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at The Jesselton Hotel

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... Staff were very welcoming especially on reception. The room was lovely, comfortable bed and spotlessly clean Definitely...
Comfortable stay in a spacious room with bar fridge, shower-over-bath and kettle/tea/coffee. Great location with the waterfront...
... Laksa. Breakfast was freshly made and served in a small room on the third floor...conveniently close to our room! For...
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Is there any connecting room in this hotel?
Answer from Jesselton_Hotel
Dec 2019 |
... Yes, we do have connecting rooms available for the superior room category. You may check out our website for more information...
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Cowards wrote a review Oct 2022
Mow Cop, United Kingdom41 contributions65 helpful votes
We stayed here for 2 nights at the beginning of our stay in Borneo. Perfect location on Gaya Street for the weekend food markets and the Sunday Market.
Staff were very welcoming especially on reception.
The room was lovely, comfortable bed and spotlessly clean
Definitely worth a stay if you are in KK for a few days.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Food market is on Friday and Saturday nights. Definitely worth a visit.
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4evaLuv-Holidays wrote a review Oct 2022
Far North Coast, NSW374 contributions243 helpful votes
Comfortable stay in a spacious room with bar fridge, shower-over-bath and kettle/tea/coffee.
Great location with the waterfront an easy walk from hotel. Surrounded by convenience stores, restaurants, massage places and 7/11 if you feel like a cold beer!
Friendly efficient staff. We were able to leave luggage at the hotel until we returned from further travels in Sabah.
Hotel is an easy drive from the airport…less than 30 minutes.
This is not a modern hotel, but is very charming and authentic.
We would choose to stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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simsu66 wrote a review Sep 2022
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom591 contributions141 helpful votes
We stayed at the Jesselton for 1 night as were stopping over in KK between trips from Mulu to Sandakan.

The hotel itself was built in the 1940's after the war and retains many of these features which add to the charm of the hotel. Having said that the common areas and the rooms do all seem a bit tired and could do with a bit of a refresh. I do appreciate that the hotel has only recently re-opened following the pandemic and this could be a contributing factor.

The location is great and there are dozens of local cafe's and restaurants were we had a great bowl of spicy Laksa.

Breakfast was freshly made and served in a small room on the third floor...conveniently close to our room!

For a short stay in KK The Jesselton was fine and I much prefer these boutique type hotels to the main chain hotels.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Gillboy wrote a review Feb 2020
Canterbury, United Kingdom74 contributions50 helpful votes
I stayed at this hotel for 4 nights and recommend it to those who want a hotel with character in Kota Kinabalu. The location is very central, just 10 minutes walk to the seafront and market. There are a lot of restaurants within 5 minutes walk including a nice Italian restaurant. There is also a nice cafe on the street corner where i had a good breakfast.

The room was comfortable and clean. I had a view over Signal Hill, there was some traffic noise. but not enough to prevent me from having a good night's sleep.

The hotel restaurant was under restoration, but there are many places you can eat close to the hotel.

The only negative was that my room was not cleaned until 3pm everyday. i found this annoying when i wanted to return to room after lunch to relax. However, all in all i enjoyed my stay based on the great location and the colonial character of the hotel.

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Date of stay: February 2020
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Travel Monkies wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom19 contributions58 helpful votes
We stayed 5 nights, strongly recommended if you are staying KK. This is not a very big chain hotel but very cosy and have a character.

Locaion: great! 10 min easy walk to Jesselton Point, 5 min walk to nearest shopping mall, 2 min walk to laundry (service wash Rm18, done by nice lady), in front of hotel for Sunday morning market & weekend evening food market, lots of eating places on the same street (most breakfast opens 7)

Service: 5 star! From the booking on line to the check out, staff was very kind and very attentive. Newspaper "Borneo Post" sent to the room every morning was nice especially not many hotel provide papers nowadays. In addition it was nice to know local news too.

Room: very clean and spacious. Room 214 was near to the traffic lights and could hear noise a bit.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Velle San asked a question Dec 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia21 contributions
Is there any connecting room in this hotel?
Answer from Jesselton_Hotel
Dec 2019 |
Hello Velle_san, Thanks for your enquiry. Yes, we do have connecting rooms available for the superior room category. You may check out our website for more information or contact us directly should you require further clarification.
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Janet Bennet asked a question Mar 2018
Kuching, Malaysia14 contributions4 helpful votes
hi. is their any car park for customer? and do this room have bathtub.
Answer from Tin Yan C
Mar 2018 |
Yes the room has bath tub but I think there’s no car park especially during Sunday due to Sunday market
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