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The Jesselton Hotel

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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)
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24-hour front desk
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Complimentary instant cofffee
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Tony G wrote a review Apr 2005
Kent UK599 contributions518 helpful votes
This really was a find in the heart of KK. Nice clean rooms and delightful public spaces. Probably the best hotel in KK in terms of style, class and value for money. The lounge Bar is lovely if a bit small but the cafe is excellent value and the restaurant is pretty solid though certainly not cheap. Loved the Lounge Bar waiter who has been working at this hotel for over 40 years. All the staff were superbly attentive and helpful. Nearby is the best eating establishment in KK - Little Italy - an absolute must with its fresh pasta attentive service and delightful atmosphere. As a previous reviewer said this is an excellent alternative to the Hyatt, it's only blemish for me was the lack of a swimming pool. That facility would have got it an extra star rating.
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Date of stay: April 2005
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Wayfarer64 wrote a review Jan 2005
Victoria, BC, Canada57 contributions98 helpful votes
I'm always a little weary of the so-called boutique hotels, but the Jesselton in Kota Kinabalu truly is a class act and I can't say enough about it. Lovely, colonial style rooms, all the usual room amenities, and quiet. I would have liked a few more toiletries (for the price I was paying), example: a toothbrush, razor would have been nice, but a minor complaint. The staff were extremely attentive and helpful and the breakfast (included in the room price) was just what the doctor ordered. The location is central, and if you are looking for a top end alternative to the nearby Hyatt, the Jesselton is a sure bet. If you are emerging from the Borneo jungle or from the tough trek to the top of nearby Mt Kinabalu and you want to reward yourself with a bit of luxury, check this hotel
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PRICE RANGE
US$45 - US$63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
jesselton hotel kota kinabalu
LOCATION
MalaysiaSabahWest Coast DivisionKota Kinabalu DistrictKota Kinabalu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
44
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