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The Jesselton Hotel, Kota Kinabalu

3.5-star3.5 stars
69 Jalan GayaKota KinabaluSabah88000MalaysiaGreat location! See map

3.5-star hotel with restaurant, near Likas Stadium
  • Free WiFi
Very Good8.2
Great location
Fantastic service
Delicious food
Decent vibe
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From 563 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Jesselton Hotel, Kota Kinabalu

from $61
  • Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Deluxe Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Junior Suite Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 32 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Partially open bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • In-room safe

The Jesselton Hotel, Kota Kinabalu’s small print

Also known as

  • Jesselton
  • Jesselton Hotel
  • Jesselton Hotel Kota Kinabalu
  • Jesselton Kota Kinabalu
  • The Jesselton Hotel Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around The Jesselton Hotel, Kota Kinabalu


  • In Downtown Kota Kinabalu
  • Gaya Street Sunday Market - 2 min walk
  • Wisma Merdeka - 4 min walk
  • Atkinson Clock Tower - 5 min walk
  • Suria Sabah Shopping Mall - 5 min walk
  • KK Esplanade - 7 min walk
  • Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal - 8 min walk
  • KK Plaza - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.) - 14 min drive
  • Tanjung Aru Station - 9 min drive

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 192 reviews

The Jesselton Hotel, Kota Kinabalu
Very Good8.0
Good boutique hotel
Small boutique hotel located in Chinatown and conveniently among local coffee shops and retailers of local goods.
Kwong Meng, us3 night trip with friends
The Jesselton Hotel, Kota Kinabalu
perfect for the price and location
Great Staff ,Great location , Great price
Brian, us1 night trip
The Jesselton Hotel, Kota Kinabalu
Staff were really nice. Location is convenient. Room is clean and big. Will definitely stay here again.
A Traveler, ph1 night trip
The Jesselton Hotel, Kota Kinabalu
Very Good8.0
Hotel is pretty old and needs refurbishment, but can't complain for the rate and location.
Henn Kiew, sg3 night trip
The Jesselton Hotel, Kota Kinabalu
Very Good8.0
Jesselton, a place to stay for a few nights
The hotel is old but retains its colonial charm. The room is spacious and clean. The hotel staff is polite and friendly. Its location is very central to eating and shopping. The only negative is that the furniture is old too, some in need of repair.
A Traveler, au2 night trip

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The Jesselton Hotel, Kota Kinabalu

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