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Splendid stay at Ayana Holiday Resort

RATE

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Nestled among lush greeneries, Ayana Holiday Resort makes a perfect hideaway for fabulous stay at highland Kundasang.

Whether you are travelling as a family, a couple, a group of friends, or solo, this hidden retreat has room for everyone.

This rustic mid-range accommodation stays hidden since it is not visible from the main road. But, rest assured you will not miss the Ayana signboard.

If you are planning a staycation trip to the highland, the Ayana Holiday Resort is located just about 400 metres away from the Bundu Tuhan junction towards the direction of Kundasang town.

Its chalets sit on the lower slope of the hill, surrounded by trees and overlooking the Bundu Tuhan village. At certain times of day, passing clouds cover Ayana bringing cool breeze to the peaceful surrounding.

The heavy mist becomes quite a charm and an attraction among visitors. Passing cars will stop at the side of the road near Bundu Tuhan vegetable stalls, and sightseers take opportunity to capture the misty moment with visibility reaching up to almost zero.

Such is definitely an added experience for guests staying at Ayana Holiday Resort.

As far as the eyes can see. Ayana Holiday Resort overlooks Bundu Tuhan village.
Clouds travel from low land Kampung Kiau to Bundu Tuhan, passing Ayana Holiday Resort.
Close to zero visibility.

ROOMS

Ayana takes care of guest’s privacy, offering a choice for comfort stay depending on your needs. The accommodation is divided into Summer House (standard room), Terrace House (deluxe room and superior room), and a Holiday House to accommodate a bigger crowd.

Located on the same floor as the resort front desk, Ayana standard room (1 queen bed) has a shared balcony, while deluxe room (1 queen bed) and superior room (1 queen bed and 1 single bed) each has a private balcony. The Terrace House is at the bottom hill.

All rooms are equipped with basic amenities like television, towels, and complimentary coffee making facility.

Ayana Holiday Resort layout.
Ayana Terrace House surrounded by nature.
Ayana Superior room.

Unlike other rooms, the Holiday House provides extra comfort and convenience for guests. Want to throw a party while holidaying with family and friends? Then opt to stay here and make yourself at home.

The Holiday House can cater between nine to 12 people. It has three bedrooms and each room has a queen bed and a single bed, as well as a private toilet.

At Holiday House, guests can do their own cooking, have meal at the dining hall, and gather for some fun activities at the living room.

Holiday House living room connecting to the dining hall.
Holiday House dining table.
Holiday House kitchen is equipped with refrigerator, cooking stove, kettle, cookware, plates, bowls, and cutlery.

PRICE

Ayana room accomodation is priced between RM92 and RM163.

The rate is cheaper during weekdays but sligtly expensive yet affordable on weekends. The price hike is common as weekends is peak season.

As for Holiday House, the rate is priced at RM559 on weekdays and RM720 on weekends.

However, you may, if you want, ask for a discount. The front desk will gladly givea a discounted price especially for walk-in guests.

FACILITIES

• parking bay

• BBQ pit (RM30 additional charge)

• cafe / restaurant (The resort itself has no in-house cafe but there’s a nearby restaurant called The Cottage Cafe.)

• private toilet

• en-suite shower

• free WiFi Internet access (Need no worry. You can still get connected while being away from work and busy city life.)

Ayana Standard room.

Please take note there will be extra charges if you want extra of something.

Blanket – RM10/pcs

Pillow – RM5/pcs

Towel – RM5/pcs

PLACES OF INTEREST

Ayana Holiday Resort sits between Pekan Nabalu and Kundasang town.

It is 17-minute drive away to Pekan Nabalu and a 14-minute drive away to Kundasang.

If you want to be extra adventurous, take a 20-minute walk to Malaysia’s first World Heritage site – Kinabalu Park. Otherwise, it is only a two-minute drive away.

In Kundasang town, visit the War Memorial to learn about the World War II and Sandakan-Ranau Death March history.

From the War Memorial, take a 15-minute drive up the Mesilou hilly road to Desa Cattle Dairy Farm and try out their exclusive yogurt, ice-cream, and milk flavours – available only at the premises.

A 30-minute drive from Ayana Holiday Resort will take you to Ranau town. From here, it is another 28-minute drive to the Poring Hot Spring. Below is a list of places to explore while staying at Ayana.

PROS & CONS

Pros: Its strategic location puts Ayana Holiday Resort as best option of stay in Kundasang. Clean and modern-rustic room decor. Number of rooms is decent and not crowded, perfect for those who need a quiet getaway time. Friendly staff and walk-in guests can get discount.

Cons: Not disabled friendly. Most rooms like the Terrace House are located at bottom hill, with staircases. Hence, may not be convenient for senior citizens with mobility problem unless staying at the Summer House or Holiday House. Lack in-house cafe.

OTHERS

  • Office opening hours: 7.00am – 9.00pm
  • Check-in time: After 2.00pm
    Check-out time: Before 11.00am
  • No excessive noise after 9.00pm

Contact:  +6 014 6636 636 / Email: AyanaHolidayResort@gmail.com

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