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“Cheap and OK” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel J.B.
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   80A Jalan Wong Ah Fook, Johor Bahru 80000, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #51 of 78 Hotels in Johor Bahru
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“Cheap and OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

It is the sort of place that never had a good day but at the $20 USD end of the market it will do for a nights stop over. Have stayed in few over the years and although JB looks tatty, they do change the sheets!!! There are much better options if you want to spend double.
An OK option if you are coming from Singapore and wanting head into Malaysia on a morning coach. JB hotel is accross road from a huge shopping centre and buses to Larkin. plus the nightly food market is within 10 paces - not that anything is too far in JB.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

How can you miss this clean and decent budget hotel which is so close to Malaysia customs, night market food, City Square and Singapore?

Security is somehow surprisingly strict at the basement. You can sleep well at night knowing that no one will knock on your door uninvited.

Even without air-con, fan is sufficiently cooling in the humid weather. Place is very neat though it is not well decorated... but come on, the value you get is more than what you pay.

Food and shopping is accessible especially you are going for the midnight show in City Square cinema. Not forgetting, McDonlad is 24 hrs within 50m.

Comparing to other nearby hotels, this is a gem among the rocks. Believe me... I tried many around the vicinity.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2010

stay here for several times since 2008, when im in JB , i travel with my kids and we all have a great time, especially after eating Breakfast and dinner below in the back of the hotel , where the Johor Bahru food street is located .

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2006

Hotel was nice enough, JB is not worth stopping in, head straight up to Melaka or KL they are only a few hours away.

JB Hotel was clean, poeple were friendly enough. Shared toilets were OK and the showers were OK too.

There isnt a great deal to see or do in the surrounding area and JB has got some sleazy parts to it.

Oh dont get a 7th floor room as the lift only goes up 6 floors.

  • Liked — The geckos
  • Disliked — Location
  • Tips/Secrets — Keep on trucking up to Larkin bus station and go to KL or Melaka
  • Stayed May 2006, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 80A Jalan Wong Ah Fook, Johor Bahru 80000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Johor > Johor Bahru District > Johor Bahru
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #51 of 78 Hotels in Johor Bahru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel J.B. 2*
Number of rooms: 189
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