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New York Hotel
Ranked #47 of 109 Hotels in Johor Bahru
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good Location”
Reviewed 15 February 2014

We stayed at this hotel for the second time to celebrate our anniversary, it's quite an old hotel, room condition is fairly average but what we like most is the window view as it is among the tallest hotel in town with great view of the city be it night or day

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Sepang, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2014

the only reason why I'm giving everything very good is simply because it was CHEAP and near to Singapore entrance. for the price that I paid (below RM200) for 2 nights in a superior room, it was OK, didn't bother to try the pool, looked not convincing to me that time.

the breakfast was superb, however. let me tell you that - a lot of choices, not just nasi lemak and fried noodles.

while some complained about checking in (it was OK for me), i was having a problem checking out. it was not even by credit card, I gave full cash. but it was slow, so it was quite weird.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2014

I have chosen this hotel whenever I'm visiting Singapore for the past five years, and over the past five years I have witnessed the slow but sure deterioration of every aspect of this hotel. It is saddening, to be rating a hotel I would have rated as "good" five years ago as "poor" today.

One thing that has changed for sure is the availability of non-smoking rooms. This will prove to be a huge problem if you absolutely despise sleeping in a room that smells of smoke, or have children who are asthmatic.

Another thing that has changed (and this is a serious problem) is the quality of the bathroom. In essence, everything about it is designed to make you trip and fall, knock you unconscious, and send you to the nearest hospital. First off, the floor tiles are slippery. To add to that, I couldn't find bathroom slippers anywhere at all (these were provided years ago). Moreover, after a shower, it's highly likely you'll find the floor tiles quite wet, even if you're very careful, due to the poor design of the bathtub and the lack of shower curtains. Think about it - the floor tiles that are slippery enough as they are are now wet. How dangerous can this be?

There are many other flaws have surfaced over the years, such as the poor reception (for TV) and the equally poor WiFi connection. It also boggles my mind as to why checking-in always takes such a long time even though I am the only one checking-in at the time. Of course, none of these flaws are as serious as the bathroom problem, which in my opinion can really cause a death one day. Hopefully, the hotel management is reading this and will truly put in the effort to ensure that the bathrooms are safe before they become labelled as "cold-blooded murderers".

One good thing about this hotel that has yet to change over the past few years (and I hope it stays that way) is the breakfast. It is always a delight to have a wide spread of decent food for breakfast. However, make sure you are either really early or really late for breakfast, or else you'll have to wait around ten minutes before you can even find a lift that you can fit in, especially if you are staying in this hotel during a peak period.

It is my sincere hope that the hotel management will take a long, hard look at what has become of their property over the past five years, and make the decision to upgrade themselves before their hotel ultimately goes to ruins.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 4 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2013

We (family, two kids aged 7 and 4) stayed here 27-29 Dec.

Firstly, there was NOTHING IMPRESSIVE ABOUT THIS HOTEL. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. ZERO. ZILCH.

These are some of my NEGATIVE comments:

1. My room (# 2026, a triple-bed) and the entire level where room was located had a VERY TIRED and WORN-DOWN APPEARENCE. Overall, hotel did not seem well-maintained. NEEDS UPGRADING.

2. The elevators were scary: vibrated and made weird noises. We were fortunate to be on a high floor. Guests at the mid-level floors (10-15) need long waits to go down because the lifts are already packed at the higher floors. IN OTHER WORDS, the lift service was UNMANAGED.

3. We could easily hear the conversations from the next room. NO PRIVACY. BE CAREFUL if you are a romantic couple. You don't want your neighbour hearing "sensitive" sounds and noises emanating from your room!!

4. OVERALL, hotel lacks charm. So tired... no class... no pride... no maintenance...

5. We could not see any good quality eateries outside the hotel: low-quality hawkers outside. There is an Indian Muslim eatery nearby (100 m away) but food was horrible and, worst, its toilets were filthy beyond description. IN OTHER WORDS, there's no decent place to eat nearby.

6. Bathroom floor gets wet easily.

7. The WIFI was TERRIBLE. It was NON-OPERATIONAL. I do not understand why hotels "offer" free WIFI when in reality it's either dead slow or non-operational. IT IS BETTER TO CHARGE and offer a DECENT WIFI SERVICE. This is VERY IMPORTANT.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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singapore
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2013 via mobile

No doubt this hotel is old and haggard looking facade. But if you request for a refurbished room, you might be in for a little surprise.
But of course don't expect a 5 star hotel feel.
Lets start with the not so gd stuffs.
1. Check in: was ok~. Could have been better if the snr mgr gave a couple of smiles during the process. Time took was abt 13mins (which I find it quite long as there wasn't a queue at all, I was the only one!)
2. Check out: It was faster but again, no smile and cold feeling. No warmth hospitality.
3. Housekeeping: we requested for 2 extra pillows and it arrived about half an hr later. Maybe due to shortage of manpower and peak period. But still it isn't a gd thing to remember.
4. Toilet tiles: SERIOUSLY SLIPPERY. yes, thr is a caution sign on the toilet door BUT I just feel that the mgmt could really do something about it. I ever slipped and hurt my feet in my previous trip there. And it is a biggy cos I couldnt walk properly aft that. N it sure does dampens my spirit.
5. Swimming pool:
The water's too cold eventhough it's indoor.

And now the good stuffs, :)
1. Room: my family and I took a family suite (2 adults & 3 kids below 12), and all I can say is that the room is big. Clean and refurbished room. So it was definitely worth paying for 100sgd p/night. But of cos, if u look closely, u can find small flaws but we couldn't be bothered.
2. Toilet: its huge and with bathtub. Clean as well.
3. Restaurant: the food was not too bad BUT the staffs there made it taste better! All smiley and friendly! Just the way I like it. Job well done! :)
4. Location: it is really near to a no of eating places and shopping malls. Visited Plaza Pelangi mall but most shops are mostly closed so nothing much to see but u can always go to other malls available. We went to Bazar Karak (I think dats e name, lol! But u can always ask e staff, they knw what it is) at night and it cost abt 7RM only. And its by meter reading, if u ask e bell svc to call a cab for u. Easier & faster.
Overall: I wouldn't coming back there again, since the stay was a pleasant one despite the minor flaws.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Jakarta, Indonesia
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2013

Hotel is located near access to highway going to local airport and Pasir Gudang thus making it conveniently located if you have to come or go to local aiport or if you have business in Pasir
Gudang. Quite near the check point with Singapore. Rooms are bit. Hotel is a bit run down and the day I was there the wifi in the room was not working as according to Reception staff there were many guests in the Hotel. There is a construction site next door so in the next few months some areas of the hotel could be noisy.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2013

New York Hotel Johor Bahru - 30 minute drives to Sultan Ismail International Airport. Near by Shopping complex. Car park lift is separate with lobby lift. The Air conditioner are noisy and the toilet are clean not the toilet curtain. This hotel are near to check point between Malaysia and Singapore.... further more the hotel provide package to USS Singapore.Taxi are very convenience and easy.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Property: New York Hotel
Address: New York Hotel No. 22 Jalan Dato Abdullah Tahir, Johor Bahru 80300, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Johor > Johor Bahru District > Johor Bahru
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #47 of 109 Hotels in Johor Bahru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — New York Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 413
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