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Malaysia Hotels

Jesselton Hotel

  • 69 Jalan Gaya Map It
  • Kota Kinabalu
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Pros

  • Colonial details
  • Central location
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Kark rooms
  • In need of refurbishment, service is spotty

Updated 12/14/2012

Fodor's Review

Sabah's capital was originally founded as Jesselton, and this hotel—established in 1954—proudly celebrates the city's past with colonial details throughout. All 32 guestrooms were refurbished in 2008, providing modern touches but upholding the classical appeal. Just off the lobby, the Mountbatten Lounge celebrates the British tradition by serving afternoon tea and evening cocktails, with a pianist playing discreetly in the background. The Bella Italia Restaurant's menu combines classic Italian and Mediterranean dishes with traditional Hainan chicken rice and laksa noodles for those seeking some local flavor. The central location is this old-timer's best asset.

Hotel Information

Address:

69 Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 88000, Malaysia

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Phone:

60-88223333

Hotel Details:

  • 32 rooms

Updated 12/14/2012

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