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The Jesselton Hotel

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 December 2016

The Jesselton hotel is in a great location- very central and everywhere in the city is easy to walk from there. Nice lobby, the room was comfortable and clean. Staff were always smiley and helpful, overall we had a very pleasant stay.

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KL
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We went to KK for a meeting and the location of this hotel is a walking distance from the bank we worked. Our admin staff has mixed up our room by booking queen bed for the two of us. However the hotel manager has use her discretion to upgrade our deluxe with 2 single beds. The staffs were very friendly...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 23 November 2016

I stayed for three nights very recently. The staff were excellent. The hotel was charming and very clean. It was also very affordable. The room was perfect. The location was excellent and I look forward to staying there again. I highly recommend the Jesselton Hotel. 9/10.

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1Thank 176osulle176
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Dropped by Kota Kinabalu overcthecweekend and ended up.in this antique,boutique hotel.It's one of the oldest Hotels in KK,but there has been much renovation,and upgrade throughout the years.the all famous Gaya Street market is just at its main entrance.therefore souvenir shopping is definitely a breeze.The restaurant Wishbone definitely serves some of the most amazing food you could ever dream of,and the...

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Hastings, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

The hotel maintains so many lovely period features and has that 1950's feeling to it, we loved the lights, paneled doors etc in the room. The location is perfect for getting to the main markets and close to all the best restaurants. It also houses Kudos, 8/431 restaurant on TripAdvisor, a great place to eat. The downside would be the...

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Kendal, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped five nights with breakfast included. The waiting staff were a bit niggly over what was included in the breakfast. This is a really nice hotel, reception fine nice area, staff pleasant and helpful. Room was a good size nicely furnished, kettle and complementary soft drinks, beer and bottled water. Bed was a bit hard but ok. Toilet clean with...

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Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for 5 nights and it is a very nice, clean and comfortable hotel. The WiFi works well in the bedroom, free newspaper and water every day. Nice and central to wander around the town. Only downside is the traffic noise, but we have learned to always travel with earplugs and so used them on this occasion and...

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Thank Dawn M
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Good side: The location is very great - sitted on Gaya street, all the famour local food are all around, and Jesselton Waterpoint Jetty are just a 10 minutes walk from the hotel. Down side: The staff at the front desk looked very drowsy, and never smile a little. The room is small, with very old amenities, and it costed...

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TheJesseltonHotel, General Manager at The Jesselton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Yuan E, Thank you for choosing The Jesselton Hotel and for reviewing your recent visit. We appreciate your endorsement on our location and value your feedback, as it helps us to improve the service we deliver to our guests. It is with deep regret to hear of your disappointing experience with us, which is far from the service we...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 5 nights for a visit to KK, we found this a great base to explore the city, it was about a 10 minute walk to Jesselton Ferry Point which was very handy. Local shops, bars and restaurants are all within walking distance. The staff are friendly and polite. I am a light sleeper and the only downside...

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Jesselton_Hotel, General Manager at The Jesselton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Taraferguson123, Thank you for your kind review. I am delighted to learn that you have enjoyed your stay with us and that the hotel's location is highly accessible to your needs. Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused by the noise from the air-conditioning unit. Please be assured that your feedback is well noted and have been...

Peregian Springs, Australia
Reviewed 23 October 2016

The Jesselton Hotel was in a very good location for walking in Kota Kinabalu. It is a small hotel - around 30 rooms so not one of those impersonal hotels with huge open areas and loads of people milling around. We had a comfortable room on the second floor with air conditioning we could actually adjust to a temperature we...

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Jesselton_Hotel, General Manager at The Jesselton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Susan G, Thank you for your kind review. It is lovely to know that you found the stay worthwhile as the ambience was to your liking and the hotel’s strategic location was easily accessible to your needs. Please be assured that your feedback about the washroom has been duly noted for future planned changes. We look forward to welcoming...

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Address: 69 Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: RM221 - RM341 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Jesselton Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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Also Known As:
Jesselton Hotel Kota Kinabalu
The Jesselton Hotel Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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#7 Family Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#8 Romantic Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
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