Excellent 8.2
Based on 1235 reviews

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About The Jesselton Hotel


This renowned boutique hotel, situated in the prime location of Kota Kinabalu, is a pleasant hotel offering exquisite personalized service. A history of more than 50 years assures guests that this hotel is experienced with handling all their needs in a professional and prudent fashion. Inside The Jesselton Hotel, expect nothing less than the timeless beauty of colonial architecture, right to its lift services and the rooms. Each room is furnished with matching colonial-styled furniture and a host of modern amenities like broadband Internet services, a flat screen television with international channels, a mini fridge, hair dryer, en-suite bathrooms, and plush bathrobes and sarong for that Asian touch. If you wish to ride the London cab from the hotel to the airport rather than using the limousine, you are welcomed too! The Jesselton Hotel is the perfect venue for travelers who want an elegant colonial-styled accommodation and refined service.
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  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • taxi service

Food & beverage

  • convenience store
  • room service
  • restaurant(s)
  • coffee shop
  • bar


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • daily housekeeping
  • laundry service
  • dry cleaning

Guest services

  • postal service
  • express check-in/check-out
  • luggage storage
  • newspapers
  • tours

On-site facilities

  • elevator
  • shops
  • smoking area

Health and security

  • 24-hour security
  • 24-hour front desk
  • safety deposit boxes

Business & money services

  • photocopying

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Malay
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Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-2 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 3-10 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • Guests over 10 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 2:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Distance from City Center: 1 km
Distance to Airport: 20 km
Number of Floors: 4
Number of Rooms : 31
Time to Airport (Minutes): 20
Year Hotel Built: 1954
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Recent customer comments

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.1
  • Facilities 6.9
  • Location 9.2
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.4
  • Service 8.3
  • Value for Money 8.2
  • Food/Dining 7.1

July 12, 2016
a very nice hotel
a hotel at convenience location with value for money.

Ken C.
July 11, 2016
Right place for foods lover like me :)
Choose the hotel as I love to spend time with friends - having drink and food while chit-chatting. The reception upon arrival was helpful but not all. Nevertheless, good choice for city stay and short term.

Chee H.
July 07, 2016
first timer
Old Name with old legend, but needs for upgrade.

Ngan L.
July 02, 2016
Still has room for improvement. To have more channels

June 13, 2016
Look antique and vintage but the truth is not revealed in the pictures
It is one of the worst hotel we ever stayed. Initially when we checked in we got a smoking room. The smell was horrible then we got changed to another room but the view was not like the earlier room. The shower pressure was not enough and the water was not hot. The room was not clean as I could see the dust. Even though the location is a minuz because the hotel need a serious upgrade on the building and furniture. Most of the items in the hotel is falling apart and shabby. The hotelier better do something or they lose it all.

Xin Z.
Hong Kong
June 11, 2016
Very convenient
The location is great and hotel building is with a long history. The room is generally clean but still have room to improve.

Illy R.
May 25, 2016
The hotel was spacious and cozy. the location is perfect as it is located in the hustle and bustle of Gaya Street.

Luke V.
United Kingdom
May 25, 2016
Cant write any negatives about this hotel. Great value, Lovely staff. Fantastic location. Right next to signal hill. Rooms are fantastic. Really a special place to write home about.

aau H.
May 21, 2016
Very clean and so many good food nearby and shoping mall...

Soon T.
May 05, 2016
Great Location but Old Building
1st of all. I actually love the location. Within 1KM radius you would be able to visit most of the famous restaurant and cafe in KK. If you stay here during the weekend, the famous Gaya Street Market is just in front of the hotel and you can do you shopping there. But the hotel building is very old and will notice it once you enter into the lift. This hotel definitely need a renovation. Will I stay at here again? Its a big MAYBE.