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The Jesselton Hotel

3.5-star hotel in Downtown Kota Kinabalu with restaurant and bar/lounge

  • Free WiFi
From
S$69

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69 Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu, 88000, Sabah, Malaysia
8.4.Very good.
  • It was not mentioned at Expedia or by the hotel that the inhouse eatery (breakfast area)…

    Dec 25, 2019

  • Loved the location and the history and the friendly staff

    Dec 19, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Convenient
Shopping
Walkable
Dining options
Safe
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 32 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry service

For families

  • Refrigerator
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair dryer
  • Coffee/tea maker

What’s around

  • In Downtown Kota Kinabalu
  • Gaya Street Sunday Market - 2 min walk
  • Wisma Merdeka - 2 min walk
  • Suria Sabah Shopping Mall - 4 min walk
  • Signal Hill Observatory Platform - 5 min walk
  • Atkinson Clock Tower - 5 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Deluxe Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Junior Suite Room
  • Boutique Queen
  • Boutique King
  • Boutique Extra

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Downtown Kota Kinabalu
  • Gaya Street Sunday Market - 2 min walk
  • Wisma Merdeka - 2 min walk
  • Suria Sabah Shopping Mall - 4 min walk
  • Signal Hill Observatory Platform - 5 min walk
  • Atkinson Clock Tower - 5 min walk
  • KK Esplanade - 6 min walk
  • Kota Kinabalu Waterfront - 6 min walk
  • Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal - 8 min walk
  • KK Plaza - 8 min walk
  • Kota Kinabalu Central Market - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Kota Kinabalu Intl. Airport (BKI) - 16 min drive
  • Tanjung Aru Station - 9 min drive
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69 Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu, 88000, Sabah, Malaysia

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 32 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-6:30 AM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
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In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Working away

  • One meeting room

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Elevator

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Malay

In the room

Home comforts

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Freshen up

  • Partially open bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Mandatory feesPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property beginning January 1, 2022. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of MYR 25 per person (approximately)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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FAQs

  • Yes, The Jesselton Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 6:30 AM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Party Play Lifestyle Cafe (3-min walk), Nagasaki Japanese Restaurant (3-min walk), and Shoney's (4-min walk).
8.4.Very good.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Front desk Ms Lea was helpful, cheerful. Booked us Grab and help us look out for the car. Recommended a good shopping place for us. Just hope hotel will check on aircon or carpet, once we stepped into our room, we had itchy throat and start to sneeze. Air feels dry and can’t sleep well.

    CynthiaTeo, 3 night trip with friends, Oct 30, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Very good location, clean and friendly staffs.

    Soo Hwei, 1 night family trip, Oct 27, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Old hotel with old world charm

    It was a short stay but the room is nice and clean and the location is the best you can ask for in KK.

    Chee Yeu, 1 night business trip, Oct 3, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Good location with plenty of good food nearby. Supermarkets within walking distance.

    2 night family trip, Sep 28, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Hotel has a lovely character and the staff were excellent.

    1 night trip, Dec 25, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    We stayed for 5 nights just before Christmas. Our room was on level 2 facing Gaya Street and hence it was very noisy late into the night because the restaurants served the supper crowd, and noisy again early in the morning when goods vehicles arrived to load the shops. The room had light bulbs that kept blowing and replacement did not happen unless I asked for it.

    EDDy, 5 night trip, Dec 19, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very comfortable room. Staff pleasant and helpful. Pity that hotel renovations were proceeding making it somewhat noisy during the day.

    2 night trip, Jan 18, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Comfortable stay.

    The Jesselton Hotel is right in middle of town and there are many eating places nearby. It is one of the few English built buildings left standing. It has been modernized to make it a comfortable Hotel. The Restaurant was closed for r enervation while I was there. Over all I had no complaints about this Hotel. had four nights there.

    Dudleigh George, 4 night trip with friends, Jan 16, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Our perfect stopover each and every time!

    It has been our third return stay at the Jesselton and the newly renovated rooms wing although lost some of the colonial charm comparing to the original furnishing are smartly appointed with all the creature comforts at hand. As expexted from a boutique hotel the staff welcomes you with a big smile each time you enter the building and Front Desk team acknowledges returning Guests. Perfect location on the corner of Gaya Street with Sunday flea market with local finds and curiosities, plus easy access to the lush jungle hill behind makes it a perfect stopover for any longer stay in Sabah!

    1 night trip, Jan 10, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location downtown. Very safe. Great shopping of any sort. All types of foods, all within short walking distances

    5 night romance trip, Jan 9, 2020

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