The Jesselton Hotel is a timeless piece of colonial beauty, with passenger lift services to its well-appointed guestrooms, each with free in-room wireless broadband internet services, and modern en-suite bathrooms. The hotel is well located at 69 Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu’s most famous tourist destination and also the heart of the city’s banking financial and business high street.
It was built in 1954 and has the distinction of being Kota Kinabalu’s oldest hotel. Notable early dignitaries who stayed at the hotel included Lady Edwina, wife of Lord Louis Mountbatten.
Jesselton Hotel has also been regarded as one of Malaysia’s leading boutique hotels.
The old Jesselton Post Office which has now been converted into the main office of Sabah Tourism Corporation (STC) is just a few minutes’ walk away from the hotel. The hotel is also a mere 20 minutes’ drive from Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA).
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– Kota Kinabalu Travel Guide