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The Jesselton Hotel

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69 Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu 88000 Malaysia
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#13 of 141 hotels in Kota Kinabalu
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The Jesselton Hotel welcomes business and leisure travelers alike with a central location in the heart of the city and an array of selection for places to visit; encapsulating the full lifestyle of a city life within a tropical haven. Located on 69 Gaya Street, the hotel doors open to a Sunday Market which has become the place to go on for some retail therapy. Another great place to experience the culture and the livelihood of the Sabahan families on a Sunday outing. The hotel is just a few minutes’ walk from the Sabah Tourism Corporation office, KK Heritage Walk and Night Market, Shopping Malls and about a 20 minutes’ drive from the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA). The prime location also provides an easy access to a whole range of dining options including Italian, French, Western, Asian and fusion cuisines, which are all available within walking distance to the hotel. Experience for yourself this wonderfully inspiring one of a kind colonial jewel in KK!
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Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
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David_Mcld wrote a review Nov 2019
Singapore, Singapore9 contributions8 helpful votes
Stayed for the second time, this is certainly the place to stay if you are looking for a convenient location with great rooms in Kota Kinabalu. This time we stayed in their newly renovated rooms for 5 nights, the boutique category, stylish and comfortable. The staffs are friendly and very helpful. Love the wine area next to the lobby too. Amazing stay and will definitely return again.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Jen K wrote a review Nov 2019
Oakville, Canada9 contributions
It is centrally located but KK has very little to offer a tourist in comparison to the rest of Borneo. Use the airport to get out of there. The Jesselton, a once famous hotel, is not a decrepit hole with nothing to offer the traveller. There was broken glass in the bathroom, 50% of the room had wet carpet from the overhead AC, and the water was brown. You definitely don't get the feeling of Hollywood here!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from Jesselton_Hotel, General Manager at The Jesselton Hotel
Responded 25 Nov 2019
Dear Jen K, Thank you for sharing your comments and we are sorry to hear of your less than satisfactory experience. Though the incident regarding the broken glass was being rectified immediately when informed, please accept our sincere apologies that we fell short of your expectation on this occasion and rest assured that your valuable comments were personally brought up to the attention of the departments concerned in order to make the necessary improvement. Meantime, I would highly appreciate if you could connect with us at hkm@jesseltonhotel.com with more information regarding the wet carpet in order for us to investigate and follow up with you directly. We greatly appreciate your kind patronage and hope your experience on this occasion will not mar your overall impression of the hotel. Your positive feedback on the hotel’s strategic location in the city is much appreciated. We hope that you will give us another chance to recover your impression of the hotel and look forward to a chance to welcome you back again. Warmest Regards, Michelle
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nasserdr wrote a review Oct 2019
George Town, Malaysia3 contributions
The location is great. Right on Gaya Street where there is always something going on, on weekends (Gaya Market). Food shops within walking distance from the hotel. Do try the Vietnamese Restaurant, the local Kopitiam and small restaurant across the street behind the hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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johnfred4 wrote a review Oct 2019
Preston, United Kingdom313 contributions71 helpful votes
Stayed at the beginning and the end of a holiday, Large comfortable room. Good bed and bathroom. Lift and stairs access all floors. Small breakfast room - no buffet service but adequate choices on the menu and good food. Polite and friendly service. Convenient location for shops, markets and coast.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from Jesselton_Hotel, General Manager at The Jesselton Hotel
Responded 18 Oct 2019
Dear johnfred4, Thank you for sharing your feedback and we are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us; particularly on the comfortable room, service and convenient location. Indeed, our hotel is located within the financial district and enjoys close proximity to places of interest nearby. There is also an abundance of choices when it comes to food & beverage that are available within this area for your dining pleasure. We appreciate your time in sharing this review and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Warmest Regards, Michelle Chong
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been_there1963 wrote a review Sep 2019
Brunei Darussalam, Asia105 contributions14 helpful votes
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Here's my take. 1.Room (approx USD100/nite) Comfy, snuggly and super clean. Non smoking. You can enjoy your puff downstairs outside... and meet new people. 2.Food (between USD5-25) There are really really good restaurant nearby. Just a stone thrown and within walking distanceFrom indonesian,Chinese and Italian.The Next Block, a mediterranean restaurant, serves fine food. Room service is... muuaah.. bellisimo. 3. Bar I don't drink. If I did, it would be here. See my pics. 4. Service Fast. Friendly and personal. Enjoy the warm chats with the staffs. They'll help you. And good tips on places and which tour agents are good. Local knowledge makes the differences. 5. Privacy Excellent. Period. Well..except on Sunday. 6. Happenings Friday nite food market. A must. Enjoy
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from Jesselton_Hotel, General Manager at The Jesselton Hotel
Responded 18 Oct 2019
Dear been_there1963, Thank you for taking your time to write this generous review of us. We strive to create memorable hotel experiences for our guests and are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us; particularly on the comfortable room, service and convenient location. Indeed, our hotel is located within the financial district and enjoys close proximity to places of interest nearby. There is also an abundance of choices when it comes to food & beverage that are available within this area for your dining pleasure. We appreciate your time in sharing this review and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Warmest Regards, Michelle Chong
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PRICE RANGE
US$45 - US$63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
jesselton hotel kota kinabalu
LOCATION
MalaysiaSabahWest Coast DivisionKota Kinabalu DistrictKota Kinabalu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
44
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