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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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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Getting around

  • Taxi service

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Convenience store
  • Room service
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Coffee shop
  • Bar

Access, services, and conveniences

  • Postal service
  • Daily housekeeping
  • security [24-hour]
  • front desk [24-hour]
  • Check-in/check-out [express]
  • Luggage storage
  • Newspapers
  • Laundry service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area

Working and staying connected

  • 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 capacity 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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  • 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

Thanaporn L. from Australia
Stayed one night in August 2016
great location, dated but clean hotel
situated in the centre of old town, restaurant and cafe are just steps away from hotel
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Andrew L. from Malaysia
Families with older children
Stayed one night in August 2016
Great location.
Reviewed August 17, 2016

Anita M. from Australia
Solo travelers
Stayed 3 nights in July 2016
Comfortable Stay!
Value for money. Clean, safe and comfortable! Will be happy to return anytime,
Reviewed August 08, 2016

MAI T. from Vietnam
Families with older children
Stayed one night in July 2016
a very nice hotel
a hotel at convenience location with value for money.
Reviewed July 12, 2016

Ken C. from Malaysia
Business travelers
Stayed 3 nights in June 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.
Reviewed July 11, 2016

Chee H. from Malaysia
Stayed 2 nights in July 2016
first timer
Old Name with old legend, but needs for upgrade.
Reviewed July 07, 2016

Ngan L. from Malaysia
Business travelers
Stayed 4 nights in June 2016
Still has room for improvement. To have more channels
Reviewed July 02, 2016

ASHLEY A. from Malaysia
Stayed 4 nights in May 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.
Reviewed June 13, 2016

Xin Z. from Hong Kong
Stayed 2 nights in October 2015
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.
Reviewed June 11, 2016

Illy R. from Malaysia
Families with young children
Stayed 3 nights in August 2015
The hotel was spacious and cozy. the location is perfect as it is located in the hustle and bustle of Gaya Street.
Reviewed May 25, 2016


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