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…
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!!
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.
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.
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.