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The Jesselton Hotel

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
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Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
Smoking rooms available
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We only had one night here but wished we could have stayed longer. It was a gracious old hotel built in 1954 in an old style. Our room was big and clean. The bathroom was big with a large counter for toiletries. The only complaint was that the shower curtain was long enough
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The Jesselton has exceeded my expectations! The room is big n very clean! Reception was helpful n polite! Housekeeping young man was very good! At par or better than most of the 4 star hotels! Stayed in 2nd floor hardly hear any street noises! All the popular food places are
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The air-con was not working. It was warm and I was not able to sleep. Worst experience ever. I complained to the reception desk and they sent housekeeping to look at it. No difference and problem not resolved.
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Response from Jesselton_Hotel, General Manager at The Jesselton Hotel
Responded 10 Jan 2019
Dear rob_faris, I am sorry to hear of your disappointing experience with us on your 1st night stay. Thank you for reviewing us while you are still staying with us. Our housekeeper checked the air-con and noticed that the temperature shown on the remote controller has been adjusted to a warmer level, hence he adjusted the temperature to a lower level and thought that was the problem. It was an oversight from our team to not have followed up with you on this issue when you returned to your room, please accept our sincere apologies for the inconveniences caused. We shall increase our training efforts in order to improve our quality of service and experience of our valued guests. I understand from our front office manager that we have immediately offered you another room for your 2nd night stay after you spoke to our receptionist on the next morning. We hope you have had an enjoyable stay with us on your 2nd night and we are truly sorry for the inconvenience caused. My team and I look forward to the opportunity of being at your service and welcoming you back in the near future! Warmest Regards, Michelle
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1. toilet flush is not working very well. 2. shower curtain is dirty. 3. lights are not enough in the room. no lights on top of mirror 4. since lights are not sufficient, hard to see how dirty the carpet is. There are unlimited lice on the carpet and bit me seriously while
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Response from Jesselton_Hotel, General Manager at The Jesselton Hotel
Responded 9 Jan 2019
Dear Claumann2000, Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear about your experience. As we strive to provide the highest quality environment and service for our visitors, it is with sincere regret that we did not have the chance to address some of your issues whilst you were with us. I was most concerned to learn of your feedback regarding the carpet, hence we have immediately called in the specialist to conduct a full inspection on both the mattress and carpet. We are unsure what is the cause of your rashes as no lice nor bugs were found in the room. Again, my apologies for letting you down. I have shared your comments with our team to ensure this remains an isolated occurrence. Thank you for your review and thank you for highlighting some areas that we are able to review and reconfirm as consistent. Should you wish to discuss your stay with me personally, I would be grateful for this opportunity, and can be reached any time directly at the Hotel. We hope that you will stay with us again should your travels bring you back to Kota Kinabalu. Warmest Regards, Michelle
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We spent one night here, on our way through KK. We requested a non smoking quiet room., but were given a room that smelled so strongly of cigarette smoke over the main street. So we moved room. The pros: comfortable, clean bed; quiet room, hot water and good facilities. The
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I am confident you can check in late. There have always been staff on duty. Anyway you can inform them you will be late, I have always found them very helpful and pleasant. Their contact details are on the Jesselton Hotel website
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Yes the room has bath tub but I think there’s no car park especially during Sunday due to Sunday market
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Not free, but it's an inexpensive trip, and they can arrange.
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Because u arrive at that time u need to make sure you get the taxi coupon ride. Its 50% more than usual rate (about 45) and safe but hang on to your receipt. You don't need to tip the driver or anyone... Don't spoil the market ;) and enjoy your trip to KK! Go to the Phillipines market and get some pearls as souvenirs but bargain for about 60% from the displayed price. If they wont sell then walk away. Because its not worth the price on display.
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Very sorry, but as a British National, living in the Philippines, I do not have that information. Suggest you contact hotel direct.
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"Ask for a street view room"
"Rooms at the back of the hotel less street noise."
"May want to book way ahead if you would like a single queen size bed"
"Corner units are better."
"Booked double and twin and twin was much larger than double, more like a suite!"
US$52 - US$90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
jesselton hotel kota kinabalu
MalaysiaSabahWest Coast DivisionKota Kinabalu DistrictKota Kinabalu
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