The Jesselton Hotel

3 star hotel


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


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    Lonely Planet review

    The time-worn stucco facade may suggest faded grandeur, but KK's first post-WWII hotel is still plush enough with its thick carpets, Rungus bed-runners and marble-heavy bathrooms. The soundproofing could be better, but if you're hankering for colonial character, this central hotel drips with it.

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

    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.

    The Jesselton Hotel does not accept American Express cards for guarantee and payment.

    Services & facilities

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