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Manana Borneo Resort

Kampang Pituru Laut, Kota Belud 89517 Malaysia
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#4 of 15 Speciality lodging in Kota Belud
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Kampang Pituru Laut, Kota Belud 89517 Malaysia
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hex83 wrote a review Mar 2018
Zurich, Switzerland6 contributions4 helpful votes
The Homepage is still on Web but you can't get in Contact with them. We stayed in an other Place close to where Mañana was. There they told us that Mañana is closed since around 1 Year. Hope this information is us full for other travellers. Mañana still recommended in Lonely Planet.
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Date of stay: March 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Michael Ganz wrote a review Mar 2018
5 contributions2 helpful votes
We have tried to reach the resort for a reservation but didn't get any answer from them. From the divecenter who where placed at the resort we were informed, that the resort is now closed since some time. Thats why this divecenter mentions aswell, that they are no longer based at manana resort.
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Georgia L wrote a review Feb 2018
Bristol, United Kingdom34 contributions4 helpful votes
The sunsets I saw here were second to none other, which somehow made up for the lack of running/warm water, locks on doors to guest rooms and life vests. If you’re of a nervous disposition, don’t stay here, but if you like adventure, meeting new friends and stunning interrupted beach vistas do visit. Just insist on a life jacket when travelling from the pier at Kota Belud to the beach resort. My friend and I stayed for 3 nights which was more than enough. Taxi drivers didn’t seem overly comfortable with the remote location of the resort and we were glad to have left our large backpacks in Kota Kinabalu. Some of the best memories were made here on our trip in October 2016 - just don’t expect too much!
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
Adam T wrote a review Jul 2017
38 contributions34 helpful votes
Phoned these guys days ahead, got a curt conversation saying the days I wanted to come were free, and to whatsap the details to the same number. No subsequent reply to whatsap messages or emails. Figured it may be signal is bad there, so made the trek out to Pituru Laut anyways. Was met by a whole bunch of locals who finally told me the real story, the place is closed indefinitely, possibly because their boat is broken, but given the long list of bad trip advisor reviews, probably because these guys just give up. Met a German couple who even spoke to a guy over the phone the day before on the same number, and ended in the same situation, stranded in this tiny village on the coast. Thankfully we were all saved by the Dragon Pearl Beach Resort, which was not far and in hindsight a far better alternative. Don't waste your time with Mañana.
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
cathvandijk wrote a review Jun 2017
Pringle Bay, South Africa15 contributions5 helpful votes
I don't know where to even start, so I will begin with the good points: It has a very beautiful, isolated, relaxing and peaceful beach (beware of the jellyfish.) However, we experienced many different problems. On our first day, we were picked up in a very broken boat (which was actually very entertaining!) When we got to our room, we realized we didn't have any toilet paper in our room so of course, we asked for some (there was no bum gun to compensate for no toilet paper.) We were barely acknowledged and told us they had none. The next day (after a terrible nights sleep in a very uncomfortable bed) the couple staying in the room next door left and a new couple arrived. They didn't replace the bedding, towels etc - I had already suspected the bedding and towels weren't clean due to the smell, but the staff couldn't care less that we had noticed this. I asked for a new (clean) towel which I was once again, barely acknowledged and needless to say, I never received it. The following day they ran out of running water too. My partner and I would have left but unfortunately we already paid 3 days upfront. Overall - it is extremely overpriced, dirty and the staff are rude (besides the man that rides the broken boat.) I really have no problem roughing it, but to pay $37/per night and not receive toilet paper, clean bedding and towels and no running water isn't justified to me. Also, the food was expensive for how average/terrible it was... I really hope the staff changes their attitude and tries to accommodate their guests more because this really is such a special beach with so much potential!
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Date of stay: May 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Manana Borneo Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Manana Borneo Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and kids activities.
What food & drink options are available at Manana Borneo Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.