering Italian and French meals, Little Italy is around 150 meters away.
The hotel offers a storage room, a car park and a lift as well as computers, a business center and a conference room for guests' comfort.
Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.
No parking available.
Number of floors: 14. Number of rooms: 260.
Free Wi-Fi in rooms
24-hour room service
Bar/ Lounge area
Indoor swimming pool
Sports & Fitness
- Fitness centre
- Shuttle service
- 24-hour room service
- Self-service laundry
- Dry cleaning
- Tours/Ticket assistance
- Newspaper service
- Snack bar
- Bar/ Lounge area
- Business centre
- Meeting/ Banquet facilities
Spa & Leisure
- Indoor swimming pool
- Leisure/ TV room
- Sea view
- Free Wi-Fi in rooms
- Air conditioning
- Individual heating
- In-room safe
- Sitting area
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Ironing facilities
- Rollaway beds
- Hair dryer
- Free toiletries
- Down/Feather pillows
- Flat-screen TV
- Plug adaptor
- AM/FM alarm clock
- Carpeted floor
Rooms and availability
2 Single beds
2 Single beds or 1 Double bed
2 Single beds or 1 Double bed
- City landmarks
great view of sea/ beach from the room and good service from the staffs
the carpet in the room looks old and quite dirty.
Superb sea view (remember to request a high floor and sea view when booking) Very efficient friendly staff. Reception staff have deposit refunds and documents waiting and ready. Restaurant staff will provide wholemeal bread for toast if you request it the day before. Great value special price on weekend buffet/steamboat (over 55s pay RM25++ per person for crab, prawns, chicken, beef, lamb, several varieties of fish, and much more) Locality - easy walking distance for most amenities
Bathrooms have an inadequate venting system. Although they are immaculately clean, they always smell a little stale. I suspect this could be fixed.
At reception was a sign that check-in was only after 2 pm & the check-in staff seemed to relish that or is this common in KK hotels? One of the check-in staff was cold n brusque. For RM190 per night, I can find better value elsewhere.
The cold food every morning unless you were up at 6.30am
Comfortable and nice clean rooms
Lack of swimming pool and/or gymnasium
Breakfast ... Not much choice & not catering for Westerners
Idea location, despite being at the centre of the city yet away from the congestion.
No Wi-Fi service in the room only in the lobby.
I like the way they serve customer, their communications to us especially at the counter were very friendly and good.
Only one thing at room got a little bit of dust at the back of television, inside the drawer. So make sure the room, toilet and bathroom make it clean.
Very strategic location.
Need to improve the cafe. They take some times to clear the table and to add on the food and drink.
The hotel was in the perfect location for being able to walk around the city. Close to the jetty and close to excellant food in the malls and on the streets. The staff of Gaya were very welcoming. The staff we had most contact with was the housecleaning staff and they were so nice and helpful all the time. The breakfast was wonderful with a very good section of Asian and Western food. With the bonus of a fabulous view. I would definately stay at the Gaya Center again and not bother to look for other accomodation.
It was advertised that there was wifi in the rooms but there definitely was not and for a lot of our stay there was not even wifi available in the lobby. When we were able to get it in the lobby the signal was very weak.
strategic location, between 2 famous shopping malls in KK. Friendly staffs who ready answer questions. Fast Wireless connection in lobby. Clean room with high speed LAN connection. Powerful hot shower as well
No a specific room for luggage storage, only place a corner on the lobby. smelly bathroom.
The location is good and staff are very helpful.
The room is small and there is a smell from the drainage system in the toilet.
It was value for money. A clean and comfortable hotel which provides sufficient facilities for a stress-free stay. The staff were polite and efficient. A number of restaurants and shopping malls are available within the vicinity of the hotel. It is within walking distance of the local souvenir shops and the jetty that takes passengers to nearby islands.
The hotel does not provide parking facilities. I had a difficult time parking the car during office hours. The breakfast meal is far from satisfactory. Although there was some variety, after two days I felt as if there was nothing to choose from. Could do with better coffee and quality bread.