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All reviews oldest hotel gaya street old colonial style boutique hotel sunday market walking distance excellent location small hotel kinabalu national park rooms are comfortable third floor air conditioning local food short stay strategic location kk kota
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Reviewed 4 August 2018

This is a nice hotel, friendly and accommodating staff. Comfortable stay and nice and clean. Breakfast is sort of in the restaurant attached and that was delicious. Close to centre of town so walking distance to restaurants etc

Stayed: August 2018, travelled with family
Thank Beki64
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Reviewed 4 August 2018

Excellent location, you can walk to almost all places. Rooms are clean; airconditioning system is great. Good and efficient front desk staff.

Cons: The bathrooms need to be upgraded, especially the bathtubs which are all stained and just terrible. Perhaps getting rid of the bathtubs and installing showers instead would be better.

Another suggestion is to have a working universal electrical outlets in each room. The hotels we had stayed in during our travels had universal electrical outlets so we were not carrying an adaptor. We requested the front desk for one and they did loan us one to use during our stay (thank you for that),

Stayed: July 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank S C
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Reviewed 31 July 2018

We stayed in this hotel for the first 2 nights of our honeymoon. Based on other hotels we stayed at in Sabah, we found this one to be perfectly adequate, if a little dated. Furniture and decor was quite 1960s but benefits include air conditioning and adequate sound-proofing from the street below. We found staff here to be more formal and less personal than anywhere else we stayed which was a bit of a shame. The restaurant attached to the hotel is also quite pricey for Borneo, but the food was delicious. We ventured out to the water front for our meal on the second night and felt that the hotel was in a safe area even at night time. Within 5 min walking distance is the tourist information board who can give you lots of tips about what to see and do in KK.

  • Stayed: July 2018, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Monica H
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

The hotel is within walking distance in place to visit in Kota Kinabalu, and is also a safe place to walk around too. The hotel staff are very helpful and friendly too, with winning smiles. The room is tidy, clean and the bed and pillows are comfy for a good night sleep. If it wasn't for work, I would have stayed longer in bed, walked around the premises and stayed in bed again. Maybe next time. Well done to the hotel staff!

  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled on business
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Thank Borneon_Angel
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

The Jesselton is a central and friendly hotel which was clean and comfortable for the two nights we stayed while in Kota Kinabalu. The only downside for us is there was no breakfast as part of our stay, but we knew this before we arrived. Was otherwise great for what we needed while we explored the city. Particularly recommend a few nearby restaurants - Nagasaki (Japanese), Emperors Delight (Chinese) and Little Italy (Italian).

Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
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