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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at a deluxe room for 2 nights. Requested for an extra mattress (3 adults) - fits in the room without much restricted space. Hotel is very near places; just opposite two malls (but they look quiet lol), 5 minutes away from Suria Sabah shopping mall (closes at 10pm), 10-15 mins away from Jesselton Point where you can purchase tickets... More 

Thank Wahidah A
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for two nights. Hotel is just two blocks from seafront and fish and handicraft markets. We had a very nice clean room. Was also near to shops and restaurants. Overall was very good value for money with very good Italian restaurant on ground floor. Thoroughly recommend.

Thank laura1905
Breda, The Netherlands
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Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

We booked this hotel for 4 nights, but because of a typhoon and cancelation of flights, we could not get there till the last booked night. The hotel was very understanding about the circumstances, thank you for that ! After you have seen the reception area and go up in the elevator, it is a supprise to see the beautifull... More 

Thank traveggie
1 review
Reviewed October 19, 2016

We stayed here for six days and have nothing to complain about. Air condition worked fine, rooms were silent and well isolated against noise (for us thats what count most). Housekeeping did their job as well. The location is nice, with many restaurant in close walking distance, and 10 mins walking distance to ferry point. It they had breakfast and... More 

Thank Lasse K
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Reviewed October 17, 2016

Location of this hotel was nice as close to all tourist spot such as Gaya Street, Jesselton Point, Suria Shopping mall & etc. Although this hotel was located at busy area with so many car passing by during. But the window sound proof was good that will make you wont hear anything during sleep.The room are new refurnished. Bed are... More 

Thank kenji2046
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Reviewed October 15, 2016

The receptionist Melina was outstanding and helpful, polite and always a smile on her face. Smooth and fast check in and check out The hotel is well located at a walking distance to a number of locations, including stores, shopping mall, restaurants, banks, etc. Although not modern renovations are taking place and hope this will result in step change. If... More 

Thank A_Zegama
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Reviewed September 30, 2016

The location of Hotel Capital is great for those who will be making a regular trip to the Jesselton Point (Ferry/Boat Jetty Terminal) - The walk only takes less than 10 mins. It is also close to a number of local/tourist food and shopping venues. The staff were very friendly and helpful to a number of requests. There is a... More 

Thank joelV5517EP
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Reviewed September 2, 2016

I stayed here for one night as I have important event which happen for the next morning. Room is simple with modern touch and clean. Easy access to few shopping mall which within walking distance. There's Italian restaurant located next to the hotel so you can enjoy your dinner there too! If you need transportation on the go, there's taxi... More 

Thank fatimabdulrahman
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights and it was really very good. We had a corner room so it was quite spacious. This room was obviously newly refurbished and was very nice. Only complaint was that the bed was quite hard. Service was good and the staff were friendly and helpful. Hotel Capital is in a very central location with... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed August 23, 2016

Even though it was under renovation .you would not have known room was perfect and very good value good staff plus very central .no meals were available but in future the will be .a very good Italian restaurant is next door .plus a lot of other dining options near by

Thank Noel H
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Capital

Address: Capital Hotel 23 Jalan Haji Saman | P.O.Box 11223, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Kota Kinabalu
Price Range: $37 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Capital 3*
Number of rooms: 112
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“High floor room with opening windows if you do not have kids”
 of 5 bubbles A_Zegama, Oct 15, 2016 | Read review
“I requested the top floor. It seems as though the lower floors are being refurbished”
  • Ocean facing top floor
 of 5 bubbles joelV5517EP, Sep 30, 2016 | Read review
“Corner room has ocean views”
 of 5 bubbles NoelH337, Aug 23, 2016 | Read review
“Great location”
 of 5 bubbles MuxianS, Jun 18, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a refurbished room in higher floors”
 of 5 bubbles IndoIndi, Mar 26, 2016 | Read review
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