The Jesselton Hotel
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The Jesselton Hotel

Exceptional location
Stay in the heart of Kota Kinabalu
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8.2
Recommended by 90% of guests
Value for money8.2
Distance to city center1 km
Location rating9.2
Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Distance to airport5.4 km
Has restaurantYes
  • Heart of the city

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

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8.4
Excellent
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Deluxe Double
Deluxe Double
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  • City view
  • 30 m²/323 ft²
  • 1 king bed
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Superior
Superior
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  • City view
  • 23 m²/248 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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Suite
Suite
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  • City view
  • 40 m²/431 ft²
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Twin
Deluxe Twin
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  • City view
  • 30 m²/323 ft²
  • 2 single beds
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Deluxe Triple
Deluxe Triple
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  • City view
  • 30.56 m²/329 ft²
  • 2 single beds
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Superior Double + Breakfast
Superior Double + Breakfast
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  • Shower
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Deluxe Room Double Bed
Deluxe Room Double Bed
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  • Shower
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Deluxe Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds
Deluxe Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds
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Junior Suite
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8.2
Excellent
Cleanliness8.2
Facilities7.1
Location9.2
Room comfort and quality8.4
Service8.4
Value for money8.2
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9.2
Exceptional
Hong from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Superior
Stayed 1 night in May 2018
Lee from Malaysia”
Clean and cozy room! Good location.
Reviewed July 16, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
ANGELA from Malaysia
Couple
Superior
Stayed 1 night in June 2018
Classic hotel in an urban area”
A very classic hotel in town. Love every classical details in the hotel. Great location as well.
Reviewed July 01, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
Wu from Singapore
Group
Deluxe Double
Stayed 2 nights in June 2018
Good ”
Nice environment, friendly staff, good location. Maybe because of worldcup, very very noisy at night. Didn't sleep well.
Reviewed July 01, 2018
6.0
hj from Brunei Darussalam
Couple
Superior
Stayed 1 night in June 2018
Very good, central location, grand building.”
Very good, central location, grand building.
Reviewed June 30, 2018
8.4
Excellent
chee from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Superior
Stayed 2 nights in June 2018
Location, Location, Location”
Best for food, walkabout, logistics to anywhere, hotel will old charm and character of colonial past.
Reviewed June 29, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Hye from South Korea
Couple
Superior
Stayed 1 night in April 2018
Good for value”
Stayed for a night. Friendly staffs and great location. Near a famous Raksa place.
Reviewed June 27, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Ainah from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Superior
Stayed 2 nights in June 2018
Great Stay in a Heritage Hotel in Kota Kinabalu”
If you want to experience staying in a hotel with the feel during the British colony era, then Jesselton Hotel is the place for you. It is a small and cosy hotel and surprisingly, extremely clean with wonderful friendly staff. It is conveniently located in the middle of the city with many F & B outlets, convenience stores, banks and malls nearby. Plus point if you stay on Sunday is to get to visit the Gaya Street Sunday market along the whole street in front of the hotel. The down side will be parking space as it is really tough to a spot if you are driving or renting a car especially during working hours. Overall highly recommended to all!
Reviewed June 21, 2018
6.8
Good
Cornelis from Netherlands
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 4 nights in April 2018
REVISITING”
The hotel is getting older but still tops
Reviewed June 15, 2018
8.8
Excellent
Susanne from Australia
Solo traveler
Superior
Stayed 2 nights in June 2018
Lovely place to stay”
Close to Jesselton jetty which is great if you want to travel to the islands by ferry. Close shopping centres, filipiono market, Sunday street market, Observation Hill and many restaurants. Room was lovely, clean and spacious.
Reviewed June 12, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
GEKLAN from Malaysia
Couple
Superior
Stayed 1 night in March 2018
Honest and helpful hotel staff.”
The hotel staffs are so helpful and honest that they return my uncle's bag untouched after a day at hotel "lost & found" room. My uncle's bag was left at the hotel lobby sofa, totally forgotten until the hotel staff call him. Thank you very much and this hotel is highly recommended.
Reviewed May 20, 2018
8.4
Excellent
Gerard from Singapore
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 1 night in May 2018
Tastefully elegant ambience”
We were upgraded to the suite by the reception desk. The furnishings were beautiful and the overall hotel ambience is delightful.
Reviewed May 16, 2018
8.4
Excellent
John from Philippines
Couple
Superior
Stayed 1 night in May 2018
Very nice boutique hotel in a great location”
Beautiful vintage room and great location 😊 our stay was almost a 10/10 with great customer service unfortunately a renovation was being done in the main lobby and our bath tub was not working. Nevertheless still a great stay.
Reviewed May 09, 2018
7.2
Very good
Alex from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior
Stayed 2 nights in April 2018
Colonial or just old?”
We really wanted to like this hotel. We are lucky to have stayed in some great ex-colonial hotels throughout the world, and yes they were considerably more expensive than this so we were not sure what to expect. The hotel is decorated in 1950 original fittings and furniture which has a certain charm, but unlike other ex colonial hotels it hasn’t been maintained and is now just old and a bit run down. For example the chairs in the room had their stuffing poking out, the lights didn’t turn on until we had played with the wires behind the master switch that was hanging off the wall. To be fair the staff in the hotel were very nice, the location is good, it was on the whole clean and it does have some history being the oldest hotel in the area. However it is badly in need of renovating. Many old colonial hotels have been renovated and kept their old world charm. I hope the jesselton will get the same treatment in the future, but as it is other hotels might be a better choice.
Reviewed April 20, 2018
7.6
Very good
Otto from Philippines
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 4 nights in April 2018
nice little hotel”
its a nice old hotel with charme in good location, not far from waterfront..walking 15 min...room was good and had charme, staff was friendly and ok...breakfast is not provided from the hotel but they have a small coffeshop..limited selection only and a fine dining malay restaurant was is also not bad...its not a 5 star hotel with swimingpool etc but we know that and than its ok..would stay there again..
Reviewed April 19, 2018
7.2
Very good
Eve from Singapore
Couple
Superior
Stayed 1 night in April 2018
not bad”
Cheap, clean and convenient. The hotel is not bad. Pillow too flat though. Our room facing main road, quite noisy as can hear the cars and motorbike passing by.
Reviewed April 18, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Bethan from Qatar
Group
Deluxe Twin
Stayed 3 nights in April 2018
Vintage KK ”
This is one of the oldest buildings in KK and the first ever hotel. There's no pool or gym, but do keep in mind that this was build in the 60s in the middle of what used to be a jungle. It's location is fantastic and for the money, it makes it an outstanding hot to stay in. Staff are very friendly and welcoming. Stayed here for 3 nights and I highly recommend it.
Reviewed April 13, 2018
7.2
Very good
Cheryl from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Superior
Stayed 2 nights in April 2018
Avoid Room 112; otherwise, very nice”
I had a late check-in and the hotel was full; I seem to have ended up with the worst room in the hotel, 112. It was like a cave with a small window looking out over the back entrance. The shower water did not get hot and the mini fridge was broken. The hot water did get fixed, but I had to push and complain. The manager did offer complementary breakfast for my stay to make up for the problems. Fortunately, I was able to get a room on a higher floor the second day. It was a lovely room.
Reviewed April 13, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
HUI from Australia
Couple
Superior
Stayed 1 night in March 2018
Nice”
Good
Reviewed March 19, 2018
8.8
Excellent
Ernest from Brunei Darussalam
Couple
Deluxe Twin
Stayed 4 nights in March 2018
grand old hotel”
Love this hotel, atmosphere so special. staff amazing.
Reviewed March 12, 2018
8.4
Excellent
Mohd from Malaysia
Couple
Superior
Stayed 1 night in March 2017
Affordable”
Booked for 1 night for normal room, got free upgrade to deluxe room. great service, complete amenities, booked for 2nd night still got free upgrade to deluxe room.
Reviewed March 07, 2018
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