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JB Central Hotel
Ranked #91 of 105 Hotels in Johor Bahru
singapore
1 review
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“This hotel sucks!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2010

though this hotel is very accessible, a had a terrible experience with the services of this hotel. housekeeping service: they dont even change the beddings and the toilet is very dirty. even local calls, they will charge you and encountered this malay front desk staff as if i owe her anything. guys, avoid this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank sgtraveller05
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2010

Stayed with a girl friend at room 1813. This hotel is all about extremely convenient location, being right next to City Square mall and the Malaysian customs building. There is a 24-hour Indian coffee shop beside the hotel too, to pander to your late-night cravings. Delicious roti channai and tea!

Since we were on the 18th floor, the hotel offered stunning views of JB city, spanning even Singapore. And it was an extremely spacious room for RM138. We had lotsa space to dance and jump around after getting drunk!

However, it was a smoking room, so non-smokers might not have enjoyed the musty smell. And be warned, while the toilet is of 3-star standards, the floor gets extremely slippery, so much so that my friend fell!

  • Liked — Convenient location
  • Disliked — Toilet
  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank ukelia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2009

Formerly Merlin Hotel.
It's 120 RM.. so don't expect 5 stars standard. It's 3 star standard for its location and service but 2 star for everything else... The room is spacious and if you ask for a good view, you'll get it most of the time.. Ask for level 18 and above (even-numbered rooms have better view of johor) Bathroom is a little old and dirty.. but works well... If they renovate the hotel, it would definitely be a 5 star.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank bluefeli
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Property: JB Central Hotel
Address: Merlin Tower Jalan Meldrum, Johor Bahru 80000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Johor > Johor Bahru District > Johor Bahru
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #91 of 105 Hotels in Johor Bahru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — JB Central Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 200
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