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“Lovely hotel, friendly staff, great location and fab restaurant!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Jesselton Hotel
Ranked #9 of 91 Hotels in Kota Kinabalu
Certificate of Excellence
Guildford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely hotel, friendly staff, great location and fab restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Air conditioning, crisp cotton sheets on comfortable beds and friendly staff. The restaurant is actually run by different people but the food is delicious and the staff courteous and attentive. We loved it!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sburchard
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

This hotel has a great location - easy to walk to anywhere that you may want to go around the town. We stayed in the front of the building so had a very large window with a nice view of the street. The hotel was surprisingly quiet - no traffic/street noise at all. Aircon worked very well, bed was comfortable and it was clean. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Gemima P
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Berau, Indonesia
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81 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Such as a smooth atmosphere back to the old time of Kota Kinabalu since entering the lobby with a just perfect location in middle of the old KK down town and very closed to promenade, malls and eatimg places.

Room Tip: This hotel only suitable for couple and or honeymoon trips.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ector70
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George Town, Malaysia
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25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

Checked in 5/21 for a nite rest before Mt Kinabalu climb. Hotel is small but conveniently located in old KK town, closed to promenade, malls and eatimg places.
Staff was friendly, helpful in excess left baggage storage not necessary for climb.
Room was a bit dimly lit, no lighting at dresser table. Toilet doesn't flush well, bath doubling as shower stall had rusty patches, tho bathroom appears well spec'ed, tiled. Bedsheets looked tired.
On our return nite stay 5/23, room was slightly better lit, but still poor toilet flushing.
Understanding it was refurbished, but unsure what image it is trying to market.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TeikEe
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Ripon, North Yorkshire
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

The information gleaned from previous comments is really important. Going to check this morning about the poor exchange rate mentioned by the Australian couple when using their Credit Card! However no real complaints at the moment.

Room Tip: This is not a resort hotel but it is positioned ideally to get about the City and District.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SeanTop
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Kuala Lumpur
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69 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

It took me 10 years to finally get to stay at this hotel. Disappointed that this hotel doesn't maintain the up keeping of their furniture and fittings. All the things are dated, stained bed sheets, dirty carpets, furnitures with scratches & stained walls.

Room Tip: Better hotels with the same rate nearby.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank jerrylowyl
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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86 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

We enjoyed our stay at the Jesselton, having deliberately chosen an older, low-rise hotel. The front rooms looked the largest. The hotel was surprisingly quiet given its location. The staff were helpful and friendly. The room was comfortable and the overall experience was good. The area is very safe with a coffee shop opposite. The price booked through Agoda was very cheap, so for us it was good value.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank formulafrog G
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Property: The Jesselton Hotel
Address: 69 Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
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Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
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Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#8 Romantic Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Jesselton Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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