The Jesselton Hotel

3 star hotel


69, Jalan Gaya, P.O. Box 10401 Kota KinabaluSee nearby area

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The oldest hotel in KK doesn't need to manufacture character – it fairly drips it, in a dignified if dated way. Mock-colonial wood and marble make you want to don black-tie formal clothes, and the single suite even has its own fishpond. There's also a very good restaurant, coffee shop, business centre and red London cab to shuttle you to the airport.

Our independent authors have visited The Jesselton Hotel and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Kota Kinabalu.

Services & facilities

  • Non-smoking
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Non-smoking rooms
  • Guest services
    • Tour desk
    • 24-hour front desk
    • Room service
  • Restaurant/Café
    • Restaurant (à la carte)
    • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi/internet access
    • Free WiFi
    • WiFi
    • Internet services

Description provided by property

Set in the heart of Kota Kinabalu city, award-winning Jesselton Hotel features colonial-inspired décor. Offering a restaurant and a bar, it features modern rooms with free Wi-Fi.

Jesselton Hotel is 8 km from Kota Kinabalu Waterfront and a 20-minute drive from Kota Kinabalu International Airport.

Air-conditioned rooms at the hotel are equipped with a TV with cable channels and a marble bathroom with toiletries and a hairdryer. In addition to an in-room safe, tea/coffee making facilities and a minibar are included.

Bella Italia Restaurant serves a variety of Italian and Mediterranean delights, as well as Malaysian favourites. In-room dining is possible. Situated on the lobby level, The Mountbatten Lounge offers beverages in a relaxed setting.

Guests can use the business centre or make travel arrangements at the tour desk. Alternatively, they can visit the souvenir shop or rent a car to explore the surroundings.

Important information

Please note that durians are prohibited.

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