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The Jesselton Hotel Hotel

69, Gaya Street 69, Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia Show Map

Excellent from 470 reviews
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About The Jesselton Hotel

The Jesselton Hotel is situated in the city's well known tourism and shopping district. Just a short walk from Atkinson Clock Tower, it provides comfortable rooms equipped with a refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities and a mini bar.

Jesselton Hotel features an all-hours reception, plus a coffee bar and free Wi-Fi. For added convenience, it offers luggage storage, a concierge and a tour desk.

The rooms are air conditioned and include a flat-screen TV, a telephone and an in-room safe. All feature a private bathroom with robes and amenities.

The Jesselton Hotel Kota Kinabalu's restaurant is open for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, providing guests with a convenient dining experience not far from their room. Lunch, afternoon tea and dinner are served daily at Beans and Booze - Café and Bar.

Kota Kinabalu International Airport is less than a 15-minute drive from the hotel. It is within a 20-minute walk of Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal, which allows for easy access in and around Kota Kinabalu.

Excellent 8.4
470 guest reviews

Hotel Features


Pets not allowed


Laundry service, Meeting/Banquet facilities, Wake-up service, Daily housekeeping, Tour desk, Concierge service


Laundry facilities, Room service, No smoking, Restaurant, Hairdryer, Cable or satellite TV, Air-conditioned, 24hr front desk, Refrigerator, Storage available, Elevator, Minibar, Bathtub, Carpeted, Desk, Flat-screen TV, Free toiletries, Newspapers, Private bathroom, Radio, Safety deposit box, Shower, Tea/coffee maker, Telephone, Toilet, Bathrobe, Bar/Lounge, Safe, Coffee shop, Iron and ironing board


Free Wi-Fi, Internet, Wi-Fi available in all areas


From 2:00 PM


Prior to 12:00 PM

The Jesselton Hotel reviews

The Jesselton Hotel
from 470 reviews

Rating summary

  • Cleanliness 8.4
  • Comfort 8.4
  • Location 9.4
  • Services 7.9
  • Staff 8.9
  • Value for money 8.2

Recent reviews of The Jesselton Hotel

  • Alexander L

    Feb 2019

    Verified Stay

    Pleasant Remain

    This place is around 15 mins from the airplane terminal and encompassed by food which are all great. The room was clean in spite of the fact that the chairs were a bit recolored. No smells in spite of the fact that so that’s a tremendous plus. There’s moreover a very pleasant wine bar at the campaign in spite of the fact that we didn’t have time to appreciate that. No views from the suite room as we were confronting a multi story car stop. Exceptionally calm indeed in spite of the fact that they were completely booked so we had a tranquil night. Towels and cloth weren’t recolored and the carpet looked nearly unused. Generally, a really pleasant remain with good food surrounding the hotel.

  • Clyde P

    Sep 2018

    Verified Stay


    The Jesselton is an old historic building but an extremely fitting place to stay when in Kota Kinabalu. Well kept and managed clean rooms and in the middle of the action. Great location, great staff, and great service will make you feel at home. Staff is very friendly and helpful. The room is large and clean with a very clean en-suite. The Bayu restaurant serves good food for dinner. The location is absolutely brilliant - right in the center of town near all the tourist spots, but is still lovely and quiet.

  • Aaron E

    Jul 2018

    Verified Stay

    Great Service Staff

    The Jesselton hotel is a wonderful place to base a stay in KK, with a terrific central location, cozy, well-appointed rooms, and a somewhat faded elegance that reflects its history as one of the city's top hotels of an earlier era. The exception in our room was a chair with a cushion that was absolutely impossible to make you comfortable. Bedding and all linens were high quality, and extremely comfortable. The Jesselton staff were wonderful, friendly, helpful, and extremely professional in providing a high-level of service. There are plenty of modern, more spacious, and generic high-end accommodations to be found in KK. But for a classy, comfortable, and authentic experience, we were come back to the Jesselton hotel without hesitation.