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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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Property amenities
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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Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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English, Malay
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Anton Anton wrote a review Jun 2019
Makati, Philippines23 contributions7 helpful votes
Couldn't ask for more from the friendly and smiling staff. High tea is a must and worth going back. Rooms are majestic and spacious. Reminds me of a time warp to the 19th century. Thank you Jesselton for making a our stay in KK an unforgettable one
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Date of stay: May 2019
Response from Jesselton_Hotel, General Manager at The Jesselton Hotel
Responded 18 Jul 2019
Dear antonrockwell, Thank you for sharing your delightful experience with us. Your wonderful comment warms our heart and gives us great motivation in providing you 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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FreshprinceofBA wrote a review Jun 2019
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia585 contributions81 helpful votes
Located in the mid of town which easy access to all amenities. Nice quiet rooms and well kept. Ask for room facing city as the other side could be noisy with traffic at night. Small little lovby with a wine shop adjacent. Did not try the breakfast
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Date of stay: May 2019
Response from Jesselton_Hotel, General Manager at The Jesselton Hotel
Responded 18 Jul 2019
Dear FreshprinceofBA, 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 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 look forward to your visit again! Warmest Regards, Michelle Chong
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Nick B wrote a review May 2019
South Wales, United Kingdom202 contributions138 helpful votes
I was upgraded since I wanted a quiet room on Gaya Street as opposed to the busier main road on the other side of the hotel, but even so I wasn't impressed. At £40 a night, it wasn't very good value compared to Kuching where I stayed at a better hotel for almost half the price. Nothing was uncomfortable or terrible but there wasn't enough light in the room, since there was no overhead lighting and the room wasn't terribly clean. Indeed a half bottle of body lotion had been left by the previous occupant and not replaced and it continued not to be replaced over the 2 nights I was here. Other irritations were: only tepid water in the shower and an inadequate shower curtain, weird lighting turn on and off arrangements that were awkward, slow internet and early noise from hotel
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Date of stay: May 2019
wolfisin wrote a review Apr 2019
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia171 contributions66 helpful votes
This hotel is one of the oldest hotels in KK. If you're ever in the city and walking around Gaya street, you'd probably pass it. In fact, you'd probably miss it. But if you keep a keen eye this hotel's facade will call to you. Outside and inside this is a beautiful hotel. While it is rather small, it makes up with all the small details. The beds are extremely comfortable, the rooms are very quite despite being next to the main road and the curtains block out a lot of the sun. In fact, the rooms are so comfortable, you'd probably spend a lot of time in it. The staff are friendly but this hotel's location is like amazing for those who want to explore the area and the price is very very reasonable. I highly recommend this stay.
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Date of stay: April 2019
2 Helpful votes
Response from Jesselton_Hotel, General Manager at The Jesselton Hotel
Responded 14 Jul 2019
Dear wolfisin, Thank you for your kind feedback and it is very comforting to read that you enjoyed your stay with us; particularly on the comfortable room, friendly service and convenient location. It will be our pleasure to provide you another delightful stay on your next visit. Warmest Regards, Michelle Chong
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JackEzrie wrote a review Apr 2019
Sabah, Malaysia27 contributions56 helpful votes
Great stay. right in city centre and in the middle of gaya street. During sunday there will be a sunday market. The room is cozy and clean. The staff are extremely polite andvery welcoming. I highly recommend this hotel
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Date of stay: January 2019
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US$45 - US$63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
jesselton hotel kota kinabalu
MalaysiaSabahWest Coast DivisionKota Kinabalu DistrictKota Kinabalu
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