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Grand BlueWave Hotel Johor Bahru
Ranked #32 of 109 Hotels in Johor Bahru
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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149 reviews
49 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

Booked via Internet engine and already mentioned late check in. Arrived around 8.30pm and the reception asked "do you want to make a booking now?" - I was puzzled since I just her the voucher stated payment has been made for two rooms. Have to wait 15-20mins for her to sort out. In addition she also asked for RM100 deposit.

Stayed in 1416. When I booked, it stated studio. However 1416 doesn't look like studio to me. Unless the hotel definition for studio is different from mine. The hotel is just a standard room - twin bed (although I asked for queen/twin), 1 pillow each on each bed.

Bathroom is terrible. Black tiles flooring and insufficient lighting. Didn't realize the shower drainage was clogged. During shower, the water overflown in the whole bathroom. Luckily managed to confine it within the bathroom with towels. Called for plumber to resolve but the housekeeping never turned up despite calling and walked down to lobby to inform reception. Very unattentive staff I would say.

In the minibar, there were left over food from previous tenants. I think the house keeping never bother to check when clean up the room for the next guests.

Luckily just one night stay. Not sure whether I will stay here again.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

The water was hot the staff tried their best.

Other than that it was a really miserable two nights sleeping in a less than clean room with mosquitos for company. On the plus side the shop at reception has an excellent supply of mosquito insecticide!!

  • Stayed June 2014
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Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

Spacious. That was the room that we got. We had the view of the Johor Strait as well as Singapore's Sembawang and JB's Stulang Laut. The hotel itself has nothing much to offer and parking isn't much of a problem. But from there it's a short hop to anywhere especially to the food haunts such as at Sentosa Garden, Stulang Laut, Duty-Free shopping at The Zon, and Tepian Tebrau. And since it's a bit out of the way from JB's busy roads, you are guaranteed to have peaceful nights there...plus the view.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

I went to JB lately, the first time, I kind of like the city, I stayed at Grand BlueWave hotel and I believe this is one of the reasons that I liked JB, it was comfortable hotel with view of the sea, in the heart of the city, the room was clean and spacious, with wide bathroom, breakfast was standard, I think it is good to stay for 1 to 2 nights.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Shah Alam
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Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

Had book a standard room through online. But on the day of the journey, we had some unexpected work and had to call the hotel to inform them that we were arriving late. Arrive at 8pm. They had automatically upgraded our room to executive free of charge. Cool!

Stayed May 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Actually i am very surprise why this hotel is given a five star rating on agoda as it certainly falls short of that.

I am opinion, a 3.5 would be fair. Even a 4 star rating is too much.

Room is relative old and plain. There are flies in the lobby. Really not a hotel to stay in for more than 1 days. I only will recommend this hotel for those coming from Singapore and need to rest a night before continuing the journey to Malaysia because it is very near the Singapore - Malaysia causeway.

Breakfast is just average. Overall the price is reasonable for such a hotel but the five star rating given by agoda is indeed puzzling.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

It was a no go for us from the start. We booked a studio premier through a website and were told that we are being upgraded and given a studio premier with a stamp on the paper, how dumb! Within minutes of our check in, our faces sank as the rooms are ancient and are terribly smelly. Here comes the best part, I sat on the chair for 2 minutes and started itching and developing rashes. Oh yeah! you guessed it right, BED BUGS! and a cocktail of insects. We went down and complained to the reception and insisted on seeing the duty manager. A guy by the name of Darwish comes across and starts to smile and says that it is normal and even he has allergies, weird guy and of no help, I had to kick up a scene as they were all smiling and laughing at my plight. We were later given a bigger room but still crappy. Even the plumbing was horrible in the bathroom. Next to nothing on telly. So, So breakfast. Unwelcoming reception.

The only things nice about this hotel is the ever smiling and full of tips, Mohamad, at the convinient store and the pool. The Indian Restaurant, The Grand Gem, is bit of a joke, no wonder, they are always empty. We ordered room service and they said, they do not give plates. The food was bad and not worth a fourth of what they are charging.

Avoid this hotel, there are lots of wonderful options around. Don't stay. Worst 3 days of our hotel life.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Grand BlueWave Hotel Johor Bahru
Address: Grand Bluewave Hotel 9R Jalan Bukit Meldrum, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Johor > Johor Bahru District > Johor Bahru
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #32 of 109 Hotels in Johor Bahru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grand BlueWave Hotel Johor Bahru 3.5*
Number of rooms: 222
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