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The Jesselton Hotel
The Jesselton Hotel
The Jesselton Hotel
The Jesselton Hotel
The Jesselton Hotel
The Jesselton Hotel
The Jesselton Hotel

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8.3

Excellent

2,548 reviews

2,548 reviews

Housekeeping48
Shops21
Breakfast4
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9.3

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Never Close Super Mart

50 m

Gaya Shop Lot

50 m

Kota Kinabalu City Mosque

70 m

Signal Hill Observatory

150 m

Signal Hill Observatory Platform

160 m

Popular landmarks
Gaya Street Sunday Market

270 m

Night Market

830 m

Mamutik Island

1.1 km

Sabah State Museum

2.8 km

Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park

8.1 km

Closest landmarks
Menara Jubili Car Park

40 m

Sabah Tourism Board

50 m

Consulate of Australia

50 m

Maybank

90 m

HSBC

130 m

The Jesselton Hotel

69 Gaya Street, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Central Business District, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Sapi Island. This 3-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Kota Kinabalu

Check-in [24-hour]

Inside city center

80 meters to Kota Kinabalu City Mosque

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Restaurants

Shops

Coffee shop

Bar

This property is in high demand!

5 travelers have booked today.

Value for money8.2
Distance to city center1 km
Location rating9.3
Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Distance to airport7.5 km

Rooms available at The Jesselton Hotel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.4

Suite
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Superior
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Double
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Twin
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Boutique Queen Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Boutique King
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Junior Suite
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Boutique Extra Room with 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Boutique Triple
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Special Offer -ior Double Room
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at The Jesselton Hotel?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to The Jesselton Hotel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Jesselton Hotel has a car park that's close to the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kota Kinabalu with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

Is breakfast offered at The Jesselton Hotel?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at The Jesselton Hotel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 25 MYR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at The Jesselton Hotel?

The Jesselton Hotel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. Meals served include dinner and lunch. Western cuisine is available for guests. Dishes are served in a la carte during opening hours. Light meal like soup, desserts and salad are served using only quality ingredients. To meet any special dietary requirements, vegetarian and halal diets are prepared with the utmost care and attention.

What is the smoking policy at The Jesselton Hotel?

The Jesselton Hotel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to The Jesselton Hotel?

The closest train, metro, or bus station to The Jesselton Hotel is South Bus Terminal, 1.7 km away.

What restaurants are nearby The Jesselton Hotel?

The Jesselton Hotel’s neighborhood is Central Business District which includes popular restaurants such as Welcome Seafood Restaurant, Fatt Kee Seafood Restaurant and Kedai Kopi Yee Fung.

What popular shopping places are close to The Jesselton Hotel?

The Jesselton Hotel is located in Central Business District area which features shopping places such as Gaya Street Sunday Market, Night Market and Suria Sabah Shopping Mall.

What are popular attractions near The Jesselton Hotel?

The Jesselton Hotel’s location in the Central Business District neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Poring Hot Springs, Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and Sabah State Museum.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to The Jesselton Hotel?

The Jesselton Hotel’s nearby natural sights include Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre, Mount Kinabalu Botanical Garden and Kokol Hill located in the same Central Business District area.

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What people love about The Jesselton Hotel

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Clean rooms"

    Allen

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    November 28, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Nice & strategic place"

    SELAMAT

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    November 26, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Really great hotel, my car secured, the staff were friendly & helpful."

    caroline

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    November 26, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 1,577 Kota Kinabalu properties
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Room comfort score
8.4/10
Location score
9.3/10
Couples review score
8.3/10
Room size
26 sqm.
Better than
98
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
Better than
95
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
Better than
90
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
Bigger than
90
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
Overall rating:

8.3

Excellent
2,548 reviews
Cleanliness
8.2
Facilities
7.4
Location
9.3
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What travelers say they love:
Staffs are friendly and tried their best to help.
Poh from Malaysia
Solo traveler
More about The Jesselton Hotel

More about The Jesselton Hotel

The Jesselton Hotel

See the best of Kota Kinabalu with a stay at The Jesselton Hotel, which puts you right in the city center amidst the many sights and landmarks. With its convenient location, you can easily access to the city's must-see destinations.
The Jesselton Hotel provides a range services and amenities to help make your stay more comfortable. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. Taxi services provided by the hotel make exploring Kota Kinabalu even more convenient. The hotel provides front desk services such as concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience.
If you need, the ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at the hotel will keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Little things you forgot to pack aren't a big problem! Just stop by the convenience stores to get what you need.
Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
Feel right at home during your stay at The Jesselton Hotel. Some rooms are equipped with linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning for your convenience. In-room entertainment such as daily newspaper, television and cable TV is provided for guests in some selected rooms. The hotel also offers a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, bottled water, instant tea and mini bar in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed.
Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hotel provides a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels in some select rooms.


The Jesselton Hotel

See the best of Kota Kinabalu with a stay at The Jesselton Hotel, which puts you right in the city center amidst the many sights and landmarks. With its convenient location, you can easily access to the city's must-see destinations.
The Jesselton Hotel provides a range services and amenities to help make your stay more comfortable. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. Taxi services provided by the hotel make exploring Kota Kinabalu even more convenient. The hotel provides front desk services such as concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience.
If you need, the ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at the hotel will keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Little things you forgot to pack aren't a big problem! Just stop by the convenience stores to get what you need.
Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
Feel right at home during your stay at The Jesselton Hotel. Some rooms are equipped with linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning for your convenience. In-room entertainment such as daily newspaper, television and cable TV is provided for guests in some selected rooms. The hotel also offers a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, bottled water, instant tea and mini bar in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed.
Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hotel provides a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels in some select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Nothing starts a morning better than a delicious breakfast, which you can always enjoy in-house at The Jesselton Hotel. Everyone loves a good cup of coffee! A coffee shop on-site means you can enjoy a cup of real, freshly brewed coffee every morning -- or anytime you feel like it. If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the hotel. Regardless of any dietary restrictions you may have, you'll eat well at The Jesselton Hotel which has a selection of halal options.
A night in at the hotel's bar can be as fun as a night out with your travel companions.
Never let a day go wasted when you're at The Jesselton Hotel with all the activities and facilities provided. Pick up something memorable for yourself or those waiting for you back at home, at the shops.


Reasons to stay here

Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 98% of the city's accommodation.
This accommodation is highly recommended for its location, scoring higher than 94% of other options in the city.
It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 98% of other accommodations in Kota Kinabalu.

Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.4

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

93 mentions

Food & Dining

40 mentions

Breakfast

20 mentions

Internet

16 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Cantonese]
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Malay

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurant [halal]
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Convenience store
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Car park [nearby]
  • Taxi service

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Daily newspaper
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Food and dining
Restaurants on site

BAYU

  • Cuisine: European
  • Menu: Buffet
Location
69 Gaya Street, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000
Exceptional
Location

9.3

Airports

  • Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
    7.5 km
  • Labuan Airport (LBU)
    119.6 km

Public transportation

  • South Bus Terminal
    1.8 km
  • North Borneo Railway
    4.8 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Watson
    340 m

Shopping

  • Gaya Street Sunday Market
    270 m

Convenience store

  • On-site

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    160 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Kota Kinabalu City Mosque
    70 m
  • Signal Hill Observatory Platform
    160 m
  • Gaya Street Sunday Market
    270 m
  • Night Market
    830 m
  • Mamutik Island
    1.1 km
  • Sabah State Museum
    2.8 km
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
    8.1 km
  • Sapi Island
    8.1 km
  • Manukan Island
    8.6 km
  • Poring Hot Springs
    13.9 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Menara Jubili Car Park
    40 m
  • Never Close Super Mart
    50 m
  • Sabah Tourism Board
    50 m
  • Consulate of Australia
    50 m
  • Gaya Shop Lot
    50 m
  • Kota Kinabalu City Mosque
    70 m
  • Maybank
    90 m
  • HSBC
    130 m
  • Standard Chartered Bank
    150 m
  • Signal Hill Observatory
    150 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 3-12 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center1 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)20

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)25 MYR

The property

  • Number of floors4
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 44
  • Year property opened1954

Reviews of The Jesselton Hotel from real guests

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8.3
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10
Cleanliness8.2
Facilities7.4
Location9.3
Room comfort and quality8.4
Service8.5
Value for money8.2
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8-9 Excellent (460)
7-8 Very Good (475)
6-7 Good (155)
<6 Below Expectation (133)
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Jun - Aug (406)
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Dec - Feb (466)
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10.0
Exceptional
Ainah from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Boutique Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Great Stay in the Heart of Kota Kinabalu”

Do not be deceived with the age of this hotel. It is a comfortable and extremely clean place with very friendly staff. The location is very strategic for shopping, eating, sight seeing and with a wonderful night and Sunday market in front of their doorstep. Highly recommended to local or foreign tourists!

Reviewed December 16, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Gary from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in November 2019

A great hotel with friendly staff and in a good location.”

I stayed in one of the new boutique rooms which was very spacious and clean.All the staff I met were very friendly and helpful.Breakfasts were very good and the hotel is in a great location .

Reviewed December 01, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
yvonne from Malaysia
Family with teens
Deluxe Twin
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Exceptional”

This was a lovely hotel.A charming old colonial building with large super comfortable rooms.Great staff who were really helpful - any issues were sorted quickly.Great location.Easy walk to Jesselton wharf and other points of interest. Exceptional affordability for what was delivered.Loved our stay.

Reviewed January 14, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Daniel from Singapore
Family with teens
Deluxe Double
Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

Cosy English Style Building Hotel”

I fell in love with this hotel when I first saw the photos in Agoda website. The building and decor in the room brought me to England. The hotel is so conveniently located ; surrounded by nice food eateries, with pasar malam on Fridays & Saturdays and pasar pagi on Sundays. The big shopping centres are also just walking distance from Jesselton Hotel. I hope to stay in this hotel again for my holidays!

Reviewed December 23, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Pauline from Australia
Couple
SUPERIOR DOUBLE - Breakfast
Stayed 9 nights in November 2018

Great Location”

This hotel is small however great service and the bonus of Sunday markets right outside the door. Great restaurants around and big shopping centre around the corner. Bed is very comfortable and room very clean

Reviewed July 22, 2019

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Dear Pauline, Thank you for choosing us and we are happy to know that you enjoyed the stay throughout. We hope to welcome you back again during your next visit. Regards, May

Responded September 04, 2019
The Jesselton Hotel
10.0
Exceptional
PAT from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Superior
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

First time stay at Jesselton Hotel KK for work purpose ”

I would definitely stay in Jesselton Hotel again. Small boutique hotel, that is convenient and accessible to all the eateries, shops and mall. Very strategic place. Even though it was abit old, but well maintained and staffs are experience and good service.

Reviewed May 30, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Ainah from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Superior
Stayed 3 nights in August 2020

Best Hotel to Stay in Kota Kinabalu.”

Really enjoyed my stay at The Jesselton Hotel. It was comfortable, convenient and enjoyable. Will definitely come back to stay again!

Reviewed September 01, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Jina from South Korea
Couple
Superior
Stayed 4 nights in December 2019

Recommeded”

Very good hotel. Clean, affordable, kindness, accessibility, adorable classic appearance, everything was satisfied. And, of course, they also always change clean towels everyday

Reviewed December 13, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Azira from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Superior
Stayed 1 night in December 2021

Best”

Rooms are spacious with bathtub and its very clean. Parking is a problem if u hv a car.

Reviewed December 31, 2021

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9.6
Exceptional
Aki from Japan
Solo traveler
Superior
Stayed 3 nights in September 2019

Lovely hotel in fantastic location”

This hotel is located in very convenient to everywhere in downtown Kota Kinabalu. There are many local restaurants and small shops on Gaya Street and ferry terminal is also in walking distance. Government Tourism Agency is on a next block and staffs there give you good travel tips such as local restaurants not in the brochure. Hotel staffs are all nice & friendly. Hair dryer and tooth brush are not available in the room, but other than that everything is great. If you are looking for a cozy hotel in down town, I strongly recommend this hotel to everyone!

Reviewed September 22, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
shenny from Malaysia
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

Exceptional”

Out of expectation. we so surprise when staying to this hotel. it was too awesome. Staff was very friendly and assists us a lot. Thank You

Reviewed January 20, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Terry from Malaysia
Business traveler
Double or Twin DELUXE - ROOM ONLY
Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

This is a must stay”

If i were to be selfish, i want people to stay away so I can always get a room BUT this hotel is so perfect, location and price and the hotel itself, I just have to share it with everybody else.

Reviewed March 26, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Juicyana from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Superior
Stayed 1 night in December 2021

Very Good”

Great hotel. If you a food lover this hotel is for you. There are many restaurant nearby served delicious foods.

Reviewed May 05, 2022

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9.6
Exceptional
Nalaka from Singapore
Couple
Superior
Stayed 4 nights in July 2022

Pleasant experience ”

The hotel is old but well kept. The room size is adequate. The staff is really helpful. The only downside was that while we stayed at the hotel, the hotel restaurant was under renovation, so there were no hot meal options for breakfast. The staff arranged for sandwiches and fruits to be delivered to the room but it would have been better if we knew about this at the point of booking. Other than this, we had a pleasant stay.

Reviewed July 17, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Terry from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Superior
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

Old hotel”

This hotel is old and its in the middle of EVERYTHING. We stay here everytime we are in KK. The hotel maybe old but most rooms are refurbished ansd welcoming.

Reviewed May 22, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Terry from Malaysia
Business traveler
Superior
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Best place for both business and family”

I stayed here all the time. Love the place and the people. I highly recommend

Reviewed March 26, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Sagaran from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Superior
Stayed 4 nights in March 2021

Cozy place”

Love the cozy room. Love the location. Appreciate the very helpful staff. Very comfortable bed and bedding. Only issue has been regulating the hang of it. Also, sometimes internet is down, but this may be fault of city's server & not the hotel.

Reviewed March 20, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Pohvin from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Boutique King
Stayed 1 night in January 2022

Comfy and classy”

Love the newly renovated rooms. They look amazing. Definitely close to all the good food. Highly recommended..

Reviewed January 06, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Brendan from Australia
Couple
Superior
Stayed 5 nights in February 2020

Lovely little hotel in a great location .”

Very friendly and helpful staff. We enjoyed our 5 day stay .

Reviewed February 18, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Anne from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Clean hotel in a good location”

Large newly renovated rooms and a nice bathroom. THe hotel is on gaya street which has the evening market, the Sunday market and lots of very good cheap local restaurants. The checkout was 24/7 which was useful. No complaints - good value compare to other hotels.

Reviewed July 10, 2019

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