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“Sweet memory” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Desaru Golden Beach Hotel

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Desaru Golden Beach Hotel
Ranked #51 of 107 Hotels in Johor Bahru
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Sweet memory”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2012

I missed this hotel, it is quite old and not renovated for sometimes. However, the sandy beach, clear water and quiet environment were what I was looking for. Other hotels nearby are newer but expansive, crowded and full of my country fellow.

We went there for room and breakfast only. Spent most of the time at the seaside, poolside and drove to Sungai Ringgit for dinner. Hornbills can be found at the spacious car park.

The hotel staff were friendly. Breakfast was international style and tasty. Have not try the BBQ dinner buffet so far.

Unfortunately the site is closed for re-construction when we visited again last year. Date for re-opening unknown. I hope it could maintain the same atmosphere if it open again.

Sweet memory ...

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
9 Thank Felicia L
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  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2010

This hotel is nightmare, all pictures on the web site do not correspond to reality, the coffee house is not as showed in the pictures, no one of the dish on the picture is available, and there is not a western cuisine

I have booked and prepaid a family room, detached from the main building, for three night (three bed plus one added, cost 195 SGD for night), we have reached the hotel at 6.00pm, the first comments come from the tables on the restaurant, with dirty towels and mouse droppings on.
The room was very small, with a bad smell (mildew) ad not well clean , I go back to the reception, asking a bigger room, the stairway to reach the new room, in the main building, was full of rat droppings and the corridors were sprinkled with plaster detached from the ceiling.
The room with four beds was smelly to(mildew) and dirty with mushrooms grown on the bathroom door frame.
We go back to the reception asking to have a refund and leave the hotel, after our request, the receptionist propose as a suite on the beach, at the same price, the new accommodation was good, but when I go to open the French window, the bottom part of it, fell down together with a glass, so I call the reception asking to repair, the answer was to change again the suite with another suite, and this close the room matter.
The day after we went for lunch buffet, and we found that the dishes to use for lunch, they were dirty, with mouse droppings, flies and gnats dead on.
I called the restaurant manager asked the reason for this'. I refused to touch food, do not recommend this hotel to anyone, stay away

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
25 Thank emelancia
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Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
44 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2010

Everything about the resort was below average. I don't completely regret staying there but I am certain that better choices are out there. Food choices are pretty limited. We ended up going to hotels next to it for dinner.

Service quality is very poor. My next door room had ordered room service, and it took nearly 48 hours for the staf to clear the food tray placed outside the door. That explains it all.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
7 Thank Bandu W
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2010

need moscito nets and repelant definately. Staff absolutaly brilliant and friendly. Beach quiet and only few yards from the challet. Food good value for money and the room service excellent. Golf course good. Not much entertainment, but development on the move starting this year, I would definately go back again just for the relaxation and peace and quiet.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank mdee47
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2010

Our room, so-called, Sea Villa Room is a dirty and shabby, it seemed that the room had been deserted for decades. The furniture is old, with rusty shower fittings. The air-conditioning unit was so noisy, until we have had to sleep without it. The breakfast has nothing to reflect Malaysia cuisines, except flies.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
6 Thank NGMW
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singapore
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2010

Upon checking in, the room given to us was with an air con that ran slower than my grandfather. The so called cool air blowing out was only effective for the person standing under the air con. Any further you will have to bring your own.
Of course we asked for a change! But you know what, another room given to us has a slightly better air con but the heater was not working!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank peterpann3388
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Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2010

You can see from my ratings that I wasn't impressed. Hotel quality although they rate themselves as 4 star in my opinion on a "world" scale, only ranks a 2 star. Breakfast consisted of asian porridge, flies on toast, flies on jam, flies on canned sausages, flies... and nobody was doing anything about this problem. Rooms were mosquitoes, mosquitoes, mosquitoes. Again it seemed acceptable by staff. Bedroom doors - don't lock them on the way out or you'd get locked out when you try to get in....

All in all, abysmal. We ended up eating down the road at the Lotus Desaru as paid-for guests. Very very very good in comparison. Service standards are there, food quality was minus the flies. Hotel was much newer, and oh I regretted booking Desaru Golden Beach. If you have the option, book the Lotus Desaru, you won't regret it.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank SingaporeAndrew
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Property: Desaru Golden Beach Hotel
Address: Jalantanjung | Kota Tinggi, Johor Bahru 81907, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Johor > Johor Bahru District > Johor Bahru
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Johor Bahru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Desaru Golden Beach Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 137
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