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The Jesselton Hotel

69, Jalan Gaya,, Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88000
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According to 10 guests
Nice & comfortable. Suitable for family
Zulaikha R.
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Based on 536 traveler reviews
24-Hour Front Desk

Nearby attractions
Signal Hill Observatory Tower
(0.18 km)
Gaya Street Sunday Market
(0.24 km)
Milimewa Superstore
(0.26 km)
Suria Sabah
(0.29 km)
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Review by Traveloka users

7 Traveloka customers have stayed in this hotel and given reviews:

Rooms looks worn, remote for TV wasn't working, needed to be replaced. Our other room, the was not remote for AC, needed to ask.
It was a very pleasant stay at the hotel. Requested for some decoration for anniversary celebration to surprise my husband, the hotel did a very good job. Such a classic yet elegant hotel decoration, room is very clean and spacious, the waiters at the restaurant and also the staff at reception are all very friendly. Will definitely come back to this hotel.
Nice & comfortable. Suitable for family
comfort. strategic location British colonel atmosphere
Nice hotel. Close to the city with good room setup. Not noisy and very clean
Things are a bit old and no revamp. Others services and comfort are excellent
Spacious rooms, friendly staff, good location.
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Strategic location
Strategic location. In the middle of the bustling Gaya Street. Famous food eateries are all nearby. Souvenir shops, banks, convenience stores are nearby too. One can jog to nearby signal hill for a nice view of KK town
Family - Nov 7, 2017
The Jesselton Hotel
Great location in the heart of Kota Kinabalu City centre. It is surrounded by major shopping centers, eateries, famous cafes, banks. The rooms are huge and the restaurant offers nice yet affordable meals. The staffs are friendly.
Business - Nov 5, 2017
Great hotel with near excellent service
This is probably one of the best hotels in KK. The staff is friendly and wants to satisfy the customer needs. The breakfast is really really good. It is a la carte, so no buffet. If you have to get up early and can't make it with breakfast at 7.30,at request you can begin having breakfast at 7 already, or choose to have a take-away sandwich (not so tasty) and fruits (tasty!). The rooms in front of the hotel are quiet, the ones at the back are actually noisy.
Couples - Oct 26, 2017
Hugh B
Unique, elegant, and authentic
The Jesselton is a wonderful place to base a stay in KK, with a terrific central location, cozy, well-appointed rooms, and a somewhat faded elegance that reflects its history as one of the city's top hotels of an earlier era. We spent two rainy nights in October, and loved the Jesselton for easy access to the waterfront (and night market), nearby shops and restaurants, and the lovely and not too busy Gaya Street. We were fortunate to stay on a weekend, and the Sunday Gaya Street market is not to be missed. Rooms in the Jesselton are old-school elegant, and while the hotel could use a good renovation (room electronics look to be sophisticated circa 1990s, or earlier), everything was clean, comfortable, and in good working order. The exception in our room was a chair with a cushion that was absolutely impossible to make comfortable, as though it were hell-bent on ejecting any hapless guest who tried to sit in it. Bedding and all linens were high quality, and extremely comfortable. The Jesselton staff were wonderful: Friendly, helpful, and extremely professional in providing a high-level of service. Our 4:30 a.m. departure included a friendly send-off from the staff on duty, with a neatly and thoughtfully boxed breakfast for our flight. There are plenty of modern, more spacious, and generic high-end accommodations to be found in KK. But for a classy, comfortable, and authentic experience, we'd come back to the Jesselton without hesitation.
Couples - Oct 20, 2017
The Bayu Restaurant is fantastic!
Although we didn't stay at the hotel, we ate at the Bayu Restaurant, on the ground floor. The menu is varied, and delicious. The staff were friendly and extremely helpful (specially Lydia, who is amazing). The price is also reasonable, with lunch and dinner banquets on offer. Definitely a place to visit for a good feed!
Family - Oct 15, 2017
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Hotel facility


Hotel policy

  • In-room Facilities
    • Bathrobe
    • Bathtub
    • Cable TV
    • Desk
    • Hairdryer
    • In-room safe
    • Minibar
    • Shower
    • TV
  • Hotel Services
    • Bellhop
    • Doorman
    • Front desk
    • 24-hour Receptionist
    • Laundry service
    • Luggage storage
    • Newspaper in lobby
    • Tours
  • Food and Drinks
    • A la carte breakfast
    • A la carte dinner
    • A la carte lunch
    • Restaurant with AC
    • Breakfast
    • Breakfast and dinner
    • Breakfast and lunch
  • Nearby Facilities
    • ATM/Banking
    • Beauty salon
    • Gift shop
    • Grocery
    • Hair salon
    • Shops
    • Supermarket
  • Public Facilities
    • Coffee/tea in lobby
    • Elevator
    • Restaurant
    • Room service
    • Safety deposit box
    • WiFi in public area
  • General
    • AC
    • Ballroom
    • Connecting rooms
    • Non-smoking room
  • Accessibilty
    • Accessible bathroom
  • Business Facilities
    • Conference room
  • Connectivity
    • Free WiFi

Check-in and Check-out Time

Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM

Staying at The Jesselton Hotel is a good choice when you are visiting Kota Kinabalu.

The hotel has a very good location, also near the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI), which is only 6.06 km away.

This hotel is very easy to find since it is strategically positioned close to public facilities.

About The Jesselton Hotel

When staying at a hotel, the design and architecture are two important factors that can spoil your eyes. With its unique setting, The Jesselton Hotel provides a pleasant accommodation for your stay.

Splendid service together with wide range of facilities provided will make you complain for nothing during your stay at The Jesselton Hotel .

24-hours front desk is available to serve you, from check-in to check-out, or any assistance you need. Should you desire more, do not hesitate to ask the front desk, we are always ready to accommodate you.

Savor your favorite dishes with special cuisines from The Jesselton Hotel exclusively for you.

WiFi is available within public areas of the property to help you to stay connected with family and friends.

The Jesselton Hotel is a hotel with great comfort and excellent service according to most hotel's guests.

With all facilities offered, The Jesselton Hotel is the right place to stay.

Pets are NOT allowed.

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