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The Jesselton Hotel

69 Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu 88000 Malaysia
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#13 of 141 hotels in Kota Kinabalu
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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
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Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
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Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Non-smoking hotel
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Smoking rooms available
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Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Malay
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junara wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore, Singapore537 contributions63 helpful votes
This historic hotel is located at the end of a row of shophouses along the famous Gaya Street. A new annex is formed from the 2nd story of the next lot of shophouses which is where we had our room. It looked out onto the back street and further into a main road, and is reasonably quiet. The rates are very good value. The room was very cosy, with good furnishings (open cabinetry) and fittings. The bed and pillows were very comfortable and we felt very much at home throughout our time there, considering this is one of the few stays we spent a lot of time in the room. Our stay was quite enjoyable and staff were very helpful especially when we had to extend another night as one of our party was not feeling well. Lots of channels and cable TV helped us tide over that too. We
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Date of stay: December 2019
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MontpelierGuy wrote a review Dec 2019
Montpelier, Vermont261 contributions395 helpful votes
We had a three night stay. The room was clean and freshly appointed. Fluffy white sheets and pillows. Very comfortable. The staff was helpful and attentive. Well located with lots of shops and restaurants nearby. Very reasonably priced for the quality of the accommodations.
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Date of stay: November 2019
2 Helpful votes
Velle San wrote a review Dec 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia21 contributions
First time stay. Love the hotel. It’s clean and with nice Christmas Deco. It look super cute with the colonial beauty. During check in, I have requested early check in which is at 12noon due to I had an event at 1pm. The lady at front desk was friendly enough to provide the room. They upgraded us to the new wing room. Room is clean. But it’s quite small though. Unfortunately the bath towel that are provided is smelly. I guessed it was smoke smell. Otherwise everything is perfect. Will be back by Jan 2020 to KK. Will definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Kumi N wrote a review Dec 2019
Osaka, Japan202 contributions56 helpful votes
This Hotel is old but convenient to go anywhere around the city. and value for money. especially This hotel is located at Gaya st. so You can go to Sunday Market there is infront of Hotel. You can go to famous and popular Reastrant at gaya st.
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Date of stay: November 2019
gary202020 wrote a review Nov 2019
Scarborough, United Kingdom21 contributions2 helpful votes
Even before I arrived I was impressed by the service.I emailed the hotel 2 weeks before my arrival to ask about day trips around Kota Kinabalu.Nora sent me a list of all the tours available and a good description of what each tour entailed and very kindly offered to book my tours.I did 3 tours and each one was great with good guides.I had a new boutique room which was large,very clean and contained everything I need for a comfortable stay.There are plenty of choices for breakfast which you choose from the breakfast menu.All the food I had was very nice.What makes the Jessleton hotel stand out from many hotels is the kind and friendly staff who work there and the attention to detail.If I were to visit Kota Kinabalu in the future the Jessleton hotel would be my first choice as
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Date of stay: November 2019
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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