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zambales
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 30 June 2013

stayed in this hotel for 6 days for our dive adventure. good location - walking distance to everywhere (malls, bars and waterfront restaurants) room - small rooms but clean staff - helpful - they arranged our transport to lok kawi wildlife which is a great experience

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Cary, North Carolina
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Reviewed 29 June 2013

This is a very nice small boutique/heritage hotel located on Gaya Street, the original central avenue of Kota Kinabalu. I have fond memories of this area going back 40 years. Though much has changed in this city and in the state of Sabah, the Jesselton Hotel has been able to maintain its ambience, location, and standards. Credit goes to the... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 June 2013

Rather than stay in another newish plastic hotel we chose the Jesselton Hotel in the centre of KK. What a delightful haven in the middle of traffic chaos. The Jesselton is a very small boutique hotel built in the 50s on a colonial style, but the room was large (1st floor corner) with a lovely shower room. When we arrived... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

Arriving in Kota Kinabalu for business late on a thursday my patience had already been tested. Looking to relax after checking into my room I needed to use the mens room. The door was LOCKED! I asked if they could open it and a man inside said "no, use the girls room". I thought this was rather strange and did... More 

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Reviewed 16 June 2013 via mobile

Used it as our base hotel as we travelled around Borneo and I would recommend it to everyone. Not far from the airport, has adjacent restaurants & cafe's plus a ten minute walk from the city market & seafront.

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Monastir, Tunisia
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

We stayed at this hotel for about a week, and it ranks as one of the best hotel experiences i've ever had. The rooms are very big, with top notch linens. The staff is very helpful and nice. It is a great location. You will never be disappointed if you choose this place.

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Lancashire, UK
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Reviewed 2 June 2013

Set on a corner of Gaya Street, opposite Oldtown White Coffee, the Jesselton Hotel was perfectly placed for us to explore Kota Kinabalu, as it's easy walking distance to everywhere from here and also just a quick drive from the airport to reach! We arrived on 2nd May for one night then set of to climb Mount Kinabalu, returning to... More 

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Lohja, Finland
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Reviewed 31 May 2013

the jesselton hoetl is located in the central of the city so was very easy for us to get to places. the room was big and bright. my wife loved the hotel decoration style! the staff always greeted us with a big smile!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 23 May 2013

It took me just 20 mins by taxi from the KK International Airport to reach the Jesselton Hotel located ideally in the heart of the city surrounded by numerous shopping centres , banks and restaurants almost everything a traveller needed. The hotel was established in 1954 but it retained it's evergreen colonial elegance and originality through it's consistent restoration and... More 

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Reviewed 16 May 2013

Jesselton Hotel , A very nice comfortable "old style" hotel, Jesselton the name, was the name of the City back in the Colonial days before being called Kota Kinabalu, and I reckon the later sounds much better ! The rooms have been refurbished and a of a nice size, location couldn't get any better, smack bang in the middle of... More 

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Address: 69 Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: $67 - $88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Jesselton Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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Also Known As:
Jesselton Hotel Kota Kinabalu
The Jesselton Hotel Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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#7 Family Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
#8 Romantic Hotel in Kota Kinabalu
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