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.
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!
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.
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.
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…