Hotel Capital

Hotel Capital

23 Jalan Haji Saman P.O.Box 11223, Kota Kinabalu 88000 Malaysia
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#25 of 118 hotels in Kota Kinabalu
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Value
Hotel Capital is located directly opposite to Wisma Merdeka and just within a 2-minute walk from the buzzling Gaya Street and its Sunday Market Fair; 5-minute walk to Suria Sabah Shopping Mall and a 10-minute walk to the jetty. Operating since 1967, when it was the premier hotel in the then Jesselton town, the hotel is still outstanding with its strategic location and view of the South China Sea. Its spacious rooms have been newly transformed and renovated with flatscreen Satellite TV, complimentary free WiFi, tea/coffee making facilities with minibar, hairdryer and a personal safe. Left luggage facilities and laundry services are also available. The award - winning Little Italy Italian Restaurant is located right on the ground floor of the hotel.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Car hire
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Wifi
Taxi service
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Doorperson
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Bottled water
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Malay

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23 Jalan Haji Saman P.O.Box 11223, Kota Kinabalu 88000 Malaysia
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Rabeya Tasnim H wrote a review Jan 2023
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Its a budget hotel near everything. All the restaurant in gaya street are nearby. Room are specious and equipped with all amenities. Decently clean not spotless. Wifi also works well and front desk service also reasonable. They took RM150 for deposit and make sure you keep the receipt otherwise you will not receive refund.
Overall nice stay
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Date of stay: December 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Maya Lee wrote a review Jan 2022
Maldives
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Went home from abroad for booster shot. Stayed here for quarantine from 5th to 11th January 2022. Nice staff very helpful and friendly, good facilities and very good location. Only one negative feedback. The guests ignored the rules that it is not allowed to smoke in the guests room. In my opinion the management could do better or be a bit more firm in to stop guests smoking in the hotel room. I could smell it even in my room. I’m a non smoker hence it is very annoying. Other than that all is good. I would recommend this hotel to everyone coming from abroad. Definitely will stay here again in the future.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Very spacious room, location right in the middle of the city, good wifi
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Leslie1723 wrote a review Jan 2020
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is in the middle of town, within short walking distance from shopping malls and a myriad of local restaurants. The hotel is 3 star but comfortable and next door to an Italian restaurant that does very good business given the crowds that go there. If you have a couple of days to spend in KK town, the Hotel Capital is a good choice to stay in
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Ask for Seaview if available. Floor 5 upwards are better
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Baland wrote a review Dec 2022
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It's my third time staying there after so many years. For the price offered, it's definitely worth it. The location is great especially that it's next to my most favorite restaurant in KK. It's also in the heart of KK, right there in the centre surrounded by everything. The only hassle is that they have no parking so you'd have to park in the public area (make sure you pay for it by the correct coupons or you'll definitely get a ticket). It's not a luxury hotel so don't expect much on both levels, service & facilities, but it's a really good place for a short stay. I stayed in the Executive business suite which was really comfy & spacious. All in all, really worth it.
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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294nandm wrote a review Sep 2022
Kuching, Malaysia
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
One of decent comfy cheap for short night stay just for transit in KK. Comfy beds, AC just fine, water shower pressure the best, service friendly, friendly receptionist bellboy. Some of them even want to take pic of me haha. Thanks for the service and will definitely looking forward back to stay there more nights.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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S. E. wrote a review May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was totally happy with my choice to book my 5 nights stay here. All staff exceptional friendly and helpful. My room was clean and comfortable. They gave me 10th floor, the view was so nice. Walking distance to the famous night market in Gaya Street and to Jesselton Pier. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: May 2024Trip type: Traveled solo
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Bonny V wrote a review Mar 2019
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It's a hotel that has been refurbished. It is also near to the city and the Sunday market which makes it convenient. It is not too pricey, and there is three different types of food establishments in the same row.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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Jackie G wrote a review Mar 2017
Falkirk, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I visited KK 3 times in my 3 week trip to Borneo and stayed here each time. Booked and prepaid via Agoda at around £29 per night. Thought this was just excellent value for a single traveller especially as the location of the hotel is great and I had a newer refurbished room with a partial sea view. Staff were very nice every time I visited. A couple of nice restaurants - El Centro and Chilli Vanilla - very near by. Night market also close for great food. Also ate in Italian restaurant at bottom of hotel but thought it was expensive for what you had. Highly recommend as it was well located, very good value for money and I had a comfortable stay.
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Date of stay: February 2017
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
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frank c wrote a review Dec 2016
Muara, Brunei Darussalam
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed in this hotel from 22nd to 26th December 2016 at Rm233 per night.
The location of the hotel was fantastic ...its in the middle of kk.Directly opposite is the Wisma Merdeka shopping centre n to your right would be Suria shopping centre -probably best shopping centre in town.
Food of all sort are all nearby 2 doors on the left is choice indian muslim restaurant a few doors down you have chinese n at the back of hotel you have kk famed Bah kut teh restaurant...try kungfu ba kut teh restaurant.little Italy are just in d lobby ;Burger king n Kfc are across the street.At Suria you have Sushi King n the very good Restorante Grasie.
Hotel room was clean n big.Everything you need like hairdryer are there.Staff are helpful n polite.Info like renting cars n ferry schedule are certainly useful.
I would say 4+ stars hotel n the half star was on account that they do not have private parking for your car if you have one.
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Date of stay: December 2016Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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sensesawaken wrote a review Nov 2010
Singapore, Singapore
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I just recently checked into this small hotel. The Lobby I could see was recently renovated. The service at the reception was poor and unhelpful. Upon reaching my room, to my surprise, I felt I had traveled back in time, the furniture and decor was dated back to the late 60's early 70"s in style. There was a huge refrigerator in the room, a hot water flask, cane furniture as the sitting room set. The bathroom still had 2 taps, one for cold water and the other was for hot water. Although they said there was internet, they gave me an internet adaptor and a computer cable to plug in but it did not work at all. when I reported to the receptionist, all they could say, sorry we can't help you anymore. Next, I tried boiling water and the kettle did not work. The 2 single beds did not have skirting around the divan. The house keeping was poor as they did not clear large water bottles left behind by the previous guest. I tried reporting the house keeping issue to an elderly lady at the reception, she just shrugged her shoulders. I don't think I would want to recommend anyone to stay at this hotel unless Kota Kinabalu was fully booked. I had a good laugh when I saw they still provided red and blue striped airmail envelopes.
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Date of stay: November 2010
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
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Yvonne L asked a question Dec 2020
Toronto, Canada26 contributions9 helpful votes
Is the wifi network any good?
randomstranger123 asked a question Jul 2017
Mumbai, India78 contributions23 helpful votes
Hi All. Does anyone know the email address of this hotel?
Answer from 260hyerinj
Osan, South Korea5 contributions3 helpful votes
I think... The hotel does not seem to have an official email account. The hotel does not even reveal its email address on their official website.
Answer from BellaWong-SDK
Sandakan, Malaysia216 contributions48 helpful votes
The hotel is just opposite the Wisma Merdeka shopping centre. The famous restaurant - Little Italy is on it's ground floor. You may google for to restaurant location to find this hotel.
Answer from MSSITIF
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia96 contributions57 helpful votes
Hi, 1) Can i know if is there any free parking? we planned to rent a car one of the day - Well the hotel are centralise in the city but I don't they have parking for the inside guest though. Public parking near the area are available 2) Is there a gym in your hotel? I not quite sure whether the hotel has Gym or not as I only stayed one night at Capital hotel. You may call them directly and ask :) 3) Are there any airport transfer available? Depends on what time you want to reach airport. Basically the mode of transportation KK city are bus and taxi. My suggestion: try take airport bus which located at Padang Merdeka, Kota Kinabalu :) Hope those answer will help you Have a good day ahead
Maya Lee wrote a tip Jan 2022
Maldives16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Very spacious room, location right in the middle of the city, good wifi"
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Leslie1723 wrote a tip Jan 2020
15 contributions19 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for Seaview if available. Floor 5 upwards are better"
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macvanteh wrote a tip Apr 2019
Butterworth, Malaysia185 contributions43 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"ask for room with not facing the main road"
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TeeCheeSeng wrote a tip Mar 2019
Singapore, Singapore64 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"High floor with partial sea view."
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Sub C wrote a tip Jan 2019
Hong Kong, China1,294 contribution100 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Higher floor for better sea view"
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PRICE RANGE
₱1,530 - ₱1,824 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MalaysiaSabahWest Coast DivisionKota Kinabalu DistrictKota Kinabalu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
112
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Capital
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Capital?
Nearby attractions include Kota Kinabalu City Mosque (0.07 km), Gaya Street Sunday Market (0.3 km), and Suria Sabah (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Capital?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, meeting rooms, and dry cleaning.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Capital?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Capital?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Centro, Chilli Vanilla, and Nook Cafe.
Is Hotel Capital located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Kota Kinabalu.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Capital?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Capital?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Malay.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Capital?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Monsopiad Heritage Village (10.6 km).
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