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The Jesselton Hotel

69 Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu 88000 Malaysia
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#13 of 163 hotels in Kota Kinabalu
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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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, Malay
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RainbirdM wrote a review Sep 2019
Kent, United Kingdom183 contributions255 helpful votes
We spent a total of four nights at this lovely hotel right in the centre of Kota Kinabalu. The first two nights were with our son, and we got upgraded to the suite which was a lovely treat. The room had been well prepared for us with an extra bed, towels and water for three and was extremely comfortable and spacious. The included breakfast was good, and was prepared to order from a menu. After an absence of four days, we returned without our son for two more nights. We were in a standard double room this time, which was still very comfortable, but we were on the road side this time so could hear traffic and motor bikes at night. Breakfast wasn’t included in this stay, so we ordered from the menu and paid. It seems it is a separate company, because we were unable to put the
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Date of stay: August 2019
5 Helpful votes
Response from Jesselton_Hotel, General Manager at The Jesselton Hotel
Responded 18 Oct 2019
Dear RainbirdM, Thank you for sharing your delightful experience with us. Your wonderful comment warms our heart and gives us great motivation in providing our guests the best service. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future! Warmest Regards, Michelle Chong
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Sally R wrote a review Aug 2019
London, United Kingdom60 contributions10 helpful votes
We stayed here 3 nights - 2 at the beginning and 1 at the end of our tour. First 2 nights the rooms were ok but shabby and breakfast was a farce with 1 waitress bringing items one at a time to each table. However our last night was like a different hotel! We had lovely refurbished rooms, a good breakfast and went back a few days later for cocktails I would recommend but ask for a refurbished room!!
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Date of stay: August 2019
2 Helpful votes
Shark Stewards wrote a review Aug 2019
San Francisco, California9 contributions
This old hotel is a charming relict from the past in the historical Gaia district. The staff are great- they let us wait in the lobby at 5 Am due to flight cancellation and were able to get us in early. Food and craft vendors sell their wares at night on the street outside and Sunday market. It is next to Signal Hill which has a great view of the harbor and islands, and the old clock tower, one of the few remaining structures after the allies bombed the occupied Japanese forces in WW II. Check out the old photographs of KK before it became a strip of malls and traffic jams. This part of KK still retains charm and some peace, and the Jesselton Hotel is a great place to experience it.
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Date of stay: July 2019
AztecLife wrote a review Jul 2019
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom545 contributions120 helpful votes
Spent one night here on arrival in Borneo before catching our flight to Sandakan. An ideal base for the night, close to the Waterfront and several bars/shops plus a quick transfer from the airport. Had 2 rooms which were a good size, had a huge comfy bed and air con was good. A little dusty in places and bathroom a little tired. The breakfast was okay and more convenient than having to find somewhere to eat before leaving. Staff were friendly. Can recommend El Centro which is nearby if looking for a tasty evening meal.
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Date of stay: July 2019
John T wrote a review Jul 2019
Wingham, United Kingdom224 contributions93 helpful votes
Stayed here for 3 nights, found the room and hotel, clean and comfortable. The staff were business like and friendly. The location is good with easy access walking to the sea front and downtown. WiFi works well. On Fridays and Saturdays between 6 pm and 2 am there is a food street market a little further down Gaya Street,mans on Sundays there is a general market outside the hotel which means that traffic cannot get to the front of the hotel. It has an attached restaurant Nextdoor which provides breakfast and food all day. I had a room at the rear which was slightly noisy, if i stayed again I would request a room at the front. Thank you Jesselton for an enjoyable stay.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Response from Jesselton_Hotel, General Manager at The Jesselton Hotel
Responded 18 Oct 2019
Dear JohnT854, 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 certainly look forward to welcoming you back to The Jesselton Hotel when your travels bring you back to this sunny island again! Warmest Regards, Michelle Chong
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US$45 - US$63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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MalaysiaSabahWest Coast DivisionKota Kinabalu DistrictKota Kinabalu
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