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“Ok for a business stop over” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Grand Paragon

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Hotel Grand Paragon
Ranked #19 of 107 Hotels in Johor Bahru
Bangkok
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Ok for a business stop over”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2011

I stayed here while in JB on business. There is a lovely roof top bar with views of Singapore and the city. As usual in South East Asia, there is the usual human cattle of Koreans and Chinese hogging the facilities (not that I have anything against them). Not too far from the port, local night life and Singapore.

My company paid for my stay here, if it was up to me I would have probably have chosen somewhere else.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LeBonk
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2011

i will never never want to step in again! v poor services! counter only 2 staffs and check in have to wait for 1 hrs which check in time was 2pm!!!!! staff poor service ni smile face a all!suppose to be a happy trip!

Room Tip: bedsheet lots of stain
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ms t
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2011

Great position, with a 5 min walk to 2 shopping malls.. The hotel stands prominently in a good location... Staff are all very professional and pleasant... Rooms appear little larger than the norm... Level of cleanliness of rooms is good... The carpets in the public areas could however do with a little attention... free wireless internet in the rooms is at times a little patchy but at least they are making the effort to provide it which in my view is a must for any hotel in this day and age... breakfast selection and location is good without being outstanding... the gym/pool on the 11th floor are very clean and the pool, whilst not large is a very pleasant outdoor location and view whilst swimming... all told a good experience can be had with a stay at this hotel.... rates are moderate...

Room Tip: all rooms have a view due to the location on a rise, however perhaps the singapore side rooms are a...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bfgstk
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London
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113 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2011

Despite this hotel being fairly new, it has the feel of somewhere much, much older, and is certainly nothing to write home about. The rooms feel tired, location isn't within walking distance of much, and the meeting rooms for business purposes feel dated. Smoking is allowed in many parts of the building including part of the breakfast buffet area/next to the meeting rooms, making it unpleasant for non-smokers. Not a great nigths sleep due to noise from the bars & evevators.

Room Tip: Specify a non-smoking room if that is what you want, and ask to be away from the lifts, and on a flo...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Mango212
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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74 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2011

This is a value for money hotel in Johor Bharu, Malaysia. We are here in October, 2011 for Company function. A reasonable place to stay when in Johor Bharu. Have a good cafe Para Para which the buffet lunch has a wide spread & also value for money. The Japanese restaurant, Kishin Tei has good & fresh food which was really authentic!

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Hanifflai
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Singapore Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2011

Booked via journeymalaysia.com for a night stayed on 17 Sep. Safe Carpark. Check-in was kinda quick and given 16th floor. Room was clean. Bathrom was small, so do bathtub. Love the morning spread, was awesome. Crews in Cafe ParaPara were very helpful. Swimming Pool was clean but small. Steambath not functioning. Location was good too. Overall, enjoyed the stay in Grand Paragon. Despite alittle costly.

Room Tip: higher floors, the better view.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ling05
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Grand Paragon for one night Reception staff were welcoming and pleasant. Rooms are spacious however cleaning needs improvement. There are large sliding frosted doors for entry into the bathroom that are so terribly dirty. There was hair on the floor and in the shower. I called housekeeping who came within the hour. They vacuumed the bathroom, bedroom and dusted. The doors are still horrible. Soap drips, tooth paste not to mention the dirt between the sliders. From what I can see there is a lack of water and cleaning agents used. The bathroom is very large but has no counter space which seems odd for the size. The mirror over the desk is smudged with cream or who knows what. There is a note in the room indicating that outdoor maintenance is taking place including window cleaning. I hope thorough room cleaning is also on the agenda. The bed linen and towels suffer the grey sickness I'm sure they're clean however don't look it. The Grand Paragon isn't a bad hotel but needs attention. These things can be very off putting.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank KML1946
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Property: Hotel Grand Paragon
Address: 18 Jalan Harimau | Taman Century, Johor Bahru 80250, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Johor > Johor Bahru District > Johor Bahru
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 107 Hotels in Johor Bahru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Grand Paragon 4*
Number of rooms: 336
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